Madame Tussaud’s celebrated two major unveilings today. In New York, the new Jennifer Aniston wax figure was unveiled and in London, three new Madonna figures were unveiled. Aniston’s lifelike statue was posed in a holiday setting, complete with Christmas tree. Madonna’s statues represent different phases of her career and were launched with dancers who posed with the Material Girl’s likeness.
Madonna performed live in concert at the Staples Center in LA as part of her MDNA Tour. During the show, she performed a number of classic songs mixed with newer hits from her “MDNA” album and her costumes ranged from a bound prisoner being escorted by masked militia and a drum majorette to a classic sophisticated look with slacks and tie and a custom corset complete with the iconic cone bra. At one point during the show, Madonna bared her fishnet-clad buttocks to audience members. With this, Madonna’s first of two LA performances, the tour, which so far has been controversial with reported exposed body parts, firearms, religion, Nazi imagery and even odd presidential comments, continued its rise toward possibly becoming one of the top 10 biggest tours of all time.
Iconic pop star Madonna pays homage to her famous documentary “Truth Or Dare” at the launch of her new fragrance of the same name at the Time Square Macy’s in New York City.
The 53-year-old singer highlighted her svelte figure in a all black sheer dress over a one-piece black bodice outfit, black high heels and a crucifix necklace, perhaps a throwback to her “Truth or Dare” days in the ’90s.
The event touted a special meet & greet where 10 lucky fans were given the opportunity to meet with the icon and ask her a question.
However, 200 other fans were given VIP access to the event and the ability to see the superstar up close & personal!
“Like A Virgin” singer and icon Madonna makes a pit stop at the Ultra Music Festival held at Bayfront Park in South Beach to do an onstage introduction during Miami Music Week.
The three-day electronic music festival is the largest of it’s kind, held one weekend in March, hosting the biggest names in electronic music including: Avicii, Justice, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, Tiesto, Skrillex, David Guetta, Kaskade, Bassnectar & Bloody Beetroots.
Madonna slipped onto stage wearing gloves, black hot pants and a black t-shirt with MDNA emblazoned on the front, which is coincidentally the name of her new album.
Madonna introduces international superstar Avicii, whose latest track “Levels” broke him into mainstream music success. MDNA will hit stores tomorrow, March 26th.
M.I.A. apparently flipped her middle finger off to the camera and is currently the topic of controversy for the Parents Television Counsel, who’re currently waging war over M.I.A.’s flying bird.
However, the only person who’ll likely be left to carry the burden is M.I.A. herself, as the rapper signed an iron clad contract with the NFL in the case that she did something shocking while on stage and any fines that may be applied could end up the responsibility of M.I.A.
The contract was drawn so that the NFL would not be held responsible for any more hijinx caused by performers during the Super Bowl half time show.
It takes a lot to be “Super Bass” singer Nicki Minaj and reportedly, keeping her happy backstage is just as intricate as the rapper’s incredibly far-out sense of style.
This weekend Nicki will be performing at the Big Game, alongside pop powerhouse, the iconic Madonna but it’s gonna take more than your typical tailgating food to get Nicki ready to go on stage.
Backstage at the Super Bowl, Nicki reportedly needs her favorite color pink and lots of it including:
- 2 dozen pink or white roses and 3 large Baked Goods scented candles
- Hot Tea setup with lemon wedges, sugar and honey. Must include teacups, saucers, spoons and napkins and decaffeinated Lipton Tea bags
- 2 packs Halls lemon honey drops and 3 packs of Thayers Slippery Elm lozenges (three different flavors)
- Contact lenses solution with case, 2 Space Heaters – VERY IMPORTANT – and a cool mist humidifier
- 3 packs of gum in 3 different flavours
- 24 bottles of Dasani Water (12 room temperature,12 on ice)
- 12 cans of Red Bull (6 room temp, 6 iced)
- 12 bottles of Martinelli’s Apple Juice (6 room temp, 6 iced)
- 24 bottles of Snapple, 12 must be Lemon Ice Tea, 12 other assorted flavours
- Singer’s Saving Grace throat spray
- 2 large bottles of assorted fruit juices and one gallon of Simply Lemonade – please supply one small tub of clean ice and cups for drinks.
- Egg Whites (scrambled hard), Turkey Bacon (fried hard), white toast (grape and strawberry jelly/jam). Belgian Waffles (syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter and strawberries on side) Enough to serve 4 people
- 1 Large Fruit platter with side of mango and 1 Large Cheese platter
- 3 twelve piece buckets of fried chicken spicy – no thighs, lots of wings
- A deli tray with turkey breast meat, grilled chicken breast, whole Wheat bread or rolls, yellow mustard and other condiments (seasoned salt, hot sauce), plates, forks, spooks, knives, napkins and straws (enough for six people)
- Salad – Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, green olives, Wishbone Light Italian dressing, Bumble Bee tuna in water, wheat or low Fat crackers
- Carrots and Dip
- Cranberries (dried), almonds (raw- not roasted)
- One set of fine silverware/stainless steel silverware
In terms of rider demands, it seems pretty tame, so we’d like to commend our friend Nicki for keeping it real backstage this weekend at the Super Bowl.
It was a night for fashionistas with perfect skin at the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of “W.E.” held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York city.
Madge came in all black wearing skin tight black cigarette pants with an ornate lace top and a military inspired leather jacket that only the Queen of Pop could pull off.
Likewise, Olivia Palermo also came in all black, wearing a long black dress but throwing in some major wow factor with a faux fur vest with fringe on it. However, her best accessory came in the form of her date, her longtime boyfriend Johannes Huebl.
Michelle mixed it up with Rebecca Minkoff’s MariaCarla Leather Tank Dress adding a black & white cropped Chanel jacket and a bright yellow scarf proving once and for all yellow is totally not mellow.
Model and face of Madonna‘s juniors clothing line with daughter Lourdes Leon, Material Girl, Kelly Osbourne was all smiles visiting Macy’s at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles for the “Lucky Stars” modeling competition.
In addition to the “Dancing With The Stars” alumni, gossip blogger Perez Hilton and hair dresser Andy Lecompte were also on hand to judge the modeling competition, which is searching for the new face of “Material Girl” clothing.
The winners of the competition would moonlight as the faces of the Material Girl 2012 spring clothing line and girls from all over Los Angeles were on hand to vie to for the position.
For girls incapable of making it to one of the cities on the tour to look for models, there is a chance to win by entering online on Material Girl website.
Material Girl spokesmodel Kelly Osbourne serves as a judge in an open casting call for the The Material Girl Lucky Stars Model Search at Macy’s Dadeland Mall location in Miami.
Kelly sported a fresh Material Girl look incorporating the colors of the season with a purple top, a taupe skirt with purple flowers, taupe shoes and a black leather jacket.
Pop icon Madonna and her daughter Lola, creators of the Material Girl brand explain the contest saying”
This is not your standard model search. It’s more about attitude. We are looking for a stylish, adventurous, creative, free spirit. We’re both looking forward to meeting the ten finalists in New York in December.
In addition to the Miami casting call, there will be additional ones at Macy’s in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles giving more Material Girls a chance to win.
Leave it to Rihanna to find the tiniest possible costume to wear on stage and completely rock it. This is exactly what the 23-year-old Bajan beauty did at London’s famed O2 Arena when she performed there wearing a Caribbean inspired bikini on stage.
Additionally, while in the city to perform it was announced that Rihanna broke Madonna’s record of 20 top ten hits in the fastest amount of time when her new single “We Found Love” climbed to 9th place on the Billboard Top 100.
And Rihanna beat Madonna by 5 months, a feat even icons like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera weren’t capable of doing, solidifying her as a force in pop music.
Madonna still has the most overall career top ten hits with 37, but at this rate, Rihanna just might give Madge a run for her money.
Despite her success, Riri showed she no Diva by taking a public train across London to perform, wonder how many other stars left the limo behind to do that…. um I am guessing none!
Being pop and rock royalty can afford you certain privileges that most common people never would imagine. Just ask Kelly Osbourne and Lourdes Leon who together celebrated fashion at the first anniversary of Material Girl clothing line at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City last night.
Material Girl, which is run by Lourdes and her Material Mom, Madonna chose Kelly Osbourne as the face for the line last year.
It looks like it’s a match made in heaven for all parties as Lourdes and Kelly look adorable sharing duties hosting the gala.
Perhaps it’s their background or maybe just their bright lipstick choices but I think these two will working together for a while. Don’t you agree?
Today is Madonna‘s 53rd birthday (and a national holiday in many gay circles), and yesterday our cameras caught up with her as she was arriving at JFK International to catch a flight out of town. Madge had her children Mercy James, David Banda and Lourdes Ciccone in tow with her, as well as her new boyfriend Brahim Zaibat.
At one point, little David (who isn’t as little as he used to be — these celeb kids grow like weeds, I swear) gave onlookers a little wave. Maybe he’ll be following in his mother and sister’s footsteps and getting into the biz soon? He’s certainly cute enough!
Following recent reports that Madonna is in hot water regarding the launch of her new clothing line with her daughter Lourdes and more specifically the brand’s name “Material Girl”, this press release is just in…..
Intellectual property law firm One LLP on behalf of LA Triumph has filed a federal trademark infringement and declaratory relief lawsuit against Madonna and Material Girl Brand LLC related to their new line of clothes denoted “Material Girl.” “Our client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under their Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her newfound company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,” said Peter Afrasiabi, an intellectual property lawyer on the case at One LLP. “As a result of their acts, our client faces a risk of being subsumed by Madonna’s profile, obvious worldwide notoriety and the massive spending campaign by Madonna, her company and retailers on her behalf,” added Chris Arledge another intellectual property lawyer on the case at One LLP.
One LLP (www.onellp.com) is an intellectual property law firm in Newport Beach and Santa Monica, California, and regularly represent artists, musicians and companies in protecting their intellectual property rights.
Madonna has a long history with David Letterman — if you ever want to laugh until your lungs fall out, YouTube some of the videos. They’re from back in the day (late 80s? Early 90s? I don’t feel like doing the research), and she cusses up a storm. She also talks about what a ginormous hobag she is — admitting she slept with half a basketball team at one point. That’s the kind of conversation I can get behind 100%!
This visit was significantly less eventful. She ate some pizza, rode a horse and that was about it. She also looked better than I’ve seen in years — significantly less Jigsaw-ish. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.
Holy crap, does Madonna have a lot of money. She probably sleeps on a bed stuffed with gold coins and diamonds, because we just found out how much the Material Girl paid for her new NYC pad, and it’s outrageous. How outrageous, you ask?
$32.5 million dollars.
Now, before you go saying how ridiculously expensive that is and that nobody could ever possibly need a house with 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms (Madonna now officially has more bathrooms than I do rooms in my entire house), let me tell you this: she got it on sale. At $32.5 million, the house was a bargain — it was originally on the market for $42 million. So basically, she saved herself $9.5 million on the deal, which makes me wonder if Filene’s Basement is now in the real estate business.
Madonna, David Banda and Jesus (no, not that Jesus…her boyfriend, Jesus Luz) went to the NYC Kabbalah Center yesterday. I always have such a hard time spelling Kabbalah. I always want to put one B and two Ls in there. I do the same thing with Caribbean, where I always try to double up on the R and only include one B.
This probably has to be the most entertaining post I’ve ever written, right?
It’s being reported that just hours after a judge dismissed Madonna’s request to adopt Mercy James, another child from Malawi, Guy Ritchie issued a statement praising the singer as a “great mum” who is driven by the desire to be a good parent. He added that he hopes she will try to adopt again in the future. The statement read,
“Madonna is a fantastic and loving mother who cares deeply about her own children, and children who may need additional help and support. I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her. This time it did not work out, but there will be other opportunities and I wish her well in them. She is a great mum.”
Madonna’s application was rejected by judge Esme Chombo of the Lilongwe High Court. The judge stated that an adoption could not be allowed to anyone who was not a resident of Malawi, noting that Madonna hd jetted in just days prior to the hearing. Madonna did not attend the hearing. However, her lawyer did, and left through a back exit upon hearing the ruling.
Well, temporarily, at least. Madonna and her (officially!) ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, met up today at the NYC Kaballah Center. Along with the kids, the famous former couple arrived at the center in the same chauffeur-driven SUV. Apparently, the two are keeping things friendly for the sake of their children.
I have to say, I’m pretty bummed about the situation. I was hoping to see post-divorce fireworks, where the two attacked each other through the media. I’m more than a little disappointed, though I guess it’s best for the kids in the end.