11.19.2014

'Adé: A Love Story' Madonna new directorial film has found a writer "Dianne Houston''

Madonna is set to direct a screen adaptation of the novel "Adé: A Love Story," based on real life events of its author Rebecca Walker (daughter of Alice Walker). In the novel, a female 19-year old American student - black, white, and Jewish like the author herself - who sets out to travel with her friend to Egypt, and ends in Lamu, off the coast of Kenya. There, she falls in love with a handsome Swahili muslim man named Adé, who names her Farida. Conflict arises when the couple, who plan to marry and live in Kenya, are caught in the midst of a civil war that threatens their union.
Initially announced in March of this year, the project has now found its writer in African American writer/director Dianne Houston  whose resume includes directing episodes of several TV shows, going back many years, including "Strong Medicine," "NYPD Blue," "Crossing Jordan," "City of Angels," and most recently, "Single Ladies." He writing credits include the feature film "Take the Lead," the 2006 dance drama that starred Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard and others. She also helmed TV movies "Knights of the South Bronx," and "Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story," both in the 1990s.
The film adaptation of "Adé" will be produced by Bruce Cohen, whom you might recall shared a Best Picture Oscar for the film "American Beauty," and also produced the films "Milk" with Sean Penn, as well as the acclaimed hit "Silver Linings Playbook." Cohen will produce through his Bruce Cohen Productions company with Jessica Leventhal, his director of development, and author Rebecca Walker.
This will be Madonna's directorial follow-up to the 2011 feature film "W.E.," about the relationship between British King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Here's more about the book from the hardcover edition, courtesy of Amazon: "In a fiction debut that is as much a novel of self-discovery and identity as a lucent love story, memoirist Walker brings her background and literary strengths to bear. When the 19-year-old unnamed narrator and her Yale friend, Miriam, start their long travels, arriving in Africa becomes life-changing. In Egypt, the narrator feels she belongs for the first time, with her copper-colored skin and brown, almond-shaped eyes. Then in Lamu, an island off the coast of Kenya, she falls in love with handsome Swahili Muslim Adé, who gives her the Arabic name Farida. As Miriam resumes traveling alone, Farida and Adé live together simply and make plans to marry. But Swahili custom requires face-to-face meetings to ask for parental approval, and political realities strike previously entitled American Farida for the first time. Walker knows whereof she writes. Farida, like the author (daughter of novelist Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Levanthal), is black, white, and Jewish and a child of divorce, and Walker uses this knowledge to good effect here. A brief, sensuous love story grounded in painful reality."
The Madonna movie Adé: A Love Story has found its writer.
Dianne Houston (Take the Lead) has signed on to adapt Rebecca Walker’s memoir for the big screen, marking Madonna’s next directing project.
The film centers on a 19-year-old American student raised in a Christian and Jewish home who travels to Africa and falls in love with a young Muslim man on an island off the coast of Kenya. Their hastily made plans to marry, however, get blown away by cultural and political forces. Walker, who also hails from a Christian-Jewish home, is the daughter of The Color Purple author Alice Walker.
Bruce Cohen, Jessica Leventhal and Walker are producing. CAA, which reps Madonna, will be taking the project out to financiers in the coming weeks.
Adé marks Madonna’s follow-up to the period romance W.E., which was released by The Weinstein Co. in 2011. The book was published in 2013 by Amazon’s Little A imprint.

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Jeremy Scott thanks Madonna in New book

In the acknowledgments of this book, you thank Madonna for teaching you about being a Leo. What did she teach you?She very astutely pointed out, when she realized that I was a Leo as she is, that we have a hard time asking for people's help. Even in the most small way, it's very difficult. She helped me get better about it, because I didn't realize how bad I was about asking for people to help in any kind of way, because I guess we're fiercely independent and feel like we have to do things on our own or whatever. But I've been better about realizing that it's fine, I'm human, I can ask for people's help, and it's not a bad thing. So she definitely helped, and I'll remember it all the time. There will be things where I'll be all clammed up inside, and it's like, It's okay, you can ask.
Yeah, remember what Madonna taught you.Exactly.
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11.12.2014

New Party! #ICONIC "I ❤️ TO DANCE" Party @ ROCKBAR 11/21

ROCKBAR NYC invites you to an
#ICONIC "I Love to Dance" Party!

Friday, November 21, 2014
RSVP here; https://www.facebook.com/events/1553008181602764/
Music by DJ JENE

Doors open at 10 P.M.
Drink Specials / $5 cover
+Free Madonna giveaways all night!

Visit http://ww.djjene.com or rockbarnyc.com for more info.
(212) 675-1864

ROCKBAR
185 Christopher st. (bet. Washington and Weehawken)
NY, NY
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11.08.2014

Madonna posting a clip of her new music?

Saturday Spazzing! #phatrave

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11.05.2014

Decades of Theatre Gala Event 11/15 #DJENE

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Decades of Theatre Gala Event 11/15 #DJENE

Decades of Theatre Benefit Gala
To commemorate 42 Years of Resident Theatre in Brooklyn
Ryan Repertory Company
will hold a fun and exciting evening

Decades of Theatre Benefit Gala

with a performance of the
entertaining and adventurous multimedia show
Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by Rick Pulos and directed by Ryan Rep co-founder Barbara Parisi.

A private party will follow with
the amazing NYC based
DJ Jene
spinning songs from each decade of Ryan Rep's long history.


Saturday, November 15th
Doors Open: 4:30 PM
Decades Apart:6:00 PM
Buffet Dinner and Dancing: 7:30-9:30 PM
Tickets: $60
(No discounts accepted for this event)


Decades Apart opened the first ever Long Island Fringe Festival in fall 2009 to a reaction none of the producers could predict: homophobic outbursts and downright disgust at the material. Pulos and Parisi hope to spur controversy and conversation with this new staging of the play, and to inspire compassion towards the many modulations of gayness that have evolved throughout American history. The stories in Decades Apart are very candid and are suitable for mature audiences only.

Chicago Stage Style raves that Decades Apart demonstrates "real innovation[s] in gay theatre" and that the text is "a provocative and thought provoking picture of same-sex proclivities and issues. If the response to Pulos' World Premiere was any indication, this is a work that can really get blood boiling out there, and isn't that one of the benchmarks of great theatre?"

The Ryan Repertory Company was founded in 1972 and is named after Irene Ryan, most famous for her role as Granny in television's long-running The Beverly Hillbillies. She was a leading performer in theatre, film and television and her name remains synonymous with quality work in every aspect of entertainment. Ryan Rep is a center for the development of new and original theatrical events. The Company's home is the Harry Warren Theatre, named in honor of the great composer, and is located in Brooklyn, NY.

Madonna buys a gift for Chance the rapper

Chance the rapper posted this pick of the two of them on his instagram.

chancetherapper Thanks so much @Madonna! So grateful for this awesome present! You are a true friend. #scooterscoot 15h
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