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Madonna News - November 2006

Madonna on Billboard Charts – 12092006

Top Electronic Albums :
03 (06) Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Hot 100 Singles Sales :
04 (01) Madonna – Jump
27 (26) Madonna – Get Together
35 (50) Madonna – Sorry
47 (–) Madonna – Hung Up *re-entry*

Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
— (24) Madonna – Jump

Hot Dance Music/Club Play
06 (05) Madonna – Jump

Dance Radio Airplay :
01 (01) Madonna – Jump

Hot Dance Singles Sales :
01 (01) Madonna – Jump
08 (07) Madonna – Get Together
09 (13) Madonna – Sorry
12 (16) Madonna – Hung Up

Confessions Tour DVD Announced on Icon

ICON members are the first to see the cover of the Confessions Tour DVD! And we are happy to announce that the wait is almost over! The DVD will be released on January 22, 2007 internationally, January 23, 2007 in the US.

Madonna - Confessions Tour DVD - Cover

Gossip : Madonna – Thank Bob for baby

Madonna has sent sir Bob Geldof a heartfelt thank-you letter for inspiring her to adopt an African baby.
I can reveal that charity campaigner Sir Bob was the key man behind Madge’s decision to pluck little David Banda from poverty in Malawi.
And as a sign of her gratitude, she has secretly made a huge donation to Sir Bob’s Band Aid charity for Africa. The pair chatted about Africa after he persuaded Madge to perform at last year’s Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park.
Now the Queen Of Pop has told pals she would never have visited Malawi if Sir Bob had not told her about the country’s plight.
And she credits him with helping her to extend her family.
She has also promised to support Bob at the drop of a hat if he ever needs her influence on a new charity campaign.
Madonna was shocked at the backlash she suffered after she returned to the UK with baby David last month. After donating millions of pounds to fight poverty in Malawi she was accused by her critics of “buying”? her African child.
But the Material Girl didn’t think lightly about the adoption and spent hours discussing her plans with Sir Bob.
A source close to Madonna said: “She feels that she is forever in Sir Bob’s debt for having introduced her to the country where she eventually met her beloved son.
“She is extremely grateful to him for bringing David into her life and feels she owes him a lot.
“Madonna and Sir Bob fell out a little bit after he announced she would be performing at Hyde Park before she had agreed to the gig.
“But that is all forgotten now. It was a flash in the pan and Madonna has never regretted doing the show.”?
The source added: “She has now made a very generous donation to the Band Aid charity through her own Ray Of Light Foundation.
“She also sent Bob a lovely personal thank-you letter to extend her gratitude to him.
“And she gave him a huge bundle of photos that she and her husband Guy had taken while they were in Malawi.
“She thought Bob would appreciate them.”?
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Groups to Judge Madonna Fitness to Adopt

A judge in Malawi will permit a coalition of 67 human-rights groups to move forward with their legal challenge to Madonna’s adoption of one-year-old David Banda – and allow them to help decide if the singer is a fit mother.
In his Wednesday ruling in the Malawian capital, Judge Andrew Nyirenda said the human-rights organizations could be viewed as “friends of the court.”
The groups can therefore pursue the application for a full review of an interim 18-month custody order that allowed Madonna to take the child out of the country. The groups members can also be party to the assessment of the pop singer’s fitness as a mother.
“We want to be joined as a party to the assessment because we have a lot of legal issues we want to raise,” Justin Dzonzi of the coalition told reporters last month.
The groups had argued that the Malawian government cut legal corners to “fast-track” the adoption, and said regulations must be followed to protect children, the Associated Press reports.
Madonna has denied that she was given VIP treatment.
David is currently living with Madonna and her family in London. “David is amazing,” Madonna, speaking via satellite from a TV studio in London, said during an October interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“What really surprises me is how great my children are with him and how he’s transitioned so easily from living in Africa in an orphanage to living in our house,” she said.
source : ap/people

Madonna bustier up for sale

A bustier worn by Madonna on her Who’s that Girl tour goes under the hammer tonight.
The creation is one of 160 lots featuring in the It’s More than Rock ‘n’ Roll auction.
Marvin Gaye’s handwritten musical manuscripts are also up for sale.
The manuscripts had been given to a friend and forgotten about until they recently resurfaced in London.
Other objects include the original Rolling Stones tongue artwork, Elvis Presley’s 1960s Cherry Sunburst guitar and John Lennon’s beige mohair 1963 stage suit worn at the London Palladium.
The auction takes place at 7pm at the Sound venue in London’s Leicester Square.
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Judge defers ruling on Madonna adoption challenge

Malawian lawyers said that a judge had Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether rights groups could challenge pop diva Madonna’s bid to adopt a local toddler whose mother died shortly after childbirth.
“There is nothing … we are still waiting to hear from the judge and hopefully a ruling will be made next week,” Alan Chinula, an attorney for Madonna, said.
Judge Andrew Nyirenda was due to make his ruling Tuesday behind closed doors in the administrative capital Lilongwe but postponed the judgment for a third time.
Lawyer Justin Dzodzi, who represents the Human Rights Consultative Committee grouping 67 local children’s rights organizations, said: “The arrangement was that it would be up to the judge to call us to say when ruling is ready.”
The coalition first lodged a petition in October, insisting that current laws did not permit for intra-country adoptions and asking for the right to bring a fully-fledged appeal at a later hearing.
Judge Nyirenda, handling the first high-profile adoption case in Malawi, granted an 18-month interim custody to Madonna to enable her to take David Banda to Britain.
The 14-month-old baby is now living with Madonna and her British filmmaker husband Guy Ritchie in London even though would-be adoptive parents are usually subject to an 18-month monitoring period by social workers in Malawi.
Madonna has denied using her vast wealth to fast-track the process while David’s father Yohane Banda has called on the coalition to drop their action over fear that the singer will return the child to a life of poverty back home.
source : afp

New Madonna canvas debuts at Z Gallerie

From : Another gorgeous fine art canvas hits Z Gallerie this week, just in time for the holidays! The image was taken by Steven Klein for W Magazine and features Madonna wearing the riding hat that she donned all over the world in her record breaking Confessions Tour. This instant classic is a 36″ x48″ hand painted glicee print only available at Z Gallerie. Click here to purchase online or find the closest retailer.