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Madonna News Archives for December 2006

Madonna in Maldives for Holiday

The famous singer Madonna and her husband, a well known famous film director, Guy Richie has come to Maldives to celebrate holidays.
A good source of Haveeru has informed that Madonna and her husband Richie came to Maldives on Thursday around 12:30 pm, on a private jet. They are staying in Baa Atoll Soveyvaafushi, however, they will be spending more time in Maldives and they have set to visit many other trips to other resorts according to Haveeru news source. An official from the Male’ International Airport has said that they came as VIPs.
“There were four people other than Madonna and her husband. Everything about emigration was done in side the boat and as soon as they got off the boat they left with out staying for long in the airport”? said the official.
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Madonna learns baby son’s African language

Madonna is learning to speak her adopted son’s native language.
The ‘Hung Up’ singer and her director husband Guy Ritchie have been taking lessons in Chichewa, which is spoken in the African country of Malawi where baby David Banda was born.
A source said: “Madonna and Guy use the few words they have learned – Mummy, Daddy, hello, my love and some others – every day.
“Madonna knows a Chichewa lullaby called ‘Gona Mana’ and has been working on a guitar piece to go along with it.”
The source added: “David is a very smart little chap who idolises his brother Rocco.”
Meanwhile, Madonna’s father-in-law has claimed that her desire to adopt another child is putting strain on her marriage to his son.
Guy’s father, John Ritchie, said: “They’ve had a difficult time. David is very beautiful and Guy is very good with him. But I don’t think he’d want to adopt again.
“They were both under an unbelievable amount of pressure because of all the press surrounding David’s adoption. It has caused tension and been deeply upsetting.”
It has been suggested that Madonna plans to give a home to a baby girl also from Malawi.
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Madonna’s “Confession” Tour DVD To Be Released

Madonna isn’t a force to be reckoned with and she will soon make her voice heard on a new concert DVD – without any censorship.
Madonna’s long-awaited music DVD of her “Confessions” tour, which aired on NBC right before Thanksgiving, is set to be released on January 31. The DVD and CD combo pack will also include special behind-the-scenes footage.
Filming for her sold out 25-city “Confessions” tour was taped at London’s Wembley Arena and will include songs from her latest hit album “Confessions On A Dance Floor” and footage that was cut from the NBC broadcast.
The DVD will feature an uncut version of “Live To Tell” and four songs that never aired on television. The total running time for the concert footage is an estimated two hours.
The CD will include top tracks “Jump,” “Hung Up,” “Sorry,” “I Love New York” and familiar classics “Like A Virgin” and “Lucky Star.”
The Orange Country Register describes the new DVD as a mix of Cirque du Soleil and dance extravaganza, saying “The pop spectacle of the year – a politically charged combination of Cirque du Soleil, performance-art commentary and dance-party explosion that more or less sums up everything that she has been striving to say and show this decade… it’s quite possible the best production she has ever concocted.”
“Confessions On Dance Floor” debuted at No.1 on the U.S. charts and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
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Interview with Christopher Ciccone

Christopher Ciccone, Madonna’s brother, manages a good amount of grace about his famous sister. Until you go a tad too far with the Madge questions.
Then he’ll straight cut you off. You were waiting to see how long it would take him. And to his credit, he almost gets through his entire egg white omelet at Lincoln Road’s Balans before he checks you in that manly-man voice of his.

“Are we doing a Madonna interview now?”
Actually, there’s nothing you’re burning to know about Madonna. You’re all for her finally having a private life. You were more commenting on how grown up she seems these days.

But who can blame Ciccone, really? Here’s a guy who works hard at being defined by something beyond that unavoidable tag. Yeah, he’s Madonna’s brother. He’s also a painter, an interior designer, a clothing designer, a concert tour director, a music biz manager, a filmmaker, a writer.

But it always comes back to the Madonna thing.

So, what’s best about that?

“The best thing about being Madonna’s brother is that it gave me the access to being creative. I got to design all her houses. I got to work with her on a lot of projects. Like the Girlie Show tour, which I designed and directed. As far as I’m concerned, it was a peak for both of us creatively.”

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Madonna, The Killers tops for working out

Madonna and The Killers top a list of workout-music favorites, according to a survey of dozens of the nation’s top trainers by Fitness magazine. The top five songs: “Mr. Brightside,” by The Killers, and “Sorry,” by Madonna, tied for No. 1; “HollaBack Girl,” by Gwen Stefani; “Since U Been Gone,” by Kelly Clarkson, and “Feel Good Inc.,” by Gorillaz.
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Holiday Message from Madonna

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season. May the New Year bring peace in your heart and all around the world.


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Madonna & Steven Klein collaborate for H&M!

Madonna has recently finished a new photoshoot and commercial to show off M by Madonna collection for H&M. M by Madonna was designed by Madonna and will be debuting in stores in March. Madonna & Steven Klein are frequent collaborators, whose photographs have been the cover of Madonna’s latest multi platinum selling CD, Confessions on a Dance Floor, as well as two W Magazine spreads, and the subject of an exhibition in Tokyo and Moscow. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
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Sorry – #3 on Slant’s Best Singles of 2006 list

#3 Madonna – Sorry
More ABBA-esque than the ABBA-sampling “Hung Up,” the unapologetically Euro second single from last year’s Confessions On A Dance Floor should have scored Madonna another Top 10 hit, but U.S. radio stations apparently got confused when they realized Timbaland wasn’t involved. Madge is notorious for not being the apologetic type, so, if nothing else, “Sorry” gave Camille Paglia a chance to hear her say it in 10 different languages.
List by Sal Cinquemani
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Madonna wins two top gongs

Forget the battle for the Brits – the only awards celebs care about winning are the Bizarre Readers poll gongs.
The biggest names in rock, pop, and comedy queued up to get their hands on my prestigious awards.
Madonna was delighted to be the big winner with Best Female and Best Live Act for her breathtaking Confessions world tour.

Victoria Newton presents Madonna with her two awards

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Rumour : Madonna to work with Steven Klein on H&M ad

Steven Klein has shot the ad campaign for Madonna’s second collection with Sweden’s fast-fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz. Industry sources say the mood is ultraglamorous and, surprise, very sexy. The ads feature curve-hugging silhouettes, military details and satin cummerbunds, and the pieces reflect Madonna’s own wardrobe, which is packed with tight skirts, high heels and sunglasses. As reported, M by Madonna is slated to hit stores this March. An H&M spokeswoman declined to comment.
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Scarlett Johansson on Madonna’s Evita role

Scarlett Johansson is desperate to play Evita.
The actress is fascinated by Evita – real name Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentinean dictator Juan Peron – but fears she could never live up to Madonna’s big screen portrayal.
Scarlett said: “I became fascinated with Evita as a teenager. I would love to play that role, but Madonna was awesome.”
Madonna won the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Evita in the movie version of the musical.
Evita is widely considered to be one of Argentina’s most influential women. In 1952, she was given the official title of ‘Spiritual Leader of the Nation’.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has said she is ready to bare all on the big screen for the right part.
She revealed: “I’m still making up my mind about when I’ll do a nude scene. I’m not opposed to doing nudity, it would just have to be the right project, maybe some sensational European art film.”
The 22-year-old insists she wouldn’t be embarrassed about showing her naked curves on celluloid because she is very happy with her body – especially her breasts.
She added: “I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body and my face. Well, not always my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
source : bangmedia