1.31.2012

USA TODAY: Madonna the director examines the royal 'W.E.

NEW YORK -- Very little sneaks past Madonna.

Details are important to me. The rugs, the lampshades, the jewelry, the one hair out of place. Little things like that drive me bonkers, if they're not just right," says the entertainer and first-time feature film director with a laugh.

Her penchant for perfectionism reveals itself promptly at the start of an interview in a swank Waldorf-Astoria room when symphonic notes begin clamoring out of hidden speakers. They're loud, discordant and distracting. And Madonna, looking around for the source, is miffed.

"We should turn the classical music off. It just came on. I'm sure there's a button somewhere," she says, as she surveys the ornate interior, where no such buttons are apparent. "This is apparently their suite, where they stayed."

The "they" in question are the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, also known as Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson. He was King Edward VIII of England when he fell in love with the married American socialite and ultimately abdicated the throne to be with her. Their odd yet resonant love story is the subject of Madonna's film directorial debut, W.E., in theaters Friday, which tells the parallel sagas of Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and Wally (Abbie Cornish), a modern-day New Yorker frozen in a rigid marriage and obsessed with the Windsors. The title of the film refers to the couple's initials and their nickname for one another.

W.E. just earned an Oscar nod for costume design, and Madonna won a Golden Globe for best original song in January (much to the public displeasure of Elton John). The film aside, there's a lot of Madonna coming up.

She's performing at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. On March 24, her 14th studio album, MDNA, comes out on Interscope Records; the first single, Give Me All Your Luvin', is out on Friday.

"It's fun. It sounds different. It was nice to get away from the film and do something visceral and write songs and play the guitar," she says of the new release.

Expectations are high for MDNA, says Keith Caulfield, associate charts director atBillboard, and it's getting the most high-profile promotional platform on Sunday.

"She's headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. She has mass appeal," he says. "I suspect it's going to do well, but how well is still up in the air."

Between prepping for the show, promoting her film and working on her music, Madonna, 53, is raising her four kids, high school drama major Lourdes, 15, Rocco, 11, David and Mercy, both 5, in New York City. "A lot is happening. It wasn't planned that way but it turned out that way," she sums up.

In person, Madonna is crisp, thorough and businesslike, immaculately attired in a draped blue dress accessorized with fingerless leather Chanel gloves. There's no repartee. No pervasive need to be liked and no pretense of faux friendship. Just succinct, exacting answers, with tiny flashes of humor. On one of the things she has in common with Wallis Simpson: "She liked nice clothes, and I can relate to that."

Madonna the director sounds a lot like Madonna the person. "She is passionate, utterly prepared, tenacious, pragmatic, inspiring," says Riseborough. "Working with her was a wonderfully fulfilling experience."

That's because W.E. is truly Madonna's labor of love. She began researching the British royals when she lived in England with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie. She felt like an outsider in London, missing the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, for example, and she immersed herself in history to learn more about her new home. She started with Henry VIII and his six misbegotten wives, and read on through Wallis and Edward, whose story captivated her because of "the idea that someone in this very powerful position would give up the throne for love. I don't think that that happened very often, certainly not in the monarchies of England. I was very intrigued by that," she says.

And she had a clear vision for the two worlds she wanted to present onscreen.

"The great thing about Madonna is that she invites people to collaborate with her. She's not a micro-manager. She's very clear about direction but she's a true collaborator," says W.E. costume designer Arianne Phillips, who has known and worked with Madonna for 15 years. "She raises the bar because she has an aesthetic language that is uncompromised. We were creating this rarefied world of the duke and duchess, as well as the world of Park Avenue and Sotheby's and society New York. She knows those worlds."

Madonna immersed herself in Wallis Simpson's story, studying her mannerisms, style and diction with her typical attention to detail. In the film, Simpson emerges as a pragmatic, tragic figure, largely a victim of circumstance.

"When I first read about her, I thought she was clever and witty, and quite ambitious and calculating. And when I started to investigate and read, she seemed sort of like a trapped animal in many respects, quite fragile, in a lot of pain. She made the best of all her situations. She's been grossly misunderstood," she says.

Madonna had no intention of ever appearing onscreen, quipping that she looks nothing like Simpson. Films have beckoned to Madonna for years. Her forays into acting have been a mixed bag: duds like Swept Away and The Next Best Thing, as well as a charming turn in A League of Their Own and her Golden Globe-winning performance as Eva Peron in 1996's Evita. Since its debut in Venice last year, W.E. has divided critics and earned some unkind feedback, none of which Madonna says she's seen.

"I haven't read any of the reviews, so I don't know the nature of what people are saying specifically. I think yes, I'm gauged with a different measuring stick than an anonymous person would be. That goes with the territory," says Madonna. "The subject matter touches a nerve with people. I deal with relationships and I investigate the inner life of a woman, which isn't really dealt with in film very often."

Madonna co-wrote the screenplay, spending two years refining it. She connected to the dual stories of the protagonists, plus the cult of celebrity that surrounded Simpson.

"I see elements of myself in both of them. The girl who's dreaming about what it must feel like to be loved like that and having a bit of a naïve point of view," she says. "And then there's the Wallis Simpson character, who's dealt a series of challenging blows and has to deal with life and get on with it. She's quite practical about it. She says what she means and she means what she says and I can relate to that, for sure."

Given Madonna's romantic past, which includes marriages to Sean Penn and Ritchie, and relationships with Alex Rodriguez and her current one with a younger man, dancer Brahim Zaibat, what does Madonna think of the concept of all-encompassing love? Is it out there or a creation of Hollywood's romance machine?

"I think true love is really unconditional love. It's something one has to work towards. You have to come to an understanding that nobody's perfect. You have to learn to live with people's imperfections. You have to learn the art of negotiation. True love, it exists, but it doesn't exist in that fairy tale way," she says.

Madonna's life, she'll tell you, isn't quite as mythical and fabulous as you'd think. Because she's a single parent, Madonna says she's tough and often the bad cop with her kids. She works, a lot. Goes to the Kabbalah Centre. On rare mornings when she's feeling particularly self-indulgent, she'll hit the sack for a bit after her kids are out the door. On the weekends, she rides her horses in Long Island. And when she really wants to focus on her family, she puts away her BlackBerry, which is presently sitting on the table across from her.

"I have an office in my house, so I'm in my house and around my kids as much as possible. My work process is non-stop all day long," she says. "When I wake up in the morning, after the kids go to school, if I don't go back to sleep, I go to my office. I'm working until I have to leave. When I come back, I have dinner with my kids and put them to bed and then go back to my office."

Could Madonna imagine ever riding off into the proverbial sunset?

The question elicits an enigmatic smile.

"I fantasize about it, yeah. But I've never done it. Even if I say I'm going to take the day off, there's something hanging over me. I try to make periods of time for myself where I'm really not working and being with my family," she says. "And I fantasize when I pass my bed in the middle of the day and the sun is streaming through the window — I wonder what it would be like to lay on my bed in the middle of the day and watch a film and not feel any pressure."

Madonna grins, fleetingly. "I think I'll try it one day. I think I might like it."

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MTV: Madonna Unveils Colorful MDNA Cover Art

Funky cover, which features Madge with bright red lips, reflects 'high-energy' vibe of the album.

Madonna may have gone stripped down and black-and-white for her "Give Me All Your Luvin' " single art, but for her MDNA album cover, she's on the other end of the color spectrum.

A nod to her love of all things colorful and disco, the singer is truly expressing herself in the glamorous, deconstructed photograph full of bouncing colors. In the photo, Madge cocks her head up, her curly hair pulled back. She's wearing lots of mascara, bright red lipstick, a choker and a silky bright pink top. The photo has some kind of broken mirror filter over it, giving it a funky, dance-queen vibe. She dropped the art on her Facebook page.

Madonna recently described MDNA as "high-energy" and this particular visual certainly fits that vibe.

Madonna releases "Give Me", the first single off the album, on Friday, along with the video. She's set to take the stage at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

In a photo posted on TMZ.com, Madge's halftime stage features a series of lights that spell out "Vogue" set into the floor. She's rumored to be performing the 1990 song at the show. The stage setup also includes bleachers, which may have something to do with the fact that the performance may have a cheerleader theme.

Madonna is also rumored to be taking the stage with Cee Lo Green and LMFAO as well as her "Give Me" pals, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., the latter of whom opened up about taking the stage with Madonna in a recent interview.

"I'm gonna be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj ... If you're gonna go to the Super Bowl, you might as well go with America's biggest female icons," M.I.A. explained. "As musicians, we're two women and we represent two opposite sides of the world. If we can come together on a piece of music or something like the Super Bowl, I feel like that's actually a cool thing to see this year because it's getting silly out there."


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MARKUS LUPFER has a new fan in Madonna no less. The singer and style icon chose to wear his spring/summer 2012 intarsia star jumper for the cover of her new single, Give Me All Your Luvin'.

"It's a star for a star!" he joked. "I think she looks amazing! I was so excited to see it."

The British designer sent the star's stylist a selection of items from his latest collection, before the singer eventually singled the knit out. Although Lupfer sadly didn't get to meet Madonna, she couldn't have given her endorsement to a more appreciative recipient.

"Yes, I am a fan - I grew up listening to her music and we have it on in the Studio a lot," he told us. "Lucky Star is my favourite - I love that one!"

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Madonna Unveils 'MDNA,' Says Her Kids Are Rough Critics

Madonna is set to take what might very well be the biggest stage in the world for a performer — halftime at the Super Bowl — and she's not sitting around doing nothing (or promoting nothing) in the days leading up to her huge gig.
Early Tuesday morning, the Material Girl unveiled the artwork to her new album MDNA on Facebook with no other message other than the album title. The visual shows an '80s-styled Madge in somewhat of a cut circus mirror pattern with lots of radiant colors. Madonna also was on the promotional trail, hitting Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday to talk about her upcoming performance, the album, and also her latest directorial debut, W.E.
"You've heard of this drug that produces euphoric feelings of love, MDMA …" Madonna said to Leno, explaining the wordplay of the title.
She also discussed how her kids listen to her music … and are often her harshest critics.


"They tell me what the like and don't like … No tact, whatsoever. 'Mom get that song off!' It's a little hurtful, but they are honest."


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1.30.2012

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M.i.a confirms appearance at Super Bowl

Throw your pom poms in the air! M.I.A. finally confirmed what we all pretty much knew already — the "Bad Girls" singer revealed to BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe that she will, indeed, be performing "Gimme All Your Luvin'" with Madonna and Nicki Minaj at Super Bowl XLVI.

"Yes, I'm going to the Super Bowl," Maya said during her first interview in months. "Actually I've never been to the Super Bowl, so it's my first time. I'm going to be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj. If you're gonna go to the Super Bowl, you might as well go there with America's biggest female icons."

During her interview, Maya touched on why she wanted to work with the Queen of Pop. "As musicians, we're two women and we represent two opposite sides of the world. If we can come together on a piece of music or something like the Super Bowl, I feel like that's actually a cool thing to see this year because it's getting silly out there."

(Silly? What could she mean? Our first guess would be this, but since she and Nicki are pretty tight nowadays, maybe not.)

"[Madonna] is the original," she says. "If you're gonna support someone, that's a pretty dope achievement. I'm sure my mum is gonna be way [more] into that than me putting [debut single] 'Galang' out."

After she performs at the Super Bowl, the "XXXO" artist is focusing on completing her album. "I want it to be a summer thing 'cause it's a summer record. As soon as I finish the Super Bowl, I've gotta do another couple of weeks with European producers."

In addition to her halftime performance, M.I.A. will appear (in cheerleader/jock garb, no less) in the video for Madonna's lead MDNA single "Gimme All Your Luvin'", which premieres Friday. Apreview will air on American Idol this Thursday.



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2. "Sooner or Later," The 63rd Academy Awards (1991)



 

Perhaps a surprising entry on this list is Madonna's performance of the Oscar-winning song "Sooner or Later" on the 1991 Academy Awards. The tune is from her 1990 film "Dick Tracy," was won composer Stephen Sondheim the Oscar for best original song. Often noted by fans as one of her best vocal performances, Madonna was in full-Marilyn Monroe mode here, vamping and va-va-vooming her way through the belty number.

 


1. "Express Yourself," MTV Video Music Awards (1989)



Where to begin? The light-up stairs! The bustiers! The running-man! The crotch-grab! With only two backing dancer/singers (longtime cohorts Niki Haris and Donna Delory), Madonna showed that you didn't need pyrotechnics and an armada of dancers to heat up a TV stage. (Watch for the 4:15 mark, where Madonna gives us our first taste of her vogueing -- months before she released her smash single "Vogue."




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Madonna Talks About Her Upcoming Super Bowl Performance

Madonna Talks About Her Upcoming Super Bowl Performance
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Madonna was recently interviewed about her film W.E. when the conversation turned to her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Here are some highlights of that interview.

On having not planned for the fragrance, tour, album, movie and Super Bowl show to happen around the same time: "No, everything kind of converged in a bottleneck. I was always planning on making a record when I finished my film but I ended up finishing my film much later than I had expected so, because I had already scheduled time with all the producers and writers for my record, I had to multitask and work on my record at the same time I was finishing my film. And then somehow it worked out that the record was being finished right around the time the movie was coming out. Then I got talked into doing the Super Bowl."

On being a perfectionist: "I want to do everything really well. I kept saying to my manager, "I don't want to do the Super Bowl unless I can really give it my all, and really focus all my attention on it." And he said, "Don't worry! There won't be any problems. You'll be able to concentrate just on the Super Bowl." Now of course my movie is coming out during the Super Bowl so it's a little bit nerve-racking."

On rehearsing for the Super Bowl: "It's not an easy show to do because you have such a short period of time to set the stage up. And you're performing in the round so you can't direct anything that walks off anybody's sight line. You have eight minutes to put your stage together, 12 minutes to do the show and seven minutes to take it down."


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THE DAILY BEAST: Madonna on Lady Gaga, 'W.E.,' Her New Album

Who else but Madonna can identify with scorned royalty? Trying her hand as director of a lush period piece, she is candid about everything from Lady Gaga to her wayward marriage.


Madonna would rather not waste time with the pleasantries and nonsense of another junket interview. She is sitting on a sofa in a posh midtown Manhattan hotel, wearing a blue silk dress and fingerless black leather gloves, and she has just been asked, perhaps for the 50th time today, how she began making her upcoming movie.


"Not that question," she says, putting her head in her hands. "Anything but that question. Ask me what you really want to know."

It's not exactly what you expect someone will say to you two minutes into a conversation, but there's also something refreshing about her bluntness, her impatience, what Liz Smith calls her "lack of concern with being loved by people." One of the interesting things about Madonna is that although she has been offending people throughout her entire career, she seems incapable of being offended by anything—except stuff that bores her.

In February she is releasing W.E., the second movie she has written and directed. The film centers on a modern-day woman named Wally Winthrop, who's stuck in a preternaturally unhappy marriage and finds escape in the story of Wallis Simpson, the diva-licious divorcée from Baltimore who stole the heart of King Edward VIII, leading him to abdicate the throne so he could marry her. "How could any man love a woman so much he'd do that?" Winthrop wonders, only to realize over the course of the film that the great love story may not have been so great after all. Wallis and her ex-king were forced out of England. They regret everything. Simpson finds, much to her surprise, that being an appendage isn't exactly a privilege.

It is the first major piece of work Her Madgesty has released since her 2008 divorce from filmmaker Guy Ritchie. She doesn't wince or get oversensitive when asked whether this was on her mind when she made the film.
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"I'd been married 10 years when I started writing it," Madonna, 53, says. "And I was certainly asking a kind of existential question that I think people ask when they've been married that long: what is the perfect love? Because when you start off, everything's great and lovely, and the person you've married is flawless, and you're flawless. Then time goes by, and you share a life, you have children, and there are cracks in the veneer. It's not as romantic as it used to be. You think, 'This isn't what I thought it was going to be,' and 'How much am I willing to sacrifice?'"

At the same time, she says, "when you get to the end of the movie, I think it's very clear they really loved each other, and that I am a romantic and that I do believe in true love."

So here we are on the cusp of Madonna's latest reinvention, but the truth is that it's not really a reinvention at all. W.E. is just another opportunity to explore the kinds of questions that have consumed her for the last decade and a half, an era in which she's transformed into a Kabbalah-devotee mom of four who is more likely to spend her day off at a Maurizio Cattelan retrospective than at an afterhours club. Madonna is still obsessed with sex, power, and fame, only now she's approaching those topics from a slightly different vantage point.

For one thing, she makes it very clear that she relates to Simpson, a woman she believes was "misunderstood on a global scale." (Insert irony here.) Also, the film is about a question near and dear to her celebrity heart: is love ever worth more than power? Moreover, the duchess appeals to Madonna's inner drag queen—her fascination with a particular subset of iconic women, from Marilyn Monroe to Marlene Dietrich to Eva Perón, whose eternal celebrity personas inhabit all manner of sexual territory.

"When I was making my Sex book," she says, "I wasn't thinking about my kids or the reaction they would have. Now I have children, so I have to think about how things like that would impact them."

Madonna being Madonna, of course, she sometimes forgets this. In December, while she was getting ready for a screening of her movie, her 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes, walked into the room and vetoed her mom's proposed outfit: a corset with fishnets and no pants. Madonna has since said that her daughter was right, but adds that she isn't about to enter a nunnery at this late date either: "I'm not going to let [being a parent] completely censor me. I say to my kids all the time, I'm an artist, this is what I do, this is what I've always done. And they need to learn to separate it."

Over the next few months, they may not have a choice. Two days after the movie comes out, Madonna will headline the Super Bowl halftime show, reportedly flanked by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Soon after, her new album, M.D.N.A., hits. (Since the title seems to be a pun on the abbreviation of ecstasy, her definition of self-censorship is perhaps a loose one.) Shortly afterward, she'll hit the road with a troupe of hundreds. Touring has become the bulk of Madonna's business (the last tour grossed $408 million, the most ever for a solo artist) since the music industry went belly up and consumers stopped buying records.

She's not ready to talk about specific plans for this go-round, but it's safe to assume that her ticket prices will continue to be astronomically expensive, Great Recession be damned. "So start saving your pennies now," she says, sounding annoyed that any-one would suggest these prices are prohibitive. "People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I'm worth it."

Of course, Madonna is aware that people are having a rough time. A few years ago she got filleted for saying the Big Apple had been more fun back in the day, before it was all taken over by hedge-fund types. "It kinda was," she says, unapologetic as ever. Consequently, she was "excited" by the Occupy Wall Street movement, for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright did a rendition of "Material Girl" at one of the early rallies. "I thought that was cool," she says, bringing the discussion back to her favorite subject: herself.

Gossip columnist Liz Smith, who's not afraid to be a rare unabashed supporter of Madonna in the press, says the entertainer's supreme self-absorption is part of her charm. She remembers once, around the time of Desperately Seeking Susan, Rosanna Arquette relaying something Madonna had allegedly said to her: "Wouldn't you give anything to be me for just 10 minutes?"

"It was the greatest self-realized ego-centric quote I've ever gotten," Smith says. "Her talent is running herself, it's not a God-given, singing-dancing talent. At that, she's not at the top of my list, but she's the greatest star. She goes her way the way Elizabeth Taylor did."

No wonder Madonna seems so un-ruffled when asked about Lady Gaga and "Born This Way," the No. 1 song that came out last year and that many critics thought resembled Madonna's 1989 smash "Express Yourself." "Of course I heard it," she says toward the end of our interview. "How could I not? I think it was on the radio a few times. I thought, 'This is a wonderful way to redo my song.' I recognized the chord changes, I thought it was ... interesting." And at this, she gives a little smile.
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New inside info on Madonnas performance

This has been posted on a Bruce Springsteen forum by someone who is apparently working the Halftime show doing the lighting:

 "Saw Madonna's set list. Open's with "Vogue" and closes with "Like a Prayer" with a huge choir. Worked at Lucas Oil Field today

 finishing the lighting there. Toured the Colts/Patriots locker room and the Giants room." and later added this "Been working till 3 

am the past few... days. Much to catch up on but will do most of it later. Madonna has already changed a few things. Her 

entrance is now the exit during "Like a Prayer." She will be brought in on a cart covered with huge feathers I believed carried by 

some of her gladiators, then make her grand appearance. The exit upstage is being changed again today because it has a small 

step she her her ankle and hamstring on last week at her personal rehearsals. It will now be completely flat when the lift brings 

her down to disappear. We hooked up many more lights on the cart and her ego riser midstage."  

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M.I.A. on Madonna

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Partial set list for Super Bowl confirmed

We know at least three of the songs Madonna will play at the Super Bowl. 
INDIANAPOLIS -- If you're like us, you've been wondering exactly what songs Madonna would play at halftime of the Super Bowl. Sure, there's been some chatter about the various numbers she'll drop, but nothing official. 

However, for our Sunday afternoon flight to Indy, we picked up a copy of the new NFL Magazine and three songs are confirmed by the league in a blurb about the Material Girl: "Give me All Your Luvin," "Ray of Light," and "Vogue."

"Though Madonna's set list was not officially announced at press time, fans might expect her to give all her luvvin', provide a ray of light and be in vogue with her music," the magazine reads. "The Super Bowl is almost a national holiday, after all."

Though we wholeheartedly agree about the holiday aspect of things, we're kind of unsure exactly what that has to do with Madonna playing a new single.

Whatever, we appreciate the NFL dropping some nuggets in the magazine, which was a pretty enjoyable read. Also, for those that hadn't noticed yet, Madonna's going to have the people from Circque du Soleil with her. That alone's worth the price of admission. 

Oh yeah, and if you can still get odds on what song Madonna's playing first, you might want to hustle up on that.

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Madonna reinvents herself as a megabrand


There's nothing quite like the experience of Madonna whispering in your ear.

So says Dari Marder, a Glen Cove resident and chief marketing officer of Iconix Brand Group. Marder is no stranger to celebrity -- she's worked with stars, from Britney Spears to Beyoncé to Sharon Stone. But in recent years, when Iconix developed the Material Girl line with Madonna and her daughter Lola, Marder found it took some effort to suppress a certain . . . giddiness.

"At a photo shoot, say, I have to be professional and process what she's saying, but I can't help but think, 'Madonna's whispering in my ear, ohmygodohmygodohmygod,' " Marder says.

Inevitably, Marder adds, Madonna's comments -- about the lighting, perhaps, or a model's body position -- are right on target. "It's often something nobody noticed, and makes all the difference," she says. "It's like she sees things through a different filter."

That Madonna has business savvy is hardly news, but what may surprise some is the fact that her marketing potential, as an international brand, seems stronger than ever. And her appearance in this Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show is just the start of a very big year.

Madonna's other ventures include a new film ("W./E.," about the love affair of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, which she directed and expands into theaters across the country this month), a new record (dropping later this year) and tour, plus her first fragrance (Truth or Dare by Madonna, created by Coty, to be sold exclusively at Macy's starting in April).

"Madonna is one of those celebrities people either love or don't," says industry analyst Marshal Cohen of NPD Group, a market-research firm based in Port Washington. "But even those who don't love her still love to hear what she's up to."

The new scent is the first product in a new Truth or Dare lifestyle brand, which will roll out footwear, accessories and intimates in September, hoping to capitalize on the success of Material Girl, the fast-fashion juniors label sold at Macy's.

"I have always been obsessed by fragrance," Madonna told Women's Wear Daily, and "wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me but that other people could relate to as well."

She decided to create a fragrance with notes of gardenia and tuberose, reminiscent of a scent worn by her mother. "My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume," Madonna explained. "I carry it with me everywhere."

If Madonna's new venture succeeds, she'll have reinvented herself. Again. This time, as a business titan.

"She's able to keep her finger on the pulse because she's very collaborative, working with people in different fields who impart a freshness to her work," says Marder. "I think that says a lot about her as a person."

"One of the ways Madonna has separated herself from other celebrities is her ability to keep in the forefront of trends that go beyond her specific talent," says Cohen. "She's best known as a singer, but she's gained recognition with acting, philanthropic endeavors . . . even adopting kids."

Truth or Dare, which will be more sophisticated than Material Girl, will target women in their 30s and 40s. It's supposed to resemble a glimpse in her closet.

"She's very, very, very involved," Marder insists. "She goes through racks of samples, very concerned about fit, especially in the intimates line."

Of course, that launch is still months away. Right now, Madonna has a half-time show to plan.

"Timing is everything in this business," Cohen notes. And with her new line launching soon after theSuper Bowl, he says, "her timing almost couldn't be any better."

Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity says it plans to build 10 schools, partners with buildOn - The Washington Post



"I have learned a great deal over the last few years and feel so much more confident that we can reach out goals to educate children in Malawi, especially young girls, in a much more efficient and practical way," she said. Madonna has adopted two children from Malawi.


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Per-order MDNA and get a bonus remix of Give Me All Your Loving'



iTunes will offer an exclusive global pre-order of an 18 track Deluxe Edition of MDNA including one exclusive remix from Madonna's new album.  The bonus remix will be available from Friday, February 3rd through Monday, February 6th only.  During this time period the album will be available for $9.99 and fans will also receive the digital single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" immediately. This single is also exclusive to iTunes during this limited time.   At launch, the offer can be found atwww.iTunes.com/Madonna.

Preview Madonnas new video on american idol 2/2



The video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'," directed by Megaforce, is football and cheerleader themed - inspired by her upcoming Super Bowl appearance. In an AMERICAN IDOL exclusive, Madonna will world preview the video for her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during IDOL Thursday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The full video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" will premiere on Madonna's YouTube channel on February 3rd at 9am EST/6am PSTwww.youtube.com/Madonna


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Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Channel Madonna in New Video

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Madonnas Truth or Dare Promotional Deal

Someone from Macys posted this image, I guess it will be posted soon when they start selling the perfume in April
This was printed on 1/27

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1.28.2012

Madonna on her new album, M.D.N.A.

"I've made a huge effort to try and not sound like everybody else on MDNA. I feel like all the records on the radio right now have a homogenized quality to them. I've made a huge effort to try and not sound like everybody else. The music that I've done with William (Orbit) is quite introspective, whereas Martin (Solveig)'s is more ironic and funny and upbeat. There's a really up aspect to it and a really fun aspect to it. I don't like to repeat myself. I'm a curious person who's interested in learning, and I like to take the road less traveled by. That's just my nature, so perhaps that leads me to subject matter or controversial or subversive waters. I don't know. It's not something that's intentional. I'm not calculating being subversive or trying to be ahead of people. I just work on things that interest me." Release date for first single
GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN '- feb 3rd

Madonnas tribute to French Film Star, Alain Delon


With Madonna in full swing promotion mode for her directorial debut 'W.E.,' it's no surprise that the diva has movies on the brain. Film is bleeding into her music, as she revealed that one of the songs on her forthcoming Interscope debut, 'M.D.N.A.,' is called 'Beautiful Killer.' The track is her ode to French actor Alain Delon.

Madge told the L.A. Times, "I've seen every movie Alain Delon's ever made. He's so charismatic." Oooh, is Madge crushing? Sounds like it. Perhaps she's trying to communicate with him via the vehicle of song so she can direct him in her next feature film?


Must See Film, starring Alain Delon, Purple Noon

The Material Girl, and the woman who single-handedly elevated and introduced the word "reductive" to pop culture earlier this month, also spoke about her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Madge knows she has less than 15 minutes to entertain the free world, since the Super Bowl is the most watched TV event of the year and attracts about a bazillion viewers.

"I have 12 minutes and 40 seconds to do something extravagant and exciting in the middle of something that's quite sacred to all of America," she said, acknowledging the pressure and the importance of her role as halftime entertainment. "No one's asked me to tone down my moves. They were curious about my costumes and the costumes of the dancers … they were very clear with us up front that they don't want nipples or anything like that, and I didn't have any intention of doing that, so I was like, 'OK, we're cool.'"

So don't be expecting Nipplegate Part II. She's not pulling a Justin and Janet, although we suspect that 15 years ago she might have had something like that up her shirt — er, sleeve!

Madge copped to anxiety about the big perf, simply because she's so freakin' Type A. She admitted, "I'm more nervous about this than most things I've done, simply because … it's not how I'm used to working. I'm a perfectionist. I like everything to be done just so, and I like to run things and run things and run things until people can do it with their eyes closed." Time to leap without looking, Madge.

While Madonna caused quite a stir in the media the past few weeks for her comments on Lady Gaga, saying it's obvious that the Mother Monster is influenced by her, Madge also has to deal with another youngster nipping at her heels: She has her work cut out for her by mothering a headstrong teenage girl.

"Sometimes, [Lourdes] will do certain things or say certain things and I'll feel like I'm looking in a mirror," Madonna said. "I'll get really irritated with her and then I'll stop and think, 'But that's what I used to do. Or that's what I do.' If I complain to my friends and say, 'Oh, she's so strong willed' or 'She's so opinionated,' they look at me and go, 'Well what did you expect?'"

What goes around comes around!

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