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Madonna News - October 2012

Madonna on Ellen!

Today Madonna taped a full episode of The Ellen Show… It will air on October 29th.

Guy Oseary via Twitter

I Don’t Give A / Superstar Video Rumours from The Sun

If there’s one woman who doesn’t take kindly to being told what to do, it’s Madonna.
Yet the singer has backed down from staging one of her most dangerous stunts yet — messing around with a traditional Muslim bridal costume.
Madge had planned to prance around in her new music video — and possibly on stage — dressed as a “Terror Bride” as a comment on women’s oppression and war.
She already had the outfit — a mix of a traditional Iraqi bridal veil and a US soldier’s uniform — stitched up to fit her and had tried it on.
But when Madge’s advisers warned her the stunt was asking for trouble, she took the unusual step of backing down at the last minute.
A source said: “Madonna had the outfit ready to go. She was really proud of it and said it was her ‘Terror Bride’ costume.
“She had paraded around in it and said she was going to wear it in her next music video.
“At first when people started telling her it was madness she just brushed it off.
“But when they mentioned that her actions could put her life at risk she decided to ditch it from her video and certainly won’t be wearing it on stage.
“She was really disappointed as she was so adamant about it.
“And even when she said she wasn’t going to go ahead she winked that it was being put aside ‘for now’.”
The video clearly wasn’t intended for the track off her latest MDNA album I Don’t Give A … as she obviously does.
She will now change the next video to the inoffensive track Superstar.
Wise choice to drop it — but sad to see Madge censoring herself.
Over the decades she’s withstood threats from everyone from stalkers to the Russian mafia and Muslim fanatics who despise her dedication to the Jewish Kabbalah sect.
And on her current tour she’s been defying anti-gun lobbyists by gleefully blasting weapons on stage.
Some critics got especially worked up when she got her guns out at her Edinburgh gig in July — just 48 hours after the Batman cinema massacre in Colorado.
Madge’s tour is still going strong and last night she played the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
It has to be said Madge still likes a good row.
I wouldn’t have liked to have been the messenger telling her the Terror Bride wasn’t one of her brightest ideas.
The Sun

Salma Hayek on Madonna

In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, the Here Comes the Boom actress, 46, says she applauds Madonna’s eagerness to flaunt what she’s got on and off-stage.

“Do I envy Madonna’s body? Yes. Do I thank God that she has it? Yes!” Hayek tells the mag of the 54-year-old Material Girl. “If you’re fifty-something and you look like Madonna, and you put a lifetime’s work in the way you look, then flash it to the world!”

US Magazine

A League of Their Own Blu-Ray – First Review

A league of their own needs little introduction and is a classic based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail, both on the field and off, for generations of athletes to follow. It’s an effecting and delightful sports tale, which taught America “there’s no crying in baseball”. It makes its debut on Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in a solid offering that features faithful high definition video, complimentary lossless sound and a strong supplemental offering that is made up of previously released extras. If you’re a fan this is a must have plain and simple. Enjoy!

Audio Rating: 78/100
Video Rating: 86/100

Madonna A League of Their Own Blu-Ray
Madonna A League of Their Own Blu-Ray

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MEPG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.40:1
Resolution: 1080p/24
Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, French, German, Japanese, Spanish Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Region Code: A,B,C

Bonus Features:
Director & Cast commentary
15 deleted scenes with optional introduction by Penny Marshall
“This used to be my playground” music video by Madonna
Nine memorable innings – 50 minute multipart documentary

Full AVSForum Review here
Amazon Pre-Order

The Official Madonna 30th Anniversary Sleeve Face Contest

On October 6th, 1982, Madonna released her very first single titled “Everybody”. The record’s sleeve may not have featured Madonna’s face, but the song soon became a huge club hit. October 6th, 2012, will mark her 30th Anniversary in the entertainment world. The Material Girl has released many hit singles and number one albums through the years,each of them featuring Madonna on its cover. Time for us to celebrate this special anniversary and to pay tribute to her incredible career using her own work as source of inspiration!

Now, all you need to do is to pick your favourite Madonna single or album sleeve and to come up with your own sleeve face creation! You can stick to the original photo’s look and feel or make it even more fun by adding accessories and/or an unexpected background, the only limit being your imagination…

More info at madonna.com

Everybody World Wide Download Event

This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the commercial release of ‘Everybody’, Madonna’s first single. It first hit the shelves of music stores worldwide on October 6th, 1982!

To celebrate this special landmark in her career, Madonna fans all over the world have psyched themselves up to download the song on itunes this Saturday. Their mission? To get ‘Everybody’ to hit #1 on the chart in as many countries as possible. They are also requesting the song on their local music stations.

The worldwide movement was started by a Madonna fan in Montreal Canada, who runs an online community (Madonna Fan Campaigns). He also made a special commemorative mashup video of ‘Everybody’ that features; Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. The video illustrate the impact that Madonna has had on today’s pop music industry.

The Facebook event
iTunes link to download ‘Everybody’

Thanks to Marco

MDNA Tour Billboard Boxscores – Part 5

Madonna, Avicii
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
Sept. 6, 8, 2012
$12,599,540
79,775 / 79,775
2 / 2
$355, $40
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Paul Oakenfold
Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec
Sept. 1, 2012
$8,098,292
70,569 / 70,569
1 / 1
$582.92, $64.12
Live Nation Global Touring/Quebecomm

Madonna, Paul Oakenfold
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 12-13, 2012
$7,458,188
32,557 / 32,557
2 / 2
$361.38, $46.46
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Paul Oakenfold
United Center, Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 19-20, 2012
$5,102,880
28,143 / 28,143
2 / 2
$355, $45
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Benny Benassi
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 23-24, 2012
$4,860,428
27,944 / 27,944
2 / 2
$358, $48
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Martin Solveig
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sept. 29-30, 2012
$4,758,994
28,500 / 28,500
2 / 2
$355.69, $45.73
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Martin Solveig
Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Aug. 30, 2012
$3,457,482
16,918 / 16,918
1 / 1
$352.47, $48.23
Live Nation Global Touring/evenko

Madonna, Paul Oakenfold
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
Sept. 15, 2012
$2,891,340
12,207 / 12,207
1 / 1
$355, $80
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Laidback Luke
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 28, 2012
$2,651,855
15,741 / 15,741
1 / 1
$355, $45
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna
TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Sept. 4, 2012
$2,450,720
13,995 / 13,995
1 / 1
$355, $45
Live Nation Global Touring

Madonna, Paul Oakenfold
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario
Sept. 10, 2012
$2,371,994
14,422 / 14,422
1 / 1
$358.68, $46.21
Live Nation Global Touring