REBEL HEART CAUGHT: Arrests Made in Madonna Music Leak

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Someone’s been an unapologetic bitch leaking pop queen Madonna’s new music off her upcoming album Rebel Heart, and now NBC News reports that a computer hacker in Israel has been arrested:

“The 39-year-old suspect’s arrest came after a complex undercover investigation by Israel’s cybercrime unit and the FBI, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. He is suspected of hacking into the computers, stealing the music and distributing it online for ‘a fee.'”

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Rihanna Who? Philly Out Musician George Alley Covered “Vogue” in 1991, and It’s Adorable

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The Internet’s all abuzz about Rihanna’s leaked cover of Madonna’s “Vogue,” but I woke up to a little gem on my Facebook wall this morning that, in my opinion, is a much more enjoyable—or at least GAYYY!—listen.

Out Philly musician and performance artist George Alley shared this recording of him and a friend covering The Material Girl’s game-changing hit way back in 1991, and it’s adorable. What’s funny, is that, even though Alley’s voice hasn’t even begun to change, you can still hear hints of the forward-thinking musician in the echo-y vocals and synth-heavy arrangement.

Check out the 1991 cover below, then give a listen to one of his latest recordings to see if you can spot the similarities.

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15 New Pop Albums We’re Anticipating in 2015

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Here we are, fresh at the top of another year in music, and 2015 looks to be quite a doozy. With new albums on the horizon from Rihanna, Coldplay, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson, it’s already shaping up to be quite an interesting year for radio. However, the burning question on everyone’s mind: Will Adele finally make her grand return? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. Check out our 15 most-anticipated albums of 2015 below:

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Madonna’s Bedtime Stories Turns 20: A Look Back At Its Career-Defining Legacy

madonna bedtime stories“A little up and down and all around, it’s all about survival,” coos Madonna on slinky boudoir groove “Survival,” the opening number of her just-turned-20 work Bedtime Stories. And, as all of us true Madonna queens know, prior to the release of this celebrated record, the Material Girl’s career at this point was indeed a little up and down and all around, and in definite need of survival.

Her previous studio set, the S&M-beat-blessed Erotica, ruffled the feathers of a lot of critics—and even some fans with its overt sexuality. Around the same time, her provocatively titled coffee-table book Sex prompted those same critics to throw up their hands. Had the queen of WTF moments reached her shock-value limits? Was America tired of her attention-getting ways? Many said yes. But those who doubted were eating their words after her infamous 1994 interview on Late Show With David Letterman, where she dropped F-bombs like they were going out of style. It was too much for a nation that was increasingly more conservative following Desert Storm and in the midst of a wallet-clenching recession. Girlfriend needed to reel it in.

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Diplo Working on New Madonna Track Called “Bitch, I’m Madonna”

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Temple alum and Mad Decent Block Party creator Diplo gets the cover story treatment in the latest issue of Billboard magazine. The article is a quick retrospective of his career thus far, touching on his time in Philly at the helm of the Hooked on Hollertronix parties. He also talks about what’s in store for his career, including working on a few new tracks with the Queen of Pop:

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RANKED: Madonna’s Top 55 Songs

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Gay Star News (GSN) has come up with what it’s calling the “Definitive Ranking of Madonna’s Top 55 Songs.” It’s quite an ambitious—and risky—undertaking, ciphering through and judging the catalog of one of the most gay-loved icons ever. It’s bound to ruffle a few feathers.

Not surprisingly, the top 10—which was voted on by readers—mostly comprises songs from the ’80s and early-’90s. “Hung Up” is the one exception; it comes in at No. 5. The top slot goes to “Vogue,” which made headlines this week after the passing of Lauren Bacall.

The list was compiled in honor of Madonna’s 56th birthday, which happens tomorrow, the 16th of August. Here, I’ve listed GSN’s top 15 below. To see the rest, click on over to its site here.

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All 16 Icons Name-Dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” Are Now Deceased

Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio. With the passing 0f raspy voiced screen icon Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89, all 16 icons that get name-dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” are now dearly departed.

Truly the end of an era. We pay homage to these greats in the slideshow below.



Source: @marcirobin via Slate

Madonna Uses Doctor’s Note To Get Out Of Jury Duty

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Madonna’s newest album is rumored to be called #UnapologeticBitch, and that’s exactly what she was when she ducked out of jury duty earlier this week.

The Material Girl was due in Manhattan Supreme Court this past Tuesday, but sources say she provided doctor’s documentation in order to be excused. She won’t be going vogue just yet: the court offices are coming up with an alternative date for the pop diva to be called in for jury duty.

I have a feeling that this song may have been exactly what the court clerk sang in response when he found out that Madonna wasn’t coming in:

15 Questions With DJ Tracy Young

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Miami-based DJ Tracy Young — most known for spinning Madonna and Guy Richie’s wedding party in 2000, and (sorry, Tracy) being the woman who briefly turned Kim Zolciak bisexual on Real Housewives of Atlanta — is coming to Philadelphia this weekend to spin the second go-round of Bruce Yelk’s new bi-weekly rager, bi at Sundown. In anticipation, I called her up one day to ask her 15 quick, fun questions. In the course of about 20 minutes I learned that she’s nuts for Miley Cyrus, not so nuts for Gaga, and, heads up, ladies, she’s single and open to mingling.

Interview after the jump

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