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Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong Confirmed As Grammy Performers

January 25th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong Confirmed As Grammy Performers
Grammy bosses have confirmed that Madonna will perform at the music award show this weekend. It was rumored last week that the singer would take the stage with one of today's hottest singers, perhaps joining Beyonce for a showstopping set.

Details haven't been released regarding who the material girl will be performing with on Sunday.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is another last-minute addition to the roster of performers. He will join country star Miranda Lambert for a tribute to Everly Brothers star Phil Everly, who died earlier this month.

Previously announced performers include:
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Madonna In Hot Water For Using The N-Word

January 18th, 2014 5:07pm EST
Madonna
Madonna has incited controversy once again after using a racial slur on her Instagram page.

On Friday, the international pop superstar uploaded a photo of her teen son Rocco fighting in the boxing ring on the picture-sharing website  alongside the caption, "No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn**ga."

After she was bombarded with complaints about use of the N-word from fans, she deleted the image, only to re-upload it with another risqué comment.

She added, "Ok let me start this again. #get off of my d**k haters!"

It's not the first time this month the Materia...
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Madonna Tells Critics To 'Calm Down' After She Posts Pic Of Son, 13, With Booze

January 6th, 2014 12:58pm EST
Madonna Rocco Ritchie
Madonna is in hot water after she posted a photo of her 13-year-old son holding up a bottle of alcohol.

Over the weekend the singer uploaded an image of Rocco Richie posing with bottles of vodka and gin. She captioned the pic: "The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014."

Madonna and her family are currently vacationing in Gstaad, Switzerland, where the legal drinking age is 16 - that means Rocco is still three years shy of being able to legaly imbibe.

Over 1,200 people commented on the photo in a span of 24 hours.

Instagram user Abbiesturm was just one of many who were upset by the image...
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Glory Days - 10 Celebs Who Just Stopped Caring

January 1st, 2014 1:01pm EST
Glory Days - 10 Celebs Who Just Stopped Caring
Celebrities are always under the microscope. Looking beautiful is part of their job. The media seemingly takes great joy in exploiting every bad angle they can, sometimes down to the point of berating celebrities based off the worst possible paparazzi snapshots.

While we don't endorse that, there are exceptions. Sometimes, when stars stay out of the limelight for extended amounts of time, they don't do all the necessary upkeep that they do when they are constantly in the public eye.

Sometimes, it gets a little out of control. Occasionally, it looks almost as if they just decided to stop c...
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Beyonce Kisses Madonna's Daughter During Brooklyn Concert

December 20th, 2013 7:00pm EST
Beyonce Kisses Mercy James
Beyonce kissed Madonna's adorable daughter Mercy James during a concert at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday night.

During the last stop of her "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, the pop star planted on the 9-year-old girl's forehead, and her proud mama was there to capture the moment.

"Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B!" Madonna wrote on instagram with an accompanying photo.

Madonna also posted a photo of Beyonce performing, writing: "Mrs. Carter crushes the BK with her bad ass show! Girls run the world! #srtforfreedom"

Madonna has four children - 17-yea...
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Madonna Is The Highest-Paid Woman In Music

December 12th, 2013 2:36am EST
Madonna
Over the past year, Madonna made a whopping $125 million, making her the highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes.

Her "MDNA" tour grossed $305 million, and she also added to her coffer with her Material Girl clothing line, merchandise sales and her Truth or Dare perfume.

Lady Gaga came in at number two, earning $80 million over the last year. She cut her tour short due to a hip injury but still made out very well financially after also releasing her latest album, "ARTPOP."

Taylor Swift took the third spot with $55 million, bolstered by her album "Red," which sold 1.2 million cop...
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Madonna & Her 25-Year-Old Dancer Boyfriend Break Up

December 11th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Madonna & Brahim Zaibat
Madonna and her backup dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat have parted ways. The singer, 55, reportedly ended her three-year relationship with the 25-year-old after he signed up for the French version of "Dancing With The Stars."

A source told Perez Hilton that Madonna thought his new gig "was too cheesy" and that's why she broke it off with Zaibat.

Others speculate they split because the relationship had simply run its course and was difficult to maintain due to long-distance work obligations.

Madonna recently returned to New York City after reuniting with her ex-husband Sean Penn during a c...
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Madonna Pens Open Letter Supporting Gay Rights In Russia

December 4th, 2013 9:56am EST
Madonna
International philanthropist Madonna has stepped up her battle for gay rights in Russia by writing an open letter calling for change.

The 55 year-old star sparked controversy during her trip to Russia last year  by publicly backing jailed punk stars Pussy Riot and voicing her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The move prompted homophobic activists in the country to file a lawsuit against the American singer-songwriter, which was later dismissed, over claims she violated a local law banning the promotion of homosexuality.

Madonna has refused to bac...
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Madonna Visits Ex-Husband Sean Penn's Charity Projects In Haiti

November 26th, 2013 12:04pm EST
Madonna
Madonna has travelled to Haiti to visit humanitarian projects set up by her former husband Sean Penn's aid organization.

Penn, who divorced Madonna in 1989 following four years of marriage, has revealed the singer is currently in Haiti with her son Rocco, visiting projects overseen by the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which he set up after an earthquake devastated the country in 2010.

The 53 year-old actor tells the Associated Press, "She's here, she's seeing, she's made the effort to come here, and I'm thrilled by that... She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring ...
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Madonna Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Musicians List With $125 Million

November 20th, 2013 1:11am EST
Madonna
Madonna may be quite a bit older than her pop star rivals, but she also commands a much larger salary. The Material Girl earned $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician of 2013, according to Forbes.

In addition, last spring the singer, 55, became a part of an elite group of people whose bank balances surpass a staggering $1 billion. Now that's rich.

Madonna's record breaking "MDNA" world tour grossed more than $305 million in 2012. She also earned $75 million from concert merchandise and $10 million from TV rights and DVD sales.

Investments in her Hard Candy ...
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15 Stars Who Got Naked In Music Videos

October 22nd, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus took it all off for her "Wrecking Ball" video, swinging nude -- save for a pair of work boots -- on the title object. She received plenty of flak for the racy video, most likely because of her age and the fact that she's a role model for millions of young girls.

But she's definitely not the first to bare all in a music short, plenty of other artists have either gone nude or had a model, a girlfriend -- even a model girlfriend -- strip down for one of their videos.

See who else shed their clothes in the name of art after the jump...

Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball" and rapper ...
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Madonna's Skintight Leather Pants & Hard Candy Jacket - Hot Or Not?

October 18th, 2013 8:21am EDT
Madonna
Madonna attended the "Hard Candy" Gym opening in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, looking ready to rock. The singer squeezed herself into black leather pants and wore a matching jacket.

The singer recently made headlines for texting during the premiere of "12 Years A Slave" at the New York Film Festival. Her actions caused so much drama, the founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas banned her from the theater chain unless she apologizes.

Meanwhile, it seems like the pop star may have a music successor - at least according to Nelly. The rapper believes Miley Cyrus is a breakout artist just lik...
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Rapper Nelly Calls Miley Cyrus The New Madonna

October 15th, 2013 10:19pm EDT
Nelly
Is Miley Cyrus the next Madonna? That's what one fellow music star thinks.

Rapper Nelly compared the two stars during an interview with The UK's Daily Star, saying he sees an awful lot of similarities between the two.

"Miley's a great talent. She's young and ambitious and wants to do it her way," he tells the Daily Star. "Madonna did it her way, and she became one of the greatest female entertainers of all time. Madonna grew up in the age of no social media. She wasn't under the type of scrutiny Miley's under."

Nelly also says that it's the outrageous, attention-grabbing acts that are th...
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Madonna Banned From Theater Chain After Texting At Film Premiere

October 14th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Madonna
It's annoying when people text during movies - even if it's Madonna. The superstar reportedly texted like crazy during the premiere of "12 Years A Slave" at the New York Film Festival last week, and her actions angered the theater chain's CEO.

Tim League, founder and CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, founded in Austin, Texas, tweeted on Friday: "Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies @drafthouse."

The singer reportedly was driving theatergoers crazy with her obsessive texting, and when someone complained she allegedly said: "It's for business... ensl...
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Trending: 'Gravity' Is Awesome, Madonna Raped At 19, Nina Dobrev Goes 'Topless' For Healthcare

October 7th, 2013 9:37am EDT
Gravity
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's new film "Gravity" topped the box office this weekend, setting a new record for an October opening with over $55 million in ticket sales. The edge-of-your-seat thriller delivered on several levels with its heart-stopping story of an astronaut (Bullock) on her first ever trip to space when disaster strikes during a space walk, sending her hurtling into the unknown and running out of oxygen. (review.)

"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev is one of the few celebrities endorsing America's questionable Affordable Care Act -- even though she's Canadian. She ...
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Madonna Says She Was Raped At Knifepoint Years Ago

October 4th, 2013 11:12pm EDT
Madonna in Harper's Bazaar
The November issue of Harper's Bazaar features a special "Madonna by Madonna" feature in which the singer reveals that she was raped on a rooftop within months of arriving in New York City as an aspriring singer.

Madonna Louise Ciccone moved to NYC from Michigan when she was 19 years old to pursue a music career. In the magazine, she shares "intimate thoughts about her own path to freedom and her choice to always dare, no matter what."

She writes: "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...
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The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
The Strangest Celebrity Couples
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...
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Madonna Unveils New Internet Project In NYC

September 25th, 2013 8:46am EDT
Madonna
On Tuesday night, Madonna performed for a star-studded crowd in Manhattan as she launched a new Internet venture.

Celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Zachary Quinto as well as Madonna's ex-husband Sean Penn turned out for the launch of the singer's Art For Freedom initiative, which supports members of the public to submit "video, music, poetry, and photography" to a new website.

The event at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City featured the screening of a promotional film, which shows the singer playing a prisoner and a jailer, as well as a performance from the Queen of Pop.

The wor...
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M.I.A. Accuses NFL Honchos Of Sexual Exploitation

September 24th, 2013 12:33pm EDT
M.I.A.
English-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. has launched an unusual tirade against the National Football League (NFL) bosses, accusing them of "corporation d**k-shaking" and sexual exploitation.

The Paper Planes singer is locked in a contentious legal battle after NFL chiefs filed a lawsuit against her for flipping her middle finger during her televised performance with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl.

They are demanding $1.5 million for breach of performance contract, but earlier this month M.I.A. hit back through her lawyers, branding the case "ridiculous".

Now, she has posted a video online sh...
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Madonna's 'MDNA' Blu-Ray Recalled Due To Sound Defects

September 23rd, 2013 8:07pm EDT
Madonna
Madonna told fans she was "getting to the bottom of" reports about poor sound quality in a Blu-ray documentary of her MDNA tour, and now the product is getting recalled.

During a Reddit AMA, in which users of the website can ask a celebrity questions, it was asked, "Did you heard about technical mastering issues on some 'MDNA World Tour' DVD & Blu-Rays in Europe?"

Madonna replied, "Yes and I'm absolutely horrified. My label is looking into it... trying to get to the bottom of it. It might be a case of old technology not working with new technology. Please be patient."

After another fan t...
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The Morning Roundup: Kate Gosselin Suing Ex For Identity Theft, Kelly Clarkson Bashes VMAs, Breaking Bad Recap

August 27th, 2013 9:41am EDT
Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin has filed a huge lawsuit against her ex-husband Jon, accusing hime of hacking into her computer to get information for a tell-all memoir. Jon reportedly stole her hard drive and was able to get his hands on bank records and phone logs. She's suing for a reported seven-figures for invasion of privacy and identity theft. (story)

Kelly Clarkson summed up the 2013 MTV VMAs with just one tweet: "#pitchystrippers". The singer didn't name any names, but she was reportedly appalled by the performances of "a couple" of stars at the award ceremony. We gather she's referring to Lady Gag...
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Madonna Is The World's Top-Earning Celeb With $125 Million

August 27th, 2013 2:37am EDT
Madonna
It's really no surprise that Madonna has been named the top-earning celebrity of 2013 by Forbes magazine.  After all, she joined the billionaire's club earlier this year.

In the spring, the pop star, 55, became a part of an elite group of people whose bank balances surpass a whopping $1 billion. She earned approximately $125 million alone between June 2012 and June 2013.

The singer's record breaking "MDNA" world tour grossed more than $305 million last year. She also earned $75 million from concert merchandise and $10 million from TV rights and DVD sales.

Investments in her Hard Candy gy...
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Madonna Was Exhausted During 'MDNA' Tour, Cried A Lot

June 20th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Madonna
While on her "MDNA" tour, Madonna admits she was so overcome by exhaustion that she regularly broke down in tears. She opened up to the Associated Press, revealing the hard work took a major emotional toll on her mind and body.

"I'm a human being like everybody else, so I would have my nights, my bad nights and I would cry and I would say, 'I don't want to do this,'" she explained.

Fortunately, the 54-year-old had strong support from her crew.

"Before every show everyone came into my dressing room and we got in a circle and said prayers and 50 percent of the time I said them and 49 perce...
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Beyonce, J. Lo, Madonna & More Gather For 'Sound Of Change' Charity Gig

June 2nd, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce took to the stage in London with the likes of Madonna and Jennifer Lopez on Saturday night to promote awareness of women's issues such as health, education and justice for women worldwide by raising money for some 200 organizations around the world via the Chime For Change foundation.

Fans filled the seats of London's Twickenham Stadium for The Sound Of Change concert, which featured sets from the likes of Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon, Timbaland, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding.

Jay-Z made a special appearance during his wife's headlining set to join her on smash hit "Cr...
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15 Songs For A Rainy Summer Day

June 1st, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Rihanna
The coming of Summer brings an anticipation of relief from winter blues, shedding of heavy clothes, outdoor activities, and sunny days ahead.  However, if Spring showers sneak a bit into June bringing more rain, just in case, here is our list of 15 songs for a rainy Summer day.

1. “Umbrella” - Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007)

2. “Rain” - Madonna (Erotica, 1992)

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3. “Here Comes The Rain Again” - Eurythmics (Touch, 1983)

4. “It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Pt. 1, 2011)

5. “The Rain” - Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly, 1997...
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Billboard Music Awards Fashion: Sultry Selena Gomez, Ke$ha Side Butt & More

May 20th, 2013 8:49am EDT
Selena Gomez
Celebrities have a lot of fun with fashion at music-related award shows, often showing up in unusual or funky ensembles. Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards was no exception.

Selena Gomez rocked the blue carpet in a white gown with neon piping that included a strategically placed slit along the bodice that hinted at her curves.

Ke$ha donned a short little black dress that showed major side butt - a trend that's been building in popularity over the last year or so, peaking with Gwyneth Paltrow's dress at the "Iron Man 3" premiere.

Madonna wore one of the more daring get ups of the eveni...
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Gwyneth Paltrow On Met Ball: 'I'm Never Going Again'

May 9th, 2013 11:07am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow could be off the guest list for the Costume Institute Gala next year after she branded last weekend's party "too crowded and un-fun."

She told USA Today, "I'm never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all." 

While Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and Nicole Richie tried on their best punk outfits (check them out here), Paltrow wore a pink Valentino Haute Couture gown. Vogue quoted her as saying, "I guess it's punk in that I've gone just totally classic on a punk night."

Paltrow is also fighting to keep a giant gate at the ...
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Madonna Auctions Painting For $7.2 Million

May 8th, 2013 4:04pm EDT
Madonna
Madonna has raised $7.2 million for charity after auctioning off a painting by Fernand Leger from her personal collection.

The 1921 work by the French cubist, entitled "Trois Femmes a la Table Rouge," was purchased by an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Madonna has previously purchased the painting for $3.4 million in 1990. After announcing it would be put up for auction, she told Today, "I cannot accept a world where women or girls are wounded, shot or killed for either going to school or teaching in girls' schools. We don't have time to be complacent. I want to t...
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The Weirdest Looks At The 2013 Met Costume Gala

May 7th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
A slew of celebs attended the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan in New York City on Monday night.

Miley Cyrus teased up her bottled blonde hair (featuring dark brown roots) and wore a slinky mesh Marc Jacobs dress.  The singer/actress said her look was inspired by Morticia Adams.

She's not the only star who opted for an unsual and theme-fitting look at the punk-inspired ball.

Like Cyrus, Nicole Richie debuted some interesting hair. She showed up with a short grey look - to which pop star Rihanna responded: "This bitch makes me throw up." But the Barbadia...
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Katy Perry, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus & More Rock Punk-Themed Met Costume Gala - See Tons Of Pics!

May 7th, 2013 9:35am EDT
Katy Perry
It was a who's who of celebrities at the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan in New York City on Monday night.

Some stars took the word "costume" very literally, dressing up like punks, teasing their hair, and laying the make-up on heavy. Other celebs opted for more traditional ball gowns.

Katy Perry, above, was the queen of the night, wearing a heavily jeweled dress featuring the Virgin Mary on it.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell explained the punk theme: "Punk's signature mixing of references was fueled by artistic developm...
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