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Madonna (Entertainer)

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    August 23, 2013

    Can't Look Away: The Top 10 MTV VMA Shenanigans

    We're looking forward to Sunday's Video Music Awards, because despite MTV's relative lameness these days, the VMA shenanigans still can't be topped. Musicians come out sporting some of their worst behavior, resulting in a room full of egos and alcohol that generally leads to some pretty awesome anti ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2013

    Travis Bickle and Annie Hall Deserve Better

    The Big Wedding is vile, racists and embarrassing.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Skirting Visual Controversy: 4 Musicians Who Have Pulled Their Own Videos

    Recently No Doubt pulled the video for their song "Looking Hot" in response to criticism that it was discriminatory against Native Americans -- ironic, considering November is Native American Heritage Month. Smooth one, Stefani. Still, the revived '90s ska band shouldn't feel too bad. They're in so ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    Monte Pittman: Madonna's Texan Guitarist Has Deep Metal Roots

    Just a guess, but when Madonna played to tens of thousands of fans at Toyota Center last week, most of them probably didn't know that onstage with her was a member of one of the most severe metal bands of the past 20 years. Rewind: Last Night: Madonna at Toyota Center But it's true. Native Texan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    Madonna's Top 5 MDNA World Tour Transgressions

    Madonna's Sex book turned 20 years old this week. The literary capstone on pop music's most frankly sexual career (sorry, Prince), the glossy collection of softcore smut managed to shock even the Material Girl's most ardent fans, crossing a few lines that many weren't entirely aware existed. Gay se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    What Should Madonna Do In Houston This Week? (Besides Show Us Her Ass)

    Pop grand dame Madonna is in Houston for two shows this week at Toyota Center that are close to selling out. They are sold out, right? I figured that was why she was here two nights in a row, unless she just loves Houston that much. Rewind: Madonna's Top 5 MDNA World Tour Transgressions Our Natha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Be a Prima Donna, Pre-Madonna, at Quattro

    So, you may have heard that Madonna is coming to town this week. If you were lucky enough to get tickets to her performances at the Toyota Center tomorrow night or Thursday night, you may now be wondering where to park and where to grab dinner or drinks before the show. Quattro at the Four Seasons ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    Is Adele's "Skyfall" the Worst Bond Theme of All Time?

    Fifty years after the release of the very first Hollywood adaptation of Ian Fleming's superspy, James Bond returns to make his 23rd appearance on the silver screen this month in Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third crack at the character. The media blitz for the film's premiere is already in full effect, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    MTV's Best Year: The Top 5 Videos of 1992

    In 1992, the recording industry was riding high. The compact disc had become a major success, with music lovers purchasing new albums and old releases in astonishing numbers despite the format's comparatively steep price tags. And the music-video juggernaut known as MTV was helping major labels to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Music World Stands Up for Embattled Russian Punks Pussy Riot

    Above: A burka-clad Madonna talks about Pussy Riot to her Moscow audience Rewind: Vladimir Putin: No Pussy Riot on His Watch Free speech is a valued thing in this country. It's why journalists, writers, musicians and artists exist and are able to do what they do. However, in Russia, it seems to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Girl Gone Wild: Madonna's Top 10 Dance/Club Chart-Toppers

    For the past two weeks, Madonna's latest single, "Girl Gone Wild," has been sitting pretty at the top of Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. That's the chart that tabulates which songs are getting the most spins in discos and dance clubs. It's a cool, upbeat track about losing control of your de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    A Very Special Message: The 10 Best Rock-Star Public Service Announcements

    Ever since the Ad Council introduced the "Rosie the Riveter" poster, public service announcements have either warned us of the dangers of such risky behaviors as having unsafe sex, as well as reasons you should vote, or even to spay and neuter your pets. As rock and roll became more popular, artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Madonna's New MDNA Is Quality Dangerous Grandmother Monster

    Today Madonna's 12th studio album, MDNA, is in stores and on iTunes. It's her first since 2008's Hard Candy, and the album title is already bringing the ire of electronic artist deadmau5, who took exception with what he saw as her excessive use of drug references in tandem with her new sound. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Express Yourself: The 10 Best Deep Tracks of Madonna's Career

    Daniel KramerPhoto by Daniel Kramer.​Madonna is one of those artists that does it all: she sings, dances, acts, and occasionally writes. The main thing that keeps her fans begging for more is that she always seeks to reinvent herself - whether it be her 'Borderline'-era '80s street-style or th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna Playing Toyota Center October 24

    After her mostly praised Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance - aside from that whole M.I.A. middle-finger thing - Madonna will perform at Toyota Center on Wednesday, October 24, Live Nation announced this morning. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, February 27, at the usual outlets: livenation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Super Bowl XLVI: M.I.A.'s Bird Is The Word

    On its best day, you can say the musical portion of the Super Bowl ranks somewhere below the fifth time you see the latest Go Daddy commercial and somewhere above that pre-game segment featuring an offensive lineman and his mother. I mean, who really looks forward to a halftime show, post Nipplegate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Dress You Up: Madonna's Best Magazine Covers

    This weekend, the grand dame of American pop music, Madonna, will grace the halftime stage at Super Bowl XLVI. This is a major improvement from last year's more-inhuman-than-human Black Eyed Peas performance, which tested the resolve of our country, and even the world. But we all survived. Who won t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Five Prop Bets For Music Lovers This Super Sunday

    Photo by Allison Wagoner​It's time to be honest with each other for a moment: some people out there don't care about the Super Bowl. They may not care about sports at all. In fact, they might hate sports completely. Listen close and you can hear them roll their eyes at yet another blog post a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Causing a Commotion: The Madonna Super Bowl Set List We'd Like to See

    Rumors swirled across the Web on Tuesday that Madonna's upcoming Super Bowl set list had leaked. It sent shivers down the spines of pop historians and shrugs across the shoulders of people who know which teams are actually playing in the Super Bowl. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. have already confirmed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Bedtime Stories: The Naughtiest Madonna Videos Ever (Semi-NSFW)

    This weekend, the grand dame of American pop music, Madonna, will grace the halftime stage at Super Bowl XLVI. This is a major improvement from last year's more-inhuman-than-human Black Eyed Peas performance, which tested the resolve our country, and even the world. But we all survived. Who won the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Five Things Madonna Should Avoid For A Successful Super Bowl

    Lose the cigarette, for crying out loud. Super Bowl halftime shows are supposed to be tasteful.​Long rumored, now confirmed, Madonna will be the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVI: She's also only the second major female artist (besides Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas) to grace th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers

    cinemafestival/shutterstock.com​This past week a statement by pop institution Madonna helped put away one of her newest stalkers, Polish citizen Grzegorz Matlok, who broke into Madge's London home and the residence of her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie. Madonna submitted the statement to Southwark Crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Born This Way, But Not *That* Way

    L-R: Not Madonna, Madonna​Sounds like somebody is getting a little tired of all those Material Girl comparisons: When NME asked the 25-year-old star whether she thought "Born This Way" was a knock-off of Madonna's "Express Yourself," the singer (real name: Stefani Germanotta) was outraged. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Top 20 Despised, Yet Wildly Popular, Bands And Musicians

    Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed (above), stops at House of Blues tonight on his current acoustic tour. More than likely you have already clicked off this blog, or at least already gone on auto-pilot to call him a fuck-ass in the comments section. We'll wait a sec for you to come back. OK, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Atoning for the [Cinematic] Sins of the Father

    A poor *black* kid? They'll never buy it.​That rumbling you heard yesterday was the muted "harrumph"-ing of thousands of American film journalists after news of the Will Smith/Jay-Z Annie reboot was confirmed: Overbrook Entertainment has formally announced a partnership with Jay-Z for future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Last Night: Lady Gaga At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torrea​Lady Gaga Toyota Center July 25, 2010 For Lady Gaga's show last night at Toyota Center, the first of a two-night sold-out stand in Houston, she managed to meld blood, sacrilege, fire, pain, heavy metal, love, and the power of music into one mass of light and sound. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Where Are We Peeing, And Talking About Freddy Fender, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand And Adam Lambert?

    Craig Hlavaty​So Tuesday night, we found ourselves all by our lonesome at this small bar, coming down off our birthday weekend. It's a cozy little spot with an ample jukebox, plenty of character, and way too much Lone Star. We sat next to the bar's video poker machine, mainly to rest our head. Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Glee: Tonight At McKinley High School: Everyone Gets Laid

    ​It's fitting that the Madonna episode would feature not one, not two, but three cherry popping story arcs: Rachel deciding to give herself to Jesse, Finn submitting to Santana's years of experience, and Emma peeling off the cardigan for Will. That only one of the three actually went through w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Glee: Tonight At McKinley High School: Everyone Gets Laid

    ​It's fitting that the Madonna episode would feature not one, not two, but three cherry popping story arcs: Rachel deciding to give herself to Jesse, Finn submitting to Santana's years of experience, and Emma peeling off the cardigan for Will. That only one of the three actually went through with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Aftermath: Madonna Pre-Party at Meridian

    Photo by Craig Hlavaty / Click here for more. On Saturday night, 104.1 KRBE held a Madonna Pre-Party for those people either unlucky enough to have tickets or those who just wanted a chance to gloat and be catty. There was a look-alike contest, with a blonde-wigged ‘80s Material Girl taking the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Slideshow: Madonna at Minute Maid Park

    With a career-spanning set from a punked-up "Borderline" to the outsize mega-disco of her latest album Hard Candy, the Material Girl brought several people at Minute Maid Park to tears last night in her first Houston show in 18 years. Click here for a slideshow, and stay tuned for a review. - Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Aftermath: Madonna at Minute Maid Park

    Photos by Daniel Kramer “Did you cry?” Aftermath asked a new friend during the mass exodus from Minute Maid Park after Madonna’s first Houston show since she opened 1990’s Blonde Ambition tour at the Summit. “Yes,” she said, and from what Aftermath could gather from an informal straw p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Why Don’t I Love Madonna?

    My friend Kyle e-mailed me this past week. The subject line was Oh My God! and the e-mail itself was all about Madonna’s upcoming world tour. I guess he thought I liked Madonna. I mean, why else would he e-mail me about this? Here’s the deal. I have never actually purchased a Madonna album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Madonna to Warner Bros.: "Sorry"

    In another blow to the beleaguered major labels, already rendered effectively obsolete last week when Radiohead allowed fans to download new album In Rainbows directly from the band’s Web site, Madonna announced today she has struck a multimillion-dollar deal with Houston-based concert giant Live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Hall of Fame Nominations a Big Cleveland Steamer

    Late Friday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for its class of 2008: Madonna, John Mellencamp, Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, Leonard Cohen and Afrika Bambaataa are the heavyweights. Mind you, these are just nominees. Oh, I forgot to mention that Chic somehow rates a nomination, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007
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    May 11, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006
  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Confessions of an Airbrushed Anglophile

    A veddy British Madonna wants to keep it bloody real

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    True Blue Confessions

    Let's join Madonna for a friendly round of Celebrity Breach of Confidentiality

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Madonna

    Music (Maverick/Warner Bros.)

  • Film

    March 2, 2000

    True Blue

    Madonna, the unlucky starlet, is as bad as ever in The Next Best Thing

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    March 19, 1998
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    January 2, 1997
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