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From The Sunday Telegraph
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Madonna's awakening to the crisis in Malawi - an impoverished African nation where one million children are orphaned by AIDS - had many consequences.
She adopted one of those orphans, her 3-year-old son David. She is building a school there.
And she has told Malawi's harrowing story in her documentary, 'I Am Because We Are.' With an audience thus far limited to isolated theater screenings, it will be screened for everyone with its TV premiere on Sundance Channel at 9 p.m. EST Monday (World AIDS Day).
The feature-length film was written, produced and narrated by Madonna (directed by Nathan Rissman). It consults experts including President Bill Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
But the film's real power is its images, which are often dismaying but, here and there, reflect hope and a remarkable will to survive.
'I had many goals,' said Madonna during a phone conversation from her Manhattan home a few days ago. 'I did get to a point where I thought, 'I'm being overambitious, I'm trying to say too much, I'll never accomplish it.' But I feel proud of the fact that I did get to make all my points.'
Among her points: an insistence that any crisis comes with solutions, however hard-won and piecemeal.
The film offers its audience a menu of constructive responses.
'If all you can do is live life in YOUR world in a way that shows you are responsible for the people around you, that's a course of action,' said Madonna. 'People can be of service in large ways and small.'
The first wide exposure of 'I Am Because We Are' may be coming at a propitious time, which befits the pop superstar who made it, with her knack for anticipating and identifying cultural trends.
On the eve of a new presidential administration, Americans seem set on a more idealistic path, however alarmed they may be by economic threats along the way.
'People really are going, 'Wow! I can no longer ignore what's going on around me.' There are changes in the air,' she said.
Madonna's busy schedule continues apace. But the artistic life that drives it 'is a world you create and you inhabit, to express yourself, and to inspire and reach out to other people,' she explained. 'It's also a consolation, a place you go to to protect yourself.' That's true now, in particular, during her highly public split with Guy Ritchie, her husband of eight years, which she described as 'not easy, I'm not going to lie.'
Though on a brief New York break from her concert tour, Madonna said the day's long to-do list called for this AP interview to be followed by interviews she would be conducting herself: with prospective head mistresses for the girls school she is building in Malawi.
'We're all going there together at the end of March,' she said, referring to David, 8-year-old son Rocco and 12-year-old daughter Lourdes.
'I'm very involved in a lot of things that are going on there,' she said, and as she makes return visits with her kids, she wants them to gather insights into the plight of the world's underprivileged. 'And David's always going to understand where he came from, and what his life could have been like.'
Meanwhile, she hopes her film can spread the message to millions more.
'It has an impact on the people who see it,' she declared. 'The more people, the bigger the impact.'
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madonnalicious reader Garrett attended the last show of the North American leg of the tour last night in Miami. The show featured some very special guests on stage!
Hi, just got back from a great show in Miami! Pharrell and Timbaland made special appearances on stage. Timbaland came on for '4 Minutes' and Pharrell came on for the last song 'Give It 2 Me'. Also a special guest was in the audience tonight....front row right at the end of the catwalk....A-Rod!
I've noticed on some of the M message boards that fans have been buzzing about the shadow hand puppets Madonna did just before the 'Everybody' request song in Atlantic City. I have video of that and didn't upload it initially because I didn't think people would care. But after seeing the buzzing on the boards, I've uploaded it to Youtube for all to see.
And here is a reminder of Madonna's German airplay chart positions since 2005:
#1 - Hung Up
#1 - Sorry
#20 - Get Together
#4 - Jump
#1 - 4 Minutes
#10 - Give It 2 Me
#1 - Miles Away
Thanks to Daniel
It is looking like it will be the first single since Borderline in 1984 to miss the top 20 (currently sitting at #38 in the mid-weeks).
Fans can download the remixes seperately from iTunes (not as an EP which only counts as one sale) as well buying the physical release(s) at Amazon.co.uk and HMV.co.uk
Thanks to Jason and Martin
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madonnalicious reader Randy got to sing-along with Madonna at the Atlantic City show on Saturday night, here is his story:
I got to sing along with Madonna Saturday night when she took a request song....'Everybody' in this case. Both Madonna and I screwed up the lyrics.
She said something like 'We suck. I suck, and you suck (pointing at me)!'. Check it out on YouTube. It's pretty funny. It was so fabulous. Madonna said that I suck!
madonnalicious reader Doug filmed the Everybody sing-along.
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This was the first concert I have been to and she was the perfect choice to make my first. I live in Pittsburgh and I flew over to Philadelphia with my uncle to see her perform. She didn't come out until an hour and a half had passed, but that was expected. It just built up the hype even more - I know I was more than excited.
Madonna really is absolutely amazing in concert! I cannot get over how great she looks and how energetic she was - she never stopped! For the request she sang 'Dress You Up' which was great! I hope she goes on tour again sometime in the future, and I can say I would be willing to pay for a floor seat next time.
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Chris Brown wants Madonna on his next album.
The 19-year-old crooner says the Material Girl would be his dream duet for a track on his upcoming CD 'Graffiti,' which is due out next year. He says he'd also love to work with Coldplay. He's collaborated with Jordin Sparks, David Banner and girlfriend Rihanna in the past.
Brown predicts that 'Graffiti' will be a bigger project for him. Speaking from the red carpet at the American Music Awards, the platinum-selling R&B star said: 'It's going to be my stepping stone from Chris Brown to superstar.'
If he's not there yet, he's close. Brown took home the most trophies at the Sunday awards show: He won artist of the year, favorite pop-rock and soul-R&B male artist while his gal pal Rihanna won favorite pop-rock and soul-R&B female artist awards.
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From BBC News
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Madonna was wearing a dress from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 collection....maybe it was one of the creations worn during her photoshoot for them a few days ago?
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Madonna appeared on stage in Detroit at about 9:40pm. She had a huge smile on her face as she took the stage at Ford Field. In metro Detroit, Madge normally plays the nearby Palace of Auburn Hills....but tonight she played the massive football stadium.
The crowd at Ford Field about 40,000. Several times during the night she talked about how happy she was to be home. She said 'Detroit Rock City, give it up for your hometown girl' and 'I need to tell you it's good to be home. There's no place like home'. She also mentioned her father was in the crowd.
The request song was Material Girl. The fans first requested Causing a Commotion, but Madonna said she would not sing that song.
She looked great, the crowd was wild and the show was amazing. A great homecoming in Detroit for Madonna.
Madonna returns to Michigan with exacting, entertaining spectacle
If you’re going to wait so long to come home, you might as well do it up right.
Dropping into her old stomping grounds Tuesday night for her first show here in seven years, Madonna wowed a crowd of about 30,000 at Ford Field, serving up the sort of oversized oomph to match her stature as pop queen.
It was just as promised: a stylish sensory overload, brimming with high-end video, sublime lighting, strapping dance numbers and an array of pulsing hits. The homegrown hall of famer, tight and sinewy, was an onstage dynamo, whirling and gyrating her way through the biggest concert spectacle Detroit will see this year.
From an elevated throne - where she perched spread-eagled in a fringed black leotard - Madonna kicked into Candy Shop to launch an energetic, edge-of-risqué set that belied her 50 years.
She didn’t acknowledge her homecoming until midway through, when she clicked her heels a la Dorothy and uttered, 'There’s no place like home.' Later, she paid tribute to Detroiters’ storied toughness, and wryly prodded the audience to clap along: 'I don’t come here very often, so please make a big deal about it.'
To read the rest of the review visit The Detroit Free Press - www.freep.com
Madonna lights up hometown with Ford Field show
It's been seven long years since Madonna last played her hometown, but when she arrived on stage Tuesday night at Ford Field - fittingly, on nothing less than a throne - the enormous grin on her face said it all: It was good to be home.
She said as much during her livewire two-hour concert, sprinkling hometown sentiment and 'it's good to be home'-isms throughout the show. But she let her feelings really be known near the end of the night, before a sing-along portion of the show which included a karaoke-style version of her hit song 'Material Girl.'
'I don't come here very often,' she told the crowd of 30,000, 'so please make a big deal about it!'
It wasn't hard to. The homegrown superstar - way before she became the biggest star in all the land, she was just a kid from Rochester Hills with dreams of ruling the world - put on a stadium-worthy celebration that was part concert, part block party, and all fun. Whereas past Madonna extravaganzas have served to titillate or provoke, the focus here seemed to be on having a good time, plain and simple.
To read the rest of the review visit The Detroit News - www.detnews.com
madonnalicious reader turi filmed the 'request section' at Sunday's show in Houston. Madonna forgets she has ever visited Houston before, introduces Monte Pittman to the crowd and then does a Secret sing-along!
Madonna is being paid handsomely to be the new face of Louis Vuitton's 2009 marketing campaign. The pop queen is raking in $10 million for her modeling gig, sources told Page Six. And, despite online buzz that the shoot would be done by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, WWD reports the nod went to legendary Steven Meisel, who did Madonna's notorious 1992 book, 'Sex.' Madonna was seen last weekend cozying up with Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, discussing the clothing. Madonna's rep declined to comment.
From the New York Post / PageSix.com
madonnalicious reader Michael captured these shots of Madonna and the band doing the soundcheck before the Houston concert on Sunday 16 November.
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madonnalicious reader Javier attended the Sticky & Sweet Tour show in Houston last night, here are some of his snippets from the show:
* The request song in Houston was Secret, it was actually requested from a guy in the front row.
* Timbaland was in the audience.
* Borderline won the audience loudest and longest ovation.
* Monte Pittman was singled out by Madonna during the request part because he is from Texas. Madonna thanked him saying he was the reason she plays guitar!
* Funny fact, during the request section, when addresing the crowd she mentioned how she has 'Never been to Houston, and is is kinda glad she came' but we fans know she had been here last time during the Blond Ambition tour. It had been 18 years. LOL I guess we forgive her for forgetting.
Top 100 Albums
Hard Candy | #53 (-14)
Billboard | Canadian Hot 100
Miles Away | #28 (+9)
Canada AC | Airplay
Miles Away | #25 (+1)
Canada Hot AC | Airplay
Miles Away | #39 (+3)
The Hits Charts | Radio Airplay
Miles Away | #78 (+15)
Singles | Sales
Give It 2 Me | #8 (+10)
4 Minutes | #38 (-2)
And these are the most importants links to vote for Miles Away in Canada:
CHUM FM | www.chumfm.com/music/SongRequest
CKOI | www.ckoi.com/6a6
Radio Énergie | www.radioenergie.com/emission_decompte
The Mix | www.themix.com/shows/requests
Virgin Radio | www.virginradio999.com/shows
Thanks to Pascal
The exhibition runs from Monday 17 November until Saturday 10 January 2009 in Budapest. Address: Freezoo Galeria, Semmelweis u. 8. v.ker. Budapest, Hungary.
The Welcome To My Candy Shop book launch party will take place on Friday 28 November at 07:00pm.
Me and four of my friends dressed up as different Madonna's: I was 'Like A Virgin', Effie was 'Material Girl', Diana was 'Music', Jamie was 'Borderline', and Pilar was 'Hung Up'.
We were seated in the third section, but as a result of our outfits we got moved up to the front row! Madonna was singing at us and looking at us in our outfits all night.
Madonna asked me my name and what song I wanted to hear. Of course, I said 'Like A Virgin' and she had me stand up on my chair and show the entire Pepsi Center my outfit! It was the most exciting moment of my life.
She then asked me if I was a virgin, and I said no, and she said 'No, I didn't think so. It was so awesome talking to Madonna! A night I will never forget, that's for sure.
madonnalicious readers Kirk and Michael stopped by the Minute Maid Park in Houston and took these pictures of the stage being prepared for tonights show.
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Madison Square Garden, New York City
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Oct 18-19 2008
United Center, Chicago
Oct, 26-27 2008
Bell Centre, Montreal
B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver
Oct. 30 2008
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Nov. 1-2 2008
T.D.BankNorth Garden, Boston
Izod Center, East Rutherford
These 16 North American concerts posted in Billboard Boxscore have grossed $45,878,544 and attracted an audience of 285,596 people. Added with the $116,029,569 in grosses and 939,990 people from the European leg of the tour, the tour so far grossed an incredible $161,908,113 and played to an audience of 1,225,586 people.
There are still 25 shows left to be reported to Billboard Boxscore. Although this tour is not over yet, it has already surpassed the 1,210,294 people that attracted the 2006 Confessions Tour. This tour will easily outgross the solo artist record breaking $194,754,447 concert grosses that was grossed on the Confessions Tour.
Thanks to Micheal