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Madonna Producer Reggie Lucas dies at 65

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna’s debut album, has died. He was 65.

The performer’s daughter, Lisa Lucas, told The Associated Press that her father died from complications with his heart early Saturday (May 19) in New York City.

“After a long and arduous struggle with his physical heart (his emotional one was perfect) he was called home. I wish he’d had more time, I wish we’d all had more time with him, but he left this world absolutely covered in love, with his hands held and his family beside him. I’m glad he’s at peace now,” Lisa Lucas wrote on her Facebook page.

Reggie Lucas

Lucas was born on Feb. 25, 1953 in the Queens borough of New York City. After playing with Davis in the ’70s, Lucas began a musical partnership with percussionist James Mtume. Together they wrote hits like Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s “The Closer I Get to You” — later covered by Beyonce and Luther Vandross — and Stephanie Mills’ “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” which won the duo the Grammy for best R&B song.

Lucas went on to produce the majority of Madonna’s 1983 self-titled debut album, which sold more than 5 million units and included the hits “Borderline” and “Lucky Star.”

In addition to his daughter, Lucas is survived by his wife Leslie Lucas; his son Julian Lucas; his mother Annie Wolinsky; and his brother Greg Lucas.

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Madonna’s “Body Of Evidence” to get a Blu-Ray release! [Updated]

Shout Factory has announced that they will release “Body Of Evidence” on Blu-Ray on June 12th in the United States.

Body of Evidence is Madonna’s famous erotic thriller from 1993, directed by Uli Edel (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Christiane F) and co-starring Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, and Joe Mantegna.

This will be a Region A locked single disc edition with unrated cut of the movie in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with English subtitles.

Retail price will be $27.99.

Amazon.com pre-order is now available!

May 15 Update:

Special Features and Technical Specs
Unrated Version of the film (HD)
R-Rated Version of the film (Standard Definition)
Love Or Murder – Featurette
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Optional English subtitles for the main feature

Madonna in Body Of Evidence

Photos: Madonna at the MET Gala Photocall

Madonna posing for the photographers at the MET Gala (May 07 2018)

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Madonna performed a snippet of a new song at the MET Gala

Beautiful Game ?

It’s a beautiful plan,
but I’m not concerned.
it’s a beautiful game,
that I never learned.
You have taught me to shut my mouth,
that I not get burned
Keep your beautiful lies,
cause I’m not concerned…

(That’s all the lyrics that we have so far)

Photos: Madonna at the MET Gala Red Carpet

Madonna arrived with Jean Paul Gaultier at Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (May 07 2018)
Madonna is wearing Gaultier Paris Haute Couture, Miu Miu boots, Rinaldy Yunard crown and necklace and Jacob & Co mesh gloves. She is wearing jewelry by Lana Jewelry, Narcisa Pheres, Pascale Monvoisin and Catherine Angiel.

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Madonna Goes Full Church Goth in Jean Paul Gaultier at the Met Gala

Leave it to Madonna to make a shocking statement on the Met Gala red carpet. One of the last guests to arrive, the singer went full church Goth in a black dress by longtime collaborator Jean Paul Gaultier that she accessorized with a crucifix dotted crown, a net veil, layered cross necklaces, and a handful of black roses.

It’s a statement that is totally in line with Madonna’s fashion legacy. The entertainer has, after all, grappled with her Catholic upbringing throughout her career. Flash back almost three decades to the video for “Like a Prayer” in which she knelt before (and kissed!) the statue of a saint wearing little more than a vintage slip dress. It was famously condemned by The Vatican. The Pope would call for a boycott of her Blond Ambition Tour just a year later—this time she wore religious garb over Jean Paul Gaultier’s corsets cone bras, one of most provocative looks to date, with backup dancers in nun habits and priest robes. Which all begs the questions, will Pope Francis weigh in on tonight’s look?

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