Madonna, Madonna, Madonna. The Queen of Pop is infamous for pushing envelopes and breaking rules, but not even the Material Girl herself is free from Instagram's fury. The 'Girl Gone Wild' singer was slapped with a violation notice from the photo sharing service, which she shared with her 152,000+ followers.
Madonna is stepping up her social media presence. The singer has joined Instagram, signing up on Feb. 10 while the rest of her pop music peers were having a good time at the Grammys. Madge posted some candid shots of herself – wearing a fake mustache, working up a sweat, enjoying a beverage (of the martini sort) and more!
There's no question Madonna does what she can to help the African country of Malawi. She has been working to improve the area's education problems since 2006. She adopted two children -- David and Mercy -- from the country. But her claim that her Raising Malawi charity erected 10 schools in the country has been disputed by Malawi's education minister, who claims the schools were already in existence and Madge's organization did not construct them.
Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone is all about reductive fashion! Ciccone, who is his sister's former artistic director, says that Lady Gaga would be best served by copying his sister's sense of style more. Say what? Turns out Ciccone thinks copying the Material Girl would make Ma Monster more accessible to her fans.
Madonna had by far the highest-earning concert tour in 2012, raking in more than $228 million from 72 live concerts, according to figures reported by Billboard. The Material Girl's earnings were far ahead of second-place finisher Bruce Springsteen, while Coldplay, Lady Gaga, and the Jay-Z-Kanye West joint tour all placed in the Top 10.
Madonna, that lightning rod for drama and controversy, dodged another legal bullet. The Russian lawsuits that were lodged against the Material Girl after she expressed support for St. Petersburg's gay community by waving LGBT flags on stage, have been tossed out of court. The plaintiffs had been seeking a whopping $10.7 million in damages from Madge.