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Terrorist Threat

Targets Madonna Concert

8/8/2012 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone has made a serious threat to harm spectators and performers at an upcoming Madonna concert in Russia, and the U.S. Embassy is warning Americans who might attend.

The Embassy issued an alert that the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg received info regarding a threat of physical violence against the audience and people on stage at the St. Petersburg concert scheduled for tomorrow.

The Embassy is specifically warning American citizens planning to attend the concert "to remain vigilant regarding their personal security." 

A source directly connected with Madonna tells TMZ they will not be deterred by the threat and the show will go on.

Officials are not giving details on the nature of the threat, but the threats were revealed days after Madonna spoke out in support of a jailed Russian punk band called Pussy Riot.  Madonna believes the group has been unfairly censored.

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Meanie    

See... even terrorists want her to keep her effin clothes on. Somewhere, Elton is giggling.

809 days ago
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jen    

elton is right an all accounts...she's over, she's disgusting, she's a very old pig.....go away and talk to your kids with your english accent...hahah...she's a joke...your ruining what ever good memories people had of your songs......

809 days ago
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jimi    

promises , promises

809 days ago
4.

JDUB    

Seeing someone who could be a grandmother in a cheerleader outfit is kind of freaky. Hope she doesn't break a hip.

809 days ago
5.

Muzzy    

She looks like Bette Davis from Whatever happened to baby jane

809 days ago
6.

LiLo's boy toy    

She just keeps greeting uglier and uglier.

809 days ago
7.

stu    

Boston don't have nut jobs. Madonna 9/6!!!!!

809 days ago
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taz    

I stopped liking Madonna once she started talking all britishy, but now this picture takes it to another level. She looks pathetic in that costume. Enough already, we know you will work out till your last breath and get every facial filler known to man, and continue to deny that you are from Detroit, but please stop with this foolery.

809 days ago
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eicarr     

Best photo ever!

809 days ago
10.

alex    

she needs to quit raiding lourdes' closet

809 days ago
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Victoria    

I don't think that the terrorist want to quiet her...I think they want to stop a 60 year old looking women from dressing like 17 year old girl. Her "Material GIRL" days are WAY past her!

809 days ago
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brad    

I just saw a report about this Madonna concert in Russia. Madonna is HARDLY the only successful musician who has been outspoken in their support of this Russian punk band. When the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" played in Russia, the singer Anthony Kiedis wore a "***** Riot" T-shirt and probably talked about them in between songs. Other musicians like Sting (from "The Police"), The Who, the Pet Shop Boys, and several others are standing up for them too. I think Madonna should be applauded for this. She's standing up for artistic freedom of expression and free speech. That's what America and the civilized Western world is all about.

"***** Riot" is a PUNK BAND. This is simply what punk bands do. That's why they call themselves PUNK bands ... they enjoy acting like drunken hooligans on stage and after the shows. They love to protest against "the man" .... the authorities ... the government ... large rapacious corporations, etc.

One classic punk band called "The Sex Pistols" used to rage about the government and the Queen of England all the time way back in the 70s. Jeez, we're in 2012. What's the big deal about this punk band? I'm sure if Kurt Cobain from "Nirvana" was still alive he'd be cheering them on. Billie Joe Armstrong from "Green Day" would probably be pretty outspoken too if they were on tour now.

809 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

lmao madge the hag wearing a cheerleaders outfit at age 53 oboy. It's like seeing my grandmother wearing a tutu.

809 days ago
14.

Selebraties Suck    

I think we've got the answer to "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane".

809 days ago
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jerey    

Madonna looks Fabulous and enough about et fkg john.. no one is talking about that bitter old drag queen. RUSSIA LOVES MADONNA! And all you tmz haters, stay right here on a blog about Madonna and spew your hate because here is where you all belong. meanwhile, Madonna is making millions and millions performing for hundreds of thousands of people who cheer and love her... suck on that HATERS!

809 days ago
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