Manila Rebel Heart Tour show announced

Madonna has announced her visit to The Philippines! Her Rebel Heart Tour will land in Manila on February 24, 2016 at Mall Of Asia Arena!

ICON PRE-SALE STARTS TUE JULY 21, @ 10am-5pm PHT

The Icon pre-sale for Manila is open to all registered Week #9 Icon Live Pass holders. Lifetime Legacy member priority access will begin at 10am PHT. 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.


Diplo To Open Montreal Rebel Heart Tour Shows

Madonna today announced that Diplo will be the opening act for the launch of her highly-anticipated Rebel Heart World Tour on September 9th and 10th at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Madonna said, 'To have Diplo open for me is my dream come true. Montreal is about to TURN UP!!!! We Go Hard or We Go Home!'

Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. This summer two of his projects are soaring up Top 15: Major Lazer's 'Lean On' and Jack Ü's 'Where Are Ü Now' with Skrillex and Justin Bieber. Always outspoken about his musical talent, Madonna teamed with Diplo on the writing and recording of her critically acclaimed 13th studio album, Rebel Heart. With Madonna, Diplo produced and co-wrote the songs 'Living For Love,' 'Bitch I’m Madonna,' 'Unapologetic Bitch,' 'Veni Vidi Vici' and co-wrote 'Graffiti Heart' (from the Super Deluxe Album).

From Madonna.com


Madonna, prepping for tour, says she 'appreciates' her hometown

Madonna says folks shouldn’t be too put off over her recent comments about growing up in Rochester Hills.

'I appreciate my provincial upbringing,' the Michigan-born pop culture icon explained by phone Friday, June 17, from her home in New York City. She’s preparing for her Rebel Heart Tour, which begins Sept. 9 in Montreal and will bring Madonna back home on Oct. 1 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The Bay City-born Madonna (nee Ciccone) - who was raised in Pontiac and Rochester Hills, graduating from Rochester Adams High School - ruffled local feathers when she referred to the 'basic, provincial-thinking people' of her hometown during a March interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM satellite radio. The remark even prompted an open letter from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett defending the area.

Madonna, 56, who studied dance for one semester at the University of Michigan before moving to New York, says she hasn’t read Barnett’s letter but expressed a bit more pride about her roots on Friday.

'To me it’s really important that I came from the Midwest,' she explained, 'with my father and people that I was surrounded with, very strong work ethic and my practical approach to work, and not a lot of frills.'

'I don’t think I would be as creative as I am if I’d grown up surrounded by everything at my fingertips. The fact that I came from a small town in the Midwest has a lot to do with the kind of open notebook that I had to start my journey of creativity.'

That journey has continued with 'Rebel Heart,' Madonna’s 13th studio album - which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in March - and will take its next step with the tour, which she promised will be one of her characteristically theatrical spectacles, featuring songs from throughout her 32-year Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording career, with plenty of challenging choreography and provocative imagery.

'I’m still working my way through the set list,' said Madonna, who’s working on the show with a team of creative directors, choreographers and costume designers. 'The name of the tour, Rebel Heart, starts the party and then I think, ‘What’s a strong beginning? What’s the statement I want to make?’ and then we go on a journey from there.'

The theme of the show, she added, will be 'romance.'

'Love. Living for love. Being a rebel heart. Living for love. They’re all kind of intertwined, you know - rising above, believing in your dreams, overcoming heartbreak, things like that,' Madonna said. 'You know, the simple things in life.'

And while fans wonder if she can still perform at the level she has in the past, Madonna, whose daughter, Lourdes, begins her second year at U-M this fall, said they won’t be disappointed.

'I have a very disciplined life,' she said. 'I don’t do a lot of socializing. My life revolves around my show and my children and trying to live a very healthy lifestyle. The only thing I’m lacking right now is sleep - as always.'

From www.theoaklandpress.com


Diplo on Madonna, Bieber and Why He Doesn't Hate on EDM

For producer-DJ Diplo, the past 12 years have been a slow but unrelenting march from the ultra-hip fringes to the dead center of pop music. Right now, he has two Top 20 singles from two different projects: the Justin Bieber-featuring 'Where R U Now,' from his Jack Ü collaboration with Skrillex, and 'Lean On,' from his dancehall-inflected act Major Lazer, which went from studio lark to festival-packing force. Diplo, who first broke through to the mainstream circa 2005 as M.I.A.'s producer, says there's never been a master plan: 'I've been 100 percent improvising,' he says. 'When I moved to L.A. to produce and write, I kept DJ'ing on the side, but I thought that was never gonna go anywhere.'

You co-produced several songs on Madonna's new one, including her new single. What do you make of the ageism she faces?

She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed - 'Madonna, we've been there, done that, now we're about Kim Kardashian.' Her song 'Ghosttown' was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn't get a fair shot. With 'Bitch I'm Madonna,' everyone said there's no way it will go anywhere, but I'm like, 'Screw it, it represents you more than anything.'

Read more: www.rollingstone.com/music/features/diplo-on-madonna


Mike Tyson films Iconic video

Mike Tyson’s career as an actor has landed him a special appearance alongside one of pop music’s most celebrated icons.

During last weekend’s annual Comic-Con, the former heavyweight boxing champ dished to TVLine.com on details surrounding his cameo in Madonna’s forthcoming music video, 'Iconic.'

'I’m in a cage. I’m a hostage. I’m chained. It’s just crazy. I’m naked. I just look like a savage,' he stated before adding, 'but it looks intense, and it’s like ‘whoa.’ But when I [shot] it it didn’t seem that intense. But then you watch it and go, ‘Whoa.’ It looks like one of those [books] National Geographic or something… I need to be tamed.'

While Tyson stated that he doesn’t know if he’s 'going to get some slack' from critics for the clip, it appears recording his vocals for the track - which is featured on the Material Girl’s latest album 'Rebel Heart' - was also an 'intense' experience. Earlier this year Tyson explained to Rolling Stone how his role in the song came to be during a visit to one of Madonna’s recording sessions.

'I didn't know what the hell I was going there for. I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna,' he recalled during the interview. 'She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap.'

'I just go in there and start talking. I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured. I'm saying some really crazy stuff. It was really intense.'

From The Huffington Post


Material Girl Collection #CheersTo5Years

Today, Madonna and Lola's Material Girl Collection (www.facebook.com/MaterialGirl) announced that Sofia Richie would be the face of the 2015 Fall campaign, which celebrates the fashion brand's fifth anniversary, having launched exclusively at Macy's in 2010!

Madonna said about the new campaign, 'Sofia Richie perfectly embodies the style and spirit of Material Girl and is the ideal new face for the line.' Lola added, 'Coming from an artistic family, self-expression is in our blood. I love Sofia’s style and energy, and look forward to collaborating with her.'

The multi-media marketing campaign will debut in September issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines, as well as online, outdoor and in-store. ‪#‎CheersTo5Years‬

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Israeli jailed for hacking Madonna's computer

A former contestant in Israel's version of 'American Idol' was jailed for 14 months on Thursday for hacking the computers of singers including Madonna, who had complained about unfinished tracks from her latest album being leaked online.

Under a plea bargain, Adi Lederman confessed to computer trespassing and infringement of privacy and property rights, Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court said, citing Madonna as one of his victims without specifying that he was behind the song leak. Lederman was also fined 15,000 shekels ($4,000).

'The ease with which crimes such as this can be committed by those who have skills in the field, such as the accused, require an appropriate punitive response that has a deterrent and uncompromising message,' the court said in a statement.

Lederman, 39, was arrested in January after an investigation assisted by the FBI. Police said he was suspected of selling songs he had stolen through hacking. In December, unfinished tracks were leaked before the release of Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' album.

Madonna has said the crime was an 'invasion into my life - creatively, professionally and personally (that) remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience'.

Lederman previously made a brief appearance on 'A Star Is Born', Israel's version of 'American Idol', before being voted off. The court statement on Thursday said he had medical problems that had mitigated his sentence.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News


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Philippines, are you ready for Madonna?

A source told CNN Philippines Digital early Thursday that promoters of Madonna's highly-anticipated Rebel Heart Tour have included Manila in the concert's Australia and Asia legs.

The one and only pop goddess, known for the hits such as 'Like a Virgin' and 'Material Girl,' will perform for two successive nights in her #MadonnaInManila concert set February 2016 at the 12,000-seater Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

The Manila leg is not yet officially included in the #RebelHeartTour website pending a formal announcement of the Madonna in Manila 2016 Concert details this month.

The 56-year-old pop icon will kick off her tour this September in Canada and continues throughout North America and UK/Europe.

From CNN Philippines


Madonna Angers Locals With Tree Planting

Pop icon Madonna has outraged locals near her home in The Hamptons, New York by planting trees on the estate amid allegations she is building a wall of foliage to protect her privacy.

The Material Girl hitmaker purchased the eight-bedroom mansion and its 24 acres of surrounding land in Bridgehampton for $2.2 million (£1.4 million) on the promise the fields could not be built on and would be used for growing agricultural products.

Pictures obtained by the New York Post show Madonna has now begun creating a tree nursery on the property after planning permission was approved last year.

However, the move has angered locals who are convinced she is using the trees to protect her privacy and to receive tax breaks entitled to farmers in the area.

East Hampton farmer John White tells the publication, 'That's not a nursery... She just doesn't want people to see her riding (a horse) - and falling.'

Madonna cracked three ribs and broke her collarbone after falling from a horse at her country estate in England in 2005.

From contactmusic.com


Madonna Returns to Hot 100 With 'Bitch I'm Madonna'

The song, featuring Nicki Minaj, bows at No. 84, bringing Madonna back to the chart for the first time since 2012. Her Madgesty is back on the Billboard Hot 100. Madonna's playfully self-celebratory 'Bitch I'm Madonna,' featuring Nicki Minaj, debuts on the Hot 100 (dated July 4) at No. 84, powered most heavily by its 1,454 percent gain to 2.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. The song's official video premiered June 17 (first exclusively on Tidal for 24 hours) and includes cameos by Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Chris Rock, Kanye West and other stars.

The third single from Madonna's album Rebel Heart becomes the set's first Hot 100 hit, preventing the LP from becoming her first studio album not to generate a Hot 100 entry. Lead single 'Living for Love' and follow-up 'Ghosttown' both fell shy of the list. Still, both songs crowned the Dance Club Songs chart, with the latter becoming her 45th No. 1 on the survey and rewriting the record for the most leaders an artist has notched on any Billboard ranking. ('Bitch' debuts at No. 26 on Dance Club Songs this week.)

'Bitch' arrives as Madonna's 57th Hot 100 hit and first since 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' (also featuring Minaj, as well as M.I.A.) became her record-extending 38th top 10 in 2012. The Beatles follow with 34 Hot 100 top 10s.

From Billboard.com


Madonna’s longtime publicist set to retire

Madonna relied on her, so did Cher.

Now, ever-quotable p.r. queen Liz Rosenberg exclusively tells us she’s abdicating her throne to retire.

'I think two centuries is long enough, don’t you?' quipped Rosenberg, who’s also repped Michael Bublé and Stevie Nicks and worked with Prince, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon and Ashford & Simpson.

Madonna portrayed her on 'SNL' in 1992 - 'the good ol’ days,' Rosenberg recalled.

She launched Liz Rosenberg Media in 2010 after nearly 40 years at Warner Bros. Records.

'It reminds me not to take it all too seriously,' Rosenberg said of her look - regularly wearing bunny ears on starry red carpets.

She’s looking forward to an extended break, but, 'I’m going to consult, advise and protect my peeps from the likes of Page Six forever. I love them too much to do otherwise,' she said. 'On a serious note, these people are part of my family. I could never step away completely. I envision myself like Sue Mengers, doing my work from a round bed with a lot of lip-shaped pillows.'

Her firm’s logo was a pair of lips - with a trace of smudged lipstick.

From Page Six / New York Post

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Amy Schumer Opens Up About Opening for Madonna

For a huge Madonna fan like Amy Schumer, opening up for the Queen of Pop is a dream come true.

The comedian, who’ll be doing her stand-up act at Madonna’s New York shows this September, told Entertainment Weekly, 'There is no one in the world I’d want to open for more.'

'It was the craziest thing,' she said of getting the gig. 'Chris Rock called me a couple of months ago and was like, ‘Madonna wants your phone number.’ I’m like, I can’t believe you have my phone number!'

Schumer added that she immediately jumped at the chance.

'My answer was 'Of course!'' she said. 'There is no one in the world I’d want to open for more. I was just jumping up and down and called all my girlfriends from high school.'

While she admitted it might be tough opening for such a massive star, the 'Inside Amy Schumer' star is taking it all in stride.

'I’m just excited to be close up to the stage and scream-sing her songs,' she said.

Schumer will join Madonna for her three New York City shows: two at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on September 16 and 17, and one at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 19. Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour kicks off September 9 in Montreal.

From GMA Via Yahoo! News


Madonna Announces Performances In Australia And New Zealand

Live Nation announced today that Madonna will make a historic return to Australia performing live for the first time in 23 years as well as her first ever shows in New Zealand, with her Rebel Heart Tour.

The tour will kick off at Vector Arena on March 5th and 6th in Auckland, followed by the Australian dates presented by Telstra Thanks® and including concerts March 12th & 13th in Melbourne, March 19th & 20th in Sydney and March 26th & 27th in Brisbane. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 6th at 10am.

Icon is Madonna's official fan club. In celebration of Madonna's return visit to Australia, Icon will host a pre-sale for current registered Icon members. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting Tuesday, June 23rd at 10am local times. Members of Icon from Australia and New Zealand, registered before June 15th 2015, will receive a special code to access to Icon pre-sales beginning on June 23rd at 12-noon local times.

Tickets for the Rebel Heart concerts in New Zealand and Australia will go on sale on Monday, July 6th at 10am through ticketek.com.au or 132 849 for Australia and ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999 for New Zealand.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in Australia is presented by Telstra Thanks. Telstra’s General Manager of Loyalty, Fady Taouk, said Telstra Thanks will be offering customers the chance to jump the queue for tickets to the Australian leg of the Rebel Heart Tour. 'Telstra customers will have access to a pre-sale from Tuesday, June 30th at 11am through Thursday, July 2nd at 5pm as well a range of great experiences when the tour arrives in Australia. Pre-register for a unique code now at telstra.com/music.'

In both New Zealand and Australia Citi® Cardholders will be eligible for a pre-sale opportunity beginning Wednesday, June 24th at 10am through Friday, June 26th at 5pm. For tickets visit www.livenation.com.au / www.livenation.co.nz.

My Live Nation members can access tickets during the pre-sale commencing Friday, July 3rd at 10am through Saturday, July 4th at 5pm.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND 2016

Date / City / Venue

Mar. 5 - Auckland, NZ - Vector Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 6 - Auckland, NZ - Vector Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 12 - Melbourne, AU - Rod Laver Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Rod Laver Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 19 - Sydney, AU - Allphones Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 20 - Sydney, AU - Allphones Arena - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 26 - Brisbane, AU - Entertainment Centre - On Sale Jul. 6
Mar. 27 - Brisbane, AU - Entertainment Centre - On Sale Jul. 6

From Madonna.com


Jonas Akerlund reflects on collaborations with Madonna

Director Jonas Akerlund has worked with Madonna on some of her most iconic music videos, bringing 'Ray of Light,' 'American Life' and 'Music' to life. After he ​shared behind-the-scenes stories from her most recent video, 'Bitch I’m Madonna,' Akerlund gave EW the inside scoop on what it was like to put together the rest of their greatest collaborations.

To read the article visit: www.ew.com/jonas-akerlund-madonna-greatest-collaborations


Amy Schumer to open Madonna's New York shows

When little Amy Schumer sang along to Madonna’s Like A Virgin as a young girl, she could hardly have known she would one day open for Madge herself.

Amy, star of sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, will be the opening act for the Queen of Pop at three shows in New York in September.

And she revealed the news by sharing a home video clip of herself as a little girl, performing the 1985 hit song Like A Virgin to camera. She asked her followers: 'Guess who auditioned for @Madonna and got the part? See you in NYC on Sept 16, 17 and 19.'

The comedian, who has recently starred in Trainwreck, will most likely perform jokes rather than any classic hits.

Madonna released the video for her new single, Bitch I’m Madonna, on Tidal on June 17 and elsewhere Thursday.

Madonna expressed her excitement at Amy’s involvement, joking that she hoped people would stay and watch her own performance afterwards: 'I'm shaking with excitement that @AmySchumer is opening up for me in New York! I hope people will stay after & watch my show!! #RebelHeartTour'

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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.

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News


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!'

From Pressparty.com


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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Events: 24th Official London #MadonnaFanParty

Proudly supported by Madonna’s team for over a decade, Madonna Fan Party are proud to announce that the 24th Official London Madonna Fan Party will take place on Halloween, 31st October.

The party will be the Official Rebel Heart European Tour Launch – taking place the week before Madonna kicks off the second leg of the Rebel Heart World Tour this side of the Atlantic.

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.

As the party will be on Halloween night, we’re hoping many of you will come dressed up in your favourite Madonna look! Will you choose the Living For Love matador look? How about in a wedding dress from Like a Virgin? The Music cowgirl? Nothing Really Matters geisha look? Blond Ambition ponytail & suit?

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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.

From Madonna.com


'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