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Madonna News - April 2010

Madonna Gives Props To ‘Glee’ Episode

Not only is Madonna excited to have her songs used in next week’s “Power of Madonna” episode of “Glee,” she is also apparently hot for teacher.

“I think Mr. Schuester is very cute,” Madonna said in a statement, referring to Matthew Morrison, who plays the glee-club instructor on the hit Fox show. “And I’m glad he’s doing such a good job empowering all the girls.”

In the episode, according to Fox, Mr. Schuester assigns the kids to sing Madonna songs because he thinks the girls have been mistreated by the boys. He wants them all to benefit from the girl-power messages in tracks like “Express Yourself.” “Like a Prayer,” “Like a Virgin” and “4 Minutes” are also covered in the episode.


Molly Meldrum on meeting Madonna

“I was an hour-and-a-half late for an interview with her in New York when she was just starting out and when I walked in I said to someone: “Who the F is Madonna, anyway?.

“Madonna emerged from round the corner and said to me: “Who the F are you?’.”

When the cameras started rolling, Madonna shot Molly down with a one-word answer to his first question.

“So I decided to ask her again: “Who the F are you?’ She laughed and from then on we became friends,” Meldrum said.

The Countdown host played a hand in catapulting Madonna’s first song Holiday to the top of the Australian charts by inviting her to perform on the show just three weeks later.


Madonna & Molly:

Glee’s Madonna tribute in the new issue of TV Guide

In this week’s issue of the TV Guide Magazine (on sale: April 15) the cast of Glee talks Madonna and gets into the groove for their episode airing April 20 on Fox:

On her early memories of Madonna, Lea Michele remembers attending Madonna’s Drowned World Tour three times and styling her hair like Miss Ciccone when attending Bat Mitzvahs.

Matthew Morrison recalls: “I wasn’t a big fan of Madonna; never got into it.” “As a heterosexual guy, she didn’t have much impact on my life.”

Chris Colfer: “I was not allowed to listen to Madonna when I was younger.” “My mother and grandmother had all the CDs but didn’t want me to hear about sex.”

Mark Salling grew up in a strict Christian home in the South: “Madonna was considered the she-devil.”

Jane Lynch recalls: “sitting at a bar all drunk on Long Island ice teas watching her ‘Material Girl’ video and thinking, ‘How Ballsy.’ ”

Glee cast's Madonna tribute in the new issue of TV Guide

Cover Photo by Art Streiber / For more info visit TV Guide Magazine

David Guetta ‘seduced’ by Madonna

David Guetta has claimed that Madonna is “sweet”.

The producer, who worked with Madonna on some songs, explained that he had been nervous before meeting her.

“Madonna really is the sweetest person,” he told the News of the World.

“I was totally paranoid before I met her because of all the stuff that everyone says but she is really very normal. We spoke about life, love and our children. I was completely seduced.”


Sticky & Sweet Tour on Charts – Week #2

Australia (DVD Chart): 3-3-
Austria (DVD Chart): 3-
Belgium (Flanders): 4-4-
Belgium (Wallonia): 4-4-
Brazil (DVD Charts): 11-3-
Czech Republic (DVD Chart): 2-
Denmark: 27-
Finland: 39-7
France: 6-
Germany: 11-
Hungary (DVD Chart): 1-1-
Ireland (DVD Chart): 2-2-
Italy: 2-4-
Japan: 10-
Mexico: 6-1-
Netherlands: 4-10-
New Zealand: 20-
Norway (DVD Chart): 20-
Poland: 37-5-
Portugal: 1-
Spain: 3-
Sweden: 5-
Switzerland: 5-
Taiwan: 13-14-
UK: 17-40-

Malawi villagers serenade Madonna

Villagers serenaded US pop star Madonna late Thursday at an orphanage she bankrolls that caters for 8 000 orphans in impoverished Malawi.

A local band and a choir sang songs praising Madonna as she visited the centre in Namitete, 50 kilometres from Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe.

She was accompanied by her biological daughter Lourdes and Mercy ‘Chifundo’ James, who was adopted by Madonna last year from the poor southern African nation.

Yacinta Chapomba, director of the Consol homes orphanage centre which is financed by Madonna, said the villagers view the pop diva as their mother for constructing the centre which is complete with a 2 000 capacity hall.

“We are grateful to you for your kind gesture,” she told Madonna. “The people of this area take you as their mother.”

About 8 000 orphans and vulnerable children come to the centre to learn, get fed and clothed. Some old men and women also come here to eat lunch.

Madonna, who arrived on Monday to lay the first brick for a $15-million academy she is building in Malawi, was expected to leave on Friday.


Sticky & Sweet Tour sales in US

…Next week, based on one-day sales reports from those retailers with working leases on their stores, Bieber should return to the top, boasting a total that will top 100k….

The week’s top debut will be Slash’s self-titled Dik Hayd/EMI Label Services solo bow, featuring vocal cameos from the likes of Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell, Motorhead’s Lemmy and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, along with fellow GNR alum Duff McKagan and Dave Grohl, among others. The album is showing some surprising strength with a first-week total in the 50-60k range.

Other debuts include Madonna’s CD/DVD of her Sticky and Sweet tour on Warner Bros., now looking at between 25-30k, while Daptone’s neo-soul diva Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is in the 20-25k range…

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