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At 56 Madonna Masters The Stage With Her New Music Video ‘Living For Love’

Madonna was the first artist to premiere a music video on the file sharing app Snapchat with 100 million active monthly users with roughly 70 percent of those being woman Madonna’s targeted audience.

In her new her music video for “Living for Love” Madonna plays a matador to men dressed as bulls in a red arena that glitters red electric, infused with the excitement of the Moulin Rouge. This is Madonna at her best, in control and master of the stage which has kept her at the top of the charts for an unprecedented 33 years.

“Living for Love” was directed by French duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen, otherwise known as J.A.C.K., and edited by Danny B. Tull, who worked on “4 Minutes” and has also worked on several other Madonna videos. The full CD Rebel Heart will be released on March 6, 2015.

Madonna will take to the stage Grammy night on CBS  Sunday Feb 8 to to slay the bulls in “Living for Love”.

I’m attending the event as a special guest of Microsoft’s Lumia team and will provide special coverage of red-carpet fashions, the awards show and the after-event parties. Follow my Twitter feed and Instagram posts for exclusive content.

1. “Living for Love”
Madonna Thomas Wesley Pentz Maureen McDonald Toby Gad Ariel Rechtshaid U. Emenike
Madonna Diplo

2. “Devil Pray”
Madonna Tim Bergling Carl Falk Rami Yacoub Savan Kotecha
Madonna Avicii Blood Diamonds Dahi Falk

3. “Ghosttown”
Madonna Jason Evigan Sean Douglas Evan Bogart
Madonna Billboard

4. “Unapologetic Bitch”
Madonna Pentz Rechtshaid McDonald Gad
Madonna Diplo

5. “Illuminati”
Madonna Gad McDonald Larry Griffin Jr. Mike Dean
Madonna Kanye West Dean Charlie Heat

6. “Bitch I’m Madonna” (featuring Nicki Minaj)
Madonna Pentz Rechtshaid McDonald Gad
Madonna Diplo Sophi

7. “Hold Tight”

8. “Joan of Arc”

9. “Iconic” (featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson)

10. “HeartBreakCity”

11. “Body Shop”

12. “Holy Water”

13. “Inside Out”

14. “Wash All Over Me”

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MADONNA MDNA WORLD TOUR – ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Live

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Madonna’s Homeless Brother Anthony: ‘She Lives In Her Own World’

As superstar Madonna,54,  trots the globe, counts her billion dollar fortune and decides which one of her 6 London homes or  to rest her head at night  while visiting England her brother Anthony,56,  has been living under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan bridge for the past 3 years.

“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” he said. “You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times – why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?”

Anthony Ciconne  is an alcoholic and lives on the streets of  Traverse City, Michigan.

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Anthony Ciconne

“I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me,” he adds, “We never loved each other.” “Madonna doesn’t give a s-t if I’m dead or alive,” Ciccone told the Daily Mail. “She lives in her own world.

It was first reported that Ciccone lived under a bridge in Traverse City, Mich., 16 months ago after he revealed that he had been homeless for over a year. In October 2011,he told the daily mail that he lost his job at the family’s winery due to his alcohol addiction and that his father, nor Madonna, had done nothing to help him get back on his feet. And it appears his story hasn’t changed.

“My father would be very happy if I died of hypothermia and then he would not have to worry about it anymore. He’s old school, he grew up in the depression,” Ciccone explains to the Daily Mail of his dad Tony Ciccone, continuing, “He doesn’t want to be bothered, he’s lived his life you see. He doesn’t like me. He doesn’t want me to be me, he wants me to be somebody else. He thinks the way I live is intentional. He simply doesn’t know me.”


The Bridge Ciccone has been living under for three years.

Ciccone’s refusal to accept that he has a drinking problem seems to be the root of the issue. A family friend Kathy Meteyer said Madonna’s father and stepmother Joan are distressed by her brother’s actions. “He just can’t come back until he stops drinking, because they think it will kill him, it already kind of has,” Meteyer admits to the Daily Mail. “They have helped him so many times. Tony has put him through rehab and given him lots of chances. I think Madonna paid for rehab a few times. The alcohol has taken over his brain.”

But Ciccone says he won’t seek treatment because he doesn’t think he needs it. “I’m a human being, you can call me what you want. [Alcoholic] is a label, I don’t like it. I don’t need brain surgery, I merely need love and care of family and friends,” he explains.

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Anthony and Madonna In Happier Times

“[I got] no family back up, when the chips fell, no family back-up,” he adds. “I’d rather be working. What would you do under these circumstances when your family has stood against you completely?”

“Never say never,” he said. “This could happen to anybody.”

“I don’t have any income, I’ve got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs.”

Though it may sound as if Madonna, 54, is heartless when it comes to her older brother, the songstress, whose wealth recently reached the 1 bilion mark, has apparently tried to reach out to Ciccone several times. Meteyer said the superstar paid for her brother’s rehab stints “several times.”

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Madonna Goes Incognito In NYC: No Make-up & All Black Garb


Madonna,54, stepped out in New York City on her way to the Kabalah center in Manhattan with her kids David and Mercy this past weekend.

The pop superstar was barely recognizable wearing a heavy black coat, black fedora, hair tucked under it, black shades and no make-up.

The singer recently presented Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award dressed as a Cub Scout lashing out against the Boy Scout’s ban on gay members.

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Madonna – ‘Turn Up The Radio’

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Madonna: ‘Girl Gone Wild’

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Sister Of Madonna’s Ex-Manager Caresse Henry Says Singer Betrayed Her And Blames Kabballah For Her Suicide

Madonna & Caresse Henry

Madonna’s ex-manager of 10 years Caresse Henry, 44,  of Laguna Beach killed herself on March 31st, 2010 in Irvine, California 5 weeks after receiving a fax from Madonna in London in November 2004 stating her services were no longer needed.

Henry’s sister Yvette Dobbie said her sister felt betrayed by Madonna after being loyal to the singer for 13 years. Caresse was hired by Madonna in July 1992 as her personal assistant and went on to become Madonna’s manager 3 years later.

Yvette says Madonna never publicly acknowledged her sister’s death and said an attorney for Madonna sent her a letter five weeks after her sister’s suicide advising her not to speak to  authors or reporters. Madonna did send flowers to Henry’s funeral but neither Madonna or her publicist Liz Rosenberg issued a statement concerning her sister’s death.

Dobbie said she believes Madonna’s involvement with Kabballah caused her sister and Madonna to become estranged which led to her sister becoming deeply depressed. Yvette went on to say Madonna was obsessed with Kabbalah a mystic part of Judaism and would not allow Henry to date one of her bodyguards because Kabbalah insiders did not approve of the relationship.

“My sister was very troubled by  Kabbalah’s involvement and intrusiveness into personal lives and she tried to keep them separate.”

“If they would have had their way then they would have wanted Madonna’s name scattered throughout Caresse’s Eulogy but I made sure it was not mentioned once.

“My sister was an amazing woman and I want to get her story out there – it will be about her entire life not just about her time with Madonna and the influence Kabbalah played in their relationship.”

“I have taken legal advice after she sent us her lawyer’s letter and there is nothing preventing me from going ahead with my book.

“There have been a lot of un-truths spoken about Caresse, and I want to separate the myths from the facts and set the record straight once and for all.

“My sister was a remarkable human being who went on an incredible journey and I want to celebrate that.”

Madonna & Ex-Manager Caresse Henry

Caresse is survived by her sister,brother,parents and her two children.

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Madonna: Never Before Published Photos Before She Became An Icon

In 1982 Madonna met Seymour Stein the president of Sire records who signed her to an album deal after hearing her single “Everybody”. Madonna not happy with the production value of the finished product asked her boyfriend John “Jellybean” Benitez to remix many of the tracks with the first being “Holiday” which went on to become her first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Sire went on to release 4 more singles from her debut album and to date  Madonna’s self-titled album has sold 10 million copies worldwide.

Since 1982 Madonna has become the worlds best selling female artist with 210 million albums and 65 million singles sold worldwide.

A year before Madonna released her self-titled album on July 27, 1983 by Sire Records she invited photographer Richard Corman to photograph her in and around New York City.

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Madonna’s Estranged Brother Christopher: I Want To Reunite

Christopher Ciccone

According To RadarOnline:

Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone knows he will reunite with his superstar sister, but he’s terrified it won’t happen until the funeral of their beloved grandmother Elsie Fortin.

Elsie, who is 99-years-old, helped raised Christopher and Madonna after their mother died when they were young.

But since he wrote his best selling tell-all book, Life With My Sister Madonna, in 2008, the once inseparable siblings have not spoken to each other.

“The only contact I have had with my Madonna is via e-mail when I try to keep her up-dated about our family, but often she does not respond, and if she does it is through somebody else.

“It could take my grandmother’s passing for us to meet again, but one way or another I know it will happen.”

He added: “I’m praying that my grandmother makes it to 100, but I know she is frail now… she is a remarkable person who raised my brothers and sisters and is very important to our family.”

Christopher’s expose about living and working with Madonna climbed to the top of the New York Times best seller’s list and has now been printed in 18 languages.

For a notorious control-freak like Madonna, many suggested the tell-all would have seemed like the ultimate act of betrayal by the man who was known as ‘The Pope’ because of the influence he exerted over the superstar’s career.

While a famous boyfriends paraded through Madonna’s life, her openly gay brother was a constant presence and instrumental in planning her elaborate stage shows that helped cement her reputation as the world’s most famous performer.

But although Christopher enjoyed all the trappings of his sister’s fabulous lifestyle, he never felt fully appreciated by the head strong performer and by the time she married her second husband, British director Guy Richie in 2000, he was already being pushed out of her life.

Once a friend of A-list stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore, Christopher — an artist and music manager– admitted that his life has never been the same since he penned his book.

“Look, I no longer get invited to all the same parties, and there are certain agents in Hollywood that won’t touch me, but I have no regrets and don’t really care about that stuff anyway.”

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Kelly Osbourne Brokers Peace Between Sharon & Madonna

Kelly & Sharon Osbourne

Peace has broken out because Kel is set to become the face of Material Girl.

That’s the clothing line laun ched last year by Madge and her daughter Lourdes, 14, who admitted she was a huge fan of style icon Kelly, 26. Lourdes said: “A lot of my inspiration comes from her.”

If the deal comes off, it will be with Sharon’s blessing, despite the bad blood between the celebrity mums.

Sharon’s not been shy in criticising Madonna, 52, in the past. In 2005 she blasted: “She is full of sh*t. I would like to punch her. She’s a tart.”

And when Madonna adopted David Banda in 2006, Sharon, 58, said: “She bought a baby for God’s sake. It’s a crock of sh*t.

“I’ve found her very cold and very rude. She’s annoyed me for years.”

A source tells us: “Sharon hasn’t been shy in making it known what she thinks about Madge.

“But Sharon and Kelly are very, very close and she will support her daughter with all her heart, like she does all her children. If Kelly ends up modelling for Material Girl, it will be great.”

And Kelly has already admitted she’s a fan of Lourdes.

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