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The Jonathan Ross Show: Press Reviews

Madonna's interview with Jonathan Ross that was broadcast on ITV1 last night got some great reviews in the UK press today:

7 reasons everyone really loved Madonna on the Jonathan Ross Show
Tonight’s episode of the Jonathan Ross Show was indisputably ruled by one guest and one guest only – the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. She breezed her way through the interview with total class and humility, giving a flawless performance at the end of the show. And viewers loved her on Twitter. So why exactly were we all fawning over Madge? Here are seven very good reasons.

To read the seven reasons visit: uk.news.yahoo.com/7-reasons

Madonna jets out of NYC with son David Banda as Twitter comes alive with praise for her candid interview with Jonathan Ross
While she was flying, Madonna's popularity was soaring on Saturday night. The 56-year-old was jetting out New York City with her son David Banda, nine, just as an interview discussing that big fall was airing on British television. Madonna's appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show - in which she addressed one of the most talked about Brits performances of all time - gained her plenty of praise on Twitter, as users took to social media to commend her for her honesty.

To read the rest of the article visit: www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz

The Jonathan Ross Show: Madonna Special, review: 'fascinating to watch'
Not many stars are deemed important enough to get Jonathan Ross’s orange velvet sofa all to themselves; even big Hollywood stars find themselves jostling for space with boy band members and up and coming comedians.
Madonna is the exception – there might not have been nearly as much buzz around her latest album, Rebel Heart, as there was with previous works (her new single has even been rejected by Radio 1, apparently on account of her being 'too old'. Ouch), but she’s still regarded as fascinating enough for a whole hour of dedicated probing from Ross.
She and Ross are a good combination - they’re almost the same age, which means he’s interviewed her at regular intervals throughout both of their careers, so there’s a little more trust and rapport than she might have with someone less established. It means he can get away with asking the trickier questions, as well as gently ribbing her. It’s fair to say she’d never put up with that from a newspaper journalist.

To read the rest of the review visit: www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio


Video: Madonna on The Today Show (Part 2)

Rarely one to shy away from the risqué, Madonna admitted to TODAY’s Carson Daly that she was a bit self-conscious when her children witnessed the production of her new album.

'Every time my kids would visit me in the studio, it would just so happen that I'd be working on a song like ‘Holy Water’ or ‘S.E.X.,’' she said in Tuesday's interview. 'And I'd be like, ‘OK, just could - I’ll be - stay outside. I'll be right out.’'

She said her kids - college freshman Lourdes Leon, high-school student Rocco Ritchie, and 9-year-olds Mercy James and David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie - react in different ways to her mature content.

To read more visit: www.today.com/popculture/madonna


Video: Madonna on The Today Show (Part 1)

While Madonna may be the Queen of Pop, the 56-year-old superstar is - first and foremost - a mother to her four children, Lourdes, Mercy, Rocco and David.

So, in addition to preparing for the release of her forthcoming album Rebel Heart, the singer is also busy making sure 18-year-old daughter Lourdes is taken care of during her first year of college at the University of Michigan (Madge's alma matter) and, as the best-selling recording artist admits, 'I'm very mom.'

'I'm very, you know, worried,' the iconic performer told Today's Carson Daly when she stopped by the morning show to promote her upcoming record. 'Are you OK? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right?' You know, I set up a humidifier in her room with eucalyptus oil. I was worried about the fact that she didn't have enough towels, Q-tips, you know.'

Still, while she may be able to relate to the average college mom, the hitmaker does keep her distance in order to have the spotlight on her daughter.

Asked whether she visits the university, the proud mama replied, 'Of course' before admitting, 'I'm not allowed at games. You think my daughter wants me at a game?'

From: uk.eonline.com/news


Madonna to Play 'Ellen' for a Full Week

When Madonna's not living for love, she's living for Ellen (appearances).

The singer will be Ellen's musical guest for a full week, Live Nation announced today. She'll be on the program Monday March 16 through Friday March 20. (Rebel Heart, her latest, drops March 10 in the United States.)

In addition to the music, the two will be sure to discuss her just-announced massive world tour, which will kick off August 29 in Miami.

The countdown to some kind of viral-y video with Ellen DeGeneres falling over in a cape begins now.

From Billboard.com


Report: Madonna on 'The Jonathan Ross Show'

madonnalicious was lucky enough to attend the recording of Madonna's interview with Johnathan Ross last night at the ITV Studios in London.

After a lengthy wait in the cold to get into the studio we entered the studio from about 7.30pm and got a seat in the third row facing the sofa Madonna would be interviewed from.

The studio was set up with the sofa/chat area on the left hand side and the performance area on the right hand side (as you face the stage).

The warm-up guy explained that we would first see Madonna perform 'Living For Love' then she would have a costume change, then record 'Ghosttown' and then do the chat with Jonathan. It would all be edited later into a different order.

Our seats also afforded a view of backstage where we could see Madonna waiting to come on stage and have her hair and make-up touched up.

Here are the main highlights madonnalicious can remember from the night:

She first performed 'Living For Love' with full band and dancers from the BRIT Awards in her matador outfit....but with no cape!

After that performance Madonna and her team went backstage (?to view the performance) and then it was decided that she would perform it again.

A second performance of 'Living For Love' was a great bonus, and after that Madonna went backstage to change for her Ghosttown performance.

First Ghosttown performance, she lost the words a bit, but continued. However they decided they needed another take. Second performance, she laughed in the middle. So a third time was needed and was perfect.

Ghosttown is such a great track live, got goosebumps in that performance, especially with everyone singing along.

Ghosttown was introduced by Jonathan as 'Madonna's fabulous new single!'

In between takes fans were shouting asking if she was okay after last night, Madonna gave us the thumbs up sign.

Madonna then sat down to chat with Jonathan but complained the sofa was too soft and was sucking her in, he gave her a book of her lyrics to sit on (and she added her jacket as well).

At the beginning of the interview Madonna seemed quite nervous, fiddling constantly with her rings and her gloves, but as the interview progressed she got funnier and more relaxed.

She talked about her BRIT Awards fall, and Jonathan wanted to show the clip but she did not want to see it and has not seen it. Explained what happened and how it was not intentional! She had rehearsed with her starting position of the runway not so far along, then it was changed to be much further along. Her team were concerned the cape would fall off on this longer walk, so tied the silk ties on the cape even tighter. When the dancers went to pull the cape, Madonna realised she had a choice of being strangled or falling. As she is used to falling off horses (!) she chose to fall, tucked herself in but still banged the back of her head. She spent till 3am having a man shine a torch in her eyes making sure she was not concussed.

Confirmed she would be touring in 'the fall' and would be still touring at this time next year (2016) and of course would visit the UK.

She discussed her divorces (right man, wrong time or vice versa) and the fact that she is single at the moment. Madonna commented that she is old fashioned and would like the man to make the first move. Jonathan said that most men would be imitated by Madonna, but she said the right man would not be imitated.

Talked about her children and how they are all super talented, said that she has to check with Lourdes first if she is going to post a picture of her on Instagram as Madonna got a good telling off when she posted pictures before without checking.

After her Grammy Awards bum-flash she got a message from Lourdes with a copy of the picture saying 'Mother. Really?!'.

Also Madonna looked upset when talking about her children leaving home, it was the worst heartbreak for her.

She misheard Jonathan saying 'peculiar' as 'mercubial' and was shocked that she didn't know the word. Throughout the rest of the interview she would laugh and say 'that is so mercubial'.

Jonathan took Madonna back through a look at her costumes over the years, discussing the designers, and then Jonathan compared his outfits over the years. After that segment he goes 'Er.... I think that bit will be cut out' as it wasn't very successful.

Madonna talked about drugs and how they never did anything for her, but that she likes to drink. She wanted a martini, a dirty martini and they tried to rush and get her one. Later after the recording when they were filming the promos for the show a floorhand came in with a wine glass with a lot of gin and a huge lemon slice in it. Madonna took a sip, wrinkled her nose and didn't look too impressed.

The last part of the show was 'agony aunt' Madonna helping fans with dilemas, she took on two fans problems and was funny and chatty with the answers.

And then the promo adverts for the show were shot, Madonna sitting on Jonathan's desk and reading the lines off the autocue, they had a fun time and so did the audience!

Filming was finally over just after 11.00pm, a long time in the studio with Madonna and five performances!

The show will air on ITV1 on Saturday 14 March.

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BRIT Awards Tonight!

Fans in the UK can catch Madonna's performance at the BRIT Awards on ITV1 from 8:00-10:20pm (a repeat will air on Saturday 28 February on ITV2 from 2:50-5.10pm).

The BRIT Awards: Red Carpet show will air on ITV2 from 7:00-08:00pm and the BRIT Awards: Afterparty will air on ITV2 from 10:20-11:20pm.

Fans outside the UK can watch the live stream of the show on youtube.com/thebritawards


Jonathan Ross: 'I'm allowed to ask her anything'

Jonathan Ross has discussed the upcoming special edition of The Jonathan Ross Show with Madonna.

The chat show host will interview the 'Living for Love' singer next month for the first time since 2003.

Ross praised Madonna on This Morning today (February 17), calling her an 'iconic' figure.

'I still think she's an incredible, entertaining brand and iconic figure,' he said. 'Really interesting woman, and a really talented woman.'

'Love her or hate her, you've got to admit that she has talent and has ability. [She's] a great live performer.'

'It's going to be really good to catch up again....I'm going to be allowed to talk about anything, which is really good.'

From Digital Spy


Jonathan Ross to host one-off special with Madonna

Madonna will appear on The Jonathan Ross Show next month for an exclusive interview, which will see her perform two songs from her new album, it's been confirmed.

It’s been 12 years since the Queen of Pop last sat down with Jonathan, but there’ll be plenty of time for them to catch up as she will be the only guest in the one-off special.

The last time Madge graced Jonathan’s sofa in 2003, she was promoting her American Life album, but the pair go all the way back to 1992, when she opened up to a baby-faced Jonathan in the middle of the controversy over her raunchy photo collection Sex.

Given their history, it’s no surprise that Jonathan was full of praise for the pop legend.

'Madonna is remarkable. A bold, daring, uncompromising superstar who shot to the top back in the eighties and has remained there ever since,' the 54-year-old TV host said. 'I am hoping this interview will be as memorable and revealing as the first time I sat down with her over twenty years ago.'

From Daily Express

Madonna herself posted this picture and message on her Instagram page earlier: 'Mr Ross we meet again....see you next week! I might be wearing a different hat! @jrossshow ‪#‎livingforlove'


Madonna wanted for The X Factor

Madonna has agreed to appear on the final of 'The X Factor' - providing certain conditions are met.

The 56-year-old singer has been urged by the show's creator Simon Cowell to appear on the last show in the current series in a bid to boost flagging ratings, but a source close to the star insists she will only do so if she has a significant degree of creative control over her own performance.

The source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: 'Madonna will have been provisionally booked because the final can be subject to change if an artist doesn't approve of the finalists - especially if they have agreed to sing with them.'

'Someone like Madonna will want a lot of creative control over her appearance, but for Simon the ratings will be worth it.'

What's more, the source revealed that there are certain conditions the 'Like a Virgin' singer must adhere to if she is to appear the show, too.

The insider explained: 'She has been told that her label will be expected to pay for any stage props and backing dancers she brings with her.'

The proposed appearance could help boost sales of Madonna's next album, which is due to go on sale shortly after the live final.

Meanwhile, another source said: 'It had been rumoured that Irish rockers U2 were being lined up to take part. But that has not happened and the confusion may have come because they share the same manager, Guy Oseary.'

From contactmusic.com


Madonna's custom crystal cowboy hat: All the details

Madonna brought on the bling for her instantly historic duet with Miley Cyrus for the MTV Unplugged special that aired Wednesday, Jan. 29.

While performing a medley of Madonna's 2000 hit 'Don't Tell Me' and Cyrus' 2013 smash 'We Can't Stop' during the Western-themed show, the two divas wore bedazzled cowgirl-inspired outfits. The most mesmerizing accessory, though, was Madge's black cowboy hat featuring 1,200 Swarovski crystals that took more than 30 hours to make.

The custom piece was designed by celebrity milliner Eric Javits, who worked with Madonna's stylist for the show, B. Akerlund, to come up with a glamorized version of the Western hat. Inspired by bucking broncos and rodeos, Javits arranged the crystals along the brim to create a sense of movement. 'The jewel embroidery infuses this classic American shape with couture elegance,' Javits says. 'And brings the focus to Madonna’s eyes.'

During the performance, Cyrus, 21, and Madonna, 55, dirty-danced their way through the duet, with Cyrus even spanking Madonna's butt. 'That was pretty f---ing cool, you guys,' Cyrus told the audience after. 'It sounds super-lame, but as a pop star it's pretty cool performing with Madonna.'

From www.usmagazine.com


Miley Grinds On Madonna, Madonna Grinds Back

Here is part of an MTV article on Madonna's appearance and Miley's reaction to their duet on MTV Unplugged:

....specifically with Madonna, who, as you've likely heard by now, had been quietly hiding in plain sight, rising from the audience in a bedazzled cowgirl uniform to join Miley on a mash-up of 'Don't Tell Me' and 'We Can't Stop.' While trading off and exchanging lyrics of both hits, Miley grinded on Madonna, Madonna grinded on Miley, they both box-stomped and turned line dancing into dirty dancing, and yet another legendary pop music moment was made.

'That was pretty f---ing cool, you guys. It was one of those days that was pretty easy to get out of bed. I get to perform with Madonna in bedazzled cowboy boots. I can't really complain about anything,' Miley effused as Madonna two-stepped off the stage. 'Well, I can't perform when I'm stoned. That's one thing to complain I guess,' Miley teased before impersonating 'Saturday Night Live''s Vanessa Bayer's cheeky impression of her, capping off the unforgettable duet by confirming it was 'pretty cool.'


Madonna & Miley Team for Country-Themed Unplugged

Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for a mash-up of 'Don't Tell Me' and 'We Can't Stop' at Cyrus' barn dance-themed 'Unplugged' show that will air on MTV tonight (Jan. 29) at 9 p.m.

Cyrus embraced her Nashville roots for the special, giving a countrified twist to "Bangerz" material such as '4 x 4,' 'Do My Thing' and '#Getitright' and covering Dolly Parton's 'Jolene.'

'We're trying to bring Nashville here and get people in the country spirit,' Cyrus said on sound stage at Sunset Gower Studios on Tuesday evening. The turnaround of the show in less than 24 hours is the fastest MTV has done in the history of the 'Unplugged' franchise.

'It's been a dream to go live globally, but with the addition of a guest (Madonna), we decided to do a quick turnaround,' MTV Networks Music and Logo Group president Van Tofler told Billboard.

He said MTV is focused on the premiere Wednesday night at 9pm and that down the road they will consider releasing a longer version and will put interview footage and extras online at MTV.com.

From Billboard.com

MTV UK confirmed to madonnalicious that the show will air in the UK on Thursday 06 February at 9pm on MTV Music.


Madonna duets with Miley Cyrus

Madonna has teamed up with the latest pretender to her throne by performing a duet with chart-topping star Miley Cyrus.

The pop duo shared a stage during a TV special on the younger singer's hits as she recorded an MTV Unplugged programme in the US.

Miley, the 21-year-old famed for her suggestive routines and twerking, played two songs with Madonna, 55, for the stripped-down session filmed in Hollywood.

They are said to have grinded and grabbed each other during their duet on Miley's We Can't Stop and Madonna's Don't Tell Me in the hour-long acoustic show.

Performing alongside Madonna has become something of a rite of passage or seal of approval for young female pop superstars, following shows in which she has collaborated with the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and MIA.

Miley's show featured a number of songs from her latest album Bangerz, including Wrecking Ball, which featured a controversial video in which she appeared naked.

The performance is being screened in the US tonight (January 29) and will be broadcast in the UK at a later date.

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Miley Cyrus & Madonna Performing...Together?

Get ready for the pop music world to implode! E! Online can exclusively reveal that Miley Cyrus' surprise guest performer for her upcoming MTV Unplugged special is none other than Madonna! Yes, Miley and Madonna singing together!

Sources tell E! Online that the two were on a Hollywood soundstage earlier Monday rehearsing the collaboration.

No word on what exactly they'll be performing, but does it really matter? They could read the telephone book together and the world would watch and listen.

Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged tapes Tuesday and will air on the music network Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

'The performance will showcase a more intimate side of Cyrus and feature surprise guests for an unexpected re-invention of the songs that have defined her career, including several from her #1 critically acclaimed album, Bangerz,' MTV said in a press release last week. 'Miley and her fans have always had an intimate and direct connection through her music, personality and no-holds-barred attitude and the Unplugged stage will serve as the perfect platform for her to show viewers what inspires and ignites her music and her passions.'

Since its debut in 1989, Unplugged has showcased Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Adele and Florence + The Machine.

From E! Online UK


Miley: Madonna Wasn't My First First Choice For 'Unplugged'

Miley Cyrus and Madonna turned it out for 'MTV's Unplugged,' but the 21-year-old initially wanted another music legend to share the "Unplugged" stage with her.

Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez spoke to Miley as she prepped for her upcoming 'Bangerz' tour, where she revealed who first came to mind when planning the big surprise.

'I just wanted to have a special guest that would be something that no one saw coming, especially with it being 'Unplugged.' I really wanted my [godmother] Dolly [Parton] to be there,' Miley revealed to Liz.

When the country legend couldn't make the show, Miley looked to a different legendary performer.

'[Dolly] had a show on the day of 'Unplugged,' so she wasn't able to be there, so I was like, who can I bring besides Dolly that would be something like that? And I [thought] Madonna... I don't think people would expect her to go on 'Unplugged' like that,' she continued.

But landing Madonna, who performed a mash-up of 'We Can't Stop' and 'Don't Tell Me' with Miley, wasn't even a definite.

'I never knew if it was gonna be possible. We just kind of threw it out there and when I was working on my record I wanted to have her on a song... she was working on her album and then when it was time for 'Unplugged,'' Miley explained.

The young singer was pleasantly surprised when Madonna was up for some playful onstage groping.

'I started grabbing on her and kind of messing around... and then she was like not afraid of that, obviously, because it's Madonna!' she said. 'It was nice to be on stage with someone that isn't afraid of what I'm gonna do, that totally embraces what I'm doing. It was fun and it was awesome.'

From Yahoo! News


Epix MDNA Tour Promotion in Los Angeles

Lots more large billboards are featuring the Epix TV advert for The MDNA Tour screening, these three are in Los Angeles. Pictures by Danny V, Gutemberg and William.

I'm sending you photos of the MDNA Epix promo here in Philadelphia. They are all over the city and people stop to comment how great The Queen looks. Certainly a stopper!


Catch The MDNA Tour on EPIX's Free Preview Weekend

EPIX are excited to announce our next Free Preview Weekend starts on June 21st!

Join them from June 21 through June 23 for an all access pass to EPIX.*
During the Free Preview weekend, fans will be able tp catch the EPIX premiere of Madonna: The MDNA Tour www.epixhd.com/madonna-the-mdna-tour

Don't have EPIX? Stay tuned for more info about signing up for a free trial as we get closer to the event! As an added bonus, all expired free trials will be reopened for this wekend only.

*EPIX and EpixHD.com are only available in the US. For a list of cable providers EPIX is available on, visit: www.epixhd.com/devices/


Sound of Change London concert for BBC One

Beyoncé's concert at Twickenham stadium in London next week will be broadcast on BBC One.
The singer will headline the Sound of Change show in the capital on June 1, with further performances from Jennifer Lopez and Florence + the Machine.
BBC One has confirmed that it will screen a special broadcast of the show, titled Beyoncé & Friends Live at Twickenham, on June 1 at 10:50pm.
Ellie Goulding, Haim, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Timbaland, Rita Ora and Laura Pausini will also perform, while Jay-Z is expected to appear on stage with his wife Beyoncé.
Madonna will be on hand to help host the event, along with Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana, author Gloria Steinem and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The global concert event is being held to put girls' and women's issues and rights on the world stage.
The Sound of Change Live aims to raise awareness about education, health and justice for women everywhere.

From Digital Spy

US fans can catch the concert highlights on Sunday 02 June on NBC 09-11pm ET.


US Madonna Superfans wanted for TV show!

Are you a Madonna Superfan? Do you live for the Material Girl? Do you wish you could have a custom outfit inspired by one of Madonna's infamous outfits? Now is your chance! A national cable channel is seeking Madonna's biggest fan for an upcoming style competition series. Send us a few photos of yourself in your best Madonna outfit and tell us a little about yourself and why you are the biggest Madonna fan ever! Please include the following in your email:

- Close up and whole body shots of yourself wearing something that pays tribute to Madonna.
- Your name, age, and location (US based only).
- Your social media information (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
- The best contact number for you (phone, cell).
- Your favorite Madonna look throughout the years and why it's your favorite.

Send your pictures and information to TheRockStyleTV@gmail.com


Madonna still the reigns as the Queen of the Super Bowl

The half-hour that included Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most watched segments of the NFL championship on Sunday, hitting an average of about 104 million viewers, Billboard estimates, based on Nielsen data.
Nielsen estimated 108.41 million viewers tuned in for the Super Bowl, making it the third-most-watched program in television history behind Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLV. Nielsen, heeding CBS’s request, is not counting the 34-minute power outage delay in its ratings.
The halftime show began shortly before 8:10 p.m. ET and between 8 and 8:30, the show did a 48.2 rating, according to Nielsen’s metered market ratings. Based on Nielsen’s math of a little more than two viewers per television set, the viewership is in the 104 million ballpark. It is highly likely that when final numbers are released, Beyonce’s total will be lower than the 104 million estimate.
The block with Beyonce’s 14-minute performance outperformed the previous half-hour by three-tenths of a rating point. The Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers game peaked, audience-wise, between 10:30 and 10:47 p.m. when an average of 113.982 million viewers were watching.
The audience for Beyonce trailed Madonna’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl. Madge attracted 112.5 million viewers, surpassing the 95.7 million who watched Bruce Springsteen in 2009.

From Billboard.com


US TV: 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Tonight

A quick reminder for fans in the US - Madonna's appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is broadcast tonight (check your local listings for times).

Here is another preview clip from the show. Let us know what you thought of the episode by hitting the 'Comments' button below this story.

Hopefully Madonna and Ellen will keep our East Coast readers distracted from the incoming Hurricane Sandy. Keep safe everyone!

 


Madonna gets son splashed on TV

Madonna picked her own son Rocco to be drenched in water for charity.
The singer, 54, was asked who she'd like to to choose for the stunt, to raise cash for breast cancer research, on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
'I don't really have to think about it. My son is here here and I want him in that tank,' she said.
Madge told 12-year-old Rocco, whose dad is film director Guy Ritchie: 'You might never get wet, baby. I kind of suck at throwing.'
The pop queen failed to aim correctly in her attempt to splash Rocco, prompting Ellen to step in.
Rocco, who dances on stage during his mum's tour, told the audience that Madonna was 'a very good mother, but she's very strict' and asked what he thinks when she flashes herself on stage, he said: 'I actually don't see that.'
The stunt raised 10,000 dollars for the fight against breast cancer.

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News


Madonna Masks Uncomfortable Questions

Madonna has started hiding her face behind a mask in interviews if she's quizzed on a topic she'd rather not discuss.
The pop superstar told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres she'd hold the mask in front of her face 'if you ask me a question that I feel uncomfortable with' during a taped chat earlier this week.
The Papa Don't Preach singer added, 'This is going to be a sign that I don't want to answer the question.'
DeGeneres responded by joking, 'You could just say, 'I feel uncomfortable with that question', and not answer it. You can just tell me that.'
Madonna said, 'But this is more theatrical.'
The full interview airs on Monday 29 October.

From contactmusic.com


Norton: 'Madonna was charming but I failed with Kylie'

Graham Norton has revealed what he thought about two of pop’s biggest female stars after they appeared on his chat show.
The Irish comedian told the Daily Mail that despite her reputation, Madonna didn’t act like a diva when he interviewed her on his BBC1 show earlier this year:
'She didn’t make any demands. She came on, and within a few minutes she was on the floor on her hands and knees. She was on a charm offensive.'
When asked how nervous he was about meeting the Queen of Pop, Norton replied: 'Terribly. I was worried it wouldn’t happen. But oddly enough, as soon as she came up the little steps, that was it. I felt it didn’t actually matter what happened after that, because she was on the show.'
'Afterwards we went out for dinner and got really drunk - not Madonna; me and my friends - and the atmosphere all day was incredible. It was like a royal visit.'
But the 49-year-old admitted that his meeting with Kylie Minogue in the late 90s didn’t go so well:
'I failed with Kylie. I’ve seen her on other shows since, and met her myself and she was lovely, but it just didn’t work. I wonder if it was because it was the first series [it started on Channel 4 in 1998] and she thought I was out to get her.'

From www.pressparty.com


Inside 'The Ellen Show' taping

madonnalicious reader Randy was at 'The Ellen Show' taping that took place on Tuesday 09 October in Los Angeles:

I was at the Ellen Show on Tuesday when Madonna made a surprise appearance. After the first taping, which aired today, they kept us in the studio and said they had a surprise for us. It was Madonna. She taped the full hour, wore her Gaultier costume with the 'cones' and gave one to Ellen to wear too for part of the interview.
Her dancers showed some of their moves and they did give away the MDNA CD, the Addicted to Sweat DVD, a bottle of her Truth or Dare perfume and a pair of shoes from her collection to each audience member. Rocco was there too and played a dunk tank game with Madonna and Ellen.
I had taken some pics during the interview, but they made me delete them during a break from the show!
I came to L.A. for tonight's MDNA show and just happened to be at Ellen yesterday. It was great!


Madonna tapes 'The Ellen Show' appearance

Madonna taped a full episode of 'The Ellen Show' in Los Angeles yesterday - the show will air in the US on Monday 29 October.

Speedylegz, one of Madonna's MDNA tour dancers also posted this picture and tweet: I Just performed in America's greatest TV show : ELLEN Degeneres Show'.

Does this mean we have a musical performance to look forward to as well? Or maybe a Hard Candy Fitness workout - as she gave out Addicted to Sweat DVDs to the audience?