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Madonna News - October 2009

Madonna to Lay School’s Foundation Stone In Malawi

Madonna will visit Malawi on Sunday to lay the foundation stone of a multi-million dollar girls’ school she is building, her charity Raising Malawi told Reuters.

The singer, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, is due to arrive on Sunday and attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about $15 million.

“She plans to meet the President Bingu wa Mutharika and together lay a foundation stone for her multi-million dollar girls school,” a staffer at the charity, who declined to be named, said on Thursday.

An AIDS epidemic has left over a million children orphaned in the impoverished country of 13 million.

source: reuters

Madonna on the cover of The Big Issue (Australia)

The Big Issue Magazine (Australia) #340 – 20 Oct. -2 Nov. 2009

Madonna on the cover of The Big Issue (Australia)

The story inside talks about her American Pie cover and how it did not do the original justice because it only used few verses, but also comments on how the original singer liked it and it is understandable considering “loyalties are involved”.

Thanks to Abdul

Madonna’s music in TV Series “Glee”

Madonna has given “Glee” the rights to her catalog and an all-Madonna-music episode is in the works for early next year. The hit series has been building an audience and filling the iTunes charts with its cover songs, and Madonna’s involvement is a testament to how big the show is getting.

source: ew

Madonna not the face of Dolce and Gabbana

from ELLE UK:

Rumours have been swirling all day that Madonna is set to be the next face of Dolce and Gabbana’s menswear line, but ELLE can put an end to speculation and tell you that it’s sadly not true.

While the Queen of pop’s boyfriend, model Jesus Luz, is this season’s face of the Italian brand, and the design duo has created costumes for the star on several occasions, it seems that Madonna is content with her roll as muse rather than model. For now at least…

Queen Celebration – New Madonna Photo Book

Madonna Queen Celebration Photo BookMadonna Queen Celebration Photo Book

Following the release of Madonna’s highly anticipated best of “Celebration,” Sunset Media presents “Queen Celebration”, a book showing the glorious musical career of the queen of pop.

Limited collector edition: 1000 copies only; Printed on glossy paper (24 x 34cm), 68 pages, 100 pictures

Avaliable for pre-order now on www.sunset-media.net and will be available only at Lucky Records (from November 28th 2009)

Special Offer: “Celebration” DVD (zone2) to win every 50th order ! (offer ends on November 10th)

Part of the benefits of “Queen Celebration” will be donated to the Sidaction foundation.

English Roses #12 – Catch the Bouquet!

English Roses #12 - Catch the Bouquet!

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Puffin
Release date: December 24, 2009
ISBN: 978-0142411292
Amazon

The final installment to the chapter book series featuring Madonna’s bestselling characters, the English Roses!

The English Roses’ number-one teacher, Miss Fluffernutter, is getting married —to Binah’s father! The Roses couldn’t be happier for their beloved teacher, or for Binah, whose own mother died when she was just a baby. And Binah is thrilled at the idea of having a stepmother like Miss F —that is, until she realizes that a new woman in her father’s life means less time for Binah. Binah misses her father terribly. And it doesn’t help that Charlotte is driving everyone nuts trying to plan the perfect wedding. Can the English Roses save this walk down the aisle from going totally awry?

Celebration on Album Charts – Week #4

Australia – 8-6-8-11
Austria – 4-9-14
Belgium (Flanders) – 2-1-2-3
Belgium (Wallonia) – 7-2-3-4
Canada – 1-5
Czech Republic – 1-2-1
Denmark – 1-2-3
Finland – 2-2-2
France (C) – 1-1-2
Germany – 1-1-8
Hungary – 2-4-3-4
Ireland – 1-2-1-3
Italy – 1-2-3-2
Japan – 12-3-6
Mexico – 2-1
Netherlands – 2-2-7-11
New Zealand – 2-3-5-9
Norway – 5-4-4
Poland – 3-3-5
Portugal – 2-2-4
Spain – 2-4-7
Sweden – 2-7-10
Switzerland – 3-3-5
UK – 1-2-2-3
USA – 7-20
Europe – 1-1-1
United World – 4-1-1

last number is the latest chart position