Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone has dismissed Madonna’s performance in 1996 musical Evita as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a “hooker”.
The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making the EVA PERON biopic, admits he made his “biggest mistake” when he failed to see his ambition through.
And Stone was less than impressed when Alan Parker, who ended up directing Evita, cast pop queen Madonna in the title role.
He says, “The thing about Eva Peron was that she was a hooker and a saint.
“Madonna could do the hooker but not the saint.”
source : contactmusic
01 (-) Madonna – Sorry
20 (16) Madonna – Hung Up
11 (11) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
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01 (01) Madonna – Sorry
Queen of pop Madonna stormed to the head of the singles charts on Sunday, registering her 12th British number one. Madonna”~s “Sorry” debuted in the top spot matching the success of her previous release “Hung Up,” the Official UK Charts Company said. / Reuters
Madonna has notched up her 12th number one single in the UK, with the track Sorry entering at the top of the chart. The achievement comes over 20 years after the singer’s first number one – Into The Groove – in 1985. / BBC
‘Sorry’ is the biggest seller this week ! Madonna has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart tonight with ‘Sorry’ (February 26). The Queen Of Pop shot straight into pole position despite a strong new entry from Corrine Bailey Rae at two with ‘Put Your Records On’ and Westlife at four with ‘Amazing’. / NME
The second single from Confessions On A Dancefloor is an instant club classic. Layered with addictive beats by Stuart Price and a pumping bassline, Madge won’t be sorry about this release. And if you like this, just wait until you hear her next single release, Jump, which will have everyone bouncing this summer.
source : insnews.org
“Sorry” was #1 on MTV TRL today. Keep Madonna on top by voting at MTV.com or call 1-800-342-5688 !
If you’re a member of Icon, Madonna’s official Fan Club, be sure to check out the brand new megamix now available on Icon Radio, Madonna’s official online station! This new non stop mix features some fresh Sorry and Hung Up remixes as well as some older and rare remixes that were released for promotion only back in the day… Ready to dance? Just push the button!
source : madonna.com
Best new band – Arctic Monkeys
Best video – The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
Best international band – The Strokes
Best TV show – Gonzo (MTV2)
Best solo artist – Kanye West
Philip Hall Radar award – Long Blondes
Best radio show – Zane Lowe (BBC Radio 1)
Best event – Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals
Best live band – Franz Ferdinand
Best music DVD – Live8
Best film – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
John Peel music innovation award – Gorillaz
Best track – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Best album – Employment – Kaiser Chiefs
Best British band – Arctic Monkeys
Godlike Genius award – Ian Brown
Best website – NME.com
Best venue – Brixton Academy
Hero of the year – Bob Geldof
Villain of the year – George Bush
Best dressed – Ricky Wilson
Worst dressed – Justin Hawkins
Worst album – Back To Bedlam – James Blunt
Worst band – Son of Dork
Sexiest man – Pete Doherty
Sexiest woman – Madonna
“Sorry” was #1 on MTV Total Request Live today. Keep Madonna on top by voting at MTV.com or call 1-800-342-5688 !
Madonna plans to hit the clubs for her upcoming summer tour, because according to her tour director, it wouldn’t be the disco queen’s kind of dance floor if it wasn’t a bit confessional too.
“A typical Madonna show is quite produced,” said Jamie King, who has been the creative director who has been the creative director for Madonna’s last two tours. “She. “She likes things large, she likes things theatrical, but this time, being that [Confessions on a Dance Floor] is an intimate album, we want to try to make people have an intimate experience as well as a big produced theatrical experience. So look for us doing some small venues, some smaller venues.”
To achieve that intimacy, Madonna will have to be able to get close to everyone, so the tour is also going to be more interactive. “I would like to put her as close to her people her fans, her dancers, her fellow supporters as possible,” King said.
While that effect was achieved via the pit and the catwalk on her Reinvention Tour, don’t expect Madonna to merely reinvent that tour and trot out all the hits. The set list has been confirmed, King said, and it’s definitely Confessions-heavy, with “some familiar faces” popping up from the past two dance-themed videos, “Hung Up” and “Sorry.” That said, there will be a few yet-to-be-revealed fan favorites on the set list as well.
“Listen, I love old Madonna songs I don’t know one person who doesn’t,” King said. “But we want to focus mainly on this album. I think people love it and they want to hear it, so expect a lot of the songs from Confessions on a Dance Floor.”
Tour dates have yet to be announced, but rehearsals begin March 1.
source : mtv.com