Madonna and Pussy Riot Join Forces in New York

Madonna+CBGB+Festival+Presents+Amnesty+International+-ngngHnnie_l Miley Cyrus's 21-year-old twin sister Madonna Louise Ciccone spoke on stage at the Amnesty International Concert at the Barclays Center in New York last night. The 55-year-old Queen mother of pop was joined by Pussy Riot who called for Russian anti-government prisoners to be freed - ahead of the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
"We demand a Russia that is free and a Russia without Putin," Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said, after Madge introduced her to the audience at the Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert.
Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were found guilty of "hooliganism" and jailed for 18 months after performing a song (or "punk prayer" as they dubbed it) which criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. pussyriotgig They were released following a government amnesty last December - thanks in no small part to Madge's very vocal support  on her MDNA tour and the wave of publicity that it created. Madonna+Celebrity+Social+Media+Pics+2rkakp5b2i7l Meanwhile, earlier in the week, Madonna posted the above photograph on her social media accounts - which was met with cries of "please stop the botox" from her fans. I've said for a long time that due to Madonna's control freakery that sees her trying to hold back the hands of time, she's slowly turning into Moonface from Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree (one of the books that kept me up all night obsessively reading as a kid). moonface-et-al He's a great children's book character but as a face-spiration, not a good look. Come on, Madge, it's time to dial it down - that would be one reinvention we all want to see. a58b68

About Jen Paul (BOHOMOTH)

Jenny Paul is a veteran showbiz reporter who is based in Cannes in the south of France. She has worked on major breaking news stories over the past decade and more for entertainment news outlets worldwide including: Us Weekly (USA), People magazine (USA), E! News (USA) ABC News (USA), The New York Post (USA), The Sun (UK), The Mirror (UK), The Daily Mail, (UK), The Mail on Sunday (UK) and many others too numerous to mention. She firmly believes that love, truth, hugs, dogs and the power of laughter make the world a better place.
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8 Responses to Madonna and Pussy Riot Join Forces in New York

  1. I LOVED the Faraway Tree, Jen. We totally have to bring a copy to the next Bohomoth Summit for adult reinterpretation.

    • Jen Paul says:

      Yes let’s do that. The Magic Faraway is such a classic that was tempted to reorder it in amazon yesterday.

      • Jodie says:

        I loved them so much. I had to be weaned off them. Mallory towers, famous five. Love. I wanted to eat kippers and treacle and go to topsy-turvy land. Enid was the best.

  2. Ant0scar says:

    I was thinking Lily Cole, but I think Moonface is much more accurate. I’ll bring my entire collection of The Famous Five to the upcoming G3 summit #lashingsofauntfannysgingerbread

  3. Jameson says:

    The women of Pussy Riot seem to be very smart, stand their ground and state it like it is, I love that.
    And yeah, Madonna needs to dial it down on the fillers…that blowfish look…she’s starting to take on the look of her doctor.

  4. Janelle says:

    It always feels awkward when a celebrity crosses over into politics.

  5. Allie says:

    Madonna’s face looks really puffy in that top image, no?

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