Madonna via Instagram
What better way to get “into the groove” than with the Material Girl herself?
When Vanity Fair canceled its annual Academy Awards party due to the Writer’s Strike in 2008, it created a void—one Madonna, Demi Moore and Guy Oseary were happy to fill. It was that year that the trio hosted their inaugural after-party, the most exclusive event of award season. “Just wearing a fantastic dress and having lots of great jewelry—that’s my part of the planning,” the pop singer told Q magazine later that year. “And making sure there are no photographers.”
After a night of being camera-ready, stars look forward to kicking off their heels, loosening their bowties and letting their hair down. As a guest once told The New York Post’s Page Six, “People go to the Vanity Fair party to be photographed, then they go to Madonna’s to party in private.”
Madonna has hosted the event at her manager’s home every year since, even in absentia. Moore, meanwhile, has not co-hosted the bash since her divorce from Ashton Kutcher; Oseary is the Kutcher’s investment partner.
The first party drew a large crowd that included a then-married Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Christian Slater and Owen Wilson. “There were Le Tourment Vert absinthe fountains flowing all night—it was insane,” Page Six reported. “Diddy grabbed the mic rallying everyone to dance.” As party planner Jeffrey Best once told Robb Report, the hip-hop mogul “moved that party to a height I’ve never seen before. There wasn’t a single person who wasn’t dancing.” And, despite Madonna’s long-time feud with Elton John, he was spotted “getting down” with David Furnish.
In its second year, Madonna was spotted dirty dancing with notorious party girl Lindsay Lohan. As E! News exclusively reported at the time, the Best Events-produced event was set up under a temporary atrium adjacent to the house, lit by chandeliers. Ashton Kutcher shared some of the “coolest moments of the night” via Twitter, like meeting Jack Nicholson, holding Penélope Cruz’s Oscar statue and seeing Joe Pesci send back three martinis “because they were sub par.” more →
Patrick H. Willems made an interesting video essay on David Fincher, director of Madonna’s Vogue, Express Yourself, Bad Girl and Oh Father music videos. Check it out bellow:
Madonna is featured on the cover of March / April 2017 issue of German EMMA Magazine.
The father of the African twins Madonna is adopting claims he was misled into believing their move to the US would not be permanent.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Adam Mwale reacted with disbelief after being told that his four-year-old daughters Esther and Stella have been taken away from Malawi for ever.
‘That cannot be true,’ he insisted. Mr Mwale said he believed the singer was only fostering the girls.
Speaking for the first time since Madonna began the process of adopting the twins, the 40-year-old farmer dismissed as ‘lies’ a court’s contention that he had ‘abandoned’ the girls after their mother died in childbirth.
Mr Mwale’s account of how he had done all he could to care for his family was backed up by the chief of his remote rural village.
Mr Mwale said: ‘I was told from the start that Esther and Stella were going to a rich woman’s home abroad, that she would give them a good education, then return them to me, to live with me and help all of my family.
‘Now you are telling me the adoption is permanent. That cannot be true – I don’t want it to be true. I am their father and I will always be their father.’
Mr Mwale first learnt of Madonna’s interest in the girls last May when he was invited to their orphanage, Home of Hope, outside the Malawian capital Lilongwe. more →
Madonna in Love magazine (February 22nd 2017 issue) from Spain