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Oh Great, Now Madonna’s Performing with Pussy Riot


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.

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Miley Cyrus and Madonna Performed Together and It Was Weird

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Miley Cyrus got her very own MTV Unplugged special which aired last night, and on it, she and Madonna teamed up for a mashup of Madge’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and Miley’s ‘We Can’t Stop’. It was about as strange (and actually strangely good) as you might expect:

You can say what you’d like about Miley – and she’s a hot mess of a human being – but I do think she’s musically talented and while I’m not a “fan”, I do have high hopes for what her musical career could be once she gets this bullshit out of her system and settles down into her artistry a bit more. Plus, Bangerz does have some really good tracks on it. She’s got potential, for sure.

As for Madonna… girl, keep trying.

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Everything Madonna Does Is to Piss You Off

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I don’t think anyone would deny that Madonna is an absolute legend. She was an incredible artist spanning several decades who changed the world of pop music forever and offered provocative cultural shifts unlike any we’d seen for a long while. But her time has passed. Madonna is now in her 50s and has lost touch with “the youth”. She’s trying her hardest to stay relevant and hip, but it’s not really working. Even wearing a gold grill and referring to her white son as “#disnigga” is only serving to piss people off more than anything. Turns out, that’s apparently why she’s doing it.

As she told Ryan Seacrest at the red carpet of the Grammys:

“Yeah, I’m grillin’. It pisses everybody off when I wear my grill, so that’s why I wear it. I wear it when I don’t have to eat. Actually, I’ve learned to eat with my grill in.”

Well, that’s… special. You’re really showin’ em who’s boss there, Madonna! In a way, I understand her love of antagonizing people. I do it to you guys every day! ;-) But at the same time, there’s a limit. When you’re doing things that are potential cultural appropriation or even outright racist (no, adopting a black kid does not make you exempt from this) to “piss people off”, there’s a serious problem. Madonna needs to have a few seats and sit and think about what the hell she’s doing.

So much for people going out on a high note… As Nelly (yes, THAT Nelly) told TMZ: “Madonna fucked up. She needs to get her shit right.”

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of Grammy’s Fashion



So The Grammys bore a new meme: Pharrell‘s hat.


Sorry, but I’m not ready for this to be a new thing.

Let’s take a look at what others wore to this craptacular awards show!

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Macklemore, Madonna and Queen Latifah Married Some People at the Grammys

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One of the biggest stories to come out of last night’s Grammys is that 33 couples of all kinds – gay, straight, interractial – decided to get married during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s (and Mary Lambert and Madonna‘s) performance of ‘Same Love’ during the ceremony, with Queen Latifah walking out of the closet (heaviest handed hint ever?) to officiate. Apparently someone is familiar with Universal Life Church and got ordained online, because I don’t think those marriages count?

In any case, it was all very touching and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place (mine were watering from boredom because this ceremony was nearly FOUR HOURS LONG) and Katy Perry even got a free bouquet out of the deal – hope you were paying attention, John Mayer… LOL!

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Madonna and Katy Perry Are Doing an “Art Project” Together

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Apparently there’s some competition going on called Art for Freedom in which the artist who manages to impress Madonna and Katy Perry the most will win $10,000 – not for themselves, but for a non-profit organization of their choice. If that sounds a little wacky to you – the pairing, the concept, any of it – then you’re not alone. While most professional artists are aiming to enter competitions to earn money for themselves, to keep a roof over their head while they continue trying to make art for a living, this one is looking for anyone who can pick up a pencil and draw or write a poem or anything else, regardless of experience. Also, the focus is on human rights. And your judges are Madonna and Katy Perry. Let that last part sink in.

Madonna chose Katy to “guest curate” the competition, which is part of the ‘Material Girl’ singer’s Freedom Project organization. Here’s the full scoop from Billboard:

Madonna has tapped Katy Perry as guest curator for Art for Freedom, her online public art project that encourages artists to submit videos, music, poetry and photographs to express their take on freedom.

Over the course of this month, Perry will work with Madonna to select an artist “whose creative expression demonstrates a unique view of the fight for human rights,” according to a press release.

“I am so fortunate to have the freedom to express myself through music,” said Katy Perry. “Now I’m calling all of my incredibly creative KatyCats to use their talent to show Madonna and me how they express their freedom. I believe that 2014 can be a year of great social change. Together we can all stand up for Human Rights. Join the conversation, and let your art be your voice.”

LOLLLL. I love the idea of a KatyCat winning this competition. You know I love Katy Perry, but I wouldn’t say the fans who stan for her are human rights activists with brilliant artistic ability, to be honest. That’s not nice of me to say, I know, and maybe I’ll be proven wrong when this whole thing is over. This isn’t a Katy Perry competition, it’s an art competition about human rights with a prize to be given to a non-profit. Let’s widen the scope, here, girl.

I’m interested in the reasons behind Madonna picking Katy to run this. I’m not being funny at all, I think Katy is fantastic, I just would imagine she’d pick an art critic or someone on the board of the Getty museum or something, you know?

In any case, I’d much rather Madonna be spending her time on projects like this than putting on a thong for Terry Richardson. I’ll take it.

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Madonna’s 13-Year-Old Son is a Booze Hound Already

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Is the phrase “booze hound” used by anyone anymore? Probably not, but let’s go with it. Madonna’s 13-year-old son Rocco (WHEN DID HE GET TO BE A TEENAGER? Christ, time flies!) was photographed holding a bottle of what looks to be Bombay Sapphire and it’s causing all kinds of stir. That’s him up there in the center. The whole thing is, he didn’t get papped or photos weren’t leaked by some money-grubbing “friend”. Instead, Madonna herself posted the photo to her Instagram page, leading parents and non-parents with a working brain to go, “EH?”

She captioned the photo: “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014″. That’s nice and all, but the party shoulda long been over for your adolescent child who seems to be modeling himself on Justin Bieber. In fact, it never should have begun. He’s a CHILD. I know she’s Madonna and probably really wants to seem like a “cool mom”, but come on.

Of course, since people were freaking out in the comments and in the press, Madonna has since responded to public outrage, saying, “No-one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don’t start the year off with judgement!”

HAHA!! Yes, it’s so funny when I let my 13-year-old child hold alcohol, knowing he’s the child of a famous person with the money and access to substances he has no business around and probably uses all the time when you’re not supervising him! Never mind your own struggles with drugs and alcohol in the past, it’s just a joke!! LOL!!!!

Give me a break.

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