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Events: Madonna Fan Party in London

#MadonnaFanParty 28 is on Saturday 21st October!

Come and join all of Madonna's biggest fans as we celebrate 25 years of the Erotica album!

Madonna's Erotica single was another Gold selling single. In the UK, her then-record company Warner Brothers continued it's catalogue of mismanagement of Madonna's releases and prevented her getting a number 1 by failing to release the Erotica Remixes CD in the UK, instead opting for 4 formats containing the same 3 edits, with a folded up poster as a lacklustre 'bonus' with the 12". Nonetheless the track still hit number 3!

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/MadonnaFanParty

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The Madonna of Bolton: Update

A big thank you to everyone who help crowd-fund Matt Cain's Madonna inspired book 'The Madonna of Bolton'. As of today it is 105% funded with 536 backers.

Matt himself posted this message on Facebook: 'Am feeling overwhelmed. You guys have just helped me hit 100% of my target and made #TheMadonnaOfBolton Unbound's fastest crowdfunded novel ever! Next stop the Frankfurt Book Fair - and taking on the world. My childhood self would be proud! Madonna might be impressed too.'

You can still pledge and receive some of the supporters benefits when the book is published at https://unbound.com/books/the-madonna-of-bolton

All Madonna fans need to hear is that publishers think Madonna is too old and the story is too gay and we love to support the project! London's Evening Standard newspaper even got behind the project.

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Madonna and David watch Portugal football match

Madonna and David watched Portugal beat Switzerland in their World Cup qualifier at the Luz Stadium in Portugal on Tuesday. Madonna shared this picture from the night.


Madonna: Let Us Pray for Vegas

Madonna posted this message on her Twitter/Instagram page after the recent events in Las Vegas:

What happened in Vegas is an unspeakable tragedy. ๐Ÿ’”And these acts of seemingly Random violence are happening With more and more. frequency. And the chaos pain and suffering in the world is increasing exponentially. And YES its too easy to buy a GUN in The U.S. or have access to automatic weapons. And this needs to stop!! But the only way we are really going to change the trajectory that the world seems to be heading for is to change our consciousness! ๐Ÿ’ก Each and everyone of us.
Let Us Pray for Vegas. And all of the Victims and everyones loss but we also need to Pray for Peace.in the. World. Personally and Globally. ๐ŸŒ Lets Pray for the strength to maintain a higher level of consciousness. โ˜ฎ๏ธ. Let's I Pray that we find a way back to our humanity. Let's. pray that we do not forget to treat all living creatures with compassion dignity and respect. and Let's Pray for Vegas.


The Madonna of Bolton

Matt Cain, editor-in-chief at Attitude and Winq magazines, and winner of Journalist of the Year at Diversity in Media Awards is looking towards the Madonna community to help crowdfund his new book after being told by publishers that Madonna 'is over' and not worth investing in.

Charlie Matthewsโ€™ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his lifeโ€ฆ until Auntie Jan - who everyone says looks like the blonde one out of Bananarama โ€“ gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called 'Lucky Star'.

On his ninth birthday, Charlie discovers Madonna, and falls in love. And this obsession sees him through some tough times in life: being persecuted at school; fitting in at a posh university; a glamorous career in London; finding boyfriends; getting rid of boyfriends; growing up; and family heartbreak. Madonnaโ€™s music and videos inspire Charlie, and her fierce determination to succeed gives him the confidence to do the same. Ultimately, though, he must let go of his reliance on his idol and learn to find his own voice.

When Matt first started talking to publishers about this book, he was told that it was too working class, too Eighties, too immersed in pop culture, and too gay. But Charlieโ€™s is a story that anyone can empathise with. Itโ€™s Billy Elliot meets Beautiful Thing with added pointy breast plates โ€“ a story for anyone who ever sang their heart out, looked for love, dreamed of more, or wanted a Soda Stream more than anything else in the world.

The Madonna of Bolton will make you laugh, cry and Get Into the Groove. Itโ€™s a book to Cherish and a Ray of Light, and it even has a little Hanky Panky.

Pledge now for your subscriberโ€™s edition, and together weโ€™ll be Causing a Commotion.

#JustGayEnough

To pledge visit: https://unbound.com/books/the-madonna-of-bolton


#MadonnaErotica25

Madonna.com are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the Erotica single with this competition.

Strike a pose to re-create the original Erotica single cover art and post it to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, along with the #MadonnaErotica25 hashtag before Saturday, October 7 for a chance to win a signed copy of the original 12โ€™โ€™ vinyl single!


Official Launch of MDNASkin in the US and Madonna's stand-up debut


Madonnaโ€™s MDNA skin care line is officially available in the US

When we got word a few months back that Madonnaโ€™s MDNA skin care line would soon be available in the U.S., fans couldnโ€™t believe their luck. Though initially only available in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, it has finally made its debut stateside. Whether youโ€™re a fan of her music or a devoted beauty junkie, youโ€™re going to want to check out this much-talked-about collection.

Thereโ€™s no denying that Madonna is absolutely ageless, so it makes sense that sheโ€™d want to share her beauty secrets with the world. We are so curious about these high-end products. Theyโ€™re definitely luxurious products with a hefty price tag, but if youโ€™re willing to splurge, we have a feeling youโ€™ll love them.

You can now purchase Madonnaโ€™s MDNA skin care line on her website or at Barneys.

There are eight pieces in the skin care collection, all designed to work together to create flawless skin. From a face mist to a clay mask, this line has got you covered. Are you intrigued?

1. The Rose Mist, $120
A revitalizing mist that tones and refreshes skin.

2. The Face Wash, $50
A powerful, moisturizing cleanser that removes dirt and unclogs pores.

3. The Serum, $240
This hydrating, nourishing, and brightening serum was developed specifically by Madonna for her own use.

4. The Rejuvenator Set, $600
Includes the Chrome Clay Mask and the Skin Rejuvenator, which work together to hydrate, nourish, and heal skin. They can also be purchased separately.

5. Chrome Clay Mask, $120
This magnetic mask draws out dirt and impurities.

6. Magnetic Flow, $180
A dual-headed magnetic skin care tool not only removes the mask but stimulates the skin and perks it up.

From HelloGiggles Via Yahoo! News

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Madonnaโ€™s lawsuit against co-op board tossed

Itโ€™s time for Madonnaโ€™s lawsuit against a Central Park West co-op board to take a bow.

A judge ruled Thursday that Madge waited too long to sue the board of Harperley Hall for changing the buildingโ€™s rules to bar her children from using the opulent $7.3 million pad when she is not home.

'Because (Madonna) commenced this action more than four months after she became aware of being aggrieved by it, her first and second causes of action are time-barred,' Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits wrote.

Madonna bought the home at 1 W. 64th St. in 2008. The co-op board changed the terms of the lease in April 2, 2014 - but Madonna didnโ€™t sue until April 1, 2016, Lebovits noted.

The statute of limitations on Madonnaโ€™s claims against the board is four months.

Madonna had argued that her duties as the Queen of Pop made it impossible for her to comply with the boardโ€™s rules.

'Plaintiff is a world renowned recording artist, performer and singer who is constantly on world tours. As such, Plaintiff owns many residences around the world and travels extensively worldwide,' Madonna wrote in her lawsuit.

Madonna had asked the court to declare the new rules didnโ€™t apply to her and that her four children, other family members or 'certain others' could use the unit when she was out of town.

Though the ruling guts Madonnaโ€™s legal effort, the judge did allow her to continue seeking documents on the boardโ€™s decision-making, as well as legal fees.

When in New York, the 'Express Yourself' singerโ€™s primary residence is thought to be a townhouse on E. 81st St.

From NY Daily News


Madonna to appear on The Tonight Show

Madonna will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday 25 September to promote MDNASkin which is finally being released in the US.


US TV: CBS Sunday Morning

Correspondent Tracy Smith traveled to Blantyre, Malawi, where megastar Madonna has opened a state-of-the-art pediatric care facility - the first-ever of its kind in the desperately poor country's history. In a wide-ranging interview, the singer talked about her charity, Raising Malawi; her life with her six children, including four adoptees from Malawi; and how motherhood has been a healing experience for her.


Madonna to be on CBS Sunday Morning

Madonna will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend on Sunday 17 September. The film crew joined Madonna on her recent trip to Malawi.


Madonna and family on the cover of People magazine

Madonna has given an exclusive interview to People magazine and features on the cover in the September 18 issue which will hit US newsstands on Friday.

'Madonna may be the highest-selling female artist of all time, but at home sheโ€™s just Mom - or 'Mambo,' as the four youngest of her six kids call her.

For this weekโ€™s issue, the pop icon, 59, offered a rare glimpse inside her private world, inviting PEOPLE to join her in Malawi on July 11, when she opened the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, the nationโ€™s first childrenโ€™s hospital. A month later, at her home in London, she opened up about her emotional adoption journey, why sheโ€™s dedicated to helping the children of Malawi - and her busy, rewarding life as mom to Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 17, David, 11, Mercy, 11, and 5-year-old twins Estere and Stella.'

To read the rest of the article visit: www.people.com

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Madonna Gets Fed Up With FedEx For Not Believing Who She Is

Stars - theyโ€™re just like us! After FedEx refused to release a package to Madonna, the pop star took her frustration to Twitter.

'When you've been arguing with fed-ex all week that you really are Madonna and they still won't release your package. #bitchplease,' the singer posted on Tuesday, September 5, along with an eye-roll emoji and a selfie looking annoyed.

Less than 30 minutes later, a FedEx employee replied to Her Madgesty from the delivery serviceโ€™s Twitter account. 'Hi, this is Julie. I would like to help. Please DM your delivery address, tracking & phone numbers,' the tweet read.

The Grammy-winning singer hasnโ€™t shared if she got her package yet, but she did break some big news on her social media. Madonna revealed on Instagram that she recently moved to Lisbon, Portugal, and that sheโ€™s working on new music, as well as a film. 'The energy of Portugal is so inspiring,' she shared in a post on September 2. 'I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!!! This will be the next Chapter in My Book! It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point!!'

From Us Weekly


I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!

Madonna just posted this picture and message on her Instagram page confirming her time in Portugal....and new music!

'The energy of Portugal is so inspiring. I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ. This will be the next Chapter in My Book! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“šโ™ฅ๏ธ It's time to conquer the world from a different vantage point!! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒˆ'


Madonna moves to Lisbon as son joins Benfica youth academy

Madonna has reportedly moved to Lisbon after her 11-year-old son David Banda joined the Benfica football team youth academy.

The Portuguese weekly magazine Visรฃo reported: 'Madonna is no longer a tourist, she now lives in Lisbon.' It republished several pictures from Madonnaโ€™s Instagram account that show her visiting Portugal over the past couple of months.

The singer has been staying in a Lisbon hotel after buying a house in the resort of Sintra, 17 miles (27km) north-east of the Portuguese capital.

The 19th-century building was put up for sale for โ‚ฌ7.5m (ยฃ7m) and could take about six months to renovate, according to Visรฃo.

David Banda, who Madonna adopted from Malawi in 2006, has joined the Benfica training centre in Seixal, Correio da Manhรฃ reported.

The club accepted David Banda after his first test in the spring. He will stay at the academy until starting at a French high school in Lisbon, the newspaper reported, quoting a source close to Benfica.

Rumours about a possible move began when Madonna was spotted at the school in May. She joins celebrities including John Malkovich, Monica Bellucci and Michael Fassbender in owning a home in Lisbon.

The city has enjoyed a cultural renaissance in recent years and is regarded by many as hip, cheap and innovative.

From The Guardian


Madonna shoots MDNASkin advert

Madonna posted several pictures from the MDNASkin photoshoot to advertise the line coming to the US.


Madonna does not want to be videotaped in deposition

Madonna is going to court Tuesday. Last month, the pop star sued her former friend Darlene Lutz and the Manhattan auction house Gotta Have It! Collectibles to stop the sale of 22 of her personal items, including her underwear, a hairbrush still containing her hair, cassette tapes of unreleased recordings, and personal letters from the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

In an August 10 letter, Jones wrote that she wanted to protect her client based on her celebrity status and visibility.

'Given the intense media interest in this case, we are concerned that a protective order would be inadequate to protect the privacy interests of the individual parties,' she wrote.

Judd countered with the following in an e-mail statement to Vanity Fair (V.F. also reached out to Madonnaโ€™s legal representation):

'Madonna filed this very public lawsuit containing numerous accusations against Defendants without seeking any confidentiality,' Grossman said in an e-mail to Vanity Fair. 'Now that it is Defendantsโ€™ turn to test those allegations under cross-examination, for the first time Madonna wants these proceedings to be conducted in secret. Her celebrity status is no reason to treat her differently than any other party who walks through the courthouse doors.'

There will be a hearing concerning this matter on Monday.

Since last month, Lutzโ€”who, per Time Madonna identified as 'a former friend, art consultant, and frequent overnight guest' - has remained adamant that Madonna gave her the items put up at auction willingly. Lutzโ€™s legal team maintains that these items are now their clientโ€™s 'legal property.'

'As a result of my close relationship with Plaintiff, I received certain ephemera directly from her,' Lutz said in the court documents, per the New York Daily News last month. 'I also had a close friendship with several of Plaintiffs family members, during that time, and I received various items directly from them.'

From Vanity Fair


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Madonna celebrates her birthday: Life Love Music Dance La Familia

Looks like Madonna is enjoying her birthday in style as these tweets show.


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Madonna celebrates sonโ€™s 17th birthday with throwback picture

Madonna has wished her second eldest child Rocco Ritchie a happy birthday as he turned 17.

The pop star marked the special occasion by posting a sweet throwback picture of her son on Instagram as a toddler.

She wrote: 'Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Boy! You are my Son-Shine! 17 years went by too fast!'

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A second picture shared with her 9.8 million followers on the social networking site showed Rocco - whose father is director Guy Ritchie - doing work for the singerโ€™s charitable organisation Raising Malawi.

She wrote: 'So Proud of you Rocco!!'

Rocco was born on August 11 2000, a few months before Madonna and Ritchie married. They divorced in 2008.

Last year, they were locked in a bitter custody dispute over Rocco, who remained in London with his father after visiting the UK on Madonnaโ€™s world tour.

From PA Entertainment Via Yahoo! News


Madonna Teases Super-Luxe Clay Mask Thatโ€™s Nearly Impossible to Get

Madonna wants us all to have skin as ageless as hers.

The singerโ€™s six-product MDNA Skin line isnโ€™t yet available in the United States, but that hasnโ€™t stopped the Queen of Pop from teasing her social media followers with her favorite products. On Friday, she shared a video of herself getting the MDNA Chrome Clay Mask slathered on her face with a conventional butter knife.

On her Instagram story, which is seriously worth a look, her facialists continue to apply the mask and then remove it, all at the Material Girlโ€™s instruction. Naturally, because this is Madonna, she also sings while itโ€™s all happening.

The mask is a super-luxe concoction worthy of Madonna (and of the pop star inside everyone). Its active ingredient is volcanic clay from Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, the Italian town known as a wellness-spa destination. Unlike the typical dry-then-crack clay mask, MDNAโ€™s version reportedly stays creamy when applied. Itโ€™s also technologically savvy. The clay is magnetized, so you remove it by dragging a magnetic brush over your face. No rinsing necessary. And it just looks impressive. The best part? The mask stays on for only five minutes. It must have been designed either for rushed mornings or for the busy schedule of the worldโ€™s most famous music icon.

Madonna herself demonstrated the magnet-removal innovation last year on Instagram. 'You want this product. I want this product,' she said.

Aside from the mask and its removal device, the line includes a face wash, serum, rose mist, eye mask, and a not-yet-released eye serum. All products have prestige prices, from $4,860 Japanese yen (about US$43) for the face wash and 62,640 yen (about US$567) for the mask and regenerator set.

Madonna has been teasing the U.S. release of the mask for months, but for now, all MDNA Skin products are available only in Japan. Does anyone we know have a Japanese vacation and a large suitcase?

From Yahoo! Beauty


Events: The 14th Annual Madonnathon!

Cathyland presents: 14th Annual MADONNATHON!

Live Tribute Show & Dance Party
Saturday, August 12th. DOORS 6pm. SHOWTIME 8pm.
BROOKLYN BOWL 61 Wythe Ave (bet N 11th St & N 12th St), Brooklyn, NY

Bigger + better every year, MADONNATHON is the biggest Madonna birthday show/ dance party in the world - 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!

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/events/1859781760942449

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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance at Leonardo DiCaprio's Event

Madonna made a surprise appearance at The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's annual fundraising gala on Wednesday night in St. Tropez. France.

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 accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

Madonna and her twin daughters Stella and Estere have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a 'serious invasion of privacy,' a lawyer for the star said Thursday.

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


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Judge will not allow auction of Madonna's personal items

A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna's personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward.

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


Judge yanks Madonna's Tupac letter, hairbrush, panties from auction

An impending auction of pop star Madonnaโ€™s personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday.

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.

Madonnaโ€™s court papers name Darlene Lutz, a former friend, art consultant and 'frequent overnight guest' in Madonnaโ€™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. Lutzโ€™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