Madonna news - Jan. 2010

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David Guetta confirms Madonna collaboration

30 January 2010

It's been several weeks now that David Guetta has been named as a possible collaborator on Madonna's next album. While different sources have been playing the "is he or isn't he" game, Guetta himself has now confirmed to be on Madonna's shortlist during an interview with The Idolator: "I'm now working on Kelly's new album. I also have the new Madonna album coming up." No other details were mentioned.

Madonna & Britney win Top Kiss of the decade

Source: ContactMusic - 30 January 2010

Madonna and Britney Spears' smooch at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards has been voted Top Kiss of the last decade in a new poll.

Madonna and Britney Spears' kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards has been voted Top Kiss in a new poll.

Madonna & Britney kiss @ VMA 2003The on stage smooch during a performance of Madonna's track Like A Virgin in 2003 was voted the most famous smooch of the last decade, according to the poll conducted by UK department store Selfridges.

The performance - which also saw Madonna kiss Christina Aguilera - made headlines across the world and is one of the most shocking moments in the history of the music channel's annual awards.

A source said: "Madonna performing with both Britney and Christina was a big enough event in itself, but nobody - even the MTV people - expected what happened. It is one of the most memorable moments ever."

Same sex kisses scored highly in the with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's famous gay kiss in 2005 film 'Brokeback Mountain' being voted third.

'Bruno' actor Sasha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell's re-enactment of Madonna and Britney's kiss at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) also made the top ten.

Female on female kisses also proved memorable with the Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson's first public kiss outside New York's Mercer hotel making the top ten list, as well as Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz locking lips in film 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'.

Other popular smooches were on screen embraces by rumoured real life couples such as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's steamy scene in 'Twilight' and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2005's 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' - which did blossom into a real romance.

Selfridges conducted the poll ahead of its Valentine's Day kissing booth opening at its London store on February 12.

Top ten most famous kissing moments of the last decade:
1. Britney Spears and Madonna, MTV Music Video awards 2003
2. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, 'Spider-Man' 2002
3. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Brokeback Mountain' 2005
4. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, 'Twilight' 2008
5. Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' 2008
6. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, Mercer Hotel NYC 2008
7. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith', 2005
8. Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, 'Slumdog Millionaire' 2009
9. Sasha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell, MTV Movie Awards 2007
10. Jennifer Aniston and Winona Ryder, 'Friends' 2001

Sticky & Sweet Tour to air on VH1 February 26th

Source: - 28 January 201

Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour is to be broadcast on VH1 February 26th, as part of the channel's "Friday Night Alright" series.

This is your last chance to watch the show before its official March 30th release on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD, so don't miss it!

~ In related news, a Warner press release confirms the show will be released on 2 formats: CD/DVD and CD/Blu-Ray.

Haiti gets Like A Prayer

23 January 2010

Last night at the Hope for Haiti Telethon, Madonna gave a stripped down performance of her 1989 #1 single Like A Prayer, backed by longtime guitarist Monte Pittman, and a choir, along with Nicki Richards. Dressed in all black, it seemed like one of Madonna's more spontaneous performances, that got a great reception by viewers.

After the number, Madonna tweeted via Guy Oseary: "I'm thrilled to have been a part of such a special night. It's only the beginning of what we all need to do to help rebuild Haiti."

Madonna to perform at Haiti Telethon

Source: - 21 January 2010 is happy to confirm that Madonna will join the upcoming star studded Telethon to air on every major network this coming Friday evening. Organized and hosted by George Clooney, the Telethon is set to raise millions for the citizens of Haiti, which were affected by the recent earthquake. For more info on Madonna's involvement in the cause and to read her related statement, just check the item below.

Madonna urges to help Haiti victims

19 January 2010

Help Haiti Following the disastreous earthquake in Haïti, Madonna has issued the following statement:

"My prayers are with the people of Haiti. I can't imagine the terrible pain and suffering they are experiencing. Sadly the depths of the tragedy are just becoming known and the need for our support grows more urgent with every passing moment. I have given a donation of $250,000 to assist Haiti's earthquake victims through Partner's in Health ( one of Haiti's leading health care providers. I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can. We must act now. Thank you for your support"

~ I urge Belgian fans to contribute to the SMS 4666 action, which I personally helped set up through my company Simply send a sms to 4666 and contribute a euro to the humanitarian organisations.

Sweet Machine intro concept art

18 January 2010

Kurt van der Basch, the designer of the Sticky Sweet Tour intro, as part of the Rockstar production company, has published several concept art and story on his site. In its final incarnation, the Sweet Machine intro is heavily inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, setting the tone for Madonna's Willy Wonka-esque interpretation of Candy Shop, but there have been several alternative concepts by van der Basch. Check out the illustrations here (including the big M's used in stadium gigs) and the storyboards here.

Madonna's statement following earthquake in Haiti

Source: - 15 January 2010

"My prayers are with the people of Haiti. I can§t imagine the terrible pain and suffering they are experiencing. Sadly the depths of the tragedy are just becoming known and the need for our support grows more urgent with every passing moment.

I have given a donation of $250,000 to assist Haiti's earthquake victims through Partner's in Health ( one of Haiti's leading health care providers. I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can. We must act now.

Thank you for your support"

Sticky & Sweet book by Guy Oseary

Source: - 14 January 2010

Madonna's legendary Sticky & Sweet Tour, the most successful tour by a solo artist in history, has been chronicled by her longtime manager Guy Oseary and the resulting book, Madonna: Sticky & Sweet is being published by powerHouse Books (Feb. 2009) The glossy retrospective includes 500 extraordinary photographs taken on and off stage during the course of the 58 show tour which circled the globe in 2008 and was seen by over 2 1/2 million fans.

Oseary's discerning eye along with his unprecedented access to Madonna before, during and after each show gives the viewer a unique insight into the journey of a lifetime. The Sticky & Sweet photo book feature the four segments of the concert experience including the opening "Pimp" section, and Old School salute to early NYC dance roots, onto Romani music influences and escalating in a rave finale. Oseary previously released the critically acclaimed Madonna: Confessions photo book, also published by powerHouse Books which covered her previous tour.

Guy Oseary is the CEO of Maverick and Madonna's manager. He has worked closely with Madonna for almost two decades, and was the only individual permitted to take photographs both on and backstage on the landmark Sticky & Sweet Tour. Oseary's first book, Madonna: Confessions, was published by powerHouse in 2008.

Collectibe: stictly limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies.
Click here to pre-order copy!

Official release date for Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD

Source: - 12 January 2010

Madonna's most recent stage extravaganza, the Sticky & Sweet concert, will be released on March 30th, it was announced today by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company. Sticky & Sweet, which was produced by Live Nation, was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history and was seen by over 3.5 million fans in 32 countries around the world. The show, which will be distributed by Warner Bros Records, will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD and will include many of the Material Girl's hits from the course of her unprecedented career including, 4 Minutes, Like A Prayer, Hung Up and Ray Of Light.

Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD/Blu-Ray cover

Filmed in Buenos Aires, over four days to a crowd exceeding 256,000 fans, the concert also includes a show stopping moment when Madonna performs a historic Don't Cry For Me Argentina to a thunderous audience response from her Argentine fans. Also included are several hits from the multi-Grammy winner's most recent CD Hard Candy which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. The DVD also includes 30 minutes of exclusive footage filmed behind the scenes during the course of the tour. "Part concert, part block party and all fun, there is still only one Madonna," raved the Oakland Press in their review of the Sticky & Sweet Tour. "A night of triumph and defiance... A two hour multi-media juggernaut," glowed the LA Times. "Our lady of perpetual motion…This may be the best tour she's ever stitched together," claimed the NY Post.

Sticky & Sweet DVD on March 30?

12 January 2010

MTV Brazil has announced the long-awaited Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD is now scheduled for a March 30th, 2010 release. Even though they are citing Warner Music as a reference, we're still waiting for an official confirmation.

Screencap of Frozen in Lisbon

In other tour DVD news: it seems a professional recording of the Re-Invention Tour in Lisbon has leaked into the fan community. Some previews can be found on Youtube and many screencaps here. We don't know how this affects a potential release of this show on DVD. Currently there's no official way to obtain it, but it seems to be making rounds on forums.

Constant rumours about the new album

7 January 2010

While Madonna & co have not yet officially confirmed that a new album is in the works, seems like the press is already eager for a new Madonna record, less than 2 years after Hard Candy. Online media is all over a supposed DJ A-Trak quote about working with Madonna, who once again denied it on Twitter, saying: "That quote is made up. The whole thing is phoney... but very entertaining. And who knows, could happen one day." Rock producer Brendan O'Brien has also came out of thin air and now supposedly Madonna is mixing "rock and rap"...

Other artists expressed their wish about working with Madonna, hip hop star Ludacris said that Madonna is his dream duet partner, and it might happen one day (from The Boombox). French DJ Bob Sinclar was quoted saying "I'd love to make an album with Madonna! I already did a remix, now I'm waiting for a phone call... It's true that I don't choose my featurings according to how famous they are. I only do it with people I appreciate and who are in sync with the music I make. I don't need to make duos with big stars to make big hits." (from AbsolumentMadonna)

The only thing for sure is that during Celebration promo interviews Madonna said she will probably continue making electronic dance music and that she's happy, which will make the music even better. If a new album is planned for a 2010 release, by the spring we will know for sure who did Madonna pick this time around.

Happy New Year!

1 January 2010

At the start of 2010, Mad-Eyes wishes you all a fantastic year full of love, friendship and good health. This new decade, Madonna will continue to surprise us with new music and live performances. It promises to be an exciting time and Mad-Eyes will be there with you to report on each and every event.

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