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Madonna News - February 2006

Weinsteins to auction Hollywood Memorablia

Hollywood producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein are auctioning off thousands of props and wardrobe items from their most famous movies to raise money for charity.
The online auctions begin on Friday and will feature the dress Renee Zellweger wore in Chicago’s All That Jazz number, an outfit Madonna wore while delivering a singing telegram in Blue In The Face and Halloween killer Michael Myers’ mask from Halloween H20.
Also on the block will be movie memorabilia from Shakespear In Love, The Cider House Rules, Spy Kids, Frida and Chocolat.
The items will be listed on online auction sites and and proceeds will benefit the Weinstein’s Max Family Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

source : contactmusic

Madonna moves into the record books

Madonna has smashed the record to become the female artist with the most number-one singles in the UK charts.
Sorry, which hit the top spot yesterday, was the Queen of Pop’s 12th UK number-one single.
She makes history 20 years, seven months and one day since Into the Groove hit the spot in 1985.
Melanie C held the record with 11 number-one UK singles, including her Spice Girls hits.
Sorry, Madonna’s 60th UK hit, is the second track to be released from her latest album, Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Elvis Presley had 21 UK number-ones and The Beatles 17, holding the record for recording artist and band.

Madonna’s 12 number-one singles are:
Into The Groove, July 1985
Papa Don’t Preach, June 1986
True Blue, October 1986
La Isla Bonita, April 1987
Who’s That Girl, July 1987
Like A Prayer, March 1989
Vogue, April 1990
Frozen, March 1998
American Pie, March 2000
Music, September 2000
Hung Up, November 2005
Sorry, February 2006

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Stone slams Madonna’s Evita performance

Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone has dismissed Madonna’s performance in 1996 musical Evita as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a “hooker”.
The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making the EVA PERON biopic, admits he made his “biggest mistake” when he failed to see his ambition through.
And Stone was less than impressed when Alan Parker, who ended up directing Evita, cast pop queen Madonna in the title role.
He says, “The thing about Eva Peron was that she was a hooker and a saint.
“Madonna could do the hooker but not the saint.”
source : contactmusic

“Sorry” #1 in UK !

Singles :
01 (-) Madonna – Sorry
20 (16) Madonna – Hung Up

Albums :
11 (11) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Downloads :
02 (13) Madonna – Sorry
17 (19) Madonna – Hung Up

Airplay :
01 (01) Madonna – Sorry

Queen of pop Madonna stormed to the head of the singles charts on Sunday, registering her 12th British number one. Madonna”~s “Sorry” debuted in the top spot matching the success of her previous release “Hung Up,” the Official UK Charts Company said. / Reuters

Madonna has notched up her 12th number one single in the UK, with the track Sorry entering at the top of the chart. The achievement comes over 20 years after the singer’s first number one – Into The Groove – in 1985. / BBC

‘Sorry’ is the biggest seller this week ! Madonna has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart tonight with ‘Sorry’ (February 26). The Queen Of Pop shot straight into pole position despite a strong new entry from Corrine Bailey Rae at two with ‘Put Your Records On’ and Westlife at four with ‘Amazing’. / NME

Sorry – INS News Review

The second single from Confessions On A Dancefloor is an instant club classic. Layered with addictive beats by Stuart Price and a pumping bassline, Madge won’t be sorry about this release. And if you like this, just wait until you hear her next single release, Jump, which will have everyone bouncing this summer.
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New Madonna Megamix is available

If you’re a member of Icon, Madonna’s official Fan Club, be sure to check out the brand new megamix now available on Icon Radio, Madonna’s official online station! This new non stop mix features some fresh Sorry and Hung Up remixes as well as some older and rare remixes that were released for promotion only back in the day… Ready to dance? Just push the button!
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Madonna wins “The Sexiest Women” Award on 2006 NME Awards

NME Winners:
Best new band – Arctic Monkeys
Best video – The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
Best international band – The Strokes
Best TV show – Gonzo (MTV2)
Best solo artist – Kanye West
Philip Hall Radar award – Long Blondes
Best radio show – Zane Lowe (BBC Radio 1)
Best event – Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals
Best live band – Franz Ferdinand
Best music DVD – Live8
Best film – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
John Peel music innovation award – Gorillaz
Best track – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Best album – Employment – Kaiser Chiefs
Best British band – Arctic Monkeys
Godlike Genius award – Ian Brown
Best website –
Best venue – Brixton Academy
Hero of the year – Bob Geldof
Villain of the year – George Bush
Best dressed – Ricky Wilson
Worst dressed – Justin Hawkins
Worst album – Back To Bedlam – James Blunt
Worst band – Son of Dork
Sexiest man – Pete Doherty
Sexiest woman – Madonna

Madonna #1 on TRL !

“Sorry” was #1 on MTV Total Request Live today. Keep Madonna on top by voting at or call 1-800-342-5688 !

Madonna To Hit Small Venues For ‘Intimate’ Confessions Tour

Madonna plans to hit the clubs for her upcoming summer tour, because according to her tour director, it wouldn’t be the disco queen’s kind of dance floor if it wasn’t a bit confessional too.
“A typical Madonna show is quite produced,” said Jamie King, who has been the creative director who has been the creative director for Madonna’s last two tours. “She. “She likes things large, she likes things theatrical, but this time, being that [Confessions on a Dance Floor] is an intimate album, we want to try to make people have an intimate experience as well as a big produced theatrical experience. So look for us doing some small venues, some smaller venues.”
To achieve that intimacy, Madonna will have to be able to get close to everyone, so the tour is also going to be more interactive. “I would like to put her as close to her people her fans, her dancers, her fellow supporters as possible,” King said.
While that effect was achieved via the pit and the catwalk on her Reinvention Tour, don’t expect Madonna to merely reinvent that tour and trot out all the hits. The set list has been confirmed, King said, and it’s definitely Confessions-heavy, with “some familiar faces” popping up from the past two dance-themed videos, “Hung Up” and “Sorry.” That said, there will be a few yet-to-be-revealed fan favorites on the set list as well.
“Listen, I love old Madonna songs I don’t know one person who doesn’t,” King said. “But we want to focus mainly on this album. I think people love it and they want to hear it, so expect a lot of the songs from Confessions on a Dance Floor.”
Tour dates have yet to be announced, but rehearsals begin March 1.
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Interview with Madonna’s Oxygen Facialist Michelle Peck

Everyone knows that Madonna has beautiful skin! Lately our favorite fair skinned diva has been letting the public in on one of her beauty secrets! Madonna has become so fond of her Oxygen Treatments that she keeps an oxygen machine in each of her homes, she told Harpar’s Bazaar Magazine. sat down with Madonna’s personal Oxygen Treatment Facialist to find out more about this fountain of youth! What is an O2 Intraceutical Oxygen Treatment?

Michelle Peck: The 02 Intraceutical Treatment is what I give to Madonna when I give her what is commonly known as an oxygen facial. The treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves skin tone and provides an instant firming and lift by using hyperbaric technology to saturate the skin with oxygen and infuse a rejuvenating hyaluronic acid serum. How does a Intraceutical Oxygen Treatment work and what does it accomplish.

Michelle Peck: I begin each treatment with a product from our line called Atoxlene, it is our natural solution to fine lines, made of hexapeptides and amino acids, I infuse it into Madonna’s skin using hyperbaric technology which is simply oxygen applied under pressure. I concentrate the treatment around the eyes, the nasal labial fold and between the eyebrows. Then I move on to our infamous rejuvenating treatment which leaves the skin completely hydrated, plumped, glowing, tightened and lifted ready for the application of make-up. While Madonna takes exceptional care of her porcelain skin, I always recommend this treatment before & after air travel as it can be so dehydrating. How did you and the oxygen system come to work with Madonna?

Gina Brooke is Madonna’s make-up artist and is known to use the best and most innovative products on the market. Gina discovered, after intensive research, O2 Intraceuticals is unlike any other oxygen skin treatment existing today. Gina believes taking care of one’s skin is the foundation to beautiful make-up. Gina introduced me and the Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology to Madonna, who has been a devoted fan of the treatment ever since!
For more information on O2 Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatments go to

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