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Madonna News - May 2011

Rumour: Lourdes to release M’s ‘It’s So Cool’

from The Sun:

Madonna is preparing daughter Lourdes to inherit her pop crown when she finally hangs up her conical bras.

The singer has collaborated with the teen on a recording and hopes it will set her on the way to a successful career.

The track is called It’s So Cool and Madge is in two minds over whether to feature it on her next album or the soundtrack to her new movie about US socialite Wallis Simpson and her relationship with Edward VIII.

A source said: “Madonna hopes Lourdes will step into her shoes and become one of the biggest female artists in the world.”

“She’s the perfect mentor for her daughter and is keen to assist her first steps into the industry.”

“Lourdes has a great voice and plenty of character – like her mum.”

The pair first recorded the track together eight years ago but it was reworked in a New York studio in February.

The original 2003 song had an acoustic feel but it was turned into a Europop version and released through iTunes to promote Madge’s 2009 Celebration compilation. But Lourdes’ voice was not on that version and their recording has never been released.

Record companies and film bosses are already interested in signing the teen.

Madonna Auctions Chanel Boots to Support Daughter’s School

Madonna has donated a pair of personally-worn and autographed Chanel boots to an online auction site, with proceeds going to New York City’s LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, which her daughter Lourdes attends. Other alumni of the famed performing arts school include Jennifer Aniston, Liza Minelli and Adrian Grenier.

The LaGuardia Benefit Auction, being held May 5-12 at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com, will help raise money so the school can make up for budget cuts in excess of $2.6 million, with more possible cuts on the horizon. Proceeds from Madonna’s boots, which have a starting bid of $1,000, will help support grants to the school’s many artistic studios, as well as tutoring, library upgrades, and after-school programs.

Madonna's Chanel Boots

ABC News

Madonna felt “fat”

Even the Material Girl feels less than perfect sometimes.

At the Met Gala in New York on Monday night, Madonna confessed to reporters that she wasn’t thrilled with the way she looked.

“I feel fat in my dress,” she said.

The 52-year-old mother of four looked extremely fit in her blue Stella McCartney dress. She paired the gown with Sergio Rossi heels and Cartier jewelry.

Madonna at MET

US Magazine

Rumor: Madonna/Gaga collaboration

A little birdie told us that #Madonna and #LadyGaga shot some kind of video together today.

Slant Magazine via Twitter

Madonna on Alexander McQueen

A who’s who of Hollywood’s elite and fashion’s most coveted hit the red carpet in New York City on Monday night for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit.

This year’s event, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” honored the work of the late designer, who committed suicide in February 2010 at age 40.

“I miss him terribly, not only as a person but as a designer,” said a visibly emotional Madonna, who was wearing a gown by Stella McCartney.

“I think the fashion business is a little bit dull without him and I loved his provocative punk rock attitude. I think his designs were brilliant. I think he was brilliant. And I hope he’s having fun wherever he is right now.”

Yahoo

Debbie Harry: I could have been Madonna

Debbie Harry thinks she could have “been Madonna” if she’d worked harder.

With her edge style and daring on-stage outfits, the Blondie frontwoman is often cited as a precursor for today’s major music icons including Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Despite her legendary status as a musician, the 65-year-old star says she would have been able to achieve the same levels of fame as Madonna if she had put more thought into her long-term plan. Debbie thinks the American star – often nicknamed the Queen of Pop – is clearly more driven than her, an idea which was compounded when they met.

“Did I ever meet her? Yes. I worked with Mary Lambert [film-maker who directed Madonna’s Like A Virgin and Material Girl videos] on my hit I Want That Man video. She took me to Madonna’s birthday party. But we are from totally different ways of thinking,” she said in an interview with Q magazine. “She is so totally career-orientated and showbiz-minded. I missed the boat on that one. If I had thought more I would probably have been Madonna before she was.”

Despite their differences, Debbie considers Madonna an exceptional artist. However, there are many other artists she’s been even more impressed with.

“She had some really great songs. She’s a great performer and a great dancer. Anyone who has that determination and drive, you have to give them credit. But she wasn’t my favourite,” she added.

Yahoo