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Madonna News - January 2005

Which is the Greatest No.1 Single?

Classic Queen tune Bohemian Rhapsody has been crowned Britain’s greatest number one single ever in a new poll.
The song beat out offerings by Oasis, Kylie Minogue and Madonna to scoop the BBC Radio 1 honour yesterday following weeks of voting.
The survey was conducted to celebrate the 1,000th number one UK hit, which was achieved posthumously by Elvis Presley on 16 January.
source : contact music

To celebrate the 1000th number one single we asked you for your Greatest No.1.
We have a massive response with over 25,000 votes.
Here’s who you voted the Greatest…
1. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Iron Maiden – Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
3. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
4. Madonna – Like a Prayer
5. Madonna – Vogue
6. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
7. Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
8. Abba – Dancing Queen
9. Mariah Carey – Without You
10. John Lennon – Imagine
Madonna was the most voted for female artist with Like a Prayer at number 4, Vogue at number 5 and Music at number 21, as well as seven other songs receiving votes.
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More news about RT DVD

According to Warner Music Portugal, April 4 is still the tentative International release date for the DVD… it is still uncertain that this will be the final date, but most probably will.
source : drownedmadonna

Madonna Says No To The Office Role

Pop superstar Madonna has turned down an offer from British comic Ricky Gervais to appear in his new TV comedy Extras.
Gervais, who starred in and created cult show The Office, has already landed homegrown actors Jude Law and Kate Winslet, while Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Samuel L Jackson have also confirmed cameo appearances.
Each big name actor will be cast as themselves in their own episode of the new BBC comedy series, about film extras chasing their big break.
However, the Material Girl refuses to play herself and will only agree to appear in the show if a character is developed for her.
source : femalefirst

Dick Clark Released From Hospital

“American Bandstand” icon Dick Clark returned to his beachfront home Wednesday, more than seven weeks after what was described as a minor stroke. Clark, 75, was released from a Burbank hospital and will continue recuperating at his Malibu home, publicist Paul Shefrin said.
Clark was grateful for the many cards and letters he received during his hospital stay. “He was very touched by the outpouring of support, not only from the celebrity world but from the people on the streets of New York,” Shefrin said.
For the first time in 32 years, Clark was unable to host his “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show from Times Square. Daytime talk show host Regis Philbin stood in while Clark watched from his hospital bed. During the broadcast, fans on the street held up “Get Well Dick” signs.
Madonna, John Travolta, Janet Jackson and other celebrities were shown on videotape expressing best wishes. Shefrin wouldn’t discuss the impact of the stroke.
Clark produces the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Golden Globe Awards through his dick clark productions inc.
source : washingtonpost

Madonna paves the way to The Road To Stardom is thrilled to announce the date of Madonna’s appearance on Missy Elliott’s The Road to Stardom. You can watch Madonna giving advice to aspiring singers on Wednesday February 18, 2005 8PM ET/PT on UPN. Click for more information.

UK Re-Invention tour DVD release date

Reputable online DVD store (previously have just been given a release date of 04 April 2005 for the Re-Invention tour DVD in the UK.
source : madonnalicious

Icon Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 3

from : Iconers – You have been doing such a great job so far with these contests, that we decided it was time to make it a little harder . . . The front page has a new Classic Madonna Collection picture! Questions:
– Who took the picture and when?
– Which Madonna singles were released during the same period and that she both performed during the very same show?
– What was the name of this show and when was it broadcast for the first time?
Answer all of these questions correctly and you have a chance to win a Limited Edition Nobody Knows Me Book & an American Life Limited Edition CD with a poster inside & enhanced Cd with Madonna Extras!!!
Official Contest Rules
By entering or participating in the Icon Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 3 (the “Contest”) you agree to all of the following rules:
How to Enter: No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The Contest will be announced on the Madonna fan club web site. Members of the Madonna fan club may enter the Contest by clicking the online form or emailing their entries to Please include in the “subject” line of the email: “Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 3″ In the body of the email include your full name, address, and member ID #, along with the entry. Any error or omission in the information in the entry will void the entry. All non-members may enter by mailing a 3″ x 5” postcard containing the individual Contest name, which must be exact, your name, home address and telephone number or e-mail address and date of birth to Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 3 c/o Musictoday, P.O. Box 1873 Charlottesville, VA 22903. On the postcard please include your entry. Any error or omission in the information on the card will void the entry. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. If multiple entries are received from any person, only one entry can qualify to be chosen as a Winner. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to members of the Madonna Fan Club, who are US residents and 16 years of age or older. Residents from other countries may not be eligible dependant upon the governing laws of their jurisdictional residence. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Proof of age may be required. Employees and affiliates of Madonna and Musictoday, Inc. members of such affiliates’ immediate families or households are ineligible to participate in the Contest.
Prize Deadlines: All entries for the Contest must be received by midnight Eastern Time January 27, 2005. One (1) winner will be chosen by Madonna and/or Musictoday staff members and notified by January 31, 2005. The winner name will be posted on the Madonna fan club web site by January 31, 2005.
Winner Selection and Notification: The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. The decisions of Madonna and Musictoday are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Any attempted second entry shall be discarded and the entrant may be disqualified from the Contest at the discretion of Madonna and Musictoday. Entries are the property of Madonna and Musictoday and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by email. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received. Winners may be required to sign and return a release and affidavit before claiming prize, at the discretion of Madonna and Musictoday.
Prizes: One selected winner of the “Classic Madonna Collection Contest Part 3” contest will win a merchandise package featuring one(1) Limited Edition Nobody Knows Me Book, one(1) Limited Edition American Life CD. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $50.00. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. If the winner is unable to accept the prize for any reason, the winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.
General Conditions: The Contest is void where and to the extent prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws, including, without limitation, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In the event of non-compliance by any winner with the official rules of the Contest, an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes are non-transferable. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in a disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner may be selected. All prizes will be awarded. Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Madonna and Musictoday to use each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or other media, whether now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, in any manner it deems appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by it, without further compensation to the winner.
Releases: By participating, entrants agree that Madonna and Musictoday, and those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of the Contest and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion (hereinafter collectively called “Promoters”), shall not be liable for any claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, the Contest, including entry and participation in the Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. Promoters shall not be liable for entries that are delayed, lost, misdirected, misdelivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will not be eligible for the Contest. Promoters shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of any telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment or software; program malfunctions or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections; any errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to the computer of any entrant or any other person related to or resulting from downloading any part of the Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Madonna and Musictoday reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the proper administration or security of a Contest. Madonna and Musictoday reserve the right to modify the rules of the Contest in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is given. All taxes on any prize won are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes, which may be deemed applicable in such winner’s jurisdiction of residence. Each Contest shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. By participating in this contest, entrants agree that the state and federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and that venue for such litigation shall be only in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia, or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, or, at the election of Madonna or Musictoday, any dispute or claim of any kind will be resolved by binding arbitration, such arbitration to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia, and shall be held in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
Rules/Winners List: A list of winner’s names may be posted on the web of each drawing. To receive a copy of
these Official Rules or the list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Madonna Fan Club Contests- Winners List, P. O. Box 1873, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Specify “winners list” or “rules” on your request. WA and VT residents may omit return postage.