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Madonna's 'Born This Way'/'Express Yourself' mashup: Peace offering, or another dig at Gaga?

Elton John. Lady Gaga. Hydrangeas. They’re all eye-catching, colorful… and, famously, the objects of Madonna’s ire. But as of Sunday, one member of that group may have been kicked off of Her Madgesty’s Enemies List.

This weekend, a camera spied Madonna during rehearsals for her upcoming world tour. It was recording as Madge finished a performance of her ’80s hit “Express Yourself” — then seamlessly segued into the chorus of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Though Gaga has claimed that she isn’t “dumb enough or moronic enough” to “have stolen a melody,” it’s tough to ignore how similar these songs sound when sung back-to-back. See for yourself:

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Album sales: Nicki Minaj scores big debut, Madonna posts record drop

The chart road divided this week for two of the three participants in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. On the one side, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded easily grabbed the top spot on the latest Billboard album chart, moving 253,000 copies in an extremely respectable opening week. It’s her first debut at number one, though her 2010 debut Pink Friday did find the upper plateau several months after its release thanks to the late surge of “Super Bass” in early 2011.

The success of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is easy to see, as Minaj went on a media blitz that included a free surprise concert in Times Square and the continued success of the single “Starships” (which currently sits at number five on the Billboard Hot 100).

That’s all good news for Minaj, whose album has been met with mixed critical reactions but seems to be capitalizing on its everything to everyone approach. The outlooks is less rosy for Madonna, whose latest album MDNA posted the single biggest second week sales decrease for a number one debut since SoundScan started tracking official sales in 1991. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Mad Men,' 'Supernatural,' 'Missing,' and more music-on-TV moments

Old-school tracks were the name of the game more often than not these past few weeks. Whether your definition of “old-school” translates to proper Mad Men-era tunes heard on the AMC hit, Scandal, and Supernatural, or ’80s classics as seen on Happy Endings and One Tree Hill, this week’s Jukebox offers up a retro rave fit for anybody. Of course there were plenty of contemporary jams, too: MCs from London and the Bronx on Breakout KingsCSI: NY, and 90210, TV darlings Sleigh Bells on The Vampire Diaries, and Portland indie rockers Novosti on Missing, plus “show tunes” from GCB and Gossip Girl. Check out our picks below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)

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Madonna and Britney flirt on Twitter: 'Come on stage and kiss me again'

Here’s something that’ll make you feel ancient: It’s been nearly nine years since Madonna kissed Britney Spears at the VMAs. Nine years! If it were a person, that kiss would be in third grade. It’s older than YouTube and Facebook and Suri Cruise!

But I digress. Apparently, Madge and Brit-Brit both have fond memories of the Smooch Heard ‘Round the World. The two pop icons engaged in some harmless flirting on Twitter yesterday after Britney congratulated Madonna on her new album, saying, “every single song is incredible.” (EW’s Melissa Maerz doesn’t totally agree.)

Madonna’s first @-reply was swift and cheeky. “please come on stage and kiss me again,” she wrote. “I miss you!!” READ FULL STORY

Album sales: Madonna's 'MDNA' debuts at No. 1, Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' lands in second

You gave her all your luvin’, gave her your luv – and now Madonna is sitting pretty atop the Billboard 200, for the eighth time!

Madge’s latest album, MDNA, sold 359,000 copies in its first week, which was well ahead of her last effort (2008′s Hard Candy started with 280,000), and the pop star’s best sales week since her successful 2000 set Music bowed with 420,000.

MDNA marks Madonna’s fifth straight No. 1 debut; if she can keep up the momentum and manage one more, she will tie Barbra Streisand as the female artist with the most chart-topping albums. (Streisand, who turns 70 this month, has had nine.)

Interestingly, Madonna achieved these MDNA numbers without a hit single currently making waves. The first track released from MDNA, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” a cheer-pop dance tune featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., debuted at No. 10 on the Hot 100 but quickly faded. Her followup, “Girl Gone Wild,” is just now beginning its run. So what’s behind her big sales uptick? First off, her performance during the Super Bowl halftime show put Madonna in front of 113 million(!) viewers. On top of that, U.S. ticket buyers for Madonna’s upcoming world tour had the option of receiving a copy of MDNA with their purchase; a similar strategy helped propel both Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway and Tom Petty’s Mojo to No. 1. READ FULL STORY

Deadmau5 calls Madonna a 'f--ing idiot' for pandering to dance crowd with drug references [Updated]

Tell us how you really feel about Madonna, AngerMau5!

During her recent appearance at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, the 53-year-old singer went on a drug-related riff while introducing the artist Avicii.

“In my world, the words ‘music’ and ‘dance’ are not separated, okay?” Madge told the crowd.

And to prove that she’s not a narc, the pop star then asked the kids, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?”

Molly, for those not as hip as Madonna, is slang for the “pure” form of MDMA (Ecstasy), a drug some associate with dance/electronic/rave/things-that-aren’t-Dave-Grohl music culture. Madonna’s latest album, of course, is titled MDNA.

None of this pleases Deadmau5. The EDM star took to Facebook to express his displeasure with Her Madjesty:

very classy there madonna. “HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???” such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra. quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f—ing cant smack my head hard enough right now.

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Madonna releases full 'Girl Gone Wild' video -- WATCH

Hints of “Vogue,” “I’m Sorry,” “Human Nature,” and “Like a Prayer” thread through Madonna’s new video for “Girl Gone Wild,” released 12 days after the Material Girl first teased it.

The black-and-white clip shows Madonna looking the best she has since at least 2005′s video for “Hung Up.” Of course there is the requisite writhing, hip grinding, a rousing dance sequence, and a smoldering mantourage. It is, in a word, awesome.

Watch below.

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Madonna to appear in live Facebook chat with Jimmy Fallon to promote album release

Madonna will kick off the release of MDNA by sitting down with Jimmy Fallon for a livestream chat on Facebook on Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m. EST.

The interview will take place before a live audience and will feature Madonna sharing sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes snippets of rehearsals for her upcoming tour. The news of the interview was confirmed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and both Fallon and Madge will be sharing posts on Facebook in advance of the interview.

MDNA is scheduled to be released Monday, March 26, through Interscope Records. Lead single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” hit number one on Billboard’s Dance/Club chart and marked Madonna’s 41st number one dance hit in her career.

Read more:
Another day, another Madonna song leaked: Listen to ‘Falling Free’ here
Madonna, daughter Lourdes share the mic on new track ‘Superstar’ — listen here
Madonna laments the loss of Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse: ‘How did it happen?’

Another day, another Madonna song leaked: Listen to 'Falling Free' here

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It seems like only yesterday we were discussing how a song off Madonna’s upcoming album MDNA was leaked. Oh right, that’s because that’s exactly what we were doing yesterday.

A mere 24 hours after fans heard a one minute snippet of the leaked “Superstar” (a pop ditty awfully reminiscent of old-school Madonna that features the musical debut of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon), yet another track from MDNA has hit the web. This one’s called”Falling Free.” Take a listen below and consider what so many leaks, so little time could mean for Madonna.

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Madonna, daughter Lourdes share the mic on new track 'Superstar' -- listen here

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, 15, has been slowly edging her way into the spotlight by attending New York’s Famed LaGuardia High School, co-designing the Material Girl line with her famous mom, and acting in an online sweepstakes viral video for the brand.

Today marks another move forward — “Lola” sings back-up on “Superstar,” the latest track to leak from MDNA (out March 26). Hear a snippet of the song below.

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