Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Before she hit the Met Ball in a full black wig and tartan ensemble, Madonna Instagrammed this snap of herself with the caption, "Cleaning up before the Met Ball".
According to our sources, the star was using a Miele S4 vacuum hose to make sure her bathroom was in tip top shape before she hit the red carpet.
Weirdly, Miele have seen a dramatic increase in sales calls for this particular model - so much so that the brand is thinking about developing a new range of vacuums in Madge's honour!
Miele's Marketing Director, Dominic Worlsey, said, "Miele has seen vacuum sales calls more than double since Madonna posted the photo. We've had so much interest that we've contacted her as a potential brand ambassador to launch the 'Immaculate Collection' of Miele vacuums. Inspired by the fashion forward icon, the range could emulate Madonna's most unforgettable outfits; from a pink Material Girl design, to an edgy look reminiscent of her Jean Paul Gaultier pointy braziers.'"
RITA ORA should get used to wearing cone bras and leotards.
She’s signed a £500,000 deal to be the face of MADONNA’s clothing brand, Material Girl.
The singer has already shot campaign photos for the label, which is run by Madge and her daughter LOURDES.
And the endorsement from the veteran star could help Rita crack the US, where she still needs a big break. A source said: “Lourdes has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her.
“They met at the Met Ball in New York last week and Madonna admired Rita’s attitude so signed the idea off.
“Rita jumped at the chance because she’s such a fan of the Queen Of Pop.
“She also hopes it will help her crack the States in the same way she has the UK.” Rita already has an influential mentor in JAY-Z. He signed her to his label Roc Nation when she was just a teenager.
Rita’s in good company posing in Madonna and Lourdes’s clobber.
KELLY OSBOURNE, GEORGIA MAY JAGGER and American singer, actress and model TAYLOR MOMSEN have all modelled for Material Girl.
The brand, sold in Macy’s stores in the US, is 1980s inspired and is aimed at teenagers.
It means a lot of the creative direction comes from young Lourdes.
That will please Rita when the pics are plastered all over billboards.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
One of the most spectacular and controversial extravaganzas of 2012, Madonna: the MDNA Tour was filmed primarily in Miami as well as other locations. The MDNA Tour was the most successful and highest grossing tour of 2012 and was seen by over 2.2 million Madonna fans during the course of the 88 sold-out shows around the globe. The concert includes performances of several of her biggest hits including “Vogue”, “Like A Prayer” and “Hung Up.” She also performs songs from her MDNA album including “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” “Girl Gone Wild”, “Gang Bang” and “Turn Up the Radio.” The album debuted at No.1 in over 30 countries. Madonna, along with her seven member band, outstanding troupe of 27 dancers (all clothed in 1500 costumes) and state of the art visuals and sound electrified crowds around internationally with what the Material Girl termed “the hardest but most thrilling and challenging show I’ve ever done.”
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
After arriving at the Met Ball after-party wearing a black Mac, Madonna unveiled exactly what she had been hiding underneath it.
Showing off her shocking nature, Madonna turned heads as she wore a fishnet body stocking to the event.
The 54-year-old arrived at the party wrapped up in a very stylish black Mac with leather collar and sleeves.
Material girl: Madonna, sat between Andre Balazs and Riccardo Tisci, unveiled her daring punk outfit at the Costume Institute Gala After Party at the BOOM BOOM Room in New York, on Monday
Former Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey has said that she is flattered that she appears to have inspired Madonna's headline-grabbing look at a New York gala.
The Queen of Pop, 54, posed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ball in fishnet tights, black suspenders, pink stilettos, chains, a dog collar and completed the look with a crucifix hanging underneath her bottom.
Her severe black hairdo and sharp fringe made the singer look uncannily like Devey.
Devey, 56, who has been replaced by Kelly Hoppen on Dragons' Den after she quit the BBC2 show for Channel 4, told her Twitter followers: "Nice to see mdna taking a few fashion tips xxxx".
The businesswoman, who made her fortune in freight haulage, added: "Flattered + honoured that mdna has decided to take tips from this Northern material girl".
Other celebrities at the Punk: From Chaos To Couture-themed ball included Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz.
Embracing the punk theme, Madonna said that she was a fan of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen "and that whole era" but that "I wanted to do my own thing, but my own twist on it".
The sold out 88-date run was 2012's biggest moneymaker, grossing $305 million.
Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, an achievement earned by the worldwide success of her MDNA tour.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. 30 Rock alum Tracy Morgan will host, with Don Mischer producing. The sold out 88-date run was 2012's top-grossing tour with $305 million. It's the pop icon's latest chart landmark in a career full of them, including records for Hot 100 top 10 singles (38 of her overall 56 Hot 100 hits) and Dance Club Songs No. 1s (43). Her "MDNA" album bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- her eighth trip to the penthouse -- with sales of 359,000.
Madonna will take the stage to accept her award, with superstars from Prince to Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne set to perform. Other performers joining the ceremony include Nicki Minaj,Bruno Mars, Miguel, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo,David Guetta and Icona Pop.
Along with his performance, Prince is set to be honored with the Billboard Icon Award. Bieber, Swift and Mars are also vying for the Milestone Award, a fan-driven honor that one voter will get to present at the show alongside Cee Lo Green.
Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 top the finalists at the 2013 awards, with each included in 11 categories.Rihanna competes in 10 categories, including Top Artist against Swift, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and One Direction, while a pair of younger artists -- Carly Rae Jepsen and 1D themselves -- are finalists in nine and eight categories, respectively.
Billboard Music Awards finalists were based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
Stay tuned for more announcements for the May 19 airing of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on ABC.
Madonna raises $7m from sale of Fernand Léger painting to 'make like Malala smile' around the world. The Queen of Pop will donate the proceeds to her Ray of Light Foundation to promote girls' education in the Middle East and South Asia.
The singer bought the 1921 Cubist work, Three Women at the Red Table, in 1990 for $3.4m (£2.2m).
Madonna will donate $7.2 million (£4.7 million) from the sale of a painting by Cubist Fernand Léger to promote equal education rights for girls like Malala.
The singer, who is a keen art collector, bought Léger'sTrois Femmes à la Table Rouge in 1990. It was sold as part of Sotheby's sale of Impressionist and modern art which took more than $230m (£148.6m) in New York yesterday.
Madonna said she decided to auction the work in order to “trade something valuable for something invaluable”. All proceeds will go to her Ray of Light Foundation which supports girls’ education projects in the Middle East and South Asia.
Writing on her Facebook page today, the pop star said: “Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! Art equals Revolution!”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
can scratch one major, major celebrity meeting off of her to-do list: . Both Kardashian, 32, and the pop superstar, 54, were among the sea of A-list celebrities inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Costume Institute Gala. Per Instagram, it was apparently the first time the pregnant reality star has met the Material Girl, who once collaborated with Kardashian's beau on her 2008 Hard Candy album.
MET Gala 2013
As Baby Brahim looked at Madge's ass knowing full well that he'll have to lick virgin's blood off of those double mounds of roided-up muscle at the end of the night, she spread her legs and gave everyone a view of her memaw crotch at the Met Ball. This look is very "current day Anjelica Huston as a Hot Topic stripper" and she looks ridiculous, but it's still a million times more interesting than all the boring ass boring dresses that went down the red carpet. And the cross burning under her Illuminati puss was a nice touch.
But she should've left Baby Brahim with his nanny, because he looks like he's wearing a uniform from an all-girls private school run by Run DMC and that's not the look.....lol
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Madonna sells Fernand Léger painting to raise money for girls' education. Sotheby's announces auction of Cubist work to support projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Leger's Trois Femmes a la Table Rouge hung in the bedroom of Madonna's Central Park West apartment. She bought the painting at Sotheby's in 1990 for $3.4 million. She hopes it is worth $5 million to $7 million — or more — now. She is selling it to benefit girls' education projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The best moments of Madonna's performances of Vogue over the last 23 years.
"Vogue" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her soundtrack album I'm Breathless (Music from and Inspired by the film Dick Tracy). Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and choreographers Jose and Luis Xtravaganza from the Harlem "House Ball" community, the origin of the dance Vogue, and they introduced "Vogueing" to her at the New York City club "Sound Factory".
Madonna has performed the song in five of her tours, as well as the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards and at her performance during the half-time show of Super Bowl XLVI.
After its release, "Vogue" reached number one in over 30 countries worldwide, becoming Madonna's biggest hit at that time. It was also the best-selling single of 1990 with sales of more than two million, and has sold more than six million copies worldwide to date. In the U.S., massive airplay and sales demand in response to the popular music video in April 1990 made way for "Vogue"'s number 39 debut in the week of April 14. The song shot to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in its sixth week on the chart, displacing Sinéad O'Connor's four-week run in the top spot with "Nothing Compares 2 U".
I still think it's crazy this was originally going to be a B-Side for "Keep It Together.
Album / Catalogue Number / Date Entered Chart
True Blue - WX54 - 12 June 1986
...as those of us old enough remember, from purchasing the albums as they came out, that is the correct order of release. However, take a look at the catalogue numbers. Something's wrong there, eh? Logically, following the sequence of the (above) or the general European/US one - (TB - 925 442-2, WTG - 925 611-2, YCD - 925 535-2) - shows clearly that You Can Dance was completed and ready for release far far before Who's That Girl. Why was it held back so long? No-one knows. What we do know is that 'Spotlight', the lead single from 'You Can Dance', was a rejected song from the 'True Blue' album. Strange to lead a new compilation with a song not considered strong enough even as a mere album filler track almost two years previously.
The Liner notes for 'You Can Dance' were dated September 1987, a full two months before the album reached the shops, but also a month after the 'Who's That Girl' album had been released. The liner notes, however, talk of 'Where's The Party' being taken from Madonna's 'most recently released album, 'True Blue''. The cover photo shoot used for the 'You Can Dance' album was completed early enough for the various countries around the world to use different shots from it as their 'La Isla Bonita' single art. The remixes contained on the album must have been completed by at least March 1987 as the mix of 'Into The Groove' which features on the album was included in the set of the Who's That Girl Tour... the costumes were a hint of what was to come too. Back to the supposed 'contemporary' liner notes - Brian Chin, in discussing the remix of 'Into The Groove' states it is 'the mix she currently performs on tour. She certainly wasn't still on tour in November 1987! LOLDid Sire hold 'You Can Dance' back to allow sales of the 'Who's That Girl' soundtrack to flourish without confusing the public? Was there some contractual restraint stalling a full Madonna album coming out a certain amount of time after the 'Who's That Girl' soundtrack? We know this has been the case with other Madonna film vs music projects - the 'I'm Going To Tell You A Secret' vs 'Re-Invention Tour' debacle has shown that can happen! Was 'You Can Dance' a pre-planned stalling product purely put out to reinvigorate sales of her back catalogue and to fill the planned 1988 gap caused by the 'year out from music' Madonna filled with acting work? Cynics would suggest so, and with the 'unique remixes' only being available on the cassette and different ones only on the CD it can been seen as a general money-generating project, albeit a pretty high quality one.So, just how soon after the 'True Blue' album was 'You Can Dance' completed? Well, one way to guess would be to look at the release date of the record with the catalogue number before it. That would be Falco's 'Emotional' album - catalogue number WX75. Release date? 1986. Hmmm. Answers on a postcard....
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
While readying her soon to be released DVD of her recent MDNA Tour, Madonna found time to collaborate with Uniqlo on a new line of t-shirts ........ Thankfully, they are MUCH cheaper than tickets to one of her shows. The shirts are all priced at $19.90 on Uniqlo's website and are quickly selling out.
Take a look at the cool creations ...http://www.uniqlo.com/us/search/Madonna
Take a look at the cool creations ...http://www.uniqlo.com/us/search/Madonna