I keep wandering around New York City listening to “Papa Don’t Preach” to take my mind off my all-encompassing hunger and it strikes me how revolutionary Madonna was. Did you know that Madonna dedicated that song to the pope because she hated “male authorities”? And the pope is called “Il Papa” in Italian! (Clever!) I mean what pop star even cares about standing up to the Pope now? Or male authorities? Pop stars today are just like, “Male authorities, how am I doing? Am I the prettiest? You tell me!” or “Where is the pope? Is he on a bus? I am going to visit him!” Madonna got it.
I have really been enjoying Rebecca Harrington’s celebrity diet columns for The Cut—mainly because god knows I could not survive on what these people eat (or, rather, don’t eat). Madonna’s “sea vegetable” diet sounds particularly horrible (via NY Mag)
Politics aside, any reporter who tells you Mike Huckabee wasn’t a fun candidate to cover in 2008 is lying. Case in point: His quote to ABC News this weekend about whether Mitt Romney might pick him to be his vice presidential running mate.
"I think there’s a greater likelihood that I’ll be asked by Madonna to go on tour as her bass player than I’ll be picked to be on the ticket," the former Arkansas governor said.
Now that’s an image. (Photo of Huckabee in 2009 by Charlie Neibergall/AP)