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Madonna News - June 2010

“Material Girl” by Madonna and Lourdes – Previews

“Material Girl” is a newly created fast-fashion junior’s collection that will launch exclusively in 200 Macy’s stores and online at on August 3, 2010 for the back-to-school season. “Material Girl” will be sold exclusively at Macy’s.
The “Material Girl” collection was inspired and designed in collaboration with Madonna and her daughter Lola, along with Iconix Brand Group’s in-house fashion department.

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Courtesy of Macy’s

Madonna buff$ up townhouse

The muscular Material Girl won’t have far to go for a workout.

Madonna is adding a floor to her new $32 million Upper East Side triple-wide townhouse, and it will be mostly taken up by a gym, city plans show.

The addition will add 1,614 square feet to the East 81st Street mansion, bringing the total square footage to 13,847, not including the cellar. The home also has a 3,000-square-foot garden.

She is also tearing up the existing bedrooms and baths, creating a new master suite on the third floor with a boudoir flanked by a giant walk-in closet and a master bath. There will be a hair salon across the hall and a separate closet for her luggage.

There is a second master bedroom on the same floor with master closet for her boy toy du jour.

In total, 10 bedrooms are planned and 13 bathrooms. The first floor has a drawing room and what is labeled on building plans as a “security living room” with adjoining bar.

The Georgian-style mansion also includes an elevator and two-car garage in what is described as the basement level, but is actually the ground floor. Madonna is adding a wine cellar and playroom one flight below.

Building permits filed with the city so far put the cost of renovations at $1.7 million.

New York Post

Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2010-2011 – First Picture

Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2010-2011 - First Picture

from Swide:

For autumn winter 2010-2011, Dolce&Gabbana tells us a black and white story celebrating the power of charisma framed by the faces of a glorious Italian family.

Spring summer 2010 and now autumn winter 2010-2011, Madonna continues to enlighten some Dolce&Gabbana captured memories.

This winter’s Dolce&Gabbana womenswear advertising campaign is like a family photo album where dignity, beauty finds all their ways of expression: an impromptu tango in the living room, a heartfelt laughter luminescent in form, faces, serious, proud.

The first photo is here revealed, the full story will be released soon.

Meeting Madonna ‘unreal’ for Robyn

The Swedish pop star supported the Queen of Pop on the European leg of her Sticky And Sweet world tour.

“It was like an out of body experience because I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid, but also because of the big machine surrounding her – it was on a level that’s just unreal to me,” she told The Guardian.

“But it was very interesting and I learned a lot. (I learned) just what you have to do to maintain that level,” she added.

Robyn – real name Robyn Carlsson – is releasing three short albums this year, which includes a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, following her writer’s block after her self-titled 2005 offering.

“When I came off tour, the idea of being in a studio for another year, making an album, touring it for three years, just felt depressing,” she continued.

“I decided to release the album in parts so that I could get something out quicker, tour quicker and get back in the studio quicker. It’s about me being my own boss.”


New York Daily News’ Top 10 Pop Culture Icons of the Past 50 years

10. Paul Newman
9. Princess Diana
8. The Beatles
7. Oprah Winfrey
6. Muhammad Ali
5. Michael Jackson
4. Marilyn Monroe
3. Frank Sinatra

2. Madonna, the Material Girl who ruled the world
During an appearance on “American Bandstand” in 1983, Dick Clark asked an up-and-coming young singer what her career aspirations were. With a smile, she matter-of-factly said, “I want to rule the world.”
All hail Queen Madonna!
Twenty-five years, 12 Billboard No. 1 songs, worldwide album sales totaling hundreds of millions and a Golden Globe later, she has ruled with a velvet fist.
Besides her numerous accolades, Madonna has influenced fashion, dance and pop culture for an entire generation. Not bad for a girl from Bay City, Mich.

1. Elvis

New York Daily News