That one time when Madonna wasn’t burning up the charts

Hot enough for ya? From the constant heat of Florida to the Midwest scorchers and finally the triple-digit temperatures in the Southwest, 2017 has been another year of burning up, but it’s nothing new as in the ’80s we were Burning Upwith Madonna.

For the longest time we didn’t profile Madonna on Lost and Found until 2016 when we spotlighted Gambler. Today we go back to 1983 for the single Burning Up that gets very little airplay on retro radio stations.

Even though most heard Burning Up first as an album track on Madonna’s 1983 self-titled release, her humble beginnings started off a year earlier with two singles. Both Everybody from 1982 and Burning Up from 1983 did not hit the pop charts but were big hits on the NYC clubs with Burning Up hitting No. 3 on Billboard Dance Charts.

The video for Burning Up is considered the start of the Madonna image with her DYI fashions such as wearing typewriter belts as bracelets. It was also the beginning of the Madonna sexual image of being the woman in charge always getting the upper hand against her male suitors. In the Burning Up video, Madonna’s then-boyfriend Ken Compton plays the man in the sports car who presumably gets bamboozled by Madonna in the end as Madonna goes from writhing on the road to driving Compton’s vehicle.

After Madonna’s very public vocal disapproval of President Trump at the beginning of the year, 2017 has seen very little of Madonna, probably since in March she adopted 4-year-old twin girls from Malawi.

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Amazon reveals Newcastle’s big buys from Madonna to Kit Kats

Amazon has released its summer 2017 report showing differences in how customers from different regions spend their money.

It says Geordies went mad for Madonna’s compilation DVD The Immaculate Collection.

The giant retailer says: “Madonna was in vogue with customers in Newcastle as they got into the groove and snapped up copies of the material girl’s greatest hits DVD compilation.”

It also recorded how Galaxy Smooth is the country’s most favourite chocolate while here in the North East we prefer good old-fashioned Kit Kats.

Amazon use the data from customer’s orders not just to work out the most popular purchases but also to help steer retail trends in the future.

We can expect to use Amazon more to buy fresh fruit and veg while more small and medium sized businesses, including those in the North East, are exporting their products through Amazon Marketplace.

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Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. Finds Romance With Key International Broadcasters For The Recently Acquired Showtime Special “MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR”

PALISADES PARK, N.J., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Having just recently announced the acquisition of the top-rated Showtime television special, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR, Alfred Haber, founder of Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc.(AHDI), revealed today that the company has cleared several key sales for the all-new, two-hour event, which was filmed on the recent 2016 tour that earned Madonna the title of highest-grossing solo artist ever. International broadcasters already signed on for this extravaganza include: Nine Network (Australia), NRJ 12 (France), Telefonica (Spain), WOWOW (Japan), and GMA Network (Philippines).

“Madonna’s performance, along with the great production quality from the folks at Live Nation and Showtime, has culminated in a special, must-see event that has already received an extraordinary reception from the international marketplace,” commented Haber. “Thanks to broadcasters worldwide who were quick to get on board, the Material Girl’s fans the world over will be able to enjoy this amazing concert presentation.”

Shot around the world and featuring a collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage culminating in performances at the Sydney Olympic Park, the show includes everything Madonna’s fans have come to expect from one of her sold-out concerts: High-energy performances, rebellious theatrical productions, envelope-pushing vignettes and, of course, incredible new hits and the beloved classic songs that have touched her many millions of admirers the world over.

 now celebrating 49 years of business, together form one of the world’s largest distributors of U.S. network annual event programming and are major independent distributors of primetime series and specials, including unscripted reality, crime and investigation, clip shows, pop science, music events, and films. For more information about the Alfred Haber companies, please visit


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Madonna special sells for Alfred Haber

A two-hour television special about pop icon Madonna’s 2016 tour has secured major sales across Europe and Asia.

Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour aired in the US on Showtime

New Jersey-based Alfred Haber Distribution (AHDI) today announced deals for its recently acquired title Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, which aired stateside on cable network Showtime.

The show has landed sales with international broadcasters including Nine Network (Australia), NRJ12 (France), Telefonica (Spain), Wowow (Japan) and GMA Network (the Philippines).

Produced by global entertainment company Live Nation and Showtime, the special is a two-hour compilation of footage from Madonna’s 2016 tour, which enabled her to become the highest-grossing solo artist in history, according to AHDI. It includes live material and behind-the-scenes images shot at her concerts.

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Madonna’s special appearance at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Foundation Gala in St. Tropez

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala: Wednesday 26th July 2017: St. Tropez, France

Since 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has been on a mission to protect the Earth’s last wild places, implementing solutions that restore balance to threatened ecosystems, and ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of all its inhabitants. The LDF brings attention and needed funding to three areas: protecting biodiversity, ocean & forest conservation, and climate change. Currently LDF supports over 70 high-impact projects in more than 40 countries around the world.

The 2016 Foundation Gala raised nearly $45 Million to help support the foundation’s mission of protecting the earth from climate change and environmental crisis. The event was hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio (founder and chairman of the foundation), Mulutin Gatsby (concept creator for the evening), Terry Tamminen (LDF Chief Executive Officer) and Justin Winters (LDF Executive Director). Albert II, Prince of Monaco was honored with the foundation’s first “New World Leadership Award,” which recognizes the legacy of environmental conservation displayed by its recipient.

Simon de Pury conducted the live auction, which was filled with unique experiences, luxury collectibles and memorabilia – including personal items given by DiCaprio, and a collection of fine art from universally renowned artists Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Urs Fischer, Olafur Eliasson, and Adrian Villar Rojas, among many others. Event Chairs included Boris F.J. Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer, Philippe Cousteau, Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Caroline Scheufele, Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson, and Charlize Theron.

The 2015 Foundation Gala raised $40 Million to benefit LDF, with the live auction presented by long-term partner Julius Baer and co-sponsors Chopard and Armani. The auction opened with Leonardo offering several personal items up for bid, including his own Rolex Daytona Cosmograph watch, and Andy Warhol and Bansky artworks from his personal collection, which raised $2 million. The event also featured an extensive live auction of fine art, luxury items, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences conducted by Simon de Pury, some highlights of which included:


  • Ownership of an estate home on Leonardo DiCaprio’s own Belize island, Blackadore Caye
  • HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco donated several once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the auction, offering to accompany the winning bidder on each, including An arctic expedition, and private diving at Monaco’s unique protected Larvotto Marine Reserve
  • A private concert with Elton John
  • Movie producer Harvey Weinstein donated a stunning collection of experiences, offering to have the winning bidder be his personal guest at the most coveted events in the world for an entire year. This included the Academy Awards, screenings and events, Cannes Film Festival, Met Gala Ball and The White House Correspondents Dinner, a visit to a Weinstein Company movie set, and more.


Venue: The Domain Bertraud Belieu Vineyard in St. Tropez, France

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Madonna rehearsing for Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Gala on July 26?

Madonna posted a clip of her rehearsing Open Your Heart on her official Instagram account, many speculate as to what she is rehearsing for. 

However Madonna is due to make a ‘special apperance’ at the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Gala in St-Tropez on July 26. She has just begun following Leonardo Dicaprio on Instagram, so this might confirm her special appearance. Check out PageSix for more on the event.



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Madonna That’s The Girl rare Dutch Free Record Shop special issued to promote the tour

We have just added this very rare Dutch booklet titled ‘That’s The Girl’ to the memorabilia section of the Who’s That Girl Tour.

This four page booklet was issued by Dutch music retailer Free Record Shop and sponsored by chewing gum brand Ben-Bits, in order to promote Madonna’s upcoming live performances in Rotterdam. Very rarely seen and very hard to find. The booklet contains an order form for her music and video catalogue, a short biography and various pictures of her Miami performance during the tour. It is clear that it’s sponsored by Ben-Bits as there are various ads inside. The back cover contains another promo for Ben-Bits promoting the fact that by buying 3 packages of their chewing gum you were able to buy a Madonna door poster for only five guilders (around 2 euro’s) at Free Record Shop (Virgin Tour image and photosession white shirt, long hair wig). 

Very nice piece of Madonna memorabilia! Check it out HERE

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Madonna‘s ex-boyfriend says the worn panties she sent him back in the day will hit the auction block despite legal issues, but if she wants them back … a deal can be arranged.

We got Peter Shue — who briefly dated the Queen of Pop in 1994 — out in Harlem and asked him about the controversy over Madonna items going up for auction … including the panties. His take — she gave him her worn underwear as a gift, so they’re his … and he can do whatever he wants with them.

Shue seems to think a judge blocking the auction won’t hold up, and Madge can place a bid like anyone else to win her panties back. Or she can call him directly … if she still has his number.

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