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November 2016

Book: Richard Corman's 'Madonna 66'

When you think of Madonna, it’s probably hard to remember a time when she wasn’t the icon we’ve all grown to know. But, back in the early 1980s, she was simply a twentysomething getting by in New York, having moved from her hometown of Detroit, trying to find her place in the music industry and get her foot in the door.

Boasting 66 unpublished polaroid images of Madonna, all shot on Friday 17th June 1983, a new limited edition book aptly titled Madonna 66 is out now and shows a new side of Madonna, basically before she was ‘Madonna’.

That year, a 24-year-old Madonna was cast to star in a modern day movie of Cinderella by Cis Corman, a well-known and established casting director and producer, who happened to have a photographer son.

Upon meeting Madonna, Cis immediately got in touch with her son, Richard, to tell him he had to drop everything and photograph this unknown actress/singer who was about to take the lead in the New York City fable, Cinde Rella, that she was casting. Cis instantly saw something in Madonna that told her this woman was going to be a superstar.

And, although the satirical Cinde Rella never actually came to be, Richard spent the day photographing Madonna in five different set ups inside her brother’s house in Manhattan as test shots for the film. It’s no surprise that Madonna insisted on doing her own styling, complete with vintage bohemian clothes, and make-up and it was her charisma, as well as her beauty, that told the industry pair that this woman was indeed something special. The pictures were shot in her brother Christopher's apartment.

Limited Edition 500 copies of Madonna 66 by Richard Corman are available for £100 at madonna66.com

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From: www.marieclaire.co.uk


Madonna Spends Thanksgiving With Homeless LGBT Youth: 'Everyone Deserves to Be Loved'

Madonna knows the power of love, which she demonstrated on Thursday, when she paid a visit to homeless LGBT youth at a New York City shelter.

The 58-year-old pop icon brought her rebel heart to the children and teens at Brooklyn's Ali Forney Center for Thanksgiving, documenting her random act of kindness in an Instagram pic posted on Friday.

'Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn!' Madonna wrote, explaining that the center is an empowering safe haven for LGBT youth. Named after a gender non-conforming teen who fled his home at age 13, the center cares for more than 1,200 youth who face rejection from their family for their identity.

The center's motivation, she wrote, simply, is 'because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.'

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From ET Via Yahoo! News


Madonna stands by son Rocco Ritchie after reported arrest

Madonna says she is supporting son Rocco Ritchie after reports surfaced Wednesday that the 16-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana in London.

Madonna released a statement to The Associated Press Wednesday calling the September arrest 'a family matter.'

She said: 'I love my son very much. I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time.'

Rocco was the subject of a months-long custody dispute between Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie. The couple divorced in 2008. They finally agreed in September to allow Rocco to continue living with his father in London.

According to a report in The Sun newspaper, Rocco was arrested on Sept. 28.

From Associated Press


Rebel Heart Tour Trailer #MedievalWarriorBitchGoddess

Madonna has posted the full trailer for the Rebel Heart Tour premiere on Showtime on Saturday 03 December: 'Thanks for your support Rebel ❤️Heart Fan's!! We already WON!!! Every night I got the chance to go on stage and do what I do and share with you was a win!! 🏆 In it for the long run! @showtime 👑. And this is the trailer. The Real Show will Blow Your Mind! 🎉💘


Events: The Candy Shop Winners Announced!

madonnalicious is pleased to announce the ten winners of a pair of VIP tickets each to Madonna Celebrate The Candy Shop event in London on Saturday 03 December:

Christopher D
Darren P
Fiona K
Gary P
Gemma P
Helen K
Nick S
Paul H
Phil S
Sallyanne G

Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop
Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5QY
Saturday December 3rd, 7pm- 4am. Eaglelondon.com
Tickets are £7. VIP tickets are £25. Entry on door is £10.
Tickets can be found at ticketweb.co.uk
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.

CANDY WHITE

Madonna to appear on Carpool Karaoke

Madonna is desperately seeking transportation: The singer will be James Corden's next passenger on Carpool Karaoke.

Madonna broke the news on Wednesday via Instagram, sharing a picture of herself cozying up with the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden and noting: 'Riding around Manhattan with this Hunk of Burning Love @latelateshow carpool karaoke.' Meanwhile, The Late Late Show tweeted: 'Just a typical Wednesday with @Madonna. NBD. #CarpoolKaraoke.'

Madonna's concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will debut on Showtime next month.

Carpool Karaoke continues to nab some of music's biggest stars: Lady Gaga dueted with Corden last month on the latest edition of the viral segment. Other recent passengers include Britney Spears and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

From Entertainment Weekly


Win VIP Tickets To 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.

madonnalicious is giving our readers a chance to win one of ten pairs of VIP tickets Madonna Celebrates The Candy Shop.

Just email your contact details to madonnalicious@gmail.com using 'The Candy Shop' as the email title and we will randomly draw ten names out of the hat! The draw will close on Sunday 20 November at 18:00.

'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.

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. Eaglelondon.com
Tickets are £7. VIP tickets are £25. Entry on door is £10.
Tickets can be found at ticketweb.co.uk
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.

CANDY WHITE

Madonna and more celebrities join NYC anti-Trump protests

Star power fueled a handful of New York City anti-Donald Trump protests.

Madonna, Mark Ruffalo, T.I., Meek Mill and Taran Killam were among the famous faces who found themselves in the midst of New York City 'Love Trumps Hate' protests on Wednesday night.

Thousands turned out across cities like New York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Austin and Atlanta to express that they wouldn't buy into the hate that President-elect Trump represents.

Nearly 10,000 protesters marched down Fifth Ave. holding signs that read 'Donald Trump's Victory Doesn't Speak for Me,' 'Wall St. Is The Enemy, Not Muslims or Immigrants,' and 'Liberty For All Americans, Not Hate.'

Madonna - an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter - shared a video of marchers chanting 'Not My President,' with the caption: 'Need to Turn these Words into Action..........So Now What? Us Rebel <3's Unite. N.Y.C. Start A Revolution of <3. Do Not Lose Hope! We will Rise Up! We will Shatter that Glass Ceiling. Do Not Give into Fear. This is the Reality of our collective consciousness. Now more than ever we need to take responsibility!'

From NY Daily News


Madonna Performs Acoustic Set at NYC Park to Support Clinton

The singer held an impromptu performance at New York City’s Washington Square Park on Monday night, just one day before the election. Madonna, who first announced the intimate acoustic concert on social media Friday, was surrounded by hundreds of fans as she strummed her guitar next to 11-year-old son David and her guitarist Monte Pittman.

During the 30-minute gig, the 58-year-old Madge sung her hits like 'Like a Prayer,' 'Don’t Tell Me,' 'Express Yourself' and 'Rebel Heart' along with an emotional cover of John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'

In addition to her five-song set list, Madonna delivered a speech as to why she’s supporting the Democratic nominee.

'This is a concert about unifying us, and it’s about keeping America great, not making America great,' she told the crowd. 'This is a concert about peace, and we are trying to elect - we are going to elect - a president that is going to keep America the great country that it is and has the potential to be.'

While Madonna was in N.Y.C., Clinton was in Philadelphia for a rally at Independence Hall attended by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, daughter Chelsea Clinton and husband, former President Bill Clinton.

From US Weekly


Madonna to play surprise acoustic gig for Hillary Clinton

Madonna has announced she will be playing a last-minute acoustic gig next week in support of Hillary Clinton.

The surprise show will take place in New York City this Monday (November 7), on the eve of the election.

'Bitches Are You In My Gang???' the singer wrote an Instagram post. 'Doing a surprise intimate very small acoustic concert Monday night in support of Hillary. Stay tuned!'

She has yet to announce the gig’s venue or a stage time for her performance.

Madonna endorsed Clinton earlier in the Presidential campaign and showed her support for the Democrat when she introduced Amy Schumer at her recent NYC stand-up gig.

She previously followed Katy Perry’s lead by posting a nude photo on social media to show her support for Clinton.

'Living For Hilary!,' she wrote. 'Yes I vote for intelligence. I vote for equal rights for women and all minorities.'

'She’s the Best we got!' Madonna added. The Presidential election takes place on Tuesday (November 8).

From NME.com