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She performed a four-song set of 4 Minutes, Ray Of Light, La Isla Bonita and Open Your Heart.
Other A-lists guests at the gala included Madonna's ex, Sean Penn, as well as Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett, Kate Hudson, Tom Hanks, Marion Cotillard, Uma Thurman and Edward Norton.
Proceeds from the event go to DiCaprio's foundation, which offers grants to environmental causes.
Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of the 4-year-old twins from Malawi.
Her lawyer, Jenny Afia, told a judge in London that the story, published while the adoption was underway, could have 'threatened the integrity and/or outcome of the adoption process which would have had potentially life-changing implications for the girls, as well as for Madonna and her family.'
'Under Malawian law and equivalent provisions under English law, there are rules around identifying children who are in the process of being adopted, principally for their own security and welfare,' Afia said.
She said the article revealed the girls' names, race, age, the fact they lived in an orphanage in Malawi and the fact they were the subject of pending applications for adoption by Madonna.
She said the publisher had agreed to pay Madonna's legal costs and undisclosed damages. Afia said Madonna would donate the damages to a pediatric hospital in Malawi.
'She is pleased that at least some good can come out of the situation,' the lawyer said.
Madonna was not at London's High Court for Thursday's hearing. The singer has six children, including four adopted from Malawi.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
Its the NEw moon 🌙 of Leo 🦁 Bitches! Fasten Your seat belt! ⛑ The Next 9 days are going to be Bumpy! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/g7xJZaRoHi— Madonna (@Madonna) 24 July 2017
In a thermo nuclear universe somewhere I am trying to break in a new pair of 👠. 🌍🌎🌏🌈🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/2Vg9vqxRru— Madonna (@Madonna) 24 July 2017
Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan let stand his July 18 temporary restraining order blocking the sale of 22 items by Gotta Have It Collectibles. Lebovits will on Sept. 6 consider whether to issue a preliminary injunction.
Darlene Lutz, a former friend of Madonna, had consigned the items for auction. Madonna's lawyers said they were stolen after Lutz helped the Material Girl, whose given name is Madonna Ciccone, move out of a Miami home in the mid-1990s.
At a hearing, Lebovits said 'Ms. Ciccone has made a strong likelihood' of showing she would prevail, and said he 'sincerely doubts' she lost her rights by waiting two decades to sue.
'There is no prejudice to Ms. Lutz or to the auction house, because if anything the property will increase in value if the court finds for Ms. Lutz,' the judge added.
Lutz's lawyer Judd Grossman and Madonna's lawyer Brendan O'Rourke declined to comment.
The 22 items were among 128 up for an auction that was to have begun on Wednesday.
Madonna claimed in court papers she would face 'irreparable harm' from a sale of 'extremely private and personally sensitive belongings.'
But Grossman said she gave up her rights in a 2004 settlement with Lutz, with whom she had a falling out.
'Every day this TRO remains in place....is another day that the world believes my client is a thief,' Grossman said.
O'Rourke countered that the 58-year-old singer 'has lots of personal items, as you can imagine,' stored in many places, but this did not make them 'any less' hers.
'My client frankly wasn't thinking about these specific items until she saw them being auctioned,' he said. 'That's when the light bulb went on over her head.'
O'Rourke said it was only recently that Lutz unlawfully took possession, after Madonna learned where the items were, asked for their return, and was refused.
Lebovits held the hearing after Grossman complained that the TRO was issued at Madonna's behest before he could object.
The judge found no foul play, alluding to a song from Madonna's 1990 album 'I'm Breathless.'
'I wanted to know whether there was any hanky panky on the part of the plaintiffs,' Lebovits said.
From Reuters Via Yahoo! News
Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull 22 items from its rock-and-roll-themed auction scheduled for Wednesday.
The Material Girl had earlier sought an emergency court order saying she was 'shocked to learn' of the planned online auction of the Tupac letter and had no idea it was no longer in her possession.
'The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items,' Madonna said in court papers. 'I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public.'
Court papers said the Tupac letter was expected to fetch up to $400,000. Tupac, one of the best-selling rappers of all time, dated Madonna in the early 1990s and died of injuries suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.
Madonna, behind such hit songs as Like a Virgin and Vogue, has sold hundreds of millions of albums. Other Madonna items scheduled to be auctioned were private photographs taken at a bachelorette party at her Miami home, personal letters and cassette tapes of unreleased recordings.
Madonna’s court papers name Darlene Lutz, a former friend, art consultant and 'frequent overnight guest' in Madonna’s home when she was 'not in residence,' as behind the sale of the property.
A spokesman for Lutz and the auction house said the allegations will be 'vigorously challenged and refuted' in court.
'Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz’s legal property,' spokesman Pete Siegel told the New York Post. 'We are confident that the Madonna memorabilia will be back.'
From USA Today / AP
Beautiful Memories of Yesterday! 🇲🇼♥️🌺🇲🇼🌺♥️at Mercy James Center!! 💘🌈🇲🇼🙏🏻🌈🇲🇼💘🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/cVFieGmWVi— Madonna (@Madonna) 12 July 2017
The hospital, which she named after Mercy, is the first of its kind in Malawi.
Madonna said the judge on her case would not allow her to adopt Mercy because she was divorced, according to People.
'She informed me, as a divorced woman, that I was not fit to raise children and that Mercy was better off growing up in an orphanage,' she told the audience.
But that didn't stop her from fighting for then four-year-old Mercy, who is now 11.
'I am a rebel heart. But I am also a compassionate and intelligent human being,' Madonna said. 'And if you cannot give me a logical reason for the word 'no,' then I will not accept the word 'no.''
Mercy James also gave brief remarks.
'It is a great honor to know this hospital is named after me,' she said, according to CNN. 'But what's more important is that we may help many kids and save many lives.'
From USA Today
And while President Peter Mutharika's phrasing was meant to reference Madonna's own adoption of four children from Malawi, the singer has tight enough connections of her own to the country for it to feel like home. Since founding the nonprofit Raising Malawi in 2006, the charitable star has led a continuous effort to support the nation's orphaned or otherwise vulnerable children - whether through hosting benefits, producing a documentary and, now, opening the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, the first of its kind in the country.
The singer's efforts haven't come without inevitable road blocks - not to mention a few controversies. But if our roundup of the landmark moments in Madonna's charity efforts in the African country is any indication, the singer will continue to be a 'daughter' of Malawi for years to come.
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Standing alongside President Peter Mutharika, she unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of the 50-bed facility in Malawi's second city of Blantyre.
The Mercy James Institute of Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care - named after one of her children - has taken two years to build and includes three specialist operating theatres.
It is the first health unit for children in the southern African nation, and will doubled the capacity for paediatric care at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.
Madonna, who set up her 'Raising Malawi' charity in 2006, was greeted by traditional dancers and given a one-hour tour of the hospital, which was decorated with national flags and bunting.
The wards have been designed with murals including images of Nelson Mandela and archbishop Desmond Tutu, while US actor Leonardo DiCaprio was listed on a wall as a major benefactor.
Mutharika cut a blue ceremonial ribbon, and held it up to the cheering crowd.
Madonna has not always been welcomed with open arms in one of the world's poorest countries, where some activists accuse her of using her wealth to short-cut the adoption process.
In 2013, she was stripped of her official VIP status in Malawi by then president Joyce Banda's government, which accused her of being 'uncouth' and expecting gratitude for her adoptions.
President Mutharika has since moved to repair the relationship, previously saying his government had 'always been grateful for the passion Madonna has for this country'.
'Malawi needs such kind-hearted people to prosper,' Malita Ndau, a 20-year-old woman selling doughnuts in Blantyre, told AFP. 'Malawian children will now have a chance of survival because of this hospital.'
The new hospital wing opened to patients last week and has already performed its first surgery.
From AFP Via Yahoo! News
The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, was built in collaboration with Malawi's health ministry. It has already started some activities and the pop star said last week that the institute had completed its first surgery.
President Peter Mutharika was to attend the official opening Tuesday.
Madonna has adopted four children from Malawi: David Banda, Mercy James, Stelle and Estere. The children's wing was named after 11-year-old Mercy.
Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi, has built schools in the southern African country and funded the new pediatric unit, which began construction in 2015. Madonna, 58, visited the site last year.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017
Strike a pose and get into the groove!
Upstairs at The Wickham is transformed into a dance club playing only the music of Madonna - 1980s, 1990s, Noughties & Now!
FROM 7PM: Grab a drink from the bar, meet other fans and check out a fan-compiled video retrospective of Madonna rare clips, performance footage and music videos
8.30PM - 12.00AM: Our DJ brings us a dance party playing nothing but Madonna music - the greatest hits and fan favourites. From 'Everybody' to the songs of 'Rebel Heart'.
With dancefloor, licensed bar, roving photographers, themed artwork & more!
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CASH-ONLY BAR & CASH-ONLY BUFFET
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LUCILLE YACHT – 7:00pm - 11:00pm Wednesday 19 July (approximate times - subject to change)
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The party starts just before 7pm and we Don't Stop The Music til just before 11pm on this multi-level dance party cruise! Drinking, Dancing, and Partying on a yacht with breathtaking views of the NY Skyline and Statue of Liberty is the very definition of how to party in the summer....so grab your friends, family, co-workers, whomever....and purchase tickets for this ultimate late night summertime event.
Chubby in My Dolce Dress!! 😂👗💘😂🤡🎈🤡🎈🤡🎈🤡🎈🤡. pic.twitter.com/3kCTXLFEQu— Madonna (@Madonna) 6 July 2017
The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of its kind in Malawi. It was built in collaboration with the Malawian Ministry of Health.
'When you look into the eyes of children in need, wherever they may be, a human being wants to do anything and everything they can to help, and on my first visit to Malawi, I made a commitment that I would do just that,' Madonna said in a statement to The Associated Press.
'I'd like to thank everyone who has joined me on this unbelievable journey. What started out as a dream for Malawi and her children has become a reality, and we couldn't have done it without your support,' she added.
Madonna adopted four children, David Banda, Mercy James, Stelle and Estere from Malawi. The children's wing was named after 11-year-old Mercy.
The pop star's charity, Raising Malawi, has built schools in Malawi and has funded the new pediatric unit, which began construction in 2015. Madonna, 58, visited the site last year.
The children's unit includes three operating rooms dedicated to children's surgery, a day clinic and a 45-bed ward. It will enable Queen Elizabeth hospital to double the number of surgeries for children and will provide critical pre-operative and post-operative care. It also includes a playroom, an outdoor play structure and inspirational murals curated by Madonna and other artists.
Sarah Ezzy, executive director of Raising Malawi, said the charity has been working with Queen Elizabeth hospital since 2008, helping the hospital's chief of pediatric surgery, Dr. Eric Borgstein, develop a training program.
'Pediatric intensive care is not something that has formally existed in Malawi. There hasn't been any training on it. It's not part of the curriculum in nursing school (or) medical school. People had to leave the country to train....now people don't have to leave the country to train,' Ezzy said in an interview. 'This facility is attached to the college of medicine and nursing so it will be a learning, teaching hospital.'
Trevor Neilson, who works at Charity Network and has been advising Madonna's philanthropic efforts for the last six years, said 'only someone like Madonna could do this. If you weren't Madonna, you would have given up a long time ago.'
'Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives, will be saved by the hospital in the course of it operating,' added Neilson, who has worked on charity projects with Bill Gates, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Bono and others.
Madonna founded Raising Malawi in 2006 to address the poverty and hardship endured by Malawi's orphans and vulnerable children.
'Malawi has enriched my family more than I could have ever imagined. It's important for me to make sure all my children from the country maintain a strong connection to their birth nation, and equally important to show them that together as humans we have the power to change the world for the better,' Madonna said.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
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Happiness is Contagious!! 😂🌈🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸♥️😂🎉🎉😂🎉♥️🌈🌈🎈🎈🎈 pic.twitter.com/bX2X3W1rIL— Madonna (@Madonna) 5 July 2017
Thanks to every nurse, doctor, company, construction foreman (the list goes on) who have dedicated time, energy and effort to making this project a success. The facility will be the country’s first and only pediatric surgery and intensive care unit.
To celebrate her birthday back in 2016, Madonna launched a fundraising campaign with Omaze, inviting her fans to help create a 'Rebel Heart' playroom in the pediatric facility. The new space is now ready to provide a calm, joyful space for the children to play and learn, which will help improve both their physical and emotional health. Later that year, Madonna hosted a special event at Art Basel Miami to benefit Raising Malawi and the Mercy James Centre. Profits from the evening were used to fill the hospital with equipment, surgeons and medical personnel.
Stay tuned to Raisingmalawi.org and Madonna.com, within the next days for more info and interesting facts about the hospital, its doctors and nurses, and for ways to get involved and to be a part of this historical and fantastic event!
The two-story 2,700-square-foot colonial features five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a total of 14 rooms, according to the RE/MAX listing, which states it was built in 1969 and last remodeled in 2017.
It is listed for sale at $479,000.
The listing was not shy about touting the home’s claim to fame.
'Madonna’s childhood home!! Gorgeous, wonderful, 10+++ condition home has been fully remodeled with beautiful taste!!,' it states.
As Madonna Ciccone, the music icon spent some of her younger years as one of six siblings living in the house.
Associate broker Robert Kabbani said the current owners bought the home in 2012 for $91,000 and had to remodel the residence because of a 2008 fire that was attributed to arson.
After the blaze, the home was boarded up after extensive smoke and fire damage throughout the home. Authorities believed the fire started in the living room. Kabbani said he wasn’t sure how long Madonna lived in the home, but her parents owned the house until 2001. He said one man bought it off eBay and then sold it to another person who owned it until about 2008.
Erika Juhl, 60, and her husband Daniel Juhl, 58, currently own the house. Erika Juhl said she had no idea Madonna once lived there when she first looked at it.
'1.22 acres in the heart of Rochester Hills was very appealing to me, and I love to garden, and so the damage on the house didn’t deter us,' Juhl said. 'It was more the land we were interested in.'
During the closing process, her brother-in-law mentioned that Madonna grew up in the area, so Juhl did what anyone would do. She Googled to find out where.
'I went online and typed in ‘Madonna’s childhood home,’ and lo and behold, there’s the picture of the house we just made the offer on,' Juhl said, laughing.
The Oakland County house is located on a cul-de-sac at 2036 Oklahoma, north of Walton Boulevard and east of Texas Avenue in the subdivision Hitchman’s Haven Estates.
According to the description, the home has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a 'dazzling kitchen' with custom oak cabinets, oak countertops and a porcelain farmhouse sink. An open family room leads to a screened in porch and covered patio.
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The Material Girl will also release a live album featuring 22 songs from the Rebel Heart Tour, available on double CD and digital download.
The MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film was recorded around the world and features both live and behind the scenes material, as well as previously unreleased footage culminating with performances at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia in March of 2016. MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR is co-directed by Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies. A version of the film previously debuted on Showtime in December 2016.
The tracklist for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR film and live concert album span all decades of the iconic superstar's illustrious career, including songs from her chart-topping Rebel Heart album to classic fan favorites. Of particular note to longtime fans will be the new interpretations of some of Madonna’s timeless hits.
Light up your weekend with my new favorite toy! 🔥🎭😂 An LED face mask for skin care and relaxation! 🙌🏻💯🎉♥️ pic.twitter.com/WrBC1qPiRA— Madonna (@Madonna) 17 June 2017
Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) 15 June 2017
A Woman's work is never done!! 6 kids and many jobs =ratchet hair 😳😂🤡🎥🎬🎭Prepping my film not just whistling dixie! 😝 pic.twitter.com/TuD9SMBUMa— Madonna (@Madonna) 15 June 2017
As far as being an ally goes, she’s the Elizabeth Taylor of pop; as far as iconography goes, she’s like if Marlene Dietrich were an X-Men. That’s a whole lot of gay credibility. Pride Month is not the same without Madonna and her music, and thus we recount 10 of her great gay moments.
1. Those Decades of AIDS Activism
Back in the ‘80s, we were hard up for celebrities who spoke out against AIDS (and it didn’t help that we had a president who was, shall we say, reticent on the subject). But in 1989 Madonna and her Detroit-era dance instructor Christopher Flynn, who was then diagnosed with AIDS, fired up New York with a major benefit dance marathon. By that time, Madonna had already lost her good friend Martin Burgoyne to the epidemic. In footage from the event, she thrashes about with sweet abandon. That’s fun to watch, but it’s even cooler to see Flynn, who later died from the illness, open up about Madonna as a confidante who understood him.
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'Congratulation to my brave and beautiful friend Ariana for organizing the benefit concert in Manchester! Last night. Gathering so many great artists and bringing everyone together in the spirit of ❤️ and Peace and not bowing down to F.E.A.R. Im so Proud of you! 💘💕and I would like to make a donation along with my manager Guy Oseary and encourage others to do the same!! 😂🎉💯♥️We ♥️Manchester http://www.welovemcrcharity.org/
This week sucked all the moisture out of me!! So Friday is MDNA Chrome Clay Mask Day! 🤡😂💯 Need my skin to Glow this weekend! 💕💕💕💘💕💕 pic.twitter.com/2uZo4di9kF— Madonna (@Madonna) 2 June 2017
⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️♥️🐶♥️⚽️♥️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/9BhNk47crX— Madonna (@Madonna) 3 June 2017
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Worlds collided at Noel Gallagher's birthday Bash! 🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂💕💕😂🙏🏻🌈🤡💯 pic.twitter.com/7E4YkY06bc— Madonna (@Madonna) 28 May 2017
Efron made a pitstop from the promo tour of his new movie Baywatch to chat to Jimmy Kimmel on his late night chat show, where he was quizzed about what happened when he was sat next to the pop music icon during a U.F.C. fight at Madison Square Garden last November.
From snaps of the night, it seemed that the pair were getting on famously, and Kimmel was keen to figure out what the former High School Musical star and the Queen of Pop had been up to....
Firstly, Efron was quizzed at how the pair actually even ended up sitting together.
'In the coolest way possible, I showed up at this fight. It was totally last minute,' Efron said. 'The seats are all named when you get to the center of the ring, and I was ring side, so I was very close to this fight. I kept getting closer, and I knew I was in the front row. I saw several ‘famous’ people, and then Madonna and Zac Efron. Then it just ended. I was like, ‘I’m next to Madonna for this entire fight?’ It was awesome.'
The actor went on to say that he chatted to pop legend, and that they hung out. In fact, Madonna was allegedly pretty into the fight, with Efron saying that 'she was having the time of her life out there.'
Of course, this being Jimmy Kimmel, things didn’t say above board for long, with the chatshow host quizzing Efron as to whether it was possible that Madonna was actually coming on to him.
'Is it possible that Madonna maybe switched the sign so that maybe you would be seated next together?' Kimmel asked. 'Madonna is an irresistible person. When she sets her sights on someone, there’s no escaping.'
Going visibly red, Efron was rather coy about his answers....
Indeed, Efron even joked that he and Madonna got a bit handsy with each other thanks to the excitement with the fight. In fact, Kimmel even shared some video footage of the singer tapping the actor.
When asked point blank whether something had happened between Madonna and himself, the actor gave an embarrassed laugh, before jokingly referring to the previous clip. 'I guess you could say she tapped that,' he said.
From Hello Giggles Via Yahoo! News
Glorioso! 🌝 Lisbon I had so much Fun! I cant wait to come back one day and unlock all of your secrets. 🔑🗝🌈💘😂 pic.twitter.com/JwIFCtdzPl— Madonna (@Madonna) 26 May 2017
'She looked like Boy George,' Modine tells Yahoo Movies. 'The producers were saying this girl was going to be such a big star, but I remember people not really being impressed.' Even her songs left listeners cold. First, she performed the largely forgotten 'Gambler,' followed by 'Crazy for You,' which has since become a staple of proms around the world, but slightly underwhelmed listeners at the time. 'We thought, ‘Oh, that’s a sweet song,‘' Modine says of hearing that slow dance anthem for the first time.
Within a year, though, the actor discovered just how big a star Madonna had become. While visiting Rome to discuss a potential film role, Modine saw a giant poster of the singer’s face, with 'Crazy for You' printed in Italian. 'I thought, ‘Oh, she must be doing a concert here.’ But then I looked at the poster a little bit closer and at the bottom I saw myself [in a scene from the film] with my arms in the air. The movie had gone from being a Matthew Modine movie that Madonna was in to a Madonna movie that Matthew Modine was in! That’s how fate would have it.'
Thirty-two years later, Vision Quest‘s Madonna-scored montages are among the highlights of a teen sports movie that’s clearly made in the image of The Karate Kid - a box-office sensation the year prior - but has its own unique moves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, Vision Quest is notable for how it avoids giving the underdog hero, Lowden Swain (Modine), a Cobra Kai-style nemesis to defeat on the wrestling mat. Instead, his final opponent, Brian Shute (Frank Jasper), is presented as a decent guy who is on his own 'vision quest' - a self-imposed rite of passage that leads teenagers into adulthood. In Lowden’s case, that quest involves dropping 22 pounds to wrestle Brian, who is in a lower weight class.
From Yahoo! News