Here are the pictures of Madonna’s “The First Album” and “You Can Dance” Record Store Day re-releases (available April 21st):
Twenty years removed from her brother’s tragic death, Donatella Versace is more comfortable in her own skin than she’s ever been and seems sick of others trying to tell both her story and the story of her family. Especially because when they do, they often get it wrong, according to Donatella, at least. Following the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s murder, this past July, a new batch of documentary specials, news stories, and, most notably, Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace have purported to give audiences the inside story of what happened. Versace, meanwhile, has been on her own tear of candid interviews; in her latest, which also touches on her struggles with addiction, her love life, and succession plans, she drops a stunning detail about the days following Gianni’s murder that none of the books, documentaries, or fictional takes have included before: Madonna was there.
“After identification, I drove to Gianni’s villa on Ocean Drive. Madonna was waiting for me inside,” Versace tells fashion journalists Michael Ebert and Sven Michaelsen in a new no-holds-barred interview with Ssense. “I will never forget that she was trying to comfort me during these hours. There were FBI agents everywhere in the house. They interrogated each of us and opened all the drawers, a nightmare. My brother had just been murdered, and we were being treated like suspects. But that’s probably what FBI agents have to do.” read more →
If you’re meeting a legendary pop star on a whim, you’d best hope you can keep it cool.
Tom Holland has opened up about the first time he met Madonna — and it didn’t go as smoothly as he hoped.
In a recent interview on the Graham Norton Show, the Spider-Man star said meeting the pop star was “one of his most embarrassing experiences”.
You don’t have to be a music icon to get great skin. But being Madonna helps.
Even at a young age, the “Like a Virgin” singer has always been diligent about maintaining a healthy complexion. When she didn’t have much money, she used to get facials from a heroin addict, Madonna shared at the U.S. launch of her beauty brand, MDNA Skin, in September 2017. Now the 59-year-old queen of pop has the resources and platform to share her devotion to skin care with the masses.
“The biggest challenge is getting the story out there—where does this line come from and why it is important to me, that it’s not a vanity project, why I developed it in the first place and connecting to people on a human level,” said Madonna to E! News in a phone interview.
You could just scoop up her latest launch—a four-in-one (toning serum, lotion, cream and mask) product appropriately titled, The Reinvention Cream ($75). Like all MDNA products, the lightweight jelly-cream features M.T.Parca Thermal Water, which comes from four different springs in Montecatini, Italy, known for its healing properties. The cream also features three African Resurrection plants (the ones that can sustain extreme dehydration then spring back alive with water). But as Madonna can attest, basic lifestyle choices—the ones that cost almost nothing—can improve your skin, too.
Here, the Material Girl reveals the skin-care tips she imparts on her kids, three beauty products she always has in her bag (hint: one is crazy affordable!) and more!
E! News: It’s been three or four years since you first launched in Japan. What are you most proud of?
Madonna: The ingredients are important to me—the fact that they are made with all-natural ingredients, that the hero ingredient of the line is thermal water that comes from Tuscany and that have been a part of healing people for thousands of years. I feel like there’s history to it; there’s authenticity to it. It’s not just talk; it’s also walk. It’s great when you’re not wearing makeup; it’s great when you are wearing makeup. My 17-year-old [Rocco Ritchie] son uses it. It’s something that everybody loves, and I’m very proud of that. read more →
Tired Bunny! 🐰🐰🐰🐰 💕🎉🌈Madonna via Instagram, on March 31 2018 read more →
During a segment titled ‘Sean Penn-y For Your Thoughts’ on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, Sean Penn was asked who he prefers between Madonna and Britney Spears.
Penn answered: “I love my first wife very much. There’s no [comparison]… you don’t compare those things.”
The host replied: “People compare them all the time! So, you’re going to go with Madonna?”
And Sean smiled: “Sure!”
Check out the video at around 04:08 :
Aguilera is excited for what’s happening with new artists in the entertainment industry, because of how much more progressive it is. “They don’t have as much backlash when they come out on the scene. And I did. It was a very interesting and controversial time for me.” She points out how much more accepted it is now for an artist to take risks and to also be sexually empowered than it was back then. “Either women are not sexual enough or we’re not fulfilling enough of a fantasy for you, but then if we’re overtly sexual or feeling empowered in a certain kind of way, then we’re shamed for it.” She’s proud of herself during the “Dirrty” era, even with the harsh criticism she received. “Madonna had to go through it in her day, and she paved the way for my generation to come up. And paying it forward, now a younger generation is coming up and I’m loving what I’m seeing. It’s so incredible.”
According to TVGuide.com Madonna will be on Live With Kelly and Ryan next Tuesday (March 27th)!
Season 30, Episode 146: Madonna; Letitia Wright
The latest issue of Classic Pop Magazine (#39, April 2018) includes a 5-page article celebrating Ray of Light’s 20th anniversary:
Ray of Light Blue Vinyl and Like Virgin Transparent Vinyl have been re-released in Germany on March 2nd.
Both releases look the same as previously available UK, France, Italy and Australia limited editions (except they don’t include any stickers).
Ray of Light is available to order here, Like A Virgin here (via Amazon Germany).