Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Video: Madonna Talking About Her Material Girl Line

Madonna "Material Girl" The Promo Pics!

The Original Material Girl!!!

Madonna On Reining In Daughter Lourdes' Style!

Although Madonna has built one of the biggest pop careers in history on body-baring costumes, hip-thrusting dance moves, controversial music and all-around sensationalism, she doesn't tolerate that type of nonsense when it comes to her teen daughter Lourdes — not when she's heading to school, anyway.

Madge, who is collaborating with 13-year-old Lola on the juniors fashion line Material Girl, said that while she appreciates her pop progeny's daring approach to fashion, she's not down with her daughter tarting it up for the classroom."I always have two reactions when Lola comes into my room with an outfit on:
One is, 'Oh my God, she looks amazing, what incredible style.' And then my second reaction is, 'She's dressed completely inappropriately for school,' " Madonna told People in a video interview.

"I usually tell her to take off her 3-inch or 6-inch platforms and pull her skirt down just a little bit and take off some of the black eye makeup."Even though Madonna has spent the better part of the last three decades strutting around onstage and entertaining millions of fans in some iteration of a figure-hugging bodysuit, the pop legend insists that her approach to Lola's look is a function of Madge's current identity as a regular ol' mom.

"She does have amazing style, but I am the typical mother, where I say, 'Oh my God, you can't go to school dressed like that!' "They may not agree when it comes to school clothes, but mother and daughter are working together on their Material Girl line, which launches August 3. While Madonna calls the shots when it comes to Lourdes' home-room fashion, the diva said Lola's style drives their joint collection.

"My role is really to make sure we were all going in the right direction ... and it was a line that I could stand behind and be proud of and feel good about and one that she could also feel represented her," Madonna said. "I really like the way Lola dresses, and I think this line is absolutely an extension of her taste."What do you think about Madonna and Lourdes teaming up for a fashion line? Let us know in the comments!

This report is from MTV News.

Madonna - "Material Girl" Contest! Meet Madonna!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Looks Of The Gym!

Even when leaving the gym Madonna always stays in fashion!

Madonna Co- Producing A Documentary About The Favelas In Brazil!

When Asked about his meeting with Madonna, Huck said he is going to produce a documentary in association with the singer about the favelas in Brazil.

"She does things for real, she answers e-mails. It's very funny when you open the email, and it reads "Madonna"", he says.

Luciano Huck (born São Paulo, September 3, 1971) is a Brazilian television personality.

Antonio Banderas Laughs Off the Madonna Crush!

Antonio Banderas has laughed off Madonna's two-year crush on him.

The Queen of Pop made the revelation in her 1991 documentary film, In Bed With Madonna, after meeting the Spanish actor - but the feelings were not reciprocated.

"Yeah, she says these things - she didn't repeat it to me; it could have been dangerous, depending on how I would have been that day!" he said.

He insisted: "Nothing happened - never ever."

Antonio - who later starred in Evita with Madonna - is still surprised that he made headlines for catching her eye.

"I know! That's quite impressive to me. When I first met Madonna, she was a star on her Blonde Ambition tour and I was a working actor who paid to see her," he recalled.

"We worked together in Evita and she was absolutely committed to her character. Even now, I still find it weird."

The dad-of-one, who reprises his voice talents for Puss in Boots in Shrek Forever After, still keeps in touch with her.

"I saw her at the Oscars. She invited us to go to her house for a party - you should have seen Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger and me all doing the conga!"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Madonna's Beauty Secret...

Known as much for her age-defying looks as her music or upcoming Material Girl clothing line, Madonna and her beauty secrets are the focus of global speculation. How does she do it? In fact, Brazilian news websites this week buzzed with speculation that Madonna was soon to consult Brazil’s world renowned Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, whose Rio de Janeiro clinic is an elite beauty haven, offering masterful surgery and top-of-the-line creams, ointments and serums (the line is available in the U.S. at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman under the Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy brand). Perhaps creams, not diamonds, are a girl’s best friend.

Madonna # 10 On Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities List!

Complete list at

#10 Madonna

The Material Girl isn’t quite ready to cede her spot in pop music’s hierarchy to Lady Gaga or Britney Spears just yet. The 52-year-old singer had the fourth highest-grossing tour of 2009, bringing in $6 million a night and $138 million overall. An episode of the Fox hit sitcom Glee, which featured cast members singing several of her songs, added to her already high profile and cushioned her significant earnings from publishing royalties.

Power Rank: 10Pay: $58.0 mil
MusiciansPay Rank: 24
Web Rank: 4
Press Rank: 3
TV/Radio Rank: 16
Social Rank: 33

Madonna was at #3 in 2009, #21 in 2008, #3 in 2007…

Madonna Ad In NYC!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Erotica Cassette!!

Released October 20 1992.

"Like A Prayer" Is An Intelligent and Even Devout Meditation On Grace, Love and Conscience..

"Like A Prayer" Is An Intelligent And Even Devout Meditation On Grace, Love and Conscience.

Lady G*** is no Madonna.

That some conservatives are comparing the two performers is yet another sign of the pop-culture (and even religious) illiteracy of the right. I myself am a conservative, and it always demoralizes me when people on the right fumble the ball on popular culture, particularly in the field of pop music.

Robert Bork once referred to the industrial gloom freaks Nine Inch Nails as rap. Reagan-era Interior Secretary James Watt tried to postpone a Beach Boys Fourth of July concert, thinking that the somnolent surfers would cause trouble. And, despite how much I've begged and pleaded, the Weekly Standard and National Review will not cover pop music, which I consider a beautiful form of spiritual art.

Now, taking a lead from Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, everyone is comparing G*** to Madonna.

To me Madonna will always be a great talent, and one of her better songs is "Like a Prayer," which came out in 1986. Many conservative culture warriors wrongly considered the video for "Like a Prayer" blasphemous, and are now juxtaposing it with a new video by pop star G***.

In the video for her song "Alejandro," G*** is dressed in a red latex nun costume. She swallows a rosary and is depicted in scenes of sadomasochistic sex and Nazi marching troops. As night follows day, conservatives went nuts. Donohue called Lady G*** a "Madonna wannabe."

The rest of the right-wing photosphere fell into place.They will miss a crucial fact: Madonna's video for "Like a Prayer" is an intelligent and even devout meditation on grace, love, and conscience.

Lady Gaga's is lazy trash.

Source BrothersJudd

Kelis Does Madonna's "Holiday"!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Madonna At Her Sister Melanie's Wedding!

Rare Pic Of M with sister's Jennifer (left) and Melanie (middle) At Melanie's 1987 Wedding.

Madonna - Super Pop Mix!

Madonna In the "Irish Press" Weekend Magazine!

Oh My!!!

Alison GoldFrapp On Madonna and Ageing!

Madonna named Supernature her favourite album of 2005 and was promptly labelled “Oldfrapp” by unkind critics.

Goldfrapp is less comfortable about the snide questioning she receives about being 44.
“I get asked about how I feel about being old...

It reminds me of when the newspapers described Madonna as Oldfrapp. Poor woman! It’s as if the media want to get women to play off against each other, as if we are all obsessed with youth.”

Friday, June 25, 2010

An Open Letter To Madonna, Mother To Mother!

Dear Madonna,

Thank you.

Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family arrived home in California with our newly-adopted son, Vasco Fitzmaurice Mark David Possley.

His adoption would not have been possible without you and the bold actions you took in Malawi last year when its High Court denied you the adoption of your precious daughter, Chifundo "Mercy" James.

You didn't take no for an answer.
You didn't buy their argument that allowing your adoption of Mercy would encourage human trafficking. You didn't agree when they said Mercy would be fine at an orphanage and without a loving family from a foreign land.

When you appealed that myopic ruling and then won approval of Mercy's adoption from the Malawi court of appeals, you effectively made case law that kicked open the door for other American families to adopt some of the 1 million children orphaned by HIV, AIDS and other diseases (including a grotesque indifference to the suffering of the most vulnerable among us).
Your actions paved the way for families to be created across thousands of miles, through forests of diplomatic red tape and seemingly unbridgeable cultural chasms.

My husband and I met Vasco in October 2007 while we were traveling in Africa on holiday. A few years earlier, we had made a donation to an organization in Blantyre that works with some of the 60,000 children who live on the streets of Malawi -- the vast majority of them, as you are well aware, AIDS orphans.

We were on the ground in Malawi for about 48 hours and spent most of our first day visiting with a few dozen teenaged boys -- "street kids," in the parlance of Malawi -- at a drop-in center in Limbe.

On our way back to the motel in Blantyre, our guide asked if we would mind making one more stop to visit a street kid that, in his words, was "just kind of special."

We drove on the road to the airport to Blantyre's rural Chileka district, clambered down a muddy embankment and saw a clutch of mud-and-waddle huts. Our guide yelled something and we heard a squeaky boy's voice shout something back -- "I'm coming!" in Chichewa, his native language.

Out came this little fellow Vasco -- tiny, skinny -- maybe 35 pounds soaking wet -- with huge eyes and a smile that would split your heart in two. He was about eight years old but was the size of a five-year-old American child.

While we visited with Vasco, who had lived alone on the streets of Blantyre for months after his mother and father had died, he sat on my lap. When he pressed his bony back into my chest, his heart was beating so violently it was shaking his little body and moving mine. I took a good look at him and noticed that he was sweating and struggling to catch his breath even though he'd been sleeping when we arrived and not running or playing.

"What's wrong with him?" I asked.

"He has a hole in his heart," we were told.

With the time we had left in Malawi, my husband and I tried to get him medical attention, but there was none to be had. When we left to continue our holiday in East Africa (which we had won in a raffle -- no, really), we stopped to see Vasco one last time. We hugged him close, told him that we loved him, and then we climbed back into the van and headed to the airport.

As the plane took off and I looked down at the African city, I thought of the hundreds of times I'd taken off from American airports, and I knew that if Vasco were the poorest child in the U.S. -- even a homeless orphan -- he'd be in the hospital that night receiving the care he needed. I began to cry and then I began to wail, making a scene on the flight all the way back to Kenya.
My tears were fueled by righteous anger knowing that Vasco probably would die a sinfully early death because he was poor and African. That is the worst kind of injustice.

I felt impotent, helpless. Then I remembered something our family friend Bono had told me a few years earlier: "We can't do everything, Cathleen, but what we can do we must do."
I couldn't fix his heart myself, but I could tell his story.

When we returned to Chicago, where we lived at the time, I told Vasco's story in the pages of the Chicago Sun-Times, where I was a columnist. The piece ran on a Friday morning. By Saturday afternoon, three hospitals had offered to fix Vasco's heart for free if we could just get him to Chicago.

It took 18 months to get him to there, but on April 29, 2009, Vasco arrived in Chicago. Two weeks later, while we were in church on Mother's Day (because God has a sense of occasion, apparently) he spiked a fever. The next day, doctors determined that he was suffering from malaria.

The infection, we learned, has a two-week incubation period. Vasco had had malaria twice before in Malawi and it nearly killed him. If he had spiked the fever before he left Blantyre, he would not have been able to travel and we doubt he'd be alive today.

As Vasco recuperated from malaria and a host of other parasites he'd brought with him from Malawi, surgery was pushed back for more than a month. He was staying with us in our home outside Chicago and during that time, we got to know Vasco better. We saw the amazing person that he is -- incredibly bright and curious about the world, deeply intuitive and compassionate, soulful, grounded and so very funny.

We also learned more about what his life would be like once he returned to Malawi with his repaired heart.

That had always been the plan. Get him to Chicago, fix his heart, and send him home. It didn't matter that we had fallen in love with him, or that he could really use a family, parents, consistent love and security. International adoption, we were told, was all but impossible.
We prayed for an answer, an alternative, an escape plan and we waited, filled with equal parts hope and terror.

Vasco underwent successful open-heart surgery on June 10, 2009 at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, just outside Chicago.

Two days later, as he was about to be moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room, we heard the news that the Malawi High Court of Appeal had overturned the lower court decision and approved your adoption of Mercy.

Legal precedent! Case law! A miracle!

A door swung open and a way had been made for us to become a legal family. It was a mitzvah created by many human (and divine) hands, including yours.

Shortly after Vasco was released from the hospital, we moved to Laguna Beach, California and began the process of adopting him. First we became his legal guardians in Malawi, then came months of bureaucratic paperwork on both sides of the world. We had a home study done, got fingerprinted by the FBI, collected recommendations from friends, family, our pastor, our rabbi. You know the drill.

Meanwhile, Vasco absolutely flourished. He's grown more than six inches and put on more than 30 pounds. He enrolled in school for the first time and excelled beyond anyone's expectations, learning English and how to read in record time, playing soccer on the town's championship team, learning to swim and ride a bike, to snow board, skate board and even to surf.
By early spring, everything was in place. We were just waiting for a court date in Malawi to make it legal.

Late last month, the three of us -- Vasco, my husband and I -- returned to Malawi for our adoption hearing. We prayed to God for favor and mercy and tried to not to panic.

Hearts in our throats, on June 1 we walked into the chambers of Judge John Chirwa at the High Court in Blantyre. The judge began reading his ruling and about half way through I began to cry tears of joy when Chirwa announced that he was legally bound by decision in the "Mercy James case" in making his ruling and, therefore, he approved our adoption.

Because of Mercy.

Because of you.

Vasco now has a forever family. I have a beautiful, healthy, happy son -- my first and only child. We are blessed and grateful beyond words. To God and to you.

The blessing you helped create will not stop with us. We tell Vasco's story to anyone who will listen, and we are creating a road map to guide other American families on their sacred journeys to adopt Malawian children who need them desperately.

From the bottom of this new mother's heart, thank you.

For your generosity of heart and spirit, as well as your perseverance, bravery and chutzpah -- just like the biblical Queen Esther whose name you've aptly taken as one of your own -- thank you.

You have been a mighty vessel of chisomo -- grace -- in our lives. And in my heart, you will always be Vasco's fairy godmother.

God bless you, Madonna.

Dick Clark On Madonna!

THR: What was the most memorable "Bandstand" performance?

Clark: Madonna's first appearance on the show. The kids just loved her immediately. It wasn't hard to see that she was launching a huge career.

Madonna's Boy Max On Madonna and Modeling!

Not really known before, he is now a young guy to follow. Not only is he modelling but also writing songs, Max just released his first album last month “First encounters”.

Meant to be on stage and in front of the camera, he began performing at the age of three and ended up dancing on the worldwide famous Broadway scenes. 2010, should be his “kick off” year, he was chosen to attend the YoungArts Program out of 6,000 applicants in Miami, walked in a casting and got selected to pose with Madonna in front of Steven Klein’s camera for the Dolce&Gabbana AW10 womenswear campaign. Nothing can stop him now… He is having a good time and kindly shared with Swide and his first impressions on his promising career that is about to start.

1/ Where are you from? Where do you live?
I was Born and raised mainly in Manhattan (New York).

2/ Describe yourself in 3 words
Focused, passionate and enthusiastic.

3/ How did it all happen (the agency, the contract with Dolce & Gabbana for their AW10 campaign…)?
A while ago, the talent group ‘A Street Cat Named Desire” (ASCND) approached me for some editorial works. However, these projects did not work out for me so ASCND continued to search for other opportunities. Earlier this year, ASCND contacted me to work on a Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign featuring Madonna and directed by Stephen Klein. From then, everything went very fast, I attended the casting on a Friday, was selected and got on the set the following Wednesday. I was told that I have been chosen by Madonna, herself, which was surreal to me.

4/ What will you remember from this experience?
I felt very relaxed and comfortable being around Madonna. She made me feel completely at ease. Domenico helped me a lot by supporting me and telling me that I was a “ very nice actor”. The whole team was very professional.

5/ Have this experience changed your career plans?
This experience has really opened my mind to the world of opportunities out there.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Franca Sozzani On Madonna! Perfect!!!!!!

Madonna Dines With Friends At Claridge's. June 23/10

Legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg hosted a glamorous supper at London's Claridge's hotel last night (23.06.10), which attracted a host of A-list names, including Victoria Beckham, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.

According to, she told her guests: "I'm so happy you have all turned up and I have always loved Claridge's, like many of you I have had affairs in Claridge's, business meetings in Claridge's and many memorable moments here. There is just something about it - plus it's the only place they still say 'Highness' when I walk in those wonderful doors. I was very interested and intrigued when the idea came up for me to collaborate with them. I thought, 'Oooh, I might get a cheaper room."

Speaking about the work she is doing, Diane added: "It has been an amazing adventure. If walls could talk these rooms could write books and books and books - I wanted to respect that and the magic of this wonderful place. I've always loved this ballroom, I love you all and I love Claridge's. Let's not stop having affairs."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Look: Madonna and Lola's "Material Girl" Line!

With summer in full swing, it’s tough to imagine but back-to-school shopping will be here sooner than we think. Happily, Madonna is giving us something to look forward to with Material Girl, the junior’s collection that the mega-star is designing with her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon (a.k.a. Lola).
The just-released sketches of the fall 2010 collection, which is set to debut on August 3, definitely got us excited for the adorable mix of flirty minidresses, cute accessories, skinny jeans, and on-trend jackets, which will retail for an affordable $12 to $40 exclusively at Macy’s and
Almost makes us wish it was August already!

Madonna's Son Rocco In Guy Ritchie's Film Sherlock Holmes!

Good Going Rocco!

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Still Down With Kabbalah!

Despite the stress weighing down on pop goddess Madonna and director Guy Ritchie, the split couple still continues to practice Kabbalah at Manhattan’s Kabbalah Center. Their most recent visit, in fact, was just last Saturday, though they did come at separate times. Madge went with her adopted son David Banda in her arms, while her daughter Lourdes and son Rocco followed right behind. The paparazzi which immediately flocked to them upon arrival allegedly made the Material Girl mad.

Her ex-husband, in the meantime, went to the center earlier that day. Guy Ritchie arrived alone and, after his period of worship was over, left alone safely before his ex-wife and children got to the same venue.

Madonna’s visit to the center supposedly stemmed from her recent one-on-one meetings with a top Kabbalah rabbi. The meetings tackle her ultra-domineering personality and how to finally tone down this personality in order for her to establish more stable romantic relationships.
“Madonna has been having a tough time with Kabbalah in the wake of her and Guy’s split,” sources have recently revealed. “Whenever she’s in New York, she’s taken to having intense private sessions with Rabbi Berg.”

“She feels that previous relationships have broken down because she always takes control, not allowing the other party to flourish and be themselves. Madonna’s a very strong woman and naturally tends to dominate and take control of a relationship. This is a pattern she is determined to alter in an effort to find the right person,” the source went on. “As a result Madonna is working desperately hard to try and change herself from a control queen into someone who steps back. She is fighting her demons.”

Kabbalah is less of a religion and more of a school of thought tackling the mystical facets of Judaism. It is a set of esoteric teachings that attempt to elaborate on the deeper definitions behind the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, and traditional Rabbinic writings. Madonna is one of several celebrities who have become fans of Kabbalah, with other stars including actress Demi Moore and the recently reinvigorated Britney Spears.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Madonna Q Magazine 1994.

The Goth/Glam Goddess is Doing her thang!

Madonna and Lola's "Material Girl" Line Sketches!

Madonna sketchy?

You bet. Today Macy’s released three sketches of Madonna’s “Material Girl” clothing line which will hit store shelves and the retail chain’s web site on August 3rd…just in time for back-to-school.

Which is perfect since the pop superstar says most the direction of the new junior’s label is channeled through her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes, who is borrowing heavily from the world of dance for her inaugural season.

Madonna and Lourdes have formed a company called MG ICON, which will produce the collection of apparel, footwear, handbags, jewelry and – wait for it – fingerless gloves.
The collection will retail from $12 to $40.

Look for an ad campaign to launch on June 29. We should know who the mysterious celebrity muse is soon after that.

There will also soon be launches of a site and “Material Girl” Facebook and Twitter pages with more imagery and behind-the-scenes video.

Madonna, 51, says that it was fashion designer and good friend Stella McCartney who encouraged the burgeoning design talent of Lourdes when she was 8 years old.
But it is the Material Mom is a fashion icon.
Madonna is currently in Dolce & Gabbanaspring/summer ads. Previously she has modeled in ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Versace and the Gap.

In 2007 she created a limited-edition capsule collection with H&M stores called M by Madonna.

Letter From Madonna To Her Personal Chef 2001-2008!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Madonna Buff$ Up Townhouse!

The muscular Material Girl won’t have far to go for a workout.

Madonna is adding a floor to her new $32 million Upper East Side triple-wide townhouse, and it will be mostly taken up by a gym, city plans show.

The addition will add 1,614 square feet to the East 81st Street mansion, bringing the total square footage to 13,847, not including the cellar. The home also has a 3,000-square-foot garden.

She is also tearing up the existing bedrooms and baths, creating a new master suite on the third floor with a boudoir flanked by a giant walk-in closet and a master bath. There will be a hair salon across the hall and a separate closet for her luggage.

There is a second master bedroom on the same floor with master closet for her boy toy du jour.
In total, 10 bedrooms are planned and 13 bathrooms. The first floor has a drawing room and what is labeled on building plans as a “security living room” with adjoining bar.

The Georgian-style mansion also includes an elevator and two-car garage in what is described as the basement level, but is actually the ground floor. Madonna is adding a wine cellar and playroom one flight below.

Building permits filed with the city so far put the cost of renovations at $1.7 million.

New York Post

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Madonna and Lola's "Material Girl" Line To Hit Stores In July!

World reknowned pop superstar Madonna may have passed up opportunities to have her own celebrity perfume line (according to a report in this weeks USA weekly), but she didn't want to miss out on getting into the clothing market.

Material Girl, which is the name of Madonna's new juniors clothing line, is due to hit Macy's store shelves next month. Of course, the Queen of pop, had some help from 13 year old daughter, Lourdes, who is helping her with design ideas.

According to E! online, the clothes range in price from $12 to $40. In addition to shirts, skirts and such, the family knows you wouldn't be "Vogue"-ready without the coordinating shoes, jewelry and handbags.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Los Angeles Film Festival: Susan Seidelman On "Desperately Seeking Susan"!

If the late John Hughes is considered the filmmaker who captured the dreams and angst of 1980s teenagers, then it's director Susan Seidelman who best caught the punk, free-wheeling vibe of the decade.

The Los Angeles Film Festival is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Seidelman's best-known film, the delightful 1985 romantic comedy "Desperately Seeking Susan," which marked Madonna's first starring role in a studio feature film, Saturday evening at a free screening at the Ernst & Young Plaza at 7+ Fig in downtown L.A.

In a recent interview, Seidelman recalled that when she received Leora Barish's script for "Desperately Seeking Susan" from producers Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford, actress Rosanna Arquette was already attached to the project.

Arquette plays Roberta, a bored Fort Lee, N.J., housewife with a snooze of a husband (Mark Blum), who becomes obsessed with Susan (Madonna), a free-spirit living in downtown New York. She knows Susan only by reading messages to and from her in the personal section in a Big Apple tabloid (remember, this is the pre- Facebook era). When one of the paper's messages to Susan seeks a meeting in Battery Park, Roberta shows up to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic Susan. Aidan Quinn, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Wright, Will Patton and John Turturro, in his film debut, also star.

Seidelman, who had directed the acclaimed 1982 indie punk hit, "Smithereens," knew she had to counterbalance Roberta's suburban character with someone authentically from the New York music scene. "I knew the New York side, the New Wave, punk, downtown of the story," she says. "I had heard about Madonna. She lived in my neighborhood."

Madonna was just starting to get attention thanks to the fledgling MTV cable network, but Madonna fever hadn't gripped the youth of the day when she came in to audition.
"So much is in the timing," says Seidelman. "You have to have the right stuff, but having the right stuff at the right time counts for a lot. That is when magic happens."

When filming began in 1984, Madonna was still under the radar enough that they were able to shoot in downtown New York without security or heavy crowds craning to get a glimpse of the Material Girl.

"By the time we hit the end of the shoot, her 'Like a Virgin' album was just released and suddenly she was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and there was this huge avalanche of attention towards her," says Seidelman.

By the time of the film's release in early 1985, Seidelman says she and the producers were nervous because Madonna had become so famous. "Would it work for us or against us?" she says. "Ultimately, the movie had to stand up for itself. I think for whatever reason, it caught the zeitgeist of the time. I think that is what people responded to."

Fashion Inspired By Music!

PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 19, 2010 – The Music industry has been one of the strongest influence in the fashion world. All one has to do is watch the latest music videos or film and music award shows to see how that influence continues in the wide range of fashion styles that have evolved. Fashion shows and music go hand in hand. Music is usually set to the style of the designer’s clothing line at the time of the show.
There is a strong convergence between music and fashion. The list starts with Elvis Presley, the Beatle’s, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

Madonna, the queen of the trend setters came on the scene in the 1980’s and changed the way young girls dressed forever. Girls as well as guys loved her and wanted to dress like her. The calf-length black leggings, head bands, bangle bracelets, granny boots, ballerina skirts, net spandex tops and large earrings all became the new style for girls fashion.

The Beatle’s influenced fashion for both men and for women in ways that few other pop culture figures had before them. The fact is that the Beatle’s fashion style was uniquely different and essentially changed the fashion. Most obvious were the hairstyles and clothing that the Beatle’s wore, fashion statements that were in sharp contrast to the more conservative styles that had been worn by the pop culture figures that preceded them, including Elvis Presley. Almost three decades after the Beatle’s explosive coming out from their humble beginnings in Liverpool, the Beatle’s influence continues to manifest itself. Young people tend to get their style of dress from musicians that they like. Singers and songwriters have always set the tone for fashion trends. The music and fashion industry have become so intertwined that recording artists are now using their fame to sell their own fashion line of clothing. Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani are just a few entertainers that are cashing in on the ‘marriage’ between music and fashion. Who can forget Run DMC’s fashion phenomenon ‘Adidas’. The shoe went right along with the Rap Song and shoe sales skyrocketed which lead to massive sales of their other clothing such as hats, track suits, t-shirts, and more.

Madonna For D&G Fall Campaign First Pic Preview.

This winter's Dolce&Gabbana womenswear advertising campaign is like a family photo album where dignity, beauty finds all their ways of expression: an impromptu tango in the living room, a heartfelt laughter luminescent in form, faces, serious, proud.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Video Of Madonna Accepting Award For Kids Choice Award!

Thanks to Danny_1978

Rare Pics Madonna Accepting Award In Los Angeles.

Favorite Female Vocalist from the Kids Choice Awards 1987.

Rare Madonna By Stephane Sednaoui Outtake 1990.

Those Lips, those Eyes! Fantastic! Just look and you can see why so many try and copy!

MDG In Los Angeles, At The Beverly Center.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jesus Luz Posted This On His Twitter!! Telling It Like It Is!

Fantastic Madonna's Right hand man is bringing to light That this troll is copying his woman! When will this Unoriginal Ostrich stop?

Just Like Fine Wine......

Thanks To MadonnaArt

UK Artists Do A Madonna JD Set!

Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel's will be making music history and bringing a ray of light to Glasgow when artists such as Silver Columns, Malcolm Middleton, James Yuill, thecocknbullkid and Casiokids join forces for an incredible JD Set that promises to deliver an unforgettable reworking of Madonna’s finest musical moments.

The artists - all signed by London-based independent record label Moshi Moshi Records - will master their collaborations during a week of intensive studio sessions, to create new versions of tracks such as Vogue, Borderline, Like a Prayer, Into the Groove, Stay, Over and Over, Frozen, Dress you up, Open Your Heart, Holiday and La Isla Bonita.

Here are some of the comments by the label and the artists performing…

Moshi Moshi Records: Madonna was not a name we expected to see, but the more we thought about it, the more we realised how perfect she was for this. She has such a long career and diverse catalogue of songs there was something that spoke to everyone in there. Everyone had their favourite song or era and the more we talked about it, the more excited we became.

Cocknbullkid: I think it’s a really cool concept. It’s one of the first things I was asked to do for this year and I’m really excited to be a part of it. We settled on Madonna. I think there were suggestions for Prince, Bowie, Roxy Music. The guys get to unleash their feminine side with Madonna, and I get to wear a conical bra! I am really looking forward to reinterpreting some of Madonna’s most seminal pop songs with the rest of the Moshi Moshi crew. I hope we do it justice.

James Yuill: I’m covering Power of GoodBye, I don’t know why, but I love it… I even bought it on single when it came out. Very tempted to do Open Your Heart in an underworld style. Not sure if anyone else wants to do that though… I guess when we meet we’ll have a better idea about who should play what.

Malcolm Middleton: I’m not 100% sure yet, but I’ll probably latch onto the Silver Columns doing “Into The Groove”, and possibly do “Stay” myself. I’ve covered this before, but I think there’s a lot more that can be done with this song, and it’d be good to see what the other folk can add to it.
They are playing live tonight (June 17th) at the O2 ABC venue, in Glasgow - bringing Madonna’s music to an amazingly intimate venue.

You can watch videos of their rehearsals on the JD website, HERE.

Meeting Madonna "Unreal" For Robyn!

The Swedish pop star supported the Queen of Pop on the European leg of her Sticky And Sweet world tour.

“It was like an out of body experience because I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid, but also because of the big machine surrounding her – it was on a level that’s just unreal to me,” she told The Guardian.

“But it was very interesting and I learned a lot. (I learned) just what you have to do to maintain that level,” she added.

Robyn – real name Robyn Carlsson – is releasing three short albums this year, which includes a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, following her writer’s block after her self-titled 2005 offering.

“When I came off tour, the idea of being in a studio for another year, making an album, touring it for three years, just felt depressing,” she continued.

“I decided to release the album in parts so that I could get something out quicker, tour quicker and get back in the studio quicker. It’s about me being my own boss.”


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


20 Years Of Vogue!

Madonna For D&G Fall Campaign Coming Soon!

And while we're all stormed by the MDG imagery, get ready for the new Dolce & Gabbana campaign featuring Madonna to be your next obsession.

The designers' duo got all the prints for the new campaign shot again on location by Steve Klein in New York a few weeks ago ready yesterday, and are expecting them to debut on their website soon. Stefano Gabbana got all excited on his twitter page today, and screamed


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Madonna At her Wedding to Guy!

Rare photo of M with Stella McCartney at her wedding party to Guy Ritchie!

MDG Billboards In Milan, Italy!

New York Daily News Top 10 Culture Icons Of The Past 50 Years!

10. Paul Newman
9. Princess Diana
8. The Beatles
7. Oprah Winfrey
6. Muhammad Ali
5. Michael Jackson
4. Marilyn Monroe
3. Frank Sinatra

2. Madonna, the Material Girl who ruled the world
During an appearance on “American Bandstand” in 1983, Dick Clark asked an up-and-coming young singer what her career aspirations were. With a smile, she matter-of-factly said, “I want to rule the world.”
All hail Queen Madonna!
Twenty-five years, 12 Billboard No. 1 songs, worldwide album sales totaling hundreds of millions and a Golden Globe later, she has ruled with a velvet fist.
Besides her numerous accolades, Madonna has influenced fashion, dance and pop culture for an entire generation. Not bad for a girl from Bay City, Mich.

1. Elvis

Bernard Manning On Madonna!

Madonna? she's a lovely girl. The cream of the milk, a beauty. A smart cookie. Oh, she is a wonderful singer, she beats them all. And a fantastic actress, everything seems to be so easy for her. She loves me."

Source The Telegraph

Monday, June 14, 2010

Steven Klein On Madonna!

From the making of X-static Process.

How Madonna Really Is A Ray of Light In The World!

From an article in the Belfast Telegraph:

Unlike most of her ridiculously wealthy peers, the former Material Girl has spent the best part of the last decade actually doing something positive to alleviate poverty and suffering in the Third World.

For most celebrities, charity begins — and ends — once the paparazzi pack up.

But Madonna has been making poverty history in a real way by pouring her own money into charitable projects in the third world, most specifically in Malawi, the central African country that has been ravaged by famine, drought and disease in recent years and whose population has been reduced by almost a half by Aids.

For the past five years her Raising Malawi foundation has built a £750,000 care centre for orphans of the epidemic, and has provided vital medical supplies, teachers, exercise books, mosquito nets, clothing and shoes for the most needy. The second phase of her relief work included new housing developments, schools and hospitals across the stricken country.

Not only that, but she’s used her considerable influence to raise questions and to bring an end to certain human rights violations in the country, too. The most recent was the case of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, the Malawi couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.

After publicising their plight on the internet, 50,000 of Madonna’s fans (including me) signed a petition that Madonna personally presented to the country’s president. As a result, he immediately ordered their release. One could say he knew on what side his bread was buttered.

Let’s hope that this becomes one Madonna-inspired fashion trend that can actually benefit mankind in some way.