An observant friend of ours who happens to be obsessed with all things Madonna, was amused when Madonna famously said “It feels reductive” to describe the similarities between Madonna’s “Express Yourself“ song and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” She used this rather obscure word in an ABC interview with Cynthia McFadden last January. Cynthia responded “Is that good?” Madonna coyly told the journalist to “look it up.” Our Madonna fan was surprised to find that that same word had been used on an episode of “Gossip Girl“ that aired in October 17, 2011 – three months before Madonna’s interview aired. (We don’t know what date she taped the interview) Blake Lively’s character Serena used the word in a dismissive manner to a coworker. Our Madonna fan surmised that although she CLAIMS she never watches TV, Madonna was probably watching Gossip Girl withLourdes and liked the sound of that word…
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