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Madonna Talks MDNA, Gaga on The Graham Norton Show: VIDEO


UPDATED with full show.

Madonna announces the name of her album and is once again questioned about Lady Gaga on The Graham Norton Show. She also talks about W.E. and is joined by actors James Darcy and Andrea Riseborough, who do a dramatic reading of a translated Hungarian interview with Madonna from 1997.


UPDATED: Here's the FULL show.

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  1. Oh, go away Madge, with your fake gay advocacy and your propensity to seek publicity whenever you're trying to sell us something. In these stills, she looks tired and drawn.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 13, 2012 7:11:53 PM

  2. Can we have a Madonna-free zone on towleroad for just one day? Towleroad is becoming tiresome. Poor call, Andy.

    Posted by: brian | Jan 13, 2012 7:14:06 PM

  3. Thanks for posting this, Andy...

    More people need to resolve NOT to be such haters. Isn't there enough of that in the world already? If someone doesn't appreciate something, I do not understand why they feel it necessary to make negative comments.

    I especially like the re-do of the Hungarian interview. Funny stuff.

    Posted by: Wayne | Jan 13, 2012 7:37:57 PM

  4. It's never a poor call to put Madonna on a gay-themed site. Sure, not every gay person is enamored of her, but plenty are.

    Anyone who is bitching about "fake gay advocacy" is just "real shortsighted." In Madonna's case, gay men have always been a part of Madonna's life, she's put gay issues into the mainstream for over 20 years, she was an advocate for people with AIDS very early on—the woman has earned the title of gay advocate. But even if for some reason you're cynical enough or just uninformed enough to think Madonna (or Gaga) is doing it only for attention, SO WHAT? The effect has been extraordinarily positive for gay visibility.

    As for her appearance, let's see what you look like or will look like at 53 and then we'll talk. I'm not a fan of injectibles but otherwise she looks pretty fantastic.

    All that said...the main thing that drives me crazy about the hilarious clip with the interview is it's NOT A REAL INTERVIEW. It's actually a satirical piece by Garry Trudeau from TIME. Graham Norton and others (French & Saunders) have been had. :) But it was pretty funny anyway.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Jan 13, 2012 7:40:25 PM

  5. I live in London, and I just watched this on TV. I was disgusted by her behaviour. Two of the audience members had made really detailed dolls of her in well-known dresses, and she was really dismissive. And at the end, another fan was telling a story about how he won a competition about her, and it was really touching. But she ejected him. She is an insecure, narcissistic, cynical and ruthless businesswoman who has made a little talent go a very long way.

    Posted by: jo | Jan 13, 2012 7:46:33 PM

  6. Thanks for posting this, it was fun to watch! I like Madonna.

    Posted by: Me | Jan 13, 2012 8:09:08 PM

  7. Oh my -- she looks more beautiful now than in the past decade or two. She's such a talent.

    Posted by: bravo | Jan 13, 2012 8:13:49 PM

  8. I agree with you Brian - Towleroad is really getting ridiculous having a Madonna story every single day (sometimes two a day).

    BTW, Graham Norton looks so pathetic kissing her a** and acting like she's God. I used to like him back in the late 90's and early 2000's, but now he's just irritating.

    Posted by: Vince | Jan 13, 2012 8:46:41 PM

  9. Thank you for posting Andy, i wouldn't be the person i am today if it were not for this lady, the original lady. ;-)

    Posted by: Kyle | Jan 13, 2012 8:57:48 PM

  10. What is the deal with the way she sits knock-kneed in both this interview and the one with Cynthia McFadden on ABC? I can look up her skirt. Oh. Maybe that's what she wanted all along.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 13, 2012 9:15:45 PM

  11. Of course gay men have been a part of Madonna's life. Gay men have contributed to her bank balance and helped build her mansions. Otherwise, she would still be living in Brooklyn in a three-bedroom apartment.

    You can never go wrong if you're a female singer who claims to be for gay rights in a few token gestures. You can guarantee that gay men will look to you as a goddess regardless of whether you're a fake or not.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 13, 2012 9:53:16 PM

  12. I agree Jason. Sadly, a lot of gay men will support a straight female before they ever support one of their own.

    Posted by: Ralph | Jan 13, 2012 11:22:26 PM

  13. Where the hell did the Madonna hate come from? You morons need to pick up a paper or read a Fox News website to see who your real enemies are. Idiots.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 13, 2012 11:37:09 PM

  14. Thanks for the Madonna coverage. I'm always interested in seeing what she is up to and it's nice to see the content here on this site.

    Posted by: John T. Folden | Jan 14, 2012 12:28:10 AM

  15. I love Madonna... which is why I clicked through.

    So, all you d-bags w/ critical comments, what's your excuse?

    Does complaining on the internet make you feel relevant?


    Posted by: Pete n SFO | Jan 14, 2012 12:33:10 AM

  16. Please help us destroy Madonna's career.

    Posted by: Terry M | Jan 14, 2012 12:53:58 AM

  17. I've really been enjoying her latest round of interviews for the film and upcoming album. Keep them coming. (If you don't want to watch the videos, don't. Believe it or not, some people are actually old enough to appreciate an artist that's been on the scene for more than five years...and to recognize when she's being imitated.)

    And monsters, enough with the destroy Madonna bit. Why would you want to destroy someone who has CLEARLY been such a big influence on your mother monster/brainwasher? If you destroy her now where will gaga get her material in 20 years? Enough. Even if Madge was off the scene, gaga wouldn't be any more appealing. Try being like normal human beings and just listen to music you like and watch videos of artists you like. If you don't like it, move on. Bye.

    Posted by: Lance | Jan 14, 2012 1:50:57 AM

  18. That expression on her face suggests post-menstrual cramps. Her desire to flash her legs to the world is symptomatic of a female who's still in selling mode. Of course, she's got a new album to sell.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 14, 2012 2:39:37 AM

  19. Could we have a Jason-free day, perhaps? lol

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jan 14, 2012 2:51:28 AM

  20. Haha... Thanks for sharing these clips. Madonna seems like she is having fun. I wish her all the best...

    Posted by: Lance | Jan 14, 2012 3:14:02 AM

  21. Maybe this blog should be renamed madonnaroad

    If ur in ur thirties and still worshipping her (or any celeb....or anyone), u've missed transition into adulthood

    Create some real values, and self-worth

    Posted by: r | Jan 14, 2012 4:15:25 AM

  22. C'mon, none of that was even remotely related to gays.

    Seriously, her only legacy is inane pop star infatuation. This is sad.

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 14, 2012 4:38:24 AM

  23. This is the most charming that she's been in ages. Those Chanel gloves are hilarious.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 14, 2012 7:32:55 AM

  24. @R Well, I'm only twenty-three so I guess I don't have to make that transition for another seven years according to you.

    It's entertainment, people. Lighten up. Not everyone equates adulthood with being a bore.

    Also @chris, why do people feel the need to dictate what is posted on this site? It's not your blog. Start your own. Why is it when Andy posts something about astronomy no one complains about it not being gay? I guess we should all the same interests as you.

    Posted by: Lance | Jan 14, 2012 9:27:26 AM

  25. Dear monsters, Lady Gaga loves Tebow now. Go kill yourselves.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 14, 2012 10:00:43 AM

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