She had given herself a rare night off for a restaurant date with her husband.
And if the hollows in her face were any indication, Madonna deserved it.
The 47-year-old singer, who has a punishing exercise schedule, seemed to have been pushing herself a little too hard lately.
In a severe black coat, she appeared pale and almost gaunt. And thanks to her apparent weight loss, those chiselled features seemed rather too chiselled.
“She looked almost like she was sucking her cheeks in,” said an onlooker at the Japanese restaurant Nobu in Berkeley Street, Mayfair.
“She definitely did not look as healthy as she normally does.”
Madonna, who last week became the oldest person ever nominated for a best pop act Brit, has been basking in plaudits for her latest album Confessions On A Dancefloor, one of her most popular for years.
But that doesn’t mean she is taking it easy. She is in London to start filming the video for her latest single, Sorry, and is also busy making plans for a world tour.
She maintains a tough exercise schedule to keep her in shape, sticking to it even after breaking her collarbone and hand and cracking three ribs in a horseriding accident last year.
She does three hours of exercise a day, starting with Ashtanga yoga, followed by pilates, and then either swimming, weight training or cycling.
She recently revealed that her push for perfection was not solely her own doing.
It seems her husband Guy Ritchie also likes her athletic look. “I wish I were comfortable enough to look zaftig [a Yiddish word for a fuller-shaped woman],” she told Elle magazine.
“But I choose men who like carved-out women, the can-you-run-for-the-bus kind of guy. I’m naturally inclined toward men like that.”
source : dailymail
Madonna continues her domination of the European charts – she remains on top of both the continent’s singles and albums best-seller lists.
The Material Girl’s Hung Up is spending its ninth successive week at number one on the singles chart, while its parent album Confessions On A Dance Floor climbs a place to put it back atop the albums chart.
Elsewhere in the singles chart, The Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps sits at number two, while Mattafix’s Big City Life climbs two places to number three.
Eminem’s When I’m Gone falls a place to number four, and Juanes is at number five with La Camisa Negra.
In the albums chart, James Blunt moves up a place to number two with Back To Bedlam, while Robbie Williams’ Intensive Care is at number three.
The Strokes’ First Impressions Of Earth is at number four, and Eminem’s hit compilation Curtain Call is at number five.
source : contactmusic
Singles Chart :
01 (01) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
02 (02) JCB Song – Nizlopi
03 (-) Break The Night With Colour – Richard Ashcroft
04 (-) I’ll Be Ready – Sunblock
05 (04) George Best – A Tribute – Brian Kennedy & Peter Corry
06 (-) Sleep – Texas
07 (03) Hung Up – Madonna
08 (06) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
09 (-) Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
10 (05) When I’m Gone – Eminem
Albums Chart :
13 (11) Confessions On A Dance Floor – Madonna
Download Chart :
01 (02) JCB – Nizlopi
02 (01) That’s My Goal – Shayne Ward
03 (03) Hung Up – Madonna
04 (14) Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls Ft Busta Rhymes
05 (04) My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
06 (15) I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
07 (11) Push The Button – Sugababes
08 (08) Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt
09 (06) Ugly – Sugababes
10 (10) You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Pop superstar Madonna is planning to build a three-day horse jumping course at her country estate in Wiltshire, England.
The Hung Up hitmaker, who broke her hand, ribs and collarbone after falling from her horse last year, decided to construct the eventing course after undergoing riding lessons with British Olympic silver medallist William Fox-Pitt.
A celebrity friend of Madonna’s says, “She is enthralled with the idea of becoming a better horsewoman, and spending time with an Olympic champion is certainly going to give you the bug.”
Fox-Pitt’s club spokesman confirmed, ‘He’s definitely been giving Madonna lessons.”
source : contactmusic
01 Sorry (Single Edit)
02 Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Mix)
03 Sorry (Man With Guitar Mix)
source : amazon.de
Hot 100 Singles :
29 (31) Jesus, Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
30 (23) Hung Up – Madonna
31 (28) Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
Billboard 200 Albums :
14 (15) The Legend Of Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash
15 (21) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
16 (30) Back To Bedlam – James Blunt
Hot Digital Singles :
17 (23) Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls
18 (18) Hung Up – Madonna
19 (32) L.O.V.E. – Ashlee Simpson
Madonna is nominated for International Female Artist Of The Year on German Echo Awards. Other nominees in this category are Enya, Gwen Stefani, Katie Melua and Shakira. The show will be broadcasted on March 12 on RTL.
source : drownedmadonna / echo-deutscher-musikpreis.de
Madonna is still in negotiations with the show’s producers over whether she will do a version of new single, Sorry.
She has agreed to attend the bash with hubby Guy Ritchie – and she is bound to win a gong or two after being nominated for her brilliant album Confessions On A Dancefloor.
source : thesun.co.uk