source : madonnamad / drownedmadonna
Madonna is planning a world tour starting this spring, sources say, and it may include several European stadiums. Madonna rep Liz Rosenberg says the singer won’t make a definite decision until early March but adds, “It looks good.”
According to Rosenberg, the tour would emphasize her latest album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, with a few hits thrown in — and include dancers from David LaChapelle’s crumping documentary, Rize.
“Her last tour was kind of a greatest-hits tour, and I don’t think she would want to repeat all the songs,” Rosenberg says of 2004’s Re-Invention trek, which grossed $79.5 million and was the year’s third-best-selling tour, according to Pollstar. “But there are a few off the list that she left out.”
source : rollingstone
There better be plenty of distance between the dressing rooms of Madonna and Mariah Carey at tomorrow’s Grammys.
We told you three weeks ago that Madonna would perform at the awards. We didn’t know then how much she’d rankle Miss Carey.
Mariah, who is nominated for eight Grammys, “really wanted to open the show with her choir-backed rendition of ‘We Belong Together,'” an insider tells us.
Unfortunately, Madonna also wanted to kick off the broadcast or else she wasn’t coming, she’s said to have told Grammy producers.
Even though Madonna’s smash “Confessions on a Dancefloor” wasn’t nominated for any Grammys, the producers gave in. They’re said to be betting that her dance extravaganza, featuring the British group Gorillaz, will hook viewers early and hard.
“The producers noted that Madge is a five-time winner,” reported a source.
But Carey, the comeback queen who has picked up only two Grammys to date, is reportedly vexed.
“The war between Madonna and Mariah has been going on for years,” says a source. “Mariah was also steaming last summer when Madonna stole the show at Live 8.”
source : nydailynews
After spending 50 days on TRL, Madonna’s “Hung Up” video was back to #1 today and was retired.
Ricky Gervais is to write another episode of The Office – but only for American audiences, it was announced today.
Gervais and comedy partner Stephen Merchant have agreed to pen an episode of the US version of the show, a spokesman for the star said.
The comedy, starring Steve Carell in the David Brent role, has been signed up for a third season.
US network NBC has commissioned another 22 episodes of the show, which has an average audience of 10 million viewers.
Gervais has also written an episode of US cartoon The Simpsons, following an invitation from its creator Matt Groening.
He is currently working on the second series of Extras, with Tom Cruise and Madonna high on his wish-list for guest appearances.
The first series featured the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Kate Winslet and Ben Stiller.
source : u.tv
The Queen of Pop has traded disco chic for middle-aged stylish, donning a simple and elegant red dress for the March cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
A transformed Madonna ‘fesses up to her expensive tastes in the spring edition of the fashion bible, even admitting that pop stars can be a difficult to handle.
“What’s the difference between a pop star and a terrorist?”? the 47- year-old quips. “You can negotiate with a terrorist.”?
Madge, who posed in front of a background that matched her vivid red dress, also tells the magazine that when it comes to vacations, she and director husband Guy Richie often argue over how to spend their wads of cash.
“He loves the sea and fishing and being on a boat, outdoors, nature stuff,”? she says.
“I’d rather go to India and check out all the temples or go to Bhutan. “We’ve had this discussion, and he’s got to start doing more of the holidays like I do.”?
Madonna, who releases the second single, “Sorry,”? from her “Confessions on a Dance Floor”? album today, also says she is a big fan of expensive wine and champagne.
“I love Bordeaux,”? she says. “I’m obsessed with drinking red wine.”?
source : nypost
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