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August 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Sure, Madonna may have scandalized the Vatican and shocked nearly every parent in America at some point during her long and provocative career full of shrewd image transformations. But as the Material Girl hits the half-century mark today, she may be stepping into a role that even she, with all her marketing savvy, might not have dreamed up: poster child for the 50-and-fabulous set. Who cares about those recent tabloid headlines linking her to the Yankees' A-Rod? Many women of a certain age look at Madonna and see a wonderfully fit, stylish, vigorous woman who's made a fortune based on smarts, talent and ambition and who just keeps on going.
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January 26, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
We saw gravity-defying hair, mother-and-son dressing and one batty hat, a striking wide-brimmed Smokey Bear-style worn by Pharrell Williams. But fashion with a capital "F?" There wasn't much of it on the Grammys red carpet this year. In fact, it was kind of a bust. One reason? Though she performed, style diva Beyoncé didn't walk the walk, neither did Rihanna. No Gaga or Miley either. But Taylor Swift did, and she was the best-dressed of the rest, leading the charge in the metallic brigade.
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May 5, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein writes about pop music and film for The Times
A small, stylishly dressed woman stands in a narrow corridor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, staring up in awe at a row of huge photographs of writers and artists, all persecuted or forced to flee Nazi Germany. Eyeing the melancholy visages of Max Beckmann, Franz Werfel, Ernst Barlach and George Grosz, she says quietly, "They all look so sad, like doomed men." Stephanie Barron, the curator who assembled the museum's widely praised "Degenerate Art" exhibit, explains that the art displayed here, which includes work by Chagall, Kandinsky and Klee, was loathed by the Nazis, who vilified it as "degenerate trash."
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January 26, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
It's been a banner season for Ralph Lauren on the red carpet. First he dressed fashion It girl Lupita Nyong'o at the Golden Globes and now he has a lock on Madonna for the Grammys. Madonna will be wearing look 49 from the spring 2014 Ralph Lauren collection (above, left), a black cady double-breasted tuxedo jacket, matching wool pants and a white cotton shirt. And ratcheting up the adorable factor, she will be joined at the ceremony by a mini-me. Her son David will be wearing a Ralph Lauren Boys tuxedo.  Of course, Madonna has never met a tuxedo she didn't love.
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November 11, 1992
Madonna: Sexcentric. JACK O'MARA Irvine
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January 7, 1990
Madonna as taste maker? C'mon now. Madonna needs to put her clothes back on and get a job. What's left of our culture can do without her brand of kiddie porn disco. (I don't even talk about Prince, another of Calendar's taste makers.) HENRY KRANEN Van Nuys
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October 31, 1992
Now that the exhilaration over Madonna's new book "Sex" has begun to settle, I would like to point out the difference between the Madonna of yesterday and the Madonna of today. The Madonna of the '80s taught America that it was OK to be a woman. Controversial and not afraid to express her sexuality, she did more to liberate women than any ERA bill could have. Now, Madonna is trying to teach America that it is OK to be a slut. From a 22-year-old man's viewpoint--if you want to be a slut, you are going to live a lonely life.
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October 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Madonna appears to be a slave to her celluar phone, and business apparently, as her fervent texting has led to her ban from a movie theater chain. The Material Girl seems to believe she's above movie theater etiquette - namely not texting during a movie - and reportedly texted continuously during a New York Film Festival premiere screening of Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," according to several reports. Charles Taylor, a film writer for Salon, partly catalyzed the media maelstrom when he shared an eyewitness account of the incident, which was originally posted on Facebook by one of his former NYU students who chronicled the dispute.
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October 8, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of 2011's cinematic flame-out "W.E.," Madonna has spent this year kicking up the kind of high-profile controversy that originally made her a star. The singer got into a spat with the dance-music heavyweight Deadmau5 after allegedly asking concertgoers at March's Ultra Music Festival if they'd taken Ecstasy. The hubbub only increased once Madonna kicked off her latest world tour, which this week stops at Staples Center for shows on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
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January 18, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Madonna on Saturday asked forgiveness for captioning a photograph of her teenage son boxing with a racial slur. The comment, initially posted on Friday on social network Instagram , was soon deleted, with Madonna initially referring to those who had questioned her use of the N-word as "haters. " On Saturday, Madonna was singing a more conciliatory tone.  "I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," she said in a public statement posted on her Instagram and Facebook feeds.
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January 17, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Madonna and Beyonce appear to have their eyes locked on the Grammy stage. The pop superstars are expected to be among the big surprise moments during next week's ceremony, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans. Late last year Beyonce pulled off one of the best-kept secrets in recent music history when she stealthily released her self-titled album without as much as a hint. The Grammys is where she will make her first televised performance in support of the project - which shattered iTunes records upon its release in December - according to a source with knowledge of the matter.  Madonna, however, is expected to pop up and lend guest vocals during a performance from one of the night's nominees, an additional source confirmed.
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December 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Beyonce has a lot to celebrate! The "Grown Woman" singer reveled at her self-titled album release party at Dave & Buster's in Times Square on Thursday following her "Mrs. Carter Show" concert at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. The 32-year-old diva posted several photos from the party, which included good old-fashioned  arcade games , a bevy of  tickets , and a  cake  and cupcakes replicating the album's black and pink design. The cute desserts were provided by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, who Bey was sure to give a shout out to on social media.
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December 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Madonna and her much younger boyfriend Brahim Zaibat are reportedly going their separate ways - or maybe he just aged out of the system?  Madge, 55, and Zaibat, 25, had been dating for three years, according to Us Weekly , which noted that the two got together in 2010 after he performed with his then-future squeeze's daughter, Lourdes, at the launch of her clothing line for Macy's. "It ran its course," a source told the mag about the relationship. "They were dancing and working together all the time and then they barely saw each other.
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November 17, 2013 | By Claire Zulkey
It takes a lot to overshadow Lady Gaga, especially on a night in which she's the sole name on the “Saturday Night Live” bill. However, after her two musical performances, many people were asking, “Who are those people, and is that actually a job?” For her first performance, Gaga sang “ Do What U Want ,” accompanied by R. Kelly. The two performed a subtle and romantic pas de deux that made Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's performance at the VMA's look like a demure square dance.
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November 8, 2013 | By Chris Lee, This post has been updated, as indicated below
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop provocateur decided she needed to do more to inspire her followers to fight oppression and stand up for human rights. She wanted to start a revolution. And she knew she'd need help spreading her message. So the superstar's longtime manager Guy Oseary made one call - to Vice Media.
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November 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The show's over. Madonna has sold her mansion in Beverly Hills for $19.5 million. The single MLS listing photo offered only an aerial view, and agents and their clients who toured the home were among the few who have had a look inside. Those expecting the gabled-roofed home to have a gothic air were disappointed. "Tastefully decorated" was the word in real estate circles. During nearly a decade of ownership, the pop icon went on a spending spree, rebuilding and expanding the estate, which was completed in 2010.
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October 24, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Madonna has sold her mansion in Beverly Hills for $19.5 million, The Times has confirmed. The property was first marketed last year as a pocket listing and this year appeared on the Multiple Listing Service priced at $22.5 million. During her nearly decade of ownership, the pop icon rebuilt and expanded the estate, completing it in 2010. The discrete MLS listing showed only an aerial view, and agents and their clients who toured the home were among the few who have had a look inside.
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