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September 2010

Madonna wins Best Solo Artist and Best Sex Goddess

Madonna won two major categories in the SPIN magazine online poll: Best Solo Artist and Best Sex Goddess.

Like A Prayer was voted second Best Song Ever and even though Madonna was not nominated as Best Live Act, fans voted for her by naming her in the 'add other Artist not listed' space - giving Madonna third place in this category.

All the results can be viewed at www.spin.com/spin25/readers-poll and will be published in a later edition of the magazine.

Thanks to Didier


Madonna's architect speaks out about Malawi school

The architectural brains behind Madonna's new all-girl academy in Malawi won the pop star's trust by creating a boarding school blueprint which doesn't resemble a gloomy prison for kids.
German-born Markus Dochantschi was introduced to the star by her Raising Malawi charity director and he offered to create a plan for the perfect school for free.
He tells Architectural Digest magazine that Madonna was very specific about what she wanted her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls to look like.
He says, 'We were asked to design a prototype boarding school replicable by others even in different countries, without repeating the typical British-style school that you see in former British colonies.'
'The design is not just about aesthetics and materials but about helping to understand the society you're building for. For example, in Africa, you realise the importance of open space, of being outside and understanding nature. So we designed a very open pedestrian campus.'
Dochantschi tells the publication the school will cater for 450 students from all over Malawi - the African nation where Madonna adopted two children - and he reveals the pop star is keen for all the children who start the academy to finish with honours.
He adds, 'Traditionally, a lot of girls drop out in eighth grade, shortly before they get married....Madonna hopes that the school will instill pride in their homeland, and that educated young women will understand the importance of remaining in Malawi, supporting their own communities.'
The architect also reveals Madonna broke ground on the school with a shovel which featured the inscription 'Dare to dream'.

From contactmusic.com


US Publications: MFD

Madonna will be the cover star of MFD (Manhattan Fashion Directory) which will be released during New York Fashion Week starting Saturday 09 September.

MFD is designed to be a resource book for all those involved in the fashion industry. The directory will be available at select boutiques and hotels throughout the USA and Australia and online at www.mfdirectory.com


Latest London on set pictures from W.E

She's already followed in her mother's footsteps with religion, fashion and music - now Madonna's daughter Lourdes is following her onto the big screen too.
The 13-year-old - billed as Lola Leon in the film credits - was spotted on the set of her mother's movie W.E. wearing a school uniform ready for her movie debut.
It's not known yet exactly what part she's playing and how big her role will be.

To see the latest pictures of Madonna on the set of W.E visit www.dailymail.co.uk


Still time left for the chance to dance for Madonna!

It’s not too late to enter! Between now and Friday 03 September 2010 12:00am EST, you can enter for a chance to dance for Madonna!

Enter for a chance to be choreographed by Madonna’s lead dancers and perform LIVE for Madonna at the launch party for her the new junior brand, Material Girl. The event will take place at Macy’s Herald Square on Wednesday 22 September. Twenty of the best dancers will become finalists and ten will be chosen by Madonna herself to dance at the Material Girl party.

Visit materialgirlcollection.com to enter and for full rules. (Audition time 1 minute, anything over will not be accepted). Material Girl will will be providing you with music selections to choose from for your audition. Use of any non-approved music will automatically result is disqualification. Must be between the ages of 18 to 27 years old to audition.