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Madonna News - February 2010

Madonna’s Erotica – Most Valuable UK Picture Disc

The 10 most valuable UK picture discs, list by Record Collector Magazine

1. Madonna – Erotica 12″ (withdrawn, 1992) – £2000
2. Madonna – Crazy For You 7″ (uncut, 1985) – £1000
3. Paul McCartney & Wings – Back To The Egg LP (1979) – £900
4. Madonna – Into The Groove 12″ (1985) – £750
5. Madonna – Dress You Up 7″ (uncut. 1985) – £750
6. Madonna – Borderline 7″ (uncut, 1986) – £750
7. Freddie Mercury – Made In Heaven 7″ (uncut, 1985) – £500
8. Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender 7″ (uncut, 1987) – £350
9. Iron Maiden – The Trooper 7″ (uncut, 1983) – £200
10. Pink Floyd – The First XI (box set with two picture discs, 1979) – £200

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Madonna receives a donation of $1 Million for SFK

Madonna received a donation of $1 Million from Brazilian brewery. The check was delivered on Friday (February 12) by the president of AmBev, Joao Castro Neves.

The funds will support the start of Madonna’s charity organization ‘Success For Kids’ in Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for March this year.

Madonna receives a donation of $1 Million for SFK

source: globo

Madonna directing ‘W.E.’

Madonna, the queen of pop, has her eye on a king.
She’s set to direct “W.E.,” a biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson that led to the Brit royal abdicating from the throne to marry his divorcee lover.

Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”) is eyeing the plum role of Simpson, who precipitated the most severe constitutional crisis in the English monarchy in the 20th century after Edward proposed to her, only months into his reign.

There is no word yet on who will play King Edward.

Madonna is writing the script with Alex Keshishian, who directed the multihyphenate in “Truth or Dare.”

Former Miramax exec Colin Vaines and David Parfitt are producing the pic. CAA is handling domestica sales while IM Global has international.

This will which will be Madonna’s second directorial effort; her first, “Filth and Wisdom,” preemed at Berlin in 2008. Simpson led a colorful life, having been married twice before her romance with Edward. The two of them, who lived the rest of their lives as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, spent the best part of three decades living a life of leisure as social celebrities around the world.

source: variety

Madonna to serve as ‘Marriage Ref’ judge

She’s 0-for-2 in the marriage game, but that won’t stop Madonna from judging other people’s domestic disputes.

The pop icon will appear on NBC’s The Marriage Ref, the Jerry Seinfeld-created show about warring couples that premieres Feb. 28, the network confirms.

Twice divorced (from Sean Penn and Guy Richie), the Material Girl will sit on a celebrity panel to determine the winner of the family feud.

source: people

Madonna’s Statement on McQueen’s death

Madonna herself released a statement to Access Hollywood in memory of the designer, calling the loss “a tragedy.”

“Lee McQueen was a truly unique visionary in the world of fashion,” the fashion-forward star said in the statement. “A creator of beauty. What a tragedy.”

Designer Alexander McQueen dies

The fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died, his company has said.
His office confirmed to the BBC that Mr McQueen, 40, was found dead at his London home this morning.
Paramedics called to his home pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
A statement said his family were “devastated” at the “tragic news”, and added that they shared “a sense of shock and grief”.
A former British Designer of the Year winner, Mr McQueen started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row, where he learned how to make jackets at Gieves and Hawkes.
Madonna wore his designs at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, 2005 Vogue photo shoot etc.

Madonna wearing Alexander McQueenMadonna wearing Alexander McQueen

Madonna to guest star in Jerry Seinfeld’s series “The Marriage Ref”

Episode 4:
Appearances By : Musician – Madonna, Actor – Larry David, Comedian – Ricky Gervais

Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the producers of “Super Nanny” now bring you…”The Marriage Ref”
A comic, reality series where celebrities and a relationship referee help squabbling couples make peace. Created by Seinfeld himself, this is relationship advice… with a comic twist.

They are looking for 200 people to be a part of the studio audience, request tickets here

Madonna wows likely Brazil Presidential Candidate

Madonna spent an hour talking about helping Brazil’s poor children with a man who could become the country’s next president. He came away wowed by her youthful appearance.
Sao Paulo state Gov. Jose Serra is considered a likely entrant in the 2010 campaign to succeed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
On Wednesday, Madonna posed for photographers as Serra wrapped an arm around her.
The singer didn’t respond to questions about their meeting. Serra said Madonna expressed a desire to help needy young Brazilians after she toured a Sao Paulo center that helps kids.
Serra seemed most impressed by the 52-year-old Madonna’s youthfulness. “She seems very young, much less than her (age).”

source: nbc

Liz Smith on Madonna and Jesus Luz

“To think, I only had to wait 50 years for this!” That’s what Madonna told a friend months ago discussing her love affair with the 22-year-old Jesus Luz. (And she wasn’t just talking about the sex.) Mr. Luz is apparently attentive, tender and in tune with Madonna in a way she feels she missed out on with her two ex-husbands and, well, others …

Nobody believes me when I say it, but Madonna is an old-fashioned romantic. A bouquet of daisies and a candlelit dinner go a long way with famous women who can buy and sell any guy they meet. (As Elizabeth Taylor remarked of her last hubby, Larry Fortensky, who was 20 years her junior. “No boy is poor if he has a loving heart.” And, no boy is poor if he can make a killing in the divorce settlement.)

Talk swirled last week that Madonna and Jesus had split. Within 48 hours of this gossip flurry, there they were in London, kissing up a storm at a movie premiere. She also chatted up her ex, Guy Ritchie, at the same event. And she danced like a dervish with a bevy of hot men at the after-party. (Insiders insist that Jesus will accompany Madonna to Rio on February 14 for Carnival.)

Do I think Madonna might marry Jesus? Not likely. She may be a romantic but she’s not a fool. Still, I expect this relationship to endure for several more happy years. More power to them both.

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