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November 8, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Bisexual singer Lady Gaga has said her dream was to piss off Madonna.

The Bad Romance star has looked back on the plagiarism claims that were made after she released single ‘Born This Way’.

Already being called a Madonna copycat at the time, many critics accused Gaga of copying Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’.

When the Queen of Pop revealed the setlist for her MDNA tour, she referenced the media storm by performing a mash-up of the two songs, as well as album track ‘She’s Not Me’.

October 1, 2013

But the diva now says 'besides saying "WTF is MDNA," I'm fine with it'

Cher really meant it when she agreed to participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A over weekend.

The legendary diva, 67, was asked bluntly by a participant: 'Do you still hate Madonna?'

Cher, long known for answering questions honestly, replied: 'Madge, no. Actually I don't. I never hated her, I just thought she was a bitch.'

December 31, 2012

Material Girl's latest album is year's biggest in Russia, despite fury over her pro-gay rights message during tour of country

Madonna's latest album has been crowned Russia's top-seller of 2012, despite courting controversy by speaking out for gay rights during her tour of the country.

The Material Girl's MDNA record beat Adele's 21 and Born To Die by Lana Del Ray to be named this year's biggest selling album.

The news may come as a surprise to her homophobic detractors who were left fuming after she spoke out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights during the Russian leg of her world tour.

December 31, 2012

Material Girl's latest album is year's biggest in Russia, despite fury over her pro-gay rights message during tour of country

Madonna's latest album has been crowned Russia's top-seller of 2012, despite courting controversy by speaking out for gay rights during her tour of the country.

The Material Girl's MDNA record beat Adele's 21 and Born To Die by Lana Del Ray to be named this year's biggest selling album.

The news may come as a surprise to her homophobic detractors who were left fuming after she spoke out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights during the Russian leg of her world tour.

December 20, 2012

Queen of Pop retains her crown to take over $228 million in ticket sales this year

Madonna's MDNA was the highest grossing tour of 2012, beating pop rival Lady Gaga.

The Material Girl made more than $228 million in ticket sales, performing over 80 sell-out shows around the world, reports Billboard.

Her tour, which started in Israel in May and ends in South America this weekend, trounced nemesis and fellow gay icon Lady Gaga to the top spot.

The 26-year-old singer lagged behind in sixth place, raking in $125 million.

December 11, 2012

Who's that girl? A new Madonna wax figure is to be unveiled and you could win two tickets

If you're hung up on Madonna, London's Madame Tussauds may just have the thing for you with the unveiling of their new waxwork.

The tourist attraction, which has been creating lifelike replicas of celebrities for 150 years, have frozen the Queen of Pop in time.

And if that isn't exciting enough, one of you lucky stars could win two tickets to meet her in the wax.

November 22, 2012

Judge dismisses lawsuit which claimed Material Girl's MDNA concert in St Petersburg could lead to breakdown of Russian society

A $10 million Russian lawsuit against Madonna has been dropped after a court ruled the pop superstar didn't break St Petersburg's infamous 'gay gag' law.

Nine anti-gay activists from the Trade Union of Russian Citizens claimed the Material Girl 'brutally violated' a city law that imposes fines for spreading homosexual 'propaganda'.

October 18, 2012

Anti-gay rights activists send court summons to Material Girl, claiming singer 'insulted their feelings' with gay rights comments at St Petersburg concert

Madonna has been ordered to appear in a Russian court for speaking in support of gay rights during a concert in St Petersburg.

A group of 10 anti-gay Russian activists from the Trade Union of Russian Citizens want the superstar to pay $10 million in damages, claiming she 'insulted their feelings' by flouting a city law adopted in March that imposes fines for spreading homosexual 'propaganda.'

According to Russia Today, a legal summons has been sent to the 53-year-old’s home address in New York.

September 17, 2012

Queen of Pop has teased the two 'rival' gay icons may work together in the near future

Madonna has spoken out of her love for fellow pop star Lady Gaga in the only way she knows how.

The Queen of Pop and gay icon dedicated her track Masterpiece to the younger bisexual star during a performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey, over the weekend, and appeared to accuse her of copying her.

She said: ‘I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.’

Perhaps most exciting for music fans, she added: ‘And one day, very soon, we’re going to be on stage together. Just you wait.’

August 16, 2012

The Material Girl turns 54 today and shows no sign of stopping after nearly three decades in pop

Madonna turned 54 today (16 August), and the gay icon shows no sign of stopping after nearly three decades as the Queen of Pop.

The girl rarely takes a holiday, and keeps on releasing new music while other pop legends are happy to take a bow to the same old classics.

The Material Girl's 12th album MDNA stormed to the top of the charts in 20 countries from the United States to the UK, and Australia to Argentina.

February 6, 2012

Gay pop star says Madonna looks great in Give Me All Your Lovin but isn’t impressed with the song

George Michael isn't impressed with Madonna's new song.

The popstar previewed her comeback track Give Me All Your Lovin' on Friday (3 February) and although George loves the video – which features a cheerleader theme inspired by the singer's Super Bowl XLVI half time appearance yesterday (5 February) – he has hit out at the song itself.

He wrote on twitter: ‘Just saw the Madonna video, she looks great. As for the song, err... don't really think I should comment. Heheheh… (sic)

January 31, 2012

Material Girl's MDNA to be released on March 26

Madonna's latest album, MDNA, won't be out for nearly two more months but the pre-release hype is already in full gear.

Earlier today, the Material Girl unveiled the album's colorful cover featuring a deconstructed photo of the star wearing bright red lipstick and heavy mascara.

The album's first single, Give Me All Your Luvin, comes out on Friday (3 February), two days before Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday in Indianapolis.