Madonna is so hands-on with the production of “W.E.” she’s delivering her own furniture to the set. Madge is directing the film, which tracks a young, married New Yorker (Abbie Cornish) who’s obsessed with the story of King Edward VIII’s abdication. “W.E.” started shooting in London in July, and sources said Madonna – who is reportedly financing the picture herself – saved cash by bringing her own furniture from her house across the pond to use on the set. Her rep wouldn’t confirm the furniture move but said she was involved in “all aspects” of the movie. In June, Madonna acknowledged its high cost to Interview: “Once I started casting and planning and working with my production designer, I went, “Oh, [bleep], I wrote a script about a bunch of rich people. That’s going to be great for the budget.” Filming has now moved to New York, particularly around Sotheby’s, where Cornish’s character works.
Page Six / NY Post
Madonna in a family celebration
The flamboyant singer failed to make an impression on the Queen of Pop when he joined Madge on her table at an Oscars after-party.
Mika admits he stayed silent for the duration because he wasn’t up for sharing details of his private life with the chart heavyweight.
He confessed: “I’m not a socialite. My private life belongs to me only. Add to that the fact that I’m really shy.”
“During an Oscar after-party, I made a poor figure with Madonna.”
“I was sitting at the same table with her and Christian Louboutin, but I was too shy to say even one word.”
“I wonder what she might have thought about me.”
“Not an awful lot, I’d imagine.”
a very low quality rip of Madonna’s unreleased song (Produced by Paul Oakenfold) has leaked today:
My birthday last week was such a blessing for me. I was surrounded by dear friends, my loving family, and by you.
The notes I received from the Raising Malawi family were simply beautiful — both in their kindness and their concern for the children of Malawi. Thank you for making my birthday so special.
The note from Sylvia in Great Britain is a message for all of us:
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I love how Sylvia echoed the African philosophy ubuntu — I am because we are. We do share a common fate. And we must continue to dream of a better future.
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From Alvaro in Mexico City to Esther in Istanbul, your generous donations totaling over $18,000 touched my heart and will change the lives of so many children. I truly cannot think of a better birthday gift.
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