Judge orders Madonna to speak about her ' Hard Candy' Involvement

When Madonna decided to name her fitness apparel and DVD line Hard Candy, we doubt she realized how much trouble a name would cause her.

 Beauty company Hard Candy is suing the “Material Girl” and her business partner for copyright infringement and unfair competition, claiming the Queen of Pop stole its name. In court documents filed earlier this month, the company stated that songstress refused to sit down for a deposition unless a judge ordered her to do so.

 In court documents obtained by Radar, a judge sided with the beauty company, stating, “prior to taking the deposition of Madonna Louise Ciccone, the plaintiff shall take the depositions of the three individuals who filed affidavits in this matter as to jurisdictional contacts with Florida to determine if those individuals have sufficient knowledge regarding jurisdictional matters . . .

“If the three individuals do not have sufficient knowledge as to jurisdictional matters, Ciccone may be subject to deposition,” the documents state.

Originally Madonna wanted this entire lawsuit thrown out. But now that the judge has ordered she speak about her involvement in her company’s business decisions, there will be a lot more to come.


Celebrate #madonnaday !

Get Ready for #MadonnaDay !
Madonna fans! On August 16th, we'll be celebrating The Queen of Pop's Birthday and we want for you all to join the party! 

Back in September 2013, Madonna launched her Art For Freedom platform for all of us to share our own definition of Freedom but also to encourage creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations. With thousands of submissions, (including photos, videos, music and poetry) the project has grown into a strong online community fighting for the universal right to be free. 

Since the initiative is a cause close to Madonna's heart, we would like for you to wish her a Happy Birthday by adding your stone to the Freedom building! To do so, just visit artforfreedom.com before August 15 at 11am EST and submit a picture that illustrates your own vision of what our world should be all about if we all had the same rights and freedom to be who we are. The picture can be a portrait, a landscape, a selfie, or whatever you think it should be. Make sure to include a description and feel free to add your Birthday message for Madonna as part of it. 

On August 16th, we invite you to post your submitted picture to your favorite social network(s), using the #MadonnaDay and #ArtForFreedom hashtags for your friends, fellow Madonna fans, our girl herself and the whole world to see! Some of Madonna's favorite pics will be highlighted onartforfreedom.com and/or be mailed branded goodies :) 

Happiness, love, joy, peace, etc,.. Let's make your picture something that will bring a smile to Madonna's face and make her feel we are all one on her special day!

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ABEL KORZENIOWSKI collaborated with madonna on her new album

Check out this video below of Abel talking about working with her..he's worked with him before for the W.E. Soundtrack

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Nicole winhoffer on working with madonna and her " Be fit for love" project

Who would have thought that Ronald Dahl's book Matilda about a telekinetic child would have a lingering effect on a woman's life? Here was popular fitness expert and Madonna's personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer telling PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) how Dahl's book has inspired her, "I used to think I was Matilda when I was little. "I used to imagine that I can move things like on the walls, in the room, like transform my body and I could visualize my muscles and my skin. "I started dancing when I was seven and I visualized my body with music and it changed my entire life. "So that feeling, that endorphin rush when you're dancing was very addicting to me 'coz that's the only time in my life that I felt free. "Because being raised by a Filipino mother and a German father there are a lot of rules, a lot of rules." In this interview with PEP last July 22 at the One Life Studio in Makati City, the Filipino-German personal trainer explained her addiction to sweat, "When I don't work out I feel very sad so I have to do it every day."
ENTER MADONNA. Nicole started as a professional dancer whose big break came in 2008 when Madonna picked her to train the backup dancers for the pop star's planned Sticky and Sweet concert tour.

She narrated, "I was a professional dancer and I booked my first Broadway show at 17. "My mom allowed me to leave school early and I went to do three different shows and I left my last show because I got really bored. "I wasn't training anymore, I was doing the same show eight times a week. "So I went to athlete school in two years, I bartended. "I ate Subway sandwiches twice a day. I was broke, I had no money and it really changed my life. "I used to think that I would know the outcome of every situation so I just stopped and started exploring." Then came her saviour, "At that time, I met Madonna and she asked me to come with her to train her dancers for the Sticky and Sweet tour in 2009 and it just changed my life. "Then she asked me to train her full time and I said 'Okay.' "It's been five years and that's my story."

When asked what led Madonna to choose her, her reply was as mystifying as the reason, "That's something I haven't asked because she would want me to know the answers myself." AMAZING ADVENTURE. What was it like working with the Queen of Pop? "It was amazing!" Nicole bubbled. She described Madonna as a very hardworking woman and the best teacher she ever had, "She is the hardest working woman besides my mother that I've ever met. "She never missed a workout. "My experience with her has allowed me to search deeper into a conventional solution to tone all types of body. "She gave me the confidence to trust myself, and she really is fun. "We had a lot of fun together and she's the best teacher I've ever had. "I think the best adventure I've had with her was my first date with her. "I had no idea what I was doing. "I was just a dancer and I was so nervous and scared to train an amazing woman who's like a Greek statue. "And her energy was so powerful and that was quite an adventure. "Lots of tears, lots of crying but we travelled the world. "My favorite place in the world is Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] so we did a tour there two years ago, Paris… just everywhere.

BE FIT FOR LOVE. Nicole Winhoffer's current to-do is advocating a fitness workout called Be Fit for Love that empowers women. It is a trademarked, inventive workout method joining the meridians of the body, muscles and the mind. Nicole bantered, "I want women to feel empowered and sexy and, most importantly, to love themselves. "Be Fit for Love came about because us women want to look good for our significant others when we make love. "And we also want to love ourselves. "I believe that love fixes all problems and when women feel good they do good. "You know when you go to the spa or when you meet somebody or go out with your friends you just feel really good. "So this work out is all about positivity, sensuality, new music, pumping up your butt and having fun and everyone's gonna be sweating."

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Maripol on madonna

Madonna at studio 54, 1983
"About Madonna…one night, at the Roxy, Fab 5 Freddy was going to perform and he asked me to find some cute girls to join him. I spotted Madonna — I knew who she was. And, there's actually an interview in which Madonna says, 'I met this girl at the Roxy who asked me if I was wearing a nice bra because she wanted me to take my top off to dance on stage and I thought she was completely out of her mind.' That's how we struck a friendship; we were inseparable after that for quite a few years. She said that I covered her 'like a Christmas tree in jewelry,' for her first album, Madonna, and I created the outfit for and styled the Like a Virgin cover, shot by Steven Meisel. When I met her, I was already doing rubber bangles and crosses. It was natural that somebody like her came into my life: Her name is Madonna, we were raised Catholic, and we were both rebels. We just hit it off."


Sign up for a Nicole Winhoffer Workout (NW)

Madonnas personal trainer, Nicole Winhoffer and team is offering classes for anyone interested in working out and keeping fit.
 Check out this schedule below , located in NYC and sign up today!  

 Come sweat out your weekday stress with us this Saturday at 10am! Really, is there a better way to kick off the weekend? Enter promo code JULY at checkout for a $30 class!

Summer is slipping away....don't wait to shape up with us!  We have one class this week:  tomorrow at 9am.  Jump on this train and sculpt your strong, sleek body.  We can't wait to see you!  Don't forget to enter promo code JULY to receive a $15 discount.

Tuesday, July 29 at 9am
Tuesday, August 5 at 9am
Friday, August 8 at 9am
Saturday, August 9 at 10am
Tuesday, August 12 at 9am
Friday, August 15 at 9am
Friday, August 22 at 9am
Saturday, August 23 at 10am
Tuesday, August 26 at 9am
Friday, August 29 at 9am
Saturday, August 30 at 12pm

See you soon!

Nicole and the NW team
Where: 440 Studios 440 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003
*take the elevator to the third floor
$45 per person ($30 when you enter promotional code JULY at checkout!)
 *Please note that refunds are not given.

 If you cannot make it to a class and give us more than a 24-hour notice, we will credit your class. Cancellations within 24 hours of class time or "no-shows" will not be given refunds or class credits. *Walk-ins are admitted space-permitting. No one takes class without paying first :) To sign up and pay for class, please click on the link below.
We can't wait to work out with you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwtm-group-fitness-classes-registration-11225958143

check out chaz buzans' performance

Madonnas dancer, Chaz Buzan will be performing in nyc, on August 27th: Impressions V get tickets here http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8546/Dance/impressions-v

New angle from MDNA TOUR shot in miami

by extreme JIBS

MDNA TOUR CLOSE UP CLIPS from MIAMI new! by madonnasworldcom