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Madonna Captures Instagram's Attention With Arab-Israeli Kiss: PHOTO

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No stranger to controversy, Madonna has once again found herself embroiled in a fevered internet debate, this time over one of her recent Instagram posts that appeared to depict a young Orthodox Jewish man and Palestinian man about to kiss. She captioned the photo, "This image is 💯. ❤️#rebelhearts". However, though the intent of Madonna's posting may be unchanged, the reality behind the photo is that it was first created to promote a gay party, as Forward.com reports:

The photo is actually of two Israeli Jews: Imri Kalmann, 28, and Dekel Aiden, 24, two Tel Aviv party promoters who host a periodic gay club party called Dreck.

“I am not really Orthodox and he is not really Palestinian,” said Kalmann.

The picture first appeared last summer on a poster promoting a Dreck party in Tel Aviv. Kalmann said his team planned on something racier, but changed its concept after the start of Israel’s war with Gaza.

“We decided to do a photo shoot to say something that we feel regarding the war.”

Some commenters on Instagram were not pleased with the lack of authenticity behind the photo:

“You do not know at all what is happening here in Israel. Do not post such a picture here again,” one wrote.

Others were supportive: “Love is love my friends — doesn’t matter if you are Jewish or Muslim or whatever.”

The gay party that the photo was originally intended to support, Dreck, has also come under fire for using imagery familiar in ISIS' beheadings to promote its parties. 


This Documentary Film Chronicling the Surreal Life of Celebrity Impersonators Will Have You Seeing Stars: VIDEO

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With every celebrity comes hundreds of impersonators and look-a-likes. 

"There's a statistic somewhere in the world that says you have approximately two dozen to thirty-six doppelgangers in the world," states Bill Clinton impersonator Dale Leigh in the new film Just About Famous. The documentary, which recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and is currently making its way through the film festival circuit, chronicles the surreal life of Leigh and other celebrity impersonators as they converge at the annual Sunburst Convention for Celebrity Tribute Artists in Orlando, Florida.  

The film features some spot on impersonations of Elvis, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, KISS, Madonna, Hugh Hefner, Barack Obama, Whoopi Goldberg, Dame Enda Everage, Britney Spears, and other A-listers. 

Check out the trailer and a Towleroad exclusive clip featuring Lady Gaga impersonator Betty Atchison, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Madonna Sucks Face with Drake at Coachella: VIDEO

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Madonna has been known to punctuate her performances with a news-making kiss.

And the one she hoovered on Drake at Coachella is making news for its length, its intensity, and Drake's rather negative reaction.

Seems as though this has been in the wings for a while, though, given that he named a song for her and she has said that "the lifelong ambition I still want to fulfill is to go on a dream date with Drake — and only kiss him."

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Madonna responded to the commotion over the kiss on Instagram:

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Andy Cohen and Sandra Bernhard React to Madonna's 'Ghosttown' Video: WATCH

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Former Madonna gal-pal Sandra Bernhard dropped by the Bravo clubhouse this week, so it was the perfect opportunity to react for the first time to Madonna's new video "Ghosttown". It doesn't appear that Bernhard has any hard feelings for Madonna at all.

Watch Cohen and Bernhard play their own version of The People's Couch and watch along with the original, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Madonna Slays 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon': VIDEO

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Madonna brought her rebel heart to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she sat down to play "Holiday" with Jimmy and The Roots, but it was her entrance to "Bitch, I'm Madonna" that set the mood (and also featured a cameo by her son Rocco), and it was a celebration.

She then performed some stand-up comedy about dating younger men.

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Madonna and Terrence Howard Survive Apocalypse in 'Ghosttown' Video: WATCH

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One day after a premiere bombed on Meerkat, Madonna's "Ghosttown" video, directed by Jonas Akerlund, is out, and it looks like Madge, Terrence Howard, a beautiful kid, and a dog made it out alive.

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