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Madonna sued by fan for being late to her own shows

Nate Hollander has filed a class-action lawsuit against the 'Queen of Pop' for rescheduling her upcoming December 17 concert in Miami Beach from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm. 

The rescheduling is to accommodate the singer being late to her shows on her new tour, which kicked off in September. 

TMZ reports that according to the suit 'Madonna has not been punctual on tour, often taking stage two hours later than scheduled'.

The suit claims this as the reason for the rescheduling.  

Madonna's Eurovision performance gets mixed reviews

The star sported a black cape and eyepatch during her performance of 1989 hit Like A Prayer and new single Future, featuring US rapper Quavo.

Madonna defied calls from activists to cancel her appearance in Tel Aviv.

But organisers said the inclusion of Israeli and Palestinian flags in the show was not approved in advance.

Two of her dancers - each wearing a respective flag - walked arm in arm.

 

     

Madonna, Chris Rock and other stars donate to Christchurch victims fund

Last Friday, fifty people were killed by a gunman who opened fire on two Christchurch mosques. A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder. 

The GoFundMe page has reached almost NZ$122,000 of its NZ$147,000 goal after being set up by Guy Oseary, the manager for Madonna and the band U2, who pledged $US18,000 himself.

Actors Ben Stiller and Ashton Kutcher, and filmmaker Judd Apatow each pledged NZ$1460.

Madonna: 'I want to reinvent pop tours'

From its hydraulic stage to Jean-Paul Gaultier's iconic costumes, it raised the bar for stadium-sized spectacle.

Now, after seven huge world tours, the star tells the BBC she's "exploring" a smaller-scale show in the future.

"I've done so many shows - world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it - that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too," she explains.

"I like doing intimate shows and being able to talk directly to the audience.

Race factored into Tupac and Madonna breaking up

In a note to Madonna, reportedly written by Shakur while he was serving time in prison in 1995, he acknowledges ending their romantic relationship because of her race.

"For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting," Tupac wrote. "But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my 'image' that I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was."

Patti LuPone shades Madonna, calls her a 'movie killer'

The venerable actress had some harsh words for the material girl during her Tuesday night appearance on "Watch What Happens Live."

She cut loose after a caller inquired as to whether she and Madonna had ever discussed their "two iconic performances as Evita."

LuPone won a Tony Award in 1980 for her starring role the Broadway musical "Evita," based on the life of Argentina's former first lady, Eva Perón.

Madonna won a Golden Globe for her starring role the 1996 film adaption of the musical, but LuPone is not impressed.

Why Madonna is drinking in the Pepsi controversy

In 1989, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that was pulled because of controversy over the music video for "Like a Prayer," which featured burning crosses and showed Madonna kissing a black actor portraying a saint.

She reminded the world of this bit of pop culture history Wednesday when she posted on Instagram about the disastrous Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

Madonna 'overjoyed' following adoption of twin girls

The superstar singer took to Instagram Wednesday to announce she's adopted twin girls from Malawi.
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Madonna granted permission to adopt two children from Malawi

The country's High Court made the ruling today.

The singer already has two children from the African country - David, adopted in 2006, and Mercy, adopted in 2009.

Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was given.

"In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers," Mr Mvula said.

But less than two weeks ago Madonna denied reports she'd applied to adopt any more children, during a charity visit to Malawi.

Madonna: 'Blowing up White House' taken out of context

But the superstar singer stirred controversy with some of her more passionate remarks at the Washington, D.C. event.

That's because in addition to dropping a few "F-bombs," she also indicated just how upset the election results had made her.

"Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House," Madonna said. "But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair."

In an Instagram posting on Sunday, Madonna said she wanted to clarify her statements.