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Madonna 'Open Your Heart'

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Madonna And Family Arrive In Malawi

April 7, 2010 – Madonna and family arrive in Malawi for a week-long charity tour and to reunite her adopted children with their birth families. The Material Girl said on her official web site:

On my first visit to Malawi, I was devastated to meet child after child who had been orphaned by AIDS. Having lost my mother at such a young age, I felt a close connection to these children. Their stories had touched my own. In a country of 14 million, a staggering one million children have been left alone with the responsibility of raising each other. I returned home knowing the future of Malawi was resting on the shoulders of these orphaned children, and I had to act. It is with tremendous joy that I return to Malawi to lay the first brick in the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. By educating girls we will rebuild this community and raise this nation.

Watch footage from her press conference via the Associated Press and a Raising Malawi video offering a tour of the orphanage in Namitete which she helped fund below.

Madonna Visiting Malawi This Week

April 5, 2010 – Madonna and her family are scheduled to travel to Malawi this week to visit several important projects for orphans and vulnerable children that she and Raising Malawi have been working on since 2006.

The Material Girl is set to visit the Millennium Village, which she supports along with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading economists. “I look forward to seeing the amazing progress being made in that community as well as several other projects that are currently underway including the creation of a Girl’s Academy,” Madonna said in a press release. “I’m hugely excited to be joining Dr. Sachs and Hans Vestberg, the CEO of Ericsson, to launch a new campaign for worldwide access to education using mobile technology.” A formal announcement regarding the campaign will be made on Tuesday in Malawi. For further information on Raising Malawi, go to raisingmalawi.org.

Madonna’s Adopted Kids Visiting Malawi For A Family Reunion

March 28, 2010 – Madonna will be taking her adopted children back to Malawi next week, where Mercy will meet her birth family while David will visit with his natural father. “She promised to take them back to their homeland. She sees it as vital they understand their roots,” a source told The Sun. “Mercy’s meeting with her family will be particularly emotional as it’s the first time she’s seen them since last summer.” The story at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’ Live Video

Madonna 'Ray Of Light' single cover

March 25, 2010 – Madonna is set to release her ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ CD/DVD and Blu Ray worldwide over the next 2 weeks, and her ‘Ray of Light’ performance from the live release is available via Yahoo! Music below. The concert footage is taken from Madge’s show at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2008 leg of the record-breaking Sticky & Sweet Tour.

Gene Simmons: I’ll Take Lady Gaga Over Madonna Any Day

Eric Singer and Gene Simmons of KISS talked with ITN about how Lady Gaga is a modern day Madonna. “She’s done what Madonna did back in the ’80s,” Singer said. “That’s what I think is great about her. She’s always changing it up, keeping it interesting. To me that’s what the spirit of entertainment and rock n’ roll is all about.” Simmons added, “We appreciate Gaga and everything. I’ll take Gaga over Madonna any day. Anybody that gets visual on stage and is in your face, she’s the most exciting thing I’ve seen in a decade.” Wawtch the comments below.

Madonna And Jesus Luz Split Up, Age Difference Blamed

Madonna 'What It Feels Like for a Girl'

Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports Madonna and Jesus Luz have broken up on friendly terms, with the 23-year-old initiating the split. “The problem is as simple as it is obvious – it’s the age difference,” a friend of the 51-year-old singer told The Sun. “How long could it last? How it even lasted a year seems a miracle to a lot of people. They are in such different places in their lives. They both benefited, but it’s pretty much over now.”

Madonna Trying For A Baby With Jesus Luz?

January 20, 2010 – Though Madonna is 51, The Sun hears that the Material Girl is consulting with doctors about the possibility of conceiving another child with her much younger boyfriend Jesus Luz, 22. Madge’s pal, who calls the singer by her preferred nickname Em, told the British tabloid, “Em says motherhood is her greatest achievement and the most fulfilling thing in her life. She knows that, at 51, it’s going to be harder to conceive naturally. But she is Olympic-athlete fit and is ready for the challenge.”

The story at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

SNL ‘Deep House Dish’ Ft. Lady Gaga & Madonna

Madonna and Lady Gaga faced off last night on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in a ‘Deep House Dish’ skit, getting violent before D.J. Dynasty Handbag (Kenan Thompson) stepped in. “What kind of name is Lady Gaga, it sounds like baby food,” Madge told Gaga, who fired back, “The kind that’s #1 on the Billboard charts!” Watch the comedy clip, also featuring host Ryan Reynolds as Danny McCooz, below.

Madonna ‘Celebration’ Album

Madonna 'Celebration'

Madonna is set to release her third greatest hits album ‘Celebration’ on September 29th, featuring two new songs – ‘Celebration’ and ‘Revolver’, featuring Lil Wayne. Check out the 2 CD track listing below the fold.

CD 1:
01) Hung Up
02) Music
03) Vogue
04) 4 Minutes
05) Holiday
06) Everybody
07) Like A Virgin
08) Into The Groove
09) Like A Prayer
10) Ray Of Light
11) Sorry
12) Express Yourself
13) Open Your Heart
14) Borderline
15) Secret
16) Erotica
17) Justify My Love
18) Revolver

CD 2:
01) Dress You Up
02) Material Girl
03) La Isla Bonita
04) Papa Don’t Preach
05) Lucky Star
06) Burning Up
07) Crazy For You
08) Who’s That Girl
09) Frozen
10) Miles Away
11) Take A Bow
12) Live To Tell
13) Beautiful Stranger
14) Hollywood
15) Die Another Day
16) Don’t Tell Me
17) Cherish
18) Celebration

Madonna Celebration DVD Track Listing:
1) Burning Up
2) Lucky Star
3) Borderline
4) Like A Virgin
5) Material Girl
6) Crazy For You
7) Into The Groove
8) Live To Tell
9) Paper Dont Preach
10) True Blue
11) Open Your Heart
12) La Isla Bonita
13) Who’s That Girl
14) Like A Prayer
15) Express Yourself
16) Cherish
17) Vogue
18) Justify My Love
19) Erotica
20) Deeper and Deeper
21) Rain
22) I’ll Remember
23) Secret
24) Take A Bow
25) Bedtime Story
26) Human Nature
27) I Want You
28) You’ll See
29) Frozen
30) Ray Of Light
31) The Power Of Good-Bye
32) Beautiful Stranger
33) American Pie
34) Music
35) Don’t Tell Me
36) What It Feels Like For A Girl
37) Die Another Day
38) Hollywood
39) Love Profusion
40) Hung Up
41) Sorry
42) Get Together
43) Jump
44) 4 Minutes
45) Give It 2 Me
46) Miles Away
47) Celebration

Madonna ‘Celebration’ Video

Madonna 'Celebration' single cover

Madonna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Celebration’, the first release and title track from the American pop singer’s third greatest hits album. ‘Celebration’, along with ‘Revolver’, featuring Lil Wayne, are the two new songs on Madonna’s 2-disc collection. Watch the Jonas Åkerlund directed video below.

Fans Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Madonna In Warsaw

August 19, 2009 – Madonna performed hours before her 51st birthday at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday night (August 15), where the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to the Material Girl.

“I see a sign over there that says, ‘You changed my life. I want to say, because it’s my birthday and birthdays are always a time to think about everything you have to be grateful for, that every time I do a show, and every time I look into your eyes, and every time I see your smiles, you change my life,” Madonna told the audience. “It’s amazing that I’ve been able to do what I do for so many years. I love my job, and this is the best birthday present ever!”

Watch the ‘Happy Birthday’ serenade below.

Madonna Tours Madrid With Jesus & Lourdes

July 27, 2009 – Madonna was photographed touring Madrid with her daughter Lourdes and boyfriend Jesus Luz on Friday (July 24). They visit the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. Check out pictures from Daily Mail.

Madonna Mentoring Jesus Luz In The Studio

July 26, 2009 – Madonna’s on-off lover Jesus Luz is set to get help in the studio from the Material Girl in releasing his first single, wanting to follow in her footsteps. “They may not be lovers anymore but Madge has promised to help him because they are still very good friends,” a source told News of the World. “She really wants him to succeed.”

Madonna ‘Celebration’

Paul Oakenfold debuted Madonna’s new song ‘Celebration’ on Friday night (July 24) at Pacha in Ibiza. Watch footage from inside the club while it was played via YouTube below.

Madonna Meets With Workers Injured In Stage Collapse

July 20, 2009 – Madonna arrived in Marseille, France with daughters Lourdes and Mercy James on Sunday (July 19). Check out pictures from celebrity-gossip.net. The pop singer visited with the workers who were injured while building a stage for her concert in the city, which was scheduled for Sunday. The accident claimed the lives of two men.

“We are very touched that an actress (and musician) with such talent and quality has also an extraordinary amount of human qualities as well,” Marseille Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin told reporters outside one of the city’s hospitals. “She has already gone to Aix-en-Province, I think, to see the family of this worker who unfortunately has died. And, she comes here to the hospital in Marseille to meet the injured. So, we are very touched.”

Watch a report from ITN at blinkx.com.

Madonna Devastated After Deadly Concert Stage Accident

July 17, 2009 – During construction of the stage for Madonna’s scheduled July l9th ‘Sticky & Sweet’ show at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseilles, France, the roof accidentally fell causing injury to seven workers and one death.

In reaction to the tragic news, the Material Girl issued the following statement:

I am devastated to have just received this tragicnews. My prayers go out to those who were injured and their Families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news.

Watch a report from ITN at blinkx.com.

Madonna And Her Kids Leaving Ritz Hotel As Fans Cheer

July 13, 2009 – Storm Shadow has footage of Madonna and her two adopted kids David and Mercy, as well as Lourdes and Rocco, leaving the Ritz hotel in Paris, France on Friday (July 10). The famous Place Vendome was crowded with fans waiting for the Material Girl to emerge. Watch the footage via YouTube below.

Madonna And Her Kids Leave Ritz Hotel

July 11, 2009 – Madonna and her children Lourdes, Rocco, David, and Mercy were photographed leaving the Ritz Hotel on Friday (July 10) in Paris, France, on their way to board a plane. Check out a picture from People. The photo provided by Bauer-Griffin has since been removed.

Madonna Gives Mercy A Piggyback Ride

June 28, 2009 – Madonna was photographed giving her newly adopted daughter Mercy a piggyback ride after attending services at the Kabbalah centre on Saturday (June 27) in London, England. Also there was the Material Girl’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Check out pictures from Just Jared.

Madonna “Can’t Stop Crying” Over Michael Jackson’s Death

Madonna is reacting to the surprising death of Michael Jackson, issuing the following statement to People:

I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.

Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.

Madonna Asks Gwyneth To Help Decorate Mercy’s Room

June 18, 2009 – Madonna has asked her famous friend Gwyneth Paltrow to design her newly adopted daughter Mercy a room at her New York townhouse. The Material Girl is set to stock the 4-year-old’s room with porcelain dolls, antique teddy bears, a library of leather-bound children’s books and ancient maps of Africa on the walls.

“Madge wants Mercy to feel like a little princess when she arrives,” a source told The Sun. “Gwyneth has a home in the Hamptons area of New York and Madonna was so impressed with her daughter Apple’s room that she asked Gwyneth to help her kit out Mercy’s new bedroom.”

Update: The entire story at TheSun.co.uk has since been removed.

Malawi Court Allows Madonna To Adopt Mercy

June 12, 2009 – Madonna has been given the green light to adopt 4-year-old Mercy from Malawi after being turned down in April, winning an appeal in the African nation’s highest court. “I am ecstatic,” Madonna said in a statement from New York Friday. “My family and I look forward to sharing our lives with her.” Watch a report from ITN about the news below.

Seymour Stein On Discovering Madonna, The Veronicas & More

Seymour Stein, the man who discovered Madonna and more recently The Veronicas, appeared on Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ morning show, talking about his secret to finding singing stars. “They had a lot going for them too,” Stein said of the Brisbane twins. “They were too little, young little vixens. They’re fabulous and great performers. Their songs are excellent. It’s taken us a bit of time to replicate what you’ve done in Australia, but the band are breaking very, very big here now.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Madonna & Jesus Luz Look To Adopt Nigerian Baby

June 6, 2009 – Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz are attempting to adopt a baby from Nigeria after the 50-year-old’s attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi was rejected by a court in April. “She’s determined not to make the same mistakes and feels that the only way to do this is to get Jesus involved from the off,” a source close to the Material Girl told News of the World. “Madonna always thought she would eventually win her battle to adopt Mercy, but that hasn’t been the case. She thinks this will bring her and Jesus together as one big happy family.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna Takes Over Guy Oseary’s Twitter

Madonna has been answering fan questions on Guy Oseary’s Twitter page (@guyoseary) today, thanking those wishing her good luck in her efforts to adopt Mercy James of Malawi. She also talked about her recent horseriding fall. The conversation included:

Thanks for support.. fingers crossed all will go well with Mercy.. -M

@guyoseary Madge…. Do you really hate us Paps in NYC sooo much???

@aaronnyc I don’t hate anyone. Horses don’t like surprises. They are very sensitive animals.. -M

@perezhilton what is this rubbish about me dumping my children off for the summer while I’m on tour? They go where I go.-M

@guyoseary M, what are you listening to these days? (besides yourself in the studio)

@boxofboom electronic music/electro house… -M

Eitan Yardeni Praying With Madonna For Successful Adoption Bid

April 25, 2009 – News of the World reports Madonna has brought Kabbalah rabbi Eitan Yardeni to America to pray that her bid to adopt Mercy James from Malawi is a success.

“They have been praying at every waking hour,” a source told the British tabloid. “The adoption process has been stressful for Madonna. She’s been telling pals it’s felt as painful as childbirth.”

Madonna Ready To Return To The Gym After Taking A Tumble

April 21, 2009 – Madonna’s trainer Tracy Anderson spoke with UsMagazine.com about the singer’s horse riding fall over the weekend, insisting that the 50-year-old is ready to bounce back from her hospitalization by doing some training on Wednesday. “We have our set training,” Anderson said. “She’s like a professional athlete. She can’t mess around with her training. I mean, she has to be able to perform in front of 70,000 people who are sucking the life out of her, and she’s singing and dancing. There are no shortcuts when you’re training in that way.” The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.

Police: Paparazzi Not Responsible For Madonna Horse Accident

April 21, 2009 – Sgt. Herbert Johnson from the Southampton Village Police Department tells TMZ that the photographer tagged by Madonna’s camp as startling a horse the singer was riding on over the weekend and throwing the singer off is likely not the culprit. “There is no mention of photographers,” Johnson said. “It’s a matter of spin control that went out of control. If they felt there was something else, they would have written ‘paparazzi’ in the form – if they felt there was a problem.”

Madonna Falls Off Horse After Jumping Hurdles

April 19, 2009 – The New York Post reports Madonna’s fall at celebrity lensman Steven Klein’s horse farm in Bridgehampton was not caused by paparazzi, but instead by leaping over hurdles. After the fall, more than 10 people attended to the singer, including her 22-year-old on again boyfriend Jesus Luz. Minutes later, an ambulance arrived to take the 50-year-old to Southampton Hospital. Read more and check out pictures at nypost.com.

Madonna Hospitalized After Horse Fall Caused By Paparazzo

April 18, 2009 – The New York Daily News reports Madonna was rushed to Southampton Hospital with minor injuries and bruises after a fall while horseriding at the Bridgehampton farm of celebrity photographer Steven Klein. Jesus Luz and others watched the incident, which Klein says was caused by a paparazzo jumping out of the bushes to photograph the singer Saturday afternoon, startling the horse. Read more.

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