Madonna Getting Ready in a Red Lip, Bold Liner and Hair Rollers Is as Glam as You’d Imagine

Come on, vogue! Madonna’s longtime hairstylist Andy Lecompte shared a photo of the star on Instagram on Wednesday, March 14, that confirmed what we already assumed to be true: the Material Girl is never not glam. Giving us her best vogue pose, Madge looked #flawless sporting a hair net and rollers as she got ready for the day. Needless to say, these were not your grandmothers curlers.

Rocking a bold red lip and radiant skin, the 'Like a Prayer' singer already looked ready for a night out in the pic Lecompte posted. Her striking eye makeup included super fluttery lashes, graphic liner and brushed-up brows. And while we never got a look at the finished look, Madonna makes the hair net and roller look so chic (and not all that more outrageous than some the avant-garde styles we are used to seeing her in), we wouldn’t have been surprised if she left the house just like that.

Also, if there was any doubt the 59-year-old songstress DOES. NOT. AGE. this photo puts it all to rest. Madge has long talked about being fastidious with her skincare regimen, and, as founder of MDNA SKIN, she worked with a team of Japanese experts to create masks, moisturizers and mists that utilize thermal mineral water, volcanic clay and olive oil from Italy for nourishing and anti-aging effects.

The mom of six has waxed poetic about the moisturizing and glow-inducing powers of the Rose Mist, which she admitted to liberally spritzing throughout the day. The tightly curated line of products also includes a high-tech Magnetic Flow tool that can be used like a magnet with the line’s Chrome Clay Mask to further remove impurities or with the Serum to improve penetration and effectiveness.

Basically, we’re onboard to try whatever she’s doing, and she may actually inspire us to dig out that roller set we haven’t thought to touch in years!

From People.com

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Madonna is making her comeback as a movie director

Madonna has announced that she’ll be making her directorial comeback at the helm of a new film about the life of Dutch National Ballet’s Michaela DePrince.

Taking Flight will tell the life story of the dancer who started life as a a war orphan in Sierra Leone before rising to worldwide acclaim as one of the most celebrated names in ballet. It will be an adaptation based on the memoir by Camilla Blackett.

'Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity,' said Madonna. 'We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside. I am honoured to bring her story to life.'

As well as acting in the likes of Evita, Dick Tracy, Swept Away, Shadows And Fog and Shanghai Surprise, Madonna’s directing credits include Filth And Wisdom, and 2011’s Wallis Simpson biopic W.E. Her work on the screen has been met with varying degrees of critical and commercial success.

As well as being among the rumours for headlining Glastonbury 2019, Madonna is also at work on her 14th album.

She has however, shot down rumours that a biopic of her own life was in the works at the hands of others.

'Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,' she wrote on Twitter. 'Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.'

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Kim Kardashian Recalls Spying on Madonna as a Kid

Kim Kardashian was once next door neighbors with Madonna.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a childhood memory with the singer at the MDNA x KKW Beauty event on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

During their conversation with Kandee Johnson, Kim revealed that while growing up in L.A. she lived next door to Madonna's manager.

'She, at a time period in her life, moved in with her manager who happened to be our next door neighbor growing up,' Kim said (via People). The KKW Beauty founder went on to share that she and sister Kourtney Kardashian would walk her next door neighbor's dog and when they went over to the house, they would see Madonna.

'We were shaking,' Kim recalled.

In addition to receiving some jewelry from Madonna, Kim and her BFF also got to watch Madonna film her music video 'Cherish' in 1989.

'My best friend Allison Azoff and I were at her parent's beach house and we went outside hearing music and saw you on the beach filming,' Kim shared with Madonna. 'We sat there all day and watched you and the team let us and we sat there on the little stairs and we were mesmerized and we just talk about it all the time.'

Kim, who would've been around nine at the time, called the experience the 'best memory ever.'

While at the event on Tuesday, Madonna shared a selfie with Kim on Instagram. 'Thank you @kimkardashian and all the folks @mdnaskin,' she captioned the post.

This comes just days after Kim and Madonna were spotted hanging out at the singer's 2018 Oscars after-party, where the duo posed for a photo with Cardi B.

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Madonna's 2018 Oscars Party Photobooth

Madonna shared a selection of pictures from her 2018 Oscars afterparty photobooth:


Inside Madonna’s Oscars 2018 Afterparty With Kim Kardashian, Cardi B and More

Her Madgesty knows how to party! Madonna hosted a star-studded 2018 Oscars afterparty on Sunday, March 4, that drew in some of the biggest names in film, TV and music.

Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet were among the many stars who showed up to celebrate with the Queen of Pop, 59. 'Madonna was an amazing host,' a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. 'She worked the room all night and chatted with all the guests.'

The guest list also included Chelsea Handler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Paris Jackson, Offset, Greta Gerwig, Amy Adams, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher.

'Madonna was dancing up a storm all night!' the source tells Us. 'She and Margot Robbie were on the floor at one point. She spent a lot of time with Kim and Cardi B. Madonna and Cardi B are talking about a collaboration on Madonna’s upcoming album.'

A second source adds, 'Cardi B performed ‘Bodak Yellow’ at the party. Madonna was in a great mood, bouncing around.'

Chalamet, 22, 'kept to himself' throughout much of the bash, according to the first source. The Call Me by Your Name actor, who was nominated for best actor at the Oscars, dated Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon in 2013 while they were students at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. It is unclear if Leon, 21, attended her mom’s party.

The 'Vogue' singer’s longtime manager Guy Oseary shared an epic picture on Instagram of Madonna, Kardashian, 37, and Cardi B, 25, posing in what appears to be a photo booth at the fête.

From UsMagazine.com


'Remember when....I was allowed to be a visionary?'

On Friday, Guy Oseary shared a post to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Madonna’s seminal album, ‘Ray Of Light’, noting:

'Love this woman. Love this album. One day she will hopefully do a tour for this album. It deserves to be performed from start to finish... respect to [music producer, William Orbit] for his brilliant work on this album... also two groundbreaking videos [‘Frozen’] by Chris Cunningham and [title track, ‘Ray Of Light’] by my dear friend [Jonas Akerlund]. Those were really fun times.'

Two days later, Madonna shared some comments on the post, which revealed things weren’t going so well behind the scenes of her latest musical offering.

Apparently comparing her current work with the making of ‘Ray Of Light’, she fumed: 'Remember when I made records with other artists from beginning to end and I was allowed to be a visionary and not have to go to song writing camps where no one can sit still for more than 15 minutes....'

She also joked to her manager: 'Can you help me now please!!'

Throughout her career, Madonna has notably worked with only one or two producers on each of her albums, such as Stuart Price on ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’, William Orbit on ‘Ray Of Light’ and, more recently, ‘MDNA’ or Patrick Leonard on ‘Like A Prayer’.

Her most recent collection, ‘Rebel Heart’, featured a much more eclectic mix of collaborators, though the majority of tracks saw either Diplo or Avicii listed as co-producers, among several others.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for new schools excites Madonna

United States pop star Madonna has expressed her excitement following the groundbreaking ceremony for four new schools she plans to build in the country.

Writing on her official Facebook account, Madonna said she is excited for the new four schools that will be built in Kasungu.

'So exciting! Ground breaking ceremony in Kasungu district in Malawi. Building four more schools,' Madonna said.

Madonna fell in love with the country as she has been helping in various sectors like health and education.

The US Pop Star is doing the job through Raising Malawi. Founded in 2006 by Madonna, Raising Malawi’s mission is to bring an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s orphans and vulnerable children.

Raising Malawi supports community-based organizations that provide these children and their caregivers with critical resources including food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, and psychosocial support.

Raising Malawi has recently expanded upon its long-standing support to the paediatric surgery program at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital by building the country’s first paediatric surgery and intensive care unit, The Mercy James Centre for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.

Madonna has four children adopted from Malawi namely David Banda, Mercy James and the twins Estere and Stella.

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What Gianni Versace's Death Tells Us About Madonna's 'Ray Of Light' Renaissance

'Traveling, traveling / In the arms of unconsciousness,' Madonna cooed on the Björk-assisted single 'Bedtime Story,' released in 1995. Overexposed and castigated after the ruckus surrounding 'Erotica' and the carnal coffee-table book Sex, she’d forged a reverie about disconnecting from reality. 'Today is the last day that I’m using words / They’ve gone out, lost their meaning.'

But by 1998, Madonna had awoken again. On 'Sky Fits Heaven,' the seventh track from the enlightened electro-rock masterpiece 'Ray of Light,' she repeated a familiar phrase - except here it ended on an upbeat: 'Traveling, traveling / Watching the signs as I go.' This time, pop music’s doyenne of reinvention was anything but unconscious.

Her footpath from the 'Bedtime Story' era to 'Ray of Light,' which turns 20 on Feb. 22, places Madonna at the nexus of celebrity culture circa 1997 (when she spent five months writing and recording the album) and early 1998 (when she released and promoted the album, which went on to win three Grammys and six MTV Video Music Awards). Nearing 40 and competing with a fresh generation of A&R-packaged teenyboppers, Madonna had risked aging out of mainstream stardom, one of the many sectors of society that isn’t kind to mature women. Instead, the ambient fizzes and mystical flurries on 'Ray of Light' formed a cutting-edge benediction that rehabilitated Madonna’s image - a coup few legacy acts could hope for today. She was a new mother, animated by Kabbalah and Ashtanga yoga, but uninterested in maternity leave.

Madonna’s late ’90s eminence can be further distilled through one morsel about the creation of 'Ray of Light,' her seventh studio disc: On July 15, 1997, the day she recorded the gritty meditation 'Swim,' Donatella Versace called Madonna to report that her brother Gianni had been shot outside his Miami mansion.

William Orbit, the English producer who helped shape 'Ray of Light,' has related this anecdote at least twice. The first time was in 1998, during an interview with Music Week.

'The day she [recorded ‘Swim’] she got a call on the way to the studio that her next-door neighbor Versace had been murdered,' he said. 'Lyrically it was written before that, but it is topical.'

To read the rest of the article visit: huffingtonpost.co.uk/madonna-ray-of-light


Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, 'the future president of Malawi' in a tweet praising the 12-year-old adopted from that country.

The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi.

Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with authorities from the south-east African nation.

In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of 'bullying state officials' , exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment.

Madonna's manager accused Malawi's government of having a "grudge" against the singer's charity, Raising Malawi, which she founded in 2006, the same year she adopted David.

David Banda is the oldest of four adopted children.

His adoption raised a strong public reaction as Malawian law required would-be parents to live in the country for one year before adopting. This requirement was waived for the pop star, who told Oprah Winfrey at the time that there were no written adoption laws that regulated foreign adoption.

In 2009, the country's high court rejected Madonna's application to adopt a girl, on the same grounds she had not lived in the African nation for the now required 18 months.

From BBC News


Madonna raises eyebrows with selfie on the toilet

Madonna fans may have gotten more than they bargained for if they clicked on her Instagram story recently as the superstar shared a snap of herself sitting on the toilet.

Never one for being reserved, the Like A Prayer singer, 59, has been known to grab attention in a variety of ways over the years.

In the photo, the legendary singer can be seen looking fed up as she gazes at the camera through her blonde hair. Wearing a black tank top and knee length black socks, she captioned the photo, ‘God bless you’.

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Serayah McNeill Is the New Face of Madonna's Material Girl Spring 2018 Campaign

When Serayah McNeill isn’t singing and acting on the hit show Empire, she makes time for a little modeling. The 22-year-old actress just became the face of the spring Material Girl ad campaign and she’s showing us that being a material girl is so much more than fancy clothes. “I’m excited to be the face of Material Girl because of everything she stands for,” said Serayah in a press release announcing the partnership. 'A Material Girl is edgy, fierce and owns who she is, and she’s guaranteed to look cool in anything and everything she puts on.'

The brand, which was launched by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, in 2010, is using its spring collection to embrace female empowerment through bold colors, floral designs, and edgy silhouettes. Following in the footsteps of Rita Ora, Sofia Richie, and Zendaya, all of whom have starred in campaigns for the brand in the past, McNeill brings the designs to life as she adds her own energy and individuality to each piece. From lace-up track pants to a canary yellow skirt, McNeill isn’t afraid to experiment with her look as she gets ready for a night out at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

To read the interview with Serayah visit: people.com/style

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Stylist for hire!

Madonna took part in a photo shoot that was part of an auction that raised millions to build a children Hospital for Raising Malawi. The shoot was with Mert and Marcus and Madonna got to be the Stylist!


The Madonna of Bolton: Publishing Date Moved Forward

Back in October 2017 we asked our readers in this post madonnalicious/2017/10/the-madonna-of-bolton to help support a crowd-funding campaign by Matt Cain, editor-in-chief at Attitude and Winq magazines, to help fund his new book after being told by publishers that Madonna 'is over' and not worth investing in.

Once the Madonna community got behind it, the book became one of the fastest-funded books on the Unbound platform and has now had the publishing date brought forward to 12 July this year.

The Bookseller has published this article on the latest update thebookseller.com/buzz-brings-cains-book-forward:

The publication date of journalist Matt Cain’s The Madonna of Bolton has been brought forward by Unbound due to the support it has received by crowdfunders.

Cain's third novel was picked up by Unbound after being rejected more than 30 times by traditional publishers. Authors including David Walliams, David Nicholls and S J Watson are among those to pledge money to crowdfund the title, leading it to become one of the fastest-funded books on the Unbound platform.

The book - which tells the story of Charlie Matthews, growing up in Bolton, whose obsession with Madonna sees him through some tough times - was originally due to be published in spring 2019 but will now be released on 12th July this year, in time for Madonna's 60th birthday on 16th August.

Cain told The Bookseller that he is 'absolutely thrilled' that the publication date for his novel has been brought forward.

'It’s no secret that I struggled for years to get this book published so to have such an incredible response to the crowdfunding campaign in October was amazing, but now to see the publishing industry getting behind it with such enthusiasm is a dream come true', he said.

Cain added that it is also 'very gratifying, not to mention exciting', to have so much interest from retailers who recognise the book's 'commercial potential'.

According to Cain, following the deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince and George Michael, Madonna is the only leading 80s pop star who is still alive, so this year will see a big celebration of her work and career.

Cain said: 'I’m particularly pleased that it will be published in time for Madonna’s 60th birthday and all the media interest I know this will generate. All in all, it adds up to the perfect launch pad for a book I care about so passionately.'

Unbound said the original publication date was spring 2019, but that it is hoping to capitalise on all the buzz the book has been having, and early interest from the trade, by bringing the date forward.

Katy Guest, the book's editor, said: 'I’m so excited about Matt’s novel, which is warm and funny and full of surprises. So I’m thrilled to see that readers all over the world are getting excited about it too. They’ve got a treat to come.'


Madonna Poses for a Topless Selfie While Flaunting Her Louis Vuitton Mona Lisa Handbag

Still a material girl! Madonna posed for a topless Instagram selfie leaving little to the imagination on Thursday, January 25, and expressed her appreciation for handbags.

The singer self-censored her breasts with black scribble to cover her private areas in the photo and held a Louis Vuitton handbag in front of her to cover her top half. 'Still drooling over a handbag…………….. 👜😂🌈💕 @louisvuitton #nofriends #lisbonisfar#werktodo #fashion 💕💕💕💕🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸💕💕💕💕💕🌸🌸#monalisa,' she wrote about the Louis Vuitton Montaigne Bag Mona Lisa bag, which is part of the LV x Jeff Koons collaboration and is valued at $4,000.

The 'Rebel Heart' songstress also wore two colorful necklaces around her neck in the sexy snap and her platinum blonde hair was pulled back. She showed off her flawless skin and pouty lips and what looked like a silver grill.

From Us Weekly


Madonna pens sweet message to daughter on her birthday

Madonna posted a sweet message to her daughter Mercy James on her birthday, saying her smile 'lights up the Galaxy'.

The Queen of Pop, 59, shared two images and a brief video on Instagram to celebrate Mercy turning 12.

The first picture showed Madonna with her arm around Mercy, who she adopted from Malawi in 2009.

'Happy Birthday to this Rare and Beautiful Child!! Chifundo (Mercy) James!' she said.

The singer captioned a second shot, of Mercy smiling: 'Your Smile lights up the Galaxy.'

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54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the 54 most anticipated albums due in 2018:

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Now living outside Lisbon, Portugal, the shape-shifting superstar hinted that she'd be returning to the pop world when she dropped by Live with Kelly and Ryan in December. '2017 was soccer mom in Portugal - 2018, I'm coming back, baby,' she told fellow guest Anderson Cooper, who asked about her tour plans. 'I'm traveling the world right now and listening to lots of different music,' she told Entertainment Weekly in September. 'I'm getting inspired by people and I'm just soaking things up right now. ... It's time for me to take a different approach and really get back down to the beauty and simplicity of music and lyrics and intimacy.'


All the Details on Madonna's Personalized 'MAMBO' Necklace

Madonna‘s children are with her wherever she goes, thanks to Lana Jewelry.

The pop superstar, 59, has shared multiple snaps of herself rocking a nameplate necklace that reads 'MAMBO': the nickname her kids Estere and Stella, 5, Mercy James, 11, and David Banda, 12, call her. (She is also mom to son Rocco John, 17, and Lourdes, 21.)

The brand’s founder and designer Lana Bramlette spoke with PEOPLE about her new Get Personal collection that the Material Girl’s necklace is from, as well as the inspiration behind Madonna’s particular piece that she made as part of the collection’s launch.

'My publicist coordinated with [Madonna’s] stylist, Eyob Yohannes, to design the piece,' says Bramlette, whose personalized nameplate necklace is also worn by Jennifer Lopez. 'I think she is excited to wear something meaningful, and I love watching her proudly rock it every day on social media.'

'I want to give my clients pieces to wear that make them feel good about themselves and that express their values. She also wears my diamond Crossary necklace daily,' Bramlette explains, adding with a laugh, 'I tell my clients, ‘If Madonna wears her necklace around the world and back daily without damaging it, you don’t have an excuse for a repair.’ '

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The Get Personal collection includes nameplates that read 'BONITA,' 'TAKEN' and 'HONEY,' but they are fully customizable for clients to specify their size, color and phrase of choice.

'I wanted to say thank you in a big way to the talented women who have supported the brand for years,' Bramlette tells PEOPLE of how her music-legend clients got the necklace. 'Madonna and Jennifer have always been muses for me.'

'My team has amazing relationships with their stylists who coordinated the design process and we customized pieces that meant something special to them,' she continues, 'whether it was a classic nameplate like the one Jennifer and I wear, or a unique and special phrase like MAMBO.'

Bramlette, who founded Lana Jewelry in 2002, shares that she had 'so much fun' bringing her newest collection to life - one she created to give clients 'a fun way to express themselves with diamonds in a current, but refined way.'

'The first piece I designed in 2002 was a nameplate with my (then boyfriend) now husband’s name, ROB,' she recalls. 'I loved that piece and the story it told, and wanted to bring back the idea of Lana Jewelry customization.'

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The Perfect 24-Hour Spa Day Involves This, According to Madonna

'You have M from MDNASkin.com,' is how Madonna answers the phone while doing press for her new skin-care line out of Japan, MDNA, named after her 12th studio album, which was named after the pop icon herself.

Cutting right to the chase - you’d expect nothing less from a music legend and cultural symbol who has made a career out of self-empowerment - she delves right into the eight-product line that now includes a light, water-based finishing cream that is packed with hydrating ceramides and derived from the shimmering mineral mica.

It is the culmination of a life spent on the road, she says, where much activity and little sleep is had. After all, good products, sleep, and water are the answer to perfect skin: 'Juice is not water! Water is water!' says the 59-year-old, her enthusiasm making way for her Midwestern accent.

The sun-conscious, Michigan-born mogul, who now has six children, the eldest of which is Lourdes Leon, 21 - 'I have dreams of her laying out by the pool without wearing any sunscreen and I go ballistic,' she says - prides herself on having always taken care of her skin, even when she was a broke artist just starting out on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

'When I was making the transition from dance to music, I would save the little money I had and get a facial on Seventh Street, sandwiched in between all of the punk stores, once every couple of weeks,' she says. 'I don’t know why we took care of our skin, but we did.'

The 'we' she is referring to is her and best friend Debi Mazar, the actress who moonlighted as her makeup artist at the time, not she and then-boyfriend Jean-Michel Basquiat or good friend Keith Haring. No, she says with a laugh, 'the boys did not take care of their skin. But they were artists and painters and everything was about visuals.'

To read the rest of the article visit: www.vogue.com/article/madonna-mdna-skin-care-line


Madonna Teases 2018 Tour Plans: 'I'm Coming Back, Baby'

On Friday (Dec. 8), Madonna stopped by Live With Kelly & Ryan for a casual interview about her kids, performing and everything in between. The singer joined the two hosts for a game of 'Sketching With the Stars' and brought out her pal (and 'silver fox') Anderson Cooper to be her partner.

In a scene now cut from the YouTube video, Cooper delays the game by asking the singer when she'd be heading back out on tour, to which she replied: ''Soon. I gotta get my show together. 2017 was soccer mom in Portugal. 2018....I’m coming back, baby. I’m coming for you!'

From Billboard.com


US TV: Madonna On 'Live With Kelly And Ryan' Today

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Madonna will sit down with one of our favorite fan girls Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for an exclusive interview on ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'. The Queen of Pop will discuss her career, philanthropic activities, as well as her current projects, including her brand new MDNA Skin care line, which was recently launched in the U.S.

The last time Madonna 'officially' met with Ripa was back on January 11, 2007 on 'Live', but the two of them made the headlines twice over the past years, Ripa attending Madonna’s 2012 Sticky & Sweet Tour and 2015 'Rebel Heart Tour', the Material Girl handing her microphone for Ripa to sing along from the front row!

Will Kelly and Ryan get the MDNA Skin Chrome Clay mask treatment from Madonna herself? Find out by watching the show next Friday and get ready for more fun!

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Onlookers stunned as Madonna hops off economy

Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight - loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage - after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon.

The music legend, worth around £600 million, was flying from Heathrow with Air Portugal earlier this week when the crew told passengers that the plane had to refuel in Porto instead.

The American, 59, looked tired as she wore a long, black and white multi-checked coat, a monochrome striped scarf and hid her make-up free face under a grey fedora hat, reports Daily Mail.

She had been hiding completely unrecognised in the cheap seats - which cost from just £42 instead of £180 for business class tickets - until the flight landed in Porto and her agent whisked her through business class to the front of the plane.

An onlooker said: 'We'd been on the ground for about 20 minutes when I saw her assistant speaking with crew members at the front of the plane. Then I noticed all this Louis Vuitton luggage being carried past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn't believe it. She had no make-up on but I Googled her and I discovered that she's recently bought a place in Lisbon, so her being on the flight suddenly made sense.'

'I thought to myself 'Madonna is on my flight!'

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'She looked tired as she sat and waited at the front of the plane for about half an hour. I could barely see her face, she was constantly turning away or hiding her face in her scarf. She didn't say or do anything while her agent was on her phone. Madonna was just sitting and waiting. Then she got off the plane and I saw her get on to an airport bus. I'd heard her agent saying that her car was waiting out front - they must have meant outside the airport.'

The assistant appeared to have told the crew she was Madonna but they remained professional and didn't react. No one else appeared to recognise the Holiday superstar in their midst.

The lunchtime flight sat on the Porto runway for about an hour before flying on to Lisbon.

The source continued: 'Then a lady asked why two women had left the flight at Porto. A female crew member whispered to her that it was Madonna. She was gobsmacked!'

The rest of the passengers eventually arrived in Lisbon three hours late yesterday evening.

When MailOnline spoke to Madonna's publicist Barbara Charone about this story, she refused to comment.

A spokesman for TAP said heavy rain in Lisbon meant there was bad air traffic over Lisbon.

The pilot was told that they would be in a holding queue for half an hour when they got there so they decided to touch down, he said.

The spokesman added that while TAP always carried sufficient fuel they decided that the better course of action was for the plane to land in Porto.

'TAP confirms Flight TP359 from November the 28, from Heathrow to Lisbon, diverted to Porto (distance between the 2 cities around 300 km) due to bad weather in Lisbon.'

From NZHerald.co.nz