Madonna’s second directorial effort, W.E., will receive its North American premiere screening at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival which runs September 8th to 18th, it was announced today. This will be Madonna’s second appearance at TIFF, having previously attended the premiere of Guy Ritchie’s film Revolver at the annual festival in 2005.
||Madonna, Kris Thykier
||Abblie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy, Oscar Issac
||Madonna, Alek Keshishian
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W.E., Madonna, United Kingdom – North American Premiere
W.E. is a romantic exploration of the mysterious connection across decades between two women confronting the consequences of desire. Caught in a loveless Manhattan marriage, abused and frustrated Wally (Abbie Cornish) obsesses over Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), the stylish American divorcee who captured the heart of Edward the VIII (James D’Arcy) who abdicated the throne as King of England. As the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis spends the rest of her life in the glare of celebrity exile. Inspired by the Duchess’ determination to pursue love in the face of social exile, Wally escapes into the arms of another man (Oscar Isaac) whose love sets her free. Madonna and a world class team of collaborators present a passionate tale of the search for love and the meaning of happiness. W.E. (for Wallis and Edward, forever entwined in the love story of the 20th century) is a rich, cinematic portrayal of two strong women resolved to find romance.
The “True Blue” contest is now over. Thank you for all of the fantastic submissions! Madonna is busy in the studio right now but will take the time to you review your entries very soon. The winner of the personalised signed copy of the “True Blue” album will be announced later on so stay tuned!
(Lourdes, Madonna, and Kelly Osbourne the current face of Material Girl Clothing)
M’s Material Girl is launching a beauty collection.
The fashion label – which the singer designs with her 14-year-old daughter Lourdes – will expand to include a range of nail polish, lipgloss, body sprays and lotions in Macy’s New York next month with eye-shadows following in September and Lourdes loves choosing her favourite products.
She explained to WWD: “It was so much fun getting to pick all of my favourite scents for the Material Girl body products and lip glosses. The body products have fun names like Wicked Watermelon, Flirty Fruit, Midnight Magnolia and Sinful Sugar. I chose scents that I loved.”
Lanie List, chief merchandising officer at Iconix Brand Group – who have partnered with Material Girl on the collection – revealed Lourdes has a “very sophisticated eye” but all choices have to be approved by her mother.
She said: “Lola is 14 but she lives in New York City and has a very famous mom, so she has a very sophisticated eye. Lola is here once a month and sometimes more. She brings stuff from her own closet for inspiration. For the bath and body products she probably had 100 scents in front of her. She has a very mature approach to product development.
“Madonna definitely has creative input also. It’s a collaboration between the two. If Lola goes to a place with an idea that Madonna doesn’t think is appropriate for the brand, she’ll veto it. She’s a branding expert.”
Madonna fans, don’t forget to enter our “True Blue” Anniversary contest before July 18th for a chance to win a personalised signed copy of the “True Blue” album! Visit Madonna’s Official Youtube Channel now for more info. Good luck!”
On November 1st, 2011, Jean Paul Gaultier will release a retrospective book titled “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”.
In addition to the exhibition held at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts from June 17 to October 2 of this year, the book will include stunning photos of Gaultier’s work, including some behind-the-scenes of Madonna taken during her 1990′s Blond Ambition Tour’s fitting sessions.
Click here to pre-order your copy from Amazon now.
Also, if you’re a Platinum member of Icon, Madonna’s Official Fan Club, visit the “Exclusives” section of the site for a devoted gallery. It includes all of the Madonna photos included in the book in their original quality!
Madonna and sons at Heathrow Airport 7/11/2011
To say that Madonna won this poll in a landslide would be like saying that she was a kind of popular pop singer in the 1980s. It wouldn’t even begin to explain the scope of the situation. She received five times as many votes as Lady Gaga, who landed in second place by a very comfortable margin. The only persistent criticism that Gaga has dealt with in recent years is that she’s too much like Madonna. It’s a hard shadow to escape. Madonna is a musical icon without peer. Her run of hits over the past 30 years is simply astounding, and when she hits the road, tickets sell like it’s a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. Sure, her last few albums didn’t match up to the classics. Nobody cares. She’s Madonna. Lady Gaga has accomplished more in recent years than any artist of her era, but she’s still got a long climb until she reaches Madonna level. It’s very likely that no other artist will ever reach it though. Her manager Guy Oseary recently tweeted that she’s started recording her 12th studio album, so clearly she has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
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Oseary tweeted that Her Madgesty began work on the untitled album on the Fourth of July. Now the first producer has been named and he’s someone to get excited about: Martin Solveig. Solveig is a French electronic music DJ and producer best known for work with Canadian electropop group Dragonette and the song “Hello,” which became a hit in the U.S. after being featured in commercials for Trident.
Solveig’s good rep and ear for commercially viable dance music will be important, because this is an especially important album for Madonna. As silly as it may sound, it’s her first post-Gaga record and because of that, it will be viewed and critiqued through that lens. Earlier this year, Gaga was slapped on the wrist by music critics who felt her smash “Born This Way” sounded a little too close for comfort to Madonna’s 1989 hit “Express Yourself.” Gaga’s aesthetic is also often compared to Madonna’s.
So anyone who thinks Madonna won’t experience this same scrutiny in reverse as soon as she produces something new is naïve. Critics’ first question won’t be, “What does it sound like?” Instead they’ll ask, “Does it sound like Gaga?” And the answer needs to be no (or at least “not really”).
She seems to know it too. Madonna declined her record company’s request to record with RedOne.
Madonna was the primary songwriter on Music, Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor, and on all three she worked closely with little known European DJs/producers, Mirwais Ahmadzai, William Orbit and Stuart Price, respectively. It’s great that she seems to be reverting back to a formula that has worked well for her in the past. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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