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Photos: Madonna at MDNA Skin x KKW Beauty event

Madonna and Kim Kardashian West speak onstage at MDNA SKIN hosts Madonna and Kim Kardashian West for a beauty conversation at YouTube Space LA (March 06 2018)

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What It’s Like to Spend Five Minutes With Madonna?

An exclusive encounter with the MDNA SKIN guru about freebies, dry elbows and why authenticity matters: “It’s not a vanity project.”

If I could do it all over again — if a wrinkle in time allowed me to redo Tuesday from scratch — I would have coated my elbows with lotion in the morning, and probably added another layer in the afternoon. So much lotion. At least the left one, the left elbow, because that’s the one Madonna touched as she drove home a point about what most men get wrong about skin care.

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“Men need to understand that they need to moisturize. They can’t go around being hairy beasts all the time. I tell that to my sons,” said Madonna, standing inside a private suite converted into a junket-style interview space on the second floor of Barneys New York, Beverly Hills. “You can actually get acne from having too dry skin. So, it’s important to take care of your skin. I don’t know why they don’t. They can just go around shaving and not bathing, and we have to do all the work! That’s not fair. When I touch a man’s arm…”

That’s when the 59-year-old global superstar turned activist turned skin care mogul, dressed in a Temperley London jumpsuit with Mindi Mond earrings, reached for my left arm, the one flaunting a desperately dry elbow, and ran her fingers toward the unfortunate joint. You know how this ends, but at least it came in the final moments of a 5-minute, 40-second interview because recovery may have been impossible.

“I don’t want…your elbows are a little dry, OK…,” she says, quickly pulling her hand back, the one covered with Kismet bling on each finger to spell out MDNA (and a Yeprem handpiece), the same name of her luxury skincare line, MDNA SKIN, which is what she’s here to promote just after 6 p.m. on March 6, 2018. I immediately apologized for the “error” that landed me on the “most men” list by offering the fact-based excuse that I had basically been working 24 hours straight covering Sunday night’s Oscars through Monday night print deadlines. read more →

Photos: Madonna at Barneys (March 06 2018)

Madonna promoting MDNA Skin at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills (March 06 2018)

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Confirmed! 2 Madonna Vinyls on Record Store Day 2018

Update: It’s official! We’re getting 2 New Madonna Vinyl Re-Issues in April.
Here are the details:

Madonna – You Can Dance
Format: 1 x 140g 12″ Red translucent vinyl 7 track EP
Label: Rhino Warner
Replica of Venezuelan version of You Can Dance (Mix 2) Tracklising: A1. Spotlight, A2. Holiday, A3. Everybody, A4. Physical Attraction. B1. Over and Over, B2. Into The Groove, B3. Where’s The Party

Madonna You Can Dance Vinyl Re-Issue

Madonna – The First Album
Format: 1 x ???g 12″ picture disc w/ obi strip
Label: Rhino Warner
Replica of – MADONNA The First Album (Rare 1983 Japanese 8-track Picture Disc LP, complete with the original lilac card insert, fold-out page Japanese biography / lyric insert & clear PVC outer with the pink heart-shaped obi-sticker.

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Photo: Madonna at her Oscars Party last night

Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary shared a photo of Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Cardi B from last night’s Oscars Party on Instagram:

“Oscars Party 2018.. @madonna @kimkardashian @iamcardib … PHOTO by @jr #aboutlastnight”Guy Oseary via Instagram

Madonna's Oscars Party

“Ray Of Light” 20th Anniversary Articles (Updated)

Madonna Ray Of Light

As Madonna’s “Ray of Light” album is turning 20, various magazines and news outlets are publishing articles about it:

Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ turns 20: A track-by-track review Matthew Barton looks back at one of the Queen of Pop most career-defining records. Attitude

Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ at 20 Her Collaborators Look Back on the Electronic Pop Milestone Billboard

Revisiting Ray of Light, Madonna’s most forward-thinking album, 20 years on The singer’s seventh album was the ultimate riposte to ageism and sexism in pop Dazed & Confused

20 Years Later, ‘Ray of Light’ Is Still Madonna’s Most Shocking Reinvention Glamour *

Ray of Light: Madonna’s lesson in maturity or gateway for Goop? Still 20 years on, Madge’s earth mother opus that influenced Adele and Britney, is still the template for modern pop The Guardian

Madonna’s Ray of Light 20 years on: still the peak of empowered pop The Guardian

What Gianni Versace’s Death Tells Us About Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ Renaissance The singer was recording the album when Donatella Versace called to say her brother had just been murdered. The rest is 20-year-old history. Huffington Post

Madonna’s Ray of Light predicted our obsession with celebrity 20 years on, we’re even worse. i-D

Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ Defined Pop Perfection 20 Years Ago, But Became A Curse For Singer Madonna’s most loved album has held her back. Inquisitr

8 reasons why Ray Of Light remains Madonna’s best album It’s the album which ensured the reigning Queen of Pop would stay on her throne for at least another decade. Metro *

The Quest for Truth, the Maintenance of Career: Ray of Light at 20 Jezebel / The Muse

Ranking All The Tracks On Madonna’s “Ray Of Light” In honor of the seminal album turning 20, Madonna expert Matthew Rettenmund gave us his official countdown of its best tracks. New Now Next

William Orbit reflects on Madonna’s Ray Of Light: “It broke all the rules” The Ray Of Light producer reflects on what is considered by many as Madonna’s best and most adventurous album. Official Charts

To The Heart Of The Nightmare – Madonna’s Ray Of Light 20 Years On Lucy O’Brien posits that, in the tradition of the 1970s-style concept album, Ray Of Light is Madonna’s Dark Side Of The Moon The Quietus

“Twenty Years Ago, Madonna Was Reborn in a ‘Ray of Light’” The pop icon’s stunning turn to electronic music showed a spiritual side we’d never seen before and was the last time we learned about her interior life… The Ringer

Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ at 20: Celebrating Her Psychedelic Masterwork Inspired by motherhood and yoga, the icon reinvented herself on her most passionate album to date Rolling Stone *

Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’: 6 Things You Didn’t Know Collaborators look back at the pop icon’s pivotal 1998 LP Rolling Stone

Interview: Patrick Leonard Slant

Ray Of Light Turns 20 Stereogum *

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Photo: Madonna with Jeezy

US rapper Jeezy posted a photo with Madonna on his Instagram:

“Born Legends 🖤 @madonna #TrustYaProcess”

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