'The Candles have been blown. The Cake has been cut, but it's not too late to make my Birthday Wish Come True!! I want to take you on an unforgettable trip to Art Basel. Enter to win and support Raising Malawi: www.omaze.com/madonna'
2 Rebel ❤️'s admire the Art in Havana! 🎨🎨🎨🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺❣❣❣ pic.twitter.com/93nTOfpxuO— Madonna (@Madonna) 19 August 2016
Mi Preciosa ! Mi Amore! Siempre! ❣🇨🇺 pic.twitter.com/4ti3zxNuPo— Madonna (@Madonna) 18 August 2016
The Chimney's say it all. 💃🏻🎉❣😘💯🍾🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺 Best Birthday Ever! Viva Cuba! pic.twitter.com/ayBThi6DVI— Madonna (@Madonna) 18 August 2016
Madonna shared some more pictures from her Cuba trip (including one with Debi Mazar) on her Instagram page and looks like they all had a fabulous time:
'Pina Coladas in Loma del Angel! 🎉💘🇨🇺'
'Muy Caliente in Havana! 🔥🎉🍾😉🎉🇨🇺'
'Get in the Car! 🚗💃🏻🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺'
B Akerlund also shared this great shot of Madonna in Cuba on Instagram:
UK newspaper the Metro featured Madonna and Rocco today on their trip to Cuba - click on the article to enlarge.
Madonna's deeply personal letters and recordings she made in bed will be included in a new documentary.
The 'Ray of Light' singer's 18-month romance with Breakfast Club singer Dan Gilroy will be the focus of a new film, and her former lover is said to have turned over 'hours' of video, as well as a huge number of letters and photos to director Guy Guido for inclusion in 'Emmy and The Breakfast Club'.
According to the director, the movie - which will focus on the period of 1979 to 1982 when Madonna was living in an abandoned synagogue in New York with Dan and his brother Ed - will include interviews and re-enactments and feature 'sweet little love notes that she would leave for Dan' and 'very poetic love letters expressing her feelings for him and the struggles of their relationship.'
There is also a 20-minute recording of 'silly, romantic bantering' which the couple made in bed and that features Madonna and Dan 'having fun with each other and bedroom talk, and also getting into a little philosophical life discussion.'
The filmmaker insisted using personal material without the 57-year-old singer's consent wasn't a decision taking lightly, but Dan felt it was time to 'share' the 'intimate' footage.
He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: 'There are some intimate things, but at this point they're ready to share. Especially Dan - he's been holding this in a very long time.'
Guy described the couple's relationship, which began in 1979, as the 'meat' of the movie, but said the documentary also explored Madonna's ambition and determination to make it in the music industry.
He is hopeful the film will be complete by January 2017, and that a major distributor will release it.
Madonna will appear on the cover of the next issue of LOVE magazine (out on 19/09/2016) photographed by Mert Alas.
Some quotes from the magazine:
'I don't consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it's an artist's responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It's our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.'
'I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn't the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it's easy to become famous. What isn't easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.'
'I like Instagram because it's like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for. It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life.'
Madonna is sharing more media from her trip to Cuba, including a great video of her and Rocco dancing:
'Walking in the HOT 🔥🔥🔥Streets of Havana! 🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺
'Family Mambo Cuban Style! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎂🎂🎂💝🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺
Family Mambo Cuban Style! 💃🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉🍾🎈🎈🎂🎂🎂💝🍾🍾🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺 pic.twitter.com/t2OiBR9gcD— Madonna (@Madonna) 17 August 2016
Madonna is the latest celebrity to visit Cuba, dancing in a restaurant for her birthday and touring Havana with her family and friends.
The singer arrived in Havana on Monday. Excited crowds have gathered outside the hotel where she is staying in historic Old Havana, but have caught few glimpses of the 58-year-old star.
Fan Taimi Estrada Joba says she hopes to see Madonna perform a concert in Cuba someday. In her words, 'We are very happy she came.'
A string of U.S. celebrities has visited Havana as part of a boom in tourism set off by the declaration of detente with the U.S. in December 2014. Cuban state media posted enthusiastic reports about Madonna's visit and the Foreign Ministry sent a string of tweets welcoming her.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
Cuba Libre 🇨🇺❣🍾 pic.twitter.com/5fSUzNd2ir— Madonna (@Madonna) 16 August 2016
Are you Like a Virgin to the art scene? There’s no better place to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most inspiring artists, galleries and collections than Art Basel. And when you factor in the one and only Madonna, who’ll be there in all her Madonna glory, you’ll be Vogue-ing your way to popstar heaven. Grab a friend and head to Miami, where you’ll go to Art Basel, get pop cultured at an art auction and then get 1-on-1 hangout time with the music queen and Ray of Light herself! Yes… your pop music prayers have been answered. Flights and hotel included.
Madonna posted a picture of her from her birthday trip to Cuba with a message of thanks for all her birthday wishes:
'Thank you to all my fans and everyone who is in my gang for all your birthday Wishes!!!! You know how to make a girl feel special!! 👑💝🇨🇺'
Australia's longest-running MADONNA PARTY celebrates the Queen of Pop's birthday and 30 years of TRUE BLUE, her biggest-selling studio album.
8.30PM TIL 12.30AM
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016
Strike a pose and get into the groove as upstairs at The Wickham hotel is transformed into a dance club playing only the music of Madonna - 1980s, 1990s, Noughties & Now!
Gather upstairs, meet other fans, grab a drink and watch a fan-compiled collection of Madonna music videos, live clips & rare footage.
8.30PM TIL 12.30AM
Join DJ Sean Manley (SYD) - official DJ for the Madonna Rebel Heart Tour VIP parties - who plays you nothing but the best music of Madonna - the greatest hits, fan favourites....and everything in between! From 'Everybody' to the latest 'Rebel Heart' songs.
With licensed bar, roving photographers, merch stall and more!
PRIZES FOR THE BEST DRESSED and BEST VOGUER!
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016
Wickham Hotel, 308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets $15.00 + booking fee (presale) or $20.00 (at the door) 18+ event