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Madonna News - July 2007

Kylie cuts Madonna’s Price

Madonna’s head will be Spinning Around when she finds out Kylie Minogue has nabbed her fave producer.

Brit Stuart Price was the guiding light behind Madge’s Grammy-winning album Confessions On A Dance Floor.

So I’m guessing she won’t be too happy to see him switch camp.

It’s great news for us though. His Midas touch and her pint-sized charm should make for a magical combination.

source : the sun

Madonna guest on new Annie Lennox album

Annie Lennox’s first studio album in four years, “Songs of Mass Destruction,” will arrive in the fall. Due Oct. 2 via Arista, the set was produced by Glen Ballard, who previously told Billboard.com, “It’s a very intense record. It’s very personal to her. We spent a lot of time making sure the music was the way she wanted it.”

Among the songs confirmed to appear on the album are “Fingernail Moon,” “Dark Road” and “Sing,” the latter of which was inspired by Lennox’s work with Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign to curb the spread of AIDS.

“Sing” sports contributions from 23 superstar female vocalists, including Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Shakira, Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight, Pink, Fergie, Melissa Etheridge and KT Tunstall, among others.

The former Eurythmics vocalist’s previous set, “Bare” (J Records), debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in June 2003.

Lennox has yet to confirm tour dates but will appear Aug. 15 at a special performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Mermaid Theatre.

source : billboard

Madonna movie set to become a musical

Madonna’s Desperately Seeking Susan is set to become a stage musical, which will feature songs of Blondie and Deborah Harry. The London production, which will be directed by Angus Jackson, will open at the Novello Theatre.

Harry has written a new song, Moment Of Truth, for the show. The musical will also play hits like Heart of Glass. British actress Emma Williams will star as Susan.

source : ewindpress.com

Morrissey slates Madonna during US gig

Morrissey has slated Madonna’s penchant for wearing fur.

The former Smiths frontman was playing the Norva venue in Norfolk, Virginia last week (July 9) when he verbally attacked the singer from the stage.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if she made that African boy she adopted into a coat and wore him for 15 minutes, then threw it away,” he declared.

The gig was organised by PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – of whom Morrissey is a long-standing supporter.

source : nme

Madonna faces parenting investigation

Madonna and Guy Ritchie are facing a tough inspection to see if they are fit parents.

The couple will soon be visited by Malawian adoption officials, who plan to conduct a formal interview with the stars, as well as observing them for up to five hours a day over a five-day period. Questions about alcohol, infertility, divorce and infidelity are expected to be asked.

If Madonna and Guy satisfy the interviewers, the adoption process of baby David Banda will be completed.

A source told The Sun: “This home study is a big deal – and Madonna and Guy have been absolutely dreading it. Malawi is a conservative country that disapproves of drugs, alcohol, divorce and cheating. These assessments are very gruelling and many couples don’t pass.”

source : digitalspy

Rupert Everett defends Madonna’s adoption

Rupert Everett has defended Madonna’s decision to adopt a Malawian baby.

The “~Hung Up’ star was forced to battle an onslaught of criticism when she adopted her son David Banda last October.

However, Everett, who starred alongside Madonna in the 2000 romantic comedy The Next Big Thing, insisted that the 48-year-old pop star was condemned unfairly, saying: “I think (Madonna’s) been given a really rough deal about it. I think it’s outrageous how she has been treated.

“Adopting a kid is adopting a kid. It’s great. There’s no question that it’s better for him to be growing up in Madonna’s family than in a Malawian orphanage.”

Earlier today it emerged that Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie will face a five-day parenting assessment from Malawian adoption officials.

source : digitalspy

Liz Rosenberg on Madonna’s documentory about Malawi ?

Pop superstar Madonna has been devoting time between motherhood, music and movies to a new documentary about Malawi. The Material Girl singer adopted son David Banda from the African country in October 2006, and was so inspired by her visit to the country she immediately started filming a short movie about the problems people face there.

Her spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells The Scoop, “She’s been working on it for a year. Very intense. And profoundly sad – not for the faint of heart. She did an amazing job, I must say.” As well as the documentary, Rosenberg confirms Madonna has also been working on new tracks with Justin Timberlake, whose London concert she recently tried to attend incognito before being mobbed by fans.

source : contactmusic

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