Madonna’s Filmography back online! Read all about: The Egg, A Certain Sacrifice and FAME now

As we are still in the process of the transfer of all of our old features to the current website (and improving them) we can finally launch the following:

The Filmography is back online (see menu)!

However, since Madonna’s filmography is such an extensive feature on our website we will take things differently this time. We will update the filmography in chronological order every once in a while, this way each movie gets more attention and it won’t be so much to take in all at once.

In Madonna’s Filmography we have updated all the sections with press articles, rare memorabilia (all from our own collection), rare videos (if available), facts, press pictures and order links. The first three are ready for you to view which are:

  • The Egg – view the student film
  • A Certain Sacrifice – Madonna’s debut in a film, view rare press and memorabilia articles, see the trailer, read facts and order the DVD
  • FAME – view her audition

We are currently in the process of updating ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, which will be only asap. Enjoy these three in the meantime.

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More about me – Dirk

I’ve just updated my “About me” page.
Feel free to take a look here or read the update below.

Update: 5 January 2016

So we made it safe and sound into the new year and I believe it’s time for an update here.

On the 5th of December 2015 I went to see my first ever concert, for the first time ever in the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome and, for the first time ever, watched Madonna perform live on stage!
So while Madonna just expanded her tour, she also took my tour-ginity last December. And without much time to recover we were at it again the day after (also went at 6 December 2015).

So how did this newbie to the M-scene like it?
As some of you know (especially if you’ve read my introductions) I am not a Madonna-fan per se.
Did I like the show? Hell yeah! It was real fun although some parts failed to live up to expectations, but this might’ve been because I expected more action on stage like fire, lasers, moving parts of the stage and so on. Some parts of the stage did move, but it kinda lacked the “BANG!” to go with it.

The intro was amazing tho. It was powerful and the build up was done very well.
Song-wise I liked Candy Shop most and interlude-wise I loved Illuminati.

Does this mean I am a true M-fan now?
No. Not yet at least. Attending two shows is good enough for me, but I support my girl and every other fan to go to as many as they like.
Let’s just say I’m a fan-sidekick.

Cheerio!

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Madonna will begin third leg of mega-successful Rebel Heart Tour

Madonna did not spend her usual New Year’s holiday at the Swiss ski mecca Gstaad. Instead, she is headed to Mexico to prepare for the third leg of her Rebel Heart World Tour. Last week, Madonna topped all the concert boxscore figures, as Billboard reported on the success of the tour.

[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

[Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

Billboard adds that overall sales from the Rebel Heart tour now total $80 million from 45 concerts during the first two legs of the tour. So far, every single show has been completely sold out. The Rebel Heart Tour has also garnered the best reviews of any Madonna tour to date.

Madonna kicks off the third leg of her tour in Mexico City on January6. She then moves to cities such as San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Rebel Heart Tour is expected to make between $170 and $200 million when it’s all finished.

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This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Madonna’s ‘Justify My Love’ Jumped to No. 1

In 1991, the controversial single ruled the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Green Day & Missy Elliott.

Jan. 5, 1991

MTV famously refused to show the song’s racy video, but that didn’t hurt its popularity. In fact, it fueled its fire. On this date 25 years ago, “Justify My Love” became Madonna‘s ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 12 total).

Read more at Billboard

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It’s confirmed: Madonna is coming to S’pore

SINGAPORE – After decades of waiting, Madonna’s fans’ prayers will be answered. A teaser was released on Mediacorp VizPro’s Facebook page announcing the fact that yes, the Queen of Pop is finally coming to Singapore with her Rebel Heart Tour this year.

It will be the 57-year-old singer’s first time here. In 1993, she was banned from bringing her controversial Girlie Show World Tour to Singapore.

The teaser didn’t reveal anything other than the venue: The Singapore National Stadium.

Ticketing and other details will be announced later, so watch this space.

Read more at TodayOnline

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Madonna will perform in Singapore for first time

In a Facebook post, local coordinators Mediacorp VizPro announced that Madonna’s latest tour will be held at the Singapore National Stadium. No date was confirmed for the concert, but a Feb 28 day was previous posted on singer’s official website before it was later taken down.

The concert will be produced by Live Nation Global Touring in association with East West Best.

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Drag stars to pay tribute to Madonna in Care Resource / AIDS Walk Miami fundraiser

Oakland Park drag-dining club Lips on Jan. 20 will host a Madonna tribute to raise money for Care Resource, one of South Florida’s leading HIV/AIDS service agencies.

The 7 p.m. Madonna show, which coincides with the star’s Rebel Heart concert in Miami, is a sanctioned kick-off event for the 2016 AIDS Walk Miami, which is set for April 24 in South Beach.

Here’s the complete news release:

The Queen of Pop is bringing her “Rebel Heart” tour to Miami this January, but not before the luscious ladies of Lips perform their all-Madonna dinner show in her honor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20. “Expose Your Rebel Heart —A Tribute to Madonna” at Lips will kick off the 28th annual AIDS Walk Miami to benefit Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.

Fans of Madonna and supporters of Care Resource will experience her likeness in an entirely exclusive show hosted by Daisy Deadpetals. The cast of Lips will perform their renditions of favorite Madonna songs such as Like a Virgin, Into the Groove, Papa Don’t Preach, and Like a Prayer.

“Care Resource is a vital link for those in need of comprehensive health care in Miami-Dade and Broward counties,” said Rick Siclari, CEO of Care Resource. “We are grateful to Lips and other organizations, which help support our mission today and tomorrow.”

While watching wildly entertaining Madonna-inspired performances, guests will enjoy Lips’ three-course dinner menu with a drag-a-licious salad, entree and dessert for $21. A $10 cover charge is additional, as well as beverages, tax and gratuity.

“We’re fortunate to be able to lend support to a great organization like Care Resource,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “There’s no better reason to celebrate than Madonna coming to town and each of our divas is ready to put her own unique twist on The Queen of Pop’s great music for this worthy cause.”

To reserve your seats for Lips’ “Expose Your Rebel Heart — A Tribute to Madonna” in support of Care Resource, please call Lips at (954) 567-0987. For more information about Lips, visit www.lipsusa.com.

About Lips

Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up great food and drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Misty Eyes, Twa La Rouge and Velvet Lenore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego and Atlanta. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95.

About Care Resource

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). They have four facilities, including: Miami-Dade, Little Havana-(Miami-Dade), Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Care Resource provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. For 31 years, the not-for-profit agency has put countless effort into building the infrastructure needed to benefit South Florida’s HIV positive community. Care Resource has been recognized as a 2015 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Healthcare Equality Index. For more information about Care Resource or to donate, please visithttps://www.careresource.org/.

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U.S. Star Madonna Donates to Her Raising Malawi Foundation – Malawi: Madonna Gives U.S.$1 Million to Her Raising Malawi Charity

00311678-f40c6cb8cfd92465176ba744c9449fd2-arc614x376-w614-us1Pop star Madonna who co-founded Raising Malawi Foundation after adoption her son David Banda in 2006, has given the group US$1 million to improve its public persona after being linked with the cult Kabbalah Center for years, it has been reported.

Last year Madonna donated $1,250,000 directly to Kabbalah. This year, the $1 million goes to Raising Malawi, which makes a lot of claims about work it’s doing in the impoverished southern African country from which Madonna adopted two children – David Banda and Mercy James.

The Raising Malawi website gives little info about who’s running it, and what constitutes a board of directors.

The pop star was appointed by President Peter Mutharika as Malawi’s Goodwill Ambassador for Child Welfare.

Read more at AllAfrica.com

Photo: Raising Malawi
Madonna in Malawi 2014.
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Pre-order Rebel Heart Japan Tour edition through Amazon now (link available)

Pre-order the Rebel Heart Tour edition exclusive to Japan to be released on January 29, 2016 through Amazon now.

The tour edition will come with an extra DVD containing all four official music videos to Rebel Heart (Living For Love, Ghosttown, Bitch I’m Madonna, Bitch I’m Madonna Sander Kleinenberg remix). The CD has a Japanese only bonus track (Living For Love – Dirty Pop Remix). The artwork is planned to be unique to this release, so different to the regular and deluxe versions.

The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included. Pre-order through this link:

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Swept Away part of Divas Triple Threat DVD pre-order link

Swept Away, the film Madonna starred in and directed by Guy Ritchie from 2002 will be released as part of the Divas Triple Threat DVD. This DVD is scheduled to be released January 12, 2016. The other two movies are Glitter starring Mariah Carey and Maid in Manhatten starring Jennifer Lopez. Click this link to pre-order

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Pop queen Madonna sets the stage at Prestwick Airport

Madonna’s team made use of Prestwick Airport

Pop queen Madonna sent her travelling circus through PRESTWICK this week.

Madge used the town’s airport to fly her huge stage set back to America following a European tour.

The Like A Prayer singer, who performed in Glasgow on Sunday night, had 285 tonnes of cargo ferried down the M77.

And three giant jets were loaded with 27 truckloads of equipment before leaving for Chicago.

It is understood to be one of the largest ever cargo jobs undertaken by the airport.

A spokesman confirmed: “This was a huge job for us and our employees worked flat out to ensure it was a success.

Mark Seager
One of Madonna’s cargo planes leaves Prestwick Airport bound for Chicago

“Glasgow Prestwick Airport is in a unique position in Scotland to be able to manage cargo jobs of this scale and we are one of very few airports in the UK with these capabilities.

“It was an extremely busy few days we had handling for a number of our regular cargo customer airlines and we also handled additional passenger flights on the run up to Christmas.

“Everyone at the airport pulled together to ensure that we maintained excellent customer service and we successfully saw off all flights safely and on time.

“We hope to secure more major jobs like this in the future and we are continuing to build relationships to generate regular business across all of our aviation services.”

Read more at Daily Record

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Madonna Virgin Tour Tee at Urban Outfitters

Up for grabs at Urban Outfitters is this officially licensed Virgin Tour Madonna shirt:

Details

Product Sku: 36021376; Color Code: 002

Regular-fit short-sleeve tee shirt with printed Madonna graphic at the front. Soft knit cotton construction features a banded crew neck finished with printed tour dates at the back.

Content + Care
– Cotton
– Machine wash
– Imported

Size + Fit
– Model is 6’1″ and wearing size Medium
– Measurements taken from size Medium
– Chest: 23″
– Length: 31″

Click HERE to buy

Thanks to Dave

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Anatomy of a Madonna tour

Backstage in the bowels of Antwerp’s Sportspaleis, Jason Danter cheerfully apologises in advance for all the swearing. He’s Rebel Heart’s production manager, which, he says, basically translates as, “How the f— do we get this into this?”And that takes some doing. So far, Madonna’s 81-date Rebel Heart tour has rumbled 27 semitrailers of equipment and 185 staff across North America and Europe; but that’s a lot easier than coming to Australia and New Zealand in March, for which three Boeing 747s are needed.

Madonna hasn’t visited our shores since 1993’s Girlie Show tour, so unsurprisingly the $1999.90 front-row seats in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane were exhausted during presales.

Danter served in the Royal Navy, which comes in handy now. “The military teaches you discipline,” he says in his Brummie accent. “You need to make decisions, have plans, work whatever hours are needed to get the job done.” He and his crew have been on site in Antwerp since 7am, joined at around 10am by tour director Tres Thomas.

At university, Thomas was more interested in selling tickets for student shows than singing and dancing in them. His qualifications in accounting and law perfectly suit him for the business of touring, which he’s done for 35 years. He works for Live Nation, which in 2007 signed Madonna to a 10-year global partnership, the first of its kind.

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