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Madonna News - March 2015

New Madonna Interview on BBC Radio 2

Madonna will talk to Jo Whiley about her new album, family life and that fall at The Brit Awards!
It is her first UK radio interview in a long time ahead of her tour in late summer.

The interview will be aired next Tuesday at 8pm local time.

BBC

Debbie Dingell’s “tired of Madonna’s cheap shots”

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

Outtakes from Madonna’s US Weekly Interview

Nothing’s better than more, more, more! Leave it to Madonna to exceed Us Weekly’s request for 25 Things You Don’t Me. Speaking with Us’ Entertainment Director Ian Drew recently, the pop legend, 56, sounded off on everything from her goal to meet President Obama (and Drake!), her disdain for fur bikinis, escargot, and her home state of Michigan in the much talked-about, published version of “25 Things.”

But that’s not all she had to say. In these outtakes from our exclusive chat with the legendary “Ghosttown” singer, Madonna muses on her family, filming Evita, the pitfalls of fame and who she might owe an apology to, among other topics. Read on!

US WEEKLY: In the spirit of rebel hearts, what was your ultimate “rebel” moment?

MADONNA: The ultimate moment where I most felt like a rebel was in St. Petersburg, Russia [in 2012 during the MDNA Tour] when I was told they were going to arrest anyone who was openly or obviously gay and they came to my shows and I spoke out against the government. Eighty-seven people were arrested and I was fined like $1 million. They dropped the lawsuit, though. When I stood up for Pussy Riot was around the same time, but there have been a lot of those moments. I also think about when I was in Toronto and they said if I simulated masturbation during one of my shows [during the Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990] they would have me arrested and I was like, ‘F–k you! I’m doing it anyway. So arrest me.’ They didn’t in the end. Lots of those. Then there’s the Vatican when they said they would have me…you know, whatever! It goes on and on….

US: Love the track on the album “Unapologetic Bitch” — so, who’s the biggest unapologetic bitch of them all?

M: Kanye West is the biggest unapologetic bitch besides me. read more →

Madonna’s ‘Ghosttown’ Debuts on Adult Contemporary

Debut No. 21 “Ghosttown” Madonna

Madonna debuts on Adult Contemporary with “Ghosttown,” the second single from her new album, Rebel Heart. First single “Living for Love” reached No. 36 on Pop Songs, aided by concentrated plays on iHeartMedia-owned stations; spins on certain AC stations in the chain likewise spur the start of “Ghosttown.” (It bubbles under Adult Pop Songs, also thanks to iHeartMedia plays in that format).

The bow of “Ghosttown” ends Madonna’s longest break from charting on AC: she last reached the list with “Jump,” which hit No. 21 in January 2007. She makes her 36th visit to the tally. Since her first week on the chart in June 1984 (with “Borderline”), only Elton John (43), Celine Dion (41) and Rod Stewart (40) have made more appearances.

Billboard