Madonna returns to Malawi orphanage


Madonna spent Thanksgiving at the orphanage where she adopted her children.

The ‘Hung Up’ hitmaker – who has two biological children, Rocco and Lourdes and two adopted children, Mercy and David – made a visit to the Kondanani Orphanage today (27.11.14) with her two adopted kids to celebrate the holiday.

She shared a photo on Twitter of her being pushed on a swing by Mercy and wrote next to the photo: “Getting pushed around by Mercy James at Kondanani Orphanage! #livingforlove (sic)”

She also posted a photograph of Mercy and David outside the orphanage, tweeting: “The World is upside down! Count your blessings! They are endless…………… @raisingmalawi.

“Happy Thanksgiving from Malawi! #livingforlove (sic)”.

Whilst visiting the African country, Madonna also met with trainee surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.

She uploaded a picture of herself, her daughter and a group of the trainees, writing next to it: “Surgical Trainees at Queen Elizabeth Hospital! In the business of Miracles! @raisingmalawi #livingforlove (sic)”

Madonna – who founded the Raising Malawi charity with Michael Berg – was in the country to help launch a project, which will see a two-storey paediatric surgery and intensive care unit built nearby, providing an extra 50 beds.

She told the medical staff: “I’m happy to be associated with the future of your beautiful country.

“Children are your future.”

She also greeted the locals in their native language of Chichewa, saying: “Muli bwanji?” before joking: “I’m now a Malawian.”


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The Mammoth Book of Madonna Paperback – May 26, 2015 by Michelle Morgan (Author) pre-order

The Mammoth Book of Madonna offers a one-of-a-kind look at the Queen of Pop’s phenomenally successful career, just in time for the 30th anniversary of her first major tour, The Virgin Tour. Unlike other biographies, this book will not focus on the scandals about botox and boy toys, but instead include reviews, interviews, commentary, and Madonna’s own reflections that highlight her incredible success. Including a specially designed cover and beautiful, full-color photography throughout, this must-have volume will shed new light on Madonna’s videos, books, tours, fashion, and charity work for her millions of fans around the world.

Michelle Morgan is the author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential, Marilyn’s Addresses, and The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals. She lives in Northamptonshire, England.

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Madonna 2015 Calendar

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Often referred to as the ‘Queen of Pop’, Madonna is a musical icon as well as a successful actress, a children’s authour and a fashion designer.

Make a date  with this multi-talented music legend today by purchasing the Official Madonna 2015 Calendar.

Order today and receive free UK mainland delivery. Worldwide delivery available.

  • Height: 305mm
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Madonna back in Malawi, all is well with the Mutharika Government

Madonna returned to Malawi today for the first time since her furious row with the country’s former president Joyce Banda almost 18 months ago.

The singer is believed to have flown in this morning with the two children she adopted from the central African country and her other son for surprise talks with the new leader President Arthur Peter Mutharika brother to Bingu WA Mutharika who also had amicable relationship with the Pope icon.

Click HERE to read full article by Maravi Post

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Madonna Hey You UK hit40UK Somethin’ Else official radio promo CD

One of the strangest but most rare items that we found at the record fair in Utrecht was this genuine official promo CD for Madonna’s Hey You.

The following information is taken from Wikipedia:

This promo CD was issued by HIT40UK which was a networked Top 40 show broadcasting on around 130 UK commercial radio stations every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. It is now a TV programme shown on 4Music. The radio version was produced in house by Global Radio (formerly GCap Media) and Somethin’ Else. The show was cancelled on 7 June 2009.

This particular promo CD contains the edit version to Hey You, 100% genuine!!


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Exclusive, interesting but funny interview with Carlton Wilborn. A must read!

Today we were lucky enough to be able to interview world famous dancer Carlton Wilborn. He shares his thoughts on his life, work and projects. Of course there are also some very interesting bits regarding Madonna to read!

After a nice introduction and a brief conversation about Carlton’s incredible cologne….

MU: So I’ve seen you act, are you planning on doing some more acting?

Carlton: Yes I have, yes I am. There is a play that I am about to do in Los Angeles, starring with Wayne Brady and it’s a three-person play, so I have to back in LA to start that. Then I have a feature film that I’m producing called ‘Breakout’, which is a piece that I wrote. So there are quite a few things that are starting

MU: Because I have seen you in NCIS and I have seen you as ‘Glenda’ (The Mentalist)

Carlton: (laughs)

MU: and I absolutely loved both, you were very convincing in NCIS I loved that, you should do a lot more acting

Carlton: thank you

MU: You have also written a book and received an award for it

Carlton: I did, yeah I got 2007 best autobiography by a company called USA Book News. It was a big deal. There were eight nominees under me so that was fantastic

MU: I read some reviews and people absolutely loved it, they thought it was a very courageous book

Carlton: oh great

MU: Did receiving the award motivate you to write more?

Carlton: It did well yes, a second book came out in 2011 it’s called ‘I am empowered’

MU: yes that is available on Amazon

Carlton: the first book and the confidence that I got from that, and the people telling me what they want to know, I got to put that into the second book. Now I do workshops off of them, it’s been good

MU: a lot of talents, a man of many talents

Carlton: thank you

MU: the other thing that I was wondering about, when you were rehearsing for the Blond Ambition Tour and The Girlie Show were there songs rehearsed that never made the final setlist? Do you remember?

Carlton: No….it depends on how early because we did have some songs in the first weeks of course that we thought were going to be part of the show, but I don’t know which songs were taken off

MU: I know why you don’t remember the songs, because you told me, you weren’t aware of most of her music

Carlton: I wasn’t…you know, I’ve respected her work but I had to do a bit of research once I got cast. And I am a bigger fan now (smiles)

MU: But you got to know her as a person

Carlton: yes

MU: she’s a very humble person, I think there was a very good connection between the two of you

Carlton: yeah definitely but I think part of it is a mutual respect there, I had already done things that she’d heard about and I think because I wasn’t a fan and didn’t take her too seriously, I think it was a comfort for her and yeah when you get to spend some time with her she is really a regular chick like you that just happens to have a big team of people that work for her and gets some extra dollars. She’s a normal girl just doing her thing

MU: from what I’ve seen between the two of you, you had quite a big role in The Girlie Show as well, you did The Beast Within a whole number which was amazing

Carlton: yes, I know (smiles)

MU: and Why’s It So Hard and Fever you were a big part of, if I name the songs you do know which ones I am talking about right?

Carlton: (laughs) haha absolutely

MU: But you were absolutely incredible, still are of course

Carlton: thank you

MU: I think you were a very big part of The Girlie Show, as well as Oh Father in the Blond Ambition Tour

Carlton: I loved doing Oh Father, I loved doing that number

MU: We watched Truth Or Dare (In Bed With Madonna) again last night, hilarious movie….

Carlton: (starts laughing)

MU: some quotes that I won’t repeat here….

Carlton: Oh good, smart of you (laughs)

MU: I might ask you privately sometime, but not here

MU: but there’s one thing that I am wondering about. Throughout the entire movie, you keep talking about boots, that you smell boots. Everyone is talking about boots.

Carlton: (looks confused and then it hits him) aaaaaaaahhhh……boots. Boots is another word for ‘big’ So that smells ‘boots’ means that smells ‘a lot’, that smells ‘too much’ that’s what ‘boots’ is. So boots is not a thing, it’s a descriptive.

MU: haha, that’s good because a lot of people were wondering about that. Why are they going on about boots?? (laughing) But what do you think about the infamous bed scene in Truth Or Dare

Carlton: What bed scene? What bed scene? I don’t know about a bed scene (smiling)

MU: oh come on Carlton, you do know!

Carlton: (laughing) the bed scene was one of those moments inside the documentary that we did not know about. So it wasn’t like ‘tomorrow we’re going to shoot this and that..’ no

MU: because it seems a bit scripted

Carlton: getting in bed with her was not something waking up that morning knowing that was going to happen. But there are several moments like that. And I was smelly and I didn’t shower so….forgive me

MU + Carlton: (laughing)

MU: you’re sweating and you smell!! (Madonna quote from Truth Or Dare)

Carlton: not now!! you said you liked what I smelled like

MU: yeah that’s true, I just told you that you smell wonderful

MU: how do you feel about the fact that people still speak to you and know you as THE Madonna dancer

Carlton: It’s incredible, I mean being here today. This mega event and the music and all of that. Someone just came up who flew here from Belgium specifically to meet me. It’s amazing to realize the impact that you get to have without you having to orchestrate or convincing someone to do something. It’s an honour you know. I mean I am basically here to do what I do which is my art and being creative and the fact that it leaves a lasting impact on anybody aside from the people that send me messages through Facebook and things like that. It’s an incredible honour. I am very grateful.

MU: it’s an honour for a lot of people to meet you, because a lot of people basically grew up with you. They saw Blond Ambition, Truth Or Dare, The Girlie Show. You Carlton has always been a big name among Madonna fans. You are one her greatest dancers and still are. That is how people look at you

Carlton: thank you

MU: were there any projects discussed to do with Madonna after The Girlie Show?

Carlton: I had a film project as I write a lot. So there was a script that we talked about for a while unfortunately it didn’t get to happen

MU: do you still speak to her?

Carlton: ehm…we have our special way of talking, yeah….

MU: special way of talking? ehm….well let me know about this

Carlton: (laughs) but it’s good though. She’s really good people I mean I think most people would be really excited to realize how human she is you know because her persona is a whole different thing. It has a lot of razzle dazzle about her. And I think that while a lot of people like that it also pushes you back a little bit. So I think that they would be really quite amazed that they can really just drop their shoulders and have a cheeseburger with her

MU: she does come across very differently when she’s with fans than when she’s with people that interview her

Carlton: well you guys can be tricky we gotta watch out for you…..aaaah but you’re being very friendly that’s true. But one never knows the bag of tricks that come out

MU: is there one funny thing you can tell about her, something that people don’t know. Without really giving anything away, just the one thing that is fun to know

Carlton: gosh there’s several. She did an interview with David Letterman and there was an inside joke between us and her on the show….Vicks Vaporub that’s all I will say. That’s all I’m saying, so you can go and look at that and figure it out

MU: well thank you for the cryptic message

Carlton: (laughs)

MU: the thing that struck me about you is on TV you are such a big beautiful man and then when I met you

Carlton: you thought I was ugly…

MU: haha no, that you were much smaller in person than I expected, when you’re on stage with Madonna you seem huge next to her (she’s small)

Carlton: She’s 5’5 and I’m 6’2 so there’s quite a difference

MU: I was impressed when I first met you, friendly, generous, beautiful

Carlton: the reality is people in my world, it’s a great life that we have. We get to travel the world, meet people and leave an impact on people. Why be ugly? Why not be kind to people? I’ve been given such an incredible life and gift from my own opportunity it would be blasphemy to not continue to spread goodness on to somebody else, pass the baton. If it’s given to you, give it to somebody else. It’s a fun world, it’s fun

MU: like what we spoke about yesterday, when you want something you speak it out loud and then it might get to you, but you do have to work for it

Carlton: absolutely! yeah…like Christian Bale (inside joke)

MU: yeah, send him to me

Carlton: I might hook you up but you gotta fly to LA

MU: if I can stay with you, I will

Carlton: you can stay with me

MU: in the same bed?

Carlton: (laughs) see what happens? See what happens? This is why people like Madonna get nervous when they do interviews. It’s all good!!

MU: you just make me feel at ease…that’s it

Carlton: (laughs) thank you for that, so great to finally get to meet you and doing this and the lunch yesterday

MU: well thank you Carlton

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