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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.

From PA Entertainment Via Yahoo! News


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


Events: The 14th Annual Madonnathon!

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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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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan let stand his July 18 temporary restraining order blocking the sale of 22 items by Gotta Have It Collectibles. Lebovits will on Sept. 6 consider whether to issue a preliminary injunction.

Darlene Lutz, a former friend of Madonna, had consigned the items for auction. Madonna's lawyers said they were stolen after Lutz helped the Material Girl, whose given name is Madonna Ciccone, move out of a Miami home in the mid-1990s.

At a hearing, Lebovits said 'Ms. Ciccone has made a strong likelihood' of showing she would prevail, and said he 'sincerely doubts' she lost her rights by waiting two decades to sue.

'There is no prejudice to Ms. Lutz or to the auction house, because if anything the property will increase in value if the court finds for Ms. Lutz,' the judge added.

Lutz's lawyer Judd Grossman and Madonna's lawyer Brendan O'Rourke declined to comment.

The 22 items were among 128 up for an auction that was to have begun on Wednesday.

Madonna claimed in court papers she would face 'irreparable harm' from a sale of 'extremely private and personally sensitive belongings.'

But Grossman said she gave up her rights in a 2004 settlement with Lutz, with whom she had a falling out.

'Every day this TRO remains in place....is another day that the world believes my client is a thief,' Grossman said.

O'Rourke countered that the 58-year-old singer 'has lots of personal items, as you can imagine,' stored in many places, but this did not make them 'any less' hers.

'My client frankly wasn't thinking about these specific items until she saw them being auctioned,' he said. 'That's when the light bulb went on over her head.'

O'Rourke said it was only recently that Lutz unlawfully took possession, after Madonna learned where the items were, asked for their return, and was refused.

Lebovits held the hearing after Grossman complained that the TRO was issued at Madonna's behest before he could object.

The judge found no foul play, alluding to a song from Madonna's 1990 album 'I'm Breathless.'

'I wanted to know whether there was any hanky panky on the part of the plaintiffs,' Lebovits said.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News


Judge yanks Madonna's Tupac letter, hairbrush, panties from auction

An impending auction of pop star Madonnaโ€™s personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull 22 items from its rock-and-roll-themed auction scheduled for Wednesday.

The Material Girl had earlier sought an emergency court order saying she was 'shocked to learn' of the planned online auction of the Tupac letter and had no idea it was no longer in her possession.

'The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items,' Madonna said in court papers. 'I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public.'

Court papers said the Tupac letter was expected to fetch up to $400,000. Tupac, one of the best-selling rappers of all time, dated Madonna in the early 1990s and died of injuries suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.

Madonna, behind such hit songs as Like a Virgin and Vogue, has sold hundreds of millions of albums. Other Madonna items scheduled to be auctioned were private photographs taken at a bachelorette party at her Miami home, personal letters and cassette tapes of unreleased recordings.

Madonnaโ€™s court papers name Darlene Lutz, a former friend, art consultant and 'frequent overnight guest' in Madonnaโ€™s home when she was 'not in residence,' as behind the sale of the property.

A spokesman for Lutz and the auction house said the allegations will be 'vigorously challenged and refuted' in court.

'Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutzโ€™s legal property,' spokesman Pete Siegel told the New York Post. 'We are confident that the Madonna memorabilia will be back.'

From USA Today / AP