November 20, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lady Gaga is getting tired of the Madonna comparisons, everyone. And also, she’s pretty certain Madonna doesn’t like her. And she doesn’t care. She almost wears it as a badge of honor. Honestly? I would, too. If Madonna didn’t like me, I’d be proud. Not sure why. I guess it’s the idea of pissing off such a huge star. Here’s what she told Howard Stern, via MTV News:
“There’s not so many ways you can interpret it,” she said when asked by Stern if perhaps jealousy was behind the frequent shots she’s taken from pop icon Madonna over the years. “To me honestly I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me. Because I don’t care that she doesn’t like me, No, I don’t care.”
“The whole thing is really rooted in Madonna, that’s the sort of center of it and nobody’s really said that or admitted to it,” she said of her break with Hilton. “It’s silly. There’s always this pissing match, ‘Did she take her torch?’ [and] ‘Is she the new her?’ ‘Is she going to outlast her?’ … There’s this thing with some people that I’m a threat to the throne,” she said of the constant comparisons between her and Madonna.
“And I don’t want your f-cking throne and no thanks. And I have my own and I don’t actually want a throne at all.”
You know what? That line last? Well said, Gaga. Well said. She’s probably getting really tired of these lame-ass celeb fights she’s been getting in. I would be, too. Most of them aren’t even her fault.
November 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
For some unknown reason, celebrities seem to think Terry Richardson is the bee’s knees. I think he’s a pervert and a misogynist, among other things, but to-may-toe, tom-ah-toe, I suppose. Madonna is the most recent celebrity to step in front of his lens, this time for her Harper’s Bazaar cover shoot, where she donned a pleather thong and wore that hideous ass grill that just needs to go somewhere. Preferably not in her mouth.
Can’t hate on Madonna’s arm game, though – like, let me get a ticket to that gun show… or something. However, I do not need to see her ass in a thong. I just don’t. There aren’t many people’s asses I need to see in a thong. In fact, there’s no one’s, because thongs are gross (and apparently they’re destroying vaginas everywhere!) and I’m not quite sure why they’re known as being “sexy”. Asses are sexy, but they don’t need a piece of string up the middle to make them so.
Madonna, why? Why would you do this?
October 17, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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.