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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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.

I knew the words to every single Taylor song performed during 1989. It was a good show. I knew the words to only maybe 65% of the songs Madonna performed during Rebel Heart. It was a better show. And I’ve seen Madonna on tour several times over the last 25 years (holy sh-t). To me, the greatest tour of all time is Blonde Ambition. Rebel Heart, in my opinion, is second only to Blonde Ambition. Think then of 1989 as Taylor’s Who’s That Girl world tour. Who’s That Girl directly preceded Blonde Ambition. Taylor’s Blonde Ambition is still to come. That’s exciting.

For now though, it’s about Madonna’s return to tour form. And for some reason, I was feeling it, even before we got to the arena. I think it’s because of the preparation. I think it’s because I kicked off the night at the gayest Madonna pre-party in the city. Eleven of us held hands in a prayer circle around a Rebel Heart cake while Adamo Ruggiero, always and forever an actor, performed a monologue he wrote himself, obviously, in honour of M. (He was not sucking on a lozenge though. And if you don’t get that reference, you haven’t watched Truth Or Dare enough times.) I’ve attached a photo of his tribute next to my breakfast wrap below. It was an auspicious beginning. But I’m not ready yet to write the details because I’m going again, tonight. More on M tomorrow.

Yours in gossip,


Sean Penn is not Terrence Howard

September 22, 2015 20:08:57 Posted at September 22, 2015 20:08:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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 opens in Montreal

September 10, 2015 20:21:33 Posted at September 10, 2015 20:21:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

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Miley, the Heir to Sex?

September 2, 2015 17:15:55 Posted at September 2, 2015 17:15:55
Maria Posted by Maria

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

The Interview 8

September 2, 2015 15:07:46 Posted at September 2, 2015 15:07:46
Maria Posted by Maria

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Dear Gossips,

It was Madonna’s 57th birthday yesterday. There was a party. She posted some photos on Instagram, none of which are as interesting as the photo she posted a few days earlier, of Sean Penn, who turns 55 today.  Read Full Intro

RDJ’s summer with Gwyneth

August 17, 2015 14:39:41 Posted at August 17, 2015 14:39:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

While Chris Evans spent the weekend repping Marvel at Disney’s D23, his Civil War adversary, Robert Downey Jr, was where he’s been for most of the summer – in the Hamptons, with his family, and one of his closest friends, Gwyneth Paltrow. As I mentioned last week Full Story

Bitch I’m Madonna, the remix

July 14, 2015 19:46:09 Posted at July 14, 2015 19:46:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dear Gossips,

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,



Bitch I’m Madonna: the video

June 17, 2015 16:56:21 Posted at June 17, 2015 16:56:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Taylor & Selena’s fight song

June 17, 2015 15:01:40 Posted at June 17, 2015 15:01:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, FameFlynet, Sonia Hall/ AKM-GSI/ Splash News

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

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Madonna’s Bad Blood

June 16, 2015 14:42:50 Posted at June 16, 2015 14:42:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Taylor Swift put together a video featuring all of her friends for Bad Blood. And you know the song is supposedly about Katy Perry. Now Madonna is …well… Kinda doing the same… WITH Katy Perry. Here’s what she posted on Instagram:     Video coming soon! Just tryin to make it perfect for all of you ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️😄❤️😓❤️😁 we are hard werking bitches! #bitchimmadonna Full Story