GOSSIP & RUMORS: Kelly Ripa joins Madonna for risque ‘Vogue’ performance during ‘Celebration’ tour
She was asked to strike a pose.
Kelly Ripa became the latest celebrity to be called upon to help Madonna judge her backup dancer’s ability to vogue during a segment of her “Celebration” tour at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Ripa, 53, was seen rushing to join the Queen of Pop, 65, on stage during the raunchy interlude while holding up a No. 10 scorecard.
In a video uploaded to X (formerly Twitter), the daytime talk show host, who donned a black satin pantsuit and a furry purple belt, was spotted hugging Madonna, who complimented her surprise guest in a bedazzling silver and black corset and shimmering high heels.
The show, which was emceed by former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” champ Bob the Drag Queen, also featured Madonna’s daughter — Estere — who closed out the competition by showing off her own moves.
The “Like A Virgin” singer then hugged Ripa and snapped a quick photo before finishing her iconic tune.
This is not the first time Ripa and Madonna have met.
Michael Fellows of Brooklyn and Jonathan Hadden of The Bronx, the two men who filed the motion at the Brooklyn Federal court, argued that due to the delay, they didn’t get out of the event until after 1 a.m. This left them “confronted with limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and increased public and private transportation costs at that late hour.”
“In addition, many ticketholders who attended concerts on a weeknight had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day,” the complaint claims.
Since filing the motion, Madonna’s rep and Live Nation have clapped back, stating: “Madonna’s just completed, sold-out 2023 Celebration Tour in Europe received rave reviews.”
“The shows opened in North America at Barclays in Brooklyn as planned, with the exception of a technical issue Dec. 13 during soundcheck,” the statement reads. “This caused a delay that was well documented in press reports at the time. We intend to defend this case vigorously.”