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Madonna teams with daughter Lola on fashion line

When Madonna needed inspiration for her latest fashion collection, she didn't have to look far. The pop icon teamed up with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes to create Material Girl, an affordable juniors' clothing line that debuts at Macy's this fall.
This is not Madonna's first foray into designing. In 2007, she worked with H&M to create a limited edition collection, M by Madonna. This time around, her venture into fashion will be long-lasting: She has launched a new company called MG ICON which, in addition to producing the juniors' line, will also put out other collections including eyewear.
The Material Girl collection includes jeans, shoes, fingerless gloves, necklaces and other accessories. Many of the pieces are inspired by Madonna and her daughter's dance roots.
Madonna recently spoke about Material Girl, her relationship with Lourdes (nicknamed Lola) and her fashion risks and regrets.

AP: Why did you want to do a juniors' line?
Madonna: Lola has been bothering me for ages about designing clothes. Stella McCartney is a good friend of mine and she got her mind thinking when Lola was a little girl, about 8 years old. She started giving Lola fabrics and inviting her into her showroom and asking her opinion on things, giving her sketch books and stuff like that. Stella always pushed her.
I have a lot of friends who are clothing designers, whether it is Gaultier or Dolce and Gabbana. (Lola) has been around all of the shoots I have done and all of the campaigns I have done. She is always hanging out backstage. The last two tours I have done, she has been working in the wardrobe department. On this last tour she dressed all of the dancers.

AP: What has Lola taught you about fashion?
Madonna: I am boring, basically. She reminds me of me when I was younger. She just goes for it and tries different things. It doesn't look like she thought too much about it. That is how I used to be, but after years and years of everybody commenting on the way I look and dress and being photographed, one starts to become self-conscious and starts to plan things more. You end up judging yourself more, what looks good and what doesn't.

AP: What has it been like to work with your daughter?
Madonna: It is good because she does have good taste in fashion. I respect her taste and I rarely disagree with her.

AP: Was part of you hesitant about Lola designing this line as she would be thrust into the spotlight?
Madonna: That is why I am here talking about the line and she is not. Eventually, I will let her. I feel like she needs to get into high school and focus on her studies, her lessons. She got into the high school of the performing arts. She has a lot of work to do. I don't want her to be distracted. She will eventually be able to talk about it. I am going to be happy when she does because she can speak much more clearly in and in a more informed way than I can about a line she is ultimately designing. I just stand in the background and go, 'That's cool. That's not cool.'

AP: The clothing is affordable. Why was it important to you to keep the price low?
Madonna: When I was 13 years old, I couldn't afford designer clothes. I couldn't afford expensive clothing. When I designed a line of clothes for H&M, that was one of the things I liked so much about it, that it was really affordable. I think that is one of the nice things about it, that you can make nice clothes at affordable prices.

AP: You are known as being a fashion risk taker. Do you ever look back and wonder, 'What was I thinking?'
Madonna: Yeah. I would rather not point them out. I think I had a lot of bad hair moments. In the early '80s, just sometimes I wore purple lipstick or green lipstick. Clothing-wise, I am happy about the way I dressed.

AP: With your music career and with the girls' school you are building in Malawi, was part of you hesitant about taking on another project with this clothing line?
Madonna: If Lola wasn't so completely involved in the line, designing, consulting, whatever you want to call it, I wouldn't do it. Really she does most of the work, honestly.

AP: Who are Lola's fashion influences?
Madonna: Lola spent most of her childhood growing up in England. According to her, she thinks people have more style in London, especially the boys. French boys in particular have very good style, according to Lola. I think she has been very influenced by European fashion. She is very influenced by the music she listens to, different bands she is into. She has favorite models. She takes all kinds of dance classes. She is inspired by different items people wear as dancers, whether it is a hip-hop class or a jazz class or ballet class.
Of course, she is inspired by my closet. My Christian Dior shoes will go missing and then some fabulous bag I won't be able to find or my skinny jeans, the only pair that fit me are gone.

AP: Has working on this clothing line together bonded you in a different way?
Madonna: I see her more as a creative person, as an artist and less as my daughter as we are working, and then every once and a while I remembered she is my daughter.

From AP Via Yahoo! News

Madonna's wardrobe-raiding daughter

Madonna's 13-year-old daughter Lourdes steals clothes from her wardrobe as she gets inspiration from her mother's outfits.
The 51-year-old singer - who recently announced plans she was working on a juniors clothing line - admits 13-year-old Lourdes is a huge fan of fashion and gets inspiration from her mother's outfits.
She said: 'It's weird because my closet doesn't really have that much of that look so she's somehow figured out a way to do it on her own....thrift shops and taking bits and pieces from her favourite stores....stealing stuff from my closet and she creates this look that is her own, but also influenced by the early '80s and the way that I used to dress, so I think it's in the DNA.'
Lourdes is helping Madonna on her Material Girl clothing range - which will be launched in September and available at US store Macy's - and the 'Celebration' hitmaker is enjoying working with her.
She told TV show 'Access Hollywood': 'When she chooses her own wardrobe for when she's going out or going to school or whatever, I have a lot of input, but when it comes to designing the line it's pretty much her point of view.'
'The most fun is when Lourdes comes into the room and takes over and pulls out all of her favourite stuff and starts going through the racks and just takes over. I just sit on the conference table and watch and let her do the work - it's nice, it's refreshing.'


Madonna Planning Malawi Trip To 'Reunite Mercy With Family'

Madonna is set to fly to Africa to introduce her adopted daughter Mercy to her biological family, according to a U.K. report.
The Material Girl's four year old spent her formative years in an orphanage in Malawi before the singer took her home last year.
The tot's father James Kambewa launched a legal bid last April to regain custody of his daughter, but gave up his fight just two months later.
But now he's preparing to be reunited with little Mercy. Britain's The Sun claims Madonna is flying the girl, as well as her adopted son David, back to Malawi next week to meet the families they left behind.
A source tells the publication, 'She promised to take them back to their homeland. She sees it as vital they understand their roots.'
'Mercy's meeting with her family will be particularly emotional as it's the first time she's seen them since last summer.'


Madonna and family hit Broadway to see FELA!

It was a family affair at 'FELA!' Thursday night - Madonna and Jesus Luz looked more like a duo than ever as they took her Madgesty's children David Banda, Mercy James, and Rocco to see the Broadway hit.
'Jesus came first with all the kids and their nanny, and he looked like a father figure to them for sure,' says one theater-going spy. 'He had Mercy in his lap almost the entire show.'
And apparently all the attention from Luz made David a little jealous - 'he kept getting out of his seat and running over to Jesus,' says the snitch. 'The kids couldn't get enough of him.'

From Gategrasher / NY Daily News

Jane Lynch talks about Vogue remake on Glee

An article from BBC News highlights how the Vogue performance comes about on the forthcoming Madonna Glee episode:

Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, explained how one of the tracks comes up.
'Kurt and Mercedes give Sue Sylvester a makeover and it leads to the Madonna Vogue video.'
'So we've remade the Vogue video in black and white in all the outfits, with all the dancers. It was pretty amazing.'

Madonna's Material Girl muse

US TV show ET! have interviewed Madonna about her Material Girl fashion collection, the full interview will be broadcast on Monday 29 March:

Madonna debuts a new, fast-fashion junior collection exclusively at Macy's this August called 'Material Girl,' and the Material Mom tells ET that her daughter Lourdes serves as her muse for the collection!
'I've used fashion to make statements through my work all my life and now I have a 13-year-old daughter who's obsessed with fashion, so it seems like the natural progression of my life,' she says. 'If you're a Material Girl, you're a girl with a sense of humor.'
The Material Girl collection consists of edgy apparel, footwear, handbags and jewelry, all inspired by music and much of Madonna's early fashions, with plenty of studs, layering and lace - and even a bustier.
'I trust [Lourdes] because she has great style,' Madonna tells ET, adding that her daughter makes most of the decisions about the collection. 'We rarely disagree when it comes to clothes, I have to say. That's why most of my closet is being raided on a regular basis.'

To view a picture of Madonna during the interview visit

Sticky & Sweet Tour: Blu-ray DVD

Here is a closer look at the European version of the Sticky & Sweet Tour Blu-ray DVD and CD that is being released on Friday 26 March in some European countries with a full release in Europe on Monday 29 March.

And if you ever wanted to know what music samples were featured in the Sticky & Sweet Tour versions of the songs performed on tour then the booklet that comes with the CD/DVD gives you all the information you ever needed:

For example, Into The Groove features elements of It's Like That (Run DMC), Double Dutch Bus (Frankie Smith), Toop, Toop (Cassius), Apache (Sugarhill Gang), Jam On It (Newcleus) and Jump (Madonna).

Jason Derulo to work with Madonna?

The In My Head hit-maker Jason Derulo has recently told Us Weekly that he is going to collaborating with Madonna and explained how much of a big fan he is of the star.
Jason told Us Weekly: 'I'm about to work with Madonna and I've been watching her for years. I would love to be part of another reinvention. She's been able to reinvent herself time and time again. I'll probably be a part of that.'


McGregor Not In Madonna Movie

Following on from the news yesterday that was published on many film websites - representatives for Ewan McGregor have now claimed he will not be starring in Madonna's W.E.:

Ewan McGregor's representative has shot down reports the Scottish actor is set to play the lead in Madonna's new movie about late British royal King Edward VIII.
The Material Girl is stepping behind the camera to direct a historical drama based on the former King, who abdicated in 1936 so he could marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.
The Trainspotting star was reported to have signed up to play the lead in the upcoming movie.
But now a spokesperson for the actor has dismissed the claims, telling Gossip Cop that MCGregor is 'not doing' the film.


Ewan McGregor joins the cast of 'W.E.'

The Playlist are reporting that Ewan McGregor has joined Madonna's cast for 'W.E.' and notes that shooting of the film will mostly take place in London this summer:

Ewan McGregor has joined the talented cast of Madonna's upcoming dual-narrative drama, 'W.E.'
McGregor will portray King Edward VIII in the film's period narrative which will follow his character's famous abdication of the throne in 1936 to marry American socialite and divorcee, Wallis Simpson, who will be played by Vera Farmiga.
Abbie Cornish will lead the contemporary parallel narrative, such as that in 'Julie & Julia,' and will play Wally Winthrop, a character who has romantic problems of her own as well as an obsession with the life of the aforementioned Duchess of Windsor, Simpson. Winthrop's adulterous romantic interest - a Russian security guard - is presumably yet to be cast though Madonna had been noted as completing that in the following weeks.
Shooting will take place in London this summer with stints in the South Of France and New York.

Madonna and Jesus host a dance-off in NYC

US website are reporting that Madonna and Jesus held a 'dance-off' in a club in New York City last weekend:

Madonna and Jesus Luz, hosted an epic dance-off at SL in New York over the weekend. The pop star was there to scout dancers for her upcoming tour - and half the room was roped off for the impromptu performance, where Brazilian dancers used drumsticks and mixed mock combat with flips and spins while getting down. Madonna and Luz held hands and watched.
After enjoying the performance, the twosome joined in and danced together for around 90 minutes before leaving together in great spirits.

Glee: The Power of Madonna

To coincide with the Madonna themed episode of Glee that airs on Tuesday 20 April - an EP release entitled The Power of Madonna will be released on the same day (Tuesday 20 April) in the US. Tracks featured in the episode that are on the CD include:

1 - Express Yourself
2 - Borderline/Open Your Heart
3 - Vogue
4 - Like A Virgin
5 - 4 Minutes
6 - What It Feels Like For A Girl
7 - Like A Prayer

Telephone Director Hails Gaga As The New Madonna

The man behind some of Madonna's most iconic videos has hailed Lady Gaga as the next Queen of Pop, after noticing the similarities between the pop pair while filming the singer's epic new video for Telephone.
Jonas Akerlund directed GaGa's racy new promo, which features Beyonce and lasts a staggering nine-and-a-half minutes.
And the Swedish filmmaker, who worked with the Material Girl on her Ray of Light and Music videos, couldn't believe how alike Madonna and the Poker Face hitmaker are.
He tells, 'I really don't like to compare the artists that I work with, because they are all so unique and so different. One thing for sure is that GaGa is a true artist. She's really a huge talent, and she's such a hard worker. That makes me think of Madonna, because Madonna is always such a hard worker, more than anybody else.'
'She's (Madonna) always very creative. She always goes back to creativity. She has so much politics around and all these stupid rumours and gossip and all that, and some artists manage to stay above that. So, in that sense, I'm fine with comparing (Gaga and Madonna), but then again, they're so different.'
'I also have 12 years with Madonna and I have two videos with GaGa; it's the future to tell, but I think that GaGa has all the potential and all the tools and all the brain to take her creativity as far she wants to. But she's great.'
GaGa recently insisted she was ready to revolutionise the pop charts, the same way Madonna did in the 1980s.


Madonna and Iconix Announce Co-Branded Collection With D&G

Here is the official press release announcing the creation of MDG sunglasses - a collaboration between Madonna and Dolce & Gabbana:

MG ICON, the newly formed joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and Madonna and Guy Oseary have announced their first designer accessories collection, MDG. MDG is a sunglass collection personally designed by Madonna together with the designer-duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The collaboration marks Madonna's first foray into the world of eyewear and is the first co-branded project Dolce and Gabbana have done in their career. The collection will showcase the MDG logo on styles and will be manufactured by Luxottica. The collection will retail from $248 to $289 and will be carried in all Dolce & Gabbana stores worldwide, plus the Sunglass Hut chain and select opticians. The MDG collection will debut during the May market.
Neil Cole, CEO and Chairman, Iconix Brand Group stated, 'MDG shows the diversity and range of brands and opportunities under MG Icon umbrella. We look forward to the growth potential of this collection which aligns designing duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's expertise with Madonna's vision.'
Stefano Gabbana recently told Women's Wear Daily, 'We're so excited. This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us.' Dolce added, 'We thought, why not do something together and unite two very strong and high-profile names.'
MG Icon LLC is a joint venture owned 50% by Iconix and 50% by an entity controlled by Madonna and Guy Oseary. MG Icon will develop and explore business initiatives globally including the creation and acquisition of brands as well as exploring opportunities within the Iconix portfolio. MG Icon holds a direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy's, Inc. for the 'Material Girl' collection. 'Material Girl' is a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection.

Madonna + Dolce & Gabbana = MDG, a brand is born!

After announcing her juniors line for Macy’s last week, the Material Girl is already making headlines with her next venture under her MG Icon business: eyewear for Dolce & Gabbana! Madonna and the Italian design duo have teamed up for a collection of six new, luxe sunglass styles ($248-$289) debuting in May.
'We’re so excited. This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us,' Stefano Gabbana tells WWD. The new styles will bear the logo MDG, marking the first ever co-branded project by Dolce & Gabbana.
Another thing to look forward to: Madonna’s ad campaign for the collection shot by Steven Klein - the same photographer who worked with the singer on the brand’s spring ready-to-wear ads. The seductive images will have a film-noir feel, with close crops of a red-lipstick-wearing Madonna and, of course, the shades.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the collection, which will be available in Dolce & Gabbana boutiques and Sunglass Hut stores worldwide.


Pictures from / Dolce & Gabbana / Steven Klein

Queen of Pop Madonna seeks help from the real Queen

Known as the Queen of pop, Madonna hopes to receive a helping hand with her new film from a genuine monarch.
The 51-year-old American singer is to write to the Queen to ask for assistance with W.E., a film that she is making about the Edward VIII abdication crisis.
'Madonna is keen to make the film as authentic as possible and would be very grateful if we are allowed to film at certain locations,' says one of her associates. 'She loves the UK and holds your Queen in the highest regard.'
Madonna, who lived in Sir Cecil Beaton's former house in Dorset during her seven-year marriage to the British director Guy Ritchie, plans to start shooting the film this summer.
The singer has long been fascinated by the 1936 crisis, in which Edward VIII's desire to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American socialite, caused a constitutional dilemma.
The crisis was resolved by Edward's abdication and his succession by his brother, George VI, who was the Queen's father. Edward was given the title the Duke of Windsor and he married Mrs Simpson.
The film, for which Madonna worked on the screenplay, will star Abbie Cornish, an Australian actress, as a contemporary woman obsessed by the story of Mrs Simpson.
A courtier warns that Madonna should not get her hopes up as filming is generally not allowed in the Royal palaces. 'I can't imagine that Her Majesty would make an exception, particularly for a film about Wallis Simpson,' he says.


Abbie Cornish in awe of Madonna

Abbie Cornish says Madonna - her director in new movie 'W.E.' - is a 'strong, independent woman'.
Madonna has been praised for her 'strong, independent' attitude.
Actress Abbie Cornish is delighted to be working with the 51-year-old pop legend on forthcoming historical movie 'W.E.' - which the '4 Minutes' singer is writing and directing - and is very impressed by the star's focus.
She said: 'Madonna is a strong, independent woman who doesn't need a man to define her - and that's admirable.'
Abbie was particularly impressed by the historical knowledge that Madonna displayed when writing the film, which examines the relationship between former British monarch King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The 27-year-old star added to the Daily Mail newspaper: 'She's studied every aspect of what happened with Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.'
'It's a fascinating insight into class and romance. Madonna's created a contemporary woman - who I will play - called Wally, who is fascinated by what happened to Mrs. Simpson.'


Madonna offers relationship tips on 'Marriage Ref'

Madonna doesn't think a wife should withhold sex from a sloppy husband.
But she believes a wife should dispose of her late husband's prosthetic leg to spare the feelings of the wife's current mate.
This was some of Madonna's relationship advice on NBC's 'The Marriage Ref,' where she joined actor-comedians Larry David and Ricky Gervais as a guest panelist on Thursday's edition.
The show invites its panel of 'experts' to help analyze real-life disputes between married couples, mostly for laughs. Host Tom Papa, aka The Marriage Ref, makes the final call.
In one case, Mindy Goldman was offering sexual favors to Alan, her husband of 28 years, if he would clean up their messy basement.
A good idea? 'I think it's weird that she wants him to be clean so that they can be dirty,' cracked Madonna.
Gervais wondered, 'Could they combine the sex with the housework?'
Then Susan and David Harper, married for three years, were seen in their house squabbling over possessions left over from their past relationships. Susan wanted her husband to get rid of the sofa where David and his ex-wife might have had hanky-panky, while David complained about Susan hanging on to the ashes and prosthetic leg of Don, her late husband.
Madonna's swift solution: 'He gets rid of the couch, she gets rid of the leg.'
'This is easily the most uncomfortable hour I've ever spent in my life,' sighed Larry David in the midst of the debate.
'Why?' Madonna retorted. 'Because you're sitting next to a woman who's standing up to you?'
'The Marriage Ref,' which premiered last week, has Jerry Seinfeld as a creator and producer.

From AP Via Yahoo! News

The Marriage Ref: Madonna's Giving Advice

Madonna may not know a lot about how to make a marriage work, but she has no problem mediating fights as evidenced on tonight’s episode of NBC’s The Marriage Ref. The singing superstar joins Curb Your Enthusiam’s Larry David and British actor/comedian Ricky Gervais on the celebrity panel to arbitrate real-life couple’s marital disputes. According to The Marriage Ref himself (host Tom Papa), Madonna is wonderful on the show!
'The minute I saw Madonna backstage,' says Papa, 'I knew she was going to be great because she was playful and fun. She came out there, sat between Ricky Gervais and Larry David and held her own. She was not backing down!' According to previews for tonight’s episode of The Marriage Ref, Larry David and Madonna get into a few tiffs of their own.
At the end of the episode, Larry David said, 'This is easily the most uncomfortable hour I’ve ever spent in my life.' Madonna quickly sniped back, asking, 'Why? Because you’re sitting next to a woman who is standing up to you?'

The Marriage Ref airs tonight on NBC at 10:00pm EST with special celebrity guests, Ricky Gervais, Larry David, and Madonna.

From Reality TV Magazine

Vera Farmiga Excited For Madonna Movie

Vera Farmiga can't wait for Madonna to direct her in a potential new movie, although admits she hasn't actually ever seen any of the stars previous film work.
The 'Up in the Air' actress is set to star in 'W.E' - which tells the story of the relationship between Britain's King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor - which the '4 Minutes' singer is producing, co-writing and directing and was delighted to be approached by the star, despite admitting she hasn't seeing any of Madonna's previous movies.
Vera said: 'She approached me. We sat for a cup of tea and again for a cup of tea. Hopefully, it will all come together. I'm actually not familiar with her work, and I told her this flat-out. She sent a couple of films and I still haven't seen them.'
'But no matter. I don't really go by that. I go by other things. I go by scripts. I go with what I think I can do with a character and if I feel a kinetic energy with someone and I feel we can uplift and challenge each other.'
Vera, 36, claims she isn't bothered that Madonna's only other directorial role in the 2008 movie 'Filth and Wisdom' was panned by critics, because she understands that everyone has early work which won't necessarily be a success.
She told E! Online: 'I certainly have things I wouldn't want people to see.'


'Material Girl' Junior Collection to debut this fall

MG ICON, the newly formed joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc., announced its first direct-to-retail license agreement with Macy's, Inc. for the 'Material Girl' collection.
'Material Girl' is a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection that will launch exclusively in approximately 200 Macy's stores and online at in August 2010 for the back-to-school season.
As part of the direct-to-retail agreement, Macy's will have the opportunity to launch additional brands with MG Icon in the future.
The 'Material Girl' collection was inspired and designed in collaboration with Madonna and her daughter Lourdes, along with Iconix Brand Group's in-house fashion department. In addition to the back-to-school apparel collection, 'Material Girl' will also launch in multiple categories including footwear, handbags and jewelry. The collection will retail from $12.00 to $40.00, comparative with pricing strategies at junior specialty stores. The strategy for growth will include additional categories in the lifestyle and beauty sectors, including fragrance, beginning 2011 as well as a rollout into additional Macy's stores.
Neil Cole, CEO and Chairman, Iconix, stated, 'We are excited to announce the first in a series of new brands that will be developed under our partnership with Madonna. 'Material Girl' has a powerful retail partner in Macy's and we look forward to working together to deliver an innovative launch for our consumers.'
'We believe that 'Material Girl' will be a dynamic exclusive brand for Macy's, and we look forward to working with Madonna, Lourdes and the Iconix team. Madonna is a fashion icon who can bring a new dimension to our juniors customer,' said Jeff Gennette, Macy's chief merchandising officer. ''Material Girl' will enhance the excitement of fast fashion at Macy's.'

From Iconix Brand Press Release

Madonna hosts Oscars after-party

Madonna and Gerard Butler had a dance-off at a post-Oscars party, hosted by the 'Material Girl' singer and Demi Moore.
The 'Material Girl' singer helped host the bash at manager Guy Oseary's Los Angeles home following the prestigious ceremony on Sunday night (07.03.10) and was clearly in a party mood so couldn't resist when the handsome actor challenged her dancing skills.
A source said: 'Madonna and Gerard were grinding on the dance floor before getting into a dance-off. It was hilarious.'
As well as Gerard, Madonna also showcased her dance moves with Gabourey Sidibe, who earlier missed out to Sandra Bullock in the Best Actress category.
A source said: 'Madonna danced non-stop for four hours. She and Gabourey were dancing together at one point. They had a great time. This was the Oscar party to be at this year.'
Demi Moore co-hosted the party with Madonna, which was attended by a host of stars, including Demi's husband Ashton Kutcher, P. Diddy, Renee Zellweger, Bradley Cooper and Taylor Lautner.
As well as some entertaining dance moves, the 300 guests were treated to a late-night Indian takeaway as well as enjoying a cocktail created by Demi and Madonna especially for the party.


Madonna attends Tom Munro's party

Madonna attended a party in honour of photographer Tom Munro in Los Angeles on Saturday night - New York Times The Carpetbagger blog reported from the event:

'Collaboration. I like being his muse,' Madonna told us, explaining her relationship with photographer Tom Munro at a private party and opening last night, to celebrate the photographer’s first book, a collection of celebrity portraits. (Partial proceeds of of the book will go to Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, and M.E.A.K.)
Madonna, wearing black fishnet stockings, leather skirt and dark sunglasses at 10 p.m. in a dark room, blew off the Weinstein Company party at Soho House and the Summit Entertainment reception for 'The Hurt Locker' at the Mondrian, for the gallery opening, where she spent most of the time on the lap of Steven Klein, another celebrity fashion photographer.
Mr. Munro, who has directed a couple of videos with Madonna, said his dream was to move into the direction of feature films and he credited Madonna as 'an inspiration.'
Mr. Munro then looked around the packed room from behind the V.I.P. roped-off area. 'We were terrified that it is too ambitious having a show the night before the Oscars,' he said. 'I wasn’t sure if anyone was going to turn up. They might have been getting their beauty sleep for tomorrow night.'

David Guetta: Madonna's new single is done

The DJ reveals that Madonna's brand new single which is worked on by him will be released very soon.
David Guetta recently addressed rumors suggesting he enters studio with Madonna, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears and Rihanna. 'That's done, the single will be out very soon and it's amazing, I'm very happy,' he told Nine MSN about the song he works for the 'Material Girl' singer.
While he confirmed his involvement in Madonna's new studio project, the disc jokey said otherwise concerning GaGa report. Though so, the 'When Love Takes Over' hitmaker admitted he once met the dance queen and would love to make beautiful music together.
On working with Spears meanwhile, he stated, 'We both want to do it I think, we just need the song.' He then continued addressing Rihanna rumor, 'Same. I just need to find the right song for them. I think it's going to happen.'


Hoax tour email disappoints Australian fans

Australian fans of pop star Madonna were in a frenzy after an e-mail sporting details of an extensive Australian tour started circulating.
The e-mail said that the Material Girl would be performing in ten Australian concerts, with three planned for Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. It said that the tour was a 'gift' to the country and offered a chance to meet Madonna for AU$3,000 (S$3,783), with the cheapest tickets going for AU$249.
However, Australian media reported that no local promoter had been linked to the tour and those contacted on Thursday said the e-mail was fake.
'The last I heard - which was only a few weeks ago - was there was no Australian tour planned,' well-known promoter Paul Dainty said. 'Stranger things have happened, but it's not very likely.'
Industry insiders were also reported as saying that it would be 'near impossible' to organise a major touring show without tickets having been on sale earlier.
Madonna has only toured Australia once, in 1993. Although her manager, Guy Oseary, had previously promised her Australian fans that she would visit the country, he admitted that she had 'betrayed her Australian fans'. 'Madonna really needs to go to Australia,' he said last year. 'We are long overdue for a trip Down Under and apologise for that, it will happen.'

From The Straits Times