While in rehearsals for her upcoming tour, launching later this month, Ashlee Simpson has been working on adding a few cover songs to her set. Fans can expect to hear her renditions of Madonna’s “Burning Up,” Blondie’s “Call Me” and the Pretenders’ “Brass in Pocket” at the shows, the singer/actress announced on “TRL” on Monday (February 7).
Kate Winslet and Madonna are among a whole host of stars who have donated clothes to raise money for the Asian tsunami appeal.
Winslet has chosen to give away the slinky strapless gown designed especially for her by Ben de Lisi for the New York premiere of Finding Neverland.
Madonna has donated a signed studded belt to the auction for upmarket fashion website clothesagency.com.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has contributed a green and black dress from Top Shop, while actor Richard E Grant has donated the suit he wore in the Spice Girls movie Spice World.
Palmer-Tomkinson said: “No one could help but be affected by the tsunami – everybody has been touched by its effects. This auction is a great idea and I hope it is a complete success.”
Liz Hurley, Elle Macpherson, Graham Norton and the Duchess of York have also offered personal items.
Premiership side Chelsea have offered a day with the team at their next European away match.
The online auction will begin on February 11 and run until March 13, with all money going to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.
Clothesagency.com is the brainchild of aristocrat Lady Apsley.
She said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from celebrities willing to donate to this worthy cause. We are hoping to attract some really big bids.”
source : itv.com
Pop diva Madonna is reportedly cutting off ties with family members who are not following Kabbalah.
These days Madonna is also not helping her brother Christopher Ciccone, who worked for her Maverick Label for years.
She has also stopped interacting with her siblings Martin, Anthony, Paula, Melanie, Mario and Jennifer Ciccone, because they have refused to join the mystical movement.
According to the New York Post, Fox News has revealed that the ‘Frozen’ singer also dumped her friend Debi Mazar when Mazar expressed her scepticism about Kabbalah.
source : ani
“I was the girl who would take my dad’s sweatshirt and cut it up, so it had all these straps. I remember being very young and looking at Madonna and thinking she was the coolest: her bracelets up to her elbow, her lace and gloves and tights. Seeing how music is so correlated to fashion, or even how movies are so correlated to fashion, it’s something so natural to me.”
source : vogue.co.uk
“That’s Madonna, Right There!” – The final five performers take a private jet to Los Angeles, where they move into a mansion, and later are surprised when superstar Madonna takes time from her busy concert tour schedule to meet with them and share some valuable advice on the music business, on THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
Meanwhile, after a shopping trip to trendy Melrose Avenue, top Hollywood stylists Emil and Terrell put each participant’s personal sense of style to the test. Later, the vocalists get a special, up-close look at how Missy rocks the stage at a live concert performance in L.A.
Finally, at the performance challenge, legendary R&B artist/judge Teena Marie asks the competitors to each write a verse for a song that they will perform together, leading to the elimination of one participant.
source : top40-charts.com
from Madonna.com : Congratulations to Marinos Demetriou of Astoria, NY! Your submittal to the Classic Madonna Collection Contest #3 was selected by Madonna as the winner!. Your creative depiction of the answers gave you the advantage! Way to go Marinos! Thanks to all ICON-ers who submitted entries to last week’s Classic Madonna Collection!
This poll has been closed, and here are the resoults :
01 ”Crazy For You,” Madonna (1985) (39%)
02 ”Vision of Love,” Mariah Carey (1990) (27%)
03 ”I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston (1992) (6%)
04 ”At Last,” Etta James (1961) (4%)
05 ”With or Without You,” U2 (1987) (3%)
06 ”Your Song,” Elton John (1970) (3%)
07 ”Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” Bryan Adams (1991) (2%)
08 ”Come What May,” Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor (2001) (2%)
09 ”God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys (1966) (2%)
10 ”Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton (1977) (2%)