Madonnaโ€™s Skin-Care Line Is Coming to the U.S.

We've known about Madonna's skin-care line, MDNA, for a few years now, but knowing about the concept - and the products in the line - is about all we've experienced. Since news of its launch, the collection has only been available in Hong Kong and Japan, so getting your hands on it would basically entail booking a pricey vacation just to shop for cosmetics. Hey, if you have the extra cash, kudos. But it looks like those in the U.S. are finally going to be able to experience the Queen of Pop's skin-care products.

When? Well, that's still an unfortunate TBD. The singer took to Instagram to share a video of her latest MDNA Chrome Clay Mask and wrote in the caption that it's 'coming to America soon,' but those are all the details we have.

The Chrome Clay Mask seems like it works similar to the uber-popular magnetic face masks that hit the market earlier this year, like Dr. Brandt Skincare Magnetight Age-Defier Mask ($75; sephora.com).

The other buys that made up MDNA include serum, face wash, rose mist, eye mask, eye serum, and a tool called the skin rejuvenator. According to Madonna's site, the U.S. version of MDNA's e-com site will be up and functioning 'very soon,' so hopefully that means before we've used all our holiday gift cards on coffee and sweaters we don't need.

From InStyle Via Yahoo! News


Madonna's lawyer argues 64th St. co-op is 'the place she calls home'

Madonna may be a woman of the world - but her home is on West 64th St. Really.

That is what the singerโ€™s lawyer told a Manhattan judge Monday while hearing legal arguments about whether Madonna is violating her co-op boardโ€™s rule that apartment owners must be 'in residence' to let their adult children or maid live there for more than 30 days.

Madonna is suing the board of One West 64 St. charging that a stricter residency rule that it adopted in April 2014 imposed an unreasonable hardship on her and constitutes a breach of contract.

The building's lawyer, Patrick Sweeney, said the new rule was not a breach but a 'clarification' of an existing rule that is applied to every owner. He urged the court to dismiss her case.

Madonna's lawyer, Stuart Shaw, said his client has homes all over the world and travels extensively on tours, spending 'an inordinate amount of time in hotels.'

'Yet the place she calls home is 64th Street,' Shaw insisted.

He asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits to issue a declaration stating that Madonna is in residence there.

Lebovits said residency can be defined in many ways. He suggested that Madonna could be as protected as a tenant owner who is a traveling salesman, a college student or even an inmate with a short prison sentence.

'It's the same principle,' the judge said.

Sweeney said the board has never taken the position that Madonna has to be physically present for her oldest daughter, Lourdes, 20, to live there.

However, he asked the court to dismiss her lawsuit because she wants to make the 2014 rules 'unenforceable.'

The judge said he would issue a decision at a later date.

From NY Daily News


Madonna biopic voted best unproduced film script of 2016

A biopic of Madonna, titled Blond Ambition, has been named the most admired unproduced film script currently in the Hollywood system. Written by Elyse Hollander, Blond Ambition has topped the newly published Black List, which invites film executives to vote on their favourite scripts that will not have started shooting before the end of 2016.

Blond Ambition topped the pile of 73 scripts, taking 48 votes; its description is: 'In 1980s New York, Madonna struggles to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance, and a music industry that views women as disposal [sic].' Hollander appears to be a genuine industry newcomer, having written and directed a series of short films and, according to IMDb, acted as an uncredited directorโ€™s assistant on Birdman.

Three scripts were in joint second place, taking 35 votes each. Life Itself, from experienced writer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled) is a drama 'that weaves together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back'. The Olympian, by Tony Tost, is the 'true story of an underdog rower trying to make it into the 1984 Olympics'. The Post, by Liz Hannah, tells the story of the Washington Post and publication of the Pentagon Papers.

The Black List, which has been published annually since 2005, stresses that it is a 'most-liked' list, but it has become increasingly influential over the years, with several recent awards contenders, including Manchester By the Sea, Miss Sloane and The Founder, featuring on past lists.

From The Guardian


Madonna: What I Would Do As President

Madonna was unequivocally #WithHer during the recent presidential election, which might explain why she had politics on her mind when we caught up with her on the red carpet Friday (Dec. 9) at Billboard's Women in Music event, where she is being honored as Woman of the Year.

Asked how she felt about the Woman of the Year honor, the pop icon said, 'For me... [since] Hillary Clinton lost the election, it's really important to make a stand and speak my mind about the importance of women and women empowering themselves and believing in themselves and understanding their worth.'

Appearing at Friday's event presented another opportunity for the singer to address those issues, as well as consider how involved she wants to get in the political arena in the future. 'I think I've always been political,' she said. 'But I think in this particular time, especially I do want to fight for not only human rights, but for women's rights.'

One thing she's still on the fence about, though, is potentially running for president. Like Vice President Joe Biden, she gave the question a definitive 'maybe' when asked about higher aspirations on the red carpet, saying that decision would rest on 'how much abuse' she was willing to take from the press.

If she were to take the plunge, the first thing President Ciccone would do is pay school teachers 'a lot more money.' That makes perfect sense, considering that the mother of four noted there is a big difference between Pop Icon Madonna and Mom Madonna. The former is 'consumed with herself' and how she looks and whether she's ready for her show, while Momdonna is the opposite: firmly focused not on herself, but on her family.

From Billboard.com


Madonna's full speech as Billboard's Woman of the Year

Madonna gave a heartrending, emotional speech at Billboard Women in Music 2016 that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.

'I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer, she said.

'Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.'

She remarked that male artists had more freedom than females. 'Wait a minute, isn't Prince running around with fishnets and high heels and lipstick with his butt hanging out?' Yes, he was. But he was a man.'

Madonna also remembered being criticized for setting feminism back. 'So I thought, 'oh, if you're a feminist, you don't have sexuality, you deny it.' So I said 'f--k it. I'm a different kind of feminist. I'm a bad feminist.''

'I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around,' she explained. 'Michael is gone. Tupac is gone. Prince is gone. Whitney is gone. Amy Winehouse is gone. David Bowie is gone. But I'm still standing. I'm one of the lucky ones and every day I count my blessings.'

From Billboard.com


BillBoard Awards Here I Come!


Billboard 'Woman of the Year' Madonna Gives Provocative Interview

In the early days of September 2001, I was driving down Santa Monica Boulevard on my way to a call-back for Guy Ritchieโ€™s adaptation of Swept Away, starring his then-wife Madonna, when it dawned on me: Instead of turning left toward the office buildings, I would be veering into the residential area. I was going to Madonnaโ€™s house. Her music had been the soundtrack to my preteen angst, and she was my idol as a feminist and as an artist. Naturally, I pulled the car over, called my sister and had a mini-freak-out.

When Madonna walked into Guyโ€™s home office that day, her little son, Rocco, was perched on her hip. She told me that my audition was funny and that Iโ€™d be good in the movie, and I just tried to keep ยญbreathing. I assume it was in that moment that Guy concluded Iโ€™d be the perfect, nubile idiot to cast in Swept Away. I won the part. The next few weeks were surreal for all of us. I had seen Madonna in concert as a teenager and had splurged on tickets for her Staples Center show scheduled for Sept. 11, 2001. Needless to say, that concert was postponed as the world came undone. But a couple of weeks after we met, I watched Madonna finish her Drowned World Tour. Before the music began that night, she started with a prayer for peace: 'If you want to change the world, change yourself,' she told the crowd. Through tears, I sang along for the entire show.

Anyone who has ever had the ยญopportunity to work alongside her - as I did in Malta during those next couple of months - understands why Madonna is Madonna.

To read the rest of the interview by Elizabeth Banks visit: www.billboard.com/articles


Inside Madonna's 'Tears Of A Clown' show in Miami

madonnalicious' long-time reporter Don was at the Tears Of A Clown benefit show in Miami on Friday night and shares his memories from the night:

Friday night was on of the most surreal nights of my life. Once you walk in, there is all the art up for auction on display. It was pretty amazing to see some of these items in person (even if I can't afford them..haha). Crowd watching itself was just as fun. In the crowd was David Blaine and Bethany Frankel. Lots of faces that I recognized, however do not know their names. After the hour cocktail reception we were asked to go to the main room for dinner and the auction.

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The tables were all numbered and set with all kinds of cool items - the ones on our table just happen to come home with us :) James Corden came on to start the show telling a few jokes and picking on celebs in the audience. He introduced Dr Eric Borgstein he is working with Madonna in Malawi. He spoke for a while and showed a video about the hospital and all the work he and Madonna have done. A video of David and how he meet Madonna and she adopted him was shown. Both videos made me tear up (no big surprise haha) Then David came up and spoke. He was such a sweet guy telling his story and how he knows how lucky he is he lives a very privileged life.

He then said it is my pleasure to introduce this clown that I know as mom....Madonna she came out spoke about the event and introduced the auctioneer Alexander Gilkes.

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She stayed out for the first half of the auction, it dragged on a little however it was fun. One highlight for me was Madonna on stage with Sean Penn to help sell their wedding photos by Herb Ritts. He put Madonna in handcuffs and they were very playful together, it was something to see and hear them telling stories of the day they got married! Chris Rock came up told a few jokes and helped sell a watch and the poker game with Ed Norton and Jonah Hill. Arianna Grande came out wearing the Swarovski dress from the Rebel Heart tour. Danced around together and Sean Penn ended up buying the dress beating out Arianna who was also bidding! Leonardo was there but did not go on stage when they were auctioning off a stay at his place in Palm Springs. David Blaine came on stage to sell a night of magic with him at your house. It ended with Dave Chapelle and A Rod on stage doing a magic trick with David!

All this time we were being served appetizers and alcohol! After the first half Madonna left the stage to get ready for her performance. Lil' Buck came on stage and danced between the auction sets.

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This was my time to run to the restroom. While walking down the stairs Dave Chapelle, Rosario Dawson and Run from RUN DMC were standing at the top the stairs chatting. As we walked down the stairs by them we passed Paris Hilton. While in the bathroom A Rod was in line behind me. It was all a little surreal, like how did I get here! Everyone was so nice talking to fans and friends taking photos.

First person I saw when we walked back in was Courtney Love! She was at the front table! The second half of the auction went much faster, it was all art and it sold fast! Again way out of my price range!

The auction ended about 12:45am. She was expected to come on at 1am. At about 1am the music started and the lights in the tent changed. At this point we made out way closer to the stage.

The entire performance was much more rehearsed than the show in Melbourne. The set list was more up beat. She looked happy, relaxed and like she was having a great time. She sounded fantastic!

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What was another surreal moment. Standing in front of Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle and next to Courtney Love and Guy Oseary watching a Madonna concert! While we were standing there someone plowed into moving to the front, I turn around and it was Sean Penn followed by David Blaine. Sean looked at me and said excuse me. At one point Courtney Love turned and said hello to me. I said hi and that I can't wait to see you tomorrow night in Kansas City Choir Boy! She smiled and said aww thanks!

After a few songs Madonna wanted to come into the crowd. She came straight for me. She wanted to stand on the table. I cleared away a book on the chair and held my arm out. She grabbed my arm and I helped her from the chair to the table she looked at me and smiled. This was worth it all! I was in heaven, I helped her up and she performed Beautiful Stranger!

The only celebrity that was mentioned on stage that we did not see was P Diddy. Everyone else we were close to at some point in the night. I thought we would feel out of place but we didn't! We knew how to fake it like the rest of them! Hahaha.

My 44th time seeing Madonna live and it never gets old! This was one of those nights that I will never forget, I had to dig into my savings, however it was for a great cause! The money was worth every penny for the experience we had!

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Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi

Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.

The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, auctioning off pieces from her own art collection, a costume from her tour modeled by Grande and black and white photos from her 1985 wedding to ex-husband Sean Penn shot by the late photographer Herb Ritts. The trio of wedding photos sold for $230,000.

Penn, who attended the fundraiser and bid on several pricey items when the auction stalled, handcuffed Madonna and crawled through her legs at one point as the two tried to coerce the audience to bid higher. 'For once, he's not the one being arrested,' she joked.

The party lasted until early Saturday morning when Madonna took the stage for an hour-long performance before a star studded crowd that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, James Corden, ex-boyfriend A-Rod and Courtney Love. The fundraiser was just one of the many parties during Art Basel Miami Beach, a contemporary art fair.

Madonna, who performed in a pink sequined clown top and fishnet stockings, seemed to hold nothing back, especially her opinions on the election, joking with the audience that she had promised to perform sexual favors for those who voted for Hillary.

She coyly said she'd been in Donald Trump's bed, but later revealed it was for a magazine photo shoot and that Trump wasn't even there - and she criticized his cheap sheets. 'They won't be Egyptian cotton because we all know how he feels about Muslims don't we,' she said as some audience members gasped.

She gyrated to a slowed-down version of Britney Spears' 'Toxic' and seductively sang, 'You know that you're toxic,' as images of Trump appeared on a large screen behind her.

At one point, she walked into the audience, climbing on tables and giving one man a lap dance. She abruptly stood up at another point, grabbed the chair on which she had performed and said she also wanted to auction it, noting $600 could send a girl in Malawi to secondary school and $2,000 would cover her university expenses. The chair sold for $10,000.

Other notable items included a Damien Hirst painting, a private performance by magician David Blaine, who was also at the event, and a weeklong stay at DiCaprio's home in Palm Springs, which fetched $140,000. A print by artist Tracey Emin from Madonna's personal art collection, sold for $550,000.

Madonna adopted her 11-year-old son David from an orphanage in Malawi more than a decade ago. At the time, she said, 'I didn't know where Malawi was' on the map. David had pneumonia and malaria. His mother died in childbirth and his siblings were also dead.

He was on hand to introduce his mother, telling audience members who paid at least $5,000 per plate, 'I realize I'm one of the lucky ones.'

The pop star showed videos of Malawi, asking for help to build a pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at a hospital there. Fifty percent of the population there is under the age of 15, according to her foundation Raising Malawi.

The night was punctuated by her sardonic humor, corny clown jokes, controversial political statements and heartfelt moments about how much the hospital project means to her. She divulged a few personal details, lamenting that she was very single and hadn't had sex in a long time and saying she'd always had a fascination with clowns which she said are 'profoundly misunderstood.'

She spoke passionately about the plight of Native Americans and asked why their land was being destroyed. 'It just really makes me feel ashamed, ashamed to be an American, ashamed to be a human being really,' she said before launching into 'American Life.'

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Madonna: โ€˜I Know That I Can Be Difficult to Work withโ€™

Madonna is an 'Unapologetic Bitch' when it comes to the high expectations she has for her backup dancers.

'I know that I can be difficult and demanding and push you, and sometimes my ego is out of control,' Madonna, 58, says in a sneak peek of her upcoming Showtime special, 'but I am a Leo.'

In the new preview clip of her Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour documentary (premiering Dec. 9), the icon gives a behind-the-scenes look at her grueling backup dancer auditions, during which a slew of hopefuls learn choreographed routines and dish on what itโ€™s like to perform for the queen of pop.

'She wants the best, and she wants people who work really hard,' one dancer asserts of his prospective boss.

Adds another: 'She knows whoโ€™s slacking. You wanna work hard for her - you donโ€™t wanna f-up.'

More than a million people turned out for the 82-city Rebel Heart World Tour, which kicked off in September 2015. After the tour wrapped and box office income was counted in March, it was announced Madonna has sold more than $1.31 billion in tickets, giving her the title of top grossing touring solo artist in the history of Billboard Boxscore. (Sheโ€™s also the third highest-grossing touring act in history, after the Rolling Stones and U2.)

For continuing to maintain her legacy as a modern pop powerhouse, Madonna will be honored as Billboardโ€˜s Woman of the Year next week in New York.

Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour airs Dec. 9 on Showtime.

From People.com


Greatest of All Time: Madonna Is Billboard's No. 1 Dance Club Songs Artist

The icon is the queen of the chart's first 40 years. Plus, Pet Shop Boys are the top duo/group & Enrique Iglesias is the top solo male.

Madonna is the No. 1 Billboard Dance Club Songs artist over the last 40 years, dating to the chart's 1976 inception. The icon reigns thanks largely to her record total of 46 No. 1s, the most of any artist on any single Billboard chart, and her consistently dazzling performance on the tally since her 1982 debut.

In the Dance Club Songs chart's history, in addition to her unmatched 46 No. 1s, Madonna owns the record for the most top 10s: 60. Janet Jackson follows with 33.

Fittingly, following Madonna on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Songs Artists list is Ms. Jackson at No. 2. Rihanna ranks at No. 3, followed by Beyonce (No. 4) and Pet Shop Boys (No. 5), the top duo or group; Depeche Mode (No. 10), Erasure (No. 19) and New Order (No. 25) follow in the duo/group category. Enrique Iglesias, at No. 14 overall, is the top male soloist, followed by Prince (No. 24), Michael Jackson (No. 26) and David Guetta (No. 27).

Billboard's Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists:
1. Madonna
2. Janet Jackson
3. Rihanna
4. Beyonce
5. Pet Shop Boys

The Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists ranking is based on weekly performance on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, from its Aug. 28, 1976, inception through Aug. 27, 2016. Artists on the all-time chart are ranked based on the combined point totals of all their Dance Club Songs chart entries (with songs ranked based on an inverse point system and weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least; due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras were weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods).

Across four decades, Madonna has kept her sound fresh, current and uniquely her own, all while collaborating with a flurry of writers, producers and remixers. Whether delving into disco, house, R&B, hip-hop, dubstep or EDM, Madonna has burned up Dance Club Songs for 34 years and counting.

Next up, Madonna will be honored as Billboard's 2016 Woman of the Year. The 11th annual Women in Music event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, in New York and will air on Lifetime Monday, Dec. 12.

From Billboard.com


Book: Richard Corman's 'Madonna 66'

When you think of Madonna, itโ€™s probably hard to remember a time when she wasnโ€™t the icon weโ€™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 โ€˜Madonnaโ€™.

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 brotherโ€™s house in Manhattan as test shots for the film. Itโ€™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 ยฃ100 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 โค๏ธ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!! ๐Ÿ† In it for the long run! @showtime ๐Ÿ‘‘. And this is the trailer. The Real Show will Blow Your Mind! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’˜


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
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Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop
Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5QY
Saturday December 3rd, 7pm- 4am. Eaglelondon.com
Tickets are ยฃ7. VIP tickets are ยฃ25. Entry on door is ยฃ10.
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.

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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 donโ€™t get much bigger than Madonna. Sheโ€™s transfixed us for decades. We follow her every move, intoxicated by her unstoppable fame, beautiful men, glamour and incredible wealth. Letโ€™s face it: at some time or another, weโ€™ve all wanted to be Ms Ciccone.

Now, thanks to Londonโ€™s premier Madonna party โ€˜Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shopโ€™ on December 3rd, you too can immerse yourself in the Queen of Popโ€™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 yearโ€™s going to be bigger and better than anything weโ€™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 Londonโ€™s premier polysexual bar and club, which now boasts an extraordinary Funktion-One sound system which will play the entire Sticky and Sweet tour.

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

Seven vast video screens, a โ€˜Candy Shopโ€™, VIP area, Vogue โ€˜runwayโ€™, 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 ยฃ7. VIP tickets are ยฃ25. Entry on door is ยฃ10.
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.

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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 Cityโ€™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,' 'Donโ€™t Tell Me,' 'Express Yourself' and 'Rebel Heart' along with an emotional cover of John Lennonโ€™s 'Imagine.'

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

'This is a concert about unifying us, and itโ€™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 gigโ€™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 Perryโ€™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.'

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

From NME.com


Clowns are People Too!

Madonna spent Halloween night dressed as a scary clown with her family and friends and posted these pictures and tweets from the night:

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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'.

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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:


Madonnaโ€™s โ€˜Make My Videoโ€™ 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 Madgeโ€™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 channelโ€™s regular Dial MTV countdown show, and one of those contenders - a sepia-toned depiction of โ€˜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.

'Itโ€™s a bit shocking, actually. Sโ€”, Iโ€™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 didnโ€™t make it past MTVโ€™s submission process at all.

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Events: Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shop

Celebrating the last true pop icon: Madonna

Icons donโ€™t get much bigger than Madonna. Sheโ€™s transfixed us for decades. We follow her every move, intoxicated by her unstoppable fame, beautiful men, glamour and incredible wealth. Letโ€™s face it: at some time or another, weโ€™ve all wanted to be Ms Ciccone.

Now, thanks to Londonโ€™s premier Madonna party โ€˜Madonna Celebrates the Candy Shopโ€™ on December 3rd, you too can immerse yourself in the Queen of Popโ€™s fantastic world.

'Madonna is what life is all about,' enthuses Kurt Hoffman who is organising the ninth annual Madonna Celebrates event. 'This yearโ€™s going to be bigger and better than anything weโ€™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 Londonโ€™s premier polysexual bar and club, which now boasts an extraordinary Funktion-One sound system which will play the entire Sticky and Sweet tour.

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

Seven vast video screens, a โ€˜Candy Shopโ€™, VIP area, Vogue โ€˜runwayโ€™, 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 madonnalicious.com

Hoffman knows his Madonna and started the event in 2007 after seeing her ground-breaking Confessionโ€™s Tour.

'Back then it was just a bit of fun,' he says. 'Weโ€™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 weโ€™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 wonโ€™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 youโ€™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. Eaglelondon.com
Tickets are ยฃ7. VIP tickets are ยฃ25. Entry on door is ยฃ10.
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.

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

CANDY WHITE

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.'

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'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.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜'

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'Weird moment in my bathroom but also kind of AWESOME!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆCan't a girl take a bath without an iconic image looming over her?? Lolโค๏ธ'

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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.

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'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! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Love you Amy!! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜'

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'Love and Respect this woman so much!! Thanks for letting me get on your stage @amyschumer ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜‚'

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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.

BUY TICKETS HERE http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/PFD0312

Screening the โ€˜Sticky & Sweet Tourโ€™ @ 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:
ยท Steven Klein Madonna limited edition print (1189 x 841mm)
ยท Event Goodie Bag
ยท Madonna promo stickers and badges
ยท Hard Candy promo lolly
ยท Bottomless Bubbly Reception*
ยท Candy Canapรฉs Reception*
ยท Sticky & Sweet Cocktails*
ยท Exclusive VIP Area
ยท Complimentary Coat & Bag Check
ยท Screening โ€˜Sticky & Sweet Tourโ€™ 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 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

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 โ€˜runwayโ€™, Queen of Pop โ€˜ARTโ€™ installation.

The Dress Code is โ€˜Sticky & Sweet.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139852659436741/

CANDY WHITE

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!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰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! ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ!! ๐ŸŽˆTears.Of A Clown!๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰'

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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 Billboard.com via Yahoo! Music