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Cloud’s special birthday gift for Madonna

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Confessions & Re Invention Tour Dancer Cloud has been a fan favorite since he started dancing with Madonna. Cloud has many talents and interests. For Madonna’s birthday, Cloud decided to make her a video. Click below so that you can see the behind the scenes video Cloud created for Madonna!
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Madonna named the ‘coolest’

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Madonna has topped a poll naming the coolest people of all time, beating out competition from Johnny Depp and the late Steve McQueeen. The Material Girl was voted for by a panel of prominent media workers and 1,725 consumers in the survey by marketing firm CoolBrandsUK. Others in the list included Audrey Hepburn and James Dean.

The Top 10 Coolest People Of All Time are:
1. Madonna
2. Johnny Depp
3. Steve McQueen
4. Audrey Hepbrun
5. James Dean
6. Brad Pitt
7. David Beckham
8. Sean Connery
9. Kate Moss
10. Elvis Presley

source : contact music

Madonna Explaining Crucifix Scene From Confessions Tour

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As Madonna’s Confessions Tour comes to an end in Japan this week, the artist has released a statement regarding the much talked about Crucifixion scene.
“I am very grateful that my show was so well received all over the world. But there seems to be many misinterpretations about my appearance on the cross and I wanted to explain it myself once and for all.
“There is a segment in my show where three of my dancers ‘confess’ or share harrowing experiences from their childhood that they ultimately overcame. My ‘confession’ follows and takes place on a Crucifix that I ultimately come down from. This is not a mocking of the church. It is no different than a person wearing a Cross or ‘Taking Up the Cross’ as it says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing.
“My specific intent is to bring attention to the millions of children in Africa who are dying every day, and are living without care, without medicine and without hope. I am asking people to open their hearts and minds to get involved in whatever way they can. The song ends with a quote from the Bible’s Book of Matthew:
“‘For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you took care of me and God replied, “Whatever you did for the least of my brothers… you did it to me.”‘
“Please do not pass judgment without seeing my show.”
Madonna’s “Confessions Tour – Live From London” is scheduled to air on NBC this November. NBC has not confirmed whether they will include this portion of the show in their broadcast.
The artist is scheduled to come to New York at the end of October to promote her new children’s book “The English Roses – Too Good To Be True” and has also announced her plans for a trip to Malawi for several weeks in November to participate in the building of an orphanage and care center for the children of that country (www.raisingmalawi.com).
source : marketwire

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour Tickets and Dates

Madonna on Billboard Charts – 09302006

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Top Electronic Albums :
06 (03) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Hot 100 Singles Sales :
26 (21) Madonna – Get Together
43 (38) Madonna – Hung Up
49 (39) Madonna – Sorry

Dance Radio Airplay :
14 (16) Madonna – Get Together

Hot Dance Singles Sales :
05 (04) Madonna – Get Together
12 (11) Madonna – Hung Up
13 (12) Madonna – Sorry

Madonna’s “Confessions” tour sets record

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Madonna will wrap her Confessions tour Thursday at the Tokyo Dome as the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist.
Although final numbers are not all in, tour producer Arthur Fogel puts the tally at $193.7 million (102.6 million pounds) from 60 shows that drew nearly 1.2 million in paid attendance.
That gross narrowly puts Madonna over Cher’s benchmark of $192.5 million. However, it took Cher an endurance-testing 273 shows between June 2002 and April 2005 to reach that mark on her marathon Farewell tour.
Madonna’s Confessions tour, which began May 21 in Los Angeles, followed the same model of the $125 million-grossing Re-Invention tour in 2004 and the $75 million-grossing Drowned World tour in 2001.
Rather than visit 100 global markets a la mega acts like the Rolling Stones and U2, Madonna opted to play multiple nights in a limited number of major international locales. The strategy has led to a staggering $400 million in ticket sales in just six years.
source : reuters / billboard

Madonna on the set of a Jump video

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Madonna on the set of a Jump videoMadonna on the set of a Jump video

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NBC may cut Madonna’s cross

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The NBC television network in the US is still making up its mind about whether it will allow pop star Madonna to stage a mock crucifixion on its airwaves as part of her upcoming prime-time concert special.
The 48-year-old entertainer has made the crucifixion stunt, in which she performs while suspended on a giant cross wearing a crown of thorns, a centrepiece of her global “Confessions” tour.
Her stage act drew storms of protest from the Roman Catholic Church and Russian Orthodox Church during recent performances in Rome and Moscow, with church leaders condemning the mock crucifixion as blasphemy.
But executives at NBC, owned by the General Electric Co.
will wait for makers of her concert special to submit the production for review before deciding whether to allow the mock crucifixion to air.
“We’re awaiting the delivery of it, and once we’ve seen it in its entirety, we’ll make a decision,” an NBC spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday. The program is slated to air in November, but no specific date has been set.
Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, had no comment on the issue, according to an assistant in his office.
In July, when the network first unveiled plans for the Madonna concert special, NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly gave mixed signals about how much artistic freedom Madonna would be given. The mock crucifixion was known then to be a central part of her stage act.
“She’s not revising her act,” he told a gathering of TV critics at the time. “We’ve discussed what content will be in and what is out, and we’ve come to a healthy place that represents her show but is appropriate for television.”
source : reuters

Madonna at X-Static Process Exhibition in Japan

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Steven Klein and Madonna’s Photography and Videography Collaboration “X-STaTIC PRO=Cess” Exhibition – Arrivals (September 19, 2006 – Louis Vuitton Roppongi Hills Store). Visit WireImage to see the photos.

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