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Qandeel Baloch: A Very Short Story – narrated by Madonna

Proud to narrate my friend #SharmeenObaidChinoy’s latest film about Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani social media star who was murdered by her brother in an “honor killing.” The Pakistan government finally just passed the #antihonorkilling bill, closing the loophole that allows killers to walk free! So good to see positive change happen in the world. Too bad Qandeel and so many others had to die first. Today is the. DayoftheGirl @CHIMEFORCHANGE #GCFestival. Click the link in bio to watch the film.!!!! – Madonna via Instagram

from This powerful short film from Academy Award-winning director and CHIME FOR CHANGE Advisory Board member Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, narrated by Madonna, tells the story of Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani model, actress, activist and social media celebrity who was murdered by her brother earlier this year in a so-called “honor killing”.

The film debuted at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in a special segment introduced by Global Citizen Founder and CEO Hugh Evans, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri, CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Salma Hayek Pinault, and actor and advocate Jada Pinkett Smith, who highlighted CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen’s commitment to campaigning efforts in partnership with Equality Now to end honor killings in Pakistan.

Speaking in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 people, the filmmaker Ms. Obaid-Chinoy said: “All of us need to honor the women who have been killed, whose names we do not know, by calling on all governments to punish all killers of women. The world that we want to leave our girls and our daughters must be much safer than the world we have inherited.”

Watch the full film below:


Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour nominated for American Music Award

Nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced on “Good Morning America” today by singers Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is nominated in “Tour of the Year” category.
The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Tour of the Year nominees:
– Beyoncé
– Madonna
– Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


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Madonna to perform at Art Basel Miami

Not Just Clowning Around… Come to Art Basel and support @raisingmalawi ART Fun Music And Real Talk
Madonna via Instagram

Madonna to perform in Miami

Thrilled to invite you all to a very special night with our fearless founder at #ArtBasel this December! Attend a one night only event at @Faena Forum in #Miami Beach, with a live performance by the #RebelHeart herself. See you there! #TearsOfAClown #RaisingMalawi #art #music #Madonna
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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

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