11 Updates
Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Oct 4 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Madonna was raped at the start of her career. The pop legend has opened up about her traumatic ordeal for the first time in nearly two decades, revealing she was sexually abused by a stranger at...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Oct 4 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Madonna was raped at the start of her career.

The pop legend has opened up about her traumatic ordeal for the first time in nearly two decades, revealing she was sexually abused by a stranger at knifepoint shortly after arriving in New York City from Rochester, Michigan, to pursue her dreams of stardom.

Writing in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, the 55-year-old singer recalled: "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back.

"I had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time."

The 'Like a Prayer' singer was determined to survive in the Big Apple in spite of her terrible experiences and was all the more "hell-bent" on making a name for herself, even if it meant doing jobs she didn't like.

Madonna explained: "Arriving in New York wasn't anything I prepared for. Trying to be a professional dancer, paying my rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal.

"I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going."

The superstar first made the shocking admission she had been raped when she was younger in a 1995 interview with NME, but hasn't dwelled upon it since.

She confessed at the time: "It is not an experience I would ever glamorize. Although it was devastating at the time, I know that it made me a much stronger person. . . . It forced me to be a survivor."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
Update
11

13 hours ago

Hot Slut Of The Day!

Oct 25 2014 11:40am CDT | Source: Dlisted

Regina! When a song called “Baby Love” came out in 1986, my ears immediately told me it was a Madonna song, because it sounded like a Madonna song and her voice sort of sounded like Madonna’s voice. We didn’t have MTV or anything like that back then so a lot of the time I neve ...
Source: Dlisted   Full article at: Dlisted
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

Why A Feminist Professor Is Teaching An Entire Class About Beyoncé

Oct 24 2014 7:39pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

You know you’ve made it when people recognize you by your first name. Cher, Robyn, and Madonna have all become single names, and now Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has too.One of the best-selling artists of all time, the multi-talented performer and businesswoman is a superstar to millions around the world. But to the professor Kevin Allred and 32 students at Rutgers University, Beyoncé is something more — a feminist, a gay icon, and a powerful political figure.Allred teaches a wild ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Italian nun sings 'Like a Virgin'

Oct 24 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

A nun sings "Like a Virgin" And CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's not the Virgin Mary she's singing abou ...
Source: CNN World Music   Full article at: CNN World Music
 

 
Update
8

2 days ago

21 Sweet Snaps That Prove Britney Spears Is a Superstar Mom

Oct 23 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

For Britney Spears, "mom" is the only title she's wanted more than "pop star." "I've had a career since I was 16, have traveled around the world and back, and even kissed Madonna!" she wrote in a blog post in 2005. "The only thing I haven't done is experience the closest thing to God, and that's having a baby. I can't wait!" Britney's wish came true in September 2006 when she gave birth to her first ...
Source: Pop Sugar  Full article at: Pop Sugar
 

 
Update
7

2 days ago

Ariana Grande Started Questioning Catholicism After Brother Came Out as Gay

Oct 23 2014 1:41pm CDT | Source: 92.3 NOW

Ariana Grande and Madonna at least have one thing in common: their disdain for the Catholic Church. When the Catholic-raised Grande was growing up, Frankie, her older brother by 10 years, came out as gay — and the church was not supportive about it. That’s when she  says she started questioning Catholicism. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande said in an interview with ...
Source: 92.3 NOW   Full article at: 92.3 NOW
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

Ariana Grande Started Questioning Catholicism After Brother Came Out as Gay

Oct 23 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: Mix 96-5

Ariana Grande and Madonna at least have one thing in common: their disdain for the Catholic Church. When the Catholic-raised Grande was growing up, Frankie, her older brother by 10 years, came out as gay — and the church was not supportive about it. That’s when she  says she started questioning Catholicism. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande said in an interview with The Independent. “They were building a Kabb ...
Source: Mix 96-5   Full article at: Mix 96-5
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

Ariana Grande Started Questioning Catholicism After Brother Came Out as Gay

Oct 23 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1

Ariana Grande and Madonna at least have one thing in common: their disdain for the Catholic Church. When the Catholic-raised Grande was growing up, Frankie, her older brother by 10 years, came out as gay — and the church was not supportive about it. That’s when she  says she started questioning Catholicism. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande said in an interview with The Independent. “They were building a Kabbalah center i ...
Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1   Full article at: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1
 

 
Update
3

2 days ago

Ariana Grande Started Questioning Catholicism After Brother Came Out as Gay

Oct 23 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

Ariana Grande and Madonna at least have one thing in common: their disdain for the Catholic Church. When the Catholic-raised Grande was growing up, Frankie, her older brother by 10 years, came out as gay — and the church was not supportive about it. That’s when she  says she started questioning Catholicism. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande said ...
Source: Houston's Hot Hits   Full article at: Houston's Hot Hits
 

 
Update
2

2 days ago

Ariana Grande Started Questioning Catholicism After Brother Came Out as Gay

Oct 23 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

Ariana Grande and Madonna at least have one thing in common: their disdain for the Catholic Church. When the Catholic-raised Grande was growing up, Frankie, her older brother by 10 years, came out as gay — and the church was not supportive about it. That’s when she  says she started questioning Catholicism. “When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool,’” Grande said in an intervie ...
Source: Fresh 102.7   Full article at: Fresh 102.7
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

Mother Who Lost Kids in Christmas Day Fire Tells Oprah She Doesn't Blame God (Video)

Oct 22 2014 8:25pm CDT | Source: People

Madonna Badger opens up to Oprah about how she coped following the deaths of her chil ...
Source: People   Full article at: People
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian American author's 'Unsuitable Celibate' released on Amazon's Kindle
Chicago, Oct 26 (IANS) A novella that deals with the complex issue of celibacy and teenaged monks among certain sections of the Indian American community has just been released for the global market on Amazon's Kindle.
 
 
Cooper, Waterhouse keen to settle down
Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Model Suki Waterhouse, who has been in a relationship with Bradley Cooper since 20 months, reportedly wants to buy a house with the actor.
 
 
Rummer Willis 'proud' of her sister
Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Rummer Willis says she is "blown away" by her younger sister Tallulah Willis' strength and recovery following her recent stay in rehab.
 
 
Brad Pitt had his first flight at 25
Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt likes taking his kids around the globe for his work because he thinks travelling is educational and says that he had never been on a plane until he was 24 or 25.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla