4.30.2010

Madonna with Tracy Anderson on good terms



MADONNA has patched things up with her former trainer.
The famously-fit pop star said she was no longer working out withTracy Anderson after she started dating Philippe van den Bossche, the head of the Holidaysinger's Raising Malawi charity.
Madge was also left reeling when Anderson wouldn't travel with her on the final leg of her European tour so she could be with van den Bossche
But Madonna and Tracy looked to be on good terms at the Bent on Learning charity event Wednesday at the Puck Building.
"Tracy and Madonna were definitely on good terms," a source told New York Post gossip columnPage Six, "and Tracy even escorted Lourdes to the restroom."
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4.28.2010

In a word, beautiful


 
special thanks to mike @ madonnadownload.com

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Madonna & Lola Arrive at Gala tonight


To Benefit Bent On Learning
Second Annual Spring Gala.
7:00 pm.
Cocktails, dinner, and awards presentation.
Hosted by Diane Von Fustenberg, Madonna, Moby, Gwyenth Paltrow, Eddie Stern, Nina Stuart, Cristy Turlngton, Liv Tyler.
Honoring Donna Karan.
Tickets from $500.00. Tables from $5,000.00.
Event address: Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., New York


Noted attendees: Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Cynthia Rowley.
Event web address: www.bentonlearning.org.

(photos coming soon!) and thanks to mike at madonna download for the image above
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Dita Von Teese: I'd Trade Closets With Madonna

Dita Von Teese--what a patriot! In a recent interview with The Frisky, the burlesque star said that the best vintage to be found is not in England, not in France, but in the good ol' U.S. of A.

America's a big country and there were a lot of really great knockoffs of great designers and, like, Betty Grable had her own line of clothes with different big department stores and so on. By far, the bulk of my best vintage collection is obtained in America, especially from 20 years ago when I started collecting. Even all the haute couture I've got, like Christian Dior, numbered book pieces, I've got them all in America! I've never gotten anything extravagant in another country, I have to say.

Von Teese said she has no idea how many pairs of shoes or corsets she owns, but that she has a nice collection of clothes:

I wouldn't want to trade it with anyone. Except maybe Madonna -- I bet she has a really great closet.

So what's Von Teese's secret for keeping her red lipstick perfect?

Well, there's not really a trick. You either wear a very matte lipstick that's very dry and doesn't bleed, like MAC Ruby Roo or Russian Red, or you wear something that's shiny and you look at it every, like, half hour to make sure it's OK. There's not really a secret. There's no trick! It's like matte equals non-bleeding; shiny plus moisturizing equals bleeding
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Power of Madonna #1

A little Glee appears to be the cure for Bieber fever. Glee's The Power of Madonna soundtrack nabbed the No. 1 spot fromJustin Bieber this week on theBillboard 200 album chart this week, selling 98,000 copies. It's the highest debut yet for a Glee-related album, but also the lowest first-week sales: Glee Season One: The Music Volume 1 sold 113,000 copies its first week, while Volume 2 did 173,000.

4.26.2010

Sticky and Sweet DVD Thailand Bonus


features a strap!
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Iconers check your mailbox!


the new ICON membership, gets you a card and this snazzy poster, featuring CELEBRATION photoshoot outtakes!
thanks to; Heidi C. for the photo
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Empire Diner, Badgirl spot to close

CHELSEA — One of Manhattan's iconic diners will close after more than 30 years in Chelsea.

Empire Diner, a beloved eatery at 210 Tenth Ave. frequented by Madonna, Barbra Streisand and Kate Winslet, will serve its last meal May 15.

"After more than thirty years of serving Chelsea residents, actors, police commissioners, athletes, gangsters, such luminaries as Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and anyone carrying a New York City Guide Book, the Empire Diner has lost its lease and is closing its doors," general manager Renate Gonzalez and executive chef Mitchell Woo wrote on the their website.

The diner, with its black lacquered counter tops and pressed tin ceilings, was buzzing during the lunchtime rush Monday as regulars returned for one of their last tastes of New York history.

Photographer Steven Menendez, who lives in the neighborhood, first discovered Empire in 1992 and had been coming there regularly ever since.

He said Empire is different from the now-common corporate chains that care more about the bottom line than what's on the plate.

"They're losing the love that's put in the food," he said of future generations. "All the landmark places are disappearing and it's a very sad thing."

Artist Nancy Baker, visiting from North Carolina, decided to stop by to say goodbye to one of her favorite spots from her days living in New York.

"It's iconic," she said, while munching on a salad. If it closes for good, she said, "That would be awful. Very sad.

"This is a landmark piece of architecture," she said. "It's the one place everyone knows where it is. It's really a shame."

Staffers hoped the diner would reopen in a new spot.

"We're all a little family here and that is what's being broken up," said Lisa Kellman Montero, a long-time Empire manager.

Many of the cooks and other staff have been working at Empire for decades, she said.

Waitress Ayana Smith, 20, has worked at the diner for three years alongside her mom, a manager, and her dad, a cook.

She said the diner serves much more than food. She's seen people get engaged, and watched children grow up from eating oatmeal to eating steak in the diner's booths.

"We're like a family," she said. "People come to us for stories, they come so they have someone to talk to late at night. It has great energy."

The diner, which Woody Allen immortalized in the opening sequence to "Manhattan," was known for its classic meals such as meatloaf with mash potatoes, linguini with meatballs and roast chicken with gravy.

The Gotham City Restaurant Group, which owns Coffee Shop restaurant in Union Square, will take over the site, rename it and redo the menu, according to the New York Post.

Gonzalez and Woo hope to open a new Empire Diner outpost elsewhere in Manhattan.



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On the Set of Dick Tracy


1990
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On the Set of Open Your Heart


1986
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Madonna leaving for the MTV Awards '89

(nyc)
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Madonna house hunting again

Singer/actress Madonna is rumored to be thisclose to signing a contract to buy an eight-bedroom Wellington home, Page2Live hears.

The 10,000-square-foot Tuscan mansion in the exclusive enclave of Mallet Hill is on nearly five acres of lush land and includes a show jumping practice field, a large and a world-class wine cellar. The house is currently listed for $11.9 million, down from $13 million. The location is considered prime because horses kept on the property can be walked to the nearby Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Winter Festival.

The singer of Material Girl and Papa Don't Preach took up the equestrian sport of show jumping over the last few years. She spent several weeks in Wellington last year to train and watch polo matches, and reportedly was so taken with the area that she went shopping for a home. In December, the singer bought the Bridgehampton horse farm of her friend Kelly Klein, the ex-wife of Calvin Klein and a part-time Wellington resident.

Madonna briefly returned to the area last month but was less visible.

Seller George Banks, a well-known local developer, denied ever seeing Madonna at his house.

"She may have driven by one day," he said.

But the listing agent, Coldwell Banker's Maria Mendelsohn, coyly declined comment.

Madonna (center) holding court with polo star Nacho Figueras (left)  last March at International Polo Club Palm Beach (Click on the photo  for more)

Madonna (center) with polo star Nacho Figueras (left) in March 2009 at Wellington's International Polo Club Palm Beach (click on the photo for more)


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4.25.2010

Model Blasts Madonna's Cheeks


Supermodel-turned-reality TV personality Paulina Porizkova has taken aim at stars including Madonna and Kate Hudson in an online rant advising readers against plastic surgery. The beauty, a former judge on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model", is disgusted by aging celebrities who go under the knife for vanity, and is holding the pair up as examples of what can go wrong.

Porizkova blasts the blondes in a blog post on Modelinia.com, criticizing the pop superstar for her rumoured facelift and Botox procedures. She writes: "Madonna no longer looks like Madonna: what started as a sexy, well-shaped, and somewhat hairy Italian girl has ended as a cool Nordic blonde... She is starting to sort of melt away into the stew of the famous women over-fifty-high-cheek-boned blondes-who-cannot-frown."

Madonna and Liz Rosenberg

 
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Madonna with former assistant

 
1987 (melissa crow)
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Madonna with her parents

 
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Madonna Leaves Generous Tip

http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/5826-Madonna-Leaves-Generous-Tip.html

4.24.2010

Madonna - Bad Girl Outtake



Lessons From Madonna

source; newsweek

I'm turning 40 in a week. But I have no plans … I was thinking of staying home and compulsively turning the lights on and off like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. What else is there to do? I don't want to be 40 but, as my dad says, what's the alternative? So I've decided to sulk. Really, this is not an elaborate public manipulation to get Steve Jobs to pity me and send me an iPad. Well, it's not just an elaborate manipulation, since an iPad would make me feel better. Seriously, the number 40 is sitting on my chest like a lead weight. Those of you who read my column regularly will know that I am extremely dramatic and unusually self-obsessed, even for a journalist. So trust me, I used to like nothing better than my birthday. Over the years, I've thrown parties in my own honor so elaborate, they make the Super Bowl halftime show look like amateur hour. People are still shaking their heads about my 27th at that bowling alley near NYU. There are drag shows that don't use that many feathers. So the fact that I'm willing to let this birthday go by without so much as a drink after work is a worrying sign that a nervous breakdown is looming. And I don't have time for a mental collapse—I have a toddler.
So just when I feel like curling up on the floor with some Dulcolax and a bottle of moonshine, who should come to my rescue? That's right, the Material Girl. I watched last week's Glee Madonna episode twice with my mouth agape. I have no idea what happened plotwise—somebody lost their virginity, somebody else didn't, I have to watch it again—but those production numbers rocked my world. Go ahead, roll your eyes, but "Vogue" was the first EP I ever bought on CD (before that I used tapes—OK, tapes!). And I was 21 when Madonna's tour movie Truth or Dare came out. Already self-aggrandizing, I thought of that movie more as a career blueprint than as entertainment. At that point, my entire adult life was ahead of me and that movie made me feel like there was a place big enough in the world to hold my ambitions—that no matter how narrow our culture seemed to be on subjects of race and gender, there would be room for me to shine.
Flash-forward 20 years and I feel like the world is small and tiring. I feel old, and not just because I don't get Twitter, but because of the whole generational divide thing. Hipsters get on my nerves and there's no way to explain why without sounding like something out of Grumpy Old Men. And don't even get me started on our culture's chronic misuse of the word ironic. I miss the days when I was young and callow—narcissism is so much more flattering on the young. Back then, I thought, I'm going to be fabulous and live forever, consequences be damned. So it's hard to accept that what I believe now—every moment is precious, life is short, and there's no time like the present—may be true but doesn't exactly make me feel exuberant. Hearing all that Madonna brought my youth rushing back, not the bad choices and worse men, just the ambitious, hopeful part. Somehow the show made me realize that I probably need to stop whining, get off the couch, and just be fabulous. Madonna is once again my model for how to live life.
That's not because she's one of the most successful performing artists of all time or an amazing businesswoman, or even because she's the master of reinvention. But because she's still fearless. It's been 26 years since she writhed on the floor at the first MTV Music Awards and she's still pushing our cultural buttons on how girls are supposed to act. So many women seem vulnerable to the judgments of others, as if they'll blow away if somebody deems them unworthy or fat. But Madge doesn't she give a damn what anyone thinks. She started in Detroit and now lives in a English manor with the accent to match. That's self-confidence. Watch the video for "Four Minutes" and wait for the line "But if I die tonight at least I can say I did what I wanted to do. Tell me how 'bout you?" before you disagree. The woman is snarkproof. Is there another 51-year-old out there who can get away with naming his or her tour "Sticky and Sweet"? At an age when most women are cutting their hair short, putting away the thongs, and preparing for hot flashes, Madonna remains as culturally relevant as she was when she sang "Like a Virgin" and looks just as good in a corset. Oh, sure, people say she isn't what she was, but what's the alternative? You grow and change, or you die.
While lots of women are still struggling with work-life balance and deciding which dreams to defer, Madonna is still calling her own shots and adopting children. As she said in a 2008 Nightline interview: "I may be dressing like the typical bimbo, whatever, but I'm in charge. You know. I'm in charge of my fantasies. I put myself in these situations with men, you know, and … people don't think of me as a person who's not in charge of my career or my life, OK. And isn't that what feminism is all about, you know, equality for men and women? And aren't I in charge of my life, doing the things I want to do? Making my own decisions?" So in honor of Madge, I've decided to throw off my mourning clothes, put on my thigh-high boots and take charge of my fantasies. I might even party like a rock star next week. Oh, and Twitter is stupid and hipsters are derivative lemmings.


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Glee's 'Vogue' Vs. Madonna's 'Vogue' A Comparison