NFL Hits MIA for Additional Retribution

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It’s been months since we last heard anything about the lawsuit the National Football League has hit Sri-Lankan rapper M.I.A. with, but it looks like things are getting even more heated.

The rapper appeared during Madonna’s Super Bowl XLVI Half-Time Show back on Feb. 5, 2012 for the Material Girl’s song “Give Me All Your Luvin.'” During the song, M.I.A. flipped off the camera which sent the football association into a tailspin.

In the custom of Super Bowl half-time performers, she was not paid to perform the song at football’s biggest night, but that did not stop the NFL from demanding $1.5 million for allegedly breaching her performance contract and tarnishing its goodwill and reputation.

Now, the NFL is demanding that she pay back an additional $15.1 million more in “restitution” because that would be the alleged value of public exposure she received by appearing on the show for about two minutes. Reportedly, the NFL came up with that figure by basing it on what advertisers would have paid for an ad to run during that time slot.

“The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic,” M.I.A. said in papers she filed on Friday. She adds that the “continued pursuit of this proceeding is transparently an exercise by the NFL intended solely to bully and make an example of Respondents for daring to challenge NFL.”

Since the original lawsuit was filed, M.I.A.’s attorney, Howard King, has been on a witch hunt, trying to discredit as many people involved in the NFL by proving that not all of them adhere to the “wholesome” nature that they are trying to protect. King even launched an email for anyone to submit information about these people; he claims it’s to “balance the field.”

As for M.I.A., we see her dragging out this suit until the NFL let’s it go.

Forbes Reveals Highest Paid Musicians of 2013

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Every year Forbes publishes a list of the highest paid musicians which usually include some of the biggest names in music at the time and even some who haven’t released an album in several years.

Last week, the publication revealed the list for 2013 and we should probably not be surprise by those that made the list. Leading the pack with an estimated $125 million is the Material Girl herself, Madonna. Most of her earning could be attributed to her MDNA tour while come could be from her retail line at Macy’s Material Girl. Coming in at number two is Lady Gaga with an estimated $80 million which could be the beginning of another “feud” between the two artists.

Also making the list are Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Rihanna and a slew of other musicians. Check out the full list below

 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013:

01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58 million
07. Taylor Swift – $55 million
08. Elton John – $54 million
09. Beyonce – $53 million
09. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million
16. Rihanna – $43 million
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
25. Pink – $32 million
25. Tiësto – $32 million

Madonna to Present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD Award

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Madonna may have recently been in the news for her lack of listening to Instagram and posting rather “racy” pictures, but now the pop diva has been confirmed to be returning to the limelight, but not for a silly reason like pictures. The material girl will be presenting Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award, a GLAAD Award that recognizes openly gay media professionals.

If you have been snoozing, or just under a rock the last year, Anderson Cooper choose to decline any way of publicize his relationships until July of last year when he gave Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast the permission to publish an email where he admits that he is in fact gay (to the sadness of many women around the world).

Madonna, on the other hand, has been very vocal about her support of the LGBTQ causes from challenging an anti-gay ban in St. Petersburg in Russia to urging he African nation of Malawi to pardon a gay couple arrested in 2009 and convicted on indecency charges.

The GLAAD Awards will be held on March 16 in New York and tickets to the event are still on sale.

Madonna Slapped with an Intsagram Warning

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No shock here at all. After having her Instagram account for a short time, Madonna has already gotten a warning from Instagram about following their decency policy. The photo sharing site have threatened to shut down her page because of certain snap shoots that do not follow their policy.

This weekend, the material girl posted a snap shoot of the warning that the Instagram Team issued her about the risque pictures she had posted. It starts off with them telling her that these violations have been brought to their attention and proceed to give her a check list of things that are acceptable to post and then finish it off with asking her to take them down of they would take them down themselves.

But like Madonna does, she clearly ignored the warning because all of her pictures are still up on. Take that Instagram.