Madonna brings star power, children to new video

Madonna has brought out some of the biggest fellow names in pop - and two of her children - in a new video she debuted Wednesday on the fledgling streaming service Tidal.

Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West all make cameo appearances in the video for 'Bitch, I'm Madonna,' off her latest album 'Rebel Heart.'

Madonna released the video initially on Tidal, where it will appear exclusively for one day before wider distribution.

But a number of users reported technical problems, saying that the video froze up when they first tried to watch.

'We apologize to all the fans excited to watch the #BitchImMadonna video, we're working on a fix,' said a Tidal message on Twitter before later reporting smoother streaming.

Tidal - led by rap mogul Jay-Z with participation of Madonna and other stars - has promoted exclusives in a bid to win subscribers.

But despite a splashy launch on March 30, Tidal trails more established players in the growing field of streaming, led by Spotify.

The video - which also features hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, who collaborated on the song originally - depicts a party atmosphere and was shot at the Standard High Line, a hotel in New York's Meatpacking District known for its nightclub with a jacuzzi overlooking the city.

'Bitch, I'm Madonna' also includes rare appearances by two of the Material Girl's four children, 14-year-old Rocco and nine-year-old David.

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News


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Cyndi signs as Madonna for fans

Cyndi Lauper has revealed she has signed autographs as Madonna, when fans have mistaken her for her pop rival.

The Girls Just Want To Have Fun singer appears on tonight's Graham Norton Show, where fellow guest Mark Wahlberg discussed how he has come to see the funny side of being so often confused with fellow actor Matt Damon.

Lauper, who has a very distinctive, high-pitched New York accent, said: 'It happens to me once in a while. I just sign Madonna. I don't care and as long as I don't talk I get away with it.'

The Time After Time singer and Madonna were pitted against each other as pop rivals during the 1980s.

Lauper and Wahlberg are joined on Norton's red sofa by Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane and presenter Dara O Briain.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC1 at 10.35pm.

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Rita Ora teases star-studded Madonna video

Rita Ora has spoken about Madonna's highly anticipated new video.

The singer is due to premiere her 'Bitch, I’m Madonna' clip soon and it will feature the likes of Beyoncé and Katy Perry.

Another star set to make an appearance is Rita Ora, who previously modelled Madonna's Material Girl line.

Speaking to On Demand Entertainment, the 'Hot Right Now' star said that she was under strict orders not to divulge details of the video.

Ora said: 'She’s the queen! Well for me there’s two, there’s Beyoncé and then there’s Madonna. I did her Material Girl campaign a few years ago. So when I first met her I couldn’t feel my feet, but she’s one of the nicest, coolest, most work-driven people I’ve ever met.'

'To be a part of this kind of video it’s awesome. [I won't reveal any details because] I do not want Queen Madge coming up to me and telling me off!'

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Avicii Reveals Butting Heads With Madonna, But Denies Dissing Her

In a new interview with the U.K. S Daily Star, the 25-year-old deejay and music producer Avicii recalls butting heads with the 56-year-old 'Living for Love' singer when they worked on the track together months and months ago.

'At the beginning we were all on the same page and then...I wasn't....happy with the final product,' he said.

Avicii's version of the song leaked early. He says he still prefers his version over the final cut Madonna eventually released. 'I thought it was better. It was more me,' he said.

Despite butting heads, Avicii isn't on a mission to diss the Queen of Pop. After the Daily Star published their article with the original headline 'Madonna ruined my track: Avicii slams the Queen of Pop,' the deejay quickly took to social media to blast the tabloid

And it worked! The site softened their headline to 'LISTEN: ‘My demos were better' Hear Avicii on Madonna's latest album.' Avicii thanked the Daily Star for correcting their story. 'Thank you @daily_star for correcting the headline - and rest of article - after hearing the actual audio recording of the interview!' he wrote on Instagram.

Good to know there's no bad blood here.

Meanwhile, Avicii did reveal to the Daily Star who he would like to work with next. 'I'd love to work with Adele and Rihanna,' he said. 'I'm super excited for Rihanna's record, I haven't heard any of it yet either. She is one of the most talented artists of our time.'

From E! Online


Disclosure on Madonna collaboration plans: 'We didn't get our hopes up'

Disclosure have addressed the reason why their potential collaboration with Madonna failed to surface.

Rumours began last year that the British dance duo were working with the pop star after Madonna posted a picture of herself with the pair backstage at the Governors Ball festival in New York during June 2014. While Disclosure denied that they were producing Madonna's next album ('Rebel Heart', which was released in March), they didn't at the time rule out a potential collaboration with the singer in the future.

Now, speaking to NME in this week's issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, the electronic duo explained that they 'did discuss maybe working together' but '[we] never really got our hopes up'.

'We never really had any indication that we were going to be working together,' Howard Lawrence said. 'We met her and hung out and she's a lovely person and she's a fan - and I mean, who's not a fan of Madonna? We did discuss maybe working together one day but we never tried to put dates in or anything like that. But I wouldn't say we were disappointed because we never really got our hopes up.'

From www.nme.com/news/disclosure

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As always, entry is completely FREE, and you can expect over 8 hours of your favourite Madonna videos, live performances, rarities and of course tracks from the Rebel Heart album. Madonna’s team will ensure there are plenty of Madonna promo goodies to give away as usual, and you’ll be able to party with hundreds of Madonna’s friends from all over the world.

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Madonna Was Nearly Arrested 25 Years Ago Today

Anyone who's watched Madonna's revealing 1991 documentary Truth or Dare remembers the unforgettable scene where Madonna, despite warnings of arrest from local police, simulates masturbation while singing 'Like a Virgin' on her Blond Ambition Tour.

Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of that unusual Canadian controversy.

On May 29, 1990, Madonna was preparing to take the stage for the third night at Toronto's SkyDome on her Blond Ambition Tour. Right around that time, her crew received a visit from officers who threatened to arrest the Queen of Pop for her salacious onstage simulation. Christopher Ciccone, who was assisting his sister on tour at the time, relayed the message to Madonna, explaining 'a representative from the D.A.'s office' was worried about her 'immoral live performance.'

Her response? 'I’m not changing my fucking show.'

To read the rest of the article visit: www.billboard.com/articles


Madonna at #28 on FORBES list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Madonna claims the No. 28 spot on the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, which appeared in the June 15th, 2015 issue of FORBES magazine. She’s the wealthiest musician on the list.

Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Estimated Net Worth: $520 million
Source: Music, Clothing, Real Estate

Summary: One of the top pop divas of all time. Her tours have grossed an estimated $1.2 billion over the years, including $305 million from her 2012 MDNA tour. That helped her earn an estimated $125 million during the ensuing 12-month period during which FORBES calculated celebrity earnings, more than any other musician. Look for another bump when she goes on the road with her latest album, Rebel Heart, in August.

From FORBES.com


Rebel Heart Tour: San Diego Show Announced

Madonna has announced a new date on her Rebel Heart Tour! She will visit San Diego on October 29 at Valley View Casino Center, and Icon is hosting a pre-sale open to registered Icon members.

ICON PRE-SALE FOR OCT. 29 SAN DIEGO
START: WED. MAY 27 @ 10am PT
END: THU. MAY 28 @ 5pm PT

The Icon pre-sale for San Diego is open to all registered Week #8 Icon Live Pass holders.

Lifetime Legacy member priority access will begin at 10am PT. On the morning of the pre-sale, login to madonna.com and go to the Tour page. You will see your unique passcode displayed at the top of the page.

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'Vogue' Producer Shep Pettibone's First Interview in 20 Years

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s 'Vogue' reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, we reached out to the song’s co-producer and co-writer, dance legend Shep Pettibone, for - amazingly - his first interview in 20 years.

We talked to Pettibone, of course, about the genesis and making of 'Vogue,' but also his later work with the diva on The Immaculate Collection and Erotica, the sampling lawsuit against him and Madonna over 'Vogue,' and why he stepped away from the music business nearly 20 years ago.

To read the full interview visit www.billboard.com/vogue-producer-shep-pettibone-interview


First Five Dates of Rebel Heart Tour Rescheduled

The opening night of Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour, one of 2015's most highly anticipated shows, has been moved to Wednesday, September 9th in Montreal's Bell Centre. Dates originally scheduled for Miami, Atlanta and San Juan, PR have been moved to January 2016. As confirmed by Live Nation, Madonna's global tour promoter, tickets for previously announced Rebel Heart dates in each of these cities will be honored for newly scheduled dates.

'As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect. Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can't wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there.' commented Madonna.

Tickets for all previously scheduled performances will be honored at the new dates. Refunds if required will be available at point of purchase.

Miami - American Airlines Arena
Previously scheduled for Saturday August 29th will move to Saturday, January 23rd
Previously scheduled for Sunday, August 30th will move to Sunday, January 24th

Atlanta - Philips Arena
Previously scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd will move to Wednesday, January 20th

San Juan - PR - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Previously scheduled for Saturday, September 5th will move to Wednesday, January 27th
Previously scheduled for Sunday, September 6th will be moved to Thursday, January 28th

From Madonna.com


Madonna's Instagram: 'Goin on a safari!'

Madonna posted a series of pictures on her Instagram page showing off her pink tips and shouting out a message to the haters:

'Goin on a safari! ‪#‎bitchimmadonna‬'

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'Right up to the roof top! ‪#‎bitchimmadonna‬ 💘‪#‎rebelheart'

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'Shut up jealous bitches! I hope you are as fun loving and adventurous as me when you're my age!!!! Hahahhahaha let's see 👻👍🔛🐔🐔🐔🏂 ‪#‎bitchimmadonna‬ ❤ ‪#‎rebelheart‬'

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Madonna moves into her Bridgehampton mansion

Madonna has finally moved into her new-construction Bridgehampton mansion on Mitchells Lane, which is beside the horse farm she bought from Kelly Klein.

The pop songstress will be ensconced there for the summer. The estate comes with a pool and spa.

'Madonna has already been out here on weekends, riding her horses on her 58 acres,' a spy says. But don’t expect to see her hanging out at Candy Kitchen or any of the fancier joints in town. 'She never goes out. She’s so happy in her house that she never leaves,' the spy said.

From New York Post


Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness Expands Into Licensing

Madonna is expanding her Hard Candy Fitness empire with a new merchandising deal.

The Material Girl hitmaker has eight boutique gym locations around the world and she is now partnering up with her manager Guy Oseary and bosses at New Evolution Ventures and Epic Rights to expand the brand into retail products, according to Billboard.com.

Head of Epic Rights' Celebrity & Lifestyle division Dan Levin says, 'We wanted to bring the brand to the public so if they never have a chance to join a Hard Candy Fitness club, you can still experience the Hard Candy Fitness workout wherever you are, and have the best-in-class tools. As Madonna is to music, pop culture and fashion, we believe Hard Candy Fitness will be the preeminent symbol for a fit, healthy and luxury-infused lifestyle.'

Epic Rights will reveal more details to potential partners at the 2015 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas June 9 to 11.

The singer is also looking to expand her fitness centres into Asia and the U.S. in 2016.

From contactmusic.com


25 Years Ago Today, Madonna Was in 'Vogue' atop Hot 100

One of Madonna's biggest hits - the 1990 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dance anthem 'Vogue' - had surprisingly humble beginnings. 'The whole thing was done on a shoestring budget,' says Shep Pettibone, the track's co-writer and producer.

Allotted just $5,000 by Warner Bros. Records to create what was initially slated as a B-side, he finished the song in three weeks, recording the then-31-year-old pop star's vocals in a 'basement on West 56th Street' in New York, where, he says, a closet had been converted into a vocal booth.

Released as an A-side, 'Vogue' topped the Hot 100 on May 19, 1990. Madonna and Pettibone also collaborated on the singer's 1992 No. 1 ballad, 'This Used to Be My Playground,' but Pettibone left the music business in the late '90s and now owns The Empress Hotel and Paradise Nightclub in Asbury Park, N.J.

From Billboard.com


Rita Ora and Madonna film music video together

Rita Ora and Madonna have filmed a secret music video together. The 24-year-old singer flew into New York Friday night to meet up with the 56-year-old superstar for the shoot, after the two had a 'real connection' when they met at various showbiz events.

A source told The Sun newspaper: 'It's an incredible coup for Rita to do a vid with Madonna and shows how big she is becoming in the States. They met at showbiz events but had a real connection so Madonna asked her to do it. Rita changed her schedule to be able to do it in an instant.'

The two stars bonded when Rita defended Madonna over the abuse she was receiving for grabbing Drake and kissing him onstage at Coachella Music Festival.

At the time, the 'How We Do' singer posted a picture of Madonna practically naked in a '90s photoshoot on Instagram, and wrote: 'Thank you for fighting all these ageist battles and paving a way, that maybe just one day, all of us 'Younger' artists won't have too in the future! @madonna #ifuckinlovethisbitch #thatshwhatlegendsdo (sic)'.

The 'Vogue' star then took to her Instagram page to thank Rita for her support.

Madonna wrote: 'Thanks Rita! Good to know you appreciate the beating I'm taking so all you ladies don't have to endure this kind of discrimination! #unapolgeticbitches unite! #rebelheart (sic)'.

From contactmusic.com


Madonna Makes History With 45th Billboard No. 1

The Queen of Pop reigns with 'Ghosttown,' giving her the most No. 1s of any artist on a single Billboard chart. 'Thanks to all my fans on & off the dancefloor,' she tells Billboard.

The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty. Madonna makes momentous Billboard chart history, as she now has the most No. 1s ever, 45, by an act on a singular Billboard chart. She earns her 45th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where 'Ghosttown' lifts 3-1.

(The chart, dated May 30, will refresh on Billboard.com Thursday, May 21.)

With the coronation, Madonna passes another icon, George Strait, who's logged 44 No. 1s on Hot Country Songs.

'Thanks to all my fans on and off the dancefloor,' Madonna said in an exclusive statement to Billboard. 'I'll (always) be your partner.'

With her 45th leader on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs, Madonna pulls further ahead of runners-up Beyonce and Rihanna. In fact, Madonna has tallied more No. 1s as they have combined: 22 each. (The chart launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976.)

Madonna bests Strait (still, and always, the King of Country), who's sent 44 singles to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs between 1982 and 2009. He first reigned with 'Fool Hearted Memory' (Aug. 28, 1982) and most recently ruled with 'River of Love' (April 18, 2009).

From Billboard.com


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Marilyn Manson wants to 'fornicate' with Madonna.

Marilyn Manson wants to have sex with Madonna. The 46-year-old rock star has confessed he's a fan of the singer's new album 'Rebel Heart' and revealed he'd love to 'fornicate' with the 56-year-old musician.

He told i-D magazine: 'I'm kind of interested in this Madonna record.'

'She looks hotter than ever. I'd also like to let it be known that I still have a crush on Madonna and I would definitely fornicate with her.'

Madonna replied to Marilyn's complimentary remarks by sharing a photo of him and his quote on Instagram with the caption: 'Um.........thanks! @marilynmanson #rebelheart'

From contactmusic.com


Madonna’s Met Ball Dress Had a Special Meaning

In the 1991 documentary Truth or Dare, Madonna dedicated a concert to her longtime friend Keith Haring, who died of AIDS the year before. Tonight - on what would have been his 57th birthday - the queen of pop culture remembered the visionary artist again.

'Part of why she was wearing our graffiti dress was to honor Keith,' said Jeremy Scott, the Moschino creative director who collaborated with the superstar for the Met Gala. 'We custom-made her gown to say Rebel Heart - and it’s definitely fitting to wear it while celebrating him.'

Happy Birthday, Mr. Haring. You sure inspired a winner (and changed the world, too).

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From Yahoo! Style


Liz Smith: Madonna at the Met Ball

US legendary columnist Liz Smith has featured Madonna again in her most recent article:

I praise Madonna a lot. I know that annoys some of you. Sorry! But I’ve also laced that praise with criticism, or at least my idea of what she might do, or say (or not say) or wear. I admire the fact that she has never taken my advice. Or anyone’s. She has traveled to the beat of her own techno-music.

But sometimes she’s perfect. I do mean her appearance at the massive Met Fashion Gala the other night in NYC. There she was, with long straight hair (gone are the overworked waves), beautiful makeup, and a stylish, whimsical, subtly sexy black gown by the designer Moschino. (Well, it was more subtle than a lot of what The Big M wears. It was certainly more subtle than Beyonce's get-up.) Totally appropriate for the pop goddess she is, and always will be. (Haters, listen up - even if she never has another No. 1 hit, she’ll always be the Queen. Accept that.)

When I saw the photos I wanted to reach in, hand her a microphone and say, 'Sing out, Madonna Louise Ciccone - croon those ballads. Do your Dietrich!' Well, that’s my fantasy and problem. It will never be Madonna’s reality. But I am satisfied she looked like this for the Met event. She also looked like she was having fun. (Still rare for this workaholic.)

People - even so-called 'fans' - often say she’s desperate to stay in touch with the youth culture. I think she simply enjoys composing and performing edgy material. She likes collaborating with young people. I believe she enjoys the music she makes. If she was 'desperate' for a certain kind of approbation, she’d work on an album of standards. Or a 'Duets' disc. Not. Going. To. Happen.

Privately, as a woman, she has changed. As an artist? Same as 1983. And if you can’t see it, you don’t know your Madonna.

To read the rest of the article visit: www.newyorksocialdiary.com/liz-smith


Madonna at the #MetBall

Madonna shared more pictures from the Met Ball last night, her date was Diplo and she was wearing Jeremy Scott for Moschino:

'Bitch we"re Madonna !!! ‪#‎metball‬'

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'Living For Moschino!!! ‪#‎rebelhearts'

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'2 live crew. 🔛🏻. ‪#‎rebelhearts‬'

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'Jeremy has my back.....,,,,, ‪#‎rebelhearts‬'

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Madonna and Katy Perry in matching Moschino gowns at Met Gala

Madonna and Katy Perry rocked matching Moschino gowns at the Met Gala 2015 on Monday night.

The 'Material Girl' hitmaker showed just as much cleavage as the 'I Kissed A Girl' singer in their graffiti-inspired outfits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2015 Costume Institute Benefit in New York City to celebrate the opening of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition.

Madonna's floor-length dress, which came with a black cape, was covered in white writing which spelt out the name of her latest album 'Rebel Heart' and was completed by a pair of black leather gloves and a gold Moschino belt which she wore across her shoulder.

The 'Roar' singer's dress was covered in more colourful graffiti style writing.

Katy also unveiled a new short, cropped hair-do on the red carpet.

When asked what the inspiration for the pixie cut was, she said: 'I asked for the Kris Jenner.'

After the event Madonna, 56, and Katy, 30, were joined by fellow pop mistress Lady GaGa.

Katy posted a selfie on Instagram of the three of them and almost broke the internet, with a caption that suggested they would be releasing a track together.

The caption read: 'dropping our single tomorrow #stolethispicfromM #MONSTERCATREBELHEARTS. (sic)'

However, it was just a joke and there is no single coming out.

Both Katy and Madonna have had feuds with the 'Born This Way' singer in the past, but the Instagram post suggested they have put their issues behind them.

Both the 'Rebel Heart' singer and 'Fireworks' hitmaker attended the exclusive event with dates. Designer Jeremy Scott joined Katy, while Madonna came with music producer Diplo.

From contactmusic.com


Madonna on Drake: ‘I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It’

When Madonna puckered up to Drake during their steamy Coachella set, all eyes were on Drake’s reaction.

But now, it looks like Madge is the one who is dishing out the disses when it comes to that kiss.

The singer was participating in an interactive online chat (filmed in her bathroom while she drank wine and ate pizza, mind you) when fans started asking her about the infamous smooch.

One fan has submitted the 'million dollar question' (as Madonna put it), asking the Living For Love singer whether Drake was a good kisser. Her response? 'I kissed a girl, and I liked it.'

But her bizarre comments didn’t end there.

Later on in the segment, the 56-year-old was asked what advice she would give to her younger self.

'Don’t kiss Drake, no matter how many times he begs you to,' she said, while refilling her wine glass.

From Yahoo! Music


Rebel Heart Tour Madator Costumes: The Cape is back!

Madonna will take two Spanish Matador costumes on her next world tour, designed and produced by Daniel Roqueta in Utebo (Zaragoza). The design process has been done by email, acted through various intermediaries and he did not know who it was for until he completed the assignment.

Madonna decided to use him after seeing a design he made a local Bullfighter Paulita, one of his regular customers. A black and white image with a suit that he had prepared for the Feria del Pilar's in October 2014.

From that snapshot, which received the go-ahead personally by the singer, several pieces were commissioned through the web: a cloak that had to be black, with red and black flowers and the M of its initial embroidered on it, shoulder straps and suspenders for the dancers. Many of his pieces also have the letters R. H. on the back.

From www.huffingtonpost.es/2015/04/13/madonna-espana

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