Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
: Yesterday on his twitter that famous Dean Piper dropped an info that may interest us:
Heard Some Great Madonna news yesterday. Can't stop thinking bout it. Can not stop thinking bout it. One the fans will be VERY happy about. The Fans Will Be One VERY happy about. Can't say yet though! #tease Can not say yet though! tease #
The West End show features numerous mentions of Kylie Minogue but bosses of the hit musical are replacing her with Madonna’s name in the US version, reports the Mirror.
“Kylie’s not a household name in the States so they needed an equally fabulous gay icon for the show. Madonna was the obvious choice,” a source said.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Today, a rep for IMGlobal says a French report claiming the film would appear at the festival is false.
Madonna’s feature film W.E. will not be screening as part of the Festival de Cannes in May, according to IMGlobal, the sales agent that is handling the film.
While the French newspaper Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui said on Thursday that the film would appear at the festival, the Madonna-directed movie, which is currently in post-production, it is not expected to be completed in time for Cannes and is instead aiming for a bow on the fall film circuit.
Madonna is expected to visit Berlin next month to host a private screening of select footage for foreign distributors attending the European Film Market.
The official selection of films that will appear at Cannes won’t be announced by artistic director Thierry Fremaux until April.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The material girl will first screen her film privately for select distributors in Berlin next month.
W.E. stars Abbie Cornish and Oscar Isaac in the film about parallel stories of the early 20th century love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII and a modern romance.
Selection for the title in Cannes won’t be official until fest artistic director Thierry Fremaux makes his final statement in April.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
1. Revolver 2. 4 Minutes 3. Frozen 4. Erotica 5. Like A Prayer 6. What It Feels Like For A Girl 7. Heartbeat 9. Miles Away 9. Hung Up 10. Celebration
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Madonna is to give a sneak preview of her latest film project during the Berlin Film Festival next month, organizers said Thursday, confirming media reports.
Madonna and actress is to show excerpts from her project, entitled W.E., about the relationship between British king Edward VIII and American socialite Wallis Simpson during the 1930s, German tabloid newspaper B.Z. reported.
The private screening will reportedly take place on the first weekend of the Berlinale festival. The full film is not to be shown until the Cannes film festival in May.
The invitation has been sent out only to a few, carefully selected distributors and cinemas.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
He said: "This is a very exclusive gallery selling things for up to £100,000."When it came up for sale in May 2009 there was a lot of interest in it because Madonna collects Howson’s work and everyone thought she might buy it, but she didn’t, I did."Dad-of-four Martin added: "It polarises people, some people really like it and some don’t."I think it’s a powerful painting by a world-class artist."He added: "
The Madonna painting will interest a lot of people who should come and see it and take a look around."Gateway Gallery, opens with a private exhibition tomorrow, January 20, and opens to the public on Friday, January 21.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
42. Madonna, “Secret.” Despite the common misconception that she often sings about sex, Madonna’s songs aren’t always sexy. “Secret” is perhaps the finest exception to that rule. As it slinks along a simple R&B backbeat and an unfussy acoustic guitar figure, “Secret” is also one of the most organic-sounding singles of Madonna’s career, taking its sweet time to get where it’s going and not giving up too much along the way. The arrangement gets off on being withholding, and, at least for one glorious single, so does Madonna: When she sings, “You knew all along/What I never wanted to say,” she sounds positively rapturous. JK
36. Madonna, “Deeper and Deeper.” Among Madonna’s finest achievements, the angsty pop anthem “Deeper and Deeper” is both an acute distillation of Erotica’s smut-glam decadence and the singer’s lifelong blond ambition. The song, like its video, practically plays out as an autobiography of the singer’s life: Atop sambalicious disco, Madonna delivers a burning, poignant fairy tale of yearning and escape in which she plays both Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Armond White once praised Madonna for how she took “outsider art inside herself”—which is to say, justified it by personalizing it. The uncontrolled, fierce tension of the song derives from the feeling that Madonna is taking a plunge into some hedonistic abyss of her own liberated, uninhibited making. EG
34. Madonna, “Erotica.” Madonna accepts the burden of her throaty, spent-from-touring voice, which makes Erotica’s taunting, aggressive lyrics—an elaborate exploration of sex, from seduction to disease—feel unmistakably honest. The title track, whose opening put-a-record-on scratchiness mirrors that of Madonna’s most divisive instrument, is the singer’s invitation to the dance, a slithering, sinister snake rising from a gaudily ornate chalice. The beats are, by design, hypnotic—at once alluring and devious. With “Erotica,” Madonna promises to get you off, but not without giving you something. EG
16. Madonna, “Ray of Light.” Once the Material Girl made it her mission to bring electronica to the masses, she could have named her collaborator. Her decision to work with William Orbit shows that, for all the flack she’s faced for “appropriation,” her interest in underground dance music is deep and not wholly commercial. Madonna discovered techno just as she turned 40 and took up Kabbalah, and listening to “Ray of Light,” it’s easy to imagine Madonna finding in rave culture not just a new image, but a way of expressing her spiritual awakening. The beat is restless and Madonna sings breathlessly, but she exudes contentment: “I feel like I just got home!” Her emotional warmth is what establishes the song as a standout single even in a catalogue as replete with classics as Madonna’s. MC
10. Madonna, “Vogue.” Much has been written (specifically on this site) about the cultural impact of the appropriation of queer and nonwhite motifs in Madonna’s “Vogue,” so I’ll focus instead on the song’s musical archaeology and influence. Lest I completely ignore its substance, Madonna’s message is clear (”Beauty is where you find it”), but the track’s origins are part and parcel with its star’s mining of gay club trends and Old Hollywood: Inspired by the Salsoul Orchestra’s “Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)” by way of Danny Krivit’s remix of MFSB’s “Love Is the Message,” the song has a family tree that even includes producer/DJ Shep Pettibone’s remix of Janet Jackson’s “Miss You Much” and serves as a sort of musical map of disco. Pettibone recorded “Vogue” with Madonna as a B-side for her single “Keep It Together,” making its impact all the more impressive (it would go on to inspire a glut of pop-house copycats) and begging the question: If disco died a decade earlier, what the fuck was this big, gay, fuscia drag-queen boa of a dance song sitting on top of the charts for a month for? SC
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Avril Lavigne has revealed that she hopes to emulate Madonna’s music career.
The singer, who is gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby, told the Daily Record that she wants to follow a similar path to Madonna, who has released 11 albums in her 27-year career.
“I definitely can see myself still being out there in 20 years’ time.I want to be around the way Madonna has done it. She’s had her life but still maintained her career throughout.Well, it’s like you go away and you come back. I put out a record, I’m around doing a million things and then I shut up and go away.I think it’s good to change but it’s better if it’s a natural progression rather than being forced.”
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
A Madonna Autograph Letter Signed on AIDS Prevention is up for auction at profilesinhistory.com. The description says…
One page, Quarto, no place or date. Madonna pens in black ink (in full):
“Last year my best friend died of Aids. Watching him die was the most frightening experience of my life. Right now there is no cure for Aids but there is a way to stop it from spreading. Don’t let fear keep you from knowing the facts. Read this booklet – then give it to your best friend. It just might save his or her life…It just might save your own.Love,
Saturday, January 8, 2011
:10 Things to Get Excited About in 2011
#4 - Fashion on film. Due out in June is the Madonna-directed film "W.E.," (after Wallis Simpson and Edward, the Duke of Windsor) about the love affair that cost him the throne. Arianne Phillips is designing the costumes for the notorious fashion plates, so I expect great things. Phillips has collaborated with Madonna on her past four concert tours, as well as designed costumes for films such as "A Single Man," "Walk the Line" and "The Crow."
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
"Yes. I find this woman fascinating. Not only musically. The voice jooh, well. But as a general phenomenon I admire this artist. How she keeps reinventing. How it shapes all the fashions and style trends set. That's incredible. Madonna, I would like to meet her again. And talk to her about how she does it."
Monday, January 3, 2011
Since Elton John and civil partner David Furnish announced to almost universal acclaim that they, too, have just picked up a baby in the Christmas sales, it's become ever more apparent that Madonna's only mistake was being a heterosexual woman rather than a gay man.Madonna was already in an established family unit when she adopted Mercy James and David from Malawi. She had biological children of her own and a proven track record as a good mother. Even so, she still had to convince a court in Malawi that her lifestyle was a fit one to provide a loving and stable home for another baby.