Spotted leaving a party hosted with Steven Klein at 1 Oak, she covered her face with the lacy veil and chunky sunglasses, adding delicate white gloves to the look following her sizzling performance earlier in the evening.
Spotted leaving a party hosted with Steven Klein at 1 Oak, she covered her face with the lacy veil and chunky sunglasses, adding delicate white gloves to the look following her sizzling performance earlier in the evening.
That’s right; the pop legend took to the runway at MTV’s Video Music Awards ceremony last night and knocked it right out of the park in a suitably cheeky, achingly Madonna way: in a floor-length trench coat, police officer-style hat and matching, high-cut bodysuit with short, puffed sleeves (PVC, obviously), to the strains of her 80s hit Vogue.
Opening the show, she purred: “And they said we wouldn’t last. But we’re still here, motherf******. Happy 40th, MTV! Welcome to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.”
As part of her grand finale, she turned around to sashay back down the catwalk, giving us all a glimpse of her derrière – and she looked fabulous.
Credit should always be given where it is due, and I can’t think of a more glittering, praise-worthy, more bad-ass sentiment than Madonna, at 63, proving that the adage of, “age is just a number” is entirely, eye-wateringly true.
Just look at the way she retaliated to social media speculation in 2019 over whether her marvellous, shapely behind had been surgically enhanced, as reported here: “Desperately Seeking No Ones Approval,” she wrote next to a photo of herself. “And Entitled to Free Agency Over My Body Like Everyone Else!!” Right on, Madge, right on.
And Madonna isn’t alone in sticking two fingers up at the patriarchy - which has long told women that after the landmark of 30, they should abide by some kind of upside-down Victorian maxim of being “heard but not seen” - either. Just take a look at another showstopper of this year’s awards season: Joan Collins.
At 88, not only is she the “new face” of celebrity make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury, but she gave a stunning performance at last week’s NTAs, when she took to the stage to present the gong for best serial drama. Dazzling in a floor-length, puff-sleeved peplum gown, Collins stepped out to the tune of Tina Turner’s Simply the Best and received a standing ovation from the crowd. She then made a cheeky quip about the response, saying that she hoped that it might mean she gets given another series. Bravo, Queen Joan, bravo.
Then, there’s J Lo. Ah, J Lo - I swoon when I look at her, I really do. At 52, she’s still making us all gasp; notably at events such as the Venice Film Festival, last week, when she donned a white, figure-hugging, fishtail dress; leaving her old-new beau Ben Affleck completely in the shade.
But it’s not all superficial simpering, of course - the thing about Maddona, Joan Collins, J Lo, Dolly Parton, Helen Mirren (to name but a few) is that they don’t appear to give a damn about ageing, or age-related expectations. The reason we are smitten with these gorgeous, strong, iconic women isn’t, in fact, anything to do with the way they look, but for their confidence.
Anyone can dress to impress (especially when TV cameras are involved), but few do it so well and completely own it – which really means owning themselves. It’s a rare skill, to inhabit your body and your skin so thoroughly, so genuinely and so completely. It’s the kind of self-assuredness and self-awareness that comes from a life lived well and lived vibrantly – and it’s something that can only truly be gleaned through years of experience.
The most recent crop of Love Islanders were gorgeous, young, bubbly girls - but there’s a subtle difference between them and the kind of women who take our breath away, and continue to take our breath away for decades.
When I grow up, I want to be Madonna’s bottom - or rather I want to be the type of woman to whom a bottom like that belongs; the type of woman who sashays simply because she can, who doesn’t give a monkey’s about what women “should” or “shouldn’t” do; who ignores the shocked stares and gasps and whispers of, “at her age!”
When I’m 63, I hope I am even half the bottom that Madonna’s bottom is. Then I could live happily ever after – with that joie de vivre, we could all live happily ever after.
From Victoria Richards / The Independent
From Access Hollywood
Opening up the awards show, she stepped out on stage in a black trench coat over a leather puff-sleeve bodysuit and matching black hat. 'And they said we wouldn’t last. But we’re still here, motherf–kers,' she said. 'Happy 40th, MTV! Welcome to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.' Then she turned around to walk back into the wings, showcasing the bodysuit's high cut backside and leading to a slew of reactions both IRL and online.
From Harpers Bazaar
This partnership marks the revitalization of a decades-long relationship with Warner that began with the release of Madonna’s debut single in 1982. The deal encompasses her entire Sire/Maverick/Warner catalog, including global smash albums such as Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, and Ray of Light. It also includes her three most recent studio albums, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X, which will join the Warner catalog beginning in 2025. All in all, the new pact includes 17 studio albums plus singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums, and compilations.
Warner Chappell Music also globally administers all of Madonna’s songwriting work. This features such top-charting hits as “Like A Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Into the Groove,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Live to Tell,” “True Blue,” “Open Your Heart,” “Who’s That Girl,” “Express Yourself,” “Lucky Star,” “Take A Bow,” and many more.
2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s recording debut. This new deal heralds the launch next year of an extensive, multi-year series of catalog releases that will revisit the groundbreaking music that made her an international icon. For the first time, Madonna will personally curate expansive deluxe editions for many of her landmark albums, as well as introduce unique releases for special events, and much more. The series of releases will be overseen by Warner Music’s catalog team, led by Kevin Gore, President of Global Catalog, Recorded Music, with the first release to be announced soon.
This monumental deal was executed by Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary at Maverick, Allen Grubman of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sachs P.C., her business manager Richard Feldstein of NKSFB, and Max Lousada, CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group.
Madonna said: "Since the very beginning, Warner Music Group has helped bring my music and vision to all my fans around the world with the utmost care and consideration. They have been amazing partners, and I am delighted to be embarking on this next chapter with them to celebrate my catalogue from the last 40 years.”
Guy Oseary said: “Over the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and spend time with many of Madonna’s incredible fans, and this new partnership will bring to fruition what so many of them have been patiently waiting for: a celebration of her groundbreaking catalogue. My partner Sara Zambreno and I are working closely with Warner Music Group to bring new life to these iconic works.”
Max Lousada added: “We’re honored to be forming a dynamic new partnership with an incomparable superstar whose influence on our musical and artistic landscape is immense and immutable. Madonna has changed the course of pop and dance music, while taking live performance to new heights of drama and invention. At the same time, she uses her fame to amplify some of the most important social issues and movements of our time. Constantly and fearlessly challenging convention, her four decades of music are not only an extraordinary body of work, but a playbook for creative and cultural evolution.”
On October 8, Madonna will be releasing her highly anticipated documentary film, MADAME X, exclusively on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, and MTV Entertainment Studios in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics, and Canada. Fans outside of these markets can watch the documentary on MTV. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the film captures the pop icon’s rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by sold-out theatrical audiences worldwide. The unprecedented intimate streaming experience will take viewers on a journey as compelling and audacious as Madonna’s fearless persona, Madame X, a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places.
The "Papa Don't Preach" singer, 62, slammed the misinformation that DaBaby spread about the AIDS and LGBTQ community on stage and during his performance at Rolling Loud earlier this week. DaBaby, 29, has since apologized for his "insensitive" rant.
"If you're going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts," Madonna wrote alongside a video of DaBaby's comments.
She continued, "After decades of hard won scientific research— there are life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids. These new ARV's can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!! AIDS is not transmitted by standing next to someone in a crowd."
"I want to put my cellphone lighter up and pray for your ignorance, No one dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God 🙏" she added.
Madonna also addressed DaBaby's "sexist remarks about ladies [whose] p------ need to smell like water" during his speech, writing that those comments "only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze."
"People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear," she concluded. "All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or religious beliefs. AMEN."
The actress and comedian appeared on this week's episode of PEOPLE in the '90s podcast where she recalled attending Oscar parties with Madonna before their 1992 movie A League of Their Own came out.
"I would get out of her car with her, a limo, and everyone's going Madonna! Kathy Bates! Madonna! Kathy Bates!" O'Donnell, 59, said, remembering how people confused her for that year's Best Actress winner, Kathy Bates.
"We went to Spago and I sat next to Dennis Hopper," O'Donnell said. "And at the table was Jackie Collins' sister."
She continued, "Well, Dennis Hopper leaned over and said, 'I had sex with two women at this table. Start your guessing.' Oh my God, it happened that night. It was so wild."
Madonna has voiced her support for Britney Spears amid her conservatorship battle. The “Like a Prayer” singer, 62, shared an Instagram Story on July 8 and lambasted the legal arrangement, calling it a “violation of human rights.” Madonna shared the message against the backdrop of a throwback photo of herself in a bedazzled Britney t-shirt and pink fuzzy boa.
“Give this woman her life back. Slavery was abolished so long ago! Death to the greedy patriarchy that has been doing this to women for centuries.” The singer added, “This is a violation of human rights! Britney we coming to get you out of jail!”
The support is mutual: the duo shared an infamous moment with fellow pop star Christina Aguilera in the early aughts. On stage at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, the trio shared a passionate kiss during a performance. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2011, Britney looked back at the moment and gushed about the star. “I actually saw [Madonna] a couple of weeks ago at a party,” she said. “I guess she’s really taught me to stay true to myself. That seems like a simple thing to say, but she taught me through action, not just by saying it. There are so many people around you that have opinions, but you just have to listen to your instincts.”
Madonna’s comments come after Britney addressed a judge for the first time in June, pleading to be freed from the 13-year conservatorship and calling the arrangement “abusive.” The pop star delivered a harrowing testimony about how the conservatorship has stripped her of all autonomy. Britney also called for the removal of her father Jamie as co-conservator, but he still remains in the role. Meanwhile, Bessemer Trust, the financial firm that splits conservator duties with Jamie, has filed documents to resign from the conservatorship, citing Britney’s latest court testimonial. Per NPR, the next court hearing for the conservatorship will be July 14; it will center on Bessemer Trust’s request to withdraw from the conservatorship.
Madonna joins a chorus of other celebrities who have rallied behind Britney. Mariah Carey, Brandy, Justin Timberlake, and Miley Cyrus have also expressed their support.
From Hollywood Life
Lil Nas X shared a steamy kiss with a dancer during his Egyptian-themed performance of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name) at the BET Awards 2021 on Sunday (27 June).
Following the performance, Madonna took to Instagram to post a side-by-side image comparing his kiss to her own with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the MTV VMAs in 2003. She captioned the story: “#DidItFirst.”
Madonna was heavily criticised for attempting to make the moment about herself, and for comparing her queer-baiting performance to a gay artist defiantly celebrating his sexuality in an industry that has been less-than-welcoming to LGBT+ folk.
Some referenced how her song “Vogue” lifted from Black and Latinx ballroom culture, “whitewashing” it in the process.
Amid fan backlash, Lil Nas X clarified that he and Madonna “are friends” and that it was “just a joke”.
After all, Madonna and Lil Nas X are known to be friends. They once shared beers and banter before duetting “Old Town Road” together during Madonna’s Madame X tour.
Other users sought to defend the pop megastar, arguing that the Instagram story was a joke while re-training focus back to Madonna’s decades-long contributions to LGBT+ advocacy.
From Yahoo! News
Actor John Benjamin Hickey has claimed that the pop icon was in the audience for a production of Cabaret in 1998, which he starred in alongside Richardson and Alan Cumming.
“One night in the audience Madonna was there, and we were all so excited that she was there,” Hickey told US talk show Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen. “There were lights on the audience, and Madonna proceeded to sit and braid her hair through the entire performance.”
He continued: “I didn’t really give a s***, I didn’t care one way or the other. [But] our leading lady Natasha Richardson came backstage with steam coming out of her ears. ‘How dare she?’”
“She was absolutely right,” Hickey added. “If you’re gonna come to the theatre, don’t sit and braid your hair, have some manners, especially if you know all eyes are on you.”
Earlier this year, while appearing on the Talk Art podcast, Cumming claimed that he reminded Madonna of the incident after they became friends.
“She talked about coming to see me in Cabaret and I said, ‘I remember you were braiding your hair’,” Cumming said. “She was like, ‘Was I? That’s incredibly rude.’ And I went, ‘Yes, it was rude.’”
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The "Vogue" singer, 62, took five out of her six children - Lourdes Leon, 24, David Banda, 15, Mercy James, 15, and twin daughters Stella Ciccone and Estere Ciccone, 8 - to visit her dad at Ciccone Vineyard & Winery in Michigan for a special occasion.
On Thursday, Madonna posted a video montage to show all the wonderful photos from the trip. The clip included sweet bonding moments between the kids and their grandfather, Stella and Estere running around the vineyard, Madonna snuggling with Lourdes, group photos of the family, and a three-tier cake surrounded by bottles of wine.
"My father is a survivor growing up as an Italian Immigrant in the US and living thru many traumas but always working hard for everything he had," the pop icon captioned the Instagram post. "He taught me the importance of hard work and earning one's way in life.............Again I thank you." She added, "It was so special to spend your 90th birthday with you and my children in your vineyard. 🍇🎂🍷🎉♥️ #happybirthday #ohfather #thestrangers @cicconevineyard."
May 16, 1984 – Dressed by her friend, Madonna attends Keith Haring’s Birthday party at The Paradise Garage in New York, also performing ‘Dress You Up’ during the bash.#keithharing #dressyouup #madonnastory pic.twitter.com/TXCHTpCwyO— Madonna (@Madonna) May 16, 2021
On Wednesday, Guernsey’s will auction off a refrigerator door that belonged to Keith Haring. The object - from the artist’s 1980s apartment at 325 Broome St. downtown - features more than 80 signatures and “tags,” including those believed to be by Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Even more amazing, the artifact nearly perished before the current owner - who lived in Haring’s old unit in the early 1990s - grabbed it from a back alley before a garbage crew could take it away.
“It’s a one in a million kind of thing,” Guernsey’s president Arlan Ettinger told The Post. (Ettinger said that the piece is being sold “without minimum reserve,” meaning it will go for whatever the highest bid is.)
Haring often had raucous get-togethers at his Soho apartment, and his artistic guests left their marks on every surface of his home, from the brightly painted walls to the front door to his white icebox.
“We tagged everything,” artist Cy Adams told The Post, recalling the crowded, celeb-filled parties Haring would throw at his apartment. “When you’re a young graffiti artist, you don’t even think twice about it.”
Haring moved out of the Broome Street apartment shortly before he died of AIDS in 1990. That’s when the fridge’s current owner, an artist who now lives in San Francisco and wished to remain anonymous, moved in.
She answered found a listing looking for a roommate to share a railroad apartment in Soho for $250 a month. “I was immediately struck by the beautiful light in the front of the flat and the amazing bathroom … [and] the funky kitchen with the fridge covered in graffiti,” the woman told The Post.
When her soon-to-be roommate informed her that the apartment had once belonged to Haring, “I was stunned,” she said. After she moved in, she and her friends would examine it for names they recognizes. When the appliance stopped working, she ran out to retrieve the door after the man who delivered a new one threw it away.
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Kamen caught the eye in a 1985 Levi's jeans advert - baring his chest in a launderette - and the queen of pop invited him in on a track the following year. He died this week aged 59.
"Heartbreaking to know you are gone," the superstar posted online.
The pair had a top five hit with Each Time You Break My Heart, which featured Madonna on backing vocals.
"You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much," she added.
"Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen."
Kamen - real name Ivor Neville Kamen - rose to fame in the Levi's commercial, which showed him stripping down to his boxer shorts in a launderette as several women looked on.
The advert, soundtracked by Marvin Gaye's I Heard It Through The Grapevine, helped to boost the company's denim sales and made him a sex symbol in the process.
It also caught the attention of Madonna, who told the BBC at the time she had been taken by Kamen's "charisma" and "beautiful voice".
She then contacted Kamen and asked him to record Each Time You Break My Heart - a synth-pop track left over from her third album True Blue.
From BBC News
It breaks my heart to know you are gone. You were always such a kind sweet human and you suffered too much. Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Cfk8vkM1Je— Madonna (@Madonna) May 5, 2021
She’s back! After a dozen years hopping around between New York City, the Hamptons and Lisbon, Portugal, Madonna has decided to set down some multimillion-dollar roots in Los Angeles.
Though she’s recently been on the East Coast, where she celebrated Easter in the Hamptons, the shape-shifting pop star returned to the City of Angels last year amid the Covid-19 quarantines, and while in town as been holed up in a lavish rented estate in the Coldwater Canyon area of Beverly Hills. Her decision to stay a while just might have something to do with the the biopic about her life that she's slated to direct and that she has co-written with Diablo Cody.
The mononymous 'Like A Virgin' singer, now 62, social media savvy and still pushing sociocultural buttons, turning out fashion trends and making hit records - her 14th studio album, 'Madame X,' released in 2019, was her ninth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200, looked far and wide for a suitable mansion to call home. In the end she eschewed her former real estate stomping grounds of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills, where she’s owned homes in decades past, and instead headed for the suburbs, dropping $19.3 million on The Weeknd’s mansion in guard-gated and celeb-filled Hidden Hills.
The Weeknd purchased the then brand-new mansion almost four years ago for $18.2 million, and initially put it on the market amid piles of publicity with a much-too-optimistic ask of not quite $25 million. The price eventually dipped to almost $22 million before Madge came along and bargained another $2.7 million off the price.
With nine bedrooms and nine full and two half bathrooms spread over about 12,500 square feet between the seven-bedroom main house and two-bedroom guest house, there’s plenty of room for the gap-toothed OG Material Girl, who rolls deep with four of her six children along with a retinue of assistants, nannies and security personnel.
The Weeknd was represented by Angel Salvador at The Agency while Madonna was represented in the deal by Trevor Wright at The Beverly Hills Estates.
Why do I have to Explain Everything........,.......🐰 pic.twitter.com/lVjffHI1oB— Madonna (@Madonna) April 2, 2021
The rapper couldn’t get enough of Madonna’s saucy selfies and commented on her post: ‘I need u 💖💖. Hit. Guy. 🎥💕💃🏽💨💨.’ Snoop wasn’t the only one thirsting over the queen of pop, as a slew of celebrities and fans were seen showering Madonna with compliments.
Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie and US television host Kelly Ripa had the same idea, as they commented with a string of fire emojis, while RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist Bimini Bon Boulash wrote: ‘YESSSSS MUMMA.’
And Now For A Moment of Self Reflection..............Madame ❌ pic.twitter.com/EDk7cUyBOv— Madonna (@Madonna) March 28, 2021
The My Best Friend’s Wedding actor was formerly good friends with Madonna, having worked with her on the romantic comedy The Next Best Thing in 2000. He also performed background vocals on her cover version of Don McLean’s “American Pie”.
In Everett’s 2006 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, he referred to Madonna in what appeared to be slightly disparaging terms, which he has now denied during an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
Asked by Morgan what he called Madonna in his book, Everett replied: “A screechy barmaid?”
“An old whiny barmaid,” corrected Morgan. “You didn’t finish there … You called her a curious little thing, Satan, a she-man. And you appear surprised that it put a little [cloud] over your relationship.”
Everett explained that he didn’t intend the comment to be offensive.
“The whiny old barmaid was meant to be a compliment,” he said, adding that he remembered the star speaking in a specific and slightly whiny voice when she was younger. “She really got guys like that. And she was really charming. That wasn’t meant to be rude actually … Are you sure I put ‘old’?”
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During an interview with The Tonight Show, Rita Ora shared her experience meeting Madonna for the first time, which she called "very awkward, but also very unbelievable."
"She really just made me find my light," the "Girls" singer told host Jimmy Fallon. "And doing that, we had to kneel on the floor. And I thought it was ‘Like A Prayer' in real life that was happening to me."
If you're confused, not to fret - Ora offered a bit more context. As she recalled, "I had to go and breathe in the bathroom before I actually did meet her. I mean, this was earlier in my career. And I was doing a campaign for her, a clothing line… then she, you know, came to meet me, and I loved it and I just couldn't breathe."
The 30-year-old star remembered the iconic singer exclaiming, "'This is not my light! Let's get down!'" and a confused Rita did what she was told without hesitation.
"I said, ‘Whatever she says,'" Ora noted, "'we're going to do.'" Fallon was in agreement. "I mean, well, she's Madonna," he added. "She's the one and only, man."
From E Online
The former president is currently on trial for inciting a riot among protesters in Washington DC, who stormed the US Capitol on January 6. If he’s convicted, he could by voted by the Senate to be ineligible to run for office again in future.
During the trial, Trump’s lawyer Michael Van der Veen showed videos of the actor and musician, aiming to prove that Democrats have used the same kind of provocative language that the former president used ahead of the January 6 attack, according to Deadline.
The first clip was of Madonna, when she was at a Women’s March in 2017. She said: ‘Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.’ Meanwhile, a video of Depp was also shown, from an appearance at Glastonbury.
Van der Veen said afterwards: ‘I did not show you their robust speech to excuse or balance out the speech of my client, for I need not. ‘I showed you the video because in this political forum, all robust speech should be protected and it should be protected evenly.’
However, not everyone is convinced by the use of the videos in the trial, pointing out that Madonna and Depp were never elected. ‘Ok, they’ve finally convinced me. Johnny Depp and Madonna should be removed from office,’ one Twitter user joked. Another said: ‘IMPEACH MADONNA!’ while one more added: ‘Just spitballing here… maybe the President of the United States’ words should be held to a higher standard than Madonna?’
She then shared multiple videos and photos, captioning them with the Malawi flag, before writing on Instagram that she spent ‘the last day of 2020 in Lipunga [in Malawi]. Re-Connecting with David’s father and extended Family [sic].’ Madonna, 62, added a few hours later: ‘Happy New Year All the way from Africa.’ During her time in Malawi, she shared videos from her son David’s ‘ancestral village’, a paediatric hospital, and an orphanage. On January 9, she shared her first video from Kenya, writing: ‘Spending time with the Samburu tribe is always an honor.
‘They are nomadic warriors and here the men are singing, dancing and telling stories to attract the attention of the females. [Kenya flag emoji] ♥️ #samburu #inspiration #kenya.’ At the time of writing, Madonna still appears to be in Kenya. As of December 28, the USA advised travellers to avoid all travel to the UK. However, Madonna is thought to have flown to the UK before this. On December 20, London and a large proportion of the South East of England moved into strict tier four restrictions. When Madonna shared her video from the plane, overseas travel for leisure was banned.
Travelling abroad for essential reasons, such as work, was still permitted. Visitors from the UK to Malawi need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 10 days prior to arrival. The UK government website guidance continues: ‘Passengers may be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their Covid-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. Individuals testing positive may be taken for treatment at a government facility. ‘All other individuals will be required to self-monitor for Covid-19 signs and symptoms for 14 days after arrival.’
Indecision.......should I. stand on inside of door and go nowhere or outside in doorstep 🚪 and go nowhere.........😂 (not tears of joy) pic.twitter.com/tMJlwIIQhS— Madonna (@Madonna) December 22, 2020
Dressed in a black crop top and matching bikini bottoms, the 62-year-old happily flaunted her scar from her hip surgery and the circular cupping marks, which were dotted all over her legs.
Across the mirror selfies, Madonna added the hashtags "recovery", "cupping" and "beautiful scar" - a nod to her hit 2015 tune Beautiful Scars - as she continues with her post-operation recovery.
From Hello! Magazine
Get dressed up. Pretend to have a party. Promise yourself you wont go insane being in lockdown for the 3rd time. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/We6GH90y0J— Madonna (@Madonna) December 4, 2020
The pop superstar offered a rare glimpse into her family life alongside boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams.
She can be seen posing with daughter Lourdes, 24, son David Banda, 15, twins Stella and Estere, eight, son Rocco, 20, and daughter Mercy James, 14, as they smile for photos in front of the fireplace at Thanksgiving.
The video also shows David strumming on the guitar, while Madonna snuggles up on Williams’ lap as they cuddle their dog.
She captioned the video: “A Beautiful Souvenir ………….Giving Thanks.”
It is unusual for the singer to share a look at all her children together.
She shares daughter Lourdes with ex-partner Carlos Leon, and son Rocco with ex-husband Guy Ritchie.
Meanwhile she adopted children David, Mercy, Stella and Estere from Malawi.
From Yahoo! News
"Truth is where you find it. Get up and vote," the artist broke it down "Vogue"-style as two dancers waved flags behind her. "Dr. King, Malcolm X, freedom of speech is as good as sex."
Then, she delivered her final tantalizing line: "And if you don't vote, you're going to get a spanking.''
And with that, Rock the Vote had released its first PSA.
If Madonna was hoping to elicit a reaction from the American people, she got her wish. The pop star set off a flurry of criticism, with the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization accusing her, according to The New York Times, of "desecration of the flag."
But, as the singer's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said at the time, ''That was certainly not Madonna's intention at all. My sense is that wrapping the American flag around her is not insulting. It is essential that people should vote. She's trying to get that message across in a humorous, dramatic way. But she's very serious about the issue.''
At first glance, it might seem like a bad idea to start a movement on such a sour note, but as they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
But Rock the Vote was started by people who were already known for being controversial. In fact, Virgin Records co-founder Jeff Ayeroff and other music executives were initially responding to the Parent Music Resource Center's goal to have Parental Advisory labels placed on every album on the market that contained so-called explicit content, a desire that a select group of politicians were happy to fulfill.
What the PMRC and its supporters failed to foresee though, was that musicians have thousands of fans, many of voting age - and that those fans would be called upon to vote against the politicians in favor of censoring their music.
That's why Madonna and other artists who were named in the PMRC's "Filthy 15" - a list of songs the group called "objectionable" - were at the forefront of this movement.
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Love what you do and do what you love 💕 . pic.twitter.com/TXIBG5FVJs— Madonna (@Madonna) October 27, 2020