November 11th, 2011
03:33 PM ET
Like many celebs, Madonna says she didn’t fit in as a teenager. The 53-year-old pop icon tells Harper’s Bazaar that her refusal to conform didn't go over well with her peers.
"I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys," she recalls in the magazine’s December issue. "I knew I couldn't fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits."
As a result, young Madge’s hirsute state drew insults like “hairy monster” from students at her Midwest high school, where she says she was “tortured.” “The boys in my school would make fun of me,” she says.
September 8th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
She may have sung the 1985 song, and she may have launched the Macy’s clothing line, but Madonna does NOT own the trademark to “Material Girl,” according to Billboard.
Last year, Madge teamed up with Macy’s to create a teen apparel line (with daughter Lourdes Leon) called Material Girl. But a clothing company who trademarked the name in 1997 had to come along and cramp Madonna’s style – they sued the pop star for infringement.
Madonna and her company, Material Girl Brand, have been fighting the lawsuit, claiming the entertainer is the Material Girl.
September 6th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
We can learn a valuable lesson from last week’s Venice Film Festival: Madonna really, really does not like hydrangeas. It'd probably be wise not to buy her any.
And thanks to a fan’s YouTube upload, we never have to make that mistake.
During a press conference for her upcoming movie “W.E.,” Madge was handed a hydrangea bouquet. It went downhill from there.
September 2nd, 2011
12:50 PM ET
In a curious show of affection for her ex-husbands, Madonna has publicly thanked Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn for their help with her second directorial effort, “W.E.”
Madge expressed her gratitude in a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival, reports The Huffington Post.
"I am and was attracted to very creative people which is why I married Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, two very talented directors," Madge said of her film industry exes. "They both encouraged me as a director and as a creative person to do what I did, and they were both very supportive."
August 11th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
She’s growing up so fast! Madonna’s 14-year-old daughter Lourdes “Lola” Leon already has a clothing line, and now she’s got her own makeup range.
The teen launched her new Material Girl Beauty line in New York City on Tuesday.
“It was so much fun getting to pick all of my favorite scents for the Material Girl body products and lip glosses,” Leon says in a press release. “The body products have fun names like Wicked Watermelon, Flirty Fruit, Midnight Magnolia and Sinful Sugar. I chose scents that I loved.”
The original Material Girl, Madonna, helped pick products, but Lola also looks to other celebrities for cosmetic inspiration.
June 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET
Madonna's movie "W.E." is set to arrive in theaters stateside thanks to The Weinstein Co., which has acquired U.S. rights for the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Madge directed and co-wrote the feature, which balances the love life of a New Yorker named Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) with the love affair between American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy), a romance with which Wally becomes enthralled.
Madonna's daughter Lourdes plays a younger version of Wally in her big screen acting debut.
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