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Madonna News - November 2009

Madonna’s Photos on auction

By Helmut Newton: and David LaChapelle

The sale is in London, on Saturday November 21st at 5pm (noon EST). You can also register to bid on the telephone or bid online through live auctioneers. For more info visit phillipsdepury.com

Thanks to Shlomi

Madonna’s Demo Tape on Auction

Have you ever had a burning desire to own a pair of Michael Jackson’s beaded socks? How about a suit tailor-made for John Lennon when he was a Beatle? Or you might like a size 42 jacket Elvis Presley wore in the film “Speedway.” If you’re in the market for a used car, how about a black 1985 Mercedes that once provided a royal ride for the King of Pop?

…Another unique item is a demo tape an unknown performer named Madonna made in 1979 to send to record companies in an attempt to get a recording contract. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, it’s just Madonna, her music unadorned by post-production magic and elaborate orchestration. The songs on the tape include “All My Love,” “Hear Me” (a song that evolved into “Shine a Light”), “Simon Says” (which became the familiar “Love Express”) and “Little Lost Boy.”

Madonna's Demo Tape on Auction

Julien estimates the tape will bring $1,000 to $2,000, noting that the Material Girl still holds the copyrights to all the songs.

Those items are among hundreds of rare rock relics being auctioned off this Saturday, Nov. 21, by Julien’s Auctions at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square in New York City and online at juliensauctions.com.

source: msnbc

Thanks to Johnny Gruber

Madonna raises $11 mln for Malawi charity

Madonna has raised 11 million dollars from Brazilian millionaires for her Raising Malawi Foundation, the daily Rio O Dia reported on Monday.

The US pop star, who visited Brazil to stroke the country’s wealthy into giving, notably won an unspecified pledge from the country’s richest man, mining magnate Ike Batista, who has an estimated fortune of 7.5 billion dollars.

Madonna, 51, was accompanied during her fund-raising by 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus de Luz, whom US and British gossip pages have referred to as her “toy boy”.

Her Raising Malawi Foundation, started in 2006, finances humanitarian projects in Malawi, the southern African country where Madonna has adopted two children.

source: afp