Madonna on the cover of Q Magazine – November Issue
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source : madonnalicious
Slinky Madonna goes for an amazing red-tro look in these photos to celebrate a milestone in rock.
The main shot appears on one of 20 different covers to mark Q Magazine’s 20th anniversary.
And the singer looks a million dollars in the stunning 80s-style dress and a huge matching cocktail ring.
In the magazine, Madonna tells how her horse-riding accident last year, in which she broke her collarbone, ribs and hand, changed her whole outlook.
She says: “It was a wake-up call to appreciate my life, to be more grateful for what I have. It reaffirms my continued aspirations to learn and do as much as I can while on this earth.”
The 48-year-old, who first appeared on the cover of Q in June 1991, also reveals how the births of her children, Lourdes, nine, and six-year-old Rocco were the high points of her life.
But the lows, she adds, were “watching many friends die from Aids”. Madonna also touches on other lighter issues, such as her hair – and particularly her worst-ever style.
She says: “It was when I made an attempt to do the Princess Leia buns. But she had hair extensions. Not fair.”
And despite her sometimes controversial past, she owns up to a rather low-key favourite vice… double espresso.
Other stars who will appear on Q’s 20 different covers include Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Noel Gallagher, Britney Spears, Beyonce and U2. The anniversary edition is out on September 30.
source : mirror.co.uk
Pop queen Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie may adopt twins from an African orphanage next month, The People can reveal.
They will fly out to poverty-stricken Malawi to find a child and may even adopt either twins or ordinary siblings.
They will even consider kids with special needs.
A source close to the celebrity couple confirmed: “Originally Madonna and Guy planned to adopt only one child.
“But when they were told that might mean breaking up a family unit they immediately said they would take siblings or twins if that was the right thing to do.
“They want the children to be as young as possible but are prepared to take kids up to the age of four.
“And they are also willing to consider a child with special needs arising from being abandoned in an orphanage.”
Madonna, 48, and 38-year-old British-born film director Guy will spend a week in Malawi meeting adoption lawyers.
If the process runs smoothly they could be the legal parents by the time they leave the country.
Our source added: “It will be a very hectic trip with each day packed with meetings, but they are both really cited. They understand the implications of adopting a child from another country and are confident they can provide a loving and stable home.
“They are determined to make sure their child or children learn about their roots.”
The couple already have a six-year-old son Rocco together, and Madonna has a daughter Lourdes, who will be 10 next month, from a previous relationship.
The source said: “Both youngsters are also really excited ex about having a brother or sister – or even both.”
Earlier this month The People revealed how Madonna and Guy hoped the adoption would help save their stormy marriage.
The couple decided to approach an adoption agency in Los Angeles earlier this year after struggling to conceive again naturally.
They have been vetted and had their parenting skills assessed. Next month’s trip will be the first chance Madonna has had to visit Malawi since her sell-out Confessions tour.
The singer and Guy may meet Malawi’s President, Bingu Wa Mutharika.
Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and one million of its 13 million population have HIV/AIDS.
Last night a spokesman for Madonna confirmed: “Madonna will go to Africa in the next six to eight weeks for her charity.”
source : people.co.uk
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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:
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
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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
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