Unfortunately, the image of Madonna dressed as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones for Purim is burned into our minds forevermore. However, even though it was an absolute mess, everyone had to admit she did a pretty impressive job in looking the part.
Well, turns out, there’s a reason for that: it was Emilia Clarke‘s actual costume from the show!
“It’s my real costume. I thought I was dreaming. I got an email from amazing HBO publicist Mara, saying, ‘Madonna would like to borrow the costume, is that okay?’ I thought, ‘God, this must be a dream. This can’t be real.’”
Oh girl, it is real, unfortunately. Here’s Emilia’s interview on Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon if you want to hear more…
March 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Remember when MIA performed with Madonna during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012 and she decided it’d be super fun to give the middle finger, because she’s 12 and ~a ToTaL rEbEl~? Well, that little stunt is going to cost her $16 million, which – let’s be honest – homegirl clearly does not have.
Here’s the deal: the NFL is apparently suing MIA for breaching her performance contract and wants an extra $15.1m in restitution on top of the original $1.5m it’s been seeking for the past two years. I guess the $15 million is what advertisers would have paid during that performance slot? Not sure how that’s got anything to do with MIA since they wouldn’t have advertised during a halftime show, right?
Anyway, LOL to this:
THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT ME TO SIGN , THAT IVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR 2 YEARS ON TOP OF 16 MILLION pic.twitter.com/PMurD3oVFL
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 17, 2014
@madonna ummm ….. can i borrow 16 million ?
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 17, 2014
And here’s a bit more of what’s going on via The Hollywood Reporter:
“The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic,” say M.I.A.’s response papers, filed on Friday.
The music superstar tells the arbitrator that the “continued pursuit of this proceeding is transparently an exercise by the NFL intended solely to bully and make an example of Respondents for daring to challenge NFL.”
Wow, what a massive mess.
March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Madonna is constantly doing weird shit to try and re-connect with the younger generation, but homegirl needs to sit down and relax, because she’s taken it a step too far here. Sure, I know maybe her hideous grill was that step too far, but now she’s gone and dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and it’s ten shades of “Oh, hell no!”
Madge posted the above photo to her Instagram page yesterday, along with a “Happy Purim” message because in case you forgot, she’s Jewish now. I saw a 40-year-old dude (who wasn’t accompanying a child, I might add) dressed as a giant giraffe last night when I was in the back of a cab coming back from the airport. Happy Purim, indeed.
I’m not really sure what’s happening with Madonna anymore, but whatever. If anything, she was at least thorough with her costume!
March 16, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
When you look at Madonna, is her gorgeous skin the first thing you admire? Probably not. However, she clearly believes people want to follow her routine, as she’s releasing her own line of skincare products called MDNA Skin. The line is coming out SOON, with a pop-up shop opening in the next week Omotesando, Tokyo.
You can get the products at that shop ’til February 23, when you can then get them everywhere else around the world. There are only a few products in the line to start with – a clay mask, a skin rejuvenator and a facial serum. I’m assuming Madonna doesn’t use her own products.
Michelle Peck, skin care artist and Madonna’s brand ambassador, released the following statement:
“The brand’s goal is to challenge women and their awareness about the art of beauty and skin care.
Using these products routinely as part of daily skin care regime creates firm, resilient and radiant skin overflowing with energy after every use.”
Nah, I’m good.
I’m not ragging on Madonna for getting older – we all do, and I don’t think that’s anything to be ashamed of or anything that makes a woman “less beautiful”. I do, however, think Madonna has had so much plastic surgery that it renders anything she might have to say about “skincare” and “rejuvination” completely moot. Why should I believe your products are going to work when they clearly didn’t work for you, or else you wouldn’t have gone under the knife so many times and/or shot yourself up with so much Botox?
February 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Let’s take a look at what celebs were wearing this week and dub a “winner” for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
January 31, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
We just can’t seem to get Madonna back in her cage lately, it seems. Beyond the grasping-for-straws desperation of her addition to Macklemore’s Grammy performance, to her Miley duet and now her performance alongside Russian political and feminist punk group Pussy Riot at an upcoming concert, I’m fucking sick of her. We get it, Madonna – it’s tough getting older and you want the kids to still like you. This ain’t the way, girl.
That’s right, Madonna will be introducing the recently freed Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at the Amnesty International concert being held in New York on February 5. She said in a statement that she admires them and can’t wait to join them on stage… because what better free publicity could you ask for than aligning yourself with one of the biggest news stories of the past several years?
I know, I know, I’m being cynical, but… seriously? Why won’t Madonna just go away and let us remember the good times? Your legacy is still your legacy – you don’t have to keep trying to make new shit work. Madonna paved the way for so many of the young female artists out there right now, and that’s fantastic! But now it’s time for her to chill out.
On one hand, I really do enjoy the fact that she’s refused to give in to society’s view that women are of no value once they’re past a certain age, but my reasoning for wanting Madonna to retire has nothing to do with how old she is and everything to do with how old her CAREER is and how desperately she’s trying to relive the heyday that’s long since passed, which is making her become like that embarrassing drunk aunt that no one ever wants to invite to family events because you spend the whole time cringing at her.