Madonna must definitely be going through lifes changes because fresh up from her being a bitch to a fan after he gave her flowers that she hated she has now told volunteers not to make eye contact with her.
Madonna was at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday to promote her new film, W.E., and she was all smiles during a press conference but behind the scenes was a differewnt story.
The Globe and Mail report that Madonna had asked eight volunteers who were working at the festival to turn around and face a wall so that they could not look at the Material Girl as she made her way to the press conference.
One of the volunteers says they they all “dutifully stood with their backs to her as she passed” after Madonna requested they not look at her.
This just takes her self-importance to a whole other level, I can’t believe the people even followed her orders.
Billboard asked their readers to vote for the best music videos of all time from the past three decades – the 80′s, the 90′s and the 00′s and here is the what they came up with it. Instead of me posting 30 videos here I decided to pick the top three from each decade and post them. Follow the link below to see the full 30 top videos.
From the 80′s
3. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (1983)
Cyndi herself wasn’t the only colorful thing in her 1983 video. The clip is an ’80s gem for its sitcom-y vibe, with wrestler Captain Lou Albano in a white wife-beater undershirt playing Cyndi’s dad.
2. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
The religious imagery in the 1989 hit quickly got Madge into hot water with Pepsi, whom she was doing commercials with at the time. But nevermind the fact that the Vatican condemned it, the scenes of crosses and Madonna getting cozy with a saintly character in a church have remained memorable for 20+ years.
1. Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1983)
If the Video Music Awards had existed in 1983, MTV would have had to practically create a category just for the culture-dominating ingeniousness of “Thriller.” It’s little wonder that the video was up for several VMAs even a year later when the awards show kicked off. And almost 30 years after the MJ’s epic horror-movie-style ghouls and zombies grooved and paraded into the hearts of music lovers, it’s still tops with Billboard.com’s voters, capturing a whopping 65% of the vote in our poll. He’s not just the King of Pop, he’s the king of music videos, too.
From the 90′s
3. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
Madonna, like Jacksons Janet and Michael, knows that one way to make your video a must-watch is for it to couple a great song (check) with an irresistible dance routine (check). Add a black-and-white look that’s straight out of 1940s Hollywood’s glamorous silver screen era, and you’ve got “Vogue,” which continues to remind all just how well Madonna knows how to strike a pose.
2. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson “Scream” (1995)
Black and white. Set in outer space. Directed by Mark Romanek on a budget of millions. Featuring not one but TWO superstar Jacksons: Michael and Janet. What’s not to love?
1. Britney Spears “…Baby One More Time” (1998)
Kicking off a fruitful career, the teenaged Britney won the fervent love of millions of fans with this instant pop classic set inside a high school and prominently featuring Ms. Spears dancing in her mini-skirted take on the school uniform. You loved it too: “Baby One More Time” took 40% of the vote for 1990s videos.
From the 00′s:
3. Panic! At The Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (2006)
A wedding, a circus, and a shit-ton of glitter and facepaint: It was a bold first look for Panic! At the Disco. Carnie infidelity led the Shane Drake-directed clip to win Video of the Year at the 2006 VMAs. Five years and personnel (and punctuation) changes later, Panic! At the Disco still have a flair for the super dramatic in their videos.
2. Britney Spears “Toxic” (2004)
In 2004′s Joseph Kahn-directed “Toxic” video, Britney Spears proved that she comes in every flavor: futuristic stewardess, fiery “Alias”-esque agent, and brunette super-heroine. But the one role that stays constant through the dance-heavy clip: Sultry man-eater.
1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009)
Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” video, as elaborate a plotline as it had, was just the appetizer to her cinematic climax of 2009′s “Bad Romance,” which won Video of the Year at the 2010 VMAs. As an android queen with an evil streak in the Francis Lawrence-directed clip, Gaga struts around a Balkan bathhouse in Alexander McQueen couture, asserting her “free bitch”-ness in the end.
Pretty good list overall I think, what about you? To see the full top 10 from each decade then head on over to billboard.
These days music videos aren’t what they used to be because they are normally as cheap as possible, this is mainly because nobody really watches music channels anymore. But back in the day, I feel old saying that, people used to put effort and money into their videos. Here is the 10 most expensive music videos ever:
10. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now ($2.3 million)
09. Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson - What’s It Gonna Be?! ($2.4 million)
I honestly think Madonna has more stalkers than I do friends because nearly everytime I read about her it involves being obsessed and someone stalking her. Today it has been announced that another man was arrested and charged after breaking into her home in London.
The Sun reports that Grzegorz Matlok was found by Madonna’s bodyguards at around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning while he was rooting through her stuff inside the 10-bedroom mansion. Maltok broke into the house, which has a state of the art alarm system and a few CCTV Cameras, after smashing a side window but he set of no alarms.
Speaking about arresting the 29-year-old a police officer said “something dreadful has happened here. The security around the world’s most famous pop star should be impregnable.” Her bodyguards also said that the Polish man had been stalking her for some time.
Madonna wasn’t home at the time because she took her children to the States after the death of her grandmother, who had helped raise the pop star when she was younger.
In other news these never before seen photos of Madonna before she was famous come from the new issue of Out Magazine (you can also see Britney Spears‘ cover and photoshoot here).
Britney Spears is gearing up to drop her new album, Femme Fatale, at the end of this month so this means she is on the promotional tour which leads us to her in the new issue of Out Magazine. Check out part of the interview:
Where were you the first time you heard one of your songs on the radio? “I was in New Orleans, and I was so excited. It’s such a cool feeling to hear your own song play on the radio. I still have the same kind of excitement when I hear any of my songs today.”
When was the first time you saw a Britney Spears drag queen? “In New Orleans singing “Slave 4 U.” I almost died!”
When you were starting out, whose career did you want to mold yours after? “Madonna. No question. She is an amazing entertainer. Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection.”
How would you feel if one of your sons turned out to be gay? “I love my boys no matter what.”
Do you listen to your contemporaries’ music? “Yes. I love Gaga and Rihanna. Rihanna’s “S & M” is awesome.”
Which song from the last 10 years do you wish you had recorded? “Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.””
You’ve been married twice — once for only 55 hours. How do you feel about gay marriage? “I think everyone should be treated equally.”
Lady Gaga is… “Unique.”
Christina Aguilera is… “Truly talented.”
You can read the full interview here. It’s pretty much the same thing right through with Britney giving short answers. But either way I do like the photos, she is looking good.
The 2011 Grammy Awards took place last year so to celebrate that Billboard have come up with a list of who they think had the top 10 performances of the last 10 years. Take a look and see if you agree with any of them.
10. Gorillaz, Madonna & De La Soul, 2006
The 48th Grammys started off as no other Grammys had before — with an opening band that wasn’t even three-dimensional. Animated act Gorillaz took to the stage to perform the Record of the Year-nominated “Feel Good Inc.,” joined briefly by the real De La Soul and a hologram of Madonna. But when the real Madge appeared onstage moments later to perform her 2005 hit “Hung Up,” with its sexy dancing and ABBA samples, the Grammy crowd truly let loose.
Radiohead may have shunned the music industry in 2007 when it delivered “In Rainbows” straight to fans using a pay-what-you-want online download, but the band proved it could still play to the Academy (literally) at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Joined by the USC Marching Band, Thom Yorke and co. performed a rendition of “15 Step” that was so rousing, even the frontman shared some of his twitchy dance moves. Eat your heart out, Fleetwood Mac.
8. Kanye West & Daft Punk, 2008
When Kanye West released “Stronger” as a single in 2007, it seemed written in the stars that the rapper and Daft Punk, who is sampled on the tune, would join forces and perform together. At 2008′s 50th Grammys, that’s exactly what happened. Note to the Black Eyed Peas: THIS is how you do a light show!
7. Lady Gaga & Elton John, 2010
Lady Gaga’s performance at the 52nd Grammy Awards was classic not only for its over-the-top theatrics, but for Elton John’s appearance on “Speechless” and the duo’s duet on Elton’s classic “Your Song.” The best part? The conjoined mega-piano Gaga and Elton played on, not to mention the pair’s matching rhinestone glasses.
For the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, P!nk took a few lessons from Spider-Man and gave a show-stopping performance of aerial, acrobatic brilliance. P!nk may not have walked away with any trophies that night, but thanks to her high-flying rendition of “Glitter in the Air,” she was the artist everyone was talking about come Monday morning.
5. Beyonce & Tina Turner, 2008
Beyonce and Tina Turner were “rolling, rolling, rolling” as they lit up the stage with their performance of Turner’s “Proud Mary” at the 50th annual Grammys. The show-stopping, glitz and glamour-filled duet proved that Tina still had it, and no one –not even B — was going to take it away from her.
4. T.I., Jay-Z, M.I.A., Lil Wayne & Kanye, 2009
It was as though a new rap supergroup (“the rap pack” seems fitting) formed at the 2009 Grammy Awards, when all facets of hip-hop joined forces for one killer performance of T.I. and Jay-Z’s “Swagga Like Us.” Lil Wayne and Kanye West held their own as usual, but it was a pregnant M.I.A. who stole the show in her sheer polka-dot dress. The fiesty diva didn’t just look like she was about to pop — she actually gave birth three days later.
3. Usher & James Brown, 2005
Between Usher’s Michael Jackson-esque moves during the performance of his 2004 single “Caught Up” and James Brown’s fancy footwork on “Sex Machine,” the two R&B titans’ duet at the 47th Grammys was one to remember. Check out the dance-off toward the end of the set — you can almost see the exact moment when the crown was passed.
2. Melissa Etheridge & Joss Stone, 2005
Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone may seem like an unlikely pairing, but when you throw Janis Joplin into the equation, it makes perfect sense. Both songstresses possess their own unpolished soulfulness and rock stylings, which proved to be a powerful match in a tribute to Joplin at the 2005 Grammys. Stone started off with “Cry Baby” before being joined by Etheridge, who triumphantly made a return to the stage after being diagnosed with breast cancer one year earlier.
1. Eminem & Elton John, 2001
Eminem infuriated the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation with the homophobia-tinged lyrics on his 2000 album “The Marshall Mathers LP,” and the organization protested the 2001 Grammys because of his involvement. But gay activist Elton John crossed the picket lines and joined Em’s performance of “Stan” at the ceremony in a move that was musically powerful, as well as political.
I agree with most of these but I would have added Christina Aguilera‘s performance of It’s A Man World to the list and maybe ranked Kanye West higher.
Over the past few years there have been some big pop culture flops so to celebrate the turkey season, Wonder Wall have come up with a list of the biggest turkeys in recent memory.
15. Christina Aguilera, “Bionic”
After 2006′s Grammy-winning “Back to Basics,” expectations were high for Christina’s sixth studio album. And it’s not like “Bionic” was bad, per se. But between her postponing her tour for unknown reasons and allegations from Lady Gaga fans that Christina was copying Gaga’s style, the album was doomed. Worldwide, it only sold 600,000 copies; compare that with the 4.5 million copies “Back to Basics” has sold.
14. Lindsay Price
We’re sure she’s a really nice lady, but Lindsay Price is TV Teflon. Sure, the pilots she’s on get picked up, but how long do the series last? Take her latest show, “Eastwick,” for example: Not only was it never picked up for a full season, but all 13 episodes of the 2009 NBC show never even made it to air. Want more proof of Lindsay’s TV turkeydom? “Lipstick Jungle,” “Pepper Dennis,” “Coupling.”
13. Madonna as an actress
From “Shanghai Surprise” to “The Next Best Thing” to “Swept Away,” there’s no lack of examples of Madonna’s suckiness as an actress. Yes, she’s one of the great performers of all time, but give her lines and blocking instead of lyrics and choreography and she’s a total train wreck. Thankfully, she got the point after “Swept Away” (could it have been winning yet another Worst Actress Razzie that really drove the message home?). Now we get to look forward to her direction on “W.E.” (yay?).
12. “Cutthroat Island”
A box office bomb’s costs exceeds its revenue. By that definition, “Cutthroat Island” wasn’t just a bomb; it was a nuclear warhead. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest box office loss of all time, the 1995 Geena Davis and Matthew Modine pirate thriller cost $100 million to make and promote, but made just $11 million total at the box office. Not only that, but it pushed Carloco Pictures into bankruptcy.
11. JC Chasez’s solo career
It’s hard to live in Justin Timberlake’s shadow. But after seeing his solo career explode, JC thought he could do the same. (He was the second-most-popular member of *NSYNC, after all.) But it just didn’t work out that way. First of all, calling your album “Schizophrenic” and wearing a straight jacket on the cover is bound to bring some anger from mental health groups. Also, let’s not forget JC is just not JT.
“Coupling” was about a group of six good-looking thirtysomethings who are either dating, have dated or want to date one another. The UK version was a smash hit, so in 2003 they tried to adapt it for a U.S. audience. It failed miserably (only four episodes aired), but we won’t blame this one all on Lindsay Price, who (surprise!) played Jane Honda.
9. Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
In 1999 Garth Brooks had begun to develop a movie with Paramount called “The Lamb,” in which he’d star as Chris Gaines, an emotionally conflicted rock star. To create buzz for the project, “Chris” recorded “Garth Brooks in … The Life of Chris Gaines,” filmed a “Behind the Music” for Chris and performed on “SNL” when Garth hosted. It all left the public confused, and as a result the album was a bust and the movie went on an indefinite hiatus. No wonder Rolling Stone called the whole project “the most monumentally disastrous marketing idea that mainstream pop had seen in years.”
If you’ve seen “Precious,” you know Mariah Carey can act. But back in 2001 when “Glitter” came out, critics were singing a different tune. Reviews for the movie couldn’t have been worse, and “Glitter” bombed at the box office. (It grossed just over $5 million worldwide, less than a quarter of its $22 million budget.) Even the film’s soundtrack was a dismal failure: It was Mariah’s worst showing on the Billboard charts, and Mariah was dropped from her label as a result.
7. The Spice Girls, “Forever”
By 2000 Geri had peaced out of the Spice Girls, but Victoria, Mel B, Emma and Mel C had enough girl power left in them — or so they thought. Unfortunately, their edgier R&B sound on “Forever” didn’t resonate with audiences, and in early 2001, they officially announced that they were breaking up. (Forever? Try for never — or until 2007, when they did their reunion tour.)
6. Lindsay Lohan at Ungaro
Say what you want about Lindsay Lohan’s personal life, but the girl has style. So in September 2009, when it was announced that Emanuel Ungaro hired her as its artistic adviser, it actually seemed like a good pairing. But when the collection, designed by Estrella Archs, was presented that October in Paris, it was met with about as much praise as “I Know Who Killed Me.” Women’s Wear Daily called the collection “an embarrassment.” What? They don’t like heart-shaped sequined pasties? By March, Lindsay and Ungaro had parted ways.
5. Prince changing his name to the Love Symbol
Prince was actually born Prince Rogers Nelson, so he actually lucked out in the celebrity name game. So why he would want to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol is absolutely insane. But that’s what he did in 1993. Since you can’t pronounce the symbol, people would just call him “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” On May 16, 2000, after his contract with Warner/Chappell expired, Prince stopped using the Love Symbol moniker, explaining that since he was now freed from undesirable relationships associated with the name Prince, he would use his name again. And all was right with the world.
4. Jessica Simpson’s country career
Jessica Simpson’s a Texas girl who was raised on country music, so making country music would be a logical step in her career, right? So very, very wrong. While “Do You Know” became Jess’s first #1 album of her career, it all went south from there. Less than a year after the record’s release, she and her country label, Sony Nashville, parted ways. Never a good sign.
3. “The Jay Leno Show”
Here are the dismal effects of the 10 p.m. “The Jay Leno Show” and NBC’s subsequent flip-flopping: five wasted hours of primetime TV weekly; destroyed ratings for local NBC newscasts; made Jay Leno look like a selfish jerk; made NBC look like bumbling fools; NBC lost Conan O’Brien. Sure, there’s more, but we think that’s enough to suffice for turkeydom.
This Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck stinker doesn’t just make the list because it was so awful that it was yanked from theaters three weeks after release. It’s not just on here because it’s the only movie ever to win the Razzie gram slam: Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Couple. Nope, “Gigli” is mostly on here because it also contributed to the beginning of the end of Jen and Ben’s relationship. RIP Bennifer 1.0.
1. Britney Spears’s 2007 VMA “comeback”
Where were you when the bomb hit? The bomb that was Britney’s 2007 MTV Video Music Awards performance. It was supposed to be her finest hour, her big comeback. Instead, it was an absolute bust. Who could forget that dazed look in her eyes as she basically just stood there, unable to even lip-sync right while her backup dancers moved around her? But we’d say she made up for it since then, don’t cha think?
They definitely got it right in my opinion.
source: Top 15 Biggest Pop Culture Turkeys [Wonder Wall]