Friday, April 12, 2024

Watch Madonna Get All G-Rated for “Ellen” to Promote New Album


Madonna may have a rebel heart but she’s also realistic. A lot of her fans are long past the Mudd Club era and are at women at home in the afternoons. Some may be watching grandchildren! To sell “Rebel Heart,” Madonna’s been appearing all week on “Ellen,” the kind of bourgeois show her “Desperately Seeking Susan” character would have loathed. But it’s 2015, ain’t it?

Madonna has been all G rated in her song presentations on “Ellen.” We’ve never seen so little skin from the woman who once starred in her own “Sex” book. But you don’t want to threaten an audience whom you need to buy your CD and concert tickets. Watch these videos. She’s made good choices so far.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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