….’I have been reporting, for the past couple months, that Madonna has recorded a soundtrack song. I wasn’t–and still am not–100 percent sure which movie it is for. However, I know for a fact that Interscope, who is producing the soundtrack for “The Giver,” asked Madonna to submit a song. This was around the end of April, even when the soundtrack was supposedly finished. When Madonna announced a song called “Messiah” this week, which would perfectly fit in with the theme of “The Giver,” I was 100 percent sure the song was from ‘The Giver.” I attended an early screening of the film last evening and was one hundred percent sure I would hear Madonna’s song. I even hinted it on Twitter, but had to delete all my tweets about the film because The Weinstein Company (rightfully so) was pissed.
Before I knew it, the closing credits came. However, there was no music being played for most of credits. I have never seen that in such a big movie before. There was another song being played towards the very end of the credits, but I couldn’t make out who it was and was told that the final song playing probably wouldn’t make it in the final cut. I thought that, perhaps, Madonna’s song is not finished yet and that’s why there was no music. I asked a representative from The Weinstein Company, and they were not able to give me an answer–which means yes, right?
Having a song on “The Giver” would be a HUGE career advantage for Madonna. Even if it doesn’t become a huge chart hit, the song will certainly add to her list of already great movie songs. There is also the possibility that Madge would get both a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination. “The Giver” is a movie that Madonna would absolutely love and her involvement can only enhance the already excellent film. The main character “Jonas” is basically a male version of the rebellious Madonna. Let’s hope we get some answers soon.’
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The Material Girl — who had been excused in May thanks to a doctor’s note — was flanked by a security entourage as the entered into the first-floor clerk’s office and not the regular jury assembly room on Monday. She was excused because there was ‘ample jurors’ today and bypassed being questioned to join a panel because her presence was causing a commotion at the courthouse.
Who’s that girl showing up for jury duty? Yep, it’s Madonna.
After dodging jury duty with a doctor’s note on May 27, Madonna arrived at 60 Centre St. Monday morning with an entourage fit for a diva.
But she was soon gone. While regular folks summoned to do their civic duty sat through hours of waiting, Madonna was sprung after an hour and a half.
She was about 30 minutes late for her 10 a.m. scheduled arrival time, which is an hour later than the 9 a.m. time regular prospective jurors are asked to arrive.
“I’m proud to do my job,” she said, standing tall as she left the courthouse with a gaggle of handlers and security guards.
She didn’t respond to questions about special treatment.
On her way out of the iconic building overlooking Foley Square, the Material Girl showed she could still turn heads.
“That’s Madonna!” one star-struck onlooker said.
“She looks so thin, right?” another chimed in.
A group of fans stopped in their tracks to capture the pop icon’s court cameo.
The Upper West Sider had been ushered into the first-floor clerk’s office instead of the regular jury assembly room.
Madonna was not questioned for a panel.
A court official said the decision was made to let her go early because her presence was a distraction.
“We had ample jurors today and had we needed her, she would have been sent out on a panel,” said New York State Unified Court System spokesman David Bookstaver. “We had sufficient jurors not to have created a further distraction for the courthouse.”
“She got credit for her service and we’re delighted she came,” he added.
Madonna is off the hook for jury service in New York for four years.
Please view our extensive private photo gallery of the first MDNA show in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam (2 years ago today) HERE
We were given a photo pass for this evening, so it features professional pictures as well
Madonna has been at work in the studio compiling the follow-up to her 2012 effort, MDNA, and one of the album’s producers, Diplo, teased his process with the singer in a new interview with Idolator.
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“We’ve written about seven songs now, and hopefully maybe four or five will make it to the album,” the super-producer/DJ said. “I’ve done about three weeks with her, and we’re gonna do some more projects at the end of July. She’s just really cool. I think as far as artists reinventing themselves, she did it before anybody else. She kind of began that trend of actually coming back with a whole new look and style and sound and winning it and hitting the top of the charts. Those records are gonna be crazy-sounding. We really pushed the envelope with some of the stuff we were doing.”
While Diplo noted he typically needs around a week to know if there’s chemistry with an artist, it was there immediately with Madonna. “[S]he was up for anything,” he said. “I love when an artist gives a producer the confidence he needs to work with them, and Madonna was very open-minded to my ideas… she was down from day one.”
Diplo spoke about the creation of one song in particular, which came about on their final night in the studio together: “The last night we were just having fun, and she was like, ‘Yo, give me some of the craziest shit you’ve got right now,’ and we literally wrote a song that night on the craziest record I had. And it worked. All of the best songs happen on a whim.”
Proving his point, Diplo ticked off a few of his hits with similar spontaneous origins, including Alex Clare’s “Too Close,” Usher’s “Climax” — which was made, per Diplo, “in literally like ten minutes” — and M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” which came together on a roof in the Caribbean.
Madonna has been intermittently teasing her upcoming record via Instagram. Earlier this week, the singer posted a photo of the sheet music for one track, “Messiah,” as well as a video of an orchestra playing a section of the cut. The singer had previously posted in-studio photos with Avicii and British singer/producer Natalia Kills.
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Madonna Instagram & Songs: Music Star’s Hard Candy Gyms to Expand to Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru
South America is going to get a little touch of Madonna.
The pop singer’s Hard Candy Gyms will be coming to different South American countries in 2015. There is already a Santiago, Chile location, but it’s going to expand to Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina, notes Portafolio.
Madonna is expected in Peru for the opening of gym in Lima, just as she made an appearance when the Rome, Mexico City and Toronto gyms were opened.
Hard Candy Fitness was created in 2010 by Madonna and New Evolution Ventures.
According to the Hardy Candy website, “The brand has grown to include club locations in destination cities around the world that are focused on innovative group fitness programming and personalized fitness training. Our members enjoy an experience where entertainment and fitness intersect leaving them feeling strong and inspired physically and mentally. This inspiration extends well beyond our club walls with other branded lifestyle offerings.”
The gym also touts some of Madonna’s mantra, such as “harder is better” and “no sweat, no candy.”
The concept of hard candy is one that Madonna particularly values, as she also named her eleventh studio album “Hard Candy.” It was released in 2008.
Madonna is now working on new music. The singer took to Instagram to tease her new song, “Messiah.”
She shared a picture of a music sheet, and captioned it: “Coming soon……..#promise #keep#sorceress#deep”
The singer also shared a video of an orchestra playing a bit of the song.
She captioned that video with: “Magic makes the people come together yaaaaaaaasssssssssss. #messiah”
And she was recently inspired to give back to her community.
After a visit to a charter school, she was inspired by the progress she saw, notes Time.
She’s helping to fund a new facility for Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym and the Detroit Achievement Academy charter school.
Madonna has written a song called ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’ with Diplo.
The prodcuer revealed the existence of the track during an interview with Brazilian website Heloisa Tolipan.
Diplo said that he wrote seven songs with the singer, commenting: “I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party. We ended up writing seven songs together. I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it’s an artist of this caliber, it’s obvious that I want to push the boundaries a little bit further and surpass myself. One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’.”
Disclosure recently confirmed that they are not producing Madonna’s forthcoming new album. Rumours began that the British dance duo were working with the pop star after she posted a picture of her with them at the Governors Ball festival in New York in June.
However, Disclosure have confirmed that this isn’t the case. “She came to our gig at Governors Ball,” Howard Lawrence told Billboard, “and within a few hours, there were articles being written about how we were producing her album – and we had met her that day. How could we even have done that?”
According to the magazine, the duo haven’t ruled out a potential future collaboration with the singer though.
Madonna is currently working on her 13th studio album with Diplo. She has also recorded with Avicii and British pop star Natalia Kills. Madonna’s last album, ‘MDNA’, was released in 2012.