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Madonna: When 'Chips Were Down,' This Is Who Showed Up

Singer, 64, thanks her kids for being there for her amid serious bacterial infection that upended tour

(Newser) - If you want to know what's helped Madonna the most as she continues to recover from a serious bacterial infection, the superstar offered a clue over the weekend. "Love from family and friends is the best Medicine," she wrote Sunday on Instagram . "As a Mother you...

Hospitalized Madonna Postpones Tour
Madonna: I'm 'On
the Road to Recovery'

Madonna: I'm 'On the Road to Recovery'

Singer will reschedule canceled tour dates in North America, plans Europe shows in October

(Newser) - Addressing her fans for the first time since being hospitalized for a bacterial infection, Madonna on Monday tweeted that she was "on the road to recovery and incredibly grateful for all the blessings in my life," per the BBC . The 64-year-old said that her "focus is now...

Madonna's Brother Dead at 66
Dead at 66

Madonna's Brother Dead at 66

Anthony Ciccone was one of the singer's 7 siblings

(Newser) - Madonna's older brother, Anthony Ciccone, died Friday night at age 66, according to a relative. Ciccone's brother-in-law, Joe Henry, announced the news on Instagram alongside a photo of Ciccone, who, he said, had "exited this earthly plane." No cause of death for Ciccone, who was one...

Madonna Responds to Quips About Her Face

It was a hot topic after her Grammys appearance

(Newser) - In what Entertainment Weekly calls "an impassioned Instagram post ," Madonna took to social media Tuesday to slap down criticism of her face. Those rumblings were tied to her appearance at the Grammys, and if you somehow missed it, a quick glance at this Page Six article titled "...

French City Thinks Madonna Has Painting Last Seen in 1918

Amiens is hoping the singer will lend it the work by Jérôme-Martin Langlois

(Newser) - Amiens, France, is not a stop on Madonna's newly announced world tour , but it's a city that has a particular interest in the singer. That's because, as the mayor of Amiens explains, the city believes Madonna has in her possession a 19th-century painting that once hung in...

Madonna Deletes Instagram Feed; Epic Announcement Is Expected
Madonna Launching
a Greatest Hits Tour

Madonna Launching a Greatest Hits Tour

It starts in July in North America, then moves on to Europe

(Newser) - The reason Madonna cleared out her Instagram feed before Tuesday is now clear: She has indeed announced a major new tour starting this summer. The 35-city "Madonna: The Celebration Tour" begins July 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia, followed by stops in cities including Detroit, Chicago, New York, Miami, Los...

Madonna's Mysterious TikTok Has People Wondering if She's Gay

Social media post makes it seem like she may have just come out

(Newser) - A slew of headlines like "Did Madonna Just Come Out as Gay?" and "Madonna Apparently Came Out as Gay" could be found Sunday after the singer released a mysterious TikTok video. With the words "If I miss, I'm Gay!" overlaid on the screen, the pink-haired...

Here's Who Will Be Playing Madonna in Biopic

Julia Garner, reportedly

(Newser) - Sources tell Variety , People , Deadline , and other outlets that Julia Garner has been offered the role of Madonna in a Universal Pictures biopic about the iconic singer, and that she's expected to accept. Garner, 28, has for months been seen as the favorite to play the Material Girl, and...

Madonna Sees Sexism as Instagram Removes Photos

Image showed the singer's nipple

(Newser) - Madonna is ticked at Instagram after the platform removed photos in which she bared a nipple. The 63-year-old called out the company as she reposted the images with a tactfully placed heart emoji, reports Cosmopolitan . “It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows...

Cringe or Applaud, Madonna Deftly Took Over Tonight Show

Fallon appeared flustered during 'off the rails' interview

(Newser) - Madonna did what she does best Thursday night on the Tonight Show. Not singing, not dancing, but giving people something to argue about. How a person feels about her quoting writer and activist James Baldwin is likely to be how that person feels about Madonna altogether. "Artists are here...

Debra Winger: I Quit Movie After Madonna Was Cast

She says it turned 'A League of Their Own' into an 'Elvis film'

(Newser) - After almost 30 years, Debra Winger has revealed why she quit A League of Their Own despite having trained for three months with the Chicago Cubs. Winger tells the Telegraph that she decided to walk after director Penny Marshall cast Madonna. Winger says she accused Marshall of turning the 1992...

Instagram Flags Madonna Over Bogus Virus Video

Instagram blurs video about hydroxychloroquine for 'false information'

(Newser) - Madonna shared a coronavirus conspiracy theory on Instagram on Tuesday, quickly leading her account to get flagged for spreading "false information." The video—the same one Twitter removed from the accounts of President Trump and his son , Donald Trump, Jr., per USA Today —showed Texas primary care...

Madonna Posts Son's George Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed

Teen son David's dance honoring Floyd is deemed 'exploitive,' 'tone-deaf'

(Newser) - Madonna likely meant well with a tribute to George Floyd that she posted on social media Thursday, but the video featuring one of her sons has received more backlash than applause. E! News reports on the three-minute clip , which shows David Banda—the 14-year-old adopted by Madonna in 2006 from...

Madonna Is Ready to 'Breathe in COVID-19 Air'

Singer reveals positive test for coronavirus antibodies

(Newser) - Madonna says she plans "to breathe in the COVID-19 air" after testing positive for antibodies of the novel coronavirus. "Took a test the other day. And I found out that I have the antibodies," the 61-year-old singer said Thursday in a diary video shared on Instagram, per...

Coronavirus Kills a Veteran Actor
Coronavirus Kills
a Veteran Actor

Coronavirus Kills a Veteran Actor

Mark Blum of 'Desperately Seeking Susan,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' dies at 69

(Newser) - Madonna is among those mourning veteran actor Mark Blum, who died this week of complications from COVID-19. The 69-year-old starred alongside Madonna in 1985's Desperately Seeking Susan, in which he played the husband of character Roberta Glass. "This is really tragic … I remember him as funny warm,...

Madonna Has Something to Say About the Virus. From Her Tub

Star's odd message calls pandemic 'the great equalizer'

(Newser) - From stars contracting the new coronavirus —including Tom Hanks , Andy Cohen , and Idris Elba —to what BuzzFeed deems the "celebrity nonsense" of Hollywood figures like Gal Gadot and Evangeline Lilly , famous personalities are making headlines during the pandemic. Madonna is precariously close to tumbling into the latter...

Madonna Cancels Gigs Due to 'Unexpected Turn of Events'

She says she is in 'overwhelming' pain

(Newser) - Madonna's grueling schedule on her Madame X tour is taking its toll. The singer says she has had to cancel three dates in Boston on doctor's orders because she is in "overwhelming" pain, the Guardian reports. "Please forgive this unexpected turn of events," she wrote...

Fan Sues Madonna for Changing Concert Time

'A queen is never late,' she says

(Newser) - A Madonna fan is suing the notoriously unpunctual singer for pushing back the start time of a concert by two hours. Nate Hollander says that when he bought tickets for the Material Girl's Dec. 17 concert in Miami Beach, it was scheduled for 8:30pm. But two weeks ago,...

Madonna Is Seriously Displeased With NYT Profile

'It makes me feel raped'

(Newser) - In her New York Times profile on Madonna, Vanessa Grigoriadis quotes the singer as saying she "felt raped" by the early leak of songs from her last album, commenting "it didn't feel right to explain that women these days were trying not to use that word metaphorically....

Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ...

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