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Madonna News - March 2008

Madonna Laughs Off Pub Rumors

Madonna and Guy Ritchie haven’t embarked on second careers as pint-pourers.

Despite reports that the couple have purchased The Punch Bowl, a pub in their London neighborhood, Madonna’s rep tells PageSix.com it’s “pure fiction.” She adds, ” I know Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie enjoy their pub visits but they don’t own one.”

source : pagesix.com

Madonna turns glam landlady as she buys traditional British pub

While Madonna’s been busy putting the final touches to her new album Hard Candy, it seems she’s been progressing another very different venture at the same time. The queen of pop and her husband Guy Ritchie have just bought a traditional British pub in London for a reported L2.5 million.

Just around the corner from the couple’s West End home, The Punchbowl – in up-market Mayfair – has long been one of their regular haunts.

“Madonna absolutely adores the pub,” reveals a source. “They pop in regularly to get away from it all… Guy meets all his pals down there. They’ve been desperate to own this place for a long time and have been making offers on it for ages. Now it’s finally happened.”

The pub, which attracts celebrity customers ranging from Hollywood star Robert De Niro to EastEnders veteran Barbara Winsor, is steeped in history. It’s been around since the 1730s and once belonged to notorious London gangster Freddie Foreman.

“She’ll be the most glamorous landlady alive,” added the source about the singer, who’s known to be a fan of northern brew Timothy Taylor’s Landlord bitter.

source : Hello Magazine

Iggy & The Stooges to Perform for Madonna

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Iggy & The Stooges will perform for Madonna at this year’s induction ceremony. The choice of the Stooges may raise some eyebrows, but isn’t as strange as it seems: both the band and Madonna are Detroit natives, and Iggy Pop opened for Madonna at the Dublin date for her Reinvention Tour in 2004.

Other performers scheduled at the induction ceremony, which takes place next Monday, March 10th, at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel: Damien Rice (for Leonard Cohen); James Cotton (for Little Walter); Patti LaBelle (for Gamble & Huff); plus John Mellencamp and the Ventures, both of whom are being inducted.

source : rolling stone

Hard Candy – Official Press Release

‘HARD CANDY’ DELICIOUS NEW MADONNA ALBUM SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS APRIL 29th

Madonna’s 11th studio album for Warner Bros. Records “HARD CANDY” is scheduled to have a global release on April 28th and a US release on April 29th, it was confirmed by her label. “HARD CANDY” (the follow up to Madonna’s “CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR” which debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and sold over 8 million copies), has been described as a brilliant up-tempo collection of 12 songs in which Madonna remains ensconced in club mode but this time adds an urban hip hop beat in collaboration with musical partners Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes and Nate “Danja” Hills. The debut single, the pulsating “4 Minutes” will be released at the end of March.

“The title is a juxtaposition of tough and sweetness…kind of like I’m gonna kick your ass but it’s going to make you feel good. And of course, I love candy” laughed the material girl.

Madonna, a multi-Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, cultural icon, world renowned stage performer, video visionary, children’s book author, director and documentary film maker has sold 200 million albums in the course of her unprecedented two decade plus career and is slated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10th.

source : iconmadonna.com

Madonna buys London pub

Pop superstar Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have bought their own London pub, it has been revealed.

The pair – Madonna, 49, and Guy, 39, snapped up ‘The Punchbowl’ pub in central London’s exclusive Mayfair – and it’s the second oldest pub in the area.

The pub – which was built in the 1750s – and has previously been owned by notorious London gangster Freddie Foreman – boasts big-named patrons like Barbra Streisland, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

A source said: “The sale of the pub went through and the previous owners were offered a huge sum of money for the freehold.

“It has everything Madge and Guy want — A-lister regulars and a tough edge with the Foreman connection.”

source : showbizspy.com

Madonna plans to adopt again – The Sunday Telegraph Interview

New album, new tour, new kids. As she rapidly approaches 50, life is not slowing down for Madonna.

In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph in Hollywood yesterday, the Queen of Pop revealed her plans to adopt another child.

And despite being known for her tough, no-nonsense demeanour, she spoke of being nervous about the release of Hard Candy, her 11th studio album, which will be available internationally on April 29.

While the singer agreed it was time she toured Australia, she was playful about what it would take to make her sign on the dotted line.

“How bad do you want me to be there?” she said at the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “There’s a chance. It’s been a while. It’s the least I can do.”

Madonna, the best-selling female singer of all-time, suggested a welcome party would lure her Down Under.

“Are you going to throw a party for me? All right, no didgeridoos though, OK.”

Madonna’s last Australian tour was the successful Girlie Show in November 1993.

Promoter Michael Chugg said Madonna’s 2008-09 world tour plan, including Australia, “will happen”.

He said: “It is being talked about … and there is a promoter trying to put it together.”

Although lighthearted and relaxed throughout the interview, her age – she will turn 50 on August 16 – was not a laughing matter with Madonna’s publicist, who warned the star shouldn’t be asked about her it.

She was, however, happy to talk about her pride at her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week.

“It’s 25 years of writing, producing and recording,” she said. “That’s a long time to do a job well, I might add.

“So, yeah – it’s a great sense of accomplishment.” The Sunday Telegraph was given an exclusive preview of her new album – and it certainly signals a new hip-hop-driven direction for the singer.

She collaborated with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Pharrell Williams. The first single, Four Minutes (To Save The World) hits radio this month.

“I’m very anxious and nervous and hopeful that people will like it,” she said.

She is also releasing a feature film (Filth And Wisdom) and a documentary (I Am Because We Are), which tells the story of her adoption of son David Banda from Malawi.

“I would love to adopt more and I hope that as many people as possible see this movie,” she said of the film, which will have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

“It is very emotional.”

The Material Girl also told of her soft spot for Aussies.

“I’m very fond of some Australians. Australians are usually quite funny people.”

The nanny who cares for her children – Lourdes, Rocco and David – is also an Aussie. Madonna, called for jury duty after holding a post-Oscars party in Los Angeles last week, said David had a “funny American, English, Australian accent” thanks to the nanny.

source : news.com.au

Madonna – 4 Minutes Lyrics

Madonna – 4 Minutes

I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
I’m outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
Come on
Yeah
Break down
Come on

Madonna: Come on boy, I’ve been waiting for somebody, to pick up my stroll
Justin: Well don’t waste time, give me a sign, tell me how you wanna roll
Madonna: I want somebody to speed it up for me, then take it down slow. There’s enough room for both
Justin: Well, I can handle that, you just gotta show me where it’s at.
Are you ready to go (Are you ready to go)

Madonna and Justin:
If you want it. you already got it
If you thought it, tt better be what you want
If you feel it, it must be real just
Say the word and imma give you what you want

Madonna: Time is waiting
Justin: We only got 4 minutes to save the world
Madonna: No hesitating
Madonna: Grab a boy
Justin: Grab a girl
Madonna: Time is waiting
Justin: We only got 4 minutes to save the world
Madonna: No hesitating
Justin: We only got 4 minutes, 4 minutes

Keep it up, keep it up, don’t be a pri, hey
Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
That’s right, keep it up, keep it up, don’t be a pri, hey
Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock

Madonna: Sometimes I think what I need is a you intervention, yeah
Justin: And you know I can tell that you like it
And that it’s good, by the way that you move, ooh, hey
Madonna: The road to hell is paved with good intentions, yeah
Justin: But if I die tonight
At least I can say I did what I wanted to do
Tell me, how bout you?

Madonna and Justin:
If you want it, you already got it
If you thought it, it better be what you want
If you feel it, it must be real just
Say the word and imma give you what you want

Madonna: Time is waiting
Justin: We only got 4 minutes to save the world
Madonna: No hesitating
Madonna: Grab a boy
Justin: Grab a girl
Madonna: Time is waiting
Justin: We only got 4 minutes to save the world
Madonna: No hesitating
Justin: We only got 4 minutes, 4 minutes

Keep it up, keep it up, don’t be a pri, hey
Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
That’s right, keep it up, keep it up, don’t be a pri, hey
Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock

Timbaland: Breakdown, Yeah

(tick tock tick tock tick tock)
Yeah, uh huh
(tick tock tick tock tick tock)
I only got 4 minutes to save the world