Tag Archives: Madonna

JMG Short Story: Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 61st birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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Madonna Takes On Gun Violence In Chilling New Video

Rolling Stone reports: Madonna highlights the devastation of gun violence — and our maddening inability to take meaningful action to prevent it — in her chilling new “Gun Control” video. The clip contrasts the joy of nightclub dancing with the brutality of a mass shooting. “The story you are about to see is very disturbing,” warns the opening text. “It …

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New Madonna Video Pays Tribute To Resist Movement, LGBTQ Rights, #MeToo, Social Justice Activism [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: “Freedom,” sings Madonna, “is what you choose to do with what’s been done to you.” This lyric from the artist’s new song “I Rise,” off her 14th studio album Madame X, is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. A new video inspired by the song, created by Madonna and TIME Studios, weaves together footage …

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Madonna To Headline NYC Pride’s Pride Island Event

In a seconds-long clip broadcast this morning by NBC’s Today Show, Madonna confirmed that she will headline NYC’s Pride Island event, formerly known as the Pier Dance, on Sunday June 30th. As most gay New Yorkers know, rumors of Madonna performing at the Pier Dance have raged for literally decades and rose to a fever pitch this year with the …

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Madonna Defends Upcoming Performance In Israel

“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be. My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people …

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Madonna Honored At GLAAD Media Awards [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Madonna, a pioneer for gay rights, accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with a rousing speech that went from playful to emotional, bringing the audience to its feet. Madonna, teary-eyed from her seat, received the award from Anderson Cooper, Mykki Blanco and Rosie O’Donnell, who gave a powerful speech about …

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Madonna Teases Coming “Madame X” Album [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: After dropping various hints on social media in recent weeks, Madonna has unveiled the teaser for her latest project Madame X. In a 90-second video that features snippets of new music, the singer dons numerous costumes and identities while she explains the concept behind her next album. “I decided to call my record Madame X,” Madonna says …

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Madonna To Perform At Eurovision Final In Israel

The BBC reports: Madonna is set to play two songs during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The pop icon will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on 18 May. Her appearance was first announced by local promoters Live Nation Israel, who said the performance would …

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Randy Rainbow Channels Madonna With Border Lies

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on Trump’s emergency declaration via Madonna’s 1984 breakout hit, Borderline, her first single to reach the US pop top ten. As always, we won’t give away the clever word play, just watch below.

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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance At Stonewall Inn To Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations [VIDEO]

Variety reports: People expected something a week ago when Stonewall Inn — the bar in New York’s Greenwich Village where the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ movement took place in 1969 — announced that Madonna had been named an ambassador for the 50th anniversary celebrations. However, they may not have expected it quite so soon. On New Year’s …

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Madonna Dragged For Aretha “Tribute” At VMAs

Deadline reports: Considering it was the MTV Video Music Awards, one would think that they would have some sort of tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin — and they did. Madonna stepped out on the stage at the VMAs adorned in a graduation robe and what looks like everything from her jewelry box paid homage to the Queen of …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Madonna will be present at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Monday (Aug. 20) to present the video of the year award during the MTV Video Music Awards, as the singer announced earlier in the day via Twitter. This year, the category’s nominees include Ariana Grande/“No Tears Left to Cry,” Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B/“Finesse …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 60th birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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Madonna Ordered To Stop “Harassing” Neighbors

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan judge has told Madonna to take a bow from her suing her co-op board. The pop star can no longer seek documents from her Central Park West co-op board explaining why they changed the rules to bar her kids from using her posh $7.3 million pad, a state supreme court judge ruled …

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GOP Ad Cites Maxine Waters, Madonna, Samantha Bee, Snoop Dogg: The Left Is Totally “Unhinged” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Last night, the Republican Party released their newest ad, and as political campaign ads go, this one nailed it on timing, at least. The news since the weekend has been dominated by stories of confrontations with Trump officials and the comments by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urging her supporters to harass Trump officials in public. The ad features …

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Deep Dive: 25 Years Of Madonna’s Erotica And Sex

This week it’s been 25 years since the simultaneous release of Madonna’s Erotica album and her still controversial S&M-filled coffee table book, Sex. Legendary Rolling Stone critic (and longtime JMG reader) Barry Walters has written a deep dive into their legacy and how they addressed the then-raging AIDS pandemic, which tore through Madonna’s inner circle. Walters unpacks quite a bit, …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 59th birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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Madonna Spent Thanksgiving With Ali Forney’s Kids

Posted this afternoon to Madonna’s Instagram account: “Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Madonna Gives Surprise Free Concert For Hillary In Washington Square Park [VIDEO]

Billboard reports: Madonna gave New Yorkers the surprise of a lifetime when she serenaded the crowd at Washington Square Park on Monday night (Nov. 7) with a special acoustic performance in support of Hillary Clinton. She stood in the center of Washington Square Fountain surrounded by a group comprised mostly of NYU students and cheered as she performed covers of …

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Madonna Hits Trump For Renewed Attack On Rosie O’Donnell: Mess With My Girl And You Mess With Me

USA Today reports: After all this time, Madonna is still a Peach. A Rockford Peach, that is. The singer took to Twitter to stick up for her friend, Rosie O’Donnell, after Donald Trump brought her up during the live presidential debate. “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her,” Trump said, “and I think everybody would agree that she …

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