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Madonna has blocked the sale of her Tupac break-up letter and underwear

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Madonna has successfully halted an online auction containing several of her personal items. The lot includes a letter sent to the singer from late rapper Tupac, explaining why he had decided to break up with her. It also includes a hairbrush containing Madonna's hair, and a pair of her previously worn underwear. "The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a...

Tupac reveals why he dumped Madonna in unearthed letter from prison

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A handwritten letter by Tupac has revealed why he stopped dating Madonna. The late rapper wrote to the singer in a revealing letter he penned in jail obtained by TMZ. He wrote: "For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardise your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting. "But for me at...

15 goofy Japanese adverts these music and film stars don’t want you to know about

Friends' Joey Tribbiani in Japanese advert spoof
It may be obvious, but sometimes you forget that not all adverts are broadcast everywhere. In fiction, there are examples in Friends' Joey, who advertised men's lipstick, or Bill Murray’s character in Lost in Translation, who showcased whiskey. In real life, too, celebrities do adverts assuming no one in their home countries will see them – but with many of these ads now...

‘New’ Madonna song mysteriously appears on iTunes

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A "new" song by Madonna unexpectedly appeared on iTunes over the weekend. Titled 'Behind Me', the track features a little-known artist called Guido Dos Santos and was added to the iTunes store without fanfare. It has since been removed, but Gay Times reports that it attracted enough attention to chart inside the Top 50 in eight countries. The song is believed to...

Madonna hits out at plans for biopic film

Madonna has responded to news that a biopic film called Blond Ambition is in the works. Written by rising star screenwriter Elyse Hollander, the film's script topped last year's "Black List" - an annual ranking of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. It has now been picked up by Universal Pictures, Variety reports. However, the singer has since taken to Twitter to seemingly address...

A Madonna biopic called ‘Blond Ambition’ is in the works

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A Madonna biopic called Blond Ambition is in the works. Written by rising star screenwriter Elyse Hollander, the film's script topped last year's "Black List" - an annual ranking of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. It has now been picked up by Universal Pictures, Variety reports. The film is said to focus on Madonna's formative years in New York City. Legend has...

Dave Grohl’s mum reveals she was worried Madonna would “snatch him up”

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The mother of Dave Grohl has revealed that she was worried Madonna would "snatch up" her son when he became famous in the early 1990s. Virginia Grohl will release her memoir, From Cradle To Stage, tomorrow (April 25). The new book sees Grohl document her own experience as a "rock mum", while interviews with the mothers of such other famous...

Katy Perry used to protest outside Madonna and Marilyn Manson concerts

Katy Perry has revealed that she used to protest outside the concerts of Madonna and Marilyn Manson. The singer - who started her career in gospel and Christian rock music - has regularly spoken about her strict Christian upbringing. Last year, she revealed that her born-again Christian parents voted for Donald Trump. Speaking to Vogue, Perry recently said: "I miss references...

Madonna makes fun of Pepsi’s botched Kendall Jenner advert

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Madonna has made fun of Pepsi's botched ad campaign starring Kendall Jenner. The advert, which Pepsi has now pulled, has been widely criticised for being "tone-deaf" and offensive. Color of Change, a US advocacy group that campaigns to "end practices that unfairly hold Black people back," accused the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star of "appropriating our pain and struggle". In...

Watch Madonna’s feminist short film for International Women’s Day

Madonna has made and shared a short film called Her-Story for International Women's Day. The pop icon made the 12-minute film in collaboration with photographer-directors Luigi & Lango for Vogue Germany. "Welcome to the revolution of love, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women, but all marginalised people where being uniquely different...