Today's Evil Beet Gossip

MIA wants to borrow $16 million from Madonna over NFL middle finger fine

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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:

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.

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Make it stop: Madonna dresses up as ‘Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen


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!

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Do You Want Skin Like Madonna?

"W.E." Filming in Central Park in New York City on September 17, 2010

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?

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