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November 2012

Madonna's conical bra to fetch 15k at auction

Madonna's famous conical corset bra is expected to fetch £15,000 at auction today.
The Jean Paul Gaultier-designed green silk bustier with conical cups - which the 'Girl Gone Wild' hitmaker wore on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' tour - is going under the hammer at Christie's auction house in South Kensington, south west London.
The singer donned the garment - which also features peppermint bugle beads, with clustered sequins and beads at cups and hip line - during her performance of 'Hanky Panky' and 'Now I'm Following You' at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona on August 1, 1990.
A black Lycra two-piece, which she wore while performing her 1990 hit 'Vogue' in the stadium, is expected to go for up to £12,000 in the sale of pop culture items.
The stage costume is made up of a black satin bustier costume with top-stitched conical cups complete with a black custom-made all in one suit, and Lycra shorts stitched to a mesh bodice.

From Monsters and Critics

UPDATE: The bustier sold for £32,450 and the black two-piece sold for £16,250


Madonna Tops Billboard's Hot Tours Again!

Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May.

Ticket revenue reported during the past week surpasses the $60 million mark from performances that occurred during October and November in 18 U.S. cities. With two-show runs at venues in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, St. Paul and New York City, the overall attendance count from six weeks of concerts totals 336,386.

With $233 million already logged from 74 shows and a string of stadium performances scheduled in South American cities through December 22, the MDNA Tour is on track to potentially rank among the 10 top-grossing tours of all time. Madonna¹s top-grossing tour so far is Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) that generated more than $407 million in ticket sales and ranks fourth all-time on the Boxscore tally.

From Billboard.com - thanks to Micheal


Thighs the limit for Madonna

Nicole Winhoffer says Madge hits the gym six times a week to combat her 'fat thighs'.
On the 54-year-old’s bulging quads, Winhoffer said: 'She’s so silly. We’re all born with an area we’re insecure about and she thinks it’s her thighs, so we spend a lot of time moulding and sculpting.'
As well as discussing Madge’s pins, the trainer told New! magazine: 'I look to tighten the back of the arms, cinch the waist, flatten the lower abdominals, work on the definition of the thighs and raise the butt.'
As for junk food, the singer burns off every mouthful.
'She’s in the gym five or six days a week and a full-time mother,' Winhoffer added. 'If I feel low I look to her and think, 'If she can do it, I have no excuse'.'

From metro.co.uk


Vote: UK's Favourite Number Two Single

BBC Radio 2 is searching for the UK's favourite number two single, and there's two Madonna tracks in the running...Holiday and Ray of Light. Tony Blackburn will reveal the results of the vote in a Top 40 chart countdown on New Year's Day.

The winning single will be given an honorary number one award from the Official Charts Company, live on the show. Voting closes at midday on Monday 10 December.

To vote visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/vote/top-number-twos/

Thanks to Paul


Russian court throws out Madonna anti-gay claim

A Russian court rejected a $10 million (6.3 million pounds) compensation claim against U.S. pop star Madonna on Thursday by a group of anti-gay activists who accused her hurting their feelings by promoting homosexuality at a St. Petersburg concert.
Performing in black lingerie with the words 'No Fear' scrawled on her back, Madonna attacked a city law adopted in March that imposed fines for spreading homosexual 'propaganda'. She had earlier called the law a 'ridiculous atrocity'.
The activists based their case on a video recording where they claimed Madonna could be seen trampling on an Orthodox cross and asking spectators to raise their hands with pink bracelets in support of the gay movement.
Judge Vitaly Barkovsky did not explain his decision but also ruled the activists should compensate legal expenses to companies which organised Madonna's concert. The activists said they will appeal the court ruling.
'Our position is the same. We believe there was a case of the breach of law, namely gay propaganda among minors,' said activist Darya Dedova.
Homosexuality, punished with jail terms in the Soviet Union, was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but much of the gay community remains underground as prejudice runs deep.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News


Madonna Enlists Fans For Film Project In Miami

Madonna closed out her North American tour on Tuesday night by encouraging fans to join in a special movie project filmed at her final gigs in Miami, Florida.
The pop superstar wrapped up the North American leg of her MDNA shows with a pair of concerts at the American Airlines Arena on Monday and Tuesday.
Ahead of the shows, the singer informed fans she would be filming a tour DVD at the Miami shows and she also asked gig-goers to take part in the 'MDNA Film Project'.
Fans were instructed to download a special app and film Madonna's rendition of her track Give Me All Your Luvin', before uploading the footage using the software.
The fan-filmed footage will later be edited together into a unique video.

From contactmusic.com


Madonna Selling New York Pad

Madonna is selling off her Harperley Hall home in New York for a whopping $23.5 million (£14.7 million).
The pop superstar bought the six-bedroom Upper West Side penthouse in 2009 for a reported $32.5 million (£20.3 million), and has spent millions more renovating the pad, which takes up two storeys in the co-operative.
The place comes with views over Central Park, a library and an eat-in kitchen, according to RealEstalker.com.
The interior features the touch of Madonna's decorator brother Christopher Ciccone.

From contactmusic.com


Fan story: 'Put it right there, Sister'

madonnalicious reader Carrie shares this great story of her experience at the Atlanta MDNA show on Saturday 17 November:

I won tickets to the Golden Triangle from the Icon contest and I decided to dress up as a slutty nun to attract Guy's (Oseary's) attention. It worked! After waiting about three hours for him to show up to take pics of the fans tattoos and costumes I HAD to go to the restroom. I'm walking to the bathroom and look up and all of the sudden, Guy Oseary is in front of me and says 'I've got to take your picture, follow me.' I was freaking out!
I followed him back to the GT where he took pics with fans, pics of the fans and signed his COAD Photo book. The guy is super nice! Right before we got our photo taken together I looked at him and said 'Are you ready to confess your sins tonight to me, My Son?' He got a huge chuckle out of it, laughed and said 'That was good!' Amazing moment number one! (See picture below)

The next amazing moment was when Madonna peformed 'Like Virgin/ Love Spent' on the piano. People were throwing $1 bills at her and she stated she was worth more than $1. I quickly reached inside my purse and pulled out a $10 bill and waived at her screaming 'Madonna, I got a $10, I got a $10!' in my slutty nun costume! She looked at me, then down at the floor and said 'Put it right there, Sister' (as in it put the $10 bill on the floor!)
I was starstruck so stupidity took over. I yelled, 'No, come and take it!' and she didn't respond. So I yelled the first thing that came out of my mouth which was 'Confess, Madonna! Confess your sins.' She gave the piano guy a funny look as if I was crazy, and the crowd got a chuckle out of it! Here's the video - it happens at 7 minutes and 14 seconds!


Get on the VIP list for the Madonna Celebrate party tonight!

A VIP invitation is extended for all madonnalicious readers to the Madonna Celebrate party being held at The Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer Street, London. Tuesday 20th November, 10pm till 3am.

The event itself is to premiere international cabaret superstar, Madanni Trannie's spectacular MDNA show also to showcase Madonna Celebrate's extraordinary nightclub experience.
The line up includes, Madanni Trannie & legendary DJ's including Neil Prince aka Prince Nelly (British Soap Awards), DJ David Robson (G-A-Y/Heaven) & Dejay Kurt Hoffman (Madonna Celebrate).

Just email kurt.hoffman@madonnacelebrate.co.uk by 9pm tonight to add your name (and your guests) to the VIP guestlist for free!


'Sky Miles? What the hell am I gonna do with that?'

madonnalicious reader Kevin shares his pictures and story from the MDNA show in Charlotte that took place on Thursday 15 November:

It was amazing! We bought the VIP ticket, and ended up on the THIRD row! The party was great, there was a buffet, and open bar. They were playing Madonna songs, and her Sticky and Sweet tour was playing on a big screen. We went down to our seats around 9:30pm, and Madonna did not come on stage until 11:00pm! The crowd was getting kind of angry, they started a wave that went all around the arena, clapping, chanting, etc. I think everyone forgot though when she hit the stage!
The show was amazing. My favorite part was when she sang Like A Virgin down at the end of the catwalk. She asked people to throw money on stage for the Hurricane Sandy victims. Someone threw a wallet on stage, and she was going through it. At one point, she said, 'Sky Miles? What the hell am I gonna do with that?' Also, she asked for a tissue from someone, blew her nose in it, and handed it back to them! It was awesome! Great show!


Events: Winners of 'Queen of Pop Party' Tickets

Congratulations to our five 'Queen of Pop' party winners - Aleksandrs R, Chris F, Christian T, Rick G and Ross S! You will be contacted by the party organisers - madonnalicious hopes you have a great time!

Click on the flyer below or visit www.queenofpopparty.com for more information and tickets on the 'Queen of Pop Party' taking place in Paris on Saturday 01 December.


Events: The Offical MDNA Tour Party in Miami

Ferosh + Interscope Records + Grand Central present THE OFFICIAL MDNA TOUR AFTERPARTY
Tuesday, November 20th 2012
$20/$50 advance tickets onsale HERE

After 44 sold out dates on the 2012 North American MDNA tour, Ferosh in partnership with Interscope Records is proud to present the only Official MDNA after party in honor the Material Girl herself!
After the concert, come celebrate all things Madonna at Grand Central located only two blocks from AA Arena.
Superstar DJ Tracy Young will be commanding the decks and the dance floor for what will surely be an epic night!
Giveaways, Specialty items...more details to come.
Doors: 10PM / 21+


MDNA Tour DVD To Be Filmed In Miami!

We are happy to announce that Madonna's MDNA Tour DVD will be filmed in Miami on November 19th and 20th!
If you are to attend one of Miami shows, get ready 'to dance and sing, to get up and do your thing' as you could make it in the final cut...
Fan club members: We are to launch the devoted Golden Triangle contest very soon. This time, we will pick winners out of the most amazing/fun looks, so go ahead and surprise us.

From Madonna.com


Madonna Raises $60,000 For Sandy Relief

Madonna reportedly raised $60,000 (£37,500) in donations for victims of superstorm Sandy by baring her butt on stage at a show in New York City.
The pop superstar visited one of the areas worst affected by the disaster during her trip to New York this month), and she was inspired to help raise money for relief efforts when she took to the stage at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
She dropped her trousers to show her butt and ordered fans to throw money on stage, and she also pulled a similar stunt during her Tuesday night concert at the same venue.
Madonna's risque fundraising tactic appears to have paid off as she collected $60,000 (£37,500) in donations, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.
The total came from two nights of onstage donations, as well as contributions from her production team and other associates.

From contactmusic.com


Madonna goes Gangnam Style with Psy

Madonna has gone Gangnam Style with a surprise guest at her latest gig - South Korean rapper Psy.
The pair danced to Psy's chart-topping song and to her track Music in front of nearly 20,000 people at Tuesday's show at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The Queen of Pop said that she was a big fan of the rapper, who flew 'all the way from Frankfurt, Germany this morning', and that she loved his bright red suit.
She matched his ensemble with red knickers under her black outfit, that she flashed at the star.
Psy said that performing with Madonna was 'one of the most amazing experiences' of recent months.
Madonna also collected money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, with fans throwing cash on stage when she sang Like A Virgin.
She said she had collected 3,000 dollars at Monday's show at the same venue.

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News


Madonna Bares It for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Madonna knows sex sells - and that it can bring in big bucks for charity, too.
On Monday night at her MDNA concert in New York City, the Material Girl announced that she is 'showing [my] naked ass for Hurricane Sandy victims,' encouraging her audience to throw money at the stage as part of her fundraising efforts.
'If you are going to look at the crack of my ass, you better raise some cash,' she told her adoring crowd.
Earlier in the day, Madge paid a visit to the Rockaways in Queens to lend her support to those still reeling from Sandy.
A relief volunteer told the New York Daily News it was 'amazing how not a big deal this was. She had one bodyguard, and only a few people around...It was pretty cool seeing her there.'
Over the weekend, fellow pop superstar Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, also stopped by the storm-ravaged beach town and volunteered to help victims.
It's nice to see these stars using their celebrity to help others.

From E! Online


'You like it cold in here Cleveland, don't you?'

madonnalicious reader Andy went to see the MDNA show in Cleveland on Saturday 10 November and shares these highlights from the show with us:

Went to the MDNA show in Cleveland last Saturday night...It was fantastic!

She commented on the temperature in the arena, saying 'You like it cold in here, don't you Cleveland? I'm freezing my ass off.'

She commented, 'Wow, I think I got a better response here than Detroit!...I think that might be true! I think I might stop crying!'

'Are you upset about the elections? I'm sorry, I had to say that. I always have to ruin a good time.'

She noticed there was some open space in the Golden Triangle. She said her manager wasn't doing his job and demanded that he fill up the open spaces until everyone was on top of each other, staging a 'protest' and refusing to go on with the show until 10 more people were let in.
Once the space was filled, she went on saying 'If we can put a man on the moon, we can overcapacitate the triangle. That way it will get warmer and I will get warmer. Do you want me to catch a cold? Fuck no! That's what I love about my fans: they're very concerned about my health, my well-being, and my happiness. Thank you! From now on, for the rest of my tour, I want the triangle to be full, motherfuckers! Don't make me get angry.'

Her tattoo was the same Hebrew letters as it was in Detroit.


Madonna Visits Sandy-Damaged Rockaways

On Saturday, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein volunteered in the Hurricane Sandy-devestated Rockaways. And, Monday, Madonna visited the Queens beach community.
Museum of Modern Art curator Klaus Biesenbach, who has a home there, has been rallying people (including celebrities) to help with relief and volunteer efforts at Aid for Rockaway. He only returned to the Rockaways last week - 'my first night in rockaway post sandy...very dark out here...' - and excitedly noted that stores were re-opening yesterday. He was with Madonna yesterday and later Tweeted, 'thanks to madonna for volunteering and keeping the hopes up in the rockaways today!'
Over a week ago, Madonna included her name on a letter from New York artists to Mayor Bloomberg, which notes, 'Demographically, it is very diverse and not a privileged area. In recent years, the Rockaways became an incredible inspiration and haven for the artists and creative community of New York. As the Rockaways are, at their best, a melting pot between the local community and the creative energies of the city, it is a location where New York is anticipating and creating the images and dreams we all live on.'
The signers, who include Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Lady Gaga, James Franco, Spike Jonze, Padma Lakshmi, Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, and many others, also tell Bloomberg they 'support the city in your amazing, monumental efforts in all boroughs to save our city and to encourage the creative communities in New York to invent exemplary ways of helping our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers!'
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were also spotted helping in the Rockaways over the weekend. Knicks star Amare Stoudemire also volunteered on Saturday.

For more pictures visit gothamist.com/2012/11/12/photos_madonna_visiting

From gothamist.com / Picture by Masako Takagi / Thanks to Catherine


NYC are you ready for your second dose of MDNA?!

Madonna and the MDNA tour pay a return visit to New York City tonight for the first of two shows at the famous Madison Square Garden. Back in September Madonna played two nights at the Yankee Stadium, now it is time for a more 'intimate' setting indoors at the Garden!

Please send any pictures/videos from the shows to madonnalicious@gmail.com - large amounts of pictures/and or video clips can be sent via www.wetransfer.com - we especially love videos of her speeches!


Singing 'Like A Prayer' with Madonna in Pittsburgh

madonnalicious reader Ramon shares his experience of singing along with Madonna during 'Like A Prayer' in Pittsburgh last week:

I want to share with you this amazing experience: I went to see Madonna last Tuesday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's a 6 hours trip from Philadelphia where I live but totally worth it for seeing The Queen.
I had the amazing opportunity of singing Like A Prayer with Madonna in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on August 28, 2012. Then I got to see her again in Pittsburgh and as she was walking down the catwalk she recognized and pointed at me and gave me her microphone to sing Like A Prayer again...for the second time. Having the rare chance of singing with Madonna is amazing and twice incredible! I feel much more connected and in love with her. I have no words to describe the immense joy and happiness she has brought me by singing with her.
Here is a photo of me singing with her in Pittsburgh.


Events: Win tickets to 'Queen of Pop Party' in Paris

Click on the flyer below or visit www.queenofpopparty.com for more information and tickets on the 'Queen of Pop Party' taking place in Paris on Saturday 01 December.

madonnalicious has five pairs of tickets to give away to the event.
Just email madonnalicious@gmail.com with your name and contact details and we will randomly select five winners.
Competition closes at 12:00 noon GMT on Wednesday 14 November.
Please put 'Queen of Pop Party' as the email subject.


Madonna Fan Convicted Of Resisting Arrest

An overzealous Madonna fan has been convicted of resisting arrest after police detained him outside the singer's New York home in 2010.
Former firefighter Robert Linhart reportedly parked his car outside Madonna's apartment block, laid out a huge canvas and spray-painted love notes addressed to the superstar.
He was detained by police, but was accused of resisting arrest on 21 September, 2010.
Linhart denied the allegation, but was found guilty on Friday after a trial in the Big Apple and he now faces up to a year in jail, according to the New York Post.
He was acquitted of a second charge of resisting arrest stemming from a run in with police several days earlier on 18 September, 2010.

From contactmusic.com