Madonna was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and as you might expect she practically took over the whole show. Three Madge segments are making their way around the Internet this morning, including a performance of “Holiday” on toy instruments with Fallon and Philly’s The Roots. (What are those weird hand thingies Questlove is holding?)
I’ll admit that I was kind of sick seeing all those photos from that Tidal press conference, the stage lined with “A-list pop stars” claiming they were being robbed of their artistry. Daniel D’Addario from Time accurately summarized the strange press event in his article “Jay Z’s Tidal Press Conference Showed He’s Out of Touch“:
“The launch event for the rapper’s streaming service was a big mess. After its splashy launch press conference yesterday, the primary argument for Tidal — the two-tiered music service recently purchased by Jay Z that costs either $9.99 or $19.99 per month — is that artists deserve more money for their work. It’s not necessarily a wrongheaded argument, but the manner in which Jay Z and his contemporaries have pressed the point is embarrassingly out-of-touch.”
There is something slightly disingenuous when Madonna, who’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million, took to her Instagam account to claim “Tidal is not about consumption and greed! Its about protecting an art-form that is beloved to all of us MUSIC! … ”
All that aside, there might be one way that Tidal might work, and the key word here is “might.” That’s if some of these A-list celebrities release exclusive music to the service, like Beyoncé did over the weekend. Read more »
Atlantic City is working overtime to get the gays down for a visit. This afternoon, Visit AC released a new video showcasing its entertainment lineup for 2015 and its chock full of gay and gay-adored entertainers. They’re pulling out the big guns, too. I’m talking Madonna (October 3rd), Lady Gaga (July 24th), Ricky Martin (October 17th), Wanda Sykes (June 12th and 13th), Margaret Cho (July 18th), Idina freaking Menzel (July 10th).What Ellen was too busy?
The concerts and comedy shows only scratch the surface of the other LGBT-specific events lined up for the summer. Others include Sandblast (July 17th to 20th), Fire Island Black Out (August 7th to 9th) and the Miss’d America pageant this fall. I also have word from a reliable, yet anonymous source that there will be a second club opening this summer that “focuses on the LGBT community.” Stay tuned for any updates.
Check out the entertainment-lineup video below. Get more info on dates and tickets here.
Last night, on the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Madonna surprised the audience during her performance of her new single “Ghosttown” by bringing out Taylor Swift to play backup guitar on the track. The song started intimate, both music icons resting on schools for an almost Lilith Fair-harkening moment before moving in to a more upbeat, get-on-your feet finale.
Madonna has been no stranger to speaking her mind. In fact, one could argue that her career and notoriety is equal parts music and advocacy. That’s why it is no coincidence that the Material Girl is bringing her Rebel Heart Tour to Philly right smack in the middle of the World Meeting of Families this September, and just two days before the Pope shows up to town. Read more »
Don’t worry, queens. The fall didn’t phase her. The queen of pop is hitting the roads this summer for a 35-city Rebel Heart tour of North America—and she’s coming to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on September 24th.
Tickets will begin going on sale on Monday, March 9th (March 3rd if you’re an “Icon Member”). And, as her promoter, Live Nation, points out, each ticket purchased online will include a digital copy of the super deluxe version of Rebel Heart, which I’m going out on a limb and calling her best album since Confessions On a Dancefloor. You can find ticket information on Madonna’s website, and I’ve got her full list of North American tour dates below.
Oh God…it’s true.
All of those Rebel Heart selfies might finally be paying off. Grindr has teamed up with the Material Girl herself to offer lucky fans a chance to chat with Madonna on your favorite yellow smart phone app. Read more »
Madonna looked like a hooker and Lady Gaga was best dressed (no, she wasn’t wearing a gown made of meat). Annie Lennox essentially owned the night and Kim Kardashian donned something that looked like she pulled it out of a Best Western closet and Bedazzeled it. Yes, this all sounds like an alternative universe, but it pretty much captures the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Sure, there were dozens of performances, but, let’s be honest: Who watches the Grammys for the music? Below you’ll find our picks for the evening’s most memorable moments, including the Material Girl’s assless outfit and a certain celebrity who looked like a defunct Muppet. Read more »
Gay Star News reports on Adam Guerra, a California drag queen and former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, who underwent $75,000 worth of plastic surgery to look like his idol, Madonna.
“My name is Adam, and I am addicted to being Madonna. … I really challenge myself to look like her. I have had over 18 surgeries, I’ve spent $75,000 to look like her,” he says, saying half of his face is fake.
He also says he has spent around $75,000 (€66,000) on plastic surgery and $100,000 (€88,000) on costumes.
“With Madonna I saw who went from nothing to something, who was herself and didn’t care what anybody said about her,” Guerra says. “She was the one that everybody wanted to be.”
You can learn more about Guerra’s experience: He is the subject of the TLC documentary My Strange Addiction. See a clip below:
“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.'”