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December 8, 1990 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
It's past midnight. The football game is over. The local news is over. Forrest Sawyer is asking the news junkies who are still awake to watch Nightline: "Has Madonna finally gone too far?" On the big screen, the same screen where secretaries of state and terrorists get to say whether they have gone too far, comes a Madonna I've never seen. Conservative black jacket with a collar up to her chin. Power shoulder pads. Gold buttons. Proper little gold earrings. Sleek hair pulled back.
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March 21, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
Thus far, everything we've seen about this year's Madonna - the Pepsi ad, the video "controversy," the poster-sized ads in trade publications - is proof of this woman's shrewd eye for business. Genuine talent is apparent, at least in the creation of the video and song "Like a Prayer," which was a guaranteed hit before it ever reached record stores (score one for the miracle of sponsorship!). But it is her knack for media manipulation that is now winning Madonna the most respect: With the gusto of any marketing ace launching a new product, Madonna has reappeared with bells and whistles after a two-year recording hiatus, carefully spinning the publicity wheel to maximize interest in today's release of her fourth album, Like a Prayer (Sire)
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October 26, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IN CASE you missed "Oprah" yesterday, Madonna talked about her new son, David. In the interview, taped Tuesday via satellite from London, Madonna said David was healthy, despite having overcome malaria and tuberculosis. "David is amazing," she said. "What really surprises me is how great my children are with him and how he's transitioned so easily from living in Africa in an orphanage to living in our house. " Hey, even at 13 months you know the difference between sweltering heat and central air. Meanwhile, back in Malawi, David's father, Yohane Banda, said yesterday on Time magazine's Web site that he will not contest the adoption.
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March 11, 2008 | By Amy Z. Quinn FOR THE INQUIRER
It's May 29, 1985, and my best friend Laura and I - all of 13 and 12 years old - are standing in front of the Spectrum, clutching rainbow-hued Ticketron passes to see Madonna. Not only is this Madonna's first U.S. tour and her first time in Philly, but more important, it's our First Concert Without Parents. Here we are, future women of the world, about to occupy the same space in the universe as our idol, future member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! One of my older sisters drops us off at Broad and Pattison, and we strut around the Spectrum for a bit before taking our seats, leaving frosted-pink lipstick stains on the cigarettes we brazenly smoke out in the concourse.
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October 28, 1994 | by Chuck Arnold, Daily News Staff Writer
BEDTIME STORIES Madonna / Maverick Can it be that after years of pushing our buttons, Madonna has finally pushed her own limits? That is the question after her 1992 "Sex" photo book and "Erotica" album were received as more tiresome than titillating. She then seemed to be desperately seeking attention during her infamous guest appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman. " So instead of waking us up with her trademark shock treatment, she tries to sing us to sleep on her latest album, "Bedtime Stories.
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September 27, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
One more night of sin before the Holy Father comes to town: On the eve of Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia, Madonna, named after the Virgin Mother, and a woman who has used rebellion against the Catholic Church to fuel her three-decade career as pop provocateur, served as the pontiff's opening act in South Philadelphia. Madonna brought her Rebel Heart tour to a not-quite-sold-out Wells Fargo Center crowd Thursday night, with the 57-year-old dance-pop superstar attracting a largely female crowd that skewed younger and more multicultural among gay male fans.
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July 15, 2001 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Things about Madonna we like: Music. How she licks milk out of a bowl in the "Express Yourself" video. "Frozen. " Desperately Seeking Susan. Her Immaculate Collection retrospective. The back cover of Music, which shows her looking at a guitar as if she has no idea what it is. Things about Madonna that make us roll our eyes: The fake English accent. "American Pie. " Sex. "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina. " Her fling with Vanilla Ice. Every movie she's starred in except Desperately Seeking Susan, not including Truth or Dare, which is a documentary and doesn't count.
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June 15, 1990 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
After all the hoopla and anticipation, Madonna's entire Spectrum stand is threatened by the nagging sore throat that forced the singer to cancel three concerts in the last three weeks. The pop superstar bowed out of tonight's opener on doctor's orders, and her publicist said last night there was only a "50-50" chance Madonna would rally to make tomorrow's and Sunday's appearances. All three performances were virtually sold out. Originally diagnosed as having a viral infection, the singer was awaiting the results of yesterday's medical tests before deciding if she could perform the other two shows, said the publicist, Liz Rosenberg of Warner Records.
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July 9, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
The publicity flacks working on the Madonna "Who's That Girl?" concert tour are being unusually restrained when it comes to spreading news about the Madonna/Level 42 spectacle playing Saturday at Veterans Stadium. "We don't want to give too much away," says Michael Raleigh of Madonna's management office. "You've got to save some surprises. " Raleigh willingly reveals only that the presentation is a "meticulously planned Broadway-style show" featuring 17 numbers, lots of choreography with three backup dancers/singers, 10 musicians, and four costume changes for the star.
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May 26, 2003 | By Jennifer Reynolds
During the summer of 1958, three babies were born in the heartland: Madonna in Michigan, Michael Jackson in Indiana, and I in Kansas. Our lives were fairly similar until elementary school, when Michael's singing family began appearing on TV. Madonna and I were just two Midwestern girls carrying our metal lunchboxes to school. I can't speak for the other two, but my family had supper together every night at 6 at the round oak table. The napkin holder said "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.
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May 20, 2016
SO, A NUMBER of people on Twitter have come to the conclusion that Blake Lively is a racist. Who knew. Lively, who takes a photo so well you don't even need a camera, caused a tuchis ruckus when she posted an Instagram split screen photo of her front and back shimmering in a gold Atelier Versace gown at Cannes. Her caption? "An L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty. " Blake Blakely I speak on behalf of everyone when I say YOU CANNOT pic.twitter.com/QuFq6krRKn — Caity Weaver (@caityweaver)
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December 25, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Court: Go back to Madonna Madonna was understandably upset when her 15-year-old son told her that he refused to leave his dad's house in Britain to join her for the holidays in New York. Rocco Ritchie has been staying with Madge's ex-hub, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie , across the Atlantic. He doesn't want to fly over, Ritchie's attorney has said. What's a mother to do? Some would shout, cry, or plead. Madge, 57, went to court. The "Like a Virgin" singer has won a court order compelling Rocco to return to his ma's home - by force if necessary.
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October 1, 2015 | Jenny DeHuff, Daily News Staff Writer
THE THIRD SEASON of the NBC police drama "Chicago PD" starts tonight, and Jesse Lee Soffer , who plays Detective Jay Halstead, sat down with me yesterday to offer a sneak peek of what to expect. Soffer, who's been acting since he was 6 years old, had a smaller role in "Chicago Fire," playing an ambiguously dirty policeman. It's when producers on the show decided to make a spin-off based on the police department's perspective that they cast Soffer as a cop in the intelligence unit whose moral and ethical boundaries are a little muddled.
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September 27, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
One more night of sin before the Holy Father comes to town: On the eve of Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia, Madonna, named after the Virgin Mother, and a woman who has used rebellion against the Catholic Church to fuel her three-decade career as pop provocateur, served as the pontiff's opening act in South Philadelphia. Madonna brought her Rebel Heart tour to a not-quite-sold-out Wells Fargo Center crowd Thursday night, with the 57-year-old dance-pop superstar attracting a largely female crowd that skewed younger and more multicultural among gay male fans.
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September 25, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
Foley's back WWE Hall of Famer  Mick Foley  refused to cancel tonight's gig at Helium Comedy Club (2031 Sansom St.) just because the pope is coming to town. Foley's one-man show promises to unleash his trademark blend of wit and wisdom that his fans have come to expect. "I'm just going to throw my hands up and accept this won't be a sellout crowd," Foley said. "It'll be an intimate gathering. "The best stories always come from the strangest gigs. "   Welcome back, Madonna drummer Although  Madonna 's drummer has been energizing audiences for more than two decades, Brian Frasier-Moore hasn't forgotten his North Philly roots.
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September 23, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
Madonna comes to town on tour Thursday, two days before Pope Francis arrives. Coincidence? Or, is the Queen of Pop trying to meet up with il Papa ? Madonna Ciccone, 57, has spent three decades riling up the church that inspired her holy first name. She's rolled around stages in wedding (or are they First Holy Communion?) dresses, accessorized corsets with crucifixes and rosaries (and a belt buckle reading "BOY TOY"), and spoken out loudly and proudly against Catholic orthodoxy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2015
Madonna There's always a lot to look forward to when Madonna comes to town. There's the longtime female fans and drag devotees who find Madge's skimpy outfits of the '80s and '90s inspirational and empowering. There are dance music aficionados who continue to load their sets, personal and professional, with her house-heavy tracks. This year, however, with Madonna hitting Philly on the very eve of the pope's visit, she's so sure to have something to say (or to wear, from early tour reports)
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June 19, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
"GREY," the latest in author E L James ' best-selling series that turned millions of readers onto BDSM romantics, debuted. As with the stylistically (and grammatically) challenged British wordsmith's other novels about billionaire sex bully Christian Grey and confounding virgin heroine Anastasia Steele, the fourth installment challenges the boundaries of one's intimate life - and is unlikely to win a literary award. This go-round, "Grey" retells the first "Fifty Shades" from Christian's perspective.
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April 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kimye, heal Israel   Now that they have tended to the needs of the Armenian people, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken their traveling EgoFest to Israel, perhaps to unite Jews and Muslims through the loving bond of reality TV. Monday, the couple and their kin, Khloé , attended the Armenian church, Saint James Cathedral, in Jerusalem's Old City for the baptism of Kimye's daughter, North West . Not all was picture-perfect:...
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April 12, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
FOLLOWING the death of reality-TV star Shain Gandee , MTV has officially canceled "Buckwild. " "After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of 'Buckwild' in West Virginia," MTV said, in a statement. "We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.
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