Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
She ranked 10th on our most recent Celebrity 100 List with $58 million in earnings. She has starred in and produced movies. She has a line of children’s books. She’s launched her own clothing line (with her daughter Lourdes) and now Madonna is moving into the world of fitness.
The Material Girl has partnered with Mark Mastrov, the founder of 24 Hour Fitness gyms, to open a new line of fitness centers named Hard Candy after Madonna’s 2008 album.
The first gym will open in Mexico City in mid November and the singer herself is slated to visit on November 29th. According to a press release, the gym will be 30,000 square feet and feature “the very best in innovative training methods” with classes in things like Zumba, Latin Moves and specially-designed classes. (Voguing maybe?)
Also “the lavish locker rooms built with the finest materials will be a sanctuary for members.”
There are plans to open ten more gyms in places like Russia, Brazil, and Argentina but not the U.S. I contacted New Evolutions Ventures (Mastrov’s company) but have yet to hear back about why they are avoiding The States. It could be because the U.S. is currently saturated with gyms and some established chains are struggling. Bally Total Fitness, which competes with 24 Hour Fitness, has twice filed for bankruptcy.
The new partnership makes sense for Madonna who, at 52, seems to defy the aging process. The singer has always been associated with trends like yoga and Pilates and she has the arms to prove it.
But with only a few gyms opening worldwide, don’t expect Madonna’s newest venture to contribute much to her earnings come next year’s Celebrity 100 list. She’ll still make most of her money from touring. In 2009 her shows brought in $6 million per night and there are rumors a new tour is in the works for next year. She’s also got an ad campaign with Dolce & Gabbana.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Madonna in partnership with her manager Guy Oseary and New Evolution Ventures (NEV) announced the establishment of Hard Candy Fitness global gyms which will open in major cities around the world.The first Hard Candy Fitness is a beautiful and uniquely designed 30,000 square foot space which is scheduled to open in Mexico City mid November in the exclusive Bosques de las Lomas area.Madonna will be visiting the gym on the 29th of November for the official launch.
Throughout her career Madonna has been devoted to fitness and well being and has worked out in literally hundreds of gyms around the world. As a result, she has a strong vision on what the ideal exercise, dancing and work outenvironment should be.The direction for how to bring that vision to the fitness world began to take shape during an initial meeting between Mark Mastrov, the innovator behind 24 Hour Fitness and Guy Oseary early in 2008.Mastrov has built a fitness empire of over 420 clubs in 16 countries.
Mastrov, his partner Jim Rowley of NEV, Craig Pepin-Donat, the Vice President of Marketing and Development, along with Madonna and Oseary, are now in the planning stages of opening 10 more locations in Russia, Brazil, Argentina and throughout Europe and Asia.In addition, they are currently exploring opportunities and local partnerships around the globe for facilities where fitness, fashion and entertainment create a unique member experience.
“Madonnas world tours have taken us to many of our favorite cities around the world. We are looking forward to opening Hard Candy Fitness with NEV in many of these same places,” commented Oseary. “Our goal is to create an environment inspired by Madonnas vision and high standards of what the ideal gym would be. Hard Candy Fitness will be a reflection of Madonna’s point of view and will reflect her input on every detail including music, space, light and other design cues.”
“Madonnas touch will be everywhere”, stated NEV Chairman Mark Mastrov.
Chris Dedicik, Hard Candys Managing Director commented, “Hard Candy Fitness is a one of a kind experience merging fitness with entertainment. We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our members.”
Hard Candy Fitness members will experience the very best in innovative training methods including private, group and dynamic training including traditional classes such as Zumba, Latin Moves and Cardio Kickboxing as well as new programming designed specifically for Hard Candy Fitness.The fitness center will also include a Bike Studio, a Mind Body Studio featuring The Great Wall, where members can practice BarWorks, Sculpting, Capoeria and the newest trends in Yoga.It will also house a healthy alternative Juice Bar/Cafe.The lavish locker rooms built with the finest materials will be a sanctuary for members who will be able to relax in sauna and steam rooms.Members will also benefit from state of the art cardiovascular equipment with personal viewing screens, more than 60 pieces of strength equipment / free weights and the best group fitness, functional training accessories and brands including PreCor, Hoist, Free Motion, Nautilus, Hammer Strength, StarTrac, AbCoaster, and TRX suspension training.
For membership information, visit the enrollment center at Bosque de Duraznos 47, Bosques de las Lomas or call +52 55 5245 7550. About New Evolution (NEV) – Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures (NEV) has a two-decade plus record of success delivering superior returns on investment in the acquisition, development, management and operation within the fitness industry, both domestically and internationally
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Gina Brooke, creative director of cosmetics company Shu Uemura and Madonna’s makeup artist gave an inteview to Boston.com. She reveals Madonna’s secrets to staying and looking young…Madonna uses a nonstripping cleanser, hydrating mask and rich moisturizer. She also eats foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids and stays away from alcohol, which can be dehydrating. Lastly, Brooke says that all women should focus on their amazing features, such as the makeup artist does for Madonna’s eyes
Saturday, October 23, 2010
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Material Girl sparked rumors she had ended her romance with 24-year-old Brazilian hunk Jesus Luz after she was allegedly spotted smooching dancer Brahim Rachiki, 33, last week.
According to reports, the singer was openly kissing Rachiki, who choreographed her recent Sticky & Sweet tour, while the pair enjoyed a night out in New York.
However, Madonna’s rep has told GossipCop.com rumors of a new romance are “not true.”
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Fincher directed many Madonna videos including Vogue, Express Yourself and Oh Father…
He also directed clips for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith or George Michael, but he seems to have a special bond with the Queen of Pop…
Madonna is my Vatican.She’s my Sistine Chapel
Fincher recently directed the 2010 film The Social Network, about the legal battles of Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.
Source: L’ExpressRead more: http://www.madonnarama.com/posts-en/2010/10/12/david-fincher-on-madonna-shes-my-vatican/#ixzz12XVTiisw
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Robert Linhart was arrested last month for scrawling messages outside her New York home, reports dailystar.co.uk.
Few of the messages read – ‘Meet me please’ and ‘Tell me, yes or no’.
The 59-year-old former fireman was charged with criminal mischief, graffiti and possession of an icepick. He was later released on bail of $19,075 after he denied resisting arrest and weapons possession.
‘A condition of his release will be that he not be within 10 city blocks of Madonna’s address on Central Park West,’ said Laura Ward, Manhattan Supreme Court judge.
Erika Iris Simmons is an American artist who has blended the concerns and methods of conceptual art with craft-making and popular culture to create her own whimsical installations.
She explores the nostalgia of the archaic, using donated second-hand items as her prime media.In her current work, she showcases a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette including Madonna, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Hagen, Robert Smith, Nick Cave, Lauryn Hill and many more.
Her work has been used by RC Comunicação Brazil agency for Guarani FM, a radio broadcasting classic rock.Have a look at her work on Madonna, visit her website and her incredible gallery.
Monday, October 11, 2010
From Showbiz 411:
Madonna–perhaps in the middle of editing her feature film, “W.E”–surprised the Hamptons Film Festival audience and went to see Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” Sunday night. She turned up at the 9:15pm screening at the East Hampton UA Theater.
Harvey Weinstein, James Franco, and Bob and Lynn Balaban were also supposedly in the room. “Black Swan” stars Natalie Portman. Madonna is supposedly interested in working with Aronofsky on something…
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The "Material Girl" Pleases Macy's
Same-Store Sales up 4.8% in SeptemberMacy's, Inc. today reported total sales of $2.183 billion for the five weeks ended Oct. 2, 2010, an increase of 6.9 percent compared with total sales of $2.042 billion in the five weeks ended Oct. 3, 2009. On a same-store basis, Macy's, Inc. sales were up 4.8 percent in September.
"We are very pleased with our sales performance in September. The back-to-school season has been one of our most successful in years, including continued strong results from private brands such as American Rag and the launch of Material Girl, the exclusive juniors brand by Madonna", said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy's, Inc.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
1. Madonna Sex
2. Ray Garton In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting3. Harry Douglas Smith The Secret of Instantaneous Healing4. Don Graf Basic Building Data: 10,000 Timeless Construction Facts5. Nora Roberts Promise Me Tomorrow6. Dennis Potter Ticket to Ride7. Luigi Serafini Codex Seraphinianus8. Allan D. Richter Eve of the End9. Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) Rage10. Rasiel Suarez ERIC : The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins