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Julia Garner Eyed for Lead in Madonna Biopic

Madonna has likely found her Madonna. Julia Garner is the frontrunner to land the role of the pop icon in the biopic from Universal that will be directed by Madonna herself, but it is currently unclear at what stage the dealmaking is in. If a deal does make, the Inventing Anna star earned the opportunity […]

Madonna Selling Hidden Hills Mansion for $26M a Year After Buying It From The Weeknd

That didn’t last long. Just a little over a year after buying a nine-bedroom home in Hidden Hills, California, from The Weeknd for $19.3 million, Madonna has decided to hoist the residence back onto the market. The music artist has listed the property for $25.995 million — a big jump from what she paid last […]

The Search for Madonna: Inside the Auditions for the Material Girl’s Biopic

At the moment, the biggest role available for some young actresses is one of pop music’s biggest icons: Madonna. Everyone from Emmy winners and Oscar nominees to signers turned actresses has been seen for the role, with some advancing on to what can be best described as a Madonna Bootcamp. Casting director Carmen Cuba is […]

Lina Wertmuller, Famed Italian Filmmaker, Dies at 93

Lina Wertmüller, the masterful Italian filmmaker who created a sensation in the 1970s with her earthy mix of sex and politics seen in such classics as Seven Beauties, Swept Away and The Seduction of Mimi, has died. She was 93. Wertmüller, the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for best director (for 1975’s Seven […]

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Celebrity Foundation

When celebrities are considering starting their own nonprofits — as such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have done — a myriad considerations come into play in determining whether it’s the best and most effective investment of an artist’s energy and money. Celebrity nonprofits have landed their founders in hot water; in 2010, […]

Madonna Calls Past Attempts at a Movie About Her Life “Hideous Superficial Crap” From Men

Madonna says she’s fought several studio attempts to do a movie about her life in part because the projects have always been written and directed by men, including one unnamed “misogynist.” While appearing on The Tonight Show Thursday, the Madame X singer confirmed that she’s helming her own visual autobiography — not “a biopic,” per […]

Madonna in Paramount+’s ‘Madame X’: Film Review

A material girl gets political in a concert film directed by Ricardo Gomes and SKNX.

Sandra Bernhard Opens Up About ‘Pose,’ Madonna and Jerry Lewis’ Sexism

Actress, comedian, chanteuse — there’s very little Sandra Bernhard hasn’t done since bursting onto the scene in the late 1970s. She started out as a regular at The Comedy Store, performing alongside Richard Pryor, who cast Bernhard, then 22, in his short-lived NBC variety show The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. By 1983, she was […]

“Artists Are Here to Disturb the Peace”: Madonna and ‘Madame X’ Directors on the Doc’s Message

“Artists are here to disturb the peace” is the one thing Madonna wants viewers to take from her upcoming Paramount+ concert film, Madame X, which premiered at the Times Square Edition Hotel in New York City on Thursday. And if there’s one thing every person on the red carpet could agree on, it was that Madonna […]

Madonna and Warner Music Group Announce Career-Spanning Global Partnership

Warner Music Group has announced a global partnership with Madonna that encompasses a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. The deal that has Madonna returning to her previous longtime label home includes her Sire/Maverick/Warner catalog, plus her three most recent studio albums, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X, which were released by Interscope […]

Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ Documentary Lands At Paramount+, Gets October Debut

Madonna’s highly-anticipated tour documentary Madame X is coming to Paramount+ and is slated to begin streaming exclusively Friday, Oct. 8. ViacomCBS made the announcement Thursday, confirming that its streaming arm would debut the documentary this fall in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada. The film will be made available to anyone outside of […]

Madonna Drops $19.3 Million on The Weeknd’s Hidden Hills Estate

The OG Material Girl buys once again in the L.A. area, purchasing a 12,547-square-foot, nine-bedroom house on nearly 3 acres built in 2017.