Merry Christmas from the Queen of Pop and her "unicorns"!
Madonna shared a photo of herself with four of her six children on Christmas Day during which they were all smiles as they sat on the couch together. The singer, 60, can be seen wearing a black fur hat for the occasion.
"Merry X-mas from Mambo and 4 of her 6 unicorns!" the mother of six captioned the photo. "Sending Much Love 💜💜💜💜💜💜 and many prayers for ☮️ on Earth!"
Included in the photo are David Banda Mwale, 13, Mercy James, 12, and twins Stelle and Estere, 6. Missing are Madonna's kids from her previous relationships with Carlos Leon and Guy Ritchie — Lourdes, 22, and Rocco, 18. (Ritchie is also David's father.)
Madonna has a new public relations team. The singer has signed with Kelly Bush Novak of ID, whose clients include Serena Williams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ben Stiller, Pamela Adlon, Cynthia Erivo, Hannah Gadsby, Ellen Page, Janelle Monáe, and David Oyelowo, among many others.
Bush Novak founded ID in 1993 and the company, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, is home to veteran Hollywood publicists Mara Buxbaum (Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn), Bebe Lerner (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski) and Matt Labov (Seth Rogen, Bill Hader), among others. Its music division is headed by Allison Elbl (James Taylor, Steve Martin, Marshmello). Madonna is managed by Guy Oseary of Maverick.
Madonna had previously been represented by BB Gun Press, which was founded by veteran music publicist Brian Bumbery — he left for Apple to head up publicity for Apple Music in August, Variety reported. Prior to that, she had been represented for more than 20 years by Liz Rosenberg, who runs her own New York City-based shop with a roster that includes Cher and Michael Buble.
According to an insider, Madonna was looking at several top public relations firms in search of a company that could provide a "team" of support. Indeed, in Bush Novak's Instagram — her account is private — announcing the signing, she notes, "As a life-long fan of this incredible artist, I'm proud to share I'm leading a passionate team at ID for Madonna." She thanks Oseary, who also manages U2, "for the opportunity."
The Stonewall Inn, the famous gay landmark in New York City, has announced today that Madonna has been selected as their Stonewall Ambassador.
In June 2019, it will be 50 years since the riots broke out in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood which marked the beginning of the gay movement. Obviously there is no better ambassador than Madonna. While these days it's the popular thing to do for pop stars, Madonna supported the LGBTQ+ community long before that. In the 80s she pushed the boundaries of sexuality, fought against taboos, spoke out about AIDS, and gave visibility to the community. She hasn't stopped since, which explains her large gay fan base.
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Rebel. Maverick. Barrier breaker. Trailblazer. Icon. Activist. Mother. Ally. Stonewall Ambassador. 💖💖💖💖🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈Today we are insanely proud to announce Madonna is a Stonewall Ambassador supporting Stonewall Day + the 50th anniversary of Stonewall!! @madonna @prideliveofficial #stonewallambassador @stonewalldayofficial #stonewall #rebel #rebel628 #gaypride #stonewallrebellion #pride #lgbtqally @raisingmalawi @thestonewallinn @stonewallgives #onelove #oneworld #riseup #liveoutloud #christmascameearly
If there's anything certain in the ever-shifting landscape of pop culture, it's this: You just can't keep Madonna down. Or at least that was the first adage that came to mind upon a quick scroll through Instagram yesterday, which found the icon sharing a throwback capture of herself in the buff, the snap accompanied by a timeless message of empowerment.
The stylized, black-and-white photograph featured a young, nude, Madge posing demurely, her shoulder-skimming waves worn finger-raked, rumpled, and endearingly frizzed, the words "Rebel Heart" scrawled across the image. "I am 19. Living in NYC. A student at Martha Graham School of Dance," explains Madonna in the caption. "I modeled for art schools around the city to pay the rent. Painting, drawing and photography classes." Once famous, the subsequent images, apparently, were snapped up by publications in an effort to shame the burgeoning star, a tactic to which she responded to with a shrug and simple statement: "I am not ashamed." The bold image became the focus of Untitled, a 1985 art collaboration between Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Madonna now owns four of their paintings.
In an era where body confidence and sex positivity are finally (though, for many, still too slowly) becoming commonplace, looking to champions of the effort is a worthwhile endeavor. For Madonna, exploitation and admonishment only bolstered her irreverence, as well as her desire to revel in her sexuality (her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin" at the VMAs springs immediately to mind). The moral of this story, according to the icon herself? "You cannot stop Art by trying to Shame it. Creation always wins."
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I am 19. Living in NYC 🗽. A student at Martha Graham School of Dance. ❌ I modeled For Art Schools around the city to pay the rent. Painting, Drawing and Photography classes. Many of these photos were sold to Playboy and Penthouse when I became famous. The Photographer’s. Exploited Me and then the Patriarchy tried to Shame me for Being Naked. I told the Press “i Was Not Ashamed” and this became headline news. And this turned into A collaboration between Warhol and Haring! 🎉. I am the proud owner of 4 of these paintings. Given to me later. as a wedding gift. 🎁. You cannot stop Art by trying to Shame it. Creation always wins. 🌈 #lifeisacircle #art #dance #music #life #creation
Fit Tea is the podcast that spills all the tea on celebrity outfits, aka fits. In our first episode, Laia Garcia, a writer and editor at No Man's Land, joins host Rachel Tashjian to discuss Madonna's Ray of Light period in the late '90s. From her Olivier Theyskens cloak in the video "Frozen" to her influence on designer blue jeans, we discuss Madonna's transformation from a nouveau-Monroe in a cone bra to a yoga-loving new mother who practiced Kabbalah in a tank top.
Madonna has paid tribute to Penny Marshall, the trailblazing filmmaker who directed the Queen of Pop in A League Of Their Own.
The pair bonded while shooting the popular 1992 baseball drama, for which Madonna wrote and performed the end credits song "This Used to Be My Playground." The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and garnered Madonna a Golden Globe nomination for best original song.
"Lucky to have known you and worked with you Penny Marshall," Madonna writes in an Instagram post. "Your Talent was as BIG as your Heart! And you were a Trailblazer for Women In Hollywood. GOD BLESS you and your family!
The message is accompanied with a photo of the pair looking relaxed on set, with Madonna in full costume as her feisty character Mae Mordabito.
Marshall, who starred with Cindy Williams in the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, and went on to direct Big, A League Of Their Own and other films, died Tuesday (Dec. 18) from diabetes complications at age 75. She made history with Big, by becoming the first female to direct a movie that grossed over $100 million.
Madonna took to Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 6) for a bit of nostalgia, posing a throwback photo with Jean-Michel Basquiat, whom she dated in the early 1980s.
The photo, complete with hearts trickling down the frame, is accompanied by a number of hashtags in the caption. "#tbt #art #magic #JMB #babies #dreaming," the icon wrote.
Basquiat died in 1988 at the age of 27 after a heroin overdose. His breakup with Madonna was not an easy one. "He wouldn't stop doing heroin. He was an amazing man and deeply talented, I loved him," said Madonna on a recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show (via Art Market Monitor). "When I broke up with him he made me give [the paintings he gave me] back to him. And then he painted over them black."
Anitta has a lot to celebrate in 2018, including new music, upcoming collaborations, a successful career and her very own Netflix docuseries. Add one more to her list of accomplishments: a selfie with Madonna!
On Friday (December 7), the Brazilian singer shared a photo of her with the pop queen flawlessly posing together. "Being by your side is a lifelong learning. Endless gratitude," Anitta expressed on Instagram.
It's unclear why the two superstars were hanging out together but everything happens for a reason. Could this possibly mean something is in the works?
1 December marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and Madonna posted a moving tribute to the friends she lost to AIDS-related illnesses.
The legendary singer took to Instagram to share three posts with her fans.
The first post is a fan artwork of herself with a red ribbon across her face.
'Today it's World AIDS Day. Let's pause and reflect,' the Vogue singer wrote.
'We have lost so many incredible people to this disease and yet we have found no cure. Please GOD in this lifetime.'
Madonna, an advocate for HIV and AIDS prevention, went on remembering artist Keith Haring.
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With My Good Friend Kieth Haring ♥️ He was a big AIDS activist when everyone was calling it GAY cancer. I was with him the day he died of AIDS. He said what hurt him the most was how people did not want to touch door knobs after he touched them. The discrimination then was next level. #worldaidsday. 🙏🏼
'With my Good Friend Keith Haring,' she captioned the sweet snap.
'He was a big AIDS activist when everyone was calling it GAY cancer. I was with him the day he died of AIDS. He said what hurt him the most was how people did not want to touch door knobs after he touched them. The discrimination then was next level.'
Her third and final post is dedicated to her former roommate and manager Martin Burgonye.
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In my apartment on the L.E.S. Where i lived with my best friend Martin Burgoyne who died of AIDS. I held his hand as his spirit left his body. He was so beautiful and talented and full of Life like so many others. ♥️. In those days it ravaged people and took so many lives in the blink of an eye. 👁 We Have come along way but we still have NO cure! 🙏🏼 Let’s pray for this and more tolerance in the World. #worldaidsday 🌎🌍🌏
She shared a picture of herself in the apartment she shared with Burgonye.
'I held his hand as his spirit left his body. He was so beautiful and talented and full of Life like so many others. In those days it ravaged people and took so many lives in the blink of an eye. We Have come a long way but we still have NO cure! Let's pray for this and more tolerance in the World.'↑ Back to top of page