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'Birthday Shoot out!!!!! No one cheated! #bruisedbitch #boom'
'Pretty Hurts. #boom #fuzzy #killinit'
Bigger + better every year, MADONNATHON is the annual celebration/dance party in honor of Madonna's birthday, featuring LIVE performances by some of New York City's most talented musicians/singers, collaborating to bring you the very best of Madonna's huge repertoire! Hosted by Cathy Cervenka & friends!
With Simon Cowell returning to the judging panel, alongside Cheryl Cole, it would seem the music mogul is pulling strings for some A-list guests.
Madonna has never appeared on any kind of talent show before, but it seems the queen of pop is set to make her debut this autumn.
A source told The Sun: 'It's looking very hopeful Madonna will perform, possibly in November on one of the live shows. There are a lot of big names releasing music at that time, but she's absolutely the number one name we are trying to secure.'
They added: 'She needs her next album to be a success in the UK and a performance on ITV in front of 12 million people would be the best platform.'
Madonna is reportedly being lined up for the much-coveted live final performance - but she's not alone.
X Factor producers are reportedly sweet-talking Irish rockers U2 and British superstar Adele for the slot.
Directed by Susan Seidelman, this classic 1985 movie set in New York stars Rosanna Arquette as Roberta Glass and Madonna, in her first feature film, as Susan.
We will also be screening the exclusive debut episode of Dr Madonna' a web series created by Melbourne-born, now Hollywood-based Richard Cotzabuyucas. To tie in with our screening, he has devoted his first episode to Desperately Seeking Susan.
The date of our screening is also no coincidence... It is Madonna's 56th Birthday!
In celebration, there will be music, there will also be a bunch of prizes for our raffle - including signed 8x10s from the beautiful / talented / very generous Rosanna Arquette!!
Don't be shy, come dressed up in 80s gear!! We want to see excessive necklaces, wrist accesories, rags in your hair, fishnet stockings, lacy gloves ... get into the spirit and get... Into the Groove!
FREE car parking at the venue. There's a Cafe and bar on site, serving all types of alcohol and snacks too.
Saturday 16th of August 2014 from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start at The Backlot Studios, 65 Haig Street, Southbank.
Tickets: $15 Full / $12 Conc.
(OR $20 AT THE DOOR – subject to availability)
Pre-booking is strongly suggested as tickets are limited!!!
Hope to see you there!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN Facebook Event Page or click on the flyer below to enlarge.
'#baguette #gluten #france'
'#macarons #moregluten #saltycaramel #yum #france'
'Getting ready for my B-day! Yes we hang our dresses in the bathtub! thanks D&G! #unapologeticbitch'
UK fans can also check if their local newsagent stocks the magazine using the postcode checker or buy online at: www.classicpopmag.com/buy-online/
'My first B-day present! Yaaaasssssssssss bitch!! #livingforversace'
The two pop superstars are both keen to sing at a special event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the historic collapse which united Germany on November 9.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'Madonna and Gaga are equally desperate for the honour of performing. They both like to think of themselves as very political, and will also have new albums to promote by then.'
The pair have clashed in the past over claims the 'Applause' hitmaker has copied Madonna's image, and it is said the 'Papa Don't Preach' singer is the favourite to perform at the event.
The insider added: 'It could reignite their long-running feud as the date draws nearer because neither are used to being told no. However, it's highly likely organisers would choose the Queen of Pop over Gaga, if push came to shove.'
'Off to work i go! #whatitfeelslikeforagirl #livingforlove'
'Wash all over me................. #rebelheart'
Yesterday two full tracks purporting to be Erotica outtakes were posted on Soundcloud:
'You Are the One' exemplifies the club-pop approach of her early-’90s recordings, with a bubblegum vocal part over a organ-driven Shep Pettibone house beat and a post-acid-house bass line.
'Shame' is a relatively serious song with a self-empowerment hook seemingly intended to repeat the success of 'Express Yourself' from her previous album, and would have fit in with Erotica‘s political streak. It may have had a better chance of making the album if it had been kicked up a few BPM.
Madonna’s people have done a fairly good job of keeping the Rain tapes off the Internet so far—but this apparent leak of two complete tracks suggests that the rest of it may make it online before too long.
From Entertainment Weekly
Back in September 2013, Madonna launched her Art For Freedom platform for all of us to share our own definition of Freedom but also to encourage creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations. With thousands of submissions, (including photos, videos, music and poetry) the project has grown into a strong online community fighting for the universal right to be free.
Since the initiative is a cause close to Madonna's heart, we would like for you to wish her a Happy Birthday by adding your stone to the Freedom building! To do so, just visit www.artforfreedom.com before August 15 at 11am EST and submit a picture that illustrates your own vision of what our world should be all about if we all had the same rights and freedom to be who we are. The picture can be a portrait, a landscape, a selfie, or whatever you think it should be. Make sure to include a description and feel free to add your Birthday message for Madonna as part of it.
On August 16th, we invite you to post your submitted picture to your favorite social network(s), using the #MadonnaDay and #ArtForFreedom hashtags for your friends, fellow Madonna fans, our girl herself and the whole world to see! Some of Madonna's favorite pics will be highlighted on artforfreedom.com and/or be mailed branded goodies
Happiness, love, joy, peace, etc,.. Let's make your picture something that will bring a smile to Madonna's face and make her feel we are all one on her special day!
The LCGC has worked with Madonna before, last time performing Like A Prayer at Live 8.
'London Community Gospel Choir make my new music sound triller! #livingforlove'
'It was a sunny day in the studio. #livingforlove #lovesgonnaliftmeup'
Madge sang new vocals for 'La Isla Bonita,' changing the lyrics to, 'Last night I dreamt of Major Lazer' (which is one of Diplo's side projects). Diplo showed off the recording on an episode of the British series 'Superstar DJs,' which premieres tomorrow on UK television Channel 4.
When he plays the track for host Annie Mac, she understandably loses it. Apparently being a 'slave driver' while working on her new album is the best way to win her respect.
Diplo isn't the only one manning the boards on Madge's latest. She also hit the studio with Avicii back in March, which means her brand of dance-pop might be taking an EDM turn on her upcoming record.
The singer was fined after leaving her chauffeur driven car on double yellow lines when she stepped into the restaurant to eat.
Joining the likes of A-listers such as the Beckhams, Lindsay Lohan, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne, Madonna wore her hair up and a pair of dark shades to Chiltern.
When she finally left, she was probably not too pleased to find a ticket left on her windscreen by a traffic warden.
It’s not the first time that Madonna has found herself in trouble when it comes to parking in the capital.
The 'Like a Virgin' star has reportedly previously racked up a fine of £2,500 while asking her driver to wait for her on a yellow line while she attended a London gym.
'What are you looking at! #unapologeticbitch'
The woman who has always been above social media has been having a torrid affair with it of late. 2014 shall forever be known by this fan as the year the Material Girl embraced Instagram and treated us to everything from gratuitous boob selfies to her homage to hairy underarms. And I’ve loved it. Through her iPhone Madonna let us behind the platinum curtain - even inside her very posh Upper East Side Manhattan master bathroom to witness everything form her post work-out beads of sweat to her son David Banda on guitar.
Yet of most fascination has been the cheeky way she has beckoned us inside the recording studio. The Queen of Pop has been teasing the world with progress of her as-yet-untitled (unless it’s called Unapologetic Bitch – and Lord don’t I hope so!) 13th studio album.
The list of potential collaborators is so far impressive: Sky Ferreira/Haim producer Ariel Rechtshaid, Wrecking Ball co-writer MoZella, MIA collaborator Diplo, DJ/producer Avicii, former Lady Gaga collaborator Martin Kierszenbaum, pop singer Natalia Kills, US hit-maker Toby Gad.
The imagery teased out recently is also exciting: Homage to Betty Page, mysterious veils and religious imagery? Check. But there’s also some cause for concern. Why? Because Madonna seems so close to getting it right. And we all know what happens when Madonna gets it slightly wrong. Two words: Hard Candy.
Some might argue her last studio album MDNA was a disappointment. I actually loved many moments on the album but there was a sense, right before the album dropped, that something was out of alignment.
It’s hard to pinpoint what was missing. The world was hungry for Madonna’s ‘A’ game. The reality is, we got glimpses of it. William Orbit suggested in retrospect that M was pulled in too many directions to really focus on making the record the brilliant return to form that songs like Gang Bang and Addicted promised it could be.
She had a clothing line, a world tour, a film and a perfume to promote. Music - the source of all her power - had been relegated to a mere portion of her time, a part-time job and unfortunately something had to give.
I assume it was the laser focus on the dance floor that lost out in the end, and the project suffered.
Thankfully the accompanying tour did not. We witnessed Madonna in her full prime, mercilessly slaying audiences with her bold confidence and celebrating dance at the centre of her circus. Yet when the confetti cleared there was the sense that the Madonna train had passed through town without a trace. The era, like Hard Candy, didn’t seem to permeate the zeitgeist the way Confessions on a Dancefloor had a few years before.
To read the rest of the article visit: http://attitude.co.uk
No, it wasn’t a newly discovered arm muscle from dancing 15 hours a day, the latest piece of Dior couture or a precious toddler orphan from Malawi.
It was her 26-year-old boy toy, Timor Steffens.
The 55-year-old pop star has been reportedly romancing the youthful Dutch choreographer - who has worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Michael Jackson - since New Year’s Eve, when the pair met at designer Valentino’s Swiss château.
The revelation of this May-December relationship was about as shocking as Thursday coming after Wednesday.
Since her 2008 split from her fair-haired English director hubby, Guy Ritchie, her Madgesty has enjoyed the carnal company of swarthy, pillow-lipped young bucks with freakishly sculpted abs who could have been plucked from the same aesthetic conveyor belt.
First, there were reports she hooked up with A-Rod, who was a full-grown man of 32 - but still a good 17 years younger than Madonna. But in 2009 she really went for it: heavenly Brazilian model Jesus Luz was a babe of 22 when the then-51-year-old snared him. Then there was French dancer Brahim Zaibat, who was born in 1988, the year 'Like a Prayer' hit No. 1. At the tender age of 25, he was replaced by Steffens.
God bless the ol’ gal - a lady’s gotta eat. Why shouldn’t she have the freshest ingredients?
After all, Leonardo DiCaprio and newly engaged Adam Levine regularly go to the Victoria’s Secret dealership and pick out the latest model - then follow that up with the next limited-edition version.
Before getting engaged to London barrister Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney practically made a cottage industry out of turning statuesque cocktail waitresses, C-list actresses and pro wrestlers into Cinderellas for a couple years before moving on.
Those horndogs end up praised as desirable bachelors, while the Material Girl gets snarky comments - and not just from men.
Sharon Osbourne called Madonna a 'wet nurse' and said she was past her 'sell-by date' while discussing the singer’s dalliance with Steffens on 'The Talk.' And the comments section of any online story about Madonna’s dating life is like a middle-school slam book.
Maybe that’s not just because of her cougar status, but because she’s the only female celeb right now sowing her oats. The otherwise unconventional Lady Gaga is in a serious relationship. Katy Perry is a serial monogamist who sticks to guys who are her equals, career and fame-wise. And with Taylor Swift, it always seems like the tragic elements outweigh the fun.
Madonna, like proto-cougar Cher before her, is all about fun.
And she’s stood up for herself, explaining, 'I didn’t, like, write down on a piece of paper, ‘I’m going to have a relationship with a younger man.’ That’s just what happened. . . I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age.'
Why should she have to cruise ourtime.com for old farts?
So go on Madge, (and Cher), keep chasing the young blood. Maybe someday, you’ll be seen as a woman instead of a desperate cougar.
From NY Post / Kirsten Fleming
She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. This time, she was finished within two hours and wasn't questioned for any case, spending the wait in a clerk's office instead of in the sprawling juror waiting room.
State court system spokesman David Bookstaver said officials cut Madonna loose because there were plenty of prospective jurors for the summer day's needs, and they didn't want her presence to create a distraction in the jury selection process.
'The greater good here is that her appearance really goes to show that everyone gets called,' Bookstaver said. 'The intent here was not to create a distraction to other jurors or the business of the court.'
Having the Material Girl hang out in the waiting room would likely have meant stationing extra court officers there, he noted.
Madonna's spokeswoman said only that the singer did her service. She's now excused from Manhattan state court jury duty for six years.
Manhattan has a star-studded jury pool by nature, and some notables do end up weighing cases. Former 'Who's The Boss?' star Tony Danza was on a jury in a drug sale case last winter, political scion and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy served as a juror in a drug-dealing case last year, and Rudy Giuliani - while mayor - was the foreman on a personal injury civil jury in 1999.
Many other luminaries have showed up at Manhattan courthouses but not been picked, except to set celebrity examples of civic responsibility at 'Juror Appreciation Day' ceremonies over the years. Comedian Jon Stewart, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, news anchor Tom Brokaw, New York Mets player David Wright and newswoman Barbara Walters have been among the guest stars at the appreciation fests over the years.
From AP Via Yahoo! News
'Serving my country! Reporting to jury selection! #itshotinhere'
The Material Girl hitmaker has pledged to fund three organisations in the bankrupt city and one of the projects is to renovate the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, where free after-school ring lessons and educational mentoring programmes for kids will be held.
Hearns is convinced Madonna's generosity will have a big impact on young boxers and he has applauded the singer for giving back to the community.
He tells Tmz.com, 'I think it's awesome for her to help, being as big as she is....The people who get the help she provides will probably shed tears.'
And the Boxing Hall of Fame icon, who grew up in Detroit, hopes Madonna's charitable pledge will inspire other natives to follow suit.
He adds, 'They should do as much as they can. It's where they came from, and it's not a great situation right now.'
Detroit city officials declared bankruptcy in July, 2013 with debts of at least $18 billion, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
The Queen of Pop has been busy for a number of months working on new material as she follows up her 2012 album 'MDNA'.
One of her collaborators was revealed to be DJ and producer Diplo, who has now told Heloisa Tolipan that their sessions were extremely fruitful.
He said: 'I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party. We ended up writing seven songs together. I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it's an artist of this calibre, it's obvious that I want to push the boundaries a little bit further and surpass myself. One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called 'Bitch, I'm Madonna'.'
Other artists Madonna has worked with on her new album sessions include Avicii and Natalia Kills.
The Queen of Pop hung out the Brits earlier this month in the US, updating her Instagram with images of the hitmakers.
This led some eager minds into speculating that they were working with Madonna on her upcoming album.
However, Disclosure told Billboard that talk of them producing her record is wide of the mark. Howard Lawrence said:
'She came to our gig at Governors Ball and within a few hours, there were articles being written about how we were producing her album - and we had met her that day. How could we even have done that?'
Guy Lawrence meanwhile said that Madonna was 'really cool' and 'very chill'.
Madonna has been working on new material this year with a number of collaborators, such as Avicii and Diplo.
The statement said Madonna's donations to three Detroit organizations represent 'the first phase of a long-term commitment to' the city.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will provide funding for a new facility for the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, which provides free after-school boxing and educational mentoring to dozens of children; buy new equipment, art and music supplies for the Detroit Achievement Academy; and help out The Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit that employs homeless women who sew garments that are distributed to the homeless.
'I was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people who I met who have dedicated themselves to helping the kids and adults in Detroit elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. ... It was obvious to me that I had to get involved and be part of the solution to help Detroit recover,' Madonna said in the written statement, referencing the city's efforts to emerge from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
'A piece of my heart will always be in Detroit, and I'm humbled to be able to give back to my community,' she said.
The statement does not say how much Madonna is contributing. A message seeking comment was left Monday with the singer's publicist, Liz Rosenberg.
In early June, Madonna posted photos of her visit to Detroit on Instagram. One of them shows her posing with some of the women who work at The Empowerment Plan.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
The Like A Virgin – 30th Anniversary Celebration
....have You Got Style? Ready to Dress Up?
....and kicking the party off .. a Decade in the Making .. the exclusive London Premiere of the remastered Reinvention Tour!
On November 12th 1984 Madonna released her ‘Like A Virgin’ album, which, along with it’s follow up, True Blue, still epitomise the 1980’s Madonna spirit today – 30 years later.
At 4.30pm on November 15th 2014, 30 years after it’s release - we’ll be playing the full Like A Virgin Album : The Video Event! We want to see your best 1980’s Madonna outfits and t-shirts…bring out the bangles, the bows....is anyone brave enough to wear a wedding dress?!
In addition to the ‘Like A Virgin’ Album : Video Event, performances of songs from the album from Madonna’s tours and of course, 8 hours of hits, remixes, performances and rare tracks spanning the length and depth of Madonna’s career, we are also proud to host the EXCLUSIVE London Premiere of the re-mastered Reinvention Tour concert from 2.30pm – so don’t you dare be late!
Make sure you’ve joined our Facebook Event page at this link, keep your eyes peeled for more details in the lead up to our 22nd London Madonna Party, and get ready to be touched again – for the very first time.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
At 7 P.M.
167 Orchard st. ( bet. Stanton and Rivington st.)
FREE ENTRY all night!
Party and sing to Madonna, all night long!
**Wear your best madonna tee and win a limited ed. MADONNA party prize!
The 17-year-old eldest offspring of the famed pop legend is following in her mother's footsteps, as Madonna attended the University of Michigan in the late 1970s.
Lourdes, who is the Material Girl's one daughter with ex Carlos Leon, is registered in the university's directory as a student in the undergraduate music, theatre, and dance program, in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in fine arts in musical theatre. The New York City-raised teen chose to use her nickname of Lola to register for the college's communications.
Michigan native Madonna, who dropped out of the school before completing her degree to pursue her illustrious pop career, posted a photo via Instagram on Tuesday, June 24, showing some Wolverine pride. She shared a shot of The M Den, the University of Michigan's merchandise store in Ann Arbor.
'I think I'll stop in here!' Madonna captioned the photo. '#unapologeticbitch'
This isn't the first time that Madonna has visited the midwest college in recent months. In November 2013, she was spotted touring the UMich campus with Lourdes. 'I want my daughter to go to school there,' Madonna said of UM in 2012. 'I keep telling her, Ann Arbor is an awesome place.' Born Madonna Ciccone, the Grammy winner attended the school on a dance scholarship, but left for New York City to chase her performing dreams, where she struggled for a few years before making a name for herself.
In the photo, only the 55-year-old’s piercing blue eyes can be seen through a gold-adorned headscarf. Frequently confused with a burqa, the former only covers the face, while the latter covers the whole body.
'Its that kind of day! #unapologeticbitch,' she wrote alongside the image.
From Page Six / New York Post
The trio reunited in New York City on Thursday, June 19, dining at Manhattan's trendy downtown lounge and restaurant, Beauty & Essex. Madonna, 55, arrived in a NYC-chic look, an onlooker tells Us, wearing a black top, black pants, and horn-rimmed glasses. See pics of Lourdes and Madonna through the years.
Madonna's eldest child Lourdes, 17, who graduates from LaGuardia High School this month, kept it casual in a T-shirt and shorts, and slung a backpack over her shoulder. Hunky trainier and actor Leon, 47, rocked a silver pendant on a chain over a blue T-shirt with a pair of jeans.
An observer tells Us that the modern family 'looked like they were having a great time," and spent the evening "laughing, joking, and enjoying each other's company.'
During their Beauty & Essex feast, the trio dined on basil pesto ravioli, the restaurant's take on a New York pretzel, salt & vinegar fries, kale and apple salad, and a crispy eggplant pizzetta.
One item was purposefully absent from their menu, however. An onlooker at the restaurant spills to Us that the Material Girl was asked before they were served if she had any allergies or dietary restrictions. As only she could, Madonna reportedly answered simply, 'Ignorance.'
The 17-year-old beauty, who is taking the reigns from singer Rita Ora, will appear in the 'Boardwalk Babe' adverts showing the American actress and singer on the famous Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, modelling the line's cute summer collection.
Speaking of the collaboration, Madonna said: 'Zendaya exudes a confident, free spirit. We love having her as the new face of Material Girl.'
Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, who models the Material Girl clothing and works alongside her mother, also gushed about the new model.
She said: 'I love how Zendaya makes her own style rules to fit her personality - that's who Material Girl is all about, being yourself to the fullest.'
Zendaya was thrilled to be chosen by the 'dynamic mother/daughter duo'.
She commented: 'Material Girl embraces having fun with fashion and being confident in your own skin ... and who does that better than Madonna?'
The 'Shake It Up' singer is also following in the footsteps of former Material Girls, singer Taylor Momsen and model Georgia May Jagger.
Zendaya's career is going from strength to strength and she is also set to play the late R&B star Aaliyah in a new Lifestime TV biopic, 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B', which was announced this week.
Madonna revealed the news herself on her Instagram, posting a picture of Zendaya in a Material Girl outfit, with the caption, 'Cause we are living in a Material World and Zendaya is the new Material Girl!!!! #unapologeticbitch'
Zendaya takes over the role from Spring/Summer 2014 Material Girl Rita Ora.
MTV UK: You mentioned Madonna; what’s one of your fondest memories of working on Like A Virgin with her?
Nile: That was really phenomenal. People don’t give Madonna the real respect and credit that’s due her, she absolutely is the single hardest working person I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with literally hundreds of stars. Madonna shows up early, stays late, she’ll do every single task you want her to do and more. She’s the kind of person that you dream about. She brings the superstar thing and she brings a work ethic unlike anything you’ve ever seen. For me it’s like a dream come true. Probably one of the easiest records of my life I’ve ever made.
MTV UK: Who do you want to work with next?
Nile: That’s really impossible to say, because there are so many people I’m already working with and I like working with them so much that I continue working with them, like Pharrell and Disclosure, Sam Smith and Avicii.
Avicii to me is like my little brother, he’s one of the best composers that I’ve ever worked with, and Tim and I always make jokes that we wake up in the morning, we go into the studio and by nine, ten o’clock at night we have six songs. He’s already cut like 60-something songs for his next album, we were just together last week and he says, ‘Nile I’ve culled it down to 36!’ and then he says ‘Lets go write some more!’ I love people like that.
To read the rest of the interview visit www.mtv.co.uk
'Trying out the new Clay Mask from MDNA skin care line! Lets see if it works! #livingforlove'
'Chrome Clay Mask! You better Werk!'
'Lovely and glowing! Yaaaasssssss it werks! #unapologeticbitch'
Madonna attended a preview of 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper's 43rd birthday. Shakur died in 1996 at age 25.
The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses Shakur's songs to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing.
Madonna sat in the third row. Shakur's mother and show producer, Afeni Shakur, also attended.
'Holler If Ya Hear Me' uses some of the rap genius' well-known songs, including 'California Love,' 'Dear Mama,' 'I Get Around' and 'Keep Ya Head Up.'
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
The head of the Commonwealth nations and the Mother of Christ, could not match the Queen of pop for clout according to a new analysis of online information database Wikipedia.
The study, which examined Wikipedia links, was conducted by Young Ho Eom at the University of Toulouse in France.
He applied Google PageRank algorithm which is used to determine how important webpages are and applied that to people, using Wikipedia to produce a list of history’s most influential. The analysis, which counts both incoming and outgoing links connected to the person online.
The list of influential females:
2. Queen Elizabeth II
3. Mary Mother of Jesus
4. Queen Victoria
5. Agatha Christie
6. Mariah Carey
7. Britney Spears
8. Margaret Thatcher
9. Martina Navratilova
10. Elizabeth the 1st
Lourdes Leon (Lola for short) is the first of the Material Girl's children to fly the coop (she's about to graduate from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts), and on Thursday she posted a new blog reflecting upon this huge life transition.
'Happy summer to everybody reading this!' the post begins. 'I've been crazy busy lately. I just met with the Material Girl design team. Can't believe I was just starting high school when we launched MG and now I am graduating! These looks will hit Macy's when I am a college freshman.'
Lola then explains that she's already nostalgic for her high school years.
'Just to let you know, this is partially going to be an unoriginal blog post about how very happy and slightly saddened I am that my High School years are now coming to an end, and how I reflect upon the past four years and prepare myself for the real world.'
'So many things that have been a part of my everyday routine for the past four years now suddenly aren't and it's weird because so much more lies ahead - yet it feels almost empty to wrap up high school,' she continues. 'Of course I'll miss the friends that I've made and the family that makes up the drama department, but it's really beautiful to be able to see all of the people I dearly love and care for, people that I grew up with for four years, go on and pursue their passions, whatever they may be, and find their place.'
However, unlike many of her peers, Lola's already the creative head of a budding fashion empire, so of course she's going to discuss style!
'Looking back on the past four years of high school means looking back on unfortunate outfits I wore confidently to school (good for me),' she adds.
'Oh how I wish I could go back in time and urge my 14 year old self NOT to wear black rhinestone studded t-shirts with bloody skulls on them, purchased from really 'hip' stores (wtf is hip anyways). I like to reassure myself though, that I had to go through that awkward time of 'trying stuff out' to figure out what I liked wearing best.'
So where's Lola heading to college? All we know for sure is that mom and daughter visited the University of Michigan last fall (Go Blue!), as Madonna's from Michigan and briefly attended the school at one time. The pop star even told the NFL Network in 2012 before her Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance that she wants her daughter to become a Wolverine. 'I keep telling her, Ann Arbor is an awesome place.'
From Yahoo! Celebrity
To read Lola's full blog post visit http://blog.materialgirlcollection.com
Clarke, 44, recognized his 14-year-old self in a recent Post article about Madonna’s early life in New York - he and his pals saw her as a big sister.
It was the spring of 1983, and Flaca, an up-and-coming actress, dancer and singer whose nickname was the Spanish word for skinny, had asked the teenage crew to join in a photo session at her building.
Just a few months after the shoot, she would be known all over the world as Madonna.
'You guys are my family,' she affectionately told the gang. 'Did you think I’d leave you out?'
As far as the streetwise teens were concerned, Flaca was their fun older sister - a bubbly confidante who played guitar on the sidewalk and grooved to the music that blared from her beloved boombox.
They knew she had talent, but never imagined she’d become an international superstar.
Three decades on, the early portraits of the pop diva have resurfaced in photographer Richard Corman’s book 'Madonna NYC 83' and were featured in a recent exhibition.
But it was only after The Post published an article about Corman’s work that Clarke, now serving a prolonged prison term for robbery, saw himself in the pictures and recalled the shoot.
To read the rest of the story visit: http://nypost.com