Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Monday, December 27, 2010
It was a very Madge Christmas for the 25,000 orphans in Malawi.Madonna shipped boxes and bales containing toys, chocolate and sweets to six orphanages in the birth country of her adopted daughter, Mercy. Along with the goodies, the 52-year-old star included a handwritten note that read "To my Malawi children on Christmas and Boxing Day.
I wish I was with you. See you soon, M."Officials at Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi, distributed the items and other miniature Christmas cards signed by Madonna and children Lourdes, 14, and Rocco, 10.
The notes read: "Mercy, David, Rocco, Lourdes and I send you a blessed Christmas to all of you!"Also in the bales were new clothing and items that Madonna, Lourdes, Rocco and Mercy have outgrown and can no longer use.Madonna also threw an open-air party at Consol Homes, an orphanage near Lilongwe, the town where she teaches a Kabbalah spirituality class to children.Over 1,000 people from the surrounding villages were invited to celebrate with the 2,500 orphans and underprivileged children.
"Madonna says she always enjoys the traditional dances the villagers perform for her when she visits," Yacinta Chapomba, director of Consol Homes, tells Us. "She asked us to invite as many villagers as possible for the Christmas party."
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
by Krissy Storrar,
Daily Mirror 23/12/2010 Madonna has been crowned the most talked-about celebrity of the noughties.The 52-year-old has had her name mentioned in UK print media more than any other star since 2000.Brian Merron, of researcher Kantar Media, said: “This shows why she’s hailed as a legend.” X Factor judge Simon Cowell was the most talked about in 2010.Decade’s top 10: 1 Madonna, 46,017. 2 Simon Cowell, 29,888. 3 Robbie Williams, 28,563. 4 Kate Moss, 28,056. 5 Britney Spears, 27,588. 6 Victoria Beckham, 25,833. 7 David Beckham, 24,953. 8 Michael Jackson, 24,688. 9 Paul McCartney, 21,556. 10. Kylie Minogue, 19,694.
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.../#ixzz18tGUq1M8
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
“There can be only one Number 1… Madonna! She is the queen of transformation and is always reinventing herself, both musically and visually. She is the greatest cameleon of pop. A fact no one can dispute. Most succesful female musician ever.”
Madonna, Queen of Re-Invention on MTV
I love Madonna. She is the trend and the trend is not her. She can change the trend whenever she wishes. She constantly pushes the envelope. She’s always ahead of her time.Every pop girl that you see that is doing something different… you like “hmm, that’s kinda different… hmm, they remind me of Madonna.”She’s the top of the line queen when it comes to the reinvention, big time.
She does it the best really…The one look that stands out most in my mind is the cones. That’s probably the one that I remember Madonna for.With her music, she changes her look, her style and everthing kind of works, kind of together.I just think that Madonna is so innovative, very creative and always looking to the next thing. That’s probably why I admire her so much.I think she’s very inspirational.
(R&B artist – worked with Kanye West and Ne-Yo)The “Like a Virgin” look; it was like a wedding barbie punk thing going on. I loved that Madonna, that’s the eighties Madonna that I remember.She’s pushing her fifties and looks great, sounds great. I think that she’s still pushing the boundaries. I respect that, that she’s still able to be herself.
(Hair & Make-up Stylist)I think Madonna’s image is always iconic. She always goes towards that real statement look. She doesn’t really do things by half. It’s always the full 100%. This is what I’m doing, this is how I’m looking. I love what she’s doing now. She’s fifty, rocking this beautiful look, still looks amazing.
(Katy Perry’s Stylist)Madonna definitely made “pop icon legend” status. She’s been through so many looks and phases.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
It was a moment that stands out in Michael Parkinson’s 37 years of interviewing the rich, the famous, the powerful, the talented and the bizarre. After years of pursuing her, in 2005 Madonna finally agreed to appear on Parkinson. She appeared at the top of the stairs in skin-tight jeans, boots and with her muscular arms on display in a sleeveless red top. Her blonde hair was blow-dried to perfection and as the Parkinson theme tune played she confidently took her seat opposite her host.Here’s what the host had to say about the Queen of Pop…
“We were in talks with her people for about 20 years but it always came back that she’d only talk about this and she’d only talk about that and she won’t talk about that.And we said, ‘well, it’s our show and we are never told what to say by any of our guests. And when Madonna is ready to talk to us on those terms it will be wonderful to interview her’. In 2005 we finally had a call, saying, ‘Yes, she’ll do it’. And we did a one-woman show and she was absolutely brilliant.
And there was a marvellous moment for me which defined the entire business of interviewing stars. We had a technical breakdown and these girls appeared, all her minders, with these little miners’ lights clipped to their foreheads. They had various jobs, such as looking after her hair, her make-up, her clothes, etc.But, as I stood back, I watched one of these girls with real fascination because I couldn’t make out what she was doing. She had a long, thin stick in her hand and at the end was a cotton bud. And she was following Madonna around. And then, at one point, Madonna turned towards her, stood still and the girl put the cotton bud up Madonna’s nose to look for bogeys.And I thought that’s the job I want when I retire to be Madonna’s bogey finder!”
Source : The Herald SunRead
Friday, December 17, 2010
1) Give It To Me (DJ Enferno Cream Edit)
2) Vogue (DJ Enferno G6 Edit)
3) Into The Groove (Sidechains Remix)
4) Ray Of Light (DJ Enferno Depeche Edit)
5) Hung Up (DJ Enferno Blue Monday Edit)
6) Like a Prayer (DJ Enferno ONE Edit)
7) Revolver (DJ Enferno & KToonz Remix)
8) 4 Minutes (Junkie XL Remix)
9) Dance 2Night (Peter Rauhofer Remix)
10) Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)
11) Miles Away (Morgan Page Remix)
12) It's So Cool (DJ Lobinha Basic Up Mix)
13) Music Shake İt (Ramus Mash Up ft Thomas Gold)
14) Jump (Axwell Remix)
15) Holiday (The HitMen Remix
I’ve actually got four movies coming out this year. Crazy! One, called The Convincer, is going to Sundance, Isolation is touring festivals in Europe, and then I have this Madonna movie.
Pardon? Madonna?Yep, I did a movie called "W.E.", the story of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward, written and directed by Madonna. It’s a great script and story, but to be honest I mostly wanted to hang out with Madonna for a couple of months. She made me a man when I was 12 years old.
I remember the exact video, “Open Your Heart.” The best part is I got to dance with Madonna to Madonna music, which was the most surreal thing ever. It’s like watching "Dog Day Afternoon" with Al Pacino. That’s next on my list.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We must also ensure the subject of presentation; Madonna is constant because she comes here every three years, and her albums are hot."
Jacques Aubé ( Vice-President and General Manager at "evenko" (formerly "Gillett Entertainment Group" ) on the fact that there are nine times more events at the "Centre Bell" in Montreal, Canada than 10 years back.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Jacobs arrived with an entourage of young men toting Marc Jacobs shopping bags, which included Barbies, a Radio Flyer wagon, a globe and a Nintendo DS....Earlier in the day, Madonna dropped off toys in support of the initiative. source: popeater
Saturday, December 11, 2010
She's a total geek about it, just like me. We bonded over geekiness."
Friday, December 10, 2010
TV Guide Magazine sat down with Andy Cohen to find out what makes him tick.TV Guide Magazine:
Who would be your dream guest?
Andy Cohen: Madonna. Look, I’m a big gay guy.
TV Guide Magazine: Wait…what?
Andy Cohen: I know, isn’t that a shock? I love divas. Madonna, Mariah, Beyoncé, Britney.
TV Guide Magazine: You were Madonna’s date to the premiere of A Single Man. How was that?
Andy Cohen: Definitely a bucket list moment. I don’t want to say too much about it because then I’ll never get asked again.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Telegraph: Did you realise how important the corsets you designed for Madonna’s 1990 world tour would be at the time?
Jean-Paul Gaultier: No. I was a fan of Madonna’s so I was pleased to collaborate with her for that reason – not because it would be good for my career.
Telegraph: What do you think about Lady Gaga?
Jean-Paul Gaultier: I think she’s talented and very inpolitically incorrect, which I love. But I also think that she read up on Madonna’s life and learnt it like the Bible.Read more:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It seems that Madonna will really change the pace of her new album, asked about her inspirations for the new album she said that is re-inventing her music so it fits the current changes on pop music.
To the delight of some and sadness of others, she said that the footprint Hard Candy will not be felt more in this next job, and left the idea that yes you can do some duet for this new production.
The album still has no release date, it is expected to be available on the summer of 2011 and a new world Tour.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Madonna literally changed the way women dressed. She created the style direction of the 80's and through MTV, we saw her use music videos as her platform to show her provocative personal style. Her instinct to radically change her hair, makeup, body, and selection of clothing was more than just a look transformation. Her ability to keep us interested even until today is a credit to her ability to leave us curious about what she was up to which meaning we were never left feeling tired or bored with Madonna.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
David Guetta's "One Love Club Remix" of "Revolver" made the list in the "Best Remixed Recording" category."Revolver" (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix)David Guetta, remixer; Madonna Warner Bros.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on "Grammy Sunday," on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The first Hard Candy Fitness center has opened its doors in Mexico, and Mexican newspaper “Periódico A.M.” had the privilege to interview Madonna.
As main partner and promoter, she answered a few questions through email, which reveal her vision on the fitness-business, exercising and the implicit connection they have with spirituality.
Periódico AM: What made you decide to enter the fitness and exercise industry?
Madonna: I’ve spent my entire career devoted to health, training and spirituality. During that time, I’ve worked out in hundreds of gyms, studios and worked with the best dancers and top coaches in the world. From those experiences, I developed a strong vision of what the ideal training environment should be and transformed this into a reality through the Hard Candy Fitness centers.
Periódico AM: You’ve been in great condition for decades. How important is exercising for your lifestyle and how has it changed your personal regime over the years?
Madonna: Health, exercise and spirituality are essential to my life. I think our bodies are a gift and we must do everything we can to take care of them. I also think that because I raise the bar so high for myself, I can inspire others to do the same through my fitness centers. When I talk about training, I’ve tried it all, and I know what works and what doesn’t.
Periódico AM: Why Mexico?
Madonna: Mexico City was a stop during the Sticky & Sweet Tour. I loved the energy of the people and the eclectic vibe. Being close, relatively, to the United States, allows me to be more involved in every step of the development of the brand, making it ideal for the launch of Hard Candy Fitness.
Our goal is to use Mexico as a location to adjust our brand and expand it to other countries and in the long term, to develop a global brand that also includes the United States.
Periódico AM: How involved are or will you be in the daily operation?
Madonna: I’ve been involved in every step of the process, starting with the name, logo, brand identity and design of the interior/exterior. My main goal is to create the ideal environment to encourage our members to think about the results. I’ve had extensive involvement in the global development and the details of the programs and training. I want our members to love the club, but I also want to them to have results. After all, “Harder is Better”…
Periódico AM: What kind of programs will the Hard Candy Fitness centers have that can’t be found elsewhere?
Madonna: For years I’ve tried hundreds of disciplines, methods and different modalities. From my experiences, I’ve created dozens of specialized classes to sculpt your body. I believe in connecting with the body, soul and mind. Members can find distinctive classes, themes and the relationship with my career and passion for fitness.
Periódico AM: How much does the construction of the Hard Candy Fitness center cost?
Madonna: If you’ve been to one of my shows, you know that ???I don’t cut costs??? and so does the gym. I’ll spend whatever it takes to make it a first class fitness center worldwide.
All gyms will have an extensive training program, personal attention from the staff, who will be paying attention to each and every member’s move with charm and diligence, first class cardio equipment, the Hard Candy bar, sound and lighting equipment to help motivate our members. The music and the art are personally chosen by me and include my favourite artists.
There will also be a first-class sauna and steam room, as well as swimming pools. In addition, the website and personal trainers will be connected to a single platform, dotFit.com, which provides all users with a calorie tracking program. This is an excellent tool for all members who want to be part of the Virtual Hard Candy Gym.
Periódico AM: Why did you choose the name Hard Candy?
Madonna: It was the name of my latest album and I loved it. I thought it would be the perfect blend of hard body and eye candy.We created the slogan “Harder is Better”, because it’s true. It’s a sexy brand that gives you the opportunity to have fun and exercise.
Periódico AM: How is the Hard Candy Fitness center being received in Mexico? How are you promoting it?
Madonna: We’re just starting, but the response has been fantastic. The demand has been high enough and there already have been many subscriptions; more than we had hoped for.We are extremely confident in the development and the results.
Periódico AM: Will you also exercise at the gym and where do you exercise now?
Madonna: As I said, I’m totally committed to this project. In fact, I will be giving a class during the opening in Mexico. I plan to visit the franchise and participate in an active way.
“Sadly, many people around the world aren’t in shape and don’t consider it to be an important part of their lives. I wish my voice will encourage them to follow a healthy sports regimen; not only with Hard Candy Fitness.”
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Madonna will arrive in Mexico City on Sunday night, and on Monday she will offer a series of interviews with national and international media, then go to the mall Bosques de Durazonos Bosques de las Lomas, where is located the Hard Candy Fitness Center.Madonna will be accompanied by her manager Guy Oseary, partners in the company's New Evolution Ventures (NEV), her staff, safety and security staff and a group of six dancers, who will share with her a couple of routines during the opening for local VIP members. Security for the event will be handled by a private company and only asked the police perimeter support to the city authorities. Madonna plans to open a total of 20 branches of the Hard Candy Fitness in countries like Russia, Brazil, Argentina and throughout Europe and Asia, which aims to create an atmosphere inspired by the vision of Madonna and the highest standards of how to be a gym.After the opening and cocktail Madonna will leave the capital to a tourist destination in the Pacific in Mexico where she will take a few days off.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We all loved the Madonna show we did but we are hoping to do a part two with Madonna. That would be a dream.I have not met Madonna but I would love to.The only thing is, of my idols I have met, I have thoroughly embarrassed myself!
Monday, November 22, 2010
“If you can’t beat them join them. We all take from each other. Nothing is new under the sun.When you see Gaga, you see Madonna… but Madonna never hated on Gaga.Why in the black communities we got to hate on each other instead of saying ‘thank you for showing me love’ or ‘thank you for keeping my name alive’?”
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Secret Behind Madonna's Beauty
The secret behind Madonna’s ageless beauty just flew into town. The pop queen’s personal facial expert, Michelle Peck, who is currently in Delhi, says that Madonna is hooked to an oxygen facial, which she takes before every stage performance, and sometimes, several times a week.
“Madonna asks for an intraceutical oxygen infusion facial treatment, as it is non-invasive, and still minimises the ageing lines,” says Michelle, who travels with her most of the time.
The hour-long treatment costs $500 (approx Rs 25,000), while the expensive facials in Delhi cost in the range of Rs 3000-6000. Michelle, who hails from Los Angeles and has been Madonna’s personal facialist for the past six years, describes Madonna as a ”gentle client” who maintains her skin quality by “avoiding exposure to the sun”.
“Normally, one should avoid too many facials in close succession, but given Madonna’s lifestyle and career demands, it is important for her to undergo the treatment on a routine basis,” she says.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Jason Bentley ( KCRW )
TalksBX: With Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, etc., being so popular, is this crossover appeal actually good for the music? Is there a trickle-down effect?
JB: Yeah, I think we need stars. We need great bands, we need artists that transcend the genre. Otherwise we don’t make any constructive contribution to the mainstream. I think that’s been the issue. That was the issue with drum and bass, and may very well be the issue with what’s now termed “dubstep,” is that they’re so preoccupied with their own credibility, to not sell out, to make it as hardcore as possible, that they never actually offer anything constructive to the mainstream.
The smartest pop stars do look to the underground for inspiration, and whether it’s Madonna or it’s Will.I.Am, the smartest ones are constantly borrowing, co-opting the next sound. And they know that helps them reinvent themselves, which is the name of the game.
House music will always have its core passionate following that believe in the purity of the message and the sound. That’s been a challenge also, in offering a cohesive message to the mainstream, is that the trick with hip-hop is, it’ll say “Oh yeah, it’s hip-hop, it’s hip-hop photography, it’s hip-hop dance,” everything was hip-hop, it was a unified message.
Well, dance music, the undoing and the difficulty has been, it is so diversified, there’s people within the dance world that only like ‘this kind’ or ‘that kind.’ It’s like little fiefdoms and niches.