An ex-pal of Madonna urged a Manhattan judge Wednesday to toss a lawsuit filed by the Queen of Pop over an auction of her memorabilia because The Material Girl freely gave away the priciest item — a pair of worn satin panties.
“They weren’t careful, the plaintiff wasn’t careful in bringing these claims,” said Judd Grossman, an attorney for the former friend Darlene Lutz.
“For example the underwear, lot No. 10. There was a handwritten note with hearts and symbols to a boyfriend that said, ‘My underwear for you,’” Grossman told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits.
“My client never had anything to do with that lot,” Grossman argued.
Instead, the convicted drug dealer ex-boyfriend, Peter Shue, has said he consigned the lingerie to online auctioneer Gotta Have It! Collectibles. Yet Madonna is not suing him. more →
As I’m running on a solid five hours of sleep, Madonna calls to talk about her new MDNA Skin Finishing Cream ($250), a thermal-water-infused moisturizer that’s supposed to fake a full night of peaceful slumber. So, how many hours does Madonna usually take to rest up? “Six,” the icon said. “If I’m lucky, and it’s a Sunday sleep-in day, eight. And that’s just a marvelous privilege.”
It’s hard to imagine Madonna sleeps at all, considering how hard the woman works. Between being, you know, Madonna and all, earlier this Fall she also launched MDNA Skin, her passion-project skincare line. The Finishing Cream is her latest drop, and given its major hype, it just might become her most popular.
What’s so special about this cream? For one, it contains M.T.PARCA Thermal Water extracted from Montecatini, Italy. This province in Tuscany has won fame for the healing properties of its water. “People go to these spas to heal everything from arthritis to skin ailments,” Madonna said. “The water rises to the surface of the volcanic eruption, and then that’s skimmed off of the top. That’s purified, and those waters have a specific molecular structure that not only heals the skin but also purifies, tightens, hydrates, and illuminates.”
According to Madonna, eczema, acne, scars, and rosacea can all be healed or reversed with M.T.PARCA Thermal Water. I ask her if it can go on other parts of your body, like how she previously told us that her Magnetic Clay Mask should be applied to your butt because “it has an audience.” more →
Madonna leaving the New Jersey’s Newark Airport (December 04 2017)
“Everybody” was released in October 1982 – it was the first step on Madonna’s journey to stardom. Her former boyfriend Stephen Bray, who worked on a demo version of the song, speaks to Witness about Madonna’s early career. Listen to the interview at BBC.co.uk.
Translation: “My favorite Madonna image. A Versace campaign by Steven Meisel. So sexy. A mixture of ultra-femininity, she has voluptuous breast, flawless platinum blonde, silky skin, and masculinity, muscular legs ,jewels so ghetto … And lavender is my favorite color. Not to mention Madonna! We met at Met Ball several times in private parties. She’s a legend. An inspiration for so many artists, especially girls, first and foremost me. She created real visual shocks, on stage, in pictures or in her videos. SHE FEARS OF NOTHING. I believe that by pushing the boundaries as she did, by provoking, she was looking for herself. She wanted to see where her own limits were, how far she would be able to go. Not to mention her talent to reinvent herself. In the early 90s, she is already the “Queen of Pop”, some thought she was out of breath, suddenly, she releases Vogue and puts everyone on their knees. She’s iconic, she’s been around for thirty years and proves to the world that she’s unbreakable. And she is still here”
Scans and Translation by loowee via Madonna Nation
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will sit down for an exclusive interview with the “Queen of Pop” herself, MADONNA, on Friday, December 8, on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN. The global superstar, who is recognized by Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time, will update the hosts about the latest in her life, career, philanthropy, artistry and most recent projects, including her MDNA Skin care line.
This marks Madonna’s sixth interview on “Live,” and her first visit to “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Her last appearance took place on January 11, 2007.
Also during the hour, Ripa and Seacrest will make festive holiday wreaths with lifestyle expert Katie Brown, and pop band 98 Degrees will perform a Christmas favorite for the “Live” audience.
About “Live with Kelly and Ryan” “Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national Syndication by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Visit “Live” on the web (KellyandRyan.com), Facebook and Instagram (@LiveKellyandRyan), and Twitter and SnapChat (@LiveKellyRyan).
Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight – loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage – after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon.
An onlooker said: ‘We’d been on the ground for about 20 minutes when I saw her assistant speaking with crew members at the front of the plane.
‘Then I noticed all this Louis Vuitton luggage being carried past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn’t believe it.
‘She had no make-up on but I Googled her and I discovered that she’s recently bought a place in Lisbon, so her being on the flight suddenly made sense.
‘I thought to myself ‘Madonna is on my flight!’ more →
The four stars top Billboard’s all-time recaps of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart & Billboard 200 albums tally.
As Billboard celebrates the accomplishments of Women in Music throughout the industry with this year’s festivities, the charts likewise reflect that female artists have achieved some of the biggest hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and Billboard 200 albums ranking.
In honor of this year’s Women in Music event, Billboard has compiled four special Greatest of All-Time charts: the top female artists and songs by women over the history of the Hot 100 and the top female artists and albums by women on the Billboard 200.
Madonna (Billboard’s 2016 woman of the year) reigns as the all-time top-performing female artist since the Hot 100 launched in the issue dated Aug. 4, 1958. She boasts a record (among all acts) 38 top 10s, including 12 No. 1s. more →
“Originally written as a feminist anthem about independence, Madonna’s 1989 dance-floor standard has since become synonymous with self-love and holding oneself in high regard. The song’s lyrics directly address women and urge them to not settle for men who don’t treat them like the queens that they are. In the years following the song’s release, it has been embraced by Madonna’s gay fans around the world and has simultaneously become an anthem of personal expression and female empowerment.”
Read the complete list at Billboard.com
A brief clip of Madonna accepting her Grammy award in 1999 was featured in the latest “Long Live Music Campaign” Grammy Awards commercial.
Former New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith, who won her own A-list status with her witty chronicling of the glitterati, died of natural causes on Sunday, said her literary agent, Joni Evans.
Smith, who was one of the first gossips to start covering Madonna, was also responsible for officially breaking the news of Madonna’s pregnancy with her now 21-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, in the New York Post. At the time, Smith was a columnist at the paper, and said, “Madonna wanted the news released in as low-key a manner as possible” – which, for the pop star, meant it was Page 1 news.
Smith later defended Madonna amid a brouhaha surrounding her marital status, pointing to her divorce from Sean Penn as her impetus behind not marrying Lourdes’s father, trainer Carlos Leon. Said Smith, “Madonna can’t do anything right as far as most of the press is concerned. I think if she took the veil it would be criticized.”
Years later, Smith said of their friendship, “She’s an extremely talented, deeply complicated woman. We were close for a while, or as close as anyone can get to her. The first time we met, she glowered at me and said, ‘Aren’t you scared of me?’ I just laughed. We got along real well after that.”
via New York Post / Yahoo