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October 2016

Idris Elba tells Madonna fans not to believe the hype

Idris Elba and Madonna sparked speculation that they are dating after the pair were reportedly spotted kissing after the Luther star participated in a boxing match.

The couple were spotted together at London's M restaurant on Friday night following the actor's fight which was filmed for his upcoming TV show Idris Elba: Fighter.

She also shared a snap of herself lying on the floor with the actor, writing: 'I kicked his butt'.


The pair met for the first time back in 2015 after he DJ'd for her Rebel Heart tour. Opening up about meeting her while promoting Luther, the actor said: 'I was excited, I had a great time. Madonna is a legend. I got there, I met a beautiful person that has been working for ever and ever, amen, and is still going.'

However on Monday, Idris responded to the rumours by posting this tweet:

Madonna’s ‘Make My Video’ MTV Contest Winner, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, MTV actually played music videos. And the network played a lot of Madonna videos. So many, in fact, that it devoted an entire day - Oct. 30, 1986, also known as 'Blue Thursday' - to Madge’s 'Make My Video' contest, running a marathon of fan-made 'True Blue' music videos that ranged from semi-professional film-school projects to amusingly amateurish camcorder clips of tots in ballet-recital tutus or tweens in Desperately Seeking Susan lace hair-bows lip-synching into hairbrushes.

A week earlier, the top 10 contest entries even took over the cable channel’s regular Dial MTV countdown show, and one of those contenders - a sepia-toned depiction of ‘60s malt-shop romance, lensed by Venezuela-born, Miami-based college student Angel Gracia on a $600 budget - won the $25,000 grand prize, and became the official video for 'True Blue' in the States. And MTV history was made.

'It’s a bit shocking, actually. S—, I’m getting old,' Gracia laughingly tells Yahoo Music when he realizes he won the 'Make My Video' contest three whole decades ago, when he was just 21. Gracia credits 'True Blue' with launching his legitimate film career, which has included shooting commercials and even working with Ridley Scott. But he recalls that his video almost didn’t make it past MTV’s submission process at all.

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Events: Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop

Celebrating the last true pop icon: Madonna

Icons don’t get much bigger than Madonna. She’s transfixed us for decades. We follow her every move, intoxicated by her unstoppable fame, beautiful men, glamour and incredible wealth. Let’s face it: at some time or another, we’ve all wanted to be Ms Ciccone.

Now, thanks to London’s premier Madonna party ‘Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop’ on December 3rd, you too can immerse yourself in the Queen of Pop’s fantastic world.

'Madonna is what life is all about,' enthuses Kurt Hoffman who is organising the ninth annual Madonna Celebrates event. 'This year’s going to be bigger and better than anything we’ve done before. Everything has been especially designed to allow you to step into the intoxicating realm of the ultimate pop superstar. We want fans to experience Madonna like they never have before.'

The night will be held at the newly refurbished Eagle, south London’s premier polysexual bar and club, which now boasts an extraordinary Funktion-One sound system which will play the entire Sticky and Sweet tour.

'You’ll never have heard sound like it,' says Hoffman. 'But it’s not just about the acoustics – with a Madge-inspired set designed by Adrian Britnell, who has worked on such blockbusters as Moulin Rouge and Star Wars, we’re also in for real visual treat.'

Seven vast video screens, a ‘Candy Shop’, VIP area, Vogue ‘runway’, art installation, secret garden and a multi-mirror balled dance floor will be inviting you to get into the groove.

Stay tuned for a competition to win one of TEN PAIRS of VIP tickets to the event at

Hoffman knows his Madonna and started the event in 2007 after seeing her ground-breaking Confession’s Tour.

'Back then it was just a bit of fun,' he says. 'We’ve now been on an amazing journey and worked with some of the best acts and DJs going.'

Topping the bill this year will be Melissa Totten, a highly-respected Madonna impersonator, who will be treating revellers to key moments from the Sticky and Sweet tour.

'David Bowie and Prince are just two of the truly unique artists we’ve lost in 2016,' she muses. 'Madonna is one of our last icons, and even if she hung it all up today, she would have left a deep and lasting impact on pop culture. Music is not what it once was. Madonna floats high above the formulaic, canned pop you get on reality TV shows. There won’t be another like her, so we need to enjoy her now.'

Melissa will be joined by gay scene legends Mzz Kimberley and Seth Stomboli, along with the kind of super-human dancers you’ll see cavorting with Madonna in one of her legendary shows.

The night will also be raising money for local charity Wandsworth Oasis which supports local people living with HIV.

Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop
Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5Qy
Saturday December 3rd, 7pm- 4am.
Tickets are £7. VIP tickets are £25. Entry on door is £10.
Tickets can be found at
There are a few limited VIPS tickets being released. VIPs will receive a Candy Shop goody bag and an exclusive Steven Klein giant print of Madonna.

Stay tuned for a competition to win one of TEN PAIRS of VIP tickets to the event at


Rebel Heart Tour to premiere on December 9 on Showtime

Showtime Networks and Madonna have announced that her highly-anticipated concert film, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere on December 9 at 9p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet.

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR was shot around the world and features a collection of live and behind these scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park in March of this year. The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

'When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna - an iconic performer that we're thrilled to have on our air,' said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. 'With her unique creative vision and unmatched stage presence, our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs.'


'Weird moment in my bathroom but also kind of AWESOME!'

'Hello Thursday!! You are Awesome! No matter what is happening in the world good or bad I just stare it in the face and say: AWESOME!! Its my go to survival word.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘'


'Weird moment in my bathroom but also kind of AWESOME!! 🎈🎈🎈🎈Can't a girl take a bath without an iconic image looming over her?? Lol❤️'


Madonna opens show for Amy Schumer in NYC and tells fans to vote for Hillary

She said what?! Madonna made an extremely NSFW proposition to fans during her opening act for Amy Schumer at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, October 18.

During the comedian's New York City show, the Queen of Pop made a surprise stand-up appearance, and jokingly offered to perform a sex act on male fans if they cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in November.

'One more thing before I introduce this genius of comedy,' Madonna, 58, told the audience moments before Schumer, 35, took the stage. 'If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will give you a blow job - and I'm good!'

Giving fans a thumbs-up, the no-holds-barred entertainer added, 'I take my time, I make lots of eye contact and I do swallow.'

This wasn't the first time the duo shared the Madison Square Garden stage together. Last September, Schumer opened up for Madonna's Rebel Heart tour during three of her NYC stops.

From Us Weekly

'So much fun opening up for Amy Schumer at Madison Square Garden tonight!!. It was short but it was sweet (like me). I'm forever changed! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Love you Amy!! 💘💘💘'


'Love and Respect this woman so much!! Thanks for letting me get on your stage @amyschumer 💘😂'



Events: Madonna Celebrate and Madonnalicious present 'Candy Shop'

A charity event celebrating all things Sticky & Sweet, Live Shows, Art, DJs, Screenings, Videos, Music & Madonna. Raising awareness and funds for people living with HIV and AIDS supporting Wandsworth Oasis.


Screening the ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ @ 7.30pm

Starring international icon Melissa Totten // Hosted by Mzz Kimberley //

VIP Party hosted by Seth Stromboli

VIP Candy Package is ON SALE NOW

ONLY 75 packages will go on sale, if you miss out please check BBC radio, local press & Madonnalicious to win tickets!

Candy Package includes:
· Steven Klein Madonna limited edition print (1189 x 841mm)
· Event Goodie Bag
· Madonna promo stickers and badges
· Hard Candy promo lolly
· Bottomless Bubbly Reception*
· Candy Canapés Reception*
· Sticky & Sweet Cocktails*
· Exclusive VIP Area
· Complimentary Coat & Bag Check
· Screening ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ presented on Funktion One Sound System @ 7.30pm
Fast track early entry to event 7pm
*Reception finishes at 9pm.

Standard tickets (from 9pm onwards) on sale NOW from

The club interior for one night only designed by one of the set dressers from Baz Lurmans, Moulin Rouge. Seven massive video screens will also be broadcasting classic Madge moments, so there'll be no escape from the Material Girl.

The event is jam packed with all things Madonna, including a full screening of the Sticky and Sweet Tour, for the lucky few at the sticky and sweet reception in the multi-mirror ball Confessions dance floor. A Madonna shop, A Candy Buffet, a Vogue ‘runway’, Queen of Pop ‘ART’ installation.

The Dress Code is ‘Sticky & Sweet.

Facebook event page:


Finishing touches on the Mercy James Hospital in Malawi

Madonna posted this message about the Mercy James Padiatric Surgery Hospital in Malawi being built with Raising Malawi:

'Putting the finishing touches on the Mercy James Pediatric Surgery Hospital in Malawi!! Thanks to everyone for your support so far!! Totally AWESOME!! 😂🎉Now we have to fill it with Equipment, Surgeons, Medical Personal and create an endowment for the years to come. Thats what the fund raiser in Art Basel is all about! 🎨🎨🎨!! 🎈Tears.Of A Clown!🎈 😂🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉'


Madonna Is Billboard's 2016 Woman of the Year

When the 11th annual Billboard Women In Music event hits New York City this winter, royalty will be present.

Following a year where she extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time, Madonna will receive Billboard's 2016 Woman of the Year award.

'Madonna is one of a miniscule number of super-artists whose influence and career transcend music,' said Janice Min, president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. 'With her creative vision, relentless innovation, and dedication to philanthropic causes, she is an inspiration to hundreds of millions of people around the world, all while shattering every career record out there. She is an important feminist on top of that, a one-of-a-kind artist who's used her influence to change the conversation around women, sexuality and equal rights.

From her Prince tribute alongside Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards to her political Met Gala appearance to her indelible commentary on the 2016 election, Madonna has remained a constant force in pop culture and source of cultural conversation over the past year.

Her Rebel Heart Tour, which wrapped in March, solidified her status as one of the biggest touring acts of all time. Madonna sold more than 1 million tickets and walked away with $170 million. That makes her the highest grossing solo touring artist in Billboard Boxscore history (the archives go back to 1990) with a staggering $1.31 billion in total concert grosses.

In addition to being the first female pop star with true control of her career and image, Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She's earned 8 No. 1 albums (and 21 top 10 albums) on the Billboard 200 and 12 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With her 46th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart in 2015, she extended her own record for the most No. 1s on a single Billboard chart. She also holds the record for the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 38.

In addition to her ongoing chart dominance, her philanthropic efforts are effecting real change in the world. Madonna's Raising Malawi organization is currently constructing Malawi's first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. The Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care facility will open in 2017.

The seven-time Grammy winner will receive the honor at the 11th annual Women in Music event, held Dec. 9 in New York City and airing nationally on Lifetime on Dec.12. The star-studded event is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard's Women in Music list, which identifies the 50 most powerful female executives in the industry each year.

From via Yahoo! Music

Madonna narrates 'honour killing' film

Madonna has announced she is narrating 'Qandeel Baloch: A Very Short Story' a film about a 'honour killing'.

'Proud to narrate my friend #SharmeenObaidChinoy’s latest film about Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani social media star who was murdered by her brother in an “honor killing.” The Pakistan government finally just passed the #antihonorkilling bill, closing the loophole that allowed killers to walk free! ☮❤🙏 So good to see positive change happen in the world. Too bad Qandeel and so many others had to die first. Today is the. 🙋. #DayoftheGirl Chime for Change #GCFestival. Watch the film here:


Events: ReInvention Tour Screening

Icon Project presents....A screening of Madonna's Reinvention Tour.

This will be a celebration of the Reinvention Tour as well as remix videos, unreleased tracks, compilation mixes, live performances and all the classic Madonna videos that made her the most successful solo artist of all time!

Special attention will paid to the American Life album with a special viewing of the uncensored full video for American Life before the full concert. The show will be the full leaked final show of the tour at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon, Portugal on September 14th, 2004.

Let's relive each reinvention, each iconic music video!