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Patti LuPone Puts Anti-Masker Karen Audience Member In Her Place "Get the fuck out!"

BRAVA DIVA! – Patti LuPone Brings Down The House at the Grammy Awards [VIDEO]

Patti LuPone brought the house down Sunday night at the Grammys with her performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita.”

The diva originated the namesake role when Lloyd Webber’s musical debuted on Broadway in 1979.

It’s no small achievement that the Grammys scored LuPone for its Lloyd Webber tribute. Earlier this week the actress and composer ended a feud that spanned more than two decades.

24 years ago Lloyd Webber fired LuPone from the lead role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, which she had originated in London, and replaced her with Glenn Close, who won a Tony for that Broadway performance in 1995. Thus began a two-decade-plus feud between LuPone and Webber,

But when LuPone agreed to perform at the Grammys, as part of a tribute to both Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein, it indicated a possible end to the cold war. Thursday, LuPone, according to the New York Post,reportedly picked up the microphone and announced the détente, which resulted in a whole room of witnesses (who had been waiting anxiously to see what would happen) bursting into laughter. Lloyd Webber and LuPone embraced, and the rehearsal kicked off.

Watch Patty’s electrifying performance at the 60th. Grammy Awards below:

 

 

Source: The Los Angeles Times:

21 Years Later Patti Lupone Finally Says What She Thought Of Madonna’s EVITA: “It was a piece of shit.”

Now 21 years after the movie was version of EVITA was released Patti LuPone, who played Evita in the original Broadway production in 1979 and won a Tony for it, sat down with Andy “Can you believe he’s a top?” Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! on Tuesday night the grand diva let loose on Madonna’s Evita and her acting skills in general.

Said LuPone: “I was on the treadmill when MTV used to have videos, and I saw, I believe it was  “Buenos Aires”, and I thought it was a piece of sh-t.”

She went on: “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes. She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be on film or on stage. She is a wonderful performer for what she does but she is not an actress. Bang.”

Waiter!  Scratching post for one!

 

 

Madonna Speaks Out For Gay Rights In St. Petersburg Russia, Prime Minister Calls Her A “Whore”

Madonna during her recent concert’s in St. Petersburg, Russia has spoken out for LGBT rights and attacking the recently passed a law banning so-called “gay propaganda”.

Reuters offers more details about the demonstration.

Performing in black lingerie with the words “No Fear” scrawled on her bare  back, Madonna urged the audience – most wearing pink wrist bands distributed at  the door – to “show your love and appreciation to the gay community”.

“Do we live in fear?” Madonna reportedly asked the audience

“We want to fight for the right to be free,” she said.

The American singer has turned a two-concert tour into a platform for comment  on Putin’s Russia.

There’s no word on whether officials will try to fine the Madonna for her statements which are against the law in Russia because of the draconian law, Deputy Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin had some harsh words for pro-equality Madonna.  “Every former whore seeks to lecture everyone on morality as she gets older.

Sounds to me like Prime Minister Rogozin might be a closeted musical theatre queen.

A “whore”? Really?

Shades of Rainbow Tour from Evita anyone?