Pop singing legend Madonna has revealed she was raped on a rooftop in New York within months of arriving in the city. Scary stuff!
The Material Girl moved to the Big Apple from Michigan in 1977 to pursue a career in music, but the city was far more dangerous than she thought it would be, and in an article she has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna details some of her scariest encounters.
She wrote, “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.”
Despite the terrifying ordeals, she managed to stay in the city and insists the encounters helped make her strong and independent. She continued, “I was poised for survival. I felt alive. But I was also scared s**tless… I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.”
That is some scary business, but we’re glad that she made it through those encounters and rose above them to be the global phenomenon that she is today.
Madonna’s estranged brother Anthony Ciccone is homeless and living on the streets of northern Michigan. He has even gone as far as saying that he knows that his famous sister doesn’t care if he lives or dies.
In a new interview, he said, “Madonna doesn’t give a s**t if I’m dead or alive. She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other.”
Fort he past three years, Anthony has been living on the streets of Traverse City, Michigan. He was previously employed at the Ciccone family vineyard before being terminated for getting sauced directly from the wine vats.
When he fell deep into alcoholism, he blamed his family. He said, “No family backup, when the chips fell, no family backup. I’d rather be working. What would you do under these circumstances when your family has stood against you completely?”
The vineyard’s neighbor and wine tasting attendant, Katy Mateyer said that the Ciccone family is devastated over his drinking problem. She revealed that they would not ask him back to work until he gets help for his addiction. She said, “Anthony just won’t accept help. The alcohol has taken over his brain.”
Anthony added, “Evidently various people have been pestering her about matters of neglect regarding family and such. I think she’s probably a little bit p*ssed off with me for even troubling her. But I’ve never asked my sister for anything. She don’t owe me nothing.”
Reigning queen of pop music Madonna has decided to officially join Instagram! Just two days ago, Madge posted the above photo with the caption, “Cheers motherf**kers! I’m on instagram”. It’s about time!
Among the other photos she has included are a photo of her sweaty cleavage, her mustache and a tour shot from November 2012. You can check out the rest of the photos below:
From these pics (which you can make bigger by clicking on them), we can ascertain two things: Madonna has a sense of humor (the facial hair) and that she still thinks she’s a sex symbol at her age. We’re not hating on her at all, we’re just sayin’. She’s 54-years-old.
What do you think of Madonna’s Instagram photos? Is she still using her sexuality to stay relevant? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!
The Queen of Pop, Madonna threatened to cancel one of her MDNA concerts in Chile after catching a fan lighting up a cigarette during her rehearsal for the show. During her soundcheck, a fan began smoking and that apparently set her off.
She said, “There’s people smoking right? No. No smoking. Where are they smoking? If you’re going to smoke cigarettes I’m not going to do a show.”
The crowd was Hispanic and perhaps there was a language barrier with the threat, so the audience didn’t respond. She went on to say, “You don’t care about me. I don’t care about you. Alright? Are we going to play that game? I can’t sing if you smoke. Entiendes? [Understand?] If you love me then don’t smoke. You’re looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I’m a stupid f***ing idiot.”
Was she right for causing such a fuss over those who have paid to see her perform? What do you think?
It’s no secret who Madonna will be voting for this election, but she was booed for her choice when she tried to push her political opinions on the crowd at a recent concert. On Saturday, October 27th, Madge encouraged her MDNA concertgoers in New Orleans to vote Democrat and wasn’t exactly met with such a favorable response.
She asked the crowd, “Who’s registered to vote?” Afterward, she said, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.”
Right afterward, she was met with boos and some fans even left the venue. After the fan response, she added, “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for…do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.”
The singer has mentioned the commander-in-chief in previous concerts, as well. In Washington, D.C. last month, she talked about Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. She told her audience then, “They killed him, as they do. It is so incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House. Those fine human beings did not die for nothing!”
She has also been criticized for referring to the president as a “black Muslim” after the concert. She addressed that by saying, “I was being ironic on stage. Yes I know Obama is not a Muslim – though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were? The point I was making is that a good man is a good man no matter who he prays to. I don’t care what religion Obama is – nor should anyone else in America.”
Do you think celebrities should tout their political views? Hit the comments and let us know what you think!
When I was growing up, my grandmother (not much older than Madonna), would scold me when I did something embarrassing or mischievous by telling me I was “showing my ass.” It was one of the few times she’d even deign to speak in a sailor’s tongue, yet with the firmness of being told “you’re showing your ass” I realized I had done something that wasn’t all that prideful.
Well, on the heels of last week’s news that Madonna exposed her nipple to a crowd in Istanbul, there comes word that the half-a-century year-old singer once again is flashing sensitive skin. This time to an audience in Rome, Italy.
Madonna, whose provocative image has been carefully curated into a stunning 300 million sold albums during her all-solo career, just seems to have no boundaries when it comes to showing the skin. Older readers may well remember when her book Sex came out — twenty years ago — a time when people craved to see Madonna’s fearlessly nude skin.
Now, not so much.
Clearly Madonna isn’t afraid to show off her aging and somewhat awkwardly sagging body for everyone to gawk at in delight (or horror), and her sold-out tour continues to set off flurries of of news as her overt stage sexuality collides with a semi-political message. But as we all get an up close an personal look at her backside, clad in a black thong, black stockings and little else, we have to wonder if the pornographization of music culture has finally reached a ho hum moment.
I always took it that showing my ass was to be avoided, but it’s especially true the older and less youthful one one gets. I’m also a proud supporter of Madonna’s freedom of speech in showing her ass, just so we’re clear.
I will say this: “Madonna, you’re showing your ass.”
“American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez already has two children with estranged husband Marc Anthony. She has revealed on Saturday that she would be open to adoption in the future.
She was promoting her new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”, in which she plays a woman who adopts Ethiopian twins. As a result of her part in the movie, Jennifer said that she “could see myself definitely doing it and being open to it for sure whereas before I never thought about it really.”
She also talked about having troubles bonding with her twins, Max and Emme, right after their births. She said, “I felt sad and depressed and thought the babies didn’t love me.”
Now that Jennifer is cozying up to her current boyfriend Casper Smart, it’s being said that she is warming up to the idea of marriage and babies with the former backup dancer. With regard to adoption, Jennifer heaped praise on Madonna and Angelina Jolie for going that route. She said, “I commend them for it. I think it’s a beautiful thing. I think it’s a very selfless act of love to adopt a child who you don’t know and never seen before and never met before.”