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Madonna News - May 2008

P.Diddy Wants to Join Madonna’s Malawi Campaign

P.Diddy is so impressed with Madonna’s efforts to raise money for the people in Malawi, he’s vowed to join her fight.

He says, “I’d like to do something with Madonna in Malawi. I see what she does and I think it’s fantastic. I’d like to help in any way I can.”

There’s nothing hotter than a celebrity jumping on the charity bandwagon!

source : hollyscoop

Madonna nominated for Much Music Video Award

Best International Video – Artist :

– Alicia Keys – No One (J Records/SONY BMG)
– Chris Brown – Kiss, Kiss f. T-Pain (Zomba/SONY BMG)
– Fergie – Clumsy (A&M/Universal Music)
– Flo Rida – Low f. T-Pain (Atlantic/Warner Music)
– Kanye West – Stronger (Roc-A-Fella/Universal Music)

Madonna – 4 Minutes f. Justin Timberlake (Warner Bros./Warner Music)
Director: Jonas & Francois
Producer: Greg Panteix
Production Company: 75 Films

– Miley Cyrus – Start All Over (Hollywood Records/Universal Musicl)
– Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music (Island Def Jam/Universal Music)
– Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls (Beluga Heights/SONY BMG)
– Usher – Love In This Club f. Young Jeezy (LaFace/SONY BMG) : 2nd Montreal and Toronto dates added

Second Montreal (October 23, 2008) date and a Toronto (October 19, 2008) date were added to the tour itinerary yesterday. Icon has secured a small amount tickets for those shows, which will be available through a devoted Icon post sale starting May 29 at 10 AM LOCAL TIME for legacy members and at Noon LOCAL TIME for Platinum members.

100 tickets for each show will be made available to Icon members and we expect them to sell out quickly.

The Icon postsale will start on Thursday, May 29 at 10 AM LOCAL TIME for Legacy Platinum members and at Noon LOCAL TIME for Platinum members.

Judge approves Madonna’s adoption

A Malawi judge has approved Madonna’s adoption of a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage in 2006.

The 49-year-old pop star wasn’t in court for Wednesday’s ruling.

Madonna and her husband, Guy Ritchie, have been caring for the boy, David Banda, in London. David turns 3 in November.

David’s mother died when he was a month old. His father has said he believed he could not care for him alone, and that placing him in an orphanage was the best way to ensure David’s survival. The father has said he didn’t object to the adoption.

Critics have said Madonna used her celebrity status to circumvent Malawian adoption laws – allegations she denies. Malawian law is fuzzy on foreign adoptions. Regulations only stipulate that prospective parents undergo an 18- to 24-month assessment period in Malawi, a rule that was bent when Madonna was allowed to take David to London.

Speaking to reporters last week at the Cannes Film Festival, Madonna said the criticism hurt.

“It was a big struggle, and I didn’t understand it,” she said. “But in the end I rationalized that, when a woman has a child and goes through natural childbirth, she suffers an enormous amount.”

Madonna and Ritchie have a son, Rocco, 7, and Madonna has a daughter, Lourdes, 11.

Madonna met David while establishing charity projects in Malawi. She is funding her own and six other orphanages in the country.

Her Raising Malawi organization also announced that the singer is funding a multimillion-dollar academy for disadvantaged children in Malawi.

“I Am Because We Are,” a new documentary that Madonna produced and narrated, shows poverty and disease devastating the lives of Malawi’s children, and urges people to volunteer.

source : ap : Lisbon Date Added + New Icon Presales

Portuguese Madonna fans, we are happy to confirm that the ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Tour will stop at the Parque Bela Vista in Lisbon on September 14, 2008. Tickets for the show will go on sale May 31.
If you are an Icon member, please note that the devoted presale will start on Thursday May 29, at 10am LOCAL TIME for legacy members and at Noon Local Time for Platinum members.
Also, a second Montreal (October 23) and Toronto (October 19) date was added to the tour itinerary yesterday. We’ve secured tickets for both shows, which will be available through a devoted Icon post sale starting May 29 at 10am LOCAL TIME for legacy members and at Noon Local Time for Platinum members.

Second Chicago show set for Madonna

Madonna has announced a second Chicago show on her fast-selling Sticky & Sweet Tour later this year.

Following the immediate sell-out of Madonna’s Oct. 26 stop at the United Center, a final United Center performance on Oct. 27 was announced today.

Tickets for the Oct. 27 performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 2 at Ticketmaster outlets (312-559-1212, and on

Sales for the Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many other markets. A second show added in Paris, too.

The Zurich show scheduled for Aug. 30 at the Military Airfield Deubendorf has topped the 70,000 mark in sales.

Other sellouts include three shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Oct. 6-7 and 11, and Boston on Oct. 15.

North American stadium shows go on sale the weekend of May 31-June 1 for Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and Miami, along with arena shows in Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Atlantic City.

Madonna also will make a different kind of appearance this summer on the other side of Lake Michigan.

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore announced last weekend that Madonna will appear for a screening of ”I Am Because We Are” — her new documentary about the impoverished nation of Malawi — during the Traverse City Film Festival on Aug. 2.

source : suntimes