Madonna on crutches after high heel injury

Madonna has been spotted hobbling in pain, on crutches, into her Upper East Side townhouse after a trip to the posh ski resort of Gstaad.

Madge took a nasty fall on the slopes before she celebrated New Year’s at the glam villa of Valentino, along with her new boy toy Timor Steffens.

She and Steffens partied aboard a yacht in his hometown of Rotterdam last week.

Her rep told us, “She bruised a bone in her foot from dancing in her high heels . . . she’ll be fine and off crutches in a week.”

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Watch: Madonna’s Star-Making “American Bandstand” Performance Turns 30

Not that I’m a certified Madonna expert or anything, but I think it’s fair to say that when that 25-year-old Danceteria dolly Madonna appeared on American Bandstand for the first time on January 14, 1983, the world was not prepared for the level of chutzpah, obnoxiousness, fun, intelligence, dance credibility, and sexuality she’d be serving. Even if she was just lip-syncing “Holiday” while thrusting around in fishnets and three colors of eye shadow, she was bolder than any disco artist who preceded her. She didn’t care if you liked her, but she hated if you didn’t notice her.

And she still reigns now, seeing as she was 2013′s top earning musician. When Dick Clark interviews her after her performance and she impishly squeaks that she wants to rule the world, it’s hard not to think she had it planned all along. Watch and take a mini-holiday back to the roots of girly materialism. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Celebrate!

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Madonna Gives $1 Million to Her Scandal Plagued Charity

Madonna will not give up on the folly of her involvement with the small African country of Malawi– or her passion for the cult like Kabbalah Center organization. According to the just filed Form 990 for her Ray of Light Foundation, Madonna transferred over $1 million in tax free money to Raising Malawi, the scandal plagued charity she started with Kabbalah to make in roads in Malawi.

The Ray of Light filing is interesting for a couple of reasons. In 2011, Madonna gave $750,000 to Kabbalah directly, and nothing to Raising Malawi. This time she gives nothing to Kabbalah, but the million dollars to Raising Malawi.

The organization has come under tons of criticism and has lost of millions of dollars, never fulfilling its promise to build a leadership academy in Malawi for young women a la Oprah’s school in South Africa. Two years ago several investigations were launched into Raising Malawi for financial improprieties. In 2012, Raising Malawi did help another organization, called BuildOn, construct classrooms in Malawi.

The only other donations from Ray of Light were a meager $15,000 to the TJ Martell Foundation, which funds cancer research, and pocket change– $5,000 to the Jewish Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles. She also gave $5,000 to Ionia Inc, a rural recovery center in Arkansas that specializes in microbiotic cooking.

Madonna was named the top earning celebrity last year by Forbes.


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Sean Penn Talks Madonna in Haiti

It didn’t take much for Sean Penn to get his ex-wife to Haiti.

“I don’t know if I called her or if it was one time that we ran into each other but, I said, ‘Would you like to come down?'” the Milk actor told me at his J/P Haiti Relief Organization benefit. “She said she would. She came down with her son Rocco and it was great to have them down there.” The Queen of Pop made the trip to the Caribbean country in November. While the Haiti earthquake may have happened four years ago, Penn says there’s no time to stop working to rebuild the country.

“The value of what was done in the first place ends up at zero if we don’t continue and finish the support aspect of it that allows Haiti to be independent,” he said. “We’re moving there.”

Media coverage of Madonna and other celeb visits helps the world see “the enormous amount of change that’s happened in Haiti,” Penn said.
Anderson Cooper, who emceed the star-studded event, said, “I’ve seen the work that Sean and J/P HRO does in Haiti and it’s remarkable. I don’t think anyone could have predicted when Sean showed up just days after the earthquake with a plane full of supplies that four years later that he would be on the ground when so many others aren’t.”

The night raised $6 million for the organization. Cooper won a Jeff Koons sculpture made from Penn’s decommissioned gun collection during the live auction for $1.4 million.




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Video Submitted By Local Woman Wins $10,000 For Area Non-Profits

Local organizations that help people suffering from neuromuscular diseases will benefit from a video posted by a Rochester area woman. A foundation run by Madonna is granting the money after they reviewed a one minute video.

The video was posted by someone in the WXXI family. It’s Joy Parker, our web coordinator, who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in April of 2010, when she was just 39 years old. Parker submitted the video to Madonna’s Art for Freedom project, which promotes art and free speech.

A spokesperson with Madonna’s Ray of Light Foundation says Parker’s video was picked among all of the others submitted in December. In the video, Joy had a simple, yet powerful explanation for what freedom means to her.

“Freedom is still being alive so I can take care of my daughter, freedom is still being able to express myself.”

As a result of being selected by the foundation, $10,000 goes to a nonprofit organization of Joy’s choosing, and in this case, it will be shared by the Greater Rochester Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Upstate ALS chapter.

Sally Cramer is Director of Business Development for the local MDA. She has known Joy ever since she was diagnosed, and has always been impressed by her spirit.

“Even though she’s affected every day of our life, not just Joy, but her entire family, but she still has that, ‘I’m going to get out there and make a difference.”

Joy Parker continues to work from home, and as she said in the video, ‘freedom means everything .’


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DE GROOTSTE HIT VAN MADONNA! Luister naar Madonna Week op Radio 10!

Ze was 20 jaar oud, had 35 dollar op zak en probeerde werk te vinden in New York. Nu zo’n 35 jaar, tientallen hits en films en 300 miljoen verkochte albums later is ze de Queen of Pop… Madonna!

Van 20 t/m 27 januari is het Madonna Week op Radio 10. Als jij ons laat weten wat voor jou de Grootste Hit is van Madonna, stuurt Radio 10 je naar de plek waar het voor Madonna ooit begon… New York!

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Op maandag 27 januari is het Madonna Maandag, op deze dag maken we de winnaar van de reis naar New York bekend!

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Madonna to write a ‘grown up’ album of ballads with help from Adele

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Madonna is hanging up her pointy bras and fishnets as she swaps dance music for a ‘grown up’ album of ballads – thanks to Adele. 

Queen of reinvention Madge has asked the 25-year-old songstress, below left, to help her, promising  in return to write a song for Adele’s next record. 

‘They have met in London and plan  a writing session to produce a track for each other’s new albums,’ says a source close to Madonna…


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Het bewijs: foto afspraakje Timor en Madonna

MADONNA Timor Ster_0

Het dineetje van Madonna met de Nederlandse danser Timor in Rotterdam is ook vandaag het gesprek van de dag. En nu zijn de twee ook nog eens samen op de gevoelige plaat vastgelegd in de havenstad.

Er is veel belangstelling voor de vermeende relatie tussen Madonna en Timor. En waar de Material Girl doorgaans per voetstap op de gevoelige plaat wordt vastgelegd blijft het nu opvallend stil. Tot vandaag! RTL Boulevard heeft de hand weten te leggen op exclusieve foto’s van het stel tijdens een romantisch etentje in Ono. Madonna doet Nederland kennelijk echt alleen maar aan voor de knappe danser.

We spraken vandaag ook de moeder van Timor, die het nieuws van haar zoon en de wereldster natuurlijk ook heeft meegekregen. Zij zegt

niet zeker te weten wat er nu precies speelt tussen Madonna en haar zoon. Maar dat het meer is dan alleen een etentje is haar ook wel duidelijk.

“Zoiets doe je met iemand die je koestert, dat je dingen kan delen en uitspreken. Ik zie er nu nog niks in, maar dit is altijd leuk, toch?

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