Madonna got banned from a movie theater because the founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema “felt compelled to make an example of Miss Ciccone” after she was caught texting during the movie. I kind of love this. Here’s the full letter from the CEO, via Deadline.com:
October 12, 2013
As you may have heard, this past week Madonna was caught texting
during the premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
Although she is the undisputed queen of pop and I personally am a fan of
her music, I have felt compelled to make an example of Miss Ciccone
and ban her from all Alamo Drafthouse locations until she apologizes to
In the unlikely event that Madonna will be visiting your location in the
upcoming holiday season, please inform all box office and concierge staff
that she will only be allowed to see a film at the Drafthouse if she first
apologizes for her actions at the premiere and acknowledges that texting
during a movie is rude and disrespectful to the filmmaker and the rest of
Thank you in advance for upholding this request.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
People are serious about going to the movies. Remember that film blogger who called 911 because people were using their cell phones in the theater? I think that guy was totally wrong and insane, but I think Mr. Tim League here is making a solid move in banning Madonna, who likely gives zero fucks and will likely not apologize.
I’m sure Cher is on this guy’s side.
October 15, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Madonna revealed in an essay she wrote for Harper’s Bazaar that as a young women first coming to NYC, she was raped at knifepoint. Definitely a different tone from her AMA with Reddit. She mentions it almost casually, almost as a throwaway, in between talking about what it means to be a “REAL” artist and how tall the buildings in NYC are. Her story sounds absolutely horrifying. From Harper’s Bazaar:
New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.
After mentioning the “tall buildings” and “sizzling-hot sidewalks” Madonna admits to being afraid, saying,
… I felt like a warrior plunging my way through the crowds to survive. Blood pumping through my veins, I was poised for survival. I felt alive.
But I was also scared shitless and freaked out by the smell of piss and vomit everywhere, especially in the entryway of my third-floor walk-up.
From what I’ve read, NYC in the early ’80s was a scary time. I think she made it “thought the wilderness”, through. Call me crazy but that Madonna, I think she’s really going places.
October 5, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Cher and Madonna are both music legends with strong personalities, so I don’t think it would shock anyone to know that they don’t really get on all that well. They’ve exchanged their share of insults in their time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t respect one another… or something. Following Madonna’s ‘send photos’ Reddit AMA session earlier this month, Cher took to the site for her own Q&A, where she aired her thoughts on her fellow popstar:
Well, fair enough. I’m sure Madonna IS a bitch – pretty much everyone has said so – but she’s Madge and it’s kind of expected, at this point.
More importantly, did you know that Cher and Meryl Streep saved a little girl in New York back in the day? I DIDN’T! Here’s the scoop:
Ugh to those asshole men, but HOW AMAZING IS MERYL STREEP? (And Cher, of course.) Pretty hilarious that they were hanging out, though – that’s not a friendship I can easily envision.
September 30, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Reddit manages to score some pretty great AMAs – that’s “Ask Me Anything”, like a Q&A session, for those unfamiliar with the site – and Madonna has to be one of their biggest coups. On Monday, MDNA herself took to the site to answer the burning questions of her many fans, including some date proposals. Here’s where it gets good. Her response to one suitor was hilarious – whether intentionally or not, I’m not quite sure, but I love it:
Ha! The rest of it is pretty tame, and I think “send photo” is the highlight of the whole thing, but that could just be me. I would absolutely love it if Madonna found a new boyfriend in Reddit. That’d be so her! Always setting new trends for the world to follow!
September 17, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Grills are a great way to prove that you have a shit ton of money and nothing to do with it, so of course Madonna hopped on the train and filled her mouth with gold. She now looks like a mental patient dressed as Flava Flav for Halloween. Really great look, there.
I’m all for keeping up with the youths and everything, but this is a 55-year-old woman with a gold grill in her mouth. Does no one else see an issue with this? Didn’t Madonna? I’m just not sure what the thought process was. Did her accountant give her an income update and she thought, “Huh, well, there’s an extra $5 million that wasn’t there last month, I think I’ll treat myself and get one of those gold mouth grills the kids seem to like!” ? It’s just not good.
The above picture was snapped at one of her Hard Candy gyms, this one in Rome. Madonna has her own gyms? God, I have been living under a rock. If you’d like to see that sweet mouth jewelry from another angle, here you go:
August 22, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
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Madonna turned 55 and had a birthday party that probably costs more than an Audi and was probably better than any birthday party you will ever have in your life. The party had some sort of Marie Antoinette theme, at least for Madonna and her boyfriend. I bet most people just wore jeans and a fun hat because God forbid anyone overshadow Her Madgesty. Not too casual, though. I’m sure anyone wearing flip flops would have been beheaded.
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Thanks to The Daily Mail for this immaculate collection of photos.
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We all know how much Madonna loves themed events.
What’s the best party you’ve ever been to?