US Press: Us Weekly
Saturday, 31 July 2010
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To view pictures from the latest day on set visit www.mailonline.co.uk/tvshowbiz
To see lots of pictures on location visit www.mailonline.co.uk/tvshowbiz/
Customers who shop first will enjoy special giveaways and a chance to win Madonna-autographed tees at select stores (see participating store list at bottom).
The first 200 customers to line up at six Macy’s locations will receive a free bandeau top from the Material Girl collection and a $10 Macy’s gift card to shop the collection that day.
Customers can also celebrate Madonna by dressing in their favorite look inspired by the Material Girl herself. Die-hard fans who line up between 10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday 03 August will also have a chance to receive a Madonna-autographed Material Girl tee at select stores.
Macy’s will host Madonna-inspired events in select stores on Tuesday 03 August to engage eager fans and fashionistas. Customers are invited to join in the fun as select Macy’s host afternoon dance parties featuring Madonna beats, exclusive giveaways and delicious treats.
To celebrate the launch on Tuesday 03 August, singer/songwriter Taylor Momsen, the celebrity muse and face of the Material Girl marketing campaign, will make a special appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Lucky consumers and fans will be able to watch Momsen in a live acoustic performance in the juniors department on the 4th floor followed by a photo opportunity with a $50 Material Girl purchase.
Macy’s Material Girl Launch Party / Giveaway Locations include:
7303 S.W. 88TH ST, Miami, FL 33156, 305-662-3400
2100 GLENDALE GALLERIA, Glendale, CA 91210, 818-240-8411
Macy’s Herald Square
151 W. 34TH STREET, New York, NY 10001, 212-695-4400
Macy’s State Street
111 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-781-1000
Macy’s Union Square
170 O'FARRELL ST, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-397-3333
Macy’s South Coast Plaza
3333 BEAR ST, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-708-3333
(Macy’s South Coast Plaza will NOT have Madonna autographed t-shirts)
To celebrate the launch of the Material Girl collection on Tuesday 03 August, Taylor Momsen will make a special appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in New York and perform live.
Madonna has been auditioning dancers for her 'most unexpected' tour to date.
The 'Material Girl' singer - who is set to embark upon a six-month tour next autumn - road-tested dancers at the prestigious Aura nightclub in London's Mayfair district to find the perfect people to fit in with the 'hip-hop' feel of the tour.
An insider said: 'Madonna is in peak condition so the gruelling aspect of life on the road isn't a problem. She road-tested dancers at her favourite London club, and had her lover Jesus Luz give his opinion.'
The performers showcased their talents in a cordoned off area of the popular nightspot, while the 51-year-old singer and her 23-year-old model lover graded each of them individually.
The as-yet unnamed tour - which is part of Madonna's deal with Live Nation - is expected to net the singer in excess of £100 million, and will see her 'go back to her roots'.
The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'It's going to be her biggest, most unexpected tour to date. She is going back to her New York City roots, with a street/hip-hop feel, and wants to make it a physical, dance-heavy set of gigs.'
Madonna's last tour - 'Sticky and Sweet' - finished last September.
From contactmusic.com - thanks to Vickster
'This past weekend, reports circulated regarding a Raising Malawi benefit concert in Blantyre, Malawi. These reports are entirely false; Raising Malawi and Madonna have no plans to host such an event.'
More from the Material Girl herself:
On Macy's: 'Macy's seems like a perfect fit because they're so good at marketing, their stores are all over the place and their price range is accessible. And the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade passes right in front of my apartment every year so I feel especially sentimental since my kids and I get to watch it every year when we're in town.'
On Lola's fashion sense: 'She's influenced by everything from bands she listens to, kids she sees in hip-hop and ballet classes and she's been to enough photo sessions, video shoots and seen me put my tours together to have developed a great eye. She's also worked in the wardrobe department on some of my tours. I love the way she puts different things together that are sometimes unexpected. She's the fashion police at our house and has a point of view on what everyone is wearing. I'm not saying we agree on everything but we enjoy collaborating together.'
On the new line: 'I didn't approach the Material Girl line to make up for something missing from the retail landscape. But I do think the Material Girl line gives young girls an opportunity to express themselves creatively and have fun putting outfits together depending on the occasion or their mood.'
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Madonna is reportedly planning to move back to Britain.
The singer - who relocated from London to New York following her divorce from film director Guy Ritchie in 2008 - is currently in London directing her new movie 'W.E.', about late British monarch King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate the throne for his American divorcee lover Wallis Simpson.
Despite originally planning to only stay for the six-month shoot, Madonna has rediscovered her love for the UK capital and told ex- husband Guy she wants to move back to Britain for good.
An insider told the Daily Star: 'Guy says she talks about their home in Wiltshire, the kids and their friends in London. She seems nostalgic for her old life. She had built up a big circle of friends and fell in love with London. She'll always love New York but she feels more at ease in London.'
Madonna - who has four children, Lourdes, 13, Rocco, nine, Mercy, five, and four-year-old David - is believed to be keen to move back to Britain so she can reconnect with her old friends.
The source explained: 'The person she spends most time with is her daughter Lourdes but she is desperate for more adult company.'
As the show is on Summer break this show will be a re-run of Madonna's October 2009 appearance when she was promoting the Celebration album.
Thanks to Brant
What about producing an album for Madonna?
Don't think we haven't talked about it. When she's ready to make that shift, it's easily done. I think it's just a matter of her getting to the point creatively where she is completely at peace with swimming in different water. I believe we'll get there. And I'll be terribly excited about it when it happens.
Read the full interview at jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/H/Henry_Joe
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Saturday 24 July
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
For more information visit lilithfair.com and for tickets visit ticketmaster.com
Below are scans from the Daily Express, Daily Mirror and the Metro.
From AFP Via Yahoo! News
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Look at the amazing shots of Steven Klein at work for the AW 10-11 campaign with an exceptional Madonna captured while striking a pose or just naturally making one that fits perfectly in the story.
Beauty can be captured in many different ways, the only difference resides in the angle with which we want to tell it. The movements of the backstage give us the full tale of how Steven Klein created the AW 10-11 adv campaign and not only.
What we see is what surrounded them while in the process of putting together perfect images, the atmosphere, the mood, Madonna, are preciously framed out of 'the' picture.
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From New York Post
The pictures and story can be viewed at dolcegabbana.com and swide.com
The much expected advertising campaign starring Madonna and shot by Steven Klein for AW10/11 is revealed in full.
Steven Klein captured frames of life, entered the home of a proud family, and put Madonna at the heart of it, breathing dignity and poise.
Scenes that evoke tenderness, at times true happiness found in moments we capture in an impromptu, or a profound sense of pride and solidarity between family members.
Madonna is the light at the centre of the family axis, she is the story, the point of gravity to which all other members attract.
She is cajoled, protected, glorified, her sun-touched hair piercing through the black and white background.
An incredible way to swift through a tale and start thinking of winter with a sense of warmth.
Pictures: Dolce & Gabbana / Steven Klein
- International drag superstar DJ , the gorgeous Miss Dusty 'O.
- Paul Burston award-winning journalist, best-selling novelist and accidental DJ.
- Le prince charmant of London's nightclub world, critically acclaimed Prince Nelly.
- Glamour, beauty, the sultry songstress, Lady Beau Peep.
- Fiercely individual, deliciously off-beat, cheeky Dejay Kurt.
- Music impresario, Madonna remixer virtuoso, Mr. Adam Kenningale.
- Eagle eyed video artist Uncle Bubble, presenting an interactive visual experience.
Tickets £8 via www.ticketweb.co.uk
V.I.P. Enquiries contact Kurt ([email protected])
Relative newcomer Madonna was introduced onto the stage by Bette Midler saying: 'A woman who pulled herself up by her bra-straps....she's Madonna!'
Madonna, wearing a more modest outfit than usual, said 'I ain't taking sh*t off today!' - in reference to the recent publication of some nude pictures in Penthouse and Playboy. She sang Holiday, Into The Groove and Love Makes the World Go Round - and later also joined The Thompson Twins on stage during a performance of Revolution.
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From BBC News
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Only 1000 copies worldwide were printed. Only available by mail, this issue of Styx Magazine is printed on glossy paper and includes an exclusive double cover.
Fans who have already placed an order will be pleased to know that the special magazine started to be shipped out from today.
For more information and to order visit: www.styxmagazine.net/madonna
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From BBC News
1936 England - Wallis Simpson, an American woman, captured the heart of King Edward VIII. Already divorced and married to her second husband when she met Edward, then the Prince of Wales in London, the two fell in love. However, once crowned, Edward was told by the Church and the Prime Minister that he could not marry Wallis and remain King… He abdicated, giving up the throne to be with the woman he loved. Once married and known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, they lived out what many considered to be the romance of the century.
1998 N.Y - Wally Winthrop has a troubled past and moves to New York from the South to work in Sotheby’s Estate department. She gives up her job to marry a successful psychiatrist but the marriage is unhappy and Wally finds herself bored, frustrated and often alone. She seeks refuge in her obsession with what she believes to be the ultimate romantic love story, King Edward VIII ‘s abdication for his love of Wallis Simpson.
When Wally discovers that there is going to be an auction of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s Estate at Sotheby’s, she takes the opportunity to return to her old hunting ground to try to understand the nature of the great love affair through the artifacts that once belonged to the couple. While at Sotheby’s, Wally meets Evgeni, a Russian security guard, with a mysterious past. As she immerses herself deeper into the love story of Wallis and Edward, while spending more time away from her marriage, she finds herself falling in love.
We travel back and forth in time with Wally and Wallis, two fragile but determined women whose lives become inextricably linked. However, as the story unravels it becomes apparent that Wallis Simpson’s life was not as perfect as Wally had thought.
The film will be produced by Colin Vaines (producer Coriolanus, exec producer London Boulevard, The Gangs of New York and The Young Victoria) with Executive Producers Kris Thykier (producer The Debt, Kick-Ass, Harry Brown, exec producer Stardust) and Nigel Wooll (exec producer Miss Potter, co-producer GI Jane, White Squall).
The production team include Production Designer Martin Childs (Oscar Winner Shakespeare in Love, Oscar Nominated Quills, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas), Director of Photography, Hagen Bogdanski (The Lives of Others, The Young Victoria), Costume Designer, Arianne Phillips (Oscar Nominated Walk the Line, Bafta Nominated A Single Man) and Hair and Make Up Designer - Jenny Shircore (Oscar Winner Elizabeth, Bafta Winner and Oscar Nominated The Young Victoria).
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From BBC News
And these two pictures below were taken by madonnalicious reader Ruslan.
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It was very comfortable. She walked in the room, and I’m a big Madonna fan so I was expecting it to be nervewracking but she walked in and it was totally fine. I felt like her son for the day, I was supposed to be her son in the ad campaign actually.
She was just so nice to me, it wasn’t like I was some random kid, she really treated me with respect and I truly respected her for that. She’s such a superstar but she treats you as though you’re on the same level. It was really incredible and she’s just a very nice, sweet person. I was pleasantly surprised.
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