Madonna's Borderline has been named among the All-Time 100 Songs by Time magazine editors. Borderline appears on the unrated list thanks to the selection of editor Radhika Jones, who fall in love with pop gem, from Madonna's first album, when she was only 11, "not quite old enough to be in love with a boy, just the right age to fall in love with a pop song" and she felt "the tantalizing frustration not just of being in love but of constantly having one’s love pushed over the borderline."
"Madonna went on to sing more-clever songs (Material Girl), more-showy songs (Like a Prayer), more-sexy songs (Justify My Love)," Time's Radhika Jones writes. "But Borderline, her first top-10 hit, captures the essence of her pop appeal, its freshness, simplicity and vitality."
But what was it about Madonna's Borderline that hooked Radhika so much? "That slightly adenoidal, approachable voice; the look Madonna had in the video of a cool big sister crossing over into womanhood, deciding what kind of woman she wanted to be," Radhika writes.
In a surprise appearance last night, Sean Lennon — son of John Lennon — dropped by Occupy Wall Street movement and performed an acoustic version of Madonna's Material Girl for the protesters camping in Zuccotti Park, New York City. He was joined by Rufus Wainwright, Josh Fox and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. They were surrounded by the nonviolent protesters of the movement.
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. Drowned Madonna support the movement whose slogan is "We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%." Find out more at Occupywallst.org.
In a victim impact statement read to the court today against Grzegorz Matlok who brought into Madonna's house in London, Madonna said: "I do not know the defendant, I've not had any form of relationship with the defendant, nor have I had any form of contact by phone or by email, or by any other way, with the defendant. In particular I've never given the defendant permission to enter the premises or any of my other premises. I feel very alarmed and distressed by the actions of the defendant. It is extremely unsettling to know that despite the extensive security I have he has been able to break into two of my residential properties. I'm worried about my children's safety as well as the safety of my staff. I'm also naturally worried about my own safety."
Our reader George Green, also known as Icongeorge on Icon, attended the UK premiere of Madonna's W.E. and has some great memories and pictures to share with all Madonna's fans.
I went down to Leicester Square at around mid day to find a few of Madonna's fans waiting outside while the barriers were starting to be put in place. The W.E signs were up in place over the Empire Cinema and already excitement was kicking in! When I returned later after some lunch and local drinks we walked the red carpet and spoke to many Iconers and Madonna related friends. It was more like an Icon get together in all honesty, was great to see so many familiar faces and those I have spoken to but not actually met! Just as we walked past the photographers and the huge crowd of spectators Madonna’s car arrived so we were ushered in!
Once inside I made my way to my seat which was the back row of the stalls R28. I could not believe that the row behind me, in the seat directly behind me, was where Madonna was to sit! Her name printed on paper attached to the seat. Was so excited to think I am able to share this moment with Madonna at such a special event.
Everyone took their seats and with a brief introduction to the stage Madonna made her entrance. Madonna then went on to introduce the movie before taking her seat.
My favorite Madonna moment of the night occurred once Madonna was seated when a fan seated behind her shouted out something relating to the Lady Gaga comparison to which Madonna responded “Lady Who?!!!” I thought great response!!!
The movie In my opinion did not deserve the bad reports it has received of late. To me the negative reports seem to focus more on the fact that Madonna is involved rather than the movie itself. I loved the filming technique, it was shot beautifully and the crossover of stories between Wallace and Wally worked alongside each other. I personally warmed more to the storyline of Wally more so than that of Edward and Wallace Simpson, and thought Abbie Cornish’s acting was flawless and made the movie for me.
The soundtrack was excellent and overall the whole production is something Madonna should be proud of.
It was worthy of the standing ovation at the end of the screening. After applauding Madonna I managed to take a few photos to share with you all Madonna concluded the screening with a 15 minute Q&A session hosted by a London Film Festival spokeswoman/representative before leaving the venue.
All in all I had a great night, really enjoyed the movie and it was great to spend a night at a Madonna event outside of musical performance. In addition to this I was able to meet and hang out with other Madonna fans which always makes these events much more enjoyable.
Come back later to see some of the photographs that George took last night.
Watch a video showing what Madonna's said last night before the screening of her movie W.E. at the Empire Leicester Square in London.
On Day 12 of the BFI London Film festival, Madonna's W.E. was featured as a Film on the Square Gala. Watch the official vodcast of Day 12 of the festival.
Watch a video filmed during the Q&A that Madonna did after the screening of her movie W.E. at the 55th BFI London Film Festival last night.
"I'm happy to be making music again," Madonna confessed on the red carpet at the 55th BFI London Film Festival, where she premiered her movie W.E. in the UK.
Last night was very cold in London, and Madonna was frezing as you can see from several clips.
This video which show how warmly welcomed Madonna was at London's premiere of her movie W.E. and how lovely and stunning she was.
And, as you can see at the end of the following clip, when Madonna arrived on the red carpet, she signed a few authographs to her fans.
There is a certain UK tabloid which is claiming that Madonna was rude with her fans and they booed her. This report is obviously bulshit!
GOSSIP - According to the New York Post, Madonna hit the dance floor at PH-D at Dream Downtown Saturday 15 October night with a group including Brahim Zaibat. A source said that she arrived at midnight with three men, but later, two model-type girls and four boys joined the group. They ordered a bottle of vodka and two bottles of Krug Rose, before Madonna left the club before 2 a.m. with Zaibat and her security guard.
"Madonna seemed to loosen up and started to dance," a source told the NY Post. "She looked like she was having a good time."