Diagram Of The Heart are in the running to work with Madonna on an album after she heard their track Dead Famous.
Kye Sones said: “We’ve jumped at the chance. Hopefully I can take her for a drink after, she’s still hot.” In your eyes.
Forget the ceremony, this is one Academy Awards after-party we’d really love an invite to. Madonna and Demi Moore are set to team up for the second year running, according to reports, to host a glittering post-Oscar bash for all their A-list friends.
It’s thought Madge and Demi will welcome pals to Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary’s luxurious LA pad around 10pm, as the awards draw to a close.
And the A-list guest list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood.
It’s thought hotly-tipped pair Natalie Portman and Colin Firth are both on the attendee list, as well as Justin Timberlake, Nicole Kidman and director David Fincher. Phew.
And that’s not all. Many more stars are expected to flood to the party when their official Oscar duties are over, to celebrate on into the night.
‘Everybody’s on it,’ one insider told Variety of the super-exclusive guest list. ‘It gives the A-list Vanity Fair crowd someplace to go to.
‘It will probably be pared down to where it’s 85-per-cent talent, not a lot of suits.’
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Material Girl – Spring Collection 2011
The Bay is excited to announce that MG Icon, the joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) unveiled today its spring 2011 marketing campaign for its Material Girl brand featuring actress, television host and musician, Kelly Osbourne. The Material Girl Campaign will be a multi-media approach that will roll out this spring. The brand is exclusively available at The Bay’s 91 stores in Canada.
Madonna commented, “Kelly represents a true Material Girl. She is edgy, cool and has a unique sense of style that Lola and I love.”
“It’s such an honour to be a part of this campaign and it was an amazing experience to work with Madonna and Lola. Material Girl is incredible because it’s high fashion but it’s also accessible to anyone who shops at Macy’s,” stated Kelly Osbourne. Commenting on her style, Osbourne added, “I take so much of my style from Madonna in the 80s and I really admire how Lola dresses and that she stays true to herself.”
The campaign creative harks back to Madonna’s roots in the East Village of New York City and was shot at the iconic venues Lit Lounge and Mars Bar. Osbourne poses against graffiti-covered walls, standing on the bar and on the streets of the East Village. Additional campaign images were photographed at Bathhouse Studios in New York. The set was inspired by the East Village of the 1980s with chain link fences and iconic images. The campaign was photographed by fashion photographer Brooke Nipar. The creative was conceived by the Iconix in-house marketing team.
Dari Marder, chief marketing officer, Iconix Brand Group, stated, “Kelly Osbourne plus Madonna plus Lola equals an incredible new marketing campaign for Material Girl. We are excited to be able to follow up on the successful launch of Material Girl with a fresh new campaign that is a true nod to Madonna’s East Village roots, and Kelly fills the role perfectly.”
“Just like Madonna, Kelly Osbourne is an inspiration to young females. She is spontaneous and fearless with an impeccable sense of style,” says Bonnie Brooks Chief Adventurer of the Bay. “The Bay is committed to introducing new and exclusive brands which is why we are delighted to share this new fashion savvy collection and campaign with Canada.”
The 52-year-old star allegedly asked for her hotel room to be overhauled for a one-night stay in Berlin with her partner Brahim Zaibat, 24. The mother-of-four has been dating the French dancer since September, when he performed at the launch of her clothes range.
Before the pair booked into Soho House in the German capital, her team reportedly sent a list of requests totaling £15,000.
“Madonna doesn’t like to sleep where other people have slept,” a hotel source told Closer magazine. “She needs all new things – a new bed, fresh paint, new lights. So we renovated the whole room. We have never had a request like this before.”
“We also had to provide 500 bottles of Kabbalah water [which is blessed by a rabbi] for Madonna and her entourage,” the source added.
New York, NY – For Immediate Release – Madonna’s third Hard Candy Fitness Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, a beautifully designed 52,000 square foot space in the center of the city is projected to open in mid-2011, it was confirmed today by Mark Mastrov, Chairman of New Evolution Ventures (NeV). The announcement of this latest facility follows the recent opening of the Mexico City Hard Candy Fitness and confirmation of plans for a Hard Candy Fitness Center in Moscow.
The St. Petersburg location holds special meaning for Madonna. “St Petersburg, Russia was one of the most magical nights on my ‘Sticky & Sweet’ Tour and I’m thrilled that we’ve found the perfect location and ideal environment there for the next Hard Candy Fitness,” commented Madonna.
Both the Moscow and St. Petersburg location will be in partnership with Irina Razumova, founder of the well-known Russian chain Planet Fitness. “We are honored to collaborate with Madonna and her team in designing and developing a beautiful facility like no other in the world,” stated Razumova.
NeV’s Mastrov, his partner Jim Rowley, along with Madonna and Guy Oseary are also exploring options of building additional Hard Candy locations in Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil, for facilities that will offer a unique member experience. Hard Candy Fitness Centers will include state of the art equipment, exclusive curriculum along with Mind Body Studio, The Great Wall, Sculpting, barre3, a Bike Studio, Capoeira, the newest trends in Yoga, a Juice Bar/Café and lavish locker rooms.
“The early success of the first Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City – where Madonna taught a dance class to members at the opening – has inspired us all to create similar facilities and seek out local partnerships around the globe which embody Madonna’s workout philosophy. St. Petersburg and other locations of Hard Candy Fitness will be a place where members will enjoy their workout experience in a beautiful environment in each city,” commented Mastrov.
Due to tremendous interest and the many inquiries NeV has received from all over the world about Hard Candy Fitness Centers, fans have been asked to voice their choice for the next location by going to www.madonna.com/hardcandyfitness and vote on the interactive map for your dream location.
Faxed 12 days after her famous appearance on Dave Letterman’s Late Show in 1994
Madonna has abandoned her plan to build a girls-only school in Malawi as a result of logistical problems and other concerns.
But the new leader of her project said the pop star instead plans to build many more schools with other educational groups.
Trevor Neilson said part of the problem with Raising Malawi’s initial plan was that local villagers laid claim to the land the government had selected for the school.
He said Madonna’s new strategy would allow Raising Malawi to educate “10 times” the children initially targeted.
The singer, who has adopted a boy and a girl from Malawi, had initially planned to build a school for girls, most of whom do not get the opportunity to go to school.
The school was to be on an approximately 117-acre plot of government land near the capital, Lilongwe. But soon after the location was announced, several local villagers claimed they owned the land and the government was forcing them off of it.
“Obviously, Raising Malawi didn’t know anything about this, and was surprised, yet Raising Malawi paid those people over 130,000 dollars (£80,697), which in Malawi is a lot of money,” Mr Neilson said.
Even after that, he said, Raising Malawi never got title to the land. In addition, he said the school was being built in an area where there were not many children, and too much effort was being put into the design of the building.
“Madonna was shocked to find out how much time and money had been spent on architecture,” he said, though declining to give an exact estimate, simply saying “Too much!”
Instead of creating a Raising Malawi school, the new plan is to use Raising Malawi’s resources to partner with other non-governmental organisations already working to provide a better education in Malawi.