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Madonna News - July 2010

Taylor Momsen talks on becoming Madonna’s Material Girl

Madonna and daughter Lourdes “Lola” Leon recently launched their clothing line – Material Girl – and the face of the brand, “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen, said the pair are very hands on.

“Lola was here all day and she helped style the shoot and I worked with her to put the outfits together. She’s a sweetheart,” Taylor said for an interview with Material Girl Clothing. “Madonna came a little bit later and she’s totally awesome. She’s very down to earth for all her success so that was… it was good to see that.”

Taylor revealed that Madonna even leant her hand to the styling of the clothing shoot.

“Madonna totally came in and intervened and re-did everything and positioned everything and put it into her own vibe,” Taylor said. ” I think we [have] a very good working relationship… I think it went well.”

The actress, who is taking a break from “Gossip Girl” while she tours with her band, The Pretty Reckless, said fronting the brand, available next month at Macy’s, is something she is thrilled to do.

“I’m psyched to be the face of Material Girl,” Taylor said. “It’s awesome. For one, it’s Madonna so it’s gonna be cool and it’s really an awesome experience so far. We just finished shooting and the clothes are awesome.”

Taylor revealed her favorite pieces from the collection are “all the bandeaus.”

Fans will get a chance to see the wears next month.

“There’s an event for the launch and unveiling of Material Girl on August 3 at Macy’s in New York City, so that’s gonna be very exciting,” Taylor said. “It’s the first time that anyone’s going to ever see the line. It’ll be great.”

Access Hollywood

Raising Malawi denies concert reports

“This past weekend, reports circulated regarding a Raising Malawi benefit concert in Blantyre, Malawi. These reports are entirely false;
Raising Malawi and Madonna have no plans to host such an event.”
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Rumour: Madonna to move back to Britain

The singer – who relocated from London to New York following her divorce from film director Guy Ritchie in 2008 – is currently in London directing her new movie ‘W.E.’, about late British monarch King Edward VIII’s decision to abdicate the throne for his American divorcee lover Wallis Simpson.

Despite originally planning to only stay for the six-month shoot, Madonna has rediscovered her love for the UK capital and told ex- husband Guy she wants to move back to Britain for good.

An insider told the Daily Star: “Guy says she talks about their home in Wiltshire, the kids and their friends in London. She seems nostalgic for her old life. She had built up a big circle of friends and fell in love with London. She’ll always love New York but she feels more at ease in London.”

Madonna – who has four children, Lourdes, 13, Rocco, nine, Mercy, five, and four-year-old David – is believed to be keen to move back to Britain so she can reconnect with her old friends.

The source explained: “The person she spends most time with is her daughter Lourdes but she is desperate for more adult company.”

Madonna, 51, previously said she fell out of love with the UK because she couldn’t stand being referred to as ‘Madge’, her British nickname.

She said: “That’s one of the reasons I left England – so I don’t have to hear the word ‘Madge’ anymore. Some people say ‘Madge’ is a colloquialism for a boring middle-aged housewife. And other people say it’s short for Majesty.”


Rumour: Madonna planning a ‘Live Aid’ concert in Malawi

Madonna is planning a huge Live Aidstyle charity concert in Malawi which will be shown on TV around the world.

The 52-year-old Material Girl singer has called in favours from showbiz friends including U2 frontman Bono to perform at the Walk Out of Poverty gig in September.

A source at her Raising Malawi charity said last night: “Plans are in place to make this the biggest fund-raiser the world has ever seen.”

More than 60,000 fans will get free tickets for the concert at a stadium in Blantyre, poverty-stricken Malawi’s largest city, but TV rights and merchandising will rake in millions.

The source added: “Madonna is throwing everything into it. She knows the bigger the event the more money will be raised.”


Joe Henry on Madonna

What about producing an album for Madonna?

Don’t think we haven’t talked about it. When she’s ready to make that shift, it’s easily done. I think it’s just a matter of her getting to the point creatively where she is completely at peace with swimming in different water. I believe we’ll get there. And I’ll be terribly excited about it when it happens.


Madonna given official warning over loud party at London home

Madonna has been issued with an official warning by Westminster council after a noisy party held by staff at her Marylebone home.

Neighbours complained about music and singing from the 10-bedroom Georgian townhouse she bought for £6 million in 2007.

Despite being out of the country at the time, the 51-year-old singer as owner of the house has been issued with an official noise abatement notice and faces a £5,000 fine for any further offences.

The council received a complaint on Sunday June 27 in the middle of the afternoon. Within 30 minutes, Westminster council noise officers were at the front door and judged that the noise — believed to have been caused by a karaoke party — was loud enough to be a “statutory nuisance”.

They spoke to staff through the entryphone system, who confirmed the property belonged to Madonna but that she was not present.

A council spokesman said: “In order to deal with the matter, a notice was served by posting it through the box at the premises. The notice was addressed to the owner or occupier at the address ordering that the noise is stopped — which it was.

“Any further offence could see Madonna landed with a £5,000 fine.”

A spokesman for Madonna was unavailable for comment.


Madonna banned from building on her New York ‘Wild Horses Farms’

Madonna has been forced to halt the construction of a fence on her horse farm in New York after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from county officials who own the development rights to her land.

The Material Girl moved back to her native U.S. from London following her split from her ex-husband, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, in 2008.

In February (10), she bought 30 acres of land in New York vacation spot the Hamptons for a reported $10 million, and named the property Wild Horses Farms.

The pop star began building a fence around the property, but the work has since been put on hold after she failed to apply for permission from Southampton and Suffolk County officials, who own its development rights.

According to the New York Post, Madonna received a cease-and-desist letter from the county on 7 July (10).

The singer has reportedly filed an application for permission to complete the fence and a committee will review her plea on 27 July (10).