Yesterday, Madonna, while making the rounds to promote her Rebel Heart album, stopped by Sirius XM's Stern Show and got to talking about moving to New York in the late '70s and rape she experienced during her first year there.
"First I was in shock, I didn't know a soul," she told Stern. "I was saying hi to people on the streets like a dork."
After mentioning the several times her apartment was robbed, Madonna detailed one particularly horrifying event:
"I was going to a dance class and the door was locked and I needed money for the payphone. [A man] gave it to me… he was a very friendly guy. I trusted everybody.
The man offered to let her make the call from his apartment and then, as Madonna has detailed in the past, sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.
"I was raped. The first year I lived in New York was crazy."
Asked by Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers if she ever attempted to press charges or contact the police about her rapist, Madonna replied no, summing up the realities of a lot of women:
"You've already been violated. It's just not worth it. It's too much humiliation."
Despite her suffering, she's has maintained a sense of humor. Asked if she ever considered going home to Michigan after everything that happened to her, Madge responded with an incredulous "Have you ever been to Rochester, Michigan?"
Red carpet presenters: Please get your mani cam the fuck out of Julianne Moore's face. "I'm 54 years old. I can't make my fingers walk; it's humiliating," she told Harper's Bazaar. "And a guy asked me to lift up my skirt to show them my shoes, and I said, 'I don't need to do that. Let's keep some dignity."
Personally, I think a red carpet where people don't talk about fashion sounds painfully boring. That said, these women aren't debutantes or, alternatively, thoroughbred horses so, yeah, let's all keep our cool and not make them do tricks. [Dlisted]
Continuing today's less-than uplifting Dirt Bag, Viola Davis spoke to Glamour about her childhood when she often went without food. "It was like, If you don't eat it now, it'll be gone, and you're going to be hungry for the next — Lord, who knows how long? I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn't tap into my potential. I couldn't get at the business of being me."
Davis now works for the Hunger Is campaign: "This is the richest country in the world. There's no reason kids should be going to school hungry. Food is something that everyone should have. It just is." [US Weekly]
- Elizabeth Hurley says ex Hugh Grant is "annoying" and "grumpy," but very good at sex stuff. [NYDN]
- Every now and then, Kate Middleton forgets that she's pregnant and it would be nice if the tabloids could do the same. [Hello!]
- Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell deny every getting into a fisticuffs. [VH1]
- No one night stands for Mindy Kaling, thanks. [E! Online]
- Bruce Jenner is holding off on his docu-series. [TMZ]
- The recording studio Drake donated to a Philly high school is up and running. [Billboard]
- Scott Eastwood says he turned down the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey because there wasn't a script and they wanted him to show full dong. [Lainey Gossip]
- Meanwhile, rumors that the actual stars of Fifty Shades of Grey are angling for $20 million for the sequels are not true. They're in it for the love of hang-gliding. [Gossip Cop]
- Hey, here's a photo of Charlie Hunnam. [E! Online]
- After scoring a $700,000 modeling contract, 50 Cent's 2-year-old son walked in LA Fashion Week. [Bossip]
- Shia LaBeouf might be engaged to girlfriend Mia Goth. Hope he proposed with a ring made from his own rat tail. [NYDN]
- Hahaha, ONTD calls Ansel Elgort "Potato Prince." [ONTD]
- Mick Thompson, the guitarist from your favorite band Slipknot, got stabbed in the head by his brother and is alive? [TMZ]
- This headline seems like an overstatement. [Just Jared]
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