Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Madonna is expected to arrive in Venice, Italy, this Wednesday 31. The stylist Arianne Phillips arrived on Monday to prepare all the required players and Madonna for the premiere long-awaited by the press and fans. Madonna with her daughter Lourdes will arrive on the red carpet for the presentation of her film WE . A press conference is scheduled in the morning, then Madonna should visit a palace in Venice with the family. Madonna should move largely on foot, surrounded by many bodyguards.
Friday night, Madonna will attend the presentation of the "Gucci Award" to be held at the Hotel Cipriani. Then the team will leave to Canada for the Toronto Film Festival.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Madonna fans! Here’s the cover art to Madonna’s official 2012 calendar, which will soon be available for pre-order from Madonna’s online store and most online retailers.
Stay tuned for more details!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
DJ David Guetta's protégé and fellow Frenchman has a reported six tracks on Madonna's new album!
Madonna fans might be interested in a new book called "I Want My MTV", an oral history that has Madonna's picture on the cover and an entire chapter on her rise to video superstar, but no comments from the singer herself.
A "Warner Bros." executive does remember a then-unknown Madonna barging into their offices on a skateboard and leaving a note on a product manager's door:
"Sorry I missed you, because I'm going to be a star."
Remember When All You Wanted Was Your "MTV"?
It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos.
It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics.
But it did work.
"MTV" became more than anyone had ever imagined.
"I Want My MTV" tells the story of the first decade of "MTV", the golden era when "MTV"'s programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties.
From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with "The Real World" in 1992, "MTV" grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business.
Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, "I Want My MTV" is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.
Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult (Publish Date: October 27th, 2011)
You can pre-order this book here!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Top 100 most sought after out-of-print books in 2011
1. Madonna, Sex
2. Nora Roberts, Promise Me Tomorrow
3. Stephen King (as Richard Bachman), Rage
4. Stephen King, My Pretty Pony
5. Ray Garton, In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting
6. Luigi Serafini, Codex Seraphinianus
7. Johnny Cash, Man in Black
8. Norman Mailer, Marilyn: A Biography
9. H. Henry Thomas, Arithmetic Progress Papers
10. Kyle Onstott, Mandingo
The "Hung Up" singer was previously revealed to be reuniting with "Ray of Light" producer William Orbit on her new album.
Additional details on the project emerged earlier today suggesting that Jean Baptiste - full name Jean Baptiste Kouame - will be working with the 53-year-old on the record as well, sources claim.
Moreover, it is said that Madonna is working with a demo vocalist named Charlene Ava for the new album.
Ava will record the demos for all of the potential tracks on the record, with the recordings then being sent to Madonna for her to make the final selection.
The process is said to be saving time on the album's production.
Finally, photographer Kevin Westenberg has been shooting studio pictures at the recording sessions with Madonna in the hopes that the images will be used in the future.
Friday, August 26, 2011
"I was always intrigued by the story of the King who gave up the throne for the woman he loved. Why did he do it and what was so special about Wallis Simpson? I wanted to tell it from a modern day point of view, so I created the story of Wally - a young woman trapped in an unhappy marriage. She knows she has to change her life and begins this journey from darkness to light with Wallis as her spiritual guide. Wally’s obsession with the love story of Wallis and the King is ultimately what saves her. She lives vicariously through this historical romance. Though it seems childish and obsessive, it forces Wally to ask questions, take risks and take charge of her life. To take the road less travelled. And eventually find freedom."
Madonna's Director Statement for "W.E.".
Thursday, August 25, 2011
2010 Gift - Here It Is!
While we were supposed to announce and ship the 2010 gift back in December, the actual gift development took longer than expected. Sorry to keep you all waiting, fellow friends, but we made good use of this extra time. We secured a gift for Madonna's loyal Iconers that no one else on earth will ever get... Today, we are proud to announce that, if you were an active Platinum member of Icon in 2010 or renewed your membership at some point last year, you will be receiving a limited edition 12" vinyl single of the previously unreleased Madonna track, "Broken"!!!
The song, written by Madonna and Paul Oakenfold during the "Celebration" recording sessions, has never seen the light of day as an official Madonna release, and only 2010 Icon members will be mailed their copy of this rare collector's item! Packaged in a special gatefold jacket cover, the 180g colored 12" vinyl single will include an exclusive artwork and inner sleeve. Good things come to those who wait, right? :-) The exact shipping date will be announced later on; so, stay tuned to Madonna.com for announcements!
Madonna will be the guest of honor this year at the Venice Film Festival. She will be presenting her new film as a director, and will also deliver the first Gucci Award For Women in Cinema. Each year, the award will be given to a female, rewarding her artistic results in cinema. The winner will be announced with a ceremony during a private dinner that Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, will host Friday, September 2.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By Liz Smith
Although some of Madonna’s admirers would prefer it if the pop icon didn’t run herself ragged on another world concert tour, that is exactly what she will be doing next year.
M is recording songs for a new album, and the concert will follow.
Well, I suppose you can’t blame her.
The last tour was the highest-grossing tour for a solo artist—ever.
It was somewhere in the $400 millions.
And a girl can never have too many millions.
Madonna has teamed with Smirnoff to hold a "global dance competition".
The winner will join the star’s troupe as they all writhe and grind their way around the world.
This is the first time Madonna has chosen a dancer this way.
Well, there has to be a first time for everything and everyone, even Madonna.
She’ll choose her other dancers as she always has in the past.