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Madonna News - May 2010

Sign Madonna’s Petition for Equal Rights to Love in Malawi

at Raising Malawi.org

Madonna released the following statement in response to a Malawi court’s decisions to jail two men for 14 years for the “crime” of homosexuality. Read the statement, then add your name in support of equal rights.

I am shocked and saddened by the decision made this week by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison.

As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

This week, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.

I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.

—Madonna

Madonna Speaks Out In Support Of Jailed Gay Couple

Madonna is speaking out in support of two gay men who were handed a 14-year jail sentence in the African nation of Malawi, the same country where two of her children were born.

According to the Associated Press, two gay men, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, were sentenced to 14 years in prison, including hard labor, simply because they are homosexual. The men were arrested in December after they celebrated their engagement with a party, the AP reports.

Madonna, whose two youngest children, David and Mercy, were adopted from Malawi, spoke out harshly against the Malawian court’s decision, saying, “I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved. I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi – and around the world – to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.”

Also Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Press Secretary released a statement, which read, “The United States strongly condemns the conviction and harsh sentencing of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. The criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity is unconscionable, and this case mars the human rights record of Malawi. We urge Malawi and all countries to stop using sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for arrest, detention, or execution.”

ET

Have Some More – Live from Budapest – Book by Akos

A new photo book documenting a 2009 leg of Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour:
Format: 21x30cm
100 Pages (Full Color) with 6 different chapters:
1. All Right Budapest!
2. She’s not me
3. Hungary loves you
4. F*ck the rain
5. Sound check in Hungary
6. She and me

more info at re-inventiontour@freemail.hu

previews:
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Madonna sequel for ‘Glee’ confirmed!

It’s official: The music of Madonna will be coming back to “Glee.”

Series head honcho Ryan Murphy confirmed the rumors on Monday at the Peabody Awards in New York City.

“We are, we’re doing a sequel to the Madonna (episode),” he told Access Hollywood.

MSNBC

Guy Oseary twitts

No new music yet… she’s going to direct a film.. Once thats done, we will head back to the recording studio..

We are very happy with “Glee”.. working with Ryan Murphy was perfect.. He’s so talented.. and a true visionary..

Madonna/Britney – The Most Memorable Celebrity Kiss

at MSN

Make-out Spot: At the 2003 MTV VMAs (do we notice a theme here?), with honorable make-out mention Christina Aguilera

A moment that gives you the magical recipe to break the Internet: Take two pop stars, swap their spits

Madonna/Britney - The Most Memorable Celebrity Kiss

Madonna – Most Stylish Female of the 80s

Madonna was voted the most innovative and stylish female of the eighties, with 31 per cent of women heralding her as the ultimate fashion icon of that decade.

Many trends spearheaded by Madonna over two decades ago have since made a comeback, with leg warmers, ‘Ra Ra’ skirts and chunky jewellery resurfacing on stylists’ shopping lists today.

The top six fashion icons of the 1980s:
1. Madonna: 31%
2. Kylie Minogue: 9%
3. Debbie Harry: 9%
4. Joan Collins: 8%
5. Annie Lennox: 5%
6. Jerry Hall: 3%

Telegraph