At The Fuster Museum!! Best Birthday Ever! Viva Cuba!
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 via Facebook
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.”
Madonna arrived in Havana, Cuba yesterday
The Queen is celebrating her 58th today! Happy Birthday Madonna!
It’s here. The secret project between LOVE and Mert Alas titled LOVE 16.5. The special edition collectors issue ‘LOVE by Mert Alas’ supported by Marc Jacobs launches on 19th September during London Fashion Week.
Without any hair, make up or styling, cover star Madonna, shot by Mert Alas, is seen sucking her thumb in bed, wearing a hooded sweatshirt by Palace. ‘Madonna 2:00AM by Mert Alas’ is a 10-page reportage that the photographer shot of Madonnna in the early hours at his Hampstead home.
Our Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand says: “In early 2016, the media was obsessing over the discord in Madonna’s relationship with her son Rocco. I was struck by how mean the press were about a woman simply going to work and wanting her son to be a part of it. I spoke to Mert about the possibility of doing a shoot with her, as he, Madonna and Rocco are all friends. I wasn’t sure it would ever happen, to be honest, but Mert said, ‘Let me ask M and Rocco.’ Much to my surprise, the morning after Madonna’s reconciliation with Rocco, nine stunning images of Madonna arrived via WhatsApp. They had been taken at 2am at Mert’s house in Hampstead where he and Madonna often hang out and have casual dinners.”
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.”
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.”
Editor in Chief KATIE GRAND
Creative Director MATT ROACH
Editorial Director MURRAY HEALY
Production Editor MATT FIVEASH
Fashion Director STEVE MORRISS
Art Director MARTIN TICKNER
Senior Designer ROBBIE MAILER-HOWAT
Production Controller MARIE RHYS-EVANS
Commercial Senior Production Controller LOUISE LAWSON
Publisher CATHERINE RUSSELL
Managing Director NICHOLAS COLERIDGE
Special thanks to MARC JACOBS
Mert Alas shared a new photo of Madonna, taken during the photosession for the upcoming Love magazine spread:
We have worked on an extra special issue of Love, 16.5 featuring Madonna, Rocco and a cast of boys seen within a 70 page portfolio ‘Angels of Concrete’ all photographed by Mert Alas. This very special edition, supported by Marc Jacobs will be on sale during London Fashion Week. thelovemagazine via Instagram
An “intimate” upcoming documentary about Madonna’s romance with a New York musician before the Material Girl was a megastar will include deeply personal letters and recordings made by the singer in bed, Page Six has learned.
The film, which follows Madonna’s relationship with fellow singer Dan Gilroy, will include private tapes of “bedroom talk” that Madge made while in the sack with Gilroy, we’re told, as well as love letters that she wrote him.
Gilroy — who fronted the one-hit-wonder pop group the Breakfast Club, and dated Madonna for around 18 months beginning in 1979 — has turned over hours of video and stacks of letters and photos to director Guy Guido for the project. The documentary “Emmy and the Breakfast Club” — which includes “re-enactments” as well as interviews — focuses on the period from 1979 to 1982, immediately before Madonna became famous, while she was living in an abandoned synagogue in Corona, Queens, with Dan and his brother, Ed Gilroy.
The in-the-works flick is set to reveal everything from “sweet little love notes that she would leave for Dan” to “very poetic love letters expressing her feelings for him and the struggles of their relationship,” the director said.
A 20-minute recording the couple made in bed, Guido told us, captures the pair “having fun with each other and bedroom talk, and also getting into a little philosophical life discussion.” He added that it’s “silly, romantic bantering.”
The decision to release such personal material without Madonna’s consent wasn’t taken lightly.
“There are some intimate things, but at this point they’re ready to share. Especially Dan — he’s been holding this in a very long time,” Guido told Page Six. The director also said that while young Madonna’s relationship with Gilroy is the “meat” of the movie, it also explores her ferocious ambition and drive to make it in the music business.
Guido said he hopes to be finished working on the film by January 2017, and that a major distributor will release it.
New York Post