Archive for the ‘Madonna’ Category

The Rumors Are True

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Madonna is said to be seeking legal representation from Fiona Shackleton in possible divorce of Madonna, 49, and Guy Ritchie, 39. Fiona recently represented Sir Paul McCartney in the bitter divorce between he and crazy Heather Mills.

Although, yesterday Madonna’s spokesman refused to comment on the claims, there was a loose-lipped lawyer that told The Times that the word in legal circles was that Madonna had gone to Ms Shackleton after first approaching another legal firm.

The couple do not have a pre-nup, so this could turn into an all out battle, although the settlement will start with a 50/50 split. Nice payday for Guy, we’d say.

Guy Ritchie is thought to be seeking representation from Mayfair law firm, Forsters.

The couple has been together for 7 years and rumors surrounding a possible split have been abundant for the past 3 years. We imagine life is with Madonna is no cakewalk, but certainly worth the walk when hundreds of millions of dollars is at stake. That sucks!

We wish them luck. Divorce sucks.

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Free Madonna Concert

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Madonna’s out there pimping her new CD, “Hard Candy”. She gave a free concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York City last night where Justin Timberlake joined her on stage.

She looks great, although the pipes may be a little rusty it looks like it will be a good show.  Although hearing the 50-year-old mother of two say the “ef word” several times in an attempt to get the crowd going is plain uncomfortable (see clip 3).

see for yourself:  clip 1, clip 2, clip 3 

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Miley Does Madonna

Monday, April 14th, 2008

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Say what? Well, those of you that follow Miley Cyrus…

Nobody? Okay, then I’ll have to enlighten you. Miley, who is 15 does a videoblog on Youtube, where her tv show sidekick, Mandy 21, and she speak to the camera, do skits and interview one another. It’s mostly hideously boring, but she posted this video of her rendition of Madonna’s “4 Minutes”.

Not bad!

Madonna to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007


The committee announced the list of 2008 Inductees today:

Madonna

Mellencamp

The Beastie Boys

Leonard Cohen

The Dave Clark Five

“The 2008 inductees are trailblazers — all unique and influential in their genres,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Joel Peresman said in a statement. “From poetry to pop, these five acts demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself.”

To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.

Madonna Louise Ciccone signed with Sire Records in 1982 and became one of MTV’s first stars two years later with “Like A Virgin.” She has constantly altered her image and appearance ever since, showing staying power that few ’80s stars could muster.

[source: Associated Press]

Madonna The Ultimate Business Woman

Friday, October 12th, 2007


After a long and successful recording deal with Warner Bros., Madonna is severing ties with her record label and signing a landmark 120-million-dollar deal with concert promoter Live Nation.

She has been recording with Warner since she was 24, when her self-titled album debuted. Now, at age 49, she’s still making pop records and Live Nation is banking on 10 more years.

As the traditional music recording model suffers from the general creation of the Internet and it’s spawns forming new ways to entertain us, they are losing their hold on both the consumer and the artists. Artists are freeing themselves from, what was once, a much needed tool for recording and promotion. Now artists can record themselves without becoming slaves to their own talent.

A spin off of Clear Channel, Live Nation has built a sharp business model providing venue, artist management and promotion. The Wallstreet Journel reported, after first learning of Live Nation’s offer to Madonna, Warner Music sought to retain her by offering her a similar arrangement, partnering with IAC (the parent of TicketMaster) to attempt a similar counter offer.

Madonna has always been a trend-setter, so we expect to hear about many other artists jumping the sinking ships of the recording industry and making new deals with artist-friendly companies, like Live Nation.