Another Movie for Madonna

Madonna will go back behind the camera for a third time to direct the movie version of Rebecca Walker’s book, Ade: A Love Story.
The book is about the relationship between a young Swahili man and an American college student as they travel across Africa. It was published last October by Little A/New Harvest. Walker is the daughter of Alice Walker (The Color Purple).
Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty) is set to produce.

Madonna previously directed two movies, neither of which have been successful financially. Filth and Wisdom (2008) had an estimated budget of $5.5 million but grossed less than $25,000 in the U.S. 2011′s W.E. cost about $15 million to make with U.S. grosses of just under $600,000.

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New ‘Toy Boy’ for Madonna

Madonna has a new young boyfriend according to reports.

The 55-year-old superstar only broke up with backing dancer and boyfriend of three years Brahim Zaibat in early December.

But the singer reportedly introduced her new beau, 26-year-old Timor Steffens, at designer Rudolph Valentino’s private New Year’s Eve Party in Gstaad, Switzerland. 

‘The chemistry between Madonna and Timor was pretty intense,’ one party guest told Radar Online.

Like 25-year-old Brahim, Timor is a backup dancer and according to the website the couple have been working on a dance project for several months.


But having reportedly debuted their relationship at the party, not everyone in the crowd of A-listers, which included Madonna’s arch-nemesis Elton John, was impressed.

‘Some people at the party were whispering about how Madonna had just broken up with her ex, and now she’s already with a new guy,’ the source added to Radar.

‘It’s that kind of crowd. Plus, you can’t really ignore the fact that Timor is SO much younger than Madonna. I mean, he’s basically a replacement for her ex. He looks just like Brahim.’

Not that the gossip bothered the mother-of-four.

Madonna, who has been married to actor Sean Penn and director Guy Ritchie in the past, supposedly partied with her new beau regardless.

‘Madonna didn’t give a f**k that people were whispering!’ the source recalled. ‘She was really showing him off, drinking and dancing with him all over the place.’

Madonna spent the Christmas holidays in Switzerland with her children Lordes, 17, Rocco, 13, Mercy James, eight, and David Banda, eight.

And according to the party source, it’s Timor’s relationship with her children that appeals to Madonna.

‘It was obvious he was already close to all her kids, especially Rocco,’ the insider said. 

‘They spent a lot of the night on New Year’s joking around with each other.’

Madonna Announces #ArtForFreedom

Madonna has announced a grants program in coordination with Art For Freedom, the global digital initiative designed to fuel free speech, to address, respond and protest persecution around the world. 
Madonna kicked off Art For Freedom on September 24, 2013 by posting Secretprojectrevolution, a 17-minute video she created with Steven Klein.  The film – ‘a call to action’ – originally premiered on Vice and remains downloadable on Bit Torrent. Artists are encouraged to submit their own work on artforfreedom.com in the form of video, music, poetry or photography to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution.


As part of the Art For Freedom initiative, Madonna has launched a grants program to support individuals and organizations working to advance social justice. Over the course of the next year she will select one artist each month whose creative expression helps fight oppression, intolerance and complacency. Madonna will award $10,000 to a nonprofit organization or project of the winning artist’s choice.  All projects must be focused on a social justice issue and exemplify the values of Art For Freedom.
Madonna will select the winning submission each month with the help of a guest curator beginning with Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“I want to help give a creative voice to those who have been silenced and denied their human rights.  Art for Freedom is a platform that gives artists a chance to define freedom through their art. We have already received many incredible submissions. I am inviting all people to express their thoughts on the subject of freedom whether it’s describing specific persecution they have experienced, sharing how their rights have been violated and / or sharing their ideas creatively regarding fighting injustice,” commented Madonna.
Art For Freedom, launched in partnership with Vice, received over 1000 submissions in the first 48 hours of its inception. These submissions and the ones that follow will become part of the Art For Freedom platform and will be eligible for the Arts For Freedom grants program. Contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork at www.artforfreedom.com or tagging original posts #artforfreedom.

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Flashback: ‘Lucky Star’ 30 Years On for Madonna

It’s been 30 years since Madonna’s first album debut on July 27, 1983. We flashback to one of Madonna’s first hits Lucky Star. Where do you start with this woman.. she’s had more hits and chart topping #1’s than most artists and shares ultimate pop honors with our Aussie Kylie Minogue. Press PLAY…!

‘Glossy’ Shut Up and Dance Remix!

The @GlossBosss from Sydney has been rubbing a bit of vinyl together… Take a listen to this… Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Gotye, Madonna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, George Michael and more… Starships were meant to TimeBomb at a Payphone so why don’t you Call Me Maybe?

Madonna World Tour Setlist Revealed!

Madonna’s World Tour Setlist – Tel Aviv 31/5/2012
(Transgression)
Girl Gone Wild
Revolver
Gang Bang
Papa Don’t Preach
Hung Up
I Don’t Give A
(Best Friend)
Express Yourself/Born This Way
Give Me All Your Luvin
Turn Up The Radio
Open Your Heart/Sagarra Jo
Masterpiece
(Masculine/Feminine)
(Justify My Love)
Vogue
Candy Shop
Human Nature
Like A Virgin
(Nobody But Me0
I’m Addicted
I’m A Sinner/Cyberraga
Like A Prayer
Celebration