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Madonna celebrates sonโ€™s 17th birthday with throwback picture

Madonna has wished her second eldest child Rocco Ritchie a happy birthday as he turned 17.

The pop star marked the special occasion by posting a sweet throwback picture of her son on Instagram as a toddler.

She wrote: 'Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Boy! You are my Son-Shine! 17 years went by too fast!'

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A second picture shared with her 9.8 million followers on the social networking site showed Rocco - whose father is director Guy Ritchie - doing work for the singerโ€™s charitable organisation Raising Malawi.

She wrote: 'So Proud of you Rocco!!'

Rocco was born on August 11 2000, a few months before Madonna and Ritchie married. They divorced in 2008.

Last year, they were locked in a bitter custody dispute over Rocco, who remained in London with his father after visiting the UK on Madonnaโ€™s world tour.

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Madonna accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

Madonna and her twin daughters Stella and Estere have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a 'serious invasion of privacy,' a lawyer for the star said Thursday.

Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of the 4-year-old twins from Malawi.

Her lawyer, Jenny Afia, told a judge in London that the story, published while the adoption was underway, could have 'threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have had potentially life-changing implications for the girls, as well as for Madonna and her family.'

'Under Malawian law and equivalent provisions under English law, there are rules around identifying children who are in the process of being adopted, principally for their own security and welfare,' Afia said.

She said the article revealed the girls' names, race, age, the fact they lived in an orphanage in Malawi and the fact they were the subject of pending applications for adoption by Madonna.

She said the publisher had agreed to pay Madonna's legal costs and undisclosed damages. Afia said Madonna would donate the damages to a pediatric hospital in Malawi.

'She is pleased that at least some good can come out of the situation,' the lawyer said.

Madonna was not at London's High Court for Thursday's hearing. The singer has six children, including four adopted from Malawi.

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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan let stand his July 18 temporary restraining order blocking the sale of 22 items by Gotta Have It Collectibles. Lebovits will on Sept. 6 consider whether to issue a preliminary injunction.

Darlene Lutz, a former friend of Madonna, had consigned the items for auction. Madonna's lawyers said they were stolen after Lutz helped the Material Girl, whose given name is Madonna Ciccone, move out of a Miami home in the mid-1990s.

At a hearing, Lebovits said 'Ms. Ciccone has made a strong likelihood' of showing she would prevail, and said he 'sincerely doubts' she lost her rights by waiting two decades to sue.

'There is no prejudice to Ms. Lutz or to the auction house, because if anything the property will increase in value if the court finds for Ms. Lutz,' the judge added.

Lutz's lawyer Judd Grossman and Madonna's lawyer Brendan O'Rourke declined to comment.

The 22 items were among 128 up for an auction that was to have begun on Wednesday.

Madonna claimed in court papers she would face 'irreparable harm' from a sale of 'extremely private and personally sensitive belongings.'

But Grossman said she gave up her rights in a 2004 settlement with Lutz, with whom she had a falling out.

'Every day this TRO remains in place....is another day that the world believes my client is a thief,' Grossman said.

O'Rourke countered that the 58-year-old singer 'has lots of personal items, as you can imagine,' stored in many places, but this did not make them 'any less' hers.

'My client frankly wasn't thinking about these specific items until she saw them being auctioned,' he said. 'That's when the light bulb went on over her head.'

O'Rourke said it was only recently that Lutz unlawfully took possession, after Madonna learned where the items were, asked for their return, and was refused.

Lebovits held the hearing after Grossman complained that the TRO was issued at Madonna's behest before he could object.

The judge found no foul play, alluding to a song from Madonna's 1990 album 'I'm Breathless.'

'I wanted to know whether there was any hanky panky on the part of the plaintiffs,' Lebovits said.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News


Judge yanks Madonna's Tupac letter, hairbrush, panties from auction

An impending auction of pop star Madonnaโ€™s personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull 22 items from its rock-and-roll-themed auction scheduled for Wednesday.

The Material Girl had earlier sought an emergency court order saying she was 'shocked to learn' of the planned online auction of the Tupac letter and had no idea it was no longer in her possession.

'The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items,' Madonna said in court papers. 'I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public.'

Court papers said the Tupac letter was expected to fetch up to $400,000. Tupac, one of the best-selling rappers of all time, dated Madonna in the early 1990s and died of injuries suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.

Madonna, behind such hit songs as Like a Virgin and Vogue, has sold hundreds of millions of albums. Other Madonna items scheduled to be auctioned were private photographs taken at a bachelorette party at her Miami home, personal letters and cassette tapes of unreleased recordings.

Madonnaโ€™s court papers name Darlene Lutz, a former friend, art consultant and 'frequent overnight guest' in Madonnaโ€™s home when she was 'not in residence,' as behind the sale of the property.

A spokesman for Lutz and the auction house said the allegations will be 'vigorously challenged and refuted' in court.

'Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutzโ€™s legal property,' spokesman Pete Siegel told the New York Post. 'We are confident that the Madonna memorabilia will be back.'

From USA Today / AP


Buy Madonna's childhood home in Rochester Hills for $479,000

A home once lived in by a young Madonna that later was remodeled following arson was put on the market Thursday for nearly five times its previous sale price.

The two-story 2,700-square-foot colonial features five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a total of 14 rooms, according to the RE/MAX listing, which states it was built in 1969 and last remodeled in 2017.

It is listed for sale at $479,000.

The listing was not shy about touting the homeโ€™s claim to fame.

'Madonnaโ€™s childhood home!! Gorgeous, wonderful, 10+++ condition home has been fully remodeled with beautiful taste!!,' it states.

As Madonna Ciccone, the music icon spent some of her younger years as one of six siblings living in the house.

Associate broker Robert Kabbani said the current owners bought the home in 2012 for $91,000 and had to remodel the residence because of a 2008 fire that was attributed to arson.

After the blaze, the home was boarded up after extensive smoke and fire damage throughout the home. Authorities believed the fire started in the living room. Kabbani said he wasnโ€™t sure how long Madonna lived in the home, but her parents owned the house until 2001. He said one man bought it off eBay and then sold it to another person who owned it until about 2008.

Erika Juhl, 60, and her husband Daniel Juhl, 58, currently own the house. Erika Juhl said she had no idea Madonna once lived there when she first looked at it.

'1.22 acres in the heart of Rochester Hills was very appealing to me, and I love to garden, and so the damage on the house didnโ€™t deter us,' Juhl said. 'It was more the land we were interested in.'

During the closing process, her brother-in-law mentioned that Madonna grew up in the area, so Juhl did what anyone would do. She Googled to find out where.

'I went online and typed in โ€˜Madonnaโ€™s childhood home,โ€™ and lo and behold, thereโ€™s the picture of the house we just made the offer on,' Juhl said, laughing.

The Oakland County house is located on a cul-de-sac at 2036 Oklahoma, north of Walton Boulevard and east of Texas Avenue in the subdivision Hitchmanโ€™s Haven Estates.

According to the description, the home has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a 'dazzling kitchen' with custom oak cabinets, oak countertops and a porcelain farmhouse sink. An open family room leads to a screened in porch and covered patio.

For the rest of the story and more pictures visit: www.detroitnews.com

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Madonna answers Jeff Bezos request for ideas

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has tweeted asking for advice on his philanthropy. At the time of writing heโ€™s had more than 8,000 retweets and 30,000 replies. Madonna was one person who tweeted a reply:


10 Reasons Madonna Is An Eternal Inspiration to the LGBTQ Community

The task of defining Madonnaโ€™s impact is brutal. You could say she redefined the power of pop stardom. Or helped establish music videos as an art form. Or called her own shots in a career that amounts to living mythology. But that would still be selling Madonna short, since any rote discussion of her 'great business skills' leaves out the impact of Madonna as a person - the impish, unapologetic, philanthropic, often hilarious crusader who has been the LGBTQ communityโ€™s raddest pop heroine since she introduced her armpits to a hand dryer in Desperately Seeking Susan.

As far as being an ally goes, sheโ€™s the Elizabeth Taylor of pop; as far as iconography goes, sheโ€™s like if Marlene Dietrich were an X-Men. Thatโ€™s a whole lot of gay credibility. Pride Month is not the same without Madonna and her music, and thus we recount 10 of her great gay moments.

1. Those Decades of AIDS Activism
Back in the โ€˜80s, we were hard up for celebrities who spoke out against AIDS (and it didnโ€™t help that we had a president who was, shall we say, reticent on the subject). But in 1989 Madonna and her Detroit-era dance instructor Christopher Flynn, who was then diagnosed with AIDS, fired up New York with a major benefit dance marathon. By that time, Madonna had already lost her good friend Martin Burgoyne to the epidemic. In footage from the event, she thrashes about with sweet abandon. Thatโ€™s fun to watch, but itโ€™s even cooler to see Flynn, who later died from the illness, open up about Madonna as a confidante who understood him.

For the rest of the reasons visit: billboard.com/madonna-lgbtq-inspiration


We โ™ฅ๏ธ Manchester!

Madonna posted this message to Ariana Grande on her Instagram and Twitter pages:

'Congratulation to my brave and beautiful friend Ariana for organizing the benefit concert in Manchester! Last night. Gathering so many great artists and bringing everyone together in the spirit of โค๏ธ and Peace and not bowing down to F.E.A.R. Im so Proud of you! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•and I would like to make a donation along with my manager Guy Oseary and encourage others to do the same!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฏโ™ฅ๏ธWe โ™ฅ๏ธManchester http://www.welovemcrcharity.org/


Zac Efron has the wildest story about Madonna

Itโ€™s a pairing that weโ€™d NEVER have thought could happen, but Zac Efron has the wildest Madonna story, and we canโ€™t quite believe it.

Efron made a pitstop from the promo tour of his new movie Baywatch to chat to Jimmy Kimmel on his late night chat show, where he was quizzed about what happened when he was sat next to the pop music icon during a U.F.C. fight at Madison Square Garden last November.

From snaps of the night, it seemed that the pair were getting on famously, and Kimmel was keen to figure out what the former High School Musical star and the Queen of Pop had been up to....

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Firstly, Efron was quizzed at how the pair actually even ended up sitting together.

'In the coolest way possible, I showed up at this fight. It was totally last minute,' Efron said. 'The seats are all named when you get to the center of the ring, and I was ring side, so I was very close to this fight. I kept getting closer, and I knew I was in the front row. I saw several โ€˜famousโ€™ people, and then Madonna and Zac Efron. Then it just ended. I was like, โ€˜Iโ€™m next to Madonna for this entire fight?โ€™ It was awesome.'

The actor went on to say that he chatted to pop legend, and that they hung out. In fact, Madonna was allegedly pretty into the fight, with Efron saying that 'she was having the time of her life out there.'

Of course, this being Jimmy Kimmel, things didnโ€™t say above board for long, with the chatshow host quizzing Efron as to whether it was possible that Madonna was actually coming on to him.

'Is it possible that Madonna maybe switched the sign so that maybe you would be seated next together?' Kimmel asked. 'Madonna is an irresistible person. When she sets her sights on someone, thereโ€™s no escaping.'

Going visibly red, Efron was rather coy about his answers....

Indeed, Efron even joked that he and Madonna got a bit handsy with each other thanks to the excitement with the fight. In fact, Kimmel even shared some video footage of the singer tapping the actor.

When asked point blank whether something had happened between Madonna and himself, the actor gave an embarrassed laugh, before jokingly referring to the previous clip. 'I guess you could say she tapped that,' he said.

From Hello Giggles Via Yahoo! News

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Madonna over Manhattan

Earlier this week, Harper's Bazaar lit up the NYC skyline in honor of their 150th anniversary, projecting a retrospective of some of the magazine's most memorable images on the Empire State Building. Including pictures of Madonna. #BAZAAR150

'Cool projection on Empire State Building last night! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ N.Y.C. ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜ Harper's Bazaar'

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'Its my city baby!! ๐ŸŽThe Big Apple. ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝStart spreading the news!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜‚#Bazaar150 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰'

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Why Madonna is drinking in the Pepsi controversy

Madonna knows a little something about pulled Pepsi ads.

In 1989, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that was pulled because of controversy over the music video for 'Like a Prayer,' which featured burning crosses and showed Madonna kissing a black actor portraying a saint.

She reminded the world of this bit of pop culture history Wednesday when she posted on Instagram about the disastrous Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

'When you wake up and realize that S*** just really doesn't make sense,' Madonna wrote in her caption. 'Side Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic.'

In the Kendall Jenner ad, Jenner ditches a photo shoot to join a street protest, then offers a Pepsi to a stoic police officer. Pepsi withdrew it after immediate criticism that the spot was appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement to sell soda.

Madonna was paid $5 million for her Pepsi commercial, which aired on March 2, 1989, during NBC's 'The Cosby Show.' The problem came the next day, when the music video premiered for 'Like a Prayer.' The video included stigmata and other religious imagery.

Pepsi spokesman said at the time: 'When you've got an ad that confuses people or concerns people, it just makes sense that that ad goes away.'

These days Madonna is making her loyalties known: On Wednesday, she posted a picture of herself strolling with a can of Coke.

It was the kind of shade Madonna fans thirst for.

From CNN.com


Madonna Dresses Up as Beauty and the Beast to Celebrate Purim in London

Madonna sure knows how to express herself!

The legendary entertainer, who has been known for being a devoted Kabbalist, shared a set of photos this weekend showing her decked out for Purim in a yellow dress, reminiscent of Belle from Beauty and the Beastand a matching Beast mask to play both characters fitting, considering the film premieres this Friday.

Sometimes you just have to take off the mask and confess! Madonna, 58, captioned one snap of herself (sans mask) and a male friend in a pope costume, with the singer holding a rose between her teeth.

Elegant and Lady Like. Confident yet Loving. Thats what matters! she wrote to accompany another photo, in which shes wearing the iconic yellow dress and white gloves, a beautiful necklace and the beast mask.

Happy Purim! she added.

From Yahoo! News


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Happy Valentines Day from Madonna!


Madonna asked to record version of hit song โ€˜Enough is Enoughโ€™

Madonna has certainly had enough when it comes to Trump.

The '80s pop icon could channel her disdain for the President into lyrics for the popular song 'Enough is Enough,' which was previously recorded by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, TMZ reports.

The songwriter, Bruce Roberts, said he wants Madonna to rewrite and perform the lyrics, which she would change to express her negative opinions of Trump.

However, Roberts, who co-wrote the song with Paul Jabara, does not want it to be an attack - just a statement on how the POTUS could be leading the country in the wrong direction, according to the gossip site.

Madonna was labeled 'disgusting' by the President after she said during the Women's March on Washington that she had thoughts about blowing up the White House.

She has yet to respond to Trumpโ€™s comments. The 'Express Yourself' singer has also yet to respond to the song offer.

'Enough is Enough' was released in 1979 and features Streisand and Summer. A version of the track shot to No. 6 on the Billboard Dance Club charts on Friday.

From NY Daily News


Donald Trump vs. Madonna: Everything We Know

As an artist and public figure, Madonna has always been forthright about her political opinions. She came out as a massive Hillary Clinton supporter during the 2016 election and has refused to mince words about her disdain for Donald Trump. The pair's feud hit its peak following the pop star's stirring, controversial speech at Saturday's Women's March in Washington D.C. following the inauguration, but they have been butting heads for nearly three decades now.

Round One
In a 1989 cover story for Time Out, Madonna attends a boxing match at Trump Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, but as she enters the building with then-husband Sean Penn, she is met with a flurry of photographers. She blames the lack of privacy and security on Trump himself. 'Where am I supposed to go? What am I supposed to do? I can't believe Donald Trump,' she said at the time. She also played a sideline role in the Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks contest, with her face appearing prominently on a ringside 'Wanted' poster. Later in the story, she and Trump get into a bit of scuffle as he suggests she take better seats even though she doesn't want to leave behind her guest - the journalist accompanying her - all alone.

Round Two
The concept of Trump becoming president was presented to Madonna back in 1990 during a conversation for Interview Magazine when the thenโ€“real estate scion was first floating the idea of running. 'With Marla? But he can't be president if he's had sex. That's the rule,' she joked. The interviewer mentioned the now-POTUS' desire to be like JFK and having to 'prove that he's a womanizer.' When the interviewer suggests that Trump has an 'aura of power,' Madonna is dismissive. 'He's a wimp,' she responded, before alluding to the country's tendency to cycle between choosing family men and 'a guy with a dick,' as the singer put it, for the office. 'Couldn't we get someone more handsome?' she adds.

Fake Love
Trump, seeming to have forgotten that Madonna publicized her lack of attraction towards him, decided to link the two in the news once more a year later. At the time, Trump was dealing with tabloid gossip that claimed that he had broken up with Marla Maples. People's Sue Carswell called his office and spoke to a man named 'John Miller' who claimed he was Trump's publicist. 'Miller' told Carswell that 'important, beautiful women' like Madonna called his 'client' all the time, asking him out. Both an associate of Trump and Maples confirmed to Carswell that John Miller was in fact Trump himself.

March on Washington - and the Aftermath
At the Women's March, Madonna gave an empowering speech to the hundreds of thousands of attendees. One line, however, drew ire from conservative websites that focused on the violent nature of her words: 'Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair.' Madonna later clarified that she meant to examine the difference between feeling hope and despair in response to the election, noting that her words were intended as a metaphor and that she never aims to promote violence. Newt Gingrich told the press that she should be arrested, and a radio station in Texas has stopped playing her songs because of her 'un-American sentiments.' As he is wont to do, Trump also responded to his critic during an interview with Sean Hannity for Fox News. 'She's disgusting,' he said. 'I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause. I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.'

From RollingStone.com


Watch Madonna's Powerful Speech at Women's March on Washington

Madonna made a surprise appearance at the Women's March in Washington to deliver a powerful speech to the hundreds of thousands who gathered in the nation's capital.

'Can you hear me? Are you ready to shake up the world? Welcome to the revolution of love,' Madonna told the marchers. 'To the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny. Where not just women are in danger, but all marginalized people.'

'It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the fuck up,' Madonna continued. 'It seems as though we all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would prevail in the end. Well, good did not win this election. But good will win in the end. So what today means is that we are far from the end. Today marks the beginning; the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here."'

Madonna also had a message for 'the detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything.' 'Fuck you,' Madonna said. 'Fuck you! It is the beginning of much-needed change. Change that will require sacrifice, peopleโ€ฆ But this is the hallmark of revolution.'

Madonna's unexpected F-bombs caused CNN and MSNBC to panic and cut away from her mid-speech. Both networks missed the singer quip that, 'Yes I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, but I know that this won't change anything.'

Madonna then led the crowd through a chant of 'We choose love' before performing a few of her tracks for the marchers, including 'Express Yourself' and 'Human Nature.'

From Billboard.com


On Stage at the Women's March In D.C.


Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.

'He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,' she said Thursday night. 'We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I chose creation.'

The superstar, dressed in all black and wearing a shirt that read 'Feminist,' spoke at the Brooklyn Museum with artist Marilyn Minter about art in a time of protest, among other things, in a discussion moderated by author and poet Elizabeth Alexander, who performed a work at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.

A clip of author James Baldwin, an inspiration of Madonna's, played before the talk, as did her 2013 short film, 'Secret Revolution,' dedicated to people whose rights have been abused and denied.

On the eve of Trump becoming president, both Madonna and Minter vowed to lead protests against him, including attending Saturday's Women's March in Washington.

'This is the most frightened I've ever been,' Minter said. 'The most qualified candidate who ever ran was defeated by the most unqualified candidate who ever ran, and it's all because of misogyny.'

Madonna said that while she was 'horrified' Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, she now believes it was necessary.

'I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason, to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking for granted we've become of our freedom and the rights that we have as Americans,' Madonna said. 'I feel like people forgot what was written in the Constitution.'

She added: 'They always say it's darkest before the dawn and I feel this had to happen to bring people together, so let's get this party started.'

It wasn't all political talk. Madonna talked about her early days in New York, hanging with artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, and how her kids are not the least bit impressed with her iconic career.

'They want nothing to do with it,' she said. 'I always say with my kids, every day is a small crucifixion.'

Madonna also explained why she considers herself a feminist.

'I believe that women have the right to be treated with the same human rights as men,' she said. 'I feel like we are still very far behind.'

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Carrie Fisher and Madonna interviewed each other for Rolling Stone in the โ€™90s

Celebrities interviewing other celebrities? Itโ€™s a beautiful thing. InStyle did it recently with Reese Witherspoon and Dolly Parton, and as it turns out, Rolling Stone had Carrie Fisher interview Madonna way back in the early โ€™90s.

These types of interviews are incredible since a whole new level of comfort emerges between interview chatter - especially if the two stars are fans of each other. For this particular piece, Fisher was the one in charge of taking notes on Madonna.

The interview took place back in 1991, and Rolling Stone had published it in two parts, in two separate issues. (Remember, this is well before they had a web presence.) Due to the unfortunate passing of Carrie Fisher, the popular magazine decided to re-publish the interview online, and let the world - especially those who missed issues #606 and #607 - check it out again.

Here are some of the best parts of the interview:

1. This was Fisherโ€™s first interview ever.

While she obviously had a lot of experience with the press herself, she never had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of her own idols for a magazine feature. Prior to the interview, she noted that while she had met Madonna before, this was the first chance for the two of them to truly have a conversation.

2. Fisherโ€™s wardrobe, in comparison to Madonnaโ€™s, was pretty predictable.

Magazines today often include what a particular celebrity is wearing at the time of the interview. Fisher did just that - the interview took place at two separate locations, and Fisher noted Madonnaโ€™s eccentric ensemble during both.

'Madonna wore gold lamรฉ; I probably wore black. The last sessions took place in the offices of her manager, Freddy DeMann. Madonna wore a negligee; I probably wore black,' Fisher wrote. And, this is one of the many reasons why we love her. She always kept it casual.

3. Fisher was the second choice to do the interview.

Weโ€™re so glad that Carrie Fisher was picked instead of the originally rumored choice - Norman Mailer. Nothing against Mailer, but as Fisher noted, the piece would have been severely different.

'No doubt that Norman on Madonna would have been a historic piece,' Fisher noted. 'But this time around, history was not in the budget. Unfortunately or not, I was. So a lot of money was saved, and history was not made. Or made, at least, of cruder material. Discount history, at those low, low, no-mailer prices.' If only she knew.

4. Fisher and Madonna saw the same shrink.

And funny enough, mentioning that is exactly how Fisher decided to start her interview.

5. She could have lost her virginity to Warren Beatty, but chose not to.

If she did, the interview would have been a bit more interesting. Madonna, who had a 15-month relationship with the actor, asked her if they had slept together, and Fisher denied it. 'He offered to relieve me of the huge burden of my virginity,' Fisher responded. 'Four times. That was the big offer. I decided against it. I decided for reality over anecdote.'

6. Fisher always wanted to be a boss.

In fact, she blamed her height - which was at 5โ€™1โ€ณ and a half - as to why. She mentioned she wanted to direct, in order to feel a little more powerful amongst the men of the industry. (Madonna, for the record, stated that sheโ€™s 5โ€™4โ€ณ and a half.)

7. Fisher credits Madonna for being part of her recovery.

Fisher was in rehabilitation for drugs around the time Madonna started hitting it big. 'The drug addicts only wanted to watch Star Trek, MTV or The Twilight Zone,' Fisher said. 'You were part of my recovery, dancing and writhing on the floor.'

The rest of the interview - every bit of it worth perusing - reads much like a conversation between two friends, and Rolling Stone should be proud of themselves for posting it. The more we learn about the lives of both of these incredibly talented women, the better.

To read the full interview visit: www.rollingstone.com/carrie-fisher-interviews-madonna

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Swiss Family Robinson!

Madonna, her family and friends are enjoying a new year break in Switzerland and she has been sharing pictures from the holiday on her Instagram account:

'New ad for Heineken! ๐Ÿ˜‚Last bit of work i do in. 2016! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿบโ˜ƒ๏ธ'

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'Swiss Family Robinson!! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒˆโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿบ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’˜'

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'Ski Bunnies!๐Ÿ˜‚'

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Madonna's lawyer argues 64th St. co-op is 'the place she calls home'

Madonna may be a woman of the world - but her home is on West 64th St. Really.

That is what the singerโ€™s lawyer told a Manhattan judge Monday while hearing legal arguments about whether Madonna is violating her co-op boardโ€™s rule that apartment owners must be 'in residence' to let their adult children or maid live there for more than 30 days.

Madonna is suing the board of One West 64 St. charging that a stricter residency rule that it adopted in April 2014 imposed an unreasonable hardship on her and constitutes a breach of contract.

The building's lawyer, Patrick Sweeney, said the new rule was not a breach but a 'clarification' of an existing rule that is applied to every owner. He urged the court to dismiss her case.

Madonna's lawyer, Stuart Shaw, said his client has homes all over the world and travels extensively on tours, spending 'an inordinate amount of time in hotels.'

'Yet the place she calls home is 64th Street,' Shaw insisted.

He asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits to issue a declaration stating that Madonna is in residence there.

Lebovits said residency can be defined in many ways. He suggested that Madonna could be as protected as a tenant owner who is a traveling salesman, a college student or even an inmate with a short prison sentence.

'It's the same principle,' the judge said.

Sweeney said the board has never taken the position that Madonna has to be physically present for her oldest daughter, Lourdes, 20, to live there.

However, he asked the court to dismiss her lawsuit because she wants to make the 2014 rules 'unenforceable.'

The judge said he would issue a decision at a later date.

From NY Daily News


Madonna: What I Would Do As President

Madonna was unequivocally #WithHer during the recent presidential election, which might explain why she had politics on her mind when we caught up with her on the red carpet Friday (Dec. 9) at Billboard's Women in Music event, where she is being honored as Woman of the Year.

Asked how she felt about the Woman of the Year honor, the pop icon said, 'For me... [since] Hillary Clinton lost the election, it's really important to make a stand and speak my mind about the importance of women and women empowering themselves and believing in themselves and understanding their worth.'

Appearing at Friday's event presented another opportunity for the singer to address those issues, as well as consider how involved she wants to get in the political arena in the future. 'I think I've always been political,' she said. 'But I think in this particular time, especially I do want to fight for not only human rights, but for women's rights.'

One thing she's still on the fence about, though, is potentially running for president. Like Vice President Joe Biden, she gave the question a definitive 'maybe' when asked about higher aspirations on the red carpet, saying that decision would rest on 'how much abuse' she was willing to take from the press.

If she were to take the plunge, the first thing President Ciccone would do is pay school teachers 'a lot more money.' That makes perfect sense, considering that the mother of four noted there is a big difference between Pop Icon Madonna and Mom Madonna. The former is 'consumed with herself' and how she looks and whether she's ready for her show, while Momdonna is the opposite: firmly focused not on herself, but on her family.

From Billboard.com