An illustrator who did the artwork for one of Madonna’s children’s books has been beaten up in New York, it was reported today.
Jeffrey Fulvimari, 43, suffered a fractured skull when he was attacked by three thugs after leaving a trendy nightclub early on Sunday morning, according to the New York Daily News.
The artist, who worked on Madonna’s The English Roses, is being treated in hospital and is said to need reconstructive surgery on his left eye socket after being beaten and kicked.
He told the newspaper he did not even remember anyone attacking him in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.
“All of the sudden I was down, then people were asking me questions and I was being put in an ambulance,”? Fulvimari said.
He added: “I’m lucky I don’t have brain damage or hearing damage.”?
The friend he was with, Ricardo Paredes, said he believed the attackers might have thought the pair were jumping the queue.
“I went to get in the car, and when I turned around I saw three big guys beating Jeffrey up really bad,”? he told the newspaper.
“I went and said “~Stop! Stop!’ and they just took me over right away and they beat me up. It happened so fast.”?
source : eveningecho.ie
Madonna is heading to the top of the UK chart with the second single from ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’, ‘Sorry’, outselling Westlife and Corinne Bailey Rae – who are vying for a top five entry.
Elsewhere there are new entries from The Darkness and Michael Jackson and the first of his single releases.
In the album chart nine of the top 10 are likely to be Brit Award winners, with the Kaiser Chiefs having a chance of rising to number one – the first time the album, released a year ago, will have done so.
source : chartsingles.net
Madonna proves she can still Get Into The Groove by tucking her leg behind her head.
The 47-year-old Queen of Pop appeared on a special edition of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, where presenter Tim Westwood revamped an old white van, which was then used in Madonna’s new single Sorry.
To show her appreciation, mum-of-two Madonna showed exactly how she stayed trim, with some body-bending yoga moves.
But will her kids be saying Mama Don’t Reach?
source : thesun
Pop icon Madonna has hailed London-based Pilates guru James D’Silva as a “genius” after his techniques helped her overcome the injuries she suffered following her horse-riding fall last year.
The superstar had to give up yoga and her usual tough work-out regime after breaking bones and ribs in August – so she turned to D’Silva’s gentle Pilates exercises to speed her recovery.
She says, “I used to be a freak about doing yoga, but I had to do a lot of Pilates to rehabilitate my shoulder joint and get the use of my arm back.
“I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I stopped doing (yoga) and you shock your body.
“James D’Silva, my Pilates instructor, is a genius.
“Now all of my girlfriends go to him and we’re fighting to have appointments.”
source : contactmusic
11 (13) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
16 (17) Madonna – Hung Up
13 (24) Madonna – Sorry
19 (16) Madonna – Hung Up
01 (01) Madonna – Sorry
Picture courtesy of boybulge from madonnamad
Madonna’s ‘Sorry’ single has been released as a 2-CD set in several European countries today. The same formats will be available in the UK stores on Feb 20, while a U.S 5 tracks maxi-single will see the light of day on Feb 28.
Here is the full tracks-listing of the European releases:
1. Sorry (Radio Version) 3:59
2. Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Vocal Edit) 5:24
1. Sorry (Radio Version) 3:59
2. Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Mix) 7:28
3. Sorry (Man With Guitar Mix) 7:23
Also published today in the UK is a brand new press ad for the ‘Sorry’ single, which features Madonna wearing an amazing ‘Queen of the Universe’ t-shirt (see above)!
source : madonna.com