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Met Ball Fug Carpet: Katy Perry and Madonna in Moschino


Much as we said for Cosmo, because when you think, “perceptions of China,” don’t you totally think GRAFFITI??! (I don’t.)

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Madonna on Cosmopolitan’s 50th Anniversary Issue (May 2015)


The last time Madonna covered Cosmo, it was for the 25th anniversary issue in May 1990. So however you feel about this cover — and we’ll get into it, believe me, because I don’t like it — I think it’s worth giving her an ovation for being an enduring and powerful female figure for so long that she could be considered iconic on two magazine covers TWENTY FIVE YEARS APART. I mean, even in 1990, she was already well into her career and had several visual incarnations (the “Holiday” Madonna, the “Like A Virgin” and Desperately Seeking Susan era, the “Papa Don’t Preach” Madonna, and then rolling into the brunette “Like A Prayer” days). This woman has endured and thrived, and that’s always worth celebrating.

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I Heart Radio Awards Mostly Well Played, Taylor Swift (and Bonus Madonna)


To quote Heather’s email to me about this, “her hair color has a Mannequin Sheen to me somehow.” I’d just like to suggest to Hollywood (the entity, not the Meschach Taylor character, although I’d ALSO like to talk to HIM, especially given that Meschach Taylor is sadly dead) that perhaps a reboot of Mannequin is exactly the project that Taylor Swift has been waiting for, in her long search for an acting follow-up to Valentine’s Day. That SOUNDS quite mean of me, but seriously Taylor Swift is actually one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day, which is a terrible movie. (She may also be one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day, the holiday, if you are single and spend the entire time listing to 1989.) In other news, I like her dress.

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Rebel Fug: Madonna


Madonna claims — and I totally believe — that she is fine after falling off the stage at the Brits. Honestly, who amongst us has NOT had her cape take an ill wind and knock her over on occasion? It happens to the best of us. There’s a reason Edna Mode advised against the cape, after all.

Madonna Parties At The Raspoutine Nightclub

However, I’m not sure if wearing shoes that look like the BeDazzled version of the walking boots I had to wear when I broke my foot are EXACTLY in keeping with her story right now.

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Grammy Awards Flargh Carpet: Madonna in Givenchy


I can’t tell if Madonna is resting on her laurels, or if someone told her Fifty Shades of Grey is AARP erotica and she’s trying to ride the trend.

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Fugs and Fabs: The WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards


A Madonna sighting! There was a time when I couldn’t imagine such a thing being rare, and yet here we are.

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