Serayah McNeill Is the New Face of Madonna's Material Girl Spring 2018 Campaign

When Serayah McNeill isn’t singing and acting on the hit show Empire, she makes time for a little modeling. The 22-year-old actress just became the face of the spring Material Girl ad campaign and she’s showing us that being a material girl is so much more than fancy clothes. “I’m excited to be the face of Material Girl because of everything she stands for,” said Serayah in a press release announcing the partnership. 'A Material Girl is edgy, fierce and owns who she is, and she’s guaranteed to look cool in anything and everything she puts on.'

The brand, which was launched by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, in 2010, is using its spring collection to embrace female empowerment through bold colors, floral designs, and edgy silhouettes. Following in the footsteps of Rita Ora, Sofia Richie, and Zendaya, all of whom have starred in campaigns for the brand in the past, McNeill brings the designs to life as she adds her own energy and individuality to each piece. From lace-up track pants to a canary yellow skirt, McNeill isn’t afraid to experiment with her look as she gets ready for a night out at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

To read the interview with Serayah visit: people.com/style

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Stylist for hire!

Madonna took part in a photo shoot that was part of an auction that raised millions to build a children Hospital for Raising Malawi. The shoot was with Mert and Marcus and Madonna got to be the Stylist!


The Madonna of Bolton: Publishing Date Moved Forward

Back in October 2017 we asked our readers in this post madonnalicious/2017/10/the-madonna-of-bolton to help support a crowd-funding campaign by Matt Cain, editor-in-chief at Attitude and Winq magazines, to help fund his new book after being told by publishers that Madonna 'is over' and not worth investing in.

Once the Madonna community got behind it, the book became one of the fastest-funded books on the Unbound platform and has now had the publishing date brought forward to 12 July this year.

The Bookseller has published this article on the latest update thebookseller.com/buzz-brings-cains-book-forward:

The publication date of journalist Matt Cain’s The Madonna of Bolton has been brought forward by Unbound due to the support it has received by crowdfunders.

Cain's third novel was picked up by Unbound after being rejected more than 30 times by traditional publishers. Authors including David Walliams, David Nicholls and S J Watson are among those to pledge money to crowdfund the title, leading it to become one of the fastest-funded books on the Unbound platform.

The book - which tells the story of Charlie Matthews, growing up in Bolton, whose obsession with Madonna sees him through some tough times - was originally due to be published in spring 2019 but will now be released on 12th July this year, in time for Madonna's 60th birthday on 16th August.

Cain told The Bookseller that he is 'absolutely thrilled' that the publication date for his novel has been brought forward.

'It’s no secret that I struggled for years to get this book published so to have such an incredible response to the crowdfunding campaign in October was amazing, but now to see the publishing industry getting behind it with such enthusiasm is a dream come true', he said.

Cain added that it is also 'very gratifying, not to mention exciting', to have so much interest from retailers who recognise the book's 'commercial potential'.

According to Cain, following the deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince and George Michael, Madonna is the only leading 80s pop star who is still alive, so this year will see a big celebration of her work and career.

Cain said: 'I’m particularly pleased that it will be published in time for Madonna’s 60th birthday and all the media interest I know this will generate. All in all, it adds up to the perfect launch pad for a book I care about so passionately.'

Unbound said the original publication date was spring 2019, but that it is hoping to capitalise on all the buzz the book has been having, and early interest from the trade, by bringing the date forward.

Katy Guest, the book's editor, said: 'I’m so excited about Matt’s novel, which is warm and funny and full of surprises. So I’m thrilled to see that readers all over the world are getting excited about it too. They’ve got a treat to come.'


Madonna Poses for a Topless Selfie While Flaunting Her Louis Vuitton Mona Lisa Handbag

Still a material girl! Madonna posed for a topless Instagram selfie leaving little to the imagination on Thursday, January 25, and expressed her appreciation for handbags.

The singer self-censored her breasts with black scribble to cover her private areas in the photo and held a Louis Vuitton handbag in front of her to cover her top half. 'Still drooling over a handbag…………….. 👜😂🌈💕 @louisvuitton #nofriends #lisbonisfar#werktodo #fashion 💕💕💕💕🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸💕💕💕💕💕🌸🌸#monalisa,' she wrote about the Louis Vuitton Montaigne Bag Mona Lisa bag, which is part of the LV x Jeff Koons collaboration and is valued at $4,000.

The 'Rebel Heart' songstress also wore two colorful necklaces around her neck in the sexy snap and her platinum blonde hair was pulled back. She showed off her flawless skin and pouty lips and what looked like a silver grill.

From Us Weekly


Madonna pens sweet message to daughter on her birthday

Madonna posted a sweet message to her daughter Mercy James on her birthday, saying her smile 'lights up the Galaxy'.

The Queen of Pop, 59, shared two images and a brief video on Instagram to celebrate Mercy turning 12.

The first picture showed Madonna with her arm around Mercy, who she adopted from Malawi in 2009.

'Happy Birthday to this Rare and Beautiful Child!! Chifundo (Mercy) James!' she said.

The singer captioned a second shot, of Mercy smiling: 'Your Smile lights up the Galaxy.'

From PA Entertainment


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