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Cyndi Lauper to Madonna: Go on with your Cougar Self


Cyndi Lauper set a New York magazine intern straight at the recent Defying Inequality: the Broadway Concert for Equal Rights when he questioned Lauper about Madonna's alleged fling with much younger Brazilian model Jesus Luz:

"What's your issue? You know how many old geezers do you see with young women. What's the double standard? Who cares? You know, they're both adults. Who cares? What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

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  1. Girls, even those who are not like a virgin and can no longer defy gravity, still wanna have fun.

    Posted by: dello | Feb 27, 2009 12:18:14 PM

  2. Right on, sister! It's nobodies damn business... a good for Madonna for scoring a hot dude - we should all be so lucky!!

    Posted by: David B. | Feb 27, 2009 12:40:11 PM

  3. Cyndi Lauper is freaking awesome! I good friend of our community and a super talented artist! Good for her!!!

    Posted by: Sean | Feb 27, 2009 1:05:14 PM

  4. jesus is as close to perfection as it gets. who am i to question madonna's taste? more power to her.

    Posted by: nic | Feb 27, 2009 1:11:52 PM

  5. Ah, the familiar clicking of dentures greets all who bother to read the above comments.

    I love the fact that Cyndi called an old geezer an old geezer. The old geezer stole cyndi's look for a good chunk of time, too. That geezer cougar is where she is today because of that brief rivalry in the eighties. lol! Barf.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 27, 2009 1:20:25 PM

  6. Don't mess with Cyndi!! Her new album is brilliant!

    Posted by: Eric | Feb 27, 2009 1:24:55 PM

  7. I love Cyndi too. Anyone else remember back in 1985, when people were speculating about which of the two would ultimately go further?

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Feb 27, 2009 1:36:57 PM

  8. Love Cyndi!
    Love Madge!


    Posted by: Marc | Feb 27, 2009 2:15:44 PM

  9. TANK > Cyndi Lauper look consisted of old prom gowns from screaming mimi's , MAdonna was more downtown punk...she stole nothing from Cyndi. Cyndi was very Disney at the time, she was appealing to kids while Madonna was very sexual. No girls or gays wanted to look like cyndi, no boys or lesbians wanted to fuck Cyndi but gays & girls wanted to look like MAdonna and Boys & lesbians wanted to fuck her. She had an edge that Cyndi did not have. Cyndi was doing Goonies while Madonna was on Playboy & Penthouse covers.
    Madonna is where she is because she's a better producer than Cyndi. CYndi made a terrible second album and even worst 3rd one.
    Fed up with all this Madonna stealing nonsense to explain other artists failure at success.

    Posted by: heelp | Feb 27, 2009 2:48:11 PM

  10. HEELP> I'm laughing at you saying Madonna isa producer. She isn't. She is good at finding good producers and bringing them into helpher make her records. Just like the peson she copies the most, David Bowie.

    Posted by: Dubwise | Feb 27, 2009 3:01:27 PM

  11. I could contradict all of that without even trying (which actual dated photos of Cyndi's pop punk look--which itself partly came from siouxsie sioux-- that madonna cannibalized), but I won't. And you know why? Because you're a grandmary, and I'm younger and don't want to be pulled into the vortex of old queen "diva" worship. It's ugly and makes you seem stupid and pointless; undeserving of rights and not worth taking seriously. SUPER SERIAL!

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 27, 2009 3:04:55 PM

  12. great point on the double standard in society

    BUT jesus should be warned that madge tends to suck something vital out of those younger than herself so that they go on to downward spiraling lives ever after

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 27, 2009 3:25:20 PM

  13. I'm a Cyndi's brazilian fan.
    She really knows everything !!!
    And girls just wanna have fun...
    Long life to her!!!

    Posted by: Emmanuela Vasconcelos | Feb 27, 2009 3:26:30 PM

  14. gian

    Yeah madge went farther but cyndi by far has more talent. Madge is brilliant in marketing herself but actual singing ability goes to cyndi

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Feb 27, 2009 3:27:32 PM

  15. Oh, Jesus,

    Who the fuck cares who had the crazy petticoats in the 80s first?

    While I prefer Madonna's overall musical output to Cyndi's, they've both had their share of great singles throughout the years. And Cyndi's a great songwriter with a killer voice and she's a straight shooter.

    And I still think Jesus is Steven Klein's boyfriend and Madonna is renting him as a post-divorce accessory . . . and I still think he's really not that hot. But Madonna looks amazing post divorce.

    Posted by: Alex | Feb 27, 2009 3:42:04 PM

  16. I just realized the irony of beginning my post woth Oh Jesus.


    Posted by: Alex | Feb 27, 2009 3:47:05 PM

  17. seriously, anybody who thinks Madonna is screwin' jesus..well, let's just say..I got some prime beach front property in florida with your name on it.

    The last time Jesus saw a vagina, he was coming out of it.

    Posted by: Stan | Feb 27, 2009 4:27:51 PM

  18. Cyndi can actually sing

    Madonna can't

    Ask Madonna to sing the National Anthem and you will laugh for days....

    Ask Cyndi to do the same and you will be amaze how talented she really is...

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 27, 2009 5:37:18 PM

  19. Cyndi is far more talented than Madonna PERIOD! and she's done wonderful things for our Community, she deserves much more success. Cyndi's record company refused to promote her latest album because she was doing the True Colors Tour to promote Gay Rights. I wish Madonna would do more for our Community....during Prop 8 in CA Madonna was silent and didn't say a word to support a community that have supported her for so many years!

    Posted by: Andy | Feb 27, 2009 5:42:00 PM

  20. HEELP is actually technically right. Madonna is a much better producer of actual commercial work. Name any other female artist who has stayed on top as long as her (I don't mean "comebacks")? Face it, Madonna has never been out of the publics eye in over 20 years. In addition, she has never had a dry period. Ever. That is an amazing thing in todays pop world. AND Madonna on many occasions pushed the public forward on issues of sexuality.

    Maybe if you are under 30 you don't remember the the world when Madonna came out but if you're over 30 you better admit that she changed the media world. I am no fanatic and I readily admit Lauper is far and away the better singer. However, she has never had a truly good album after her 1st (which I played relentlessy).

    Sorry, but, I truly doubt anyone can argue with these points.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Feb 27, 2009 7:33:43 PM

  21. Bring Ya To The Brink is brilliant. Too bad her record company didn't want to spend money to actually promote her new music. If you listen to Hard Candy by Madonna and Bring Ya To The Brink by Cyndi would without a doubt see and hear who's talented and who isn't. She is so Unusual was brilliant...and so was Hat Full of Stars and Bring Ya to the Brink...Sony Music didn't want to promote Cyndi's music for some stupid reason but in the end ...her music speaks for itself and proves everyone out there that Cyndi Lauper is indeed one of the most underrated singer/songwriters of this generation. I admire her devotion for Human Rights, particularly Gay Rights...few artist out there are as supportive to Gay Rights as Cyndi is..she doesn't care about the media ...she is always there doing what she can to promote Equal Righst...I remember seeing her in Oklahoma ..a very closed minded state...Her little son came out with a Gay Flag wrapped around his neck to present his Mother ....she then sand...True Colors...the whole place went crazy...

    Posted by: Steven | Feb 27, 2009 10:48:23 PM

  22. More power to you Madonna! If man can do it, who else but you can do it!

    Posted by: Jesse | Feb 27, 2009 11:00:37 PM

  23. Gotta disagree with you on Cyndi's output, Derek. Sisters of Avalon and Bring Ya To The Brink both qualify as great albums. As does her "lost" album Shine.

    No disagreeing that obviously Madonna has had keener commercial instincts. But then Cyndi was always left of center. It just happened that the center bent a little towards her for that debut.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 28, 2009 2:21:10 AM

  24. She MUST do a guest spot on SNL just for the Cougar sketch.


    Poor thing. She needs that wig and sunglasses otherwise he wouldn't kiss her.

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 28, 2009 10:26:07 AM

  25. I wasn't planning on commenting on this story. And I'm really not; I'm commenting on the comments.

    It amazes me how, in response to one celebrity sticking up for another, this comment thread so quickly devolves into which "celebrity" is "better" (more talented, more stylish, more savvy, more desirable, blah blah f**kin' blah).

    They're both incredible. Period. Why be a hater?

    Posted by: Red Seven | Feb 28, 2009 10:28:50 AM

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