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Unreleased Madonna Photos featured in a new Book

Previously unseen polaroids taken on the sets of Madonna’s Take a Bow and I’ll Remember videos are now being revealed in a new book:

‘Diary of a Set Designer’ is a book of Polaroids that Happy Massee shot over a 25-year period, while traveling the world as a production designer.
This photographic journal is a journey through time—a collection of images taken with the now-defunct Polaroid camera, which at the time was as essential to the art of designing for film as was a measuring tape. The images of personalities, sets, locations, and encounters all tell a story related to Massee’s work and travels, and the people he met while on them.

One of the industry’s top production designers, Massee has enjoyed a career spanning the realms of theater, film, commercials and fashion. He has worked with established directors such as Wes Anderson, David Lynch, David Fincher, Michel Gondry and more, while in the world of fashion he has collaborated with the likes of Inez and Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh and Craig McDean, and worked for brands such as Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Bulgari and Swarovski. His film credits include, among others, Broken English, directed by Zoe Cassavetes, and Two Lovers, directed by James Gray, and he has designed sets for music videos such as Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and Madonna’s “Take a Bow.”

In this volume, “the images of personalities, sets, locations and encounters,” Massee explains, “all tell a story related to my work and travels, and the people I met while on them. The images, raw and unretouched, are candid, and capture my art as well as my life as I like to travel through it.”

The images in this book, which was designed by Fabien Baron, are raw, unretouched, and candid, and capture his art as well as his life.

The book is now available at Amazon.com.

Madonna on the cover of Diary of a Set Designer
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video
Madonna on the set of Take A Bow video

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Madonna’s Instagram: Shimon Peres

In Memory of this remarkable Human Being, Shimon Peres. A symbol of Peace not only for Israel but for the middle East and the rest of the world! 🇮🇱🇮🇱God Bless You! And Guess what else I Love Palestinians. And I want Peace and NO wall and all this arguing on social media isn’t going to change anything. If you don’t have anything good to say then STFU. @rayoflight

Madonna with Shimon Peres

Madonna via Instagram

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Madonna’s Instagram: Madonna supports Hillary Clinton

I’m voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She’s the best we got! Nude Voting series # 1

Madonna for Hillary

Living For Hillary! Yes I vote for intelligence. I vote for equal rights for women and all minorities. Women Run the World now they have to get out and start supporting one another. No more misogynist feminists! No more mysogony. Get out and Vote!

Madonna for Hillary

Madonna via Instagram

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Madonna defends Rosie O’Donnell following Donald Trump debate comments

Don’t mess with Madonna’s friends.

Following Monday night’s presidential debate, where Donald Trump made yet another derogatory remark about Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna defended the comedian via social media. The singer uploaded a screen grab of herself and O’Donnell from A League of Their Own with the caption, “Mess with my girl Rosie and you’re messing with me!!! Cruelty never made anyone a winner. #rebelhearts4ever.”

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O’Donnell also tweeted about Trump on Monday night, referring to him as an “orange anus” and sharing the video in which their infamous feud was born.

Entertainment Weekly

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Madonna teases Rebel Heart Tour Film!

Finally watched a rough assembly of Rebel Heart tour film and happy to say it should all be finished in 2 months!! Time to go to WORK!! Thanks to all my fans for being so patient!

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Madonna and Ritchie reach custody deal over Rocco

Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie have settled a court dispute over the custody of their 16-year-old son Rocco.
A spokesman for the New York State court system said the pair had reached an agreement, but did not reveal with which parent the teenager would live.
Ritchie’s lawyer Peter Bronstein said Rocco would continue to live with his father in London.
The dispute arose in December when Rocco ignored a court order to fly back to live with his mother in New York.
He has since stayed with his father in the UK capital and enrolled in a school there.
Madonna’s lawyers have not commented on the settlement.
In December, a judge ruled that Rocco should return to his mother. But she decided not to issue a warrant to enforce the order, urging the pair to reach an agreement.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan said: “No-one is disrupting his household other than the inability of the parents to reach a resolution.
“If they cannot resolve this matter then eventually the court will.”
Ellen Sigal, Rocco’s court-appointed lawyer, said in March that the dispute was causing him stress.
“It’s been a very difficult time for him,” she said in court. “We hope to put an end to this as soon as possible without exposing him to more litigation, press innuendo, any of that kind of thing.”

BBC

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Madonna for Love Magazine – More Previews

In our exciting special edition of LOVE, LOVE 16.5 ‘LOVE BY MERT ALAS’, supported by Marc Jacobs, Madonna stars alongside her son Rocco in his first ever modelling assignment. LOVE 16.5 launches on the 19th September 2016 during London Fashion Week.

With no hair or makeup, Mert captures a 10-page reportage of Madonna at his house in Hampstead in the early hours, ‘Madonna 2:00AM by Mert Alas’.

Madonna tells Murray Healy in the accompanying interview with LOVE 16.5 how “acceptance by the establishment equals death” and says: “I don’t consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.”

Madonna by Mert Alas for Love Magazine

On the burden of fame, she says: “I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.”

Madonna also tells LOVE 16.5: “I like Instagram because it’s like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for. It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life.”

In LOVE 16.5, Mert, who shortly after shooting Madonna, embarked on a project exploring the idea of the voyeuristic essence of the camera for a 70-page photographic portfolio. It resulted in him shooting beautiful men in Berlin, LA and London. Rocco was photographed in the final stage of the project in London.

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Madonna on the cover of Fashion + Music book

“Fashion + Music”, written by former Dazed and Vogue contributor and trend forecaster, Katie Baron, gives a unique insight into how fashion and music, working as twin agents, have reflected but also influenced popular culture.
It features exclusive interviews with the creatives behind some of the most iconic and era-defining looks of music’s greatest heroes, including Madonna.
It explores the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry’s creative process and gives context to the sound.
Madonna appears in three of the chapters, which look in turn at her work with B Akerlund, Arianne Phillips and Michael Schmidt.

Book is available for order now at Amazon.com.
More info at publisher’s website.

Madonna in Fashion + Music book
Madonna in Fashion + Music book
Madonna in Fashion + Music book
Madonna in Fashion + Music book

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Unpublished Madonna Photos in a New Book

Taschen is releasing a new photobook by famous german photographer Peter Lindbergh on September 21st.
In 1994, he shot Madonna’s tribute to Martha Graham for French Vogue magazine.
“Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” is available for pre-order now.
Here are some of the previously unseen Madonna photos from the book:

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Jellybean reveals Unreleased Madonna Track from the 80s

Happy Birthday Madonna!
Look at what I just found… My final mix of my production of “Work Your Fingers To The Bone”… An Unreleased Madonna song. It sounds amazing…
Along with other incredible vocal performances of unreleased songs by Stephanie Mills, Ashford & Simpson, Jane Wiedlin & Desmond Child that I produced for a musical Street Smarts that never got made.

Jellybean reveals Unreleased Madonna Track from the 80s

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Madonna Launches Fundraising Campaign with Omaze

August 16, 2016, Los Angeles – Madonna’s birthday wish this year is to further help the children of Malawi, and today the international, award-winning musician and philanthropist has teamed up with Omaze, an online giving platform, to launch a global campaign to support her charity, Raising Malawi and its project to build Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. The 5-week campaign kicks off on August 16, 2016 – Madonna’s birthday – and will help create a “Rebel Heart” playroom in the pediatric facility. The campaign concludes on September 15, 2016, at which time a grand prize winner will be randomly selected to join Madonna at Art Basel in Miami.

“Being a Rebel Heart means fighting for what you believe in, with love,” said Madonna. “For my birthday, I’m asking all of my Rebel Hearts to join me in bringing health and happiness to the children of Malawi.”

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