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August 2013


Missed the highest-grossing tour of last year! Madonna’s controversial MDNA world tour ?
Forgot to tune in when the show was broadcast on EPIX in June? Seriously, you're just not trying hard enough!
Well, you now have another chance to watch the show with one hundred other Madonna super fans and see the 54-year-old dance up a storm in a cheerleader’s outfit!

To the lucky ones who caught the tour last year, you can now relive your MDNA experience on Sunday 15th September 2013 6pm at our intimate venue, the Retro bar, 2 George Court, London. WC2N 6HH. A screening of the full director’s cut of the MDNA show is the highlight of the night. If you think you know your ‘Best Friend’ to a ‘Girl Gone Wild’ compete in our MDNA mastermind quiz. The event will feature vintage and extremely rare Madge performances. MDNA promo prizes for party attendees while stocks last.

One hundred tickets go on sale Monday 02 September at 9am available only from All ticket holders receive an exclusive MDNA event gift on the night.

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Forbes name Madonna as top-earning celebrity of 2013

Madonna has been named the top-earning celebrity of 2013.
Editors at Forbes magazine estimate the pop superstar earned the majority of her $125 million (£83.3 million) fortune, between June 2012 and June 2013, from her Mdna tour, strong merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. The earnings are the most the Material Girl has ever made in one year.
Director Steven Spielberg comes in second with $100 million (£66.6 million) in earnings, while Simon Cowell, author E.L. James and Howard Stern round out the top five.
Others included on the rich list are author James Patterson, TV personality Glenn Beck, moviemaker Michael Bay, Hollywood mogul Jerry Bruckheimer and Lady Gaga.


Madonna's grillz bite back!

People either love them or hate them (mostly hate them judging by the comments madonnalicious receives) but you have to agree people are talking about 'those' grillz!

Madonna herself posted this new picture and caption on her Instagram page:
'The Grilzz Are here to. Stay! So There! If you Don't like don't follow!'

Madonna visits Hard Candy Fitness club in Rome

Madonna visited her soon-to-open Hard Candy Fitness club in Rome Wednesday evening where she signed the club’s mantra, “Harder Is Better” on the wall.  She also hosted an intimate screening of “Secret Project” at the club for a select group of members, friends and fans.   The 17 minute film about tolerance, freedom and love was created by Madonna and Steven Klein.

During a tour of the facility prior to the screening, Madonna was most enthusiastic about the group fitness studio which has a special floating dance floor where members will perform the brand’s signature Addicted to Sweat workout programs, which are based on her personal workout routine.

The club will be the first of several Hard Candy Fitness locations planned for Rome and was developed in partnership with Dabliu, one of largest Italian networks in the fitness industry. The first location – a 13,000 square foot facility across from the Coliseum will open for workouts in October with a grand opening event scheduled at that time...  An enrollment center is now open at Via Capo d’Africa, 5 and early memberships are currently being offered at exclusive, limited time special rates. 

“We were very proud to personally welcome Madonna visit to our Hard Candy Fitness Rome club,” stated Andrea and Ugo Pambianchi, owners of Dabliu and Managers of Hard Candy Fitness Rome. “Her presence here has been truly inspiring and we cannot wait to pass her energy onto our members. We are pleased to announce the opening of our second location and offer another luxury fitness brand to residents in our city!”

 The second location of Hard Candy Fitness is on Viale Romania, 22 – near the center of the city... The facility will be a conversion of a 21,000 square foot Dabliu Parioli club and is also scheduled to open October 2013.

Hard Candy Fitness, founded in partnership with Madonna and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), has also recently announced that the first of several Hard Candy Fitness clubs in Berlin will open in September, joining the current locations in Sydney, Santiago, Mexico City, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The brand is expected to announce the opening of multiple locations this year as it continues its expansion into destination cities around the world.

For more information about Hard Candy Fitness Rome and exclusive membership opportunities, contact Hard Candy Fitness Colosseo, T. +39-06-70490452, or visit  and

Madonna arrives in Rome

Madonna arrived in Rome yesterday evening at Ciampino airport after flying in from Nice. She is expected to stay in Rome at least until Wednesday to visit the Hard Candy Fitness gym, which will open soon. The fitness centre, with rooms for yoga and fitness, is expected to open for late August although the official opening was scheduled for October 4.

From - Thanks to Daniel

Madonna wears daring Marie Antoinette costume

Madonna celebrated her 55th birthday at an extravagant French Revolution-themed party in France this weekend.
The queen of pop, who was joined by her toyboy boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, 25, wore a daring Marie Antoinette costume complete with curly blonde wig, long false eyelashes, and a black heart-shaped eye patch.
The superstar clearly had a ball at her birthday bash, tweeting a picture of herself clad in an extravagant violet-coloured garment, embellished with sparkling sequins and showing off her incredibly toned legs: 'Perhaps we had too much Cale! But at my Birthday Party all I could see was LOVE.'
She speedily tweeted again to correct a mistake. 'Perhaps I had too much Champagne! I meant to write CAKE!' wrote the party-lover.
The pop icon was surely referring to Marie Antoinette's famous phrase, 'let them eat cake'. She made sure there would be enough for her soirée, with a sweet five-tiered cake complete with sparklers to match the occasion.
Madonna’s spectacular party was catered for by luxury bakery Ladurée and seems to have been filled with the epitome of French chic – photographs shared on Instagram show a classic white piano, extravagant cocktails and guests dressed in wonderful costumes.
The birthday girl was pictured arm-in-arm with her eldest daughter Lourdes, as well as sitting on her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat's lap at the bash with a cocktail clasped firmly in her hand.
Prior to the special soirée, Madonna arrived with her boyfriend in the South Of France and visted Menton, a picturesque coastal town close to the French-Italian border where a classical music festival takes place every year, the weekend before.


Madonna: The best way to celebrate my birthday is...

Madonna posted this personal message to her fans on her Facebook page:

The best way to celebrate my birthday and life in general is to be grateful!!!!
And I have nothing but appreciation for all of my fans who have supported me through out the years. I feel your love and it inspires me! It keeps me going!!!.
Thank you for fighting the Revolution of love with Me!

Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's 55th birthday, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles.
Since arriving on the Hot 100 the week of Oct. 29, 1983, with 'Holiday,' she has earned a total of 56 chart hits, including a record 38 top 10 singles. Yes, you read that right: Madonna has more top 10 hits than any other artist in the 55-year history of the chart (and incidentally, Madonna was born the exact same month as the Hot 100, which also just celebrated its 55th birthday). The Beatles are in second place, with 34 top 10s.

To see the list visit

Thanks to Micheal

Help Madonna help her hero for her birthday

Madonna posted this picture and message on her Instagram page, thanking fans for their birthday love and asking them to support one of her heroes.

'Thank u all for your #birthday love! Help me celebrate my birthday, by donating to Raising Malawi to support the work of one of my Heroes, Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Eric Borgstein: Revolution of LOVE!'

Madonna also posted a longer message on the Raising Malawi website:

Many of you know Dr. Eric Borgstein, one of Raising Malawi’s long-standing partners and one of my personal heroes. Dr. Borgstein is a pediatric surgeon who provides care to thousands of children in Malawi. When I met with him earlier this year in Malawi, we discussed expanding the pediatric training program that Raising Malawi supports to train more young surgeons in Malawi.
To learn more, watch the below video from our team’s latest trip to Malawi. If you are as inspired as I am, please donate. Every dollar donated through this link: will go to Dr. Borgstein’s program to train more surgeons who are saving the lives of children in Malawi.

With Gratitude and Love,

Madonna Arms Up For Paintballing Session

Madonna donned camouflage gear and brandished a large fake gun for a paintballing session with her children on Sunday.
The pop superstar marked her son Rocco's 13th birthday by taking the family on an energetic outing in the south of France.
Madonna was pictured taking part in the paintball game, along with her 16-year-old daughter Lourdes, adopted son David, eight, and birthday boy Rocco, who turned 13 that day. The singer's boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, also joined in the fun.


Win a table at The Erotica Ball!

madonnalicious is giving our readers a chance to get on the guest list and have table for 4 persons with a bottle of prosecco at The Erotica Ball that takes place on Sunday 18 August.

Just email your name and contact details to [email protected] with 'The Erotica Ball' as the email subject. The winner will be chosen at random.
Competition closes at 18:00 BST on Thursday 15 August. Only one entry per person please.

Madonna Celebrate, which organizes an annual celebration of all things Madonna to tie in with the singer’s birthday – and raise money for deserving causes at the same time. The Erotica Ball will be a special night dedicated to the Queen of Pop’s most controversial and sexually charged album, Erotica, and will also act as a funds and awareness-raising exercise for the St Stephens AIDS Trust. It will all take place on 18 August 2013 5pm at London’s Jerusalem bar (Rathbone Place W1T 1JN).

TABLE RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!! TO BOOK CALL JERUSALEM 0207 255 1120 (Booked parties of 10 or more get a free bottle of prosecco). Happy Hour from 5 till 8pm!

They'll be burlesque girls, dancing boys plus an exclusive ‘Erotica’ tribute album performance from the phenomenal cabaret star La Voix. On deck duty with the best Madonna hits, remixes and fan favourites will be Neil Prince (Songs of Praise), Craig Eurosolution (Heaven) with organisers David Robson (Heaven) and Kurt Hoffman (Madonna Celebrate). Vogue with Chrissy Darling on the dancefloor and Pippa Dee is our door mistress. There will also be a special screening of Madonna's amazing Paris Olympia MDNA show.The ultimate Madonna celebration!

Advance tickets only £10 + bkg fee available from
Entrance on the night £18
All our past events have all sold out. So don't miss out.

Op-ed: Are You There, Madonna? It’s Me, Ari

Singer Ari Gold grew up with Madonna, and his admiration for the pop icon shines through his work.

I came out to my orthodox Jewish family in my first year of college in an 18-page letter I read aloud to them. When my mother couldn’t blame herself for my being gay, she tried blaming Madonna, and tore down my shrine which included LPs hanging on the walls, European sized movie posters, home made collages and a mammoth in-store cardboard cutout display of 'Who’s That Girl.'
Fifteen years of therapy later, I realize that much of my adult career has been about being noticed by my mother and my father - a recurring theme in Madonna’s own life and career. I had enjoyed a successful career as a child vocalist singing on more than 400 jingles including backgrounds for Diana Ross and playing a character on my favorite cartoon, Jem and the Holograms. But after my voice changed and I wasn’t working anymore, I felt like a has-been—at age 14.
As if puberty isn’t tough enough, my father decided he was going to start a talent management company for other children. It was the ultimate show business rejection.

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Events: The 8th Annual Brisbane Madonna Party

Celebrating the 55th Birthday of the iconic Queen of Pop - Madonna!
Strike a pose and get into the groove when Saint's Nightclub, St Paul's Tavern is transformed into a dance club playing only the music of Madonna 1980s, 1990s, Noughties and Now!

7PM - 9PM
Grab a drink from the bar, chill-out, meet other fans, and check out a two hour retrospective featuring Madonna music videos, live clips & rare footage.

DJ Kristian Fletcher brings you a dance party playing nothing but the best music of Madonna. With dancefloor, licensed bar, themed cocktails, roving photographers and more!


Saint's Nightclub (upstairs), St Paul's Tavern, Leichhardt St Spring Hill, Brisbane
Entry $10 per person (18+ event) *no booking required / tickets at the door

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Official Cover for the MDNA World Tour DVD

Madonna's MDNA World Tour concert film will be released September 10th (September 9th for UK) on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital album on Live Nation and Interscope Records.

Directed by Danny B. Tull and Stephane Sennour and produced by Madonna, the two hour nonstop performance includes songs from Madonna's MDNA album such as 'Girl Gone Wild' and 'Gang Bang,' as well as fan favorites including exhilarating versions of 'Hung Up,' 'Express Yourself,' 'Vogue,' 'Open Your Heart,' 'Like A Prayer' and 'Celebration.' And a behind-the-scenes look at the MDNA workshop that started the tour.


Billboard Hot 100 celebrates its 55th anniversary!

In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 - which now celebrates its 55th anniversary - has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. Billboard delved into the Hot 100's rich history to take a look, by the numbers, at the chart's Top 100 artists, the artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1's and top tens, the artists with the most overall Hot 100 hits, the biggest No. 2 hits, and more. Madonna was high on these lists:

Hot 100: Top 100 Artists

1 The Beatles
2 Madonna
3 Elton John
4 Elvis Presley
5 Mariah Carey
6 Stevie Wonder
7 Janet Jackson
8 Michael Jackson
9 Whitney Houston
10 The Rolling Stones

Hot 100: Most No. 1s By Artist
The all-time list of the artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1 hits.

The Beatles 20
Mariah Carey 18
Michael Jackson 13
Madonna 12
Rihanna 12
The Supremes 12
Whitney Houston 11
Janet Jackson 10
Stevie Wonder 10

Most Top 10 Hits By Artist
The artists with the most top 10 hits on the Hot 100.

Madonna 38
The Beatles 34
Michael Jackson 28
Stevie Wonder 28
Mariah Carey 27
Janet Jackson 27
Elton John 27
Elvis Presley 25
Rihanna 24

Most Weeks at No. 1 By Artist
A ranking of the artists who have spent the most weeks at the Hot 100's pole position.

Mariah Carey 79
The Beatles 59
Boyz II Men 50
Rihanna 47
Usher 47
Michael Jackson 37
Beyonce 36
Elton John 34
Janet Jackson 33
Madonna 32


Prosecutors say Madonna Violated Russian Law

US pop divas Madonna and Lady Gaga, who championed gay rights during their shows in Russia, had cultural exchange visas that 'did not provide for' performing for profit, Russian prosecutors said Thursday.
The Prosecutor General’s office released a statement in response to an inquiry submitted in April by St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, author of the city’s controversial anti-gay propaganda law. The St. Petersburg City Council member accused both US musicians of distributing 'homosexual propaganda' among minors and said they performed in Russia illegally.
Milonov authored a bill making 'promoting sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors' in St. Petersburg punishable with fines of up to 500,000 rubles ($15,000). The bill was adopted in March 2012 and served as a basis for federal legislation banning the promotion of 'non-traditional sexual relations' among minors that was signed into law in June.
Madonna and Lady Gaga had cultural exchange visas that 'were used with the aim of conducting commercial concert activities,' although their visas 'did not provide for' making profit, the statement from the Prosecutor General’s office said.
The office said it might send the information about the violations to Russia’s Foreign Ministry and Federal Migration Service in order to prosecute the singers and prevent similar things from happening. It did not provide further details about possible prosecution.
During her August 2012 shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Madonna asked the audience to raise their hands in support of gays and lesbians and also spoke out in support of the jailed Pussy Riot band members.
Shortly after the show, a group of Russian activists filed lawsuits against Madonna and the show’s organizers, seeking $10.5 million in compensation for 'moral damages.' A St. Petersburg court ruled in November that the pop star had not violated the anti-gay propaganda law during her show.
Ahead of her December show in St. Petersburg, Lady Gaga thanked Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in a tweet for 'not standing by' the Kremlin’s anti-gay propaganda bill, which had been submitted to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament. Asked about the bill, Medvedev had said that 'not all relations between people can be regulated by law.'
A Russian show business promoter said that the decision by the Prosecutor General’s office may stop foreign artists from performing in Russia.
'Not one artist, circus or exhibition will come here if the Prosecutor’s Office fines someone now,' Yevgeny Finkelstein, head of the St. Petersburg-based PMI media holding told RIA Novosti.

From RIA Novosti

Who's that girl? It's Madonna at the circus....

Madonna was front row at the circus on Wednesday night to see the show Limbo on the South Bank.
Wearing dark-rimmed glasses, the singer seemed to enjoy the mix of circus, acrobatics, dance and music in the Twenties-inspired Spiegeltent, part of the London Wonderground.
She had watched Cantina, by some of the creative team behind Limbo, at the same venue last year.
London Wonderground is a summertime festival of cabaret and circus presented by the Southbank Centre with Underbelly, who are best known as one of the biggest operators on the Edinburgh Fringe.
For anyone wanting to see what grabbed Madonna’s attention, Limbo runs until September 29 - though you have to be 12 or over.


The London MDNA Tour Fan Premiere Party is finally here!

Kicking off at 2pm with a full broadcast of the MDNA Tour then followed up with nearly 7 hours of non stop Madonna party tracks, remixes and live clips, with replays of your favourite MDNA Tour tracks into the evening!

As long as you've joined the Facebook Event page you'll be in with a chance of winning signed Madonna photos, the guitar pick Madonna used at Hyde Park, the guitar pick Madonna used at her personal favourite show of the tour in Nice, MDNA Tour goodies like VIP watches, hoodies, t shirts, posters and more! Just make sure you're in the building to win - prize draws take place at various points between 3pm and 10.30pm, so don't plan on leaving early!

As always, entrance is free.

Madonna Options 'The Impossible Lives Of Greta Wells'?

Madonna's film efforts haven't received the highest praise in the past, but the 54-year-old queen of pop may try her hand at directing once again with an adaptation of the recently released novel 'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.'
Andrew Sean Greer, author of 'Greta Wells,' told SF Weekly that Madonna called him personally to discuss obtaining the rights for a movie. It's unclear whether the singer will simply produce, as Greer speculated, or take on a larger role with the project.
'Greta Wells' depicts a woman living in New York's Greenwich Village in 1985 when her gay twin brother dies of an unnamed disease that mirrors AIDS. The shock treatments she receives as therapy allow her to travel back in time to 1918 and 1941, where she encounters old acquaintances and finds much-needed self-discovery. Greer's book has received positive reception from critics, with The New York Times calling it a 'generous novel' that's 'as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch.'
'I got a phone call last week....I think it’s fine,' Greer reportedly told Litseen. 'No one’s asked me about this....From a celebrity who read the book and loved it so much she called me up personally to talk to me about it. I thought it was going to be one of her assistants who was like, loved your book, she’s interested. Right. She didn’t read it. But oh no, no, no. She called me. She read it. She totally got it. There were a couple other people interested and they sort of all made a deal together, and she’s optioned the rights to it. We’ll see what happens. But it’s fun because it was Madonna.'
If she were to direct, the movie would mark Madonna's third feature behind the camera, following 2008's 'Filth and Wisdom' and 2011's 'W.E.' Both efforts received largely negative reviews, but Madonna has never been one to shy away at the behest of critics.


Events: The Erotica Ball in London

Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up! - Madonna Celebrate with Madonnalicious present....THE EROTICA BALL!

A special night dedicated to the Queen of Pop’s most controversial and sexually charged album ‘Erotica’. Come join the party raising vital and awareness for St. Stephens AIDS trust with Madonnalicious and Madonna Celebrate invite you to be a ‘Bad Girl’ in our ‘Secret Garden’ on August 18th 2013 at London’s Jerusalem bar, Rathbone Place W1T 1JN. Things are gonna get ‘Deeper & Deeper’ like no other previous Madonna Celebrate party. This time, Erotica comes of age! Dressing up is fully encouraged but not a necessity! Black tie (optional) Fetish (desired).

Playing ONLY Madonna ALL night! Our in house Madonna know it all DJ’s Neil Prince (Songs of Praise), Craig Eurosolution (Heaven) Kurt Hoffman (Madonna Celebrate) and David Robson (Heaven and Co-organiser). Guaranteeing you an evening of hands in the air anthems, fan favourites and special Madonna remixes.

THEN, An exclusive ‘Erotica’ cabaret variety show including some of London’s leading Cabaret stars like you've never seen them before. Including the stunning ‘La Voix’, armed with backing dancers and ready to put you in a trance! Followed by dancing boys and titillating girls this show is going to be a must see for all Madonna fans.

Also, as an extra treat for our loyal clubbers we are going to have a special screening of Madonna’s MDNA Paris Olympia show will be shown at 6.00pm. BE THERE EARLY!

Welcoming you into our Erotica layer on the door is the divine Pippa Dee.
In the club serving up her freakiness it’s your hostess Miss Chrissy Darling alongside our burlesque girls Lady Beau Peep and the sassy Mysti Vine.
Filming 'A Madonna Odyssey' documenting the events journey is budding movie director, Jelena Rozenko.

Advance tickets only £10 + bkg fee available from
Entrance on the night £18
All our past events have all sold out. So don't miss out.