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Madonna News - September 2004

Madonna To Add Extra London Tour Dates ?

Madonna enjoyed playing at London’s Earls Court so much last month (August), she wants to return later this year for another three dates.
The Vogue superstar – who made $1.8 million for each concert she performed at the venue – was overwhelmed by the warm response she received in the capital, and hopes to treat British fans to some more shows next month (October).
A source says, “It’s still in the planning stages, but Madonna can’t wait to go back to Earl’s Court.”
“She’s hoping the shows will take place next month, we’re just waiting to get confirmation.”
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Madonna’s university challenge

There are a few challenges left for Madonna, and a university degree is one of them.
Having pretty much conquered the world of pop, Madge is now set to read Literature at Oxford University.
The Material Girl is to further her knowledge of British literary greats such as Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen, by studying for a Bachelor of Arts.
But undergraduates should not get too excited about sharing halls of residence with her, she will be doing the course from home.
A source says Madonna was always frustrated about having to sacrifice her education when her music career took off.
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WIFLFAG on a new compilation

Madonna’s song – What it feels like for a girl, remixed by Stephane Pompougnac is featured on his new compilation – Best Of Costes.

Best Of Costes

Madonna’s honeymoon invite

Despite the ‘are they or aren’t they married’ Britney Spears debate, Madonna has invited the happy couple to the UK for their honeymoon.
How sweet.
Why not come and play at my Wiltshire country estate and we can teach that young Kevin of yours how to eat with a knife and fork?
Or shoot birds?
Either way, we’ll have to sort out his wardrobe.
According to reports, Madge sent the couple a Kabbalah text as an engagement present.
Er, we’re not sure if it was a text message along the lines of, “You idiot! Hope you know what you’re doing?”, or an old Kabbalah text book.
Either way, Spears loved it.
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Time for calendars

The European version of Madonna’s official 2005 calendar is ready to reach stores.
The calendar licensed to Danilo is manufactured in the usual ISO A3 European format (approx 29.8 cm x 42 cm) and it’s not squared like the Us version as you can see in the image below.
Some little changes in the graphics were done to adjust the content to the new bigger format.

Madonna Official Calendar

source : madonnatribe

Madonna’s new song ?

DrownedMadonna can reveal that during some European rehearsals for the Tour, Madonna rehearsed a new song but she never actually put it in the show. Her management wanted her to do it for the DVD taping but Madonna didn’t want to waste it in the RIT DVD. The song is an electro-pop ballad. As for now it’s due in 2005.
…the song has been already recorded, and even if it is due in 2005, at this stage it’s too early to state that it will be THE new single, although insiders say that Madonna is strongly determined to have a Number 1 single again. Apparently the song was written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, produced by Guy Sigsworth and mixed by Stuart Price.
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Portugal DVD Chart

01 Drowned World Tour [2001]
16 Ciao Italia – Live From Italy [1987]
17 The Immaculate Collection [1990]
21 Live Down Under – The Girlie Show Tour [1993]
source : True Hectic (madonnaNATION Forum)

Madonna gets $10 million not to play

Madonna’s feeling highly insulted the CBS network has pulled the plug on broadcasting her Reinvention tour. The network didn’t like the anti-war propaganda, the gay content and the constant plugs for Kabbalah. But it’s not too bitter a pill for the Material Girl to swallow — she’ll still get a $10-million cancellation fee.
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Madonna high on the Holy Land

Madonna says she’s happy she made her kabala pilgrimage to Israel. Despite being dogged night and day by the media, she tells us in an e-mail, ”I felt very safe and very welcome… . From my perspective, (the trip) was a smashing success.”
She does allow that, though she tried to strike some poses for photogs as she visited holy sites, ”the paparazzi in Israel are the most volatile and ferocious I’ve ever witnessed… . (They) make the Italians look like pussycats.”
Madonna isn’t the only one who wants to visit Israel. New York Gov. George Pataki told new Israeli consul Arye Mekel that he wants to go back for another visit. (Pataki accompanied New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in 2002 for a 16-hour trip after a wave of terror there.)
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Movie gossip

Undettered by failures past, Madonna is apparently making a new movie, nd this one features a French Shih Tzu.
A Paris boulevardier told the Telegraph of London: “My friend was walking along with her little Shih Tzu, Ulysse, when she was stopped by a woman who said, ‘You’re going to think I’m mad, but your dog is exactly the one that Madonna wants for her new documentary.’ That weekend two members of Madonna’s band took Ulysse on a filmed tour of Paris, but they wouldn’t let on about the film, except that it’s due to premiere at Cannes next year.”

X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS in London

Steven Klein and Madonna’s X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS exhibition will be on show in London from 15-30 October at Scout gallery. The gallery sent this press release:
This collaborative project between Madonna and renowned New York photographer Steven Klein was based around the loose narrative of ‘a performer in her rehersal space where she creates and brings her ideas to life or death’. Scout will be screening the film and also showing editioned photographs not seen before in the UK that capture this idea of the creative process.
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