ARIANNE PHILLIPS TALKS ABOUT THE NEW MADONNA’S GIRLS

Arianne Phillips talk about Nicku Minaj and M.I.A on her twitter profile.

“I love M.I.A and Nicki Minaj. Them ladies are AH- MAY- ZING-K! pure talent & pure beauty!”
“@NICKIMINAJ HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful girl! You are AH-MAY-ZINK! Loved working with you! You killed it!”

MONTE PITTMAN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FROM DROWNEDMADONNA

A new exclusive interview to Monte Pittman is available in DrownedMadonna

here a preview:
DM: When did you meet Madonna for the first time?
MP: When I was at her house to teach a lesson
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DM: “Easy Ride” is one of our favourite songs ever. Can you tell us something about the writing and recording process?
MP: Cool. I’m glad you like it. It came about by being a chord progression you can play the Harmonic Minor scale over.

Visit drownedmadonna for the full interview

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MADONNA LIVE IN ISRAEL CONFIRMED 10th JUNE 2012

Yes, yes, the production company behind the Madonna shows has let slip her tour schedule for next year, and on that mighty long list is a date with Tel Aviv. To be more precise, the date is 10th June and the gig is scheduled for the only place in Israel that can really accommodate her, HaYarkon Park.

The rumors had suggested her tour would even start in Israel, but that honor apparently goes to New Zealand. And this tour there will be only the one show, in contrast to the two sellout gigs she performed back in 2009 (we were there, she was quite simply ENTERTAINMENT!).

Nothing has been set in stone, and there are no details of tickets, but it does look like next summer is already set to be a cracker! We’ll keep you updated with any news of tickets, because they’ll sell out fast!

Just to give you a little taste of what she did the last time she was in Tel Aviv…and of course, let’s not forget, it was Madonna who said “Israel is the center of the world!”

source: creative community for peace

MOMENT FACTORY ABOUT SUPER BOWL & MADONNA’S COLLABORATION

Super Bowl & Madonna

Moment Factory’s team of multimedia artists are collaborating with Madonna to create a spectacular multimedia environment for the Bridgestone 46th Super Bowl Halftime Show, an NFL Network Production set to air on NBC February 5th, 2012.

The creative team for the show, comprising Madonna, Jamie King, Cirque du Soleil and Moment Factory, will create a signature performance for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the most-watched musical event of the year. For the first time of its history, the Super Bowl will take place in Indianapolis, more precisely at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“We are extremely excited to be working with someone as creative, talented and visionary as Madonna,” said Sakchin Besette, Partner and Creative Director, Moment Factory. “Our team is comprised of artists whose expertise ranges from software development to motion design and all of us are absolutely delighted to be working with an artist whose creativity continues to astound us. Moment Factory always looks to engage audiences with something they have never seen before, and we are certain that this show will thrill spectators.”

 

 

for more info visit http://www.momentfactory.com

NEW VIDEO FILMING TODAY

Madonna is currently filming the video to her brand new single with M.I.A & Nicki Minaj, which is directed by Megaforce. Later this week, she will create her new album’s photoshoot with Mert & Marcus! Get ready for a brand new Madonna era and stay tuned for more exclusive updates…

From madonna.com

IN HONOR W.E., MADONNA’S 5 BEST MOMENTS ON THE BIG SCREEN

In honor of the release of w.e. movieline.com has compiled a list of the best moments of Madonna on the big screen.


Madonna’s much-maligned W.E. opens in limited release in New York and L.A. this week, and I thought we’d wipe the taste of Venetian backlash and hydrangea topnotes out of our mouths and remember five occasions when Lourdes’s mother kicked ass in films. Because she did, people. Let’s strap on our bangles, writhe in our fishnets, and point our cone bras back at Madonna’s sunnier moments at the cineplex.

5. Breathless Mahoney’s coquettish insecurities in Dick Tracy
While Madonna is too voracious and self-conscious a superstar to be a Betty Boop-type coquette, she makes a lot of her cutesy dialogue believable in Dick Tracy, the ‘90 comic-book caper that holds up surprisingly well. If her nightclub rendition of the Oscar-winning tune “Sooner or Later” doesn’t stop you in your tracks, you’ll emit a gentle guffaw here when she coos, “I know how you feel. You don’t know if you want to hit me or kiss me. I get that a lot.” Do I detect a strand of Grace Kelly’s accent in that voice?

4. Susan’s woozy wiles in Desperately Seeking Susan
If superstardom is about timing as much as talent, then Madonna cashed in at just the right moment with her debut performance in Desperately Seeking Susan. As the titular dance-hall urchin who ends up trading places with a bored housewife (Rosanna Arquette), Madonna landed the chance to play and promote herself: a cheeky, brash, intermittently straightforward man-killer with undeniable charisma. Watch  here as she befuddles Mark Blum, who’s not even clever enough to realize the music playing is Madonna’s own “Into the Groove.”

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3. The grit of Dangerous Game
Madonna once said of her starring role in Dangerous Game, the ‘93 Abel Ferrara film that was released (barely) on her own Maverick imprint, “Even though it’s a shit movie and I hate it, I am good in it.” I have to agree: She’s both chillier and more vulnerable here than in any of her earlier films, and it’s impossible to look away from her as she spars with Harvey Keitel. Ironically, she’s pretty damn effective when playing an actress.

2. The tender side of A League of Their Own’s “All the Way” Mae

The denial ends here: You can have your Evitas and Dick Tracys, but the single best Madonna movie (with a narrative) is A League of Their Own. As “All the Way” Mae Mordabito, Madonna is a naughty, yet emotional powerhouse on the Rockford Peaches, a WWII-era women’s baseball team. Here, she helps a teammate learn to read with the aid of some steamy literature. While working entirely in the company of women, Madonna seems perfectly at ease as an actress — she even outshines her Oscar-winning teammate Geena Davis.

1. The candor of Truth or Dare
There’s no replacing or topping Truth or Dare, the documentary that chronicles Madonna during her very best tour and at her most staggering popularity. The black-and-white cinematography somehow feels unpretentious here, perhaps because it’s offset by such fulgent, Technicolor concert sequences. The single best moment, in my estimation, is the actual “Truth or Dare” game where backup singer Donna DeLory asks Madonna to name the love of her life. Like a material girl who lives to tell, Madonna follows suit, and it’s a heartbreaking and unforgettable reveal.

LIZ SMITH ABOUT W.E

Liz Smith: New York Swoons for Madonna and ‘W.E.’

And more from our Liz: the star presents her film at the Museum of Modern Art
‘I’ve shown this movie at festivals in France, Canada and England. And each time I’ve taken something different away from the movie, and recognized the different ways audiences react.’
‘Now, I am so thrilled to be here with the movie at the Museum of Modern Art. As a child, museums were my escape and they formed the idea that I would grow up and become an artist – of some kind.’
‘However, unlike my experiences in Venice, London or Toronto, nobody here has yet offered me a glass of champagne. So I’m going to see this movie sober. I hope I still like it!’
That was part of Madonna’s charming speech as she introduced her film, ‘W.E.’ and one of her stars Andrea Riseborough (who plays Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor) to a fashionable crowd Sunday. (It was a ‘hot event night’ in NYC. Over at the Ziegfeld Theater, Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ was having its premiere.)
This was supposed to be a ‘small’ screening, but what with Madonna could ever be small? Hosted by The Cinema Society and Piaget, it ended up with a lot of media, and mobs, outside MOMA, behind barricades, screaming for the icon. She was late, of course, which only increased the tension and hysteria when she finally slid glamorously out of her car. (After an aide adjusted her skin-tight pants and glittering top. She looked delicate and petite even in her towering heels.)
Madonna gave the red-carpet reporters and photographers inside as much as she could – if they had their way, she’d still be posing.
Among the throng – Kim Cattrall, Anderson Cooper, Donna Karan, Jeffrey Donovan, Jeremy Piven, Sandy Gallin, Nina Garcia, Hamish Bowles, Julian Schnabel, Barry Diller, Jacob Bernstein, Patti Smith. And but of course, Harvey Weinstein who is distributing ‘W.E.’ He greeted Madonna affectionately as she strode in, surrounded by her security, her press rep, her personal assistants and others who try to smooth out the bumps for one of the world’s most famous women.
Harvey introduced Madonna, praising her as a ‘renaissance woman’ with whom he has worked happily since 1990 – they first collaborated on her documentary ‘Truth or Dare.’ He also remarked that if ‘W.E.’ had been ‘made by, you know…Joe Smith, well…’ He was attempting to comment on the bad rap Madonna often receives for anything she does in film, whether acting or in this case, directing. When Madonna got to the podium she joked, ‘By the way, Harvey, I don’t want to be Joe Smith’ (I’m sure she would have preferred Scorsese or Polanski as a comparative reference point.)
Madonna also commented ruefully that now the movie is set in stone, ‘I can’t change anything!’ Nothing is ever perfect, nothing is ever easy for Madonna, and she has worked tirelessly on the editing of ‘W.E.’ melding her two onscreen tales – one, the real-life legendary sensation of a king abdicating his throne for ‘the woman I love’ – Edward VIII for divorcee Wallis Simpson. There is also the story of a contemporary young woman named Wally, suffering through an abusive marriage, who is obsessed with the story of Wallis and the man who became, briefly, King Edward VIII.
Both of these are compelling concepts. Either would have made a splendid film. It has been Madonna’s job to weave Wallis and Wally. ‘Every little girl loves a fairy tale, a happy ending,’ Wally declares, explaining her fascination with the Duke and Duchess. Having co-written the script with Alex Keshishian, those are Madonna’s words for sure. At heart, Madonna is a romantic and she does believe in happy endings, though she has yet to find one. (She has not stopped looking, however. Madonna genuinely respects romance.)
The crowd appeared fascinated by ‘W.E.’ which is a long movie, but there was no sense of restlessness – they loved the clothes (exquisite designs by Arianne Phillips)…they loved the eclectic score, which includes a new song by Madonna, sung over the closing credits…they loved the romance and the tragedy, too. (The Duchess was an unhappy woman, who felt she had ruined the King and trapped herself forever, ‘playing out the world’s greatest romance – and now I can never leave him.’)
Abbie Cornish as Wally, James D’Arcy as Edward VIII, Richard Coyle as Wally’s husband, Oscar Isaac as Wally’s charming savior, David Harbour as Ernest Simpson, James Fox as Bertie – who would step in as king after Edward abdicates – and Natalie Dormer, the future Queen Mother, are all splendid. Madonna certainly knows how to get the best out of actors. (Miss Dormer is especially delicious in her brief but telling scenes.)
And Miss Riseborough is simply brilliant as Wallis; brittle, poignant, imprisoned.
There was a party after, at a place called Crown. Madonna attended, and so too, it appeared, had everybody in the MOMA audience. It was one of those events where you had to just get over the embarrassment of being jammed up intimately against total strangers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few pregnancies resulted from the ‘W.E.’ party. Yeah – it was that close. Madonna was at a corner table, ringed by bodyguards. People kept reaching in frantically, attempting to touch her or get her attention. It was kind of like a well-dressed zombie movie. But she was cool with the crush. This is her life.
Madonna’s ‘W.E’ opens in L.A. on Dec 9th for a week. (For Academy consideration.) It goes wide on Feb 3rd. Of course she is still a great pop star and concert attraction. She is scheduled to perform at halftime at the upcoming Super Bowl. Her new album will soon be upon us. But if Madonna wanted to devote herself only to filmmaking, she could. She is a fine director, and she made a beautiful, complex and moving work of art. And one that, despite its vintage subject matter, reflects this most modern woman in every frame.

Click here for the official page review
LIZ SMITH ABOUT W.E

BID 2 BEATS MADONNA AIDS AUCTIONS ON EBAY

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The annual Bid 2 Beat AIDS auction has launched on eBay, with proceeds to benefit Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV

There are two Madonna’s auctions for the annual Bid 2 Beat AIDS on ebay

1) The Ultimate Madonna Fan Pack including 27 promotional items:
A numbered limited edition lithograph,
limited edition t-shirt,
vinyls,
CDs,
promo flats,
DVDs

Link Fan Pack

2) Madonna Signed Lotsa de Casha Book
Link Signed book

For more info visit life beat