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Dear Gossips,Received a few emails yesterday asking what I thought after seeing Taylor Swift on tour in Toronto on Friday night. I was waiting because last night I was at Madonna’s Rebel Heart and I wanted to see if I was ready to betray my generation, the original 80s which saw the rise of Madonna, for the homage to the 80s which is Taylor Swift. Read Full Intro
Sean Penn is suing Lee Daniels for $10 million alleging that Daniels has defamed him. Here’s a quick background: To promote Empire, Daniels was interviewed recently in The Hollywood Reporter and when asked about Terrence Howard being, um, Terrence Howard, and his history of abusing women, Daniels’s made a point about how Terrence is being unfairly vilified for it when so many high profile white actors have the same sh-t on their resumés: “(Terrence) ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f*ckin’ demon. Full Story
Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour kicked off in Montreal last night. She’ll perform there again tonight. Are you planning on going when she stops by where you are? I’m seeing her the first week of October here in Toronto, right after Taylor Swift. I’m going with my friend Iain. He’s pretty much a Madonna academic – obsessed but also objective. Full Story
There have been so many pop stars that have quickly been crowned, “The Next Madonna.” Britney, Christina (in her Dirrty phase), Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and now, Miley. Madonna had the white wedding dress at MTV, Miley had the foam finger. Madonna had the gondola in Venice, Miley has the Wrecking Ball. Full Story
It’s the September issues! But we’ve already seen Beyoncé on the cover of Vogue, so now what? This month, Interview has printed 8 different covers, each featuring a celebrity selfie. There’s Miley Cyrus FaceTiming with photographer Mert Alas (they each scored a cover), JLo, Victoria Beckham (with David and Brooklyn in the background), Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, Madonna and Kanye West’s wife. Full Story
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I understand the spirit of Jeremy Renner’s Instagram post, but the execution is ridiculous. Look at this bridge and end sexism. Let's bridge the gap ya'll. #equality #humanrights #gender #race EVERYONE matters. @U2 ONE Full Story
Madonna released a new video for Bitch I’m Madonna, the remix. More like redo. This is what she should have done in the first place, instead of what we got the first time around, when the launch was f-cked up by Tidal and all we ended up seeing were people making cameos…without actually having to be in the same room as her. Full Story
Madonna’s new video, featuring Beyonce and Katy Perry and Minaj and Miley was promised to us yesterday. SHE was the one who promised it. On Instagram last week – her words, not mine. Click here to see.
Yesterday she released the poster. It felt like Taylor Swift. OK but whatever. Beyonce alone can take 25 of #SwiftSquad members, no problem. What happened? I waited. I walked all over DC, eating up data on my phone, waiting. I waited all the way from DC to New York, eating up more data on my phone. Nothing.
And what’s even more embarrassing is that this is the SECOND TIME. You remember what happened with the Ghosttown video in April? How it was supposed to drop on Meerkat and the app couldn’t handle it? So yesterday didn’t happen and now she’s saying that Bitch I’m Madonna will be available Wednesday morning. Well I’ve waited now until 9:30amET because I was hoping to open with it and still, I don’t see it.
Inefficiency has never been Madonna’s problem. Why is it so often her problem now? She makes it worse with messages like this:
Video coming soon! Just tryin to make it perfect for all of you ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️😄❤️😓❤️😁 we are hard werking bitches! #bitchimmadonna
This is how it works for someone at the beginning of their career, non? In any business. You open a restaurant and in the early days, maybe the kitchen has timing problems, maybe the restocking schedule is still being figured out and you can’t always offer what’s on the menu. And you apologise to your customers – sorry! we’re new! we are learning, please be patient with us.
But Madonna is not/should not be amateur hour. And lately, all we’ve seen from her is amateur hour. As a fan for 3 decades now, I’m telling you, there’s no joy in this observation. And on top of all that? When the video does – finally – come out, what might save her will be the appearance and performance of OTHER artists: Beysus, Katy, Miley…
That’s not the Madonna I signed up for.
Yours in gossip,
Let me just tell you, again, how it was when I was growing up, OK? Old people do this. We have to mansplain to the new generation about the superiority of our world. Back then, a Madonna video and/or performance was a major event. It was tight. It was bold. It was always imitated. Over and over again it was imitated from basements to school gymnasiums to stages. Full Story
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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez went out for lunch yesterday. And there were a lot of paps around to document the event. Conveniently this happened just after Madonna released the poster for her new video – which has finally dropped on Tidal (so, naturally, I’m waiting for it to be made available on YouTube and besides, I heard the last 30 seconds of it is f-cked up…so this doesn’t look great on Jay Z either) – featuring Beyonce, Katy Perry, Minaj, Miley, and others… kinda like Bad Blood. Full Story