The Madame X star insisted she should be the one to make a movie about her colourful past.
Madonna, 60, told The Graham Norton Show: 'If there ever is one, I’ll be directing it.'
She joked: 'I warn any director who tries to make one, there will be a mysterious death!'
Madonna’s last attempt at directing a feature film was 2011’s W.E. about the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson which led to his abdication, but it bombed at the box office.
The singer also told the BBC chat show host that she believes her six children wish she was somebody else.
Madonna is mother to biological children Lourdes, 22 and Rocco, 18, as well as David, 13, Mercy, 13, and six-year-old twins Stelle and Estere who were all adopted from Malawi.
She said: 'I think they wish I wasn’t Madonna. I think it would be less challenging, in their minds, if they didn’t have me as their mother.'
The family currently reside in Lisbon where aspiring footballer David attends Benfica soccer academy.
Madonna admitted that she wasn’t a huge fan of the sport.
She confided: 'I admit I only watch when he’s playing. If he’s on the bench, I’m on my phone!'
Speaking about moving to Lisbon for David to pursue the sport she said: 'I surprised myself. Barcelona and Turin were an option, but I couldn’t see myself living there. It would have been a lot easier if he’d liked music!'
Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Sir Ian McKellen, Madonna, Danny Boyle, Lily James, Himesh Patel and Sheryl Crow during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.(Credit: PA)
Madonna told Jo Whiley earlier this week that her family all dance together in the evenings after mealtimes.
She said: 'We just always have music playing and there’s always dancing. I mean we watch movies at night on weekends but TV, no and phones, no. Music and dancing and talking to each other. Old fashioned.'
Madonna’s interview on The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One tonight at 10.40pm.
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The second installment of FX awards season breakout Pose jumps from the '80s to 1990, the year New York's LGBTQ ballroom scene was illuminated by the dazzling glare of Madonna's 'Vogue.' According to co-creator Steven Canals, the pop icon's intense fascination with the art of voguing and its originators injected a crucial dose of optimism into a community that was facing increased marginalization as the HIV/AIDS crisis worsened in the U.S.
'We introduce Madonna's 'Vogue' in the premiere and I think the presence of the song is really woven throughout season two. If we're looking at the history of ballroom and specifically that moment in time, what Madonna did was bring ballroom to the mainstream,' Canals tells The Hollywood Reporter. 'She introduced the world to this community who, up until that point in time, had been a subculture.'
'Vogue' - inspired by the pioneering dance moves of ballroom leaders and their underground celebrations of self-expression - was a massive hit. Reaching No. 1 in more than 30 countries not long after its March 1990 release, the song soon became inescapable. Madonna's decision to include real-life ballroom luminaries in its accompanying music video - and, later, a world tour - seemed to signal greater opportunities for trans and queer people of color.
Writer, producer and director Janet Mock says that she was interested in exploring the commentary surrounding ballroom's sudden exposure. 'What do these people think about the mainstreaming of something that had just been incubating for years in secret? A lot of the ballroom community felt they were stars,' she says, adding that the Pose team conferred with in-house consultant and ballroom king Jose Xtravaganza, one of the lucky few chosen to be part of Madonna's 'Vogue' era. 'They felt like they had been preparing for years for their closeups. This finally felt like their time.'
Indeed, Tuesday's season two premiere (airing at 10 p.m. on FX) sees Mj Rodriguez's Blanca thinking of ways to make the most of the moment. 'Madonna is shining a bright spotlight on us,' she says at one point, and later declares, 'We are on the cusp of a revolution.' Galvanized, Blanca - the founder and mother of the House of Evangelista - encourages her kids Angel (Indya Moore) and Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) to seriously pursue their respective passions for modeling and dance.
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Madame X will join Graham to celebrate the release of her new album and to discuss her upcoming tour, which will stop at the London Palladium next January for 15 exclusive shows.
Make sure to tune into BBC on June 14 for what promises to be a very special TV moment.
M + MTV. Stay tuned for BIG NEWS tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/VBmUb4hn12— MTV UK (@MTVUK) 16 April 2019
Before she was famous, Madonna had a short but passionate and influential relationship with Jean Michel Basquiat, a pioneer and darling of the 1980s New York art scene. Basquiat was riding high while Madonna was a coat check girl, but she already had the self-belief to know she had something special.
This myth takes place across one night on the New York subway, just before she infamously door-stepped music producer Seymour Stein at his hospital bedside where he signed her on the spot. This is a poignant moment, before Basquiat's untimely death and just before Madonna broke through to 'take over the motherfucking world'.
Series 3 of the International Emmy Award-nominated comedy will be available on demand from Sky Arts and NOW TV from 10pm on Wednesday 10th April. The first episode will be aired on the channel earlier that evening, at 9pm.
Patti LuPone will guest star in season 2 of Pose, Ryan Murphy announced Saturday during the show's PaleyFest panel.
The co-creator, who moderated a discussion with co-creator Steven Canals, producer/writer/director Janet Mock, producer/writer Our Lady J and stars Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore, revealed three key details about the upcoming season: The series will time jump to 1990, on the day Madonna's 'Vogue' is released; the song will play a key role in the season; and he and the writers created a role especially for LuPone (who will share many scenes with Rodriguez - much to the chagrin of Porter).
As for season 2, Mock told The Hollywood Reporter that it will include 'a lot of the same ingredients and the DNA of it all.' That includes 'family, glamour, shadiness, bitchiness - but then a lot of heart, too.' She also revealed that, aside from LuPone, there will be additional new characters in the form of a new house in the ball scene.
'There will be a new house,' Mock said. 'There will be a popular song from 1990 heavily featured, which will spark a lot of new aspirations and dreams for the people within the ball scene,' she said, alluding to the importance of 'Vogue.'
Canals told THR that the series will also tackle the era's heightening HIV/AIDS crisis.
From the Hollywood Reporter
The programme airs at 10:00 pm on Friday 17 August and is repeated at 11:55 pm on Saturday 18 August and will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.
Documentary charting Britain's relationship with Madonna, examining the influence Madonna has had on British music and fashion, and how she provoked a debate over sexual and gender politics - inspiring a generation of women, whilst remaining a huge gay icon. The film follows a group of fans on their journey to Barcelona for the first night of Madonna's Drowned World Tour and finds out what Madonna means to them. Contributors include backing singer Donna DeLory, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rosanna Arquette, Mel C, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Hear'Say and Janet Street-Porter.
The last time Madonna 'officially' met with Ripa was back on January 11, 2007 on 'Live', but the two of them made the headlines twice over the past years, Ripa attending Madonna’s 2012 Sticky & Sweet Tour and 2015 'Rebel Heart Tour', the Material Girl handing her microphone for Ripa to sing along from the front row!
Will Kelly and Ryan get the MDNA Skin Chrome Clay mask treatment from Madonna herself? Find out by watching the show next Friday and get ready for more fun!
Madonna broke the news on Wednesday via Instagram, sharing a picture of herself cozying up with the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden and noting: 'Riding around Manhattan with this Hunk of Burning Love @latelateshow carpool karaoke.' Meanwhile, The Late Late Show tweeted: 'Just a typical Wednesday with @Madonna. NBD. #CarpoolKaraoke.'
Madonna's concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will debut on Showtime next month.
Carpool Karaoke continues to nab some of music's biggest stars: Lady Gaga dueted with Corden last month on the latest edition of the viral segment. Other recent passengers include Britney Spears and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
From Entertainment Weekly
Before the superstar, 57, took the stage to belt out the very first top 10 hit of her career - which was the fifth single off her eponymous debut album - Jimmy Fallon told his studio audience how much he cherished Her Madgesty.
'She recently wrapped her wildly successful Rebel Heart Tour, which grossed over $190 million, making her the highest grossing solo touring artist in the world,' the late-night host, 41, said before he introduced the singer. 'Oh, I love her so much!'
At the end of her set, the pop diva had fun with Fallon by lying on the ground with him. 'I’ve been waiting all night for this,' the mom of four said over the sound of screaming fans, gazing up at the Saturday Night Live alum. 'Go ahead and push me over the borderline,' she joked.
The Grammy winner, who donned a menswear-inspired ensemble, complete with a necktie and leather glovelets, reprised some of the dance moves from the track’s iconic music video and wowed the crowd with powerful live vocals.
From Us Weekly
Talking to Us Weekly exclusively last year for a 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me feature, the Material Girl revealed that Obama, 54, was the one person she really wanted to meet.
'The person I most want to meet is President Obama,' she said. 'When the heck am I going to meet him? He just needs to invite me to the White House already. He probably thinks I’m too shocking to be there. I’m serious. If I was a little bit more demure…or if I was just married to Jay Z. Hey, if Jay would only take me as his second wife, then I’d score an invitation. '
As it turns out, the singer didn’t have to wait for an invite to the White House - because Fallon made the dream meeting take place, backstage at his late show, where the President was filming an interview, inviting Madonna along for a musical appearance.
'For Once I ’m Speechless………..President Obama @jimmyfallon,' the 57-year-old musician captioned the photographic evidence of the meeting which she shared via Instagram. In the photo, Madonna, who is wearing a black shirt and a black and white tie, looks demure and in shock as she stands in front of a blurred Obama.
In another photo, shared later in the night, the two are seen posing with their arms around one another, both smiling broadly.
The episode, which will air today, Thursday, June 9, is being hailed as a 'one of a kind' show by NBC.
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For Once I 'm Speechless..............😷🇺🇸. pic.twitter.com/wWGs4cBiQb— Madonna (@Madonna) 8 June 2016
'Where else besides ‘The Tonight Show’ and New York City can you have the President and the Queen on one show?,' said Jimmy Fallon.
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' is America’s #1 late-night talk show, out delivering his time-period competition on the broadcast networks in every key ratings category.
'The team meet James, a man obsessed with popstar Madonna, owning thousands of pieces of memorabilia dedicated to her. James owns everything from magazines and key rings, to outfits worn in Evita and a bracelet from the Material Girl video. His collection is squeezed into his London flat, with shelving units behind shelving units, and items dripping from the ceiling but he's desperate to get it in an exhibition. Can Mark and Jasmine help make his dream come true?'.
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The performance opened with Madonna backstage putting the finishing touches to her make-up, then busting into Diplo’s dressing room where the party had already started (he's surrounded by ladies, dancing. Of course). Madonna goes into full pelvis-thrusting mode as dance routines erupt in the hallway and into the studio audience where a screaming crowd awaits.
When it's all over, host Jimmy Fallon is on the floor clutching a vinyl copy of Rebel Heart and gasping for breath under a victorious Madonna.
Diplo turned up on five songs across Madonna’s new album. In an interview with Billboard back in December, Madonna discussed working with the in-demand producer and noted that he 'has a very strong voice in the record.'
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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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?'
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.
Monte Pittman just posted this on his Instagram account:
'Tonight's show went great! I think it's on tonight. I have no idea about that kind of stuff. Ask a @madonna fan. I'm sure they'll be able to tell you. They're the best!'
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.
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
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
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'
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.'
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.'
....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.'
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.
MTV UK confirmed to madonnalicious that the show will air in the UK on Thursday 06 February at 9pm on MTV Music.
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
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
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.'
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