9.30.2011

Madonna doesnt fit in daughter's shoes

Lourdes Leon says it "sucks" for mother Madonna when she can't fit in her shoes.

Madonna and Lourdes launched clothing collection Material Girl last year, and it appears the pair's similar taste in fashion is even closer than first thought.

Lourdes has famously been seeking fashion inspiration from her mother's wardrobe for years, but it seems Madonna doesn't just influence her daughter's style. She shares her garb too.

Lourdes finds it funny when her mother fails to fit into her footwear though.

"My mom doesn't fit into my shoes, so sucks for her," she joked in an interview with People magazine. "She's like, 'Oh damn, this doesn't fit on my feet.' I'm like, 'Oh really? That's too bad!'"

Lourdes loves to take fashion advice from her mother. The pretty teen says they bounce their style ideas off each other.

"We sort of balance each other out. I feel like I could work on it, and she does the same for me," she said. "We both give each other fashion tips."

Lourdes and Madonna recently celebrated their fashion line's first birthday with Kelly Osbourne - the current face of the brand.

The collaboration between the three stars is a complimentary one. Both Lourdes and Kelly find inspiration in each other.

"Definitely Kelly, and my mom definitely inspires me," Lourdes revealed when asked about her style icons. "She's just crazy when it comes to her fashion sense," before Kelly agreed with the sentiment.

"I actually learned a lot from my mother and growing up watching Madonna," Kelly gushed.

"[Lourdes] and Madonna do everything and that really reflects in the styles you see coming down the catwalk … it makes me really proud as well, because the line just keeps getting better and better."

Lourdes is thrilled with the brand's growth. At the line's first birthday party at Macy's in New York recently, the star gushed about its success.

"It feels so great," she said. "I never thought it would get this big and it makes me really proud, and my mom is really proud, too."

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9.28.2011

Madonna out and about in NYC

Outside Sam Ashe music store in manhattan on sept 27

9.27.2011

Vote for Madonna to be featured on U.S. Postage stamp! (they've changed the rules!)

You can send your suggestions to the USPS via regular mail (Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, c/o Stamp Development, Room 3300, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260-3501) Twitter or Facebook. We've seen repeated mentions of a website for submissions but the announcement itself just links to the regular USPS site, which doesn't seem to have an easy way to submit suggestions or a suggestion-specific email address.

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Madonnas new album news!

Chicago reps for Universal Music Group claim Madonna is set to release her new album next spring. There is no album title yet, but one of the album's strongest tracks is said to be a song called "Trust," which was either co-written or co-produced with Sia. It is said to be like "Live to Tell," but ten times better.

Jim Steinman, one of the producers originally set for the album, is no longer on board. Instead, William Orbit and Jean Baptiste Kouame are producing a lion's share of the album. Madonna is also very involved and is writing and producing some tracks all by herself. Industry insiders see this album as a milestone for Madonna in the same degree "Like a Prayer" and "Ray of Light" were.

Madonna's 2012 tour is being planned as we speak and it will be different from previous tours. Jamie King, Madonna's long-time tour collaborator, will no longer be involved. Stay tuned for more information. 

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The Legendary Liza has high praise for Madonna, Gaga and & Charles Aznavour

There were photographers who wanted a picture of us together so she turned towards them and opened the front of her dressing gown. I immediately closed it. I laughed. She's into the Madonna thing: shock value. And it works. But the girl has a big talent.'

As for Madonna . . . 'I think she's terrific. When I'm chatting to her, she's just normal, the opposite of grand. We'll meet in a restaurant with friends. Or hang out at a party. She's always interesting and interested. She's smart as hell and keeps her eyes peeled. She misses nothing.'

She adds: 'Gaga and Madonna have realised the value of shock. But why not? You need to do anything you can in this business to get noticed. And they've both done it brilliantly. 'In a way, I started that with the Sally Bowles look, the cropped black hair, the lashes. It was a look that became important. It went round the world.'


'I try to live in the moment and appreciate everything as it happens'

Liza credits Charles Aznavour as being her biggest professional influence. 'The first time I saw him perform, I don't remember breathing for two hours,' she recalls. 'Every song was a story. The acting within each song was phenomenal, something I've tried to emulate.

'I never thought I sang that well. I still don't. My sister, Lorna [Luft], has a better voice than me. But I can act out what I'm singing and maybe that's what people respond to.'

Liza is firmly back in her groove. 'Are these good times?' she asks. 'Man, these are great times. I no longer trust as easily as I used to, but I've become more knowledgeable about picking the people around me.'



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9.26.2011

Madonna Biographic by Steve McGarry (2005) Photos from Steve McGarry (Steve McGarry) on Myspace

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Madonnas daughter will pick backing dancers on tour


MADONNA let her daughter pick the backing dancers for her tour.

The Hung Up hitmaker asked 15-year-old Lourdes to select the performers to go on the road with her in a talent show style contest at London's Pineapple Dance Studios, but upset some professionals who believed the 53-year-old singer would be judging.

"A lot of dancers were upset Madonna wasn't involved at the audition stage. But she knows Lourdes is more than capable of picking from the heats," a source said.

"Lourdes does routines every day in her mother's studios as well as taking classes. She can now do jazz, hip-hop, popping, contemporary and even tap. That's why she is qualified to judge who would be the best back-up dancers for her mum."

The performers created a one minute video of themselves dancing to Madonna's hit 'Celebration' and Lourdes will pick the best before her mother — who is currently recording new material due out for early 2012 — selects the final few who will join her.

Madonna also has three other children, Rocco, 11, Mercy, six, and five-year-old David.

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9.21.2011

UK Daily Mail covers Material Girl birthday at Macys

he is the face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes's fashion range Material Girl, and Kelly Osbourne dressed in a youthful biker girl ensemble to celebrate the line's first birthday.

Wearing a fitted black miniskirt that accentuated her curves, a black and white printed blouse, a leather jacket and black platform pumps 
Kelly, 26, walked a flirty pink runway with Lourdes in front of a crowd of admirers fans.

Lourdes, 14, was dressed in a yellow and white mini dress with red lipstick and her long, black hair hanging loose.


The party, held at a Macy's department store in New York City, included a runway show and an appearance by the Material mum herself.

Although Madonna, 53, left the hosting duties to Kelly and Lourdes.

While the line launched last year, Kelly took over the spokes model job in February, after Gossip Girl wild child Taylor Momsen, 18, proved slightly too edgy for the line.


In an interview Momsen described the Material Girl look as similar in style to that of a 'high-class hooker' and she was replaced a short time later.

When Kelly was named as her replacement, Madonna said: 'Kelly represents a true Material Girl. She is edgy, cool and has a unique sense of style that Lola and I love.'

The realilty TV personality was featured in a series of glossy ads shot in Manhattan's East Village neighbourhood.



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9.19.2011

Madonna and COTY, a done deal


Last time we reported the news that Madonna was in "serious talks" with Coty to develop her signature perfume. According to Lisa Tant of Flare magazine, the fragrance has already been nailed. Its name is Truth or Dare, taking its title from the documentary that depicted Madonna during her Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990. But you can also chooise to read in-between the lines as the documentary was called more boldly "In Bed with Madonna" outside of the US. And Tant got to take a first sniff of the perfume....

It's all about gardenias and tuberoses, babies. Plus musk. OK, it better smell like a different kind of gardenia-tuberose composition than what one might expect. This is borderline stereotypical, friends. It's sort of the big, obvious mother of white florals in America. Mariah Carey did one with Forever. It's a diva combo that could smell too much like Fracas 2.0.

Tant reported live from her Twitter account,

"Madonna spritzed her new scent, Truth or Dare, on my wrist. Took it out of her clutch & grabbed my wrist. Gardenia, tuberose, musk"

She then added, drawing a comparison to Madonna's latest movie about Wallis Simpson, W.E.,

"I told Madonna that her scent smells like the movie - fabulous, sexy & a little violent. She loved that. At The Bay in March."

The Truth or Dare franchise will include more than just perfume,

"Fragrance first in Madonna's new Truth or Dare collection. Then lingerie and accessories."

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Madonna heads to Kabbalah

Madonna heads to The Kabbalah Centre on Saturday (September 17) in New York City.

The 53-year-old entertainer arrived with her 14-year-old daughter Lourdes and boyfriend Brahim Zaibat.

Madonna recently shared that like Wallis Simpson in her new movie W.E., her attitude toward romance hasn't been as positive as it once was.

"When we were young, my sister and I would sit around and say we wanted to marry a cowboy poet. That was the ideal," she told the L.A. Times.

"And as soon as you have an ideal, the universe conspires to humiliate you. Like you might get that cowboy poet, but they're a raving lunatic," she added.

source: JUST JARED

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9.17.2011

Madonna reveals message of w.e.


Madonna Reveals the Message of 'W.E.'

Madonna heads to her car while holding a can of San Pellegrino limonata on Wednesday (September 14) in New York City.

The 53-year-old entertainer wore a black and white polka dot Adidas jacketfor her NYC outing.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics ofMadonna

Earlier this week, Madonna premiered her film W.E. at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Madonna gave her fans some very inspirational advice, which stems from her views of the film.

"The message of the film is to realize that in the end happiness lies in your own head and that we are in fact in charge of our destiny," she said to reporters (viaRollingStone).

Madonna narrates a royal tale of love

MIAMI, Florida – We left Toronto with a first-time experience – we finally got to interview Madonna. Dressed from head to toe in Yves Saint Laurent, her blonde hair a mass of curls, Madonna evoked Marilyn Monroe's old Hollywood glamour.

She arrived at the Park Hyatt with an entourage that included a publicist, stylists and bodyguards. At the end of the interview, when she had to pose for additional photos, Madonna balked at standing by a window with drapes open. The publicist instinctively drew the drapes but Madonna, ever the style-conscious maven, opened the drapes a little bit for dramatic effect.

Visual style is also one of the strengths of Madonna's second directorial work, "W.E.," which some critics slammed at the recent Venice International Film Festival. In Toronto, we saw for ourselves the Material Girl's film on a modern woman, Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), whose unhappy marriage is intercut with her fantasies of the famous love story of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). The film is weak on the script but it's not bad at all.

Madonna the filmmaker also deserves a lot of credit for drawing excellent performances from her cast, especially Abbie and Andrea. The latter is especially outstanding as the elegant American woman who inspired Edward to give up the throne.

Quick with a witty retort, Madonna made a passing quip about an incident in Venice in which a fan gave her hydrangeas. It turned out that the pop star "absolutely loathes hydrangeas," a quote she made, unaware that her microphone was live. She coquettishly held a fan which she did not open throughout the interview. Below are excerpts:

King Edward III gave up the throne to be with Wallis Simpson. What have you given up in the name of love?

When you love someone, you always find yourself making some kind of a sacrifice. That's the nature of love. I love my children very dearly. I have to make sacrifices for them on a regular basis.

What do you teach your daughter about the role of women and relationships?

As women, we look at relationships and we say, "Oh, this is the kind of man that your parents want you to be, your friends think you should be with, would approve of, etcetera." Maybe they look good in paper but they don't actually turn out to be right for you. So it's an important message for my daughter, at her age, to understand that we have to make our own decisions. We have to make our own way in life and cast off society's expectations of who you should be with.

I can imagine that a man would give up anything for you.

I wouldn't count on that. While I was researching this story, I asked myself the same question. Wow, what must it feel like to be loved that much only to find out at the end of the story that it was a great weight of responsibility on her shoulders.

Does that mean you know how it feels to be loved like that?

I know how it feels to be loved a lot but no one has ever given up his kingdom for me.

How do you deal with the high expectations some people have of you as a director?

I am not sure what expectations people have of me as a director, as I only made one film previous to this. You have more expectations of people when you've seen their works before and then you expect their new work to be as good as their previous work. People are more critical of me than, say, an anonymous director because I've been successful in other areas in my life. I do feel the pressure, yeah.

How did you get the permission of Mohamed Al-Fayed, who owns the former home of Edward and Wallis in the Bois de Boulogne?

I just knew he was the owner of the estate and he had auctioned off a majority of the estate. But he still owned the Bois de Boulogne and I wanted to not only film there but also to use his likeness in the film. So I needed to get his permission. I also knew he was in possession of many of the letters between the Duke and the Duchess. So I had many reasons to want to meet him. He was extremely generous and forthcoming.

As soon as I came into his office, he opened up books and pages of letters to let me look at. He didn't let me walk away with any of them. We had several meetings. He wanted to see the script. He wanted to know how he was portrayed so I had to give him the scenes that were written about him. And they met his approval (laughing). Then he gave me permission. I agreed to help him with the charity that his daughter was in charge of, a school for underprivileged and abused children in England. So it was a tradeoff. I helped him with his daughter's charity and he let me film in his house. I think that was fair trade.

How challenging was it to depict the grandness of the 1930s and keep it intimate at the same time?

Extremely hard. You want to have the authenticity of the period. You want to have the grand sweeping elements of the period to show the life of luxury that these people lived. But at the same time, if you keep it grand and sweeping the whole time, you don't get to know the characters, so you need to have intimacy with them as well. Having the combination of the two was important to me.

Did you consult Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie and showed them this film's script?

I never showed the script to Sean. I only talked to him about making the film. He's always been supportive of me as a creative person.

When I was writing, I did give the screenplay to Guy at a certain point. I also shared the concepts, stories and ideas with Guy because he was also interested in the story from a historical point of view. They never really gave me specific advice about telling this story but Guy would give me technical advice about cameras or using digital versus film or one cinematographer being better than another or one sound mixer being better than another.

Antonio Banderas was in the same seat as you are on now. Your "Truth or Dare" was mentioned and in that documentary, you said…

That I was dying to meet him, yeah. I used to have a terrible crush on him. It's true. I think he's taken.

How good is your support system?

I have a good support system in general. I have a great crew of people that I work with. The creative team that I was making this movie with me was extremely supportive. My children were extremely supportive of me and forgiving me of all of my absences. My friends and family – yeah, everybody was encouraging.

Have people tried to box you in?

People have opinions about what they think I should and shouldn't do but no, I've never felt someone say, "You cannot do this." When I moved to New York, I was a dancer. I've always been adventurous in a creative way. I never imagined for a minute that I was going to be a singer and a song-writer but I left myself open to experiences, auditions and meeting people. One thing led to the next.

I was open to things even though I was trained as a dancer. When somebody said, "Hey, why don't you try auditioning for this record producer or this musical?" I didn't say, "Oh no. I'm a dancer. I can't do that." I just said, "Why not?" So for me, moving from all of these things to making a film isn't really that big of a jump because it encompasses everything that I love.

You are also an actor. But now that you have directed your second film, do you think that you found your niche?

I prefer being a storyteller. As an actor, you are obviously an integral part of the film but it's not really your point of view. It's a mistake to think that I'm in control of everything even when I'm onstage and going on tour because, for instance, I can't control the weather or whether one of the dancers injures himself. There are all sorts of things that happen that I can't control.

One has to roll with the punches but it's always good to be as prepared as possible. Being a director means you have to learn how to deal with disappointments gracefully because every day, you hear the word "No" a thousand times. No, that can't happen. No, we don't have time for that. No, that's too expensive. So I'm trying to work with those kinds of restrictions. Being creative is a real challenge but I enjoy it.

The film shows Wally attending these high end auctions. When was the last time you were at an auction?

There was an auction of Tamara de Lempicka paintings about two years ago. I didn't get anything because they were too expensive.

What drives you crazy?

What drives me crazy besides hydrangeas? People who aren't prepared.

Can you talk about the filmmakers who inspired you, especially on this film?

I was inspired by various filmmakers for various reasons. I was inspired by Ingmar Bergman's film "Persona" because it's the story of two women who have this symbiotic relationship and, in many ways, they switch positions. By the end of the movie, you're not sure who's the crazy one and who isn't. The nature of their relationship was interesting to me.

I'm also a really big fan of Alain Resnais and his film, "Last Year at Marienbad." I loved his use of camera movement and filming in long tracking shots down hallways and mirrors. That film was cutting edge for its time. It broke a lot of rules about filmmaking. People really understand it. In fact, I watched a documentary about the film. All the actors would show up on the set every day. None of them even had a script but they were so in awe of the director that they were willing to just be there, wait and hear what he wanted them to do. I was fascinated by the fact that the actors were willing to take this risk and that he was willing to take that risk, too. He was a big inspiration.


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