The pop queen proving her rebel heart is bigger than ever.
In true Madonna style, the queen of pop spent her Thanksgiving with kids from an LGBTI youth center.
The Ali Forney Center in New York City is an organization that aims to protect LGBTI youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
But why, you ask? ‘Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent and more importantly, AFC provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families,’ she wrote.
Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent and more importantly, AFC provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families. Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home. 💘🙏🏻💙!!!
The center, named after a gender non-conforming teen who fled his home at 13, assists nearly 1,400 kids a year who have been kicked out of their homes for their diverse gender or sexuality.
Starting off with just six beds in a church basement, the Ali Forney Center has grown into ten housing sites and a multi purpose drop in center.
Having spent 4 July in Kenya painting walls and cleaning up the streets of Kiberia with her children, it’s no secret Madonna has a big heart.
In 2006, Madonna started charity Raising Malawi, a non-profit organization supporting grassroots campaigns that provide vulnerable children and caregivers with food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, emotional care and psychosocial support.
Madonna has released the full trailer and the poster of her Rebel Heart Tour recording.
The film will premiere on December 9th on American network Showtime. Fans in other territories will have to wait for the DVD release, which will happen only somewhere in 2017.
Madonna also answered a fan question in the comments, confirming that the recording shows the full show, "with bookends", with some behind the scenes material. So it's not a documentary like Truth or Dare and I'm Going To Tell You A Secret.
By posting a selfie with late-night show host James Cordon, Madonna has revealed she has recorded a carpool karaoke. She joins a long list of celebrities who have agreed with the popular show, including Adele and Michelle Obama.
The caption of her Instagram post read "Riding around Manhattan with this Hunk of Burning Love", possibly hinting that Elvis' Burning Love is among the tracks of the karaoke.
It's not yet announced when the episode will air.
Last night, Madonna and Guy Oseary arrived at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden to attend the MMA game between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez.
Watching from front row, Madonna sat in between Guy and Zac Efron and was later spotted taking selfies with actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Leslie Jones.
Following the surprising result of the US presidential election, protests broke out in the streets of New York City, Los ANgeles and Chicago, with protesters shouting "Not my President!"
Madonna, among other celebreties, joined the protest in NYC and posted videos about it on her Instagram.
She also referred to her Secret Project Revolution from 2013.
In a new promotional video for MDNA Skin, targetted at the Chinese market, Madonna reveals she'd like to direct a new movie in the coming months.
In the video she answers the question what her plans are for next year, to which she replies:
"First of all, I want to go to China. Second of all, my Rebel Heart DVD will be out for the world to see. Third of all, I hope I'm gonna be directing a film."
In 2014, there was a rumour that Madonna would be directing "Ade: A Love Story," an adaptation of the debut novel by Rebecca Walker. Could this be the film project she's talking about?
Madonna also spoke about what it takes for her to put on a show, how much of a perfectionist she is to give a fantastic show for her fans, and how she takes a lot of time making the DVD because she wants it to be visually stunning and representative of the whole tour experience.
The Queen of Pop made a surprise appearance at Washington Square Park Monday night and told voters to "Express Yourself" on Election Day.
The impromptu concert drew a large crowd despite cold temperatures and little advance notice.
Madonna had teased her appearance in support of Hillary Clinton on the eve of the general election days ago — but withheld the time and location until just moments before she began singing.
As word spread via social media, fans flocked to the park near Greenwich Village.
"Meet me in Washington Square Park at 7:30. Let's go hard for Hillary Clinton," the 58-year-old wrote underneath of a picture of herself in a red-white-and blue cap that was dotted with white stars that she posted on Instagram.
Cheers and screams broke out when the singer danced through the crowd — blond hair flying under her flag-patterned hat — and stepped up to a small stage with just a few bare-bones musicians backing her.
"This is very exciting," she said, her long aviator-style jacket almost covering ripped black jeans.
The "Vogue" singer ran through five songs in about 20 minutes — hitting "Express Yourself," "Rebel Heart," "Like A Prayer" and throwing in a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine."
She closed the performance by extolling the talents of the Democratic presidential nominee and telling the crowd, "We must keep America the great country that it is."
Madonna has been a strong supporter of Clinton's, officially endorsing her in September.
"It's about unifying us. It's about keeping America great. Not making America great," she said, doling out hugs to the crowd around several burly security guards.
Vida Loose, 18, a New York University student from California, got there early enough to see Madonna walk the crowd, joking with her fans.
"She talked about love and unity and equality in the face of an awful Donald Trump ... She looked great. I can't believe she's 57 or something,' Loose said.
Luana Psaros, 19, studying musical theater at NYU, said it was a momentous — if brief — experience.
"It was really quick. She summarized everything well. It was just an intimate space with a lot of people," she said.
Queens photo producer Melissa Chapman, 34, got off the train to catch the last 10 minutes of Madonna's free show.
"You could feel an energy in here. Everyone was buzzing," Chapman said.
Her friend, Kimberly Witinski, 30, also from Queens, was so excited she climbed on Chapman's back to try for a blurry photo.
"I thought it was amazing. Anything Madonna does is amazing. It was huge," Witinski said.
Last night, Madonna made a surprise appearance in Washington Square Park in New York City, where she performed a few songs in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
With a setting that reminded us of her intimate gig at Place de la République, Paris almost one year ago, Madonna appeared with warm clothes and a bonnet in the colours of the US flag, flanked by guitarist Monte Pittman and son David.
After giving a vivid speech to convince people to cast their vote for Hillary, Madonna performed Express Yourself, Don't Tell Me, Imagine, Like A Prayer, If I Had A Hammer and Rebel Heart.
Madonna is definitely #WithHer. Following her promise of oral sex to those who votefor Hillary Clinton on November 8th, the Material Girl has now announced a "surprise intimate concert on Monday night" in support of the Democratic presidential nominee. The news came on Madonna's Instagram, though no city or venue was indicated as far as the show's location — just a note to "stay tuned."
In the swing state of Ohio, Katy Perry is scheduled to join Clinton at a Cleveland State University campaign stop later today, while it's rumored that Beyonce will hit stage at husband Jay Z's get-out-the-vote concert tonight, also in Cleveland, in support of Clinton.
That's a lot of top-notch activity in the four days before voters hit the polls. As Madge says, stay tuned.
Madonna posted two new and very interesting teasers for her concert film "Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour". They show both images on stage as well as back stage during the group prayer.
As Madonna and her crew talk, you can hear Madonna sing a song that wasn't performed on tour: she does a beautiful cover of "If I Had A Hammer" which was a hit song for Trini Lopez in 1963, a song that lyrically fits perfectly with the things she's talking about in that scene.
The scenes remind us a bit of the tour documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret, though it is believed this new film isn't really a documentary and the focus is still on the show.