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Madonna News - June 2007

Madonna – In the Rough

Photogs caught Madonna at JFK last night, who brought her guitar to the airport, but left her face at home.

Her Madgesty, 48, was spotted making her escape from New York, arriving for her flight sans makeup. The Material Girl kept a stone cold face when photogs tried to chat her up, barely smiling for the cameras … wouldn’t want to add any lines to that pretty face of hers!

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source : tmz

Madonna Pops Up in Butter

A bandana-ed Ashton and wife Demi were at Bungalow 8 in Manhattan last night, Rambo-style. Bosom buddies Penelope Cruz and Shakira partied with the couple in the tropical lounge.

Further downtown, Madonna visited Butter. Two minutes after Madge’s big arrival, Shakira arrived holding the hand of a gentlemen friend. Ashton, Demi and Penelope Cruz followed closely behind. Janet Jackson stopped by while boytoy Jermaine Dupri was out on the west coast.

A hot-pink-haired Kelly Osbourne chowed down at Mr. Chow’s with new squeeze Jared Gorbel and PR guru Jonathan Cheban. Kelly and beau then ditched the Tribeca eatery for Butter.

See all the NY action in today’s hot buttered edition of Star Catcher NY!

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source : tmz

Cold Shoulder

Is there a beef between Madonna and Janet Jackson?

Madge was chummy with fellow singer Shakira at Butter Monday night (our spy said they showed up “hand in hand”) and was spotted dancing on banquettes with Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Penelope Cruz. But Jackson was holed up a few booths down and, “She was not invited to join Madonna’s crew,” said an onlooker, who told us the table drank “seven bottles of champagne and a ton of beer.”

source : nypost

Rumour : Madonna buys sixth London home for £6 million

Madonna has spent more than £6 million buying her sixth London property.

The American singer and her husband Guy Ritchie last week signed a contract on the 10-bedroom Georgian townhouse in London’s Marylebone.

It adjoins the eight-bedroom property the couple live in with children Lourdes, 10, and Rocco, six.

They also own two nearby mews houses, which are occupied by staff, and two other houses in central London.

Madonna, 48, and British film director Ritchie, 38, bought their latest home from designer-developer Paul Davies, who made headlines recently by asking a record £40,000 a week in rent for one of his Mayfair properties.

The couple paid almost twice the £3.1million Mr Davies spent when he bought the property in August last year, even though he has not refurbished it.

The house has six floors and includes a vaulted artist’s studio which adjoins the garden wall of the family’s main home.

A source said: “Madonna has been a very shrewd investor in property – this is her fourth in the area. She knows the prices are significantly lower than in Mayfair but that the area is coming up. She has said she’d like to buy the whole street.

“She was really keen to get her hands on this house because she knows once Paul Davies starts developing properties an area can skyrocket in price. She was calling him for eight months and her initial offers were rejected, but after a series of meetings he agreed to sell.”

Madonna faced competition for the house from comedian Jennifer Saunders and photographer Mario Testino.

Mr Davies refused to comment but he has described the property, a former private clinic, as “a blank canvas” in need of renovation.

The house has oak floorboards and many original features.

Madonna complained recently about workmen renovating her home, saying: “I can’t believe how people don’t like to work. The week starts at noon on Monday and ends at noon on Friday. I’m used to people in America working seven days a week.”

It is not known whether the family intend to connect their acquisition to their existing home or rent it out.

Madge’s property portfolio

The singer and her husband own a string of homes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Their portfolio includes six properties in central London.

In Marylebone there is their £7 million family townhouse, the new £6million property and two mews cottages close by, one of which was bought last year for £900,000.

The singer has also bought two properties that are used by the Kabbalah religious sect. One – a £3.6 million building in the West End – is used as headquarters by the group.

The other is a £1.6 million, fivestorey Georgian townhouse in Conway Street, Regent’s Park. The couple also own the 1,200-acre Ashcombe estate in Wiltshire, formerly owned by Sir Cecil Beaton, which they bought for £9 million in 2001.

In the United States they have an £8 million house in Beverly Hills and an apartment in New York.

source : dailymail

Madonna fashion line lifts Hennes & Mauritz

Hennes & Mauritz, Europe’s second-largest clothing retailer, said yesterday its profit rose 31 per cent in the second quarter as the company opened new stores and the Madonna-branded collection was well-received by customers.

H&M, which operates nine stores in the Toronto area, also announced a collaboration with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.

Net income for the three months through May 31 rose to 3.47 billion Swedish kronor, or $540 million (Canadian), from 2.65 billion kronor a year earlier, H&M said. Sales gained 18 per cent to 20.05 billion kronor. Net income for the first six months rose to 5.1 billion kronor.

“The spring collections have been well received by the customers during the whole first half-year,” the company said.

Shares in H&M, which has a total of 1,420 stores worldwide, dipped 1.54 per cent to 416 kronor yesterday in Stockholm, however.

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Madonna on Blender’s The Gayest Moments in Music list

Wedding Belles

Madonna Preys on the Young

Some girls only do it for the attention, as evidenced by the 2003 VMAs, a ceremony that will be remembered exclusively for the choreographed lip-lock between cross-dressing “groom” Madonna and her snow-white “brides” Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The producer’s career-threatening decision to cut away and capture ex-Britney boy toy Justin Timberlake’s stone-faced reaction, left poor Aguilera with half the face-time, and a fraction of the press. To be fair, Britney did seem to put a bit more enthusiasm into it.

Justin on Madonna

… he is continuing a new-found collaboration with queen of pop Madonna.

The exiting pairing has already produced five songs – a couple of R’n’B numbers and a couple of dance records.

Justin said: “Some of the dance stuff hasn’t the in-your-face energy of Hung Up but it’s got this mellow R’n’B thing on top of dance accompaniment which Timbaland is doing the beats for.

“It’s all still in demo phases and I don’t know if it’ll be an album but four or five songs will make really good records.”

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