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Madonna News - March 2006

“Sorry” #4 on TRL

“Sorry” dropped to #4 on TRL today. Keep voting for Madonna at MTV.com or by phone : 1-800-342-5688 !

LL Cool J on Madonna

Who are your biggest influences?
I”~m influenced by everything. As music changes, my influences change. What influenced me in 1996 is not necessarily what influences me now. Right now, I”~m influenced by everything that”~s out now, that”~s going on now.
Madonna has been a strong influence on me in a lot of ways. I”~ve always admired the way she”~s handled her career. They counted her out, and she”~s caught up right now.
There”~s a very what-have-you-done-for-me-lately mentality in the music business. But art and the music business are two different things, and you can never count a great artist out.
source : madonnanation / localnewsleader

Gossip : Madonna Related To The British Royal Family ?

It has been revealed that Queen of pop Madonna is related to the future Queen, Camilla Parker Bowles.
While reconstructing her family tree Madge discovered that she and Prince Charles’ new wife are distant cousins.
Madge has now asked that Bowles join her to meet with genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner to jointly chart their ancestors.
Reitwiesner told the Daily Star: “Camilla and Madonna are both descended from Zacharie Cloutier who lived from 1617 to 1708.
But Camilla isn’t the only famous person to find they are related to the Queen of pop, Canadian singer Celine Dion is also from the same gene pool.
Reitwiesner continued: “And Camilla and Celine descend from Jean Guyon, who lived from 1619 to 1694.
“Both Jean and Zacharie died in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. Because of their unusual French-Canadian ancestry they are all blood relations. Madonna is absolutely fascinated by this.”
And so is Camilla by all accounts…a source told the Star: “Believe it or not Camilla is a huge Madonna fan, so she was thrilled when she got in touch and explained their ancestry.”
Could this be the start of a beautiful new relationship?

Madonna won Echo Awards

Madonna won the Best International Female Artist and The Hit Of The Year awards on 2006 Echo Awards.

Madonna on UK Charts – Update

Albums :
13 (12) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Singles :
07 (04) Madonna – Sorry
32 (26) Madonna – Hung Up

Downloads :
02 (02) Madonna – Sorry
17 (17) Madonna – Hung Up

Airplay :
02 (01) Madonna – Sorry

Julia Stiles on Madonna

Julia Stiles Lashes Out At ‘Lolita Phenomenon’
The Bourne Identity star Julia Stiles has lashed out at young female stars who use their sexuality to become famous.
The actress insists there is a regression towards a “Lolita phenomenon”, where young women promote themselves as sexy airheads.
She explains, “I grew up with Madonna and other female icons who were sexual, but they owned it, they were in control and they had the brains to back it up.
“Today, pop culture is full of images of young women who are very sexual and provocative, but they’re not the ones in control of their image – they’re just put out there by their handlers for public consumption.
“They’re not really expressing anything; they’re using their ability to turn men on as a way of selling albums or movie tickets.
source : femalefirst

Vote for Madonna at MTV Asia Awards

Madonna has been nominated for best for Favorite Female Artist on 2006 MTV Asia Awards.
To vote, you first have to register here and then vote here. So far Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson are winning in this category.

Thanks to Tara

Madonna reflects on “chubby”’80s days

Madonna has admitted that she wouldn’t have found musical success if she had started out today.
The Material Girl singer believes that she wasn’t skinny enough when she had her first hits in the ’80s, and that she would not be able to compete with today’s stars.
“I would have been too fat,” she is quoted by The Mirror as saying. “When I started out, I was kind of [plump]. I would have had to get anorexia. They would have said: ‘She is way too chubby.'”
source : digitalspy

Madonna Weekend on VH1 Europe

Madonna is also one of the most commercially successful artists in the history of popular music, and an icon for female pop stars worldwide, thanks to her proven ability to reinvent herself while retaining complete control of her career. No other female singer in the pop arena has been as prominent or as successful over such a long period of time.

Highlights include:

Madonna Speaks – Sat 11th March at 1500 CET
Madonna sets the record straight for the first time about the withdrawn American Life video. The star also discusses her album, her feelings on the current state of the world and her family, in the VH1 special “Madonna Speaks”.

Making The Video Britney & Madonna – “Me Against The Music” – Sat 11th March at 1530 CET
It was Britney’s big come back video and you can’t really get bigger than this as she writhes around and gets up-close-and-personal with non other than the queen of pop herself, Madonna. Watch as Britney follows Mads around a club and finally catches up with her, only for Madonna to disappear in to thin air.

Saturday :
11:00 – 12:00 – Top 10 Madonna In The 80’s
14:00 – 15:00 – Madonna Weekend Music Mix
15:00 – 15:30 – Madonna Speaks
15:30 – 16:00 – Making the Video Britney & Madonna “Me Against The Music”
16:00 – 17:00 – All Time Top 10 Madonna Performances
17:00 – 18:00 – VH1 TV Moments 2002 Madonna
21:00 – 21:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 1
21:30 – 22:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 2
22:00 – 22:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 3
22:30 – 23:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 4
23:00 – 23:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 5
23:30 – 00:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 6

Sunday :
11:00 – 12:00 – Top 10 Madonna In The 90’s
14:00 – 15:00 – All Time Top 10 Madonna Performances
15:00 – 15:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 1
15:30 – 16:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 2
16:00 – 16:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 3
16:30 – 17:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 4
17:00 – 17:30 – The Story of Madonna Part 5
17:30 – 18:00 – The Story of Madonna Part 6

source : vh1e

‘Confessions Remixed’ set out soon!

April 11 will see the release of a new and highly collectible Madonna item! ‘Confessions Remixed’ is the name of the three 12″ vinyl single set to be released on Warner Bros records and featuring some new and amazing remixes of Hung Up, Sorry and more Confessions On A Dance Floor tracks. This release will be limited to 3,000 units only and will come in an exclusive black and silver sleeve.
Tracks-listing goes as follow:
1. Hung Up (SDP’s Extended Vocal)
2. Hung Up (SDP’s Extended Dub)
3. Sorry (Man With Guitar Mix)
4. Get Together (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
5. I Love New York (Thin White Duke Mix)
6. Let It Will Be (Paper Faces Mix)

Confessions Remixed Cover

source : madonna.com