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Madonna News - November 2008

Madonna’s Pictures on LIFE Mag’s photo archive

Google Inc. has opened an online photo gallery that will feature millions of images from Life magazine’s archives that have never been seen by the public before. The new service, available at images.google.com/hosted/life, debuted today with about 2 million photos. Eventually, Google plans to scan all 10 million photos from Life’s library so they can be viewed on any computer with an Internet connection. About 97 percent of Life’s archives have not been publicly seen, according to Life. (ap)

So far there’s over 100 pictures of Madonna :

Madonna's Pictures on LIFE Mag's photo archive

Madonna lights up hometown with Ford Field show

It’s been seven long years since Madonna last played her hometown, but when she arrived on stage Tuesday night at Ford Field — fittingly, on nothing less than a throne — the enormous grin on her face said it all: It was good to be home.

She said as much during her livewire two-hour concert, sprinkling hometown sentiment and “it’s good to be home”-isms throughout the show. But she let her feelings really be known near the end of the night, before a sing-along portion of the show which included a karaoke-style version of her hit song “Material Girl.”

“I don’t come here very often,” she told the crowd of 30,000, “so please make a big deal about it!”

It wasn’t hard to. The homegrown superstar — way before she became the biggest star in all the land, she was just a kid from Rochester Hills with dreams of ruling the world — put on a stadium-worthy celebration that was part concert, part block party, and all fun. Whereas past Madonna extravaganzas have served to titillate or provoke, the focus here seemed to be on having a good time, plain and simple.

Madonna offered up a fair number of selections from her latest, April’s “Hard Candy.” Whereas the record is a bit of a stiff, in person it sounded positively vital, with an explosive, show-closing “Give It 2 Me” sounding nothing less than apocalyptic in its urgency.

She dipped into her back catalog, as well, offering revamped, reinvented versions of some of her biggest hits, including a thrashing, punk rock take on “Borderline” and a gypsy-style take on “La Isla Bonita” that would make her friends in Gogol Bordello proud.

The concert briefly delved into politics with a video montage showing images of famine and villainous world leaders, which later gave way to images of Bono, Oprah, John Lennon and yes, Barack Obama. Earlier tour stops included images of John McCain on the “bad” side of things, which have thankfully been excised post-election.

Madonna didn’t always sing — she oftentimes made no attempt to mask her piped in vocals — but she constantly danced and always entertained. Her performance was tireless, and her ultra-fit, 50-year-old build continues to impress while gleefully mocking the rules of nature.

The homecoming was only slightly dampered by the crowd of 30,000, which was far from a sell-out (the entire upper deck was blocked off with a black curtain). The attendance figure can be blamed on several factors, including Michigan’s down economy, the high ticket price and the fact that the local date wasn’t announced until three months after the rest of the tour. Many local fans likely made the trek to shows in nearby cities such as Toronto or Chicago, thinking that like on Madonna’s last two tours, there would not be a Detroit stop.

But it was good to have her back, if only for a night. And on that night she proved that despite her various personas and endless reinventions, there is still only one Madonna.

source : detnews

Louis Vuitton pays Madonna $10 million for Ad Campaign

Madonna is being paid handsomely to be the new face of Louis Vuitton’s 2009 marketing campaign. The pop queen, who’s getting divorced from Guy Ritchie over issues ranging from sex to kabbalah water, is raking in $10 million for her modeling gig, sources told Page Six. And, despite online buzz that the shoot would be done by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, WWD reports the nod went to legendary Steven Meisel, who did Madonna’s notorious 1992 book, “Sex.” Madonna was seen last weekend cozying up with Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, discussing the clothing. Madonna’s rep declined to comment.

source : nypost

Madonna announces The Raising Malawi Academy For Girls

from Madonna.com :

To All My Friends,

I am really excited to share with you a new video message about a project that you can be a big part of: The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

Madonna announces The Raising Malawi Academy For Girls

After witnessing the potential of Malawi’s girls firsthand, I made it my mission to give them an opportunity to become their personal best. I hope you will share my urgency and make a donation today. Every donation counts toward helping impoverished girls to reach their full potential. And every dollar will make a difference.

Please visit: http://www.raisingmalawi.org/rm_girlsacademy.php

Thank you for helping me to bring education and opportunity to the girls of Malawi.
They are deeply grateful to you for your support, and so am I.

With Love,
Madonna

Rumour : Madonna for Louis Vuitton by Steven Meisel ?

Style.com reported earlier this week that the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2009 campaign featuring Madonna has already been shot. It will be in fact be shot tomorrow 11/14/08 by Steven Meisel and not by Mert Alas et Marcus Piggott.

The stylist is Marie Amelie Sauve. Marie Amelie Sauve works as a fashion editor for Vogue Paris and is also a consultant for Balenciaga.

source : stylerumour

thanks to suzy

Madonna’s Miles Away Remixes – Exclusively on Masterbeat

Madonna’s “Miles Away” remixes were leaked online this week and are being illegally downloaded and shared. In an attempt to curtail the activity, Warner Music has made the unprecedented move to exclusively offer the leaked remixes to the online dance music retailer, Masterbeat.com. Warner chose to partner with Masterbeat because the niche retailer was able to make the remixes for sale immediately, as opposed to retail giants, who require weeks to offer items for sale.

Miles Away at Masterbeat.com

Madonna's Miles Away Remixes - Exclusively on Masterbeat

Thanks to Len