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Madonna should probably stop now

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Madonna is basically going nuts to promote her new album, Rebel Heart, and one of the things she’s doing for some reason is posting a bunch of pictures of celebrities with badly drawn black lines across their faces with the hashtag #rebelheart. I think this is meant to represent that the people in the photos go their own way and fight for what’s new and unique. She’s featured Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, herself, yada yada… but then, being Madonna, she had to go and take it to a whole new inappropriate and embarrassing level:


This ??#rebelheart had a dream!

Een foto die is geplaatst door Madonna (@madonna) op


This??#rebelheart fought for freedom!

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on


This??#rebelheart sang about ONE LOVE!

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

Oh, Madonna. So tacky. So unbelievably tacky. I mean, the whole campaign is, to be honest, but this just takes it to a whole new level. Something tells me Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. would have bigger fish to fry than promoting a shitty pop album. It’s officially time to stop now, Madge.

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Madonna wasn’t Photoshopped in her Versace campaign

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Photoshopping is pretty much par for the course when it comes to celebrities and professional photoshoots (hell, and even Instagram selfies), so I don’t think anyone would be shocked or surprised to hear that Madonna was Photoshopped for her new Versace campaign, right? Well, here’s some news: she wasn’t, actually. According to Donatella Versace, Madonna is au naturel and there was no retouching needed… unlike SOMEONE ELSE we could mention, cough cough.

“With Lady Gaga [it] was a bit more complicated,” Donatella Versace told Italian paper Corriere Della Sera over the weekend. “She focuses on transformation and charisma and risks for this, always. So the final approval of the photo was a melee. But Madonna, absolutely not. I did believe that there were only the set and the filters and the rest. Then, she did everything in the studio in New York.” (Translated from Italian)

There wasn’t even Photoshop, Versace claims.

“She did not have her abdomen or arms retouched,” she said. As for artistic direction? “I told her: You don’t have to be only sexy. I want you like I know you: a vulnerable person who is afraid, who suffers from loneliness and yet is strong, determined, and fearless. In these photos, she is.”

She does look great – and Madonna IS amazing… she just tries too damn hard. Of course, this campaign is a bit of an exception to that – it’s natural, she looks amazing and confident and not like she’s desperate to be 18 again. That’s the BEST look for her.

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Madonna “living in a state of terror” over album leak

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Sometimes you just can’t with Madonna, right? Like, total legend, will be bumpin’ The Immaculate Collection until the day I die, etc, but like… really? Some of the shit that comes out of her mouth is so surprisingly ignorant – especially coming from someone who’s made it a point to be so socially conscious in every area throughout her career (and yes, purposely provocative, as well). That’s why people went nutterbees when she started comparing having her album leaked to being raped and calling the hackers terrorists and shit – there is not really comparing an artist having your album ending up online before its release date to, you know, actual rape and acts of terror.

She tried to explain herself a bit better in a new interview with The Guardian this week, but it didn’t go over all that well:

“Obviously there is a person, or a group of people behind this that were essentially terrorising me. I don’t want to sound alarming, but certainly that’s how I felt. It’s one thing if someone comes into your house and steals a painting off your wall: that’s also a violation, but, your work, as an artist, that’s devastating.

“I’m an artistic person, I’m very expressive. I’m sorry if words alarm people, but that’s what it felt like. It was not a consensual agreement. I did not say ‘hey, here’s my music, and it’s finished.’ It was theft.”

Yes, it was theft. That’s all it was. Not rape, not terrorist activity, just theft. And that’s serious in and of itself, but let’s not get shit confused.

Madge also has some thoughts on the Illuminati – to the point that she actually has a track called ‘Illuminati’, all about it. Let us be enlightened by Madonna’s high spiritual lessons:

“There’s a lot of talk in pop music right now about people saying, ‘Oh, this person’s a member of the Illuminati,’ or they’re Illuminati, or you’re Illuminati, and people’s idea that there’s a group of entertainers or very wealthy people, they’re referred to as the Illuminati, and they work behind the scenes and they control things and they’re very powerful, and there’s possibly a reference to something dark, or black magic, or something like that. And I have to say I laugh at all of those things.

“I think there are some people who don’t mind being referred to as that, but I know who the real Illuminati are, and where that word came from. The root of the word is “illuminate”, and that means “The enlightened ones”, and it came from the Age of Enlightenment, when a lot of arts and creativity flourished, from Shakespeare to Isaac Newton, to Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo: the philosophers, artists, scientists were all engaged in a kind of high level of consciousness through their work, and they were enlightening and inspiring people around the world. And those are the true Illuminati. So the purpose for writing that song was really in a way, ‘So, if you think I’m the Illuminati, then thank you very much, a compliment, because I would like very much to be part of that group, the real Illuminati, and this is what it’s not’”.

LOL, okay, girl. I’m just going to let you rock with that one because there’s no talking logic with someone who feels the need to turn crazy people conspiracy theories on the internet into real life drama is beyond help. By the way, the album – from what I’ve listened to so far, is embarrassing as hell. Please have a listen to ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’ (yes, real song title) and try to tell me I’m wrong.

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Madonna gets her tits out, talks to David Blaine for ‘Interview’

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Pardon the provocative headline but I couldn’t particularly think of a classier way to put this. Madonna‘s feature for the new issue of Interview magazine is a doozy – endless pics (which will appear later in this post) in which she wears pseud0-lightweight bondage gear and sexy lingerie and yes, shows us her breasts in their entirety for about the 8,000th time. It’s old hat, sure, but that’s Madonna and she’s not about to try something new and innovative like she would’ve done in the ’80s – she’s just going to keep selling us sex and trying to compete with younger pop stars (who aren’t half of what she is anyway, but she doesn’t seem to realise that). Oh and the best part? David Blaine does the interview.

I haven’t read the whole interview just yet, but I checked out a bit of it and Madonna revealed that – SURPRISE! – she’s done a whole lot of drugs in her day.

BLAINE: I just heard the song “Devil Prays” [from Madonna's forthcoming album], and it’s fucking amazing. And it’s not like you were using drugs, but it’s all about drug use …

MADONNA: Well, no, it’s about how people take drugs to connect to God or to a higher level of consciousness. I keep saying, “Plugging into the matrix.” If you get high, you can do that, which is why a lot of people drop acid or do drugs, because they want to get closer to God. But there’s going to be a short circuit, and that’s the illusion of drugs, because they give you the illusion of getting closer to God, but ultimately they kill you. They destroy you. I mean, I tried everything once, but as soon as I was high, I spent my time drinking tons of water to get it out of my system. As soon as I was high, I was obsessed with flushing it out of me. [Blaine laughs] I was like, “Okay, I’m done now.”

BLAINE: Was that song written to anyone in particular?

MADONNA: No, just sharing my experiences that there are different ways to connect to a higher level of consciousness and that it’s the devil’s trick. It is the illusion.

Huh. No surprises there that Madonna enjoyed her fair share of illegal substances, but still writing songs about it? Eh. I dunno, it seems a bit old hat. Madonna has sorta fallen off her game since Ray of Light (and even that was a stretch) and that shit came out in ’98. There will never be anything that compares to Madonna in her hey day and I need her to stop.

Photos from the shoot below, but beware if you’re at work, as there are boobs involved:

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Madonna and Lady Gaga fighting over who gets to perform at the Berlin Wall anniversary

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If you want to give your guys some good exercise by having them roll all the way to the back of your head, where they’re likely to get stuck, then you’re in luck and this story’s for you. Apparently Lady Gaga and Madonna are in a feud again, of sorts, as they fight over who gets to perform at a concert honouring the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to be held this November. They could both play, of course, but apparently they refuse to support one another, so it’s an all-out bullshit war.

From The Daily Star:

A German mole told us: “Madonna and Gaga are equally desperate for the honour of performing. They both like to think of themselves as very political, and will also have new albums to promote by then. It could reignite their long-running feud as the date draws nearer because neither are used to being told no.

“However it’s highly likely organisers would choose the Queen of Pop over Gaga, if push came to shove.”

What the hell is wrong with these two? This may or may not be true – I’m guessing it’s true but to a less dramatic extent. I just think they both need to get a grip. Madonna is too old for this bullshit and needs to sit confident in her status as an absolute legend. Gaga needs to realize she’s a Madonna carbon copy, only not nearly as good, and chillax and show some respect.

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Madonna is too famous for jury duty

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There’s one simple fact of life that none of us – not even celebrities – can escape: jury duty. I mean, you can try and get out of it, but if you’re registered to vote in your state of residence, chances are you will get called for it at least once. That happened to Madonna, but it seems like maybe she’s the exception to the rule. She’s just too famous to serve.

From TMZ:

The singer showed up Monday at a NYC courthouse but was excused 2 hours later.  And get this … she never had to sit with the commoners in the jury assembly room.  She was allowed to hang out in the clerk’s office.

A court official says Madonna was released because they had more than enough jurors to fill the needs of the courts.

So the question … if there were enough jurors why release her instead  of others?  The court official says her presence would create a distraction in the jury selection process.

Yeah, I mean, obviously she was released because she was famous. Her presence in the jury would draw too much attention to the case at hand, and that’s not really a good thing. Anyone who shows up to court with her own security detail is not really going to cut it. It kinda sucks, though – just another thing celebs get away with. I know some people sorta like jury duty, though. It’s a day (or a week or more) off work where you can sit and surf the internet (which I don’t think you’re supposed to do, but people do it anyway).  I got out of it when I was called – knock on wood – but I’m sure I’ll be doing my civic duty again soon.

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Lady Gaga tries to drag Madonna to save her own reputation

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I don’t know how many of you frequent Oh No They Didn’t, but it’s a great place for celeb news and absolute fucking mayhem when it comes to the big stars and their hardcore stans. It often devolves into gif wars and total nonsense, but sometimes some absolute gold comes out of it.

Take, for instance, the fact that ONTD posted a story on the fact that Lady Gaga posted a photo online claiming it was from one of her concerts, when actually it was from a big music festival. They were calling her out for doing it and they posted the story – as most sites do to promote traffic – on their Twitter account. Gaga, however, was too pressed to just keep quiet and for some reason brought Madonna‘s name into it, implying that it was Madonna stans who had posted the story to begin with to bring Gaga down.


I mean… why? I find it interesting that Madonna’s name was even mentioned. Clearly she’s that obsessed with the fact that she’s a cheap rip-off of Madonna who will never come close to her career longevity and legendary status, but like… okay. She just looks bitter and rather sad. Sorry your career is ending so quickly into it, Stefani, but please sit down.

After all…

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LOL.

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