Hardy In Awe Of Madonna
British actor TOM HARDY was so starstruck after meeting MADONNA on the set of ROCKNROLLA, he hid in a car to escape the pop superstar.
Director Guy Ritchie introduced the Inception star to his then-wife while they were filming the 2008 crime thriller, but Hardy admits he was so in awe of the singer, he couldn't look her in the eye.
He tells Britain's Now magazine, "She left me starstruck. I did what anyone who can't deal with the situation does: I went and hid in the Range Rover.
"I was sort of prepping for the scene in there and someone said hello to me and it was her - she'd somehow managed to get into the back of it!
"Then we had a conversation, which I've completely blacked out because there she was like the Mother Mary in the boot (back) of the f**king Range Rover and I was completely starstruck."
But Hardy insists he wasn't attracted to the star: "She's just someone's mum to me and she looks like a ghost. I didn't see her as a sexual creature. There was a time when I really would've gone there but since (she appeared in) the Justin Timberlake video, leaping over cars and things, I just think: 'Enough now.'
for the launch date of the clothing collection august 3rd, Material girl model/performer will be there Taylor Momsen from 5-7 pm at HERALD SQUARE
Superstar performer Madonna has slipped on her director's hat once again, this time for W.E., a depiction of the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Madonna looked ready to hit the resort in an all-white ensemble on location in the UK, with a luxe scarf wrapped around her neck and a wide-brimmed hat keeping the sun off her face. She also carried a surprise accessory—a cigarette.
Would you have pegged Madge for a smoker?
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MACY’S EXCLUSIVELY LAUNCHES MADONNA’S “MATERIAL GIRL” CLOTHING LINE AT HERALD SQUARE
Macy’s launches “Material Girl” by Madonna and her daughter Lola at Herald Square with a special appearance by celebrity muse, Taylor Momsen.
Macy’s rolls out the “pink carpet” for Material girls everywhere to be one of the first to shop the bold fashion and accessories from the brand new “Material Girl” collection by Madonna and daughter Lola.
The first 200 customers to line up at the Macy’s Herald Square main Broadway entrance at 10 AM will receive a free bandeau top from the “Material Girl” collection and a $10 gift card valid only on August 3.
Shoppers are encouraged to arrive dressed in their Madonna best at Macy’s between 10 AM and 11 AM for a chance to win a t-shirt signed by Madonna.
The celebration continues later that evening with a special appearance and live performance by actress and singer, Taylor Momsen!
Shoppers who make a $50 “Material Girl” purchase will have the opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Taylor.
WHEN & WHERE:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
10AM – Launch of Material Girl Collection
5PM – Taylor Momsen Appearance
MACY’S HERALD SQUARE – Juniors on 4
It must have been a little nerve racking being directed in a fashion shoot by the Queen of Pop.
But for Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen, the new face of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes' Material Girl clothing line, it all seemed a bit of a breeze.
And in typical fashion, Madonna took charge of the Manhattan shoot, taking photos herself and directing Taylor on how to pose for the snaps.
Madonna's 13-year-old daughter Lourdes, nicknamed Lola, was also on hand to help out.
'Lola was here all day and she helped style the shoot and I worked with her to put the outfits together. She's a sweetheart,' said Taylor, who plays Jenny Humphrey on the U.S. TV series.
Madonna, who was dressed all in black, was taking a break from directing her first feature film W.E. about the life of Wallis Simpson which has begun shooting in London.
'I'm psyched to be the face of Material Girl,' said Taylor, who is currently taking a break from Gossip Girl to tour with her band The Pretty Reckless.
'It's awesome. For one, it's Madonna so it's gonna be cool and it's really an awesome experience so far.
'She's very down to earth for all her success so it was good to see that.'
Taylor also called Madonna a 'cool mom' after working with her on the shoot.
'I was ecstatic to be asked. It's such an honour,' Taylor told Women's Wear Daily.
'It's Madonna. I was kind of shocked. She's amazing. She was very down to earth.
'It was nice to see after all her success, she's still very grounded.
'She definitely has a vision and was very hands-on. It was really easy working with her.
'She's very comfortable to be around — very professional but a lot of fun.'
Taylor revealed her favourite pieces from the collection, which is aimed at young girls, are 'all the bandeaus.'
The Material Girl brand will debut next month at Macy's in New York.
It will then be available in Macy's stores across the U.S.
The collection consists of clothes, footwear, handbags, jewellery and accessories.
The 51-year-old recently revealed that she decided to partner up with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes on their Material Girl collection because she wanted to be sure what was 'cool' in fashion and what wasn't.
She told USA Today: 'Since I have a few careers going I decided I wasn't going to get into designing this line myself.
'No question, Lola seemed the perfect choice. She is really doing most of the work. She shows me things and I go 'that's cool' or 'that's not cool'.
We both go to business meetings. We exchange ideas, talk things out and even disagree about things, though rarely.'
Maybe it's just as well Madonna is taking more of a designing backseat as she's certainly been making some questionable fashion choices recently.
Last weekend she was spotted leaving Aura nightclub in the early hours of the morning wearing an oversized 80s style tracksuit, polka dot shirt and her favourite blue fedora.
Then at the beginning of this week she was sporting some super long black jogging bottoms, bunched up around her ankles, a black leather jacket and once again, her beloved hat.
Madonna is currently in London whilst she works on her directorial debut, W.E, which has been described as 'a two-tiered romantic drama'.
It focuses both on the affairs between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and by comparison a contemporary romance between a married woman, Wally Simpson, and a Russian security guard.
She refuses to let her previous foray into film - as an actress in the universally panned Swept Away - stop her from pursuing her ambitions
Actress and Musician, Taylor Momsen, to Appear in Fall Campaign
- Madonna, Lola and Taylor Momsen to Make Special Appearances at Macy's
NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MG Icon, the joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced its Fall 2010 marketing campaign for its newly created junior brand Material Girl, available exclusively at Macy's. The multi-media marketing campaign features actress and musician, Taylor Momsen, and will appear nationwide in print, cinema, outdoor, online and in-store. Momsen currently stars in The CW hit show,Gossip Girl and fronts the rock band, The Pretty Reckless.
Madonna stated, "Taylor has a cool sense of style that's unique and fits with the Material Girl look."
Taylor Momsen stated, "I'm psyched to be the face of Material Girl! For one, it's Madonna so you know it's gonna be cool and working with Madonna and Lola has been an unbelievable experience. They have such great sense of style, each brought their personal touch to the styling for the campaign." Momsen added, "A Material Girl can be anyone you want, it's all about making the style your own, that's what is cool about it."
The collection will launch exclusively in select 200 Macy's stores across the country and on www.macys.com on August 3rd for the back-to-school season. To support the launch, a national advertising campaign will appear in August and September issues of fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines such as Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Nylon and Cosmopolitan amongst others, be heavily integrated online and appear in cinemas throughout the summer. The fall campaign follows a highly successful teaser campaign asking the question, "Who's That Girl?" Taylor was recently revealed as the celebrity muse chosen by Madonna and Lola. The campaign was shot on the streets of Brooklyn, New York by famed photographer, Tom Munro.
To celebrate the launch of Material Girl on August 3rd, Taylor Momsen will make a special appearance at Macy's Herald Square in New York and perform live. Lucky consumers and fans will be able to watch the acoustic performance in the junior department on the 4th floor and take photos with Momsen from 5-7 p.m. Additionally, select Macy's stores across the country will host Madonna-esque in-store events to engage loyal fans and fashionistas nationwide.
Madonna and Lola, who are very involved creatively in the Material Girl brand, will make a special appearance at Macy's Herald Square to celebrate the launch on September 22nd. In addition, Lola meets regularly with the design teams to work on the collection and blogs frequently about her experiences on "Material World, a fashion blog for the Material Girl." Visithttp://blog.materialgirlcollection.com to read Lola's entries.
Dari Marder, chief marketing officer, Iconix Brand Group, Inc., commented, "Taylor is a Material Girl, she has the ability to carry off numerous looks- edgy, rocker, flirty - which is exactly what the brand represents. It's all about expressing your own individual style." Marder added, "Madonna and Lola were very involved in the creative process, from choosing Taylor and suggesting photographers, to attending the photo shoot and working closely together on set, ensuring the looks were styled perfectly."
Martine Reardon, executive vice president of marketing, Macy's, stated, "The star power of this line-up is remarkable -- fashion designed with Madonna and Lola, a trend-setting celebrity like Taylor as the muse, and an iconic brand like Macy's as the exclusive retailer. The 'Material Girl' teaser campaign has created great buzz about the launch of this brand, and we are excited to unveil the full effort as we gear up for the official launch on August 3rd."
The Material Girl collection is designed in collaboration with Madonna and her daughter Lola, along with Iconix Brand Group's in-house fashion department.
About Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R) RAMPAGE (R) MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R) OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R) ROCA WEAR(R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) andWAVERLY (R). In addition, Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), ZOO YORK (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM), and PEANUTS (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and around the world. Iconix, through its in-house advertising, promotion and public relations agency, markets its brands to continually drive greater consumer awareness and equity.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at www.macys.com/pressroom.
Madonna, a multi-Grammy winning artist, cultural icon, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, director, producer, documentarian, children's book author, video visionary and humanitarian has sold over 200 million albums in the course of her unparalleled career in the entertainment business. Her recent "Sticky and Sweet" Tour was the most successful concert tour by a solo artist in history.
Madonna is so obsessed with her diet she hires her own private chef to cook her macrobiotic meals when she flies.
Madonna flies with a private chef to cook her macrobiotic meals in the air.
The singer is so committed to her strict diet she buys her chef a seat on the plane so they can make her personalised in-flight food.
On a recent Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London, the 51-year-old reportedly splashed out thousands on bringing her own chef with her and booked up an entire aisle in upper class for her entourage.
A source on board the flight told the Daily Star newspaper: "The cabin crew were given a dossier on rules and requirements.
"They weren't allowed to walk down her aisle or ask her any questions, they had to go through her assistants. It was ridiculous. She took over the whole plane."
Madonna is so obsessed with following the macrobiotic diet she regularly tries to convert others to the eating plan, including her boyfriend.
Brazilian model Jesus Luz, 23, adopted the diet - which is mainly comprised of vegetables and fish and doesn't allow you to consume any dairy, sugary treats or processed foods - last year to please his lover.link
NEW YORK, N.Y. --
Madonna and daughter Lourdes "Lola" Leon recently launched their clothing line – Material Girl – and the face of the brand, "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen, said the pair are very hands on.
"Lola was here all day and she helped style the shoot and I worked with her to put the outfits together. She's a sweetheart," Taylor said for an interview with Material Girl Clothing. "Madonna came a little bit later and she's totally awesome. She's very down to earth for all her success so that was… it was good to see that."
Taylor revealed that Madonna even leant her hand to the styling of the clothing shoot.
"Madonna totally came in and intervened and re-did everything and positioned everything and put it into her own vibe," Taylor said. " I think we [have] a very good working relationship… I think it went well."
The actress, who is taking a break from "Gossip Girl" while she tours with her band, The Pretty Reckless, said fronting the brand, available next month at Macy's, is something she is thrilled to do.
"I'm psyched to be the face of Material Girl," Taylor said. "It's awesome. For one, it's Madonna so it's gonna be cool and it's really an awesome experience so far. We just finished shooting and the clothes are awesome."
Taylor revealed her favorite pieces from the collection are "all the bandeaus."
Fans will get a chance to see the wears next month.
"There's an event for the launch and unveiling of Material Girl on August 3 at Macy's in New York City, so that's gonna be very exciting," Taylor said. "It's the first time that anyone's going to ever see the line. It'll be great."access hollywood
London, July 27: It seems Madonna loves Britain even after splitting with her husband Guy Ritchie, and that's why she's directing her new flick 'W.E.
The pop diva lived in England during her marriage to Guy Ritchie, 41, but moved back to New York when they divorced in 2008.
"Guy says she talks about their home in Wiltshire, the kids and their friends in London. She seems nostalgic for her old life," the Daily Star quoted an inside source as saying.
"She had built up a big circle of friends and fell in love with London.
"She'll always love New York but she feels more at ease in London. What it comes down to is that Madonna just feels quite alone. The person she spends most time with is her daughter Lourdes but she's desperate for more adult company," added the insider.
According to the source, location is one of the main reasons she chose to direct her movie in London.
"She is really enjoying directing her new film and feels like she is back home," said the source.
"Lourdes has a cameo in the film so she gets to work with family and friends. And she's always talking about the places she likes to visit when she's in London."
"At the end of the day, this is where she wants to be," the insider added.
Reports of a music festival featuring Madonna in Malawi are false, the performer said on her web site, Raising Malawi.
Celebrity gossip blog Perez Hilton reported on the show this morning, based on a source at the organization. It now appears as if Perez Hilton was misled.
Madonna's organization posted the following statement on her site:
This past weekend, reports circulated regarding a Raising Malawi benefit concert in Blantyre, Malawi. These reports are entirely false; Raising Malawi and Madonna have no plans to host such an event.
To learn how you can support the work of Raising Malawi, please visit here.
The show was said to be featuring Bono and be in the style of Bob Geldof's "Live Aid" event of 1985.link
Mind you don't trip! Madonna steps out in too-long trousers (and her favourite trilby hat) on movie set
She's only 5ft 4in but Madonna seems to be under the impression she is a LOT taller.
The 51-year-old singer stepped out in trousers that appeared to be far too long for her as she filmed scenes for her new movie W.E in Trafalgar Square's Club Quarters yesterday.
Teaming her super-long black jogging bottoms with a leather jacket and her favourite trilby hat, Madonna looked decidedly unglamorous as she left the set for the day.
Careful Madge! Madonna walks down the stairs in her too-long trousers as she leaves Trafalgar Square's Club Quarters yesterday
Casual: The 51-year-old teamed the black jogging bottoms with a black leather jacket, her favourite trilby hat and a pair of black pumps
She may have been able to pull off the long trousers look if she had been wearing heels, but in her flat black pumps the excess material trailed on the ground.
Perhaps Madonna should have considered visiting a tailor to take up the trousers before their debut outing.
The singer said recently that the reason she decided to collaborate with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes on their Material Girl collection because she wanted to be certain what was 'cool' in fashion, and what wasn't.
She told USA Today: 'Since I have a few careers going, I decided that I wasn't going to get into designing this line by myself.
'No question, Lola seemed the perfect choice. She is really doing most of the work. She shows me things and I go "that's cool" or "that's not cool."
'We both go to business meetings. We exchange ideas, talk things out and even disagree about some things, though rarely.'
Rollin' with the homies: Madonna stepped out in a navy Adidas tracksuit as she threw a surprise party for her entourage in London at the weekend
At the weekend, Madonna wore an oversized navy 80s-style Adidas tracksuit, her favourite blue hat and polka dot navy and white shirt as she held a surprise party for her singers and dancers in London.
In keeping with her sporty theme she matched the outfit with white trainers.
But despite her misguided attempt at youthful dressing, Madonna had no trouble when it came to keeping up with her younger friends.
She partied at Aura club in the capital until 3am, when she looked slightly worse for wear as she was driven home.
Madonna is making her directorial debut with W.E, which has been described as a 'two-tiered romantic drama.'
Home time: Madonna appeared weary after partying with her dancers until 3am
It focuses both on the affairs between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and by comparison a contemporary romance between a married woman, Wally Simpson, and a Russian security guard.
She refuses to let her previous foray into film - as an actress in the universally panned Swept Away - stop her from pursuing her ambitions.
She also doesn't appear bothered to be stepping on ex-husband Guy Ritchie's home turf - he has previously filmed in London for several of his movies.
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