Madonna dressed up like a four-star pantsless general for her 61st birthday party

Madonna is very rich and she DGAF. She’s not waiting around for “friends” to throw her a birthday party. She’s going to throw HERSELF a birthday party for her 61st year on this earth. And not only will she throw herself a party, she’ll dress up like a four-star general of a one-woman military junta. As one does for their b-day, I mean, come on. Why wouldn’t you dress up in pantsless military regalia for your 61st?? Here’s more from Madge’s birthday celebrations:

Madonna celebrated her 61st birthday the only way a Material Girl could. Madge hosted a lavish birthday party with friends and family at Madame X in New York on Friday evening, when she partied all night long with 150 guests, the majority of which were performers from her forthcoming eponymous “Madame X” tour, an insider told Page Six. Her latest tour kicks off in September at the BAM opera house in Brooklyn.

Madame X herself dressed in a four-star army general’s uniform and kicked off the party at 10 p.m. and “went late,” an insider shared. Our source also said Madonna’s friend Francesco Panella catered the soiree. The “Vogue” singer’s group enjoyed an extensive menu that included platters of cacio e pepe, tuna tartare, pizza and more from Panella’s Antica Pesa and Feroce restaurants.

At one point, Madonna’s kids Stella, David, Estere, and Mercy took the mic and belted out Elton John’s “Your Song” in honor of their mom. Daughter Lourdes Leon also attended the event but appeared to skip the karaoke section of the party.

[From Page Six]

Cacio e pepe? Why is that everywhere these days?? I keep reading about people making or stanning cacio e pepe. Cheese-and-pepper was not a thing just two years ago, I swear. I’m also shocked that she had PIZZA there. Pasta and pizza… la Generalissima is back on carbs, people! Take note. Or maybe it was just a very special birthday present to herself – one slice of pizza for her 61st. Then she’ll spend the next year dieting it away. Also: I love that Lola came out for her mom’s birthday but refused to karaoke. Please. Lola is TOO COOL for any of that.

Photos courtesy of Madonna’s Instagram.

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  1. Rosewater says:

    She’s aging disgracefully.

    • Bettyrose says:

      How does one age disgracefully? Isn’t every year we’re healthy and strong enough to live our best lives a gift?

    • Laura says:

      She is Madonna. She’ll age however the hell she wants to; as stated she does not GAF.

      • Adrianna says:

        I love that she doesn’t GAF. Few of us have her guts, courage, talent and motivation. All of this has made her a world famous and wealthy superstar. The fact that she’s still as original as ever in her 60’s is even more awesome. We don’t have to be act a certain way just because we’re older.

      • pupax says:

        Oh, I agree that she can do whatever the hell she wants, but I disagree that she don’t GAF. Madonna is thiiiiiirsty.

    • Seraphina says:

      I understand what you are saying. I posted below, I guess when you are Madonna you can do what you want.

      On a whole different topic, I really wish we could find positive ways to rebut people’s comments. I’ve seen such a rise commenters cursing at one another when not in agreement. I get we all don’t agree with one another but to be crass and rude is really in poor taste.

      • bettyrose says:

        Seraphina I agree with your desire for us to maintain civility here. I don’t think my stated disagreement above was disrespectful.

        Having said that, I do get where the original comment comes from, and in my 20s/30s tended to be critical of those who didn’t “act their age,” but in my 40s (and onward), I’m a big fan of people like Madonna lifting all taboos on keeping it rockin’ for as long as we want. I mean, I wasn’t a teen sexpot like Madonna, so I probably won’t be a 61 year old sexpot, but I do hope to be in great shape and still dressing to show off my personality.

      • Raina says:

        Do what you want whether you’re Madonna or not. I never understood people thinking a certain career makes someone immune. I always do what I want

    • B n A fn says:

      She looks like Faye Dunaway in this picture. I get the impression she loves her children and they love her, that’s the most important thing. I cannot believe her son David how tall he is and the love ❤️ he always show for her. She has a good heart for adopting all those children, Wishing her all the best.

    • Adrien says:

      If she was someone less controversial like Grace Jones or Tilda Swinton, we’ll be saying “hell, yeah!” “aging goals!”. But alas, it’s Madge and we are contractually obliged to criticize everything she does even having harmless fun on her birthday.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I *think* the comment is more in line with the plastic surgery overload. Madonna is WELL into Jocelyn Wildenstein territory. Personally, I looked at the photo and did more than a double take at what she’s done to her face. She’s almost unrecognizable. Of course, her face, her decision. But man, it’s getting scary.

        To me, it’s just so sad that someone is so afraid of aging that they do this to themselves (men OR women). A few wrinkles show a life well lived, IMO… but again: her face, her choice, of course.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Grace Jones isn’t controversial? ok, then.

        but yeah, as the OG Jan said, this isn’t about her throwing herself a b-day party (that part I like!) or even the pants-less thing, but about her over the top surgery on her face.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Whatwhat – there was controversy about a Jamaican born American singer/actress/model who stormed the scene only a decade after the civil rights movement in a still deeply racist nation, dated stunning men of all persuasions, and was a gay icon? Are you sure?

      • Trashaddict says:

        TheOG called. it. Jocelyn Wildenstein territory, totally.

  2. Bettyrose says:

    Flashback to 11 year old me with bangle bracelets and a big purple bow in my hair…like Madonna

    • Megan says:

      We saw Blinded by the Light this weekend. Fashion in the 80’s was so fun, but let’s hope it never comes back!

      • Becks1 says:

        @Megan – did you love it? My husband saw it and said he cried, LOL.

      • Megan says:

        We did love it. It’s full of nods to 80’s music videos and movies.

      • bettyrose says:

        As an adult, I totally agree with a ban on 80s fashions, but I still get a kick out of my childhood pictures. Is that plaid with stripes I’m wearing? Yes it is!

  3. Snazzy says:

    Hey, I don’t have anywhere near that kind of money but I always plan my birthday party too. I just love birthday parties! You do you Madge!

  4. Eliza says:

    At least she’s not wearing an eye patch?

    Her chin looks so weird in these pictures.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      between her chin implant and the cheek implants, she’s starting to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein. and the shape of those shades only accentuates the cat-like look.

      she is clearly a strong woman who has done VERY well, and always comes off as so tough, so it makes me wonder why she is SO desperate to make herself look younger than she is. you’d think a woman like that would own her age.

      • SamC says:

        I agree; especially as she was never one to really be out tanning, not a smoker or big drinker, etc. so if she aged naturally she would have probably looked great/younger anyway.

      • Adrianna says:

        Why do we have to own anything? She’s a strong, independent, and very successful woman. She does own her age but isn’t ready to hit the recliner just because society says she should. She looks nothing like Jocelyn Wildenstein.

  5. Nicegirl says:

    Wow. She’s still at it. Good for her. Happy Birthday Material Girl

  6. Becks1 says:

    I love cacio e pepe but I’m with you – it feels like now its everywhere!!! did people just realize how good it is??

    • Mab's A'Mabbin says:

      I’ve been eating this my entire life, but I had no idea it was a ‘thing’ or had a name. Sometimes, in my case, it’s all I want lol. I love pepper.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I only realized how good it was within the last few years. Yum!

      I was also late to realizing how awesome pesto sauce is too, though, so this is par for the course for me.

  7. EK says:

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. This is a crystal ball glimpse into Miley’s future

    • jenny says:

      yup. they’re predictable in their “makeovers”. they both pretend to be so free and liberated, yet both are really highly controlled by the machine.

    • Birdix says:

      If she’s lucky. Madonna may not be deeper than a puddle, but Miley Cyrus doesn’t have the cultural relevance of Madonna.

    • Jules says:

      Lol. Miley will try to one- up her by coming out as part-AI, part- hermaphrodite. It is a game they are victims to.

    • Eleonor says:

      AH. She wish.
      Madonna and Miley are not even in the same league sorry.

  8. ariel says:

    Perhaps I am ageist.
    But for the last 10 years, every time I look at Madonna I just think- will someone please make grandma put on some pants. (or a skirt, i’m not picky).

  9. Chaine says:

    Pantsless four star general… don’t let the president hear of this or he will have her nominated next secretary of the army immediately.

  10. Deb says:

    I thought that was Faye Dunaway

  11. TeddyPicker says:

    Amanda Lepore called and she wants her face back.

  12. Seraphina says:

    I guess when you’re Madonna you can dress do that.

  13. Monsy says:

    She threw herself a party 👏👏👏

  14. Jb says:

    She is an accomplished artist, fame & fortune and yet she still tries sooo hard to be “sexy”. Before anyone yells at me you can still be sexy at 61, I whole heartedly agree! However this ain’t it. THIS is sad.

  15. Jane says:

    For the love of God Madonna, give it up already. You are NOT a 20 year old.

  16. Bella Bella says:

    I’m sorry but she scares me.

  17. Naddie says:

    It’s not a party if there are no carbs.

  18. SpeakActBeKind says:

    Madonna need not listen to any of us re: how she dresses, accessorizes or tweaks her face.

    That said, she looks very hard, pulled, plumped and unnatural. I wish she’d rely a bit more on the natural beauty she was born with.

  19. 2lazy4username says:

    I am 51 and still shop at Forever 21 and wear short skirts. I know I’m not 20 and I’m not trying to be. I eat right, work out regularly, and try to stay healthy. To me, the secret of aging “gracefully” is doing whatever makes you feel good about yourself. That’s different for everybody.

    • Joanna says:

      I say go for it. I’m 43 and big breasted. I’ll still show off my puppies. Can I borrow your nice legs for a day? I wish I had the legs for a miniskirt. I’ll let you borrow my breasts…

  20. Tiffany :) says:

    This seems like the same visuals of American Life from 2003 (!!!) where she did a dictator-esque style.

    Not sure in these authoritarian times that I like the idea of glorifying military dictator styles.

  21. Yes Doubtful says:

    I have a lot of respect for her. She wasn’t the most talented or most the beautiful, but she managed to have an amazing and long career. I admire how tough she is and that she still loves making music even though she gets racked over the coals whenever she puts an album out. There are good reasons to dislike her, but I can’t lie and say I don’t have A LOT of her new and old songs on my playlist. We have lost so many icons from that era and that makes me appreciate her even more.