Madonna does not want to be videotaped in deposition

Madonna is going to court Tuesday. Last month, the pop star sued her former friend Darlene Lutz and the Manhattan auction house Gotta Have It! Collectibles to stop the sale of 22 of her personal items, including her underwear, a hairbrush still containing her hair, cassette tapes of unreleased recordings, and personal letters from the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

In an August 10 letter, Jones wrote that she wanted to protect her client based on her celebrity status and visibility.

'Given the intense media interest in this case, we are concerned that a protective order would be inadequate to protect the privacy interests of the individual parties,' she wrote.

Judd countered with the following in an e-mail statement to Vanity Fair (V.F. also reached out to Madonnaโ€™s legal representation):

'Madonna filed this very public lawsuit containing numerous accusations against Defendants without seeking any confidentiality,' Grossman said in an e-mail to Vanity Fair. 'Now that it is Defendantsโ€™ turn to test those allegations under cross-examination, for the first time Madonna wants these proceedings to be conducted in secret. Her celebrity status is no reason to treat her differently than any other party who walks through the courthouse doors.'

There will be a hearing concerning this matter on Monday.

Since last month, Lutzโ€”who, per Time Madonna identified as 'a former friend, art consultant, and frequent overnight guest' - has remained adamant that Madonna gave her the items put up at auction willingly. Lutzโ€™s legal team maintains that these items are now their clientโ€™s 'legal property.'

'As a result of my close relationship with Plaintiff, I received certain ephemera directly from her,' Lutz said in the court documents, per the New York Daily News last month. 'I also had a close friendship with several of Plaintiffs family members, during that time, and I received various items directly from them.'

From Vanity Fair


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Looks like Madonna is enjoying her birthday in style as these tweets show.


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Madonna celebrates sonโ€™s 17th birthday with throwback picture

Madonna has wished her second eldest child Rocco Ritchie a happy birthday as he turned 17.

The pop star marked the special occasion by posting a sweet throwback picture of her son on Instagram as a toddler.

She wrote: 'Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Boy! You are my Son-Shine! 17 years went by too fast!'

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A second picture shared with her 9.8 million followers on the social networking site showed Rocco - whose father is director Guy Ritchie - doing work for the singerโ€™s charitable organisation Raising Malawi.

She wrote: 'So Proud of you Rocco!!'

Rocco was born on August 11 2000, a few months before Madonna and Ritchie married. They divorced in 2008.

Last year, they were locked in a bitter custody dispute over Rocco, who remained in London with his father after visiting the UK on Madonnaโ€™s world tour.

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Madonna Teases Super-Luxe Clay Mask Thatโ€™s Nearly Impossible to Get

Madonna wants us all to have skin as ageless as hers.

The singerโ€™s six-product MDNA Skin line isnโ€™t yet available in the United States, but that hasnโ€™t stopped the Queen of Pop from teasing her social media followers with her favorite products. On Friday, she shared a video of herself getting the MDNA Chrome Clay Mask slathered on her face with a conventional butter knife.

On her Instagram story, which is seriously worth a look, her facialists continue to apply the mask and then remove it, all at the Material Girlโ€™s instruction. Naturally, because this is Madonna, she also sings while itโ€™s all happening.

The mask is a super-luxe concoction worthy of Madonna (and of the pop star inside everyone). Its active ingredient is volcanic clay from Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, the Italian town known as a wellness-spa destination. Unlike the typical dry-then-crack clay mask, MDNAโ€™s version reportedly stays creamy when applied. Itโ€™s also technologically savvy. The clay is magnetized, so you remove it by dragging a magnetic brush over your face. No rinsing necessary. And it just looks impressive. The best part? The mask stays on for only five minutes. It must have been designed either for rushed mornings or for the busy schedule of the worldโ€™s most famous music icon.

Madonna herself demonstrated the magnet-removal innovation last year on Instagram. 'You want this product. I want this product,' she said.

Aside from the mask and its removal device, the line includes a face wash, serum, rose mist, eye mask, and a not-yet-released eye serum. All products have prestige prices, from $4,860 Japanese yen (about US$43) for the face wash and 62,640 yen (about US$567) for the mask and regenerator set.

Madonna has been teasing the U.S. release of the mask for months, but for now, all MDNA Skin products are available only in Japan. Does anyone we know have a Japanese vacation and a large suitcase?

From Yahoo! Beauty


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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance at Leonardo DiCaprio's Event

Madonna made a surprise appearance at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's annual fundraising gala on Wednesday night in St. Tropez. France.

She performed a four-song set of 4 Minutes, Ray Of Light, La Isla Bonita and Open Your Heart.

Other A-lists guests at the gala included Madonna's ex, Sean Penn, as well as Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett, Kate Hudson, Tom Hanks, Marion Cotillard, Uma Thurman and Edward Norton.

Proceeds from the event go to DiCaprio's foundation, which offers grants to environmental causes.


Madonna accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

Madonna and her twin daughters Stella and Estere have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a 'serious invasion of privacy,' a lawyer for the star said Thursday.

Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of the 4-year-old twins from Malawi.

Her lawyer, Jenny Afia, told a judge in London that the story, published while the adoption was underway, could have 'threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have had potentially life-changing implications for the girls, as well as for Madonna and her family.'

'Under Malawian law and equivalent provisions under English law, there are rules around identifying children who are in the process of being adopted, principally for their own security and welfare,' Afia said.

She said the article revealed the girls' names, race, age, the fact they lived in an orphanage in Malawi and the fact they were the subject of pending applications for adoption by Madonna.

She said the publisher had agreed to pay Madonna's legal costs and undisclosed damages. Afia said Madonna would donate the damages to a pediatric hospital in Malawi.

'She is pleased that at least some good can come out of the situation,' the lawyer said.

Madonna was not at London's High Court for Thursday's hearing. The singer has six children, including four adopted from Malawi.

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


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