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Academy Award winners past and present let loose and dined on dishes such as Caesar salad, penne pasta with red sauce, rice and chicken in a curry sauce and potato knishes, served buffet style. Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila were inseparable.
Julia Roberts and husband Danny Moder 'were lovey dovey together,' the partygoer adds, explaining that by the time Roberts arrived, she had ditched her Givenchy gown and 'took all her glam off.'
The show's host, Ellen DeGeneres, and wife Portia de Rossi were relaxed and 'just hanging out,' says the guest, while Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem showed off pictures of their 7-month-old daughter Luna to friends.
It was also a destination for other A-list couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, newly engaged Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garrn, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, and Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
Even Madonna's ex, Sean Penn, popped into the party with girlfriend Charlize Theron. The new couple were 'hugging and very sweet together,' says the source. Also among the revelers: Bette Midler, Meryl Streep, Jamie Foxx, Miley Cyrus and Pink.
But it was Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o who brought the most coveted dates of the night: their 13 ½-inch-tall golden statuettes.
Madonna, whose kids also attended the party, changed her outfit at least twice and wore diamonds – lots of them: 'Diamonds, diamonds and diamonds on both wrists, and a headband,' says the source.
The 'Material Girl' hitmaker wore Neil Lane jewels, including diamond and platinum bracelets and earrings, and she accessorised her outfit for the bash which followed the prestigious ceremony on Sunday.
She posted an image on Instagram of herself in a red gown, with her blonde hair in lose waves, with a headpiece, with bright red lipstick, as she pulled a pose for the shot
She added the caption: 'The Oscar goes to Party ## 7!!!!! #revolutionoflove'
Madonna hosted her annual private Oscars after party at manager Guy Oseary's mansion and the A-List event was tight on security with a number of staff helping guests check-in. A source told Usmagazine.com: 'There was tons of security and tons of staff checking people in.'
Earlier Madonna had also posted this picture and caption: 'Im just sayin....#speakthetruthandshamethedevil'
In January 1989, the pop provocateur inked a $5 million endorsement deal with the soft-drink brand. On March 2, 1989, Madonna debuted 'Like a Prayer,' the title track of her fourth studio album, in a two-minute television commercial called 'Make a Wish.'
The flashback-fueled spot saw her watching a black-and-white home movie of her 8th birthday, and interspersed footage of the young girl with shots of adult Madonna dancing in the street and in a church with a gospel choir. The fairly innocuous ad aired during NBC's The Cosby Show, and it seemed unlikely to offend anyone. But when Madonna premiered the actual music video for 'Like a Prayer' on MTV the following day, viewers were singing a different tune.
The video's imagery, which included burning crosses, stigmata and the seduction of a saint, drew the ire of religious groups and customers, who assumed it was part of the Pepsi ad.
'When you've got an ad that confuses people or concerns people, it just makes sense that that ad goes away,' Tod MacKenzie, a spokesman for Pepsico Inc., told the New York Times. And go away, it did. Though the commercial was canceled, 'Like a Prayer' spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that spring, and Madonna reportedly kept the $5 million fee.
The once-incendiary hit went on to become one of the most celebrated songs in Madonna's canon, and it was even featured in her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance – no small feat in the post-Nipplegate era. But one thing that hasn't changed is the Material Girl's earning power: According to Forbes, Madonna was the highest paid musician of 2013.
'Let the games begin! Shabbat Shalom! #hollywoodswingin'
'Sometimes you have to get dirty before you can feel clean. Underneath the darkness there is light! #revolutionoflove'
The group opted to go with a basic green-and-white marker, with hopes of having it installed in the coming months. It would be placed near the intersection of West Thomas Street and South Euclid Avenue, welcoming visitors traveling into town off US-10.
'The goal of this Madonna sign is simply to get people into town,' Girard told The Bay City Times. Down the road, Girard said he hopes to install another landmark - possibly a statue - that would honor Madonna in Bay City.
'When people go to Wall Street in New York, what do they do? They get their picture with the big bull,' he said. 'We need something in town that people want to come and see and take their picture in front of.'
Madonna grew up in Bay City and Rochester Hills and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Girard introduced a resolution for a Madonna sign at a Bay City Commission meeting Feb. 17, and was met with unanimous support from his fellow commissioners. The resolution calls to have the sign paid for using private funds. So far, the group has raised $650. The next step is to meet with the local Michigan Department of Transportation unit in Bay City to agree on the logistics of installing such a sign, said Girard, who hopes to have that meeting in the next two weeks.
From The Detroit News: www.detroitnews.com
As for the moves, Winhoffer dishes on a normal workout with Madonna. 'We warm up always! I change her program every week. This is important to shock the body. Without change, you can't achieve results,' the superstar trainer reveals. 'We love to work on triceps, obliques, and of course, my favorite part - the butt! One of our favorite moves is the plank on chair butt press. We get into the plank position with one foot on a chair and the other leg bent with knee on the ground. Kick the bent leg back and return the knee to the ground. It's a full body move and a butt-lifter!'
One more must-have when working out with the pop legend - good music! 'The beat dictates my movement and rhythm for her program. One of my favorites is Offer Nissim’s remix of [Madonna's] Frozen,' Winhoffer shares. 'It is such a sick beat and gets our adrenaline going.'
For more workout tips and tricks from Madonna’s trainer, follow her on Twitter at @Nicolewinhoffer.
The Sunday Times newspaper has quoted an undisclosed source from the Civil Society community in Malawi who has revealed that the Joyce Banda government is deliberately frustrating any moved by Madonna attributing the whole scenario as 'bad blood' between President Joyce Banda and Madonna.
'From the look of things, Madonna’s work in the country will continue facing challenges as long as the current administration continues to call the shots' the source is quoted as saying. The source further claimed that some top government officials have been pressing the NGO board not to accept Madonna’s application.
Board Chairperson for NGO’s Board in Malawi Emily Banda has since turned down the claims and revealed that Madonna own no single NGO in Malawi but rather is one of the trustees of a number of NGO’s including the Raising Malawi Trust. 'Let me mention that Madonna the musician does not have an NGO that applied for registration; rather, Madonna is one of the trustees in several organizations that applied for registration. One that I call that we have not registered is Raising Malawi Trust,' Banda told the paper.
She claimed that the trust failed to meet the required registration requirements. The NGO chief however could not completely rule out Raising Trust Malawi, saying they still stand a chance if they bring forward the other required documents.
Meanwhile, 380 NGO’S have been registered according to Banda. She has however asked all registered NGO’s to always comply with the country’s registration laws and failing which they will be fined or completely turned down.
The 61-year-old Chic star wants to team up with Madge again, having previously hit the studio with her on her Like A Virgin album.
‘I adore Madonna. If she ever wants to work, I am totally down,’ he said, adding that she had helped him kick drugs two decades ago.
‘For a gazillion years I have always said she is the hardest-working person I have ever worked with. She is the most dedicated. The most focused and I absolutely adore her.’
Rodgers stole the show at the Warner Music Group & Belvedere Brit awards after-party at The Savoy with a set featuring 45-year-old Kylie Minogue.
He also told fans to expect to hear a lot more from him in the charts after being given the all-clear from prostate cancer.
‘A little over three years ago I was diagnosed with extremely aggressive cancer and, I don’t mean to make light of it, but they were counting me out. And I thought 'You know, I’m going to do more music and more records than I have ever done in my life',’ he said.
Declaring her admiration for 'Vogue' hitmaker, Ariana who recently split from The Wanted's Nathan Sykes, told V magazine:
'She [Madonna] is my idol as far as attitude. I just love how she stands up for what she believes in and surprises people by not eff-ing up when they want her to so badly.'
Recalling the some of the specific reasons why she 'loves' Madonna, Ariana continued: 'Know what I love the most about Madonna? When a bad review came out, she was the first person to say ‘F**k you.’ When someone said she sounded like Minnie Mouse, she crawled into bed naked except for Minnie Mouse ears.'
'It’s such a good attitude to have', Ariana mused before revealing how she is using Madonna's attitude in her own life. She said: 'It’s inspiring to me because there are times when I think I’ve been a weak, people-pleasing little mouse my whole life.'
'That’s what I am learning right now, that I have to become stronger in this industry. I’ve learned over the past year that you don’t have time to chase after every person who doesn’t understand you. The people that know me know that I’m a nice girl. My fans know that I’m a nice girl. My friends know that I’m a nice girl. And ultimately, that’s all that matters.'
From Entertainment Wise / Yahoo! News
In a post alongside a picture of Maduro on image-sharing social network Instagram, Madonna accused the Venezuelan leader of human rights violations, while also condemning authorities in Russia and Ukraine.
'Apparantly (sic) Maduro is not familiar with the phrase 'Human Rights'! Facism (sic) is alive and thriving in Venezuela and Russia,' Madonna wrote. 'The Ukraine isn't far behind!'
Venezuela has been gripped by weeks of protests that have left at least four people dead.
Demonstrators are angry over rampant street crime, runaway inflation, corruption and bleak job prospects in the country with the world's largest proven oil reserves.
Maduro, who took office after the death of Hugo Chavez last year, has claimed the protests are part of a conspiracy to overthrow his government.
From AFP Via Yahoo! News
'Are you kidding me? Are the police in Russia actually whipping Pussy Riot for making music on the streets? Is this the dark ages? GOD bless P. R. They are fearless! #artforfreedom'