Talk:Madonna (entertainer)

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The Taraborrelli references[edit]

This article has much chunk of content derived from the book Madonna: An Intimate Biography by J. Randy Taraborrelli, whose 2002 US edition is listed here. I have noticed that Taraborrelli has released an updated version in July 2018, with Madonna's life uptill that point. In the 2018 edition preface, the author notes that there have been some minor corrections to the existing content, based on the author's change of mind, interpretation of Madonna's life and new research material. So I believe we should be using the 2018 edition and comb through the article and see if there is any change in the supporting content. I have myself removed some bits from whatever I can see from Google books. Anyone opposed to the idea? —IB [ Poke ] 09:19, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Fully support :) Bluesatellite (talk) 10:41, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
As do I; we should by all means strive to make this page as accurate as possible. Snuggums (talk / edits) 11:16, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I wish I had this book then could have combed through all the pages. However, its not listed in any library in UK :( —IB [ Poke ] 11:35, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Right so @Bluesatellite: and @SNUGGUMS: the book was released in UK and I got a copy from library. I will start working on the article. —IB [ Poke ] 12:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Go for it! SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 14:08, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Former featured article[edit]

The archive link is hard to find, you have to know something in the direction of…


…by heart. Any chance to get this class=B GA back to class=A for a fresh attempt with FA? Apparently there's only one major obstacle, all references have to be checked (and fixed if broken), bad references were the reason for the demotion to GA in 2012. Just in case, I'm not volunteering to check 390 references here before Emma Blackery (nominated) + Sasha Grey (WIP) are stamped as GA, but I use the Madonna page as example elsewhere.Face-smile.svg84.46.52.31 (talk) 21:35, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

I've tested the process on "Sasha Grey", checking and fixing 134 references took me more than 13 hours, the same procedure here for 390 references requires at least two contributors, e.g., one working top-down, the other bottom-up. Logged-in for the semi-protection, and IMNSHO this is not more state of the art, "required review" is good enough against random IP vandalism. Intentional vandalism is another story. – (talk) 10:53, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Madonna at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel-Aviv, Israel[edit]

Please add information on this event: — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:445:500:A2E:65F2:C572:399E:C3DA (talk) 00:54, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

She's really far beyond the point in her career where announced appearances have to be noted before the fact, cf. WP:CRYSTAL and WP:NORUSH. If you insist on it please present it in a form ready for copy and paste, complete with an indication of the place where you want the info, a {{semi-protected edit request}} for the request, and a ~~~~ signature. – (talk) 13:06, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Verb error[edit]

In the phrase, "Madonna has recorded songs which has reached the top of record charts" the word has should be changed to "have". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:240:8400:1EE1:D106:21CE:297:DFFB (talk) 22:41, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done now reads "have reached the top". SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 02:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

15 Films About Madonna listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect 15 Films About Madonna. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Goveganfortheanimals (talk) 15:10, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Resolved: by Amory e.a., thanks. (talk) 12:54, 20 April 2019 (UTC)


Please use an [[internal link]] for the term née. Or use a word that does not require C2 proficiency. (talk) 06:44, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Is it even English?