Israelis Want War to Wait Til After a Madonna Concert

While artists like Cat Power are calling off their Israel concerts, Madonna is going full steam ahead with hers. The Material Girl, who visited Israel during the height of her Kabbalah phase, is scheduled to play in Tel Aviv on May 29. However, there's a pesky little thing called "potential war with Iran" going in Israel right now, so hardcore Israeli Madonna fans have taken to Facebook to beg Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu to hold off on attacks until after the concert. (The page, … [Read more...]

Madonna Sports Cross In New Video, World Yawns

Madonna is performing at the Super Bowl this weekend (I only know the date of this event because I keep tabs on the Puppy Bowl), so it seemed like a perfect time to release her new single, "Gimme All Your Luvin.'" The video includes lots of football imagery and includes backup vocals/cameos from two much more relevant musicians, Nicki Minaj and MIA. … [Read more...]

FGP Quote of the Week: Madonna On Her Catholic Childhood

In the December issue of Harper's Bazaar, Madonna appears on the cover alongside actress Andrea Riseborough, who stars as Wallis Simpson in the Madonna-directed film W.E. Feminist author Naomi Wolf (whose books Misconceptions and The Beauty Myth are necessary additions to your reading list) gets into some well-trodden-but-still-interesting ground, discussing Madonna's Catholic upbringing and how it affected her music ("Like a Prayer," "Papa Don't Preach," etc). Madonna said: The fact that I … [Read more...]