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Madonna Announces 2015 Tour Dates

Madge’s last tour in 2012 was the top-grossing concert tour of that year, taking in an estimated $305 million. Her tours in this century alone have grossed over 1.2 billion. Ticket sales for the Rebel Heart tour begin tomorrow for Madonna fan club members and open to the general public on Monday when buyers will also get a “super deluxe” ...

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Madonna Ties Billboard Chart Record

Via Billboard: The Queen of Pop reigns again with ‘Living for Love,’ tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Living for Love” lifts 2-1. With the coronation, Madonna equals George Strait, who’s logged ...

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Feds Partner With Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund On LGBT Homelessness

Via press release from the True Colors Fund: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual ...

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Madonna – Living For Love

The video launched yesterday on Snapchat. “Living for Love” shows Madonna dressed as a bullfighter fighting her dancers dressed as bulls. The dramatic visual, which takes place on a stage in front of a blood red velvet curtain, was directed by J.A.C.K. (Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen) and ends with a Friedrich Nietzsche quote (“Man is the cruelest animal. At ...

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Betty White’s 93rd Birthday Flash Mob

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Madonna Releases Six New Tracks

Via Rolling Stone: Madonna hadn’t planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop’s follow-up to 2012’s MDNA, unleashing early mixes of 13 tracks onto the Internet this week. In response, Madonna has put six official versions of the songs up for sale on iTunes and other digital ...

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Madonna – Rebel Heart

Via Billboard: A snippet of a new Madonna song, rumored to be titled “Rebel Heart,” leaked to the Internet on Thursday (Nov. 27). Madonna’s publicist had no comment about the leak, but the diva’s manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted: “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak. We appreciate your ...

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Gaga & Bennett – It Don’t Mean A Thing

Out today is the latest single from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s album of American songbook standards, which was a surprise hit and made 88 year-old Bennett the oldest living artist to achieve a #1 pop album. RELATED: In other “gay icon remakes oldies” news, Bette Midler tied Babs for a chart record last week. Bette Midler celebrates a fifth ...

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Bette Midler – Tell Him

Another track from her girl groups tribute album.

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Bette Midler – Waterfalls

Via the Advocate: Bette Midler is paying tribute to some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups in music history with her upcoming collection of covers It’s the Girls. The album, available November 4 from Warner Bros. records, features 15 classic tracks by legendary ladies including the Ronettes, the Supremes, TLC, and the Chiffons, among others. TLC’s critically-raved original ...

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COMING: Donna Summer 9-CD Box Set

Coming in December is Donna: The CD Collection, a nine-disc remastered retrospective of Donna Summer’s lesser-known catalog from the years after the late 70s peak of her disco fame. Included are The Wanderer, the eponymous Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, I’m A Rainbow, All Systems Go, Mistaken Identity, and Another Place And Time – the Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced smash which has been ...

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Babs: I’m Not A Diva

She said as she sat in the host’s chair in order to show her most flattering side.

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Headline Of The Day

Via the Washington Post: This is how you know you have reached true capital-”D” Diva Status: the “Tonight Show” clears its entire slate of guests just for you. Barbra Streisand will be Jimmy Fallon’s only guest on Sept. 15, when she appears to promote her new album, “Partners,” which comes out Sept. 16. The last time she was on the ...

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Babs Issues Trailer For Partners Album

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Stevie Nicks – The Dealer

From 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault. Due in October.

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Kylie At The Commonwealth Games

This weekend Kylie Minogue closed out the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where openly gay divers Tom Daley and Matthew Mitcham both won gold medals. (Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Actress Elaine Stritch Dies At Age 89

Via the New York Times: Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. Before Ms. Stritch ...

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Dolly Parton: I Want To Do A Dance Album

Via Digital Spy: Dolly Parton has revealed that she would like to work on a dance anthem. The country singer spoke about her gay following during a press conference last week, saying that she hopes her fans “relate” to her more than her music, but added she wants to work on some more upbeat anthems. “At some point I would ...

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LOS ANGELES: Grammy Museum To Open Exhibit Honoring Donna Summer

Via the Randy Report: Fans of classic 70s and 80s pop/rock/dance music – mark your calendars! On July 2, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its latest temporary exhibition, Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibition will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of 5-time Grammy Award-winner Donna Summer. This ...

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Dolly Parton – Home

Billboard reviews: Dolly Parton has just released a new video, “Home,” from her hit “Blue Smoke” album. The playful video follows Parton as she prepares for a photo shoot. True to form, her wardrobe is colorful throughout, and she even breaks out the banjo for part of the clip. The decidedly poppy song is a heartwarmer about, well, home. “I’ll ...

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