The Weinstein Company, which recently acquired the Madonna-directed film “W.E.,” announced Wednesday that it plans to release the film smack in the middle of Oscar season. “W.E.,” which stars Abbie Cornish as a modern-day young woman who finds inspiration in the romance between Britain’s King Edward VIII and and the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, will be released on Dec. 9 in New York and Los Angeles. Besides Ms. Cornish, the cast includes Abbie Cornish (“Limitless’), Andrea Riseborough (“Never Let Me Go”), James D’Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) and Oscar Issac (“Drive’)
International Icon and world renowned Material Girl, Madonna and her daughter Lola are back with the Fall 2011 marketing campaign for their junior brand “Material Girl.” Joining in on the fun for a second season is rock royalty, actress and television personality Kelly Osbourne.
“We have both enjoyed working with Kelly and are thrilled to have her on board for the launch of the Fall 2011 collection,” commented Madonna and her daughter Lola.
Representing the quintessential New York City scene, Osbourne is seen being photographed in Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Soho, the West Village, Little Italy, Chinatown and includes backgrounds such as the world famous Empire State building and Osbourne on top of a double-decker tourist bus riding down Fifth Avenue.
The campaign will debut in September issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines such as PEOPLE StyleWatch, Nylon, Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan as well as online, outdoor and in Macy’s.
“I love being part of a brand for girls and having the opportunity to work with Lola who has an amazing fashion instinct. Added to that is the fact that Madonna has been a big influence on my style over the years,” stated Kelly Osbourne.
Osbourne will make personal appearances on behalf of Material Girl at Macy’s. To stay up to date with the latest news follow @MaterialGirlCol, hash tag #MGNYC and become a fan at facebook.com/materialgirlcollection.
The ‘Celebration’ singer – who adopted five-year-old son David from the African country in 2006, followed by six-year-old daughter Mercy in 2009 – wants to redouble her efforts to aid orphaned children by opening a new centre as well as giving financial support to current ones.
Speaking in new TV documentary ‘American Revolutionaries: The Hitmakers’, she said: “My short term goals are to build an orphan care centre that will service and reach at least 1,000 children and I’m also actively involved in funding several orphanages that already exist.”
However, Madonna’s aspirations for the country were dealt a blow earlier this year after her plans to build a school for girls were “discontinued”.
The 52-year-old star had pledged to build an academy following her adoption of David in 2006, but the $3.8 million she had put into the project through her charitable foundation Raising Malawi failed to develop into an educational establishment.
Madonna – who also has biological children Lourdes, 14, and 10-year-old Rocco – admitted she was “frustrated” at the development because of the lack of education in the country.
She said in a statement: “There is a real education crisis in Malawi, 67 per cent of girls don’t go to secondary school.
“Our team is going to work hard to address this in every way we can.”
W.E. could be my best score so far. Madonna really let me spread my wings and soar.
FYI: None of William Orbit’s music is used in Madonna’s W.E.
Apparently, the source of some confusion is Orbit’s old interview, where he comments on a very early cut of W.E.: “I’ve done two pieces of score music for the film”. That information is outdated. Please consider updating your blogs and reviews, and I hope you’ll enjoy the movie :)