There seems to be a vilification of older women – Madonna took a lot of flak when she fell at the Brits.
Let me ask you: was there a lot of meanness about her?
There were a lot of unpleasant comments on Twitter.
Madonna is an entertainer. There are very few people who could’ve gotten up off that floor. It wasn’t because of her that she fell, but it was because of her that the performance carried on. Some of the vilification comes from women as much as men. She’s making choices and she’s able to do things physically that a lot of people 25 years younger can’t; she got up and refused to allow that to shame her. I think people want her to be shamed into a role that they find acceptable for her age. It makes me sad that we can’t embrace Madonna and say, Wow, this is an artist who’s expressing herself in a certain way.
Madonna has been slapped with a backstage ban due to her lack of theatre etiquette, according to reports.
The Queen of Pop had attended the evening performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed off-Broadway musical Hamilton, but was not invited to meet the cast afterwards because she kept using her phone during the show, reported Playbill.com.
Lin-Manuel tweeted a post, which was later deleted: “Tonight was the first time I asked stage management NOT to allow a celebrity (who was texting all through Act 2) backstage. #noselfieforyou.”
A source told Playbill.com that the singer arrived late to the performance at The Public Theatre’s Newman Theatre, and was seen using her phone throughout the first and second acts.
Rocker Morrissey has joined forces with his arch-enemy Madonna in her battle against ageism.
The former Smiths frontman has waged war against the Material Girl since the early days of his career, and has previously branded her “absurd,” “offensive,” and “closer to organized prostitution than anything else.”
However, he has now thrown his support behind the veteran pop star after she accused bosses at Britain’s BBC Radio 1 earlier this year of shunning her new music because of her age.
He tells Spanish newspaper El Mundo, “I think Madonna is right. For example, BBC Radio One does not pick her music because she’s too old. But the music is good or bad, and the age of the interpreter is irrelevant. With this gesture, Radio One tries to look in on the wave… but all it does is show (it is) ridiculous, because it is saying that music will only (interest) youngsters, regardless of whether it is good or not. Who does that help?”
Morrissey is not the first star to support Madonna in her ageism row – last week Rita Ora thanked her online for “paving a way” for older singers.
Madonna thinks Jamie Foxx’s daughter has “good taste” after the youngster praised her Grammys performance.
In February, Annalise was Jamie’s special guest to the annual music ceremony in Los Angeles, where she mingled with A-list stars including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Jay Z.
But it was pop legend Madonna the little girl was most excited about seeing face to face.
“What’s crazy about this is, is that she wanted to meet Madonna more than anybody that night. Because she saw the performance and she said, ‘Dad, I gotta meet Madonna because I love her performance,’ and I said, ‘She’s right up there,'” Jamie recalled to Jimmy Kimmel. “So she goes up to Madonna and says, ‘I think your performance was the best,’ and she [Madonna] says, ‘Why do you like it?’ ‘Because you guys had the horns, so I think you were the best.’ And you know what Madonna said? ‘Good taste.'”
The 56-year-old singer performed her track Living For Love, with scantily clad male backing dancers wearing sparkling silver masks and black horns on their heads.
Annalise has a photo gallery to treasure forever following that evening, and in each snap she pulled the same pose, where her arms are crossed and fingers pointed out.
“She’s six… My daughter trademarked it, that’s her thing. She’s been doing it since she was like two and a half, three. She just came out the womb like, ‘I’m here!'” he screeched, pulling the pose.
Jamie also touched upon his career as a musician and actor. He always dreamt of getting into music, but “just fell into the movies and just fell into winning an Oscar” he joked, referring to his best actor Academy Award for Ray.
Jeremy Scott was one of the few who knew that Madonna would be Drake’s surprise guest at Sunday’s Coachella finale because he had worked out the singer’s Moschino look — her second one in a week after “The Tonight Show” — ahead of time with stylist Arianne Phillips. “I was watching from the front with Katy Perry and Rihanna and even they didn’t know, to give you an idea of how insider it was,” he said of Madge’s appearance. “It made me really happy that she gave me such a great homage, with her dancers wearing pieces from my Adidas collection as well,” said Scott, who stayed an extra day in the desert. “The pull of Coachella was too strong to stay away,” he said, though he’s “more selective” about which performances he goes to nowadays. “I went to see Bjork like 12 years ago, so I’ve definitely seen the festival in all its incarnations, and it only seems to get bigger and better.” Now that he’s conquered the Super Bowl and Coachella, the Met Ball is the next marquee event on Scott’s list, though he’s staying mum on who his date — or dates — will be.
Drake was not grossed out when Madonna planted a prolonged lip-lock on him at Coachella Sunday night … his reaction was all about lipstick aftertaste.
Sources close to Drake tell TMZ … he loved the kiss. As for whether the kiss was prearranged, Drake says it wasn’t … the plan was for Madonna to dance around him while he sat in the chair.
Drake says he was not banking on a transfer of the glossy stuff and that’s why he blanched.
Via Facebook, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell this morning took time to rebuke Madonna for comments she has made recently about metro Detroit, one Michigan woman to another.
Madonna, 56, recently told Us Weekly that there was “nothing at all” she missed about growing up in Michigan. In earlier comments on Thursday’s “The Howard Stern Show,” the singer described the residents of her hometown of Rochester Hills as “basic, provincial thinking people,” drawing a response from the city’s mayor.
“Enough already, Madonna,” Dingell, D-Dearborn, wrote on her Facebook page this morning. “I am probably not being politically correct in someway (sic) … but I am tired of Madonna and her cheap shots at Michigan and her hometown. … I love this state.”
“Michigan contributed to her success … we don’t take shots at her, her style, her life… so something good must have happened here … I am and always will be a Michigan girl, quit bad mouthing us,” Dingell wrote.
Detroit Free Press
The world has known Madonna as the Queen of Pop for decades, but few have the intimate understanding of the music icon that Debi Mazar does. The actress gave us a taste of what it’s like to be best friends with one of the most famous people on the planet during a Wednesday interview with HuffPost Live.
“We are old best friends in the sense that we’ve been very close for a very, very long time — like 30 years, before she even cut a record,” Mazar said. “I met her when she came to New York and we became dear friends, and then she was like, ‘I’m gonna do a video,’ and I was like, ‘I do makeup. I’ll do your makeup. Cool!’ And it was very much like that, and then she became a huge star.” …continue reading »