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By Rod Stafford Hagwood and Rod Stafford Hagwood,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | September 24, 1993
Finding herself dangerously close to every bump being just another grind, it's time for Madonna to reinvent herself.The crop-carrying dominatrix in the "Erotica" video?Yawnsville. Sado-masochism is a been-there-done-that kind of thing. Besides, a gold tooth is a questionable look for anyone.The wan waif in the "Rain" video? Just try getting away with that act after you've been photographed with a dog giving you an impromptu gynecological exam.Nope. The next Madonna -- whoever that is -- needs to be a real shocker.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 2, 1996
Who would you rather listen to, Bob Costas trying to put the Olympics in perspective or Madonna trash-talking on Letterman? you'd prefer the latter, check out CBS tonight; I'm sure NBC can do without you for a few hours."
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January 25, 1996
Argentine authorities and producers of Alan Parker's "Evita" played down yesterday a report that security around Madonna has been beefed up against possible attacks by Peronists angry at her playing Eva Peron.Clarin newspaper, quoting security sources, said President Carlos Menem ordered extra precautions after the secret service warned of a "high probability" nationalist hardliners in the ruling Peronist Party would try to attack Madonna.Her arrival in Buenos Aires Saturday to film the $60 million movie version of the musical stage hit was heralded by graffiti saying: "Madonna Out!
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | May 15, 1991
For the most part, all was quiet last night on the Jose Canseco heckle-and-Jekyll front. The fans at Memorial Stadium showed the Oakland slugger more respect than their Yankee Stadium brethren, which was no great feat.Not that Canseco got off easy. As he trotted to rightfield in the first inning, a group of nine bleacher fans took off their shirts and stood in line to reveal the message, "I Love Madonna," on their chests, substituting a heart sign for the word "love."Canseco also was booed lustily while going 2-for-5 in the A's 6-1 loss to the Orioles, but there was no repeat of Monday's incident in New York, when he engaged in an argument with a fan near the A's dugout.
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By Julia Furlong and Meredith James and Julia Furlong and Meredith James,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2003
Madonna, infamous pop chameleon, is apparently still carrying on with her "British Mummy" gig. Her first children's book, The English Roses, is released today. The one-time Material Girl, now mom to Lola and Rocco, has written a story for kids about how to deal with even the most colorful emotions. The 48-page, hardcover volume (Callaway Editions, $19.95), is the first of five such books planned and will raise money for a children's spirituality foundation. Roses, however, is not Madonna's first foray into publishing.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | April 29, 2008
Which came first, Madonna's image or her music? In her 25-year career, the pop superstar's ever-changing look and provocations garnered more critical attention than her musical output. Yet in that time, she managed to score major hits and sell 200 million albums around the world. There's no question that her morphing image, which used to be surprising and daring, helped sell her music. Although her albums were often calculated appropriations of musical sub-genres, they used to offer thrills.
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By Mark Feeney and Mark Feeney,Boston Globe | July 24, 1994
After Madonna paid her now-celebrated visit to David Letterman last spring, Norman Mailer bumped into Liz Smith at a party. Ever the gentleman, he rose to the defense of Dave's guest, whose appearance was otherwise being universally trashed. Mailer's remark ran in Smith's gossip column. Someone at Esquire saw it . . . and, well, it had to happen sooner or later: '60s sex meets '80s sex in a '90s magazine. "Mailer on Madonna," there they are, two alliterative names joined by the skimpiest of prepositions sitting bold as brass on the cover, right above Madonna in leather underwear (ho-hum)
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | July 1, 2008
UHHH ... I can't jump rope in high heels!" "Really?" "Well, not that high a heel." OK, folks, who do we know who would jump rope (double-dutch, too) in heels? Of course! It is our old friend, the indomitable Madonna. La Ciccone has been rehearsing her "Sticky and Sweet" tour in a massive space in New York. Her latest troupe of beautiful dancers is present, as is every other member of a massive Madonna undertaking. When the boss works, everybody works! It is 80 degrees and humid outside.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Michael Dresser contributed to this article | January 10, 1997
Former bar owner William J. Madonna Jr. has been dropped from consideration for executive secretary of Baltimore's liquor board because of the political furor his selection was causing, key city senators said yesterday."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | May 17, 1991
Someone once described Queen Victoria as a steel fist in a velvet glove; today's reigning queen of anti-Victorianism, Madonna, might be called a steel fist in a steel glove -- and a bustier.The revealing, amusing and only occasionally hagiographic documentary "Madonna: Truth or Dare," opening today, shows us a triumph of the will. The woman is a mini-Terminator, plowing ahead though rain, sleet and ego, through sex and love, through friendship, politics and betrayal -- always with an eye out for what she wants and the supreme confidence that what she wants is what counts.
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