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February 2010

Sticky & Sweet CD/DVD Track Listing

Online music retailer have published the tracklisting for the Sticky & Sweet CD/DVD that is due out at the end of March.

Disc One (CD)
1 - Candy Shop Medley
2 - Beat Goes On Medley-Feat. Kanye West
3 - Human Nature
4 - Vogue 2008
5 - She's Not Me
6 - Music 2008
7 - Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
8 - Spanish Lesson
9 - La Isla Bonita 2008
10 - You Must Love Me
11 - Get Stupid Medley
12 - Like A Prayer 2008
13 - Give It 2 Me

Disc Two (DVD)
1 - Intro: The Sweet Machine
2 - Candy Shop Medley
3 - Beat Goes On Medley-Feat. Kanye West
4 - Human Nature
5 - Vogue 2008
6 - Die Another Day 2008
7 - Into The Groove 2008
8 - Heartbeat
9 - Borderline
10 - She's Not Me
11 - Music 2008
12 - Rain / Here Comes The Rain Again
13 - Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
14 - Spanish Lesson
15 - Miles Away
16 - La Isla Bonita Medley
17 - Me Darava / Doli Doli
18 - You Must Love Me
19 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
20 - Get Stupid Medley
21 - 4 Minutes-Feat. Justin Timberlake And Timbaland
22 - Like A Prayer 2008
23 - Ray Of Light
24 - Like A Virgin 2008
25 - Hung Up Medley
26 - Give It 2 Me
27 - Credits
Plus 8 Behind-The-Scenes Clips

Thanks to Darren and Dean

Madonna buys up New York farmland

Madonna has taken her love of horse riding to the next level - she has spent $2 million (£1.25 million) on extra farmland in New York to indulge her equine hobby.
The Material Girl took up the activity after marrying British director Guy Ritchie in 2000 and moving to a huge country estate in Wiltshire, England.
After the marriage ended in 2008, the star returned to New York and purchased the Wild Ocean Farm in Bridgehampton for $5 million (£3.1 million).
Now she has added an extra 23 acres of farmland to the estate, reports the New York Post.
Although Madonna owns all agricultural rights to the land, she will not be allowed to build on it.


DJ Edith Bowman: Madonna was my icon growing up

Radio 1 presenter Edith Bowman was interviewed by UK newspaper the Metro and was asked about her icons:

Did you have any icons growing up?
Madonna was a big one for me. Weirdly, I can remember dressing up as her for Halloween when I was about ten years old. I was 'Like A Virgin Madonna' and my friend was 'Into The Groove Madonna' and we want round our local village with a tape recorder and sang along to Madonna songs. We made an absolute fortune.

Where Madonna goes, Liz follows

Legendary music publicist Liz Rosenberg - who represents icons like Madonna, Cher, and Stevie Nicks - is leaving Warner Bros. Records after almost 40 years at the label.
Rosenberg is starting her own agency called Liz Rosenberg Media. Rosenberg's new venture will represent Madonna, who left Warner Bros. for LiveNation in 2007, and as part of an ongoing consultancy role with WB, several artists still on the label.
'No one has had a more thrilling ride than I have had during my decades at Warner Bros. Records where I grew up and learned my craft,' Rosenberg said in a press release. 'I was given the opportunity to work with the most talented artists in music history. I'm grateful that I will continue to represent some of these artists, in addition to several new artists.'


Naomi Campbell cites Madonna as one of her style icons

Fearlessly trend-setting artists Madonna and Lady Gaga have yet another star to add to their long list of admirers: supermodel Naomi Campbell. 'I think my style icons are people that reinvent themselves - they come back with a different look, a different vibe, a different sound and Madonna is definitely one of those people,' she told PEOPLE at the Elle Style Awards in London, where she snagged the Outstanding Contribution Award for her 25-year career and her work with safe pregnancy charity The White Ribbon Alliance. 'It’s just amazing to watch her through all these decades - she just keeps coming back.'


Madonna said to be in talks for new apparel line are reporting that Madonna is in talks to launch a women's collection to be sold via Macy's in conjunction with Iconix Brand Group Inc.:

The pop icon is in talks to launch a contemporary women’s collection with a group of licensees that would be sold exclusively at Macy’s, according to sources. The merchandise would include apparel, accessories, intimates and footwear. Label names under serious consideration for the product lines include Material Girl for the apparel and Truth or Dare for the lingerie and underwear.

Liz Rosenberg, Macy's and Iconix have all declined to comment at this time.
For the full story visit

Madonna checks out Rio's Carnival

Madonna has enthusiastically embraced Brazil's spectacular Carnival in Rio and even wanted to try some samba moves herself during parades overnight, Brazilian media reported Monday.
The US entertainer attended the spectacular shows with her Brazilian toyboy boyfriend, model Jesus Luz, her two children and a coterie of US friends.
Other celebrities, including Paris Hilton, '300' star Gerard Butler, and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger were also in town to catch the festivities rolling out in summer heatwave conditions.
According to Globo, the Brazilian television broadcaster of Rio's parades, Madonna tried to join in on the fun in an overnight parade, but the frenzy she triggered among cameramen and security agents as she got close to the event prevented her from busting out some samba steps.
Instead, she watched from VIP boxes along the parade route, the guest of Rio governor Sergio Cabral and a Brazilian beer maker.
The parades were to continue to early Tuesday, with the winning samba school announced on Wednesday.

From AFP Via Yahoo! News

Vote: 50 Greatest Pop Videos

Fans have the chance to vote for the 50 Greatest Pop Videos for an upcoming show on UK TV:

We've given you a shortlist of 50 of the best pop videos as selected by industry experts and 4Music so all you need to do is choose your favourite and send in your vote - but you can only choose one video so make sure you vote wisely!
Once all the votes are in we'll compile the most popular promos and count them down in Channel 4's 50 Greatest Pop Videos - coming soon.

Madonna has Like A Prayer and Vogue in the nomination list - to vote visit

Thanks to Carwyn

Madonna directing 'W.E.'

Madonna, the queen of pop, has her eye on a king.
She's set to direct 'W.E.,' a biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson that led to the Brit royal abdicating from the throne to marry his divorcee lover.
Vera Farmiga ('Up in the Air') is eyeing the plum role of Simpson, who precipitated the most severe constitutional crisis in the English monarchy in the 20th century after Edward proposed to her, only months into his reign.
There is no word yet on who will play King Edward.
Madonna is writing the script with Alex Keshishian, who directed the multihyphenate in 'Truth or Dare.'
Former Miramax exec Colin Vaines and David Parfitt are producing the pic. CAA is handling domestica sales while IM Global has international.
This will which will be Madonna's second directorial effort; her first, 'Filth and Wisdom,' preemed at Berlin in 2008. Simpson led a colorful life, having been married twice before her romance with Edward. The two of them, who lived the rest of their lives as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, spent the best part of three decades living a life of leisure as social celebrities around the world.


Events: Virgin Spirit in New York City

For several years Matthew Rettenmund controlled the copyright to Richard Corman's exquisite Madonna images... but no more. They are now back in the photographers hands. Now, he'll be exhibiting them for the first time ever at Virgin Spirit, a multi-media show with photographs, live music and a fashion show.

If you're in New York and are interested in being at this invite-only show on Monday 15 February from 8:00pm to 12:00am at the Hudson Hotel visit Matthew's site at boy culture and he will see if he can add you to his guest list.

Like A Virgin Makes The 50 Greatest Sex Songs List wanted to share this news with madonnalicious readers:

For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to heat things up. That’s why we pulled together the 50 best chart performing songs about SEX. Of course we had to include Madonna! 'Like A Virgin' made the cut at #8.

Check out the others that made the list and prepare to be shocked, turned on or humored by how far some of these songs went (and they really went there) at

Madonna transforms into 'Marriage Ref' for TV

Twice-divorced pop star Madonna will take on a new profession - marriage referee - when she makes a rare television appearance on an upcoming show from comedian Jerry Seinfeld about feuding couples.
The 'Material Girl,' who divorced her British movie director husband Guy Ritchie in 2008, will be one of a panel of celebrities on 'The Marriage Ref' who will decide which spouse should be declared 'winner' of a domestic spat filmed in their own homes.
Madonna is listed along with British comedian Ricky Gervais and American Larry David in an episode to be filmed in New York before a studio audience next week.
The pop superstar, who was previously married to actor Sean Penn, has made few appearances on TV shows that do not involve performances or interviews.
Actors Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria are also among those expected to make up the rotating celebrity panel on 'The Marriage Ref', which debuts on NBC on Feb 28.
'The Marriage Ref' sees the return to TV of the creative talents of the popular star of 1990s U.S. comedy series 'Seinfeld'.
The light-hearted show is one of the centerpieces of NBC's efforts to revamp its prime-time line-up following the axing of its five nights a week 'Jay Leno Show' after just five months.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News

Madonna wows likely Brazil presidential candidate

Madonna spent an hour talking about helping Brazil's poor children with a man who could become the country's next president. He came away wowed by her youthful appearance.
Sao Paulo state Gov. Jose Serra is considered a likely entrant in the 2010 campaign to succeed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
On Wednesday, Madonna posed for photographers as Serra wrapped an arm around her.
The singer didn't respond to questions about their meeting. Serra said Madonna expressed a desire to help needy young Brazilians after she toured a Sao Paulo center that helps kids.
Serra seemed most impressed by the 52-year-old Madonna's youthfulness. 'She seems very young, much less than her (age).'

From AP Via Yahoo! News

US TV: Madonna to appear on The Marriage Ref

1iota are looking for 200 people to be a part of the studio audience for a taping of upcoming episode of The Marriage Ref - which will feature Madonna.

Madonna is scheduled to be a guest alongside Larry David and Ricky Gervais for the taping on Wednesday 24 February in New York City.

Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the producers of 'Super Nanny' now bring you....'The Marriage Ref'
A comic, reality series where celebrities and a relationship referee help squabbling couples make peace. Created by Seinfeld himself, this is relationship advice....with a comic twist.
Jerry Seinfeld is back and in the producer's chair for a funny and revealing series about the unpredictable and hilarious institution we call marriage. In Jerry's new primetime venture, married life takes center stage as celebrities, comedians and sports stars candidly comment, judge and decide who's right and who's wrong in real-life disputes between real-life spouses.
Revealing. Controversial. Downright funny. The Marriage Ref vows to look at relationships unlike anything you've ever seen on TV.

For more information on getting tickets visit

Madonna leads celebrity charge to Rio for Carnival

Madonna on Tuesday led a charge of celebrities descending on Rio de Janeiro for the city's famously sexy Carnival starting this weekend.
The US entertainer triggered screams from fans as she checked into an upmarket hotel on Ipanema beach with her children in tow, Brazil's Globo news websites reported.
The frenzy added to a crowd already gathered in front of the hotel because of another singing guest lodged there: Beyonce, who was wrapping up a series of pre-Carnival Brazilian concerts as part of a Latin American tour.
Other celebrities expected to show up for Carnival, which runs from Saturday to next Tuesday, include Alicia Keys and Paris Hilton, according to star-gazing website O fuxico.
Hollywood heart-throbs Leonardo DiCaprio and Lindsay Lohan, however, cancelled their plans to visit, the daily O Dia said.
Madonna reportedly was to mix in a bit of work for her children's charity Success for Kids, heading to Sao Paulo on Wednesday to rustle up donations.
On Friday, she was to return to Rio to accompany Brazilian politicians on visits to slums before throwing herself into the festivities of Carnival.
That swirl of street partying, balls and parades hits its climax Sunday and Monday night when Brazil's top samba schools file past packed stands in a glitzy display of fantasy and bare-breasted dancing queens.
Madonna and the other celebrities will be in exclusive VIP boxes along the parade route.

From AFP Via Yahoo! News

Madonna and Jesus enjoy dinner in Rio

Madonna and Jesus Light had dinner in Rio de Janeiro late on Tuesday night. The pair dined at the Italian restaurant, Ristorante Botticelli.
Madonna and Jesus began with carpaccio of salmon with green salad - with grapes, pears, gorgonzola cheese and rockford. For her main course Madonna enjoyed a mix of pasta stuffed with mushrooms, lobster, veal and foie gras and mascarpone cheese. For dessert, the couple split half pineapple garnish with ice and mint.

For more pictures of their night visit

Thanks to Ale

Liz Smith on Madonna and Jesus: 'More power to them both'

'To think, I only had to wait 50 years for this!' That’s what Madonna told a friend months ago discussing her love affair with the 22-year-old Jesus Luz. (And she wasn’t just talking about the sex.) Mr. Luz is apparently attentive, tender and in tune with Madonna in a way she feels she missed out on with her two ex-husbands and, well, others....
Nobody believes me when I say it, but Madonna is an old-fashioned romantic. A bouquet of daisies and a candlelit dinner go a long way with famous women who can buy and sell any guy they meet. (As Elizabeth Taylor remarked of her last hubby, Larry Fortensky, who was 20 years her junior. 'No boy is poor if he has a loving heart.' And, no boy is poor if he can make a killing in the divorce settlement.)
Talk swirled last week that Madonna and Jesus had split. Within 48 hours of this gossip flurry, there they were in London, kissing up a storm at a movie premiere. She also chatted up her ex, Guy Ritchie, at the same event. And she danced like a dervish with a bevy of hot men at the after-party. (Insiders insist that Jesus will accompany Madonna to Rio on February 14 for Carnival.)
Do I think Madonna might marry Jesus? Not likely. She may be a romantic but she’s not a fool. Still, I expect this relationship to endure for several more happy years. More power to them both.

From The Liz Smith Column

Madonna and family arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Madonna, Lourdes and Mercy arrived this morning in Rio de Janeiro on a private jet. Published reports say Madonna was invited back to the city by Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral to the world famous carnival that takes place this week and to continue working on the Success For Kids program.

Pictures of their arrival and a news report can be viewed at

Thanks to Bruno

Sticky & Sweet Photographic Book

Fans in the US have started to receive their numbered copies of Guy Oseary's Sticky & Sweet photographic book.
Unfortunately there is a delay for fans in the UK who ordered via - we have to wait a little while longer while the publisher sends out more copies.
madonnalicious reader Rob got his copy this week - number 0474 - and sent in these cameraphone shots from the book.

Claire Danes: Madonna worshipper now and forever

US actress Claire Danes is interviewed by PopEater and was questioned about her admiration for Madonna:

I read you worshipped Madonna when you were a kid.
I did have this epiphany when I was watching her on TV. It occurred to me that one could perform as one's job. That could be a vocation and that was pretty exciting to me. I remember jumping up and down on the bed. I think most women of my generation worshipped Madonna.

Do you still worship her?
Yeah, I do. I haven't stopped.

Thanks to Brian

Events: Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD London Launch Party

Saturday 03 April

G-A-Y Late, Goslett Yard
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road.

We're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 03 April at the STICKY & SWEET SIXTEEN PARTY, its the 'Sticky & Sweet' DVD Launch Party. It's the 16th London Madonna Party (hence the name) and the first time we'll have partied together since October!

Free Entry / Free Raffle / Facebook Event:

We're celebrating not just the release of the Sticky & Sweet dvd and of course Guy Oseary's accompanying book but the chance for fans to get together. In true Madonna Party style, we will bring you some video exclusives and favourites.
What are you waiting for? EIGHT HOURS of Madonna's GREATEST HITS and PERFORMANCES, Remix Videos EXCLUSIVE to the Party and as many of your requests that we can squeeze in.
Plenty of room to DANCE, plenty of room to sit and drink and catch up with your friends....just make sure you're there and don't be late!

Madonna conducts dance-off at club

'She came into SL with a huge entourage of guys, but it looked very friendly,' a snitch dishes. 'At first, she was blocked off by security, but as the night went on she was having such a good time that she was out dancing like everyone else.'
The 51-year-old still knows how to party: Our spy says that she even had a dance-off with the members of her posse, which included Knicks player Danilo Gallinari.
'They made a huge circle, and Madonna looked like she was competing with ('The Hurt Locker’s') Anthony Mackie and Jeremy Renner. Madonna looked really happy and like she was having a good time, but any attention she got from the men was definitely platonic.'

From the New York Daily News

UK Magazines: Hello!

Speculation about Madonna and Jesus' relationship is discussed by biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli in UK magazine Hello! (08 February issue 1109).

The Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that Madonna and Jesus have split - although no confirmation has come from any official source yet.

Vote: 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards

Madonna has been nominated for two awards at the 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards - for Best Pop Dance Track and Best Artist (Solo).

Fans can now vote for the 25th Annual International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference site. One ballot per person. Multiple ballot submissions will be disqualified. Voting closes on Friday 26 February. The awards ceremony will take place during the conference that runs between Tuesday 23 and Saturday 27 March.

12- Best Pop Dance Track:
'3' - Britney Spears
'Bad Romance' - Lady Gaga
'Celebration' - Madonna
'Evacuate the Dancefloor' - Cascada
'I Gotta Feeling' - Black Eyed Peas
'Love etc.' - Pet Shop Boys
'Sexy Bitch' - David Guetta feat. Akon
'When Love Takes Over' - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland

30 - Best Artist (Solo):
Britney Spears
David Guetta
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga