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May 01, 2006

Arjan Simmers

Arjanwrites_scissor_sisters_1 Malbug_13Blog pal ArjanWrites had an unbelievable view of Scissor Sisters and Madonna at the Coachella Arts & Music Festival.

It was 96 degrees there yesterday, which means that he probably got sweat on by Jake.  A lot.

We're not jealous.  Nope, not at all.  [Punts dog through plate-glass window]

March 22, 2006

Bazaar, Indeed

Malbug_13Is Madonna still promoting "Confessions on a Dancefloor," or just in some strange limbo between it and whatever her next big project is?  Well, the flyaway bangs are gone ...

February 22, 2006

Empire State Pride Pitch Perfect on Hillary

Evita With another Clinton election on the horizon, gay support for the architects of the Defense of Marriage Act seemed a fait accompli, but lo and behold, the head of one New York State gay organization is having none of it.

The head of a leading gay rights advocacy group in New York has begun criticizing Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's position on same-sex marriage and encouraging gays and lesbians to stop giving money to her re-election campaign. [. . .]

In his memo, which was reported on Tuesday on the Politicker Web site of The New York Observer, Mr. Van Capelle said that he refused to "lend my name and sell tickets" to any fund-raiser sponsored by a gay group for Mrs. Clinton's re-election campaign. He said supporting such fund-raisers for Mrs. Clinton would "actually hurt" the gay and lesbian community.

"It will send a message to other elected officials that you can be working against us during this critical time and not suffer a negative pushback from the gay community," he said. "We have become a community that throws money at politicians, and we demand nothing in return. And that's what we get: nothing. It's the wrong message to send."

Mr. Van Capelle notes he will still vote for Clinton, but in his capacity as the head of a gay rights organization, he is not justified in signing on to fundraisers for a candidate working against the group's expressed interests.

Perfect. Hopefully certain others will follow suit.

December 02, 2005

There He Is, Mr. Gay International

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Now that's more like it.

After seriously skimping on the skin last month (and in recent months), Instinct magazine redeems itself in December.

At the head of the holiday eye-candy parade is coverboy Jesse Bashem, who fought a hardscrabble battle up from his lowly perch as "Mr. Gay San Diego" to loftier heights as "Mr. Gay International."

If you actually bother to read his interview, you can see Jesse use phrases like "cognitively process."

But I'm sure that, with this shirtless Mr. Gay gracing the pages of Instinct, we will only be reading it for the articles.

More after the jump ...

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November 21, 2005

The Real Queen of Pop

Kylie After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Kylie Minogue is beginning to reschedule tour dates.

While most gay men worship Her Madgesty, I've always had a soft spot for Kylie. She's fun, without pretension, far less obnoxious, and I find her music more sensual and thought-provoking while still perfect for dancing at the clubs. Compared to Kylie, Madonna seems positively withered. Proof? Certainly:

Top Ten Reasons Kylie Minogue is better than Madonna

10. She's the Green Fairy.
9. Has fashion sense.
8. She's an actual actress.
7. Has taken advantage of the remarkable advances in dentistry.
6. She oozes sex appeal. (Madonna could never pull off this commercial)
5. Refuses to subject the world to dim-witted statements.
4. Olivier Martinez vs Guy Ritchie? No contest.
3. Her accent? Real.
2. She's creepy celebrity cult religion free!
1. She can sing.

November 18, 2005

The Shy Side of Madge

Malbug_13Madonnaprimetime The Madonna juggernaut rolled through ABC last night, even though her segment was a bit dwarfed by "Primetime's" breathlessly promoted segment on Anna Nicole Smith, replete with home video of a dessicated J. Howard Marshall.

The authoress of Sex was strangely reluctant to show her panties.

Or maybe she just wasn't all that turned on by Cynthia McFadden.

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[Thanks to Virtual Matter for the vid!]

November 16, 2005

Quote of the Day

Malbug_13"9/11 was too ambiguous. You couldn't prove how the government was somehow in on the deal. … New ­Orleans was undeniable irresponsibility."

Madonna

Is it possible for her to shut her friggin' yap and keep singing?

November 15, 2005

Confessions of a D-List Blogger

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I was all ready to celebrate Madonna Day, then Amazon informed me several days after placing my order for "Confessions on a Dancefloor" that I had given them the wrong credit card number, so I won't be getting the CD until at least tomorrow.

Thanks, Amazon.  I know I'm not an A-lister.  Now you might as well just give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it.

November 06, 2005

Madge Rocks Europe

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Malbug_13Madonna took the MTV Europe awards show by storm, emerging from a giant disco ball to open the broadcast with a rollicking and sexy version of her new hit, "Hung Up."

As you can see from the pictures on the right (click to enlarge), there were plenty of hot dance moves, shirtless hunks, and even one moment that threatened to go lez (in the "Ann B. Davis slot," center).

I have Madonna's whole performance in stunning Malco-vision, including the reaction of host "Borat," which, although funny, seemed to elicit more than a few boos.

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October 24, 2005

Madonna Post-Script: Star Wars Edition

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I sure hope the bodyguards were able to stop the man on the right before he bisected Madonna with his light saber [from MadeInBrazil]:

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October 23, 2005

Madonna Does Manhattan

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Madonna did indeed hit the clubs last night, but I did not.

I don't wait out in the cold, pouring rain.  For anybody.

October 21, 2005

PriMa-donna: Her Madgesty on a High Horse

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Let me start this post by saying I love Madonna.  I love her music, I love her new single and I am enthusiastically looking forward to her new CD, which I have already pre-ordered (dropping Nov. 15).  And Evita is still one of my all-time favorite movie musicals.  (Someday I'll tell you the story of when my ex and I got wasted, put on the Evita DVD and sang the entire soundtrack at the top of our lungs before going to the Pride festival.  OK, that was the whole story, really.)

Madonna_on_horse3But if you'll pardon me, the lady has gone more than just a little batshit, and I'm tired of all the queens on the ass-kissing fansites who don't even want to countenance the very idea.

The current publicity blitz for Confessions on a Dancefloor and her new documentary, airing tonight at 10 p.m. EDT on MTV, have brought out more of an inner cuckoo than all the clocks in Switzerland.

It's not just the cult she belongs to.  Or her oddball, highly restrictive parenting (which is working out so well).  But it is the flagrant disregard for the public's desire, the people who buy her albums, to have a celebrity – even a superstar of Madonna's stature – who possesses just an ounce of humility, or at least feigns a "regular gal" persona.

I don't think her interview last night on Letterman will do much to dispel those negatives.  Now, the devotees will argue that she is just being genuine and she is not trying to be phony to market herself.  Well, if that is true, then she is ... well, sort of a nasty person, relatively speaking.

Sure, she threw a little flirtation Dave's way.  But most of the time, she was either a) complaining or b) intimating how much better she is than everyone else.

Madonna maintained that she was an equestrian expert after only a few months of trotting around on her horses in England, even while Dave focused on the injury she suffered in August after being thrown.  When Dave finally got her on horseback at the end of the segment, she complained multiple times about being in the wrong shoes, and oddly shared her opinion at least twice, without elaboration, that she hates female horses.

Watch for yourself, and then tell me if she were anyone other than Madonna, the whole "attitude thing" would have consigned her to a life as a second-rate dancer in Rochester Hills.  But hey, she's got me writing about her.

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October 20, 2005

Madonna: The Deluge Continues

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More Madonna for you, this time from last night's Insider and a back-stage chat with her at TRL.

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October 17, 2005

Some Secrets Better Left Untold

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Madonnadocu_1 What did we learn about Madonna from the teaser on Entertainment Tonight about her new documentary?

I wouldn't want Madonna for my mommy.

And she is a religious whack-job.

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Most Priests Are Gay?!

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Madonna breaks no news whatsoever.

Madonna At the Roxy?

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Do I dare brave it this weekend?

October 14, 2005

A Rare "Bleg"

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I just did Logo TV, and it was a blast!  I hope they have me back again soon.

Cutiepie Jason was out today (and I can confirm that it was definitely not the "bottle flu"), so equally cute Itay took the anchor chair.  Thanks to him and to Court for making me feel at home.  (Wearing a pink striped shirt in Logo headquarters didn't hurt, either.)

I rarely ask anything of readers except to keep reading and to tell us when we're jackasses, but I do need to ask if someone could see it in their heart to record and digitize the segment for me.  (Time Warner Cable is on my shitlist for this in a big way.)  And if doing it out of the goodness of your heart isn't enough, I can make it up to you some other way.

Here is the schedule for my segment (all times EDT):

Tonight:
8:49p
11:57p

Saturday, 10/15/05:
2:00a           10/14/05
12:56p          10/14/05

Sunday, 10/16/05:
5:52a           10/14/05
7:15a           10/14/05
9:26p           10/14/05

September 06, 2005

"Hung Up": It's What's Going Down

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Madge Poor Madonna.  Poor, poor Madonna.  Poor, spectacularly wealthy and powerful Madonna, crushing all the rest of us under her enormous, scaly talons.

Madge just can't seem to keep her new music from leaking out before the official release.  (She wouldn't actually want her songs to leak, would she?  That would be just ... too ... clever!)

Now the boys at Made in Brazil, whose blogging jock I am not even worthy to sniff, have posted a sneak listen of her Madgesty's upcoming single, "Hung Up."  (You can hear it after clicking through some rather annoying and ponderous Web hoops.)

The clip, on the other hand, is neither annoying nor ponderous; it is infectious and danceable.  I give it a solid 9, subject to change when I hear more.



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