Madonna's daughter will be among the backing dancers for the singer's world tour.
Lourdes Leon - the "Hung Up" hitmaker's 15-year-old child with former boyfriend Carlos Leon - will take to the stage alongside her mother for the first time when Madonna's 50-country run of shows begins in Israel in May.
"It is the first time Lourdes will have appeared on stage with her mum. There are risqué dancers and some blatantly sexual dance routines - but Madonna is really excited about Lourdes making an appearance," a source said.
Madonna was joined by Lourdes and her dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat when she recently chose a new backing dancer for her tour. The 53-year-old singer was at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange project in New York in November when she selected Lil' Buck to join her on tour and the performer - whose real name is Charles Riley - and he said the experience was a dream come true.
A 31-year-old man Spanish man has been arrested over the leak of a new Madonna track. The suspect, identified only by the initials J.M.R., was arrested in the city of Zaragoza in northern Spain yesterday then subsequently charged and released, according to a police statement.
The leaked song, "Gimme All Your Love," surfaced online in November, greatly upsetting the singer and her team, with manager Guy Oseary urging fans to help track down the person responsible. He tweeted at the time, "Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this'- whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop (sic)! I'm very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!! (sic) We are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks. We have a lot in store for you, but please respect the process (sic)."
Lawyers working for Madonna traced the leaked track to Spain and police said they found recordings of the song in a search of the suspect's belongings.
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Madonna has been confirmed to perform at the Super Bowl XLVI Half Time Show in February.
The "Frozen" singer will play during the break in the NFL final, a highly coveted slot which achieves some of the highest TV ratings annually. Madonna will work on a special stage show with the team behind the Cirque du Soleil modern circus shows.
"The Material Girl has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance for the Super Bowl's Half Time Show, which will be broadcast worldwide," a statement on her site read.
The show will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, around the same time Madonna will release her new album, and it has been rumored she will preview her new single at the event. It has been claimed the singer beat off competition from Lady Gaga to land the gig.
When Madonna heard Gaga was in the frame, she knew she had to step up her efforts. She is going to deliver the kind of show never seen before in NFL history," a source said."
"She is too vegan for TV. We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show."
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Despite, or because of, the fact that Ozzy Osbourne spent several years on The Osbournes, the musician feels he can dish out advice about one particular subject: overexposure.
Osbourne, who has had more than his share of media attention, said there's one particular star who might want to step away from the spotlight:
I do think Lady Gaga should take a break for a little while. She's getting to be too much, and she doesn't watch the exposure of her clothes. She's just too overexposed. She could be the next Madonna if she played her cards right. I like her, but I'm getting a bit sick of her. When I turn on the TV, I see her wearing another lamp shade or whatever. She needs to take a break, I think, for an hour or so. I love her, I think she's really, really entertaining, but she's doing a bit too much. Every day it is something else. The specialness of her is gonna get killed if she doesn't calm it down. Who manages her? Someone should whisper in her ear and say back off for a couple of months -- let people gain interest back. Let people want you, you know?
What do you think of Ozzy's comments? Do you agree with his observations ... or do you think he's being a bit hypocritical?
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Even though it hasn’t yet aired, we now have a clue which songs will be featured during Glee’s Madonna-themed episode.
According to Amazon’s website, Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna will be released on April 20.
Which covers will we go to hear from the FOX cast? “Express Yourself,” “Borderline/Open Your Heart”, “Vogue”, “Like a Virgin,” “4 Minutes,” “What It Feels Like For A Girl” and “Like a Prayer.”
At this point, we already know Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) will be handling “Vogue.” Any guesses as to which characters will be tackling the other songs?
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Madonna and Janet Jackson are working on a tribute to Michael Jackson
The two bonded over dinner after Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. At that event, Janet performed “Scream,” a track originally recorded with her sibling, and Madonna made a tearful speech about her regret at “abandoning” the pop icon before his death.
“It was a meeting of two great musical minds. Madonna was so impressed with Janet’s tribute to Michael that they started talking about how great it would be to honor him by doing something together,” a source said. “With that one performance Janet proved she’s back on top of her game. And who better to join forces with than Madonna? There was definitely something very interesting being planned between them.”
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Madonna collapsed on stage twice over the weekend.
The 51-year-old pop star lost consciousness due to exhaustion on Saturday, but carried on with her performance at the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, despite her condition.
Madonna - who is on her Sticky & Sweet world tour - first fainted during a rendition of her 1983 hit “Holiday,” when her limp body was held up by backing dancers until she regained consciousness. She passed out a second time and collapsed into a heap on the floor as she left the stage after “Spanish Lesson.”
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The suggestions have been submitted and the votes have been counted. Now it’s time to reveal the tracks chosen for Madonna‘s next Best Of compilation.
Back in spring, manager Guy Oseary asked fans via Twitter which songs they would like to see in the collection. In total, 36 singles were selected for the two-disc set. (The CDs can be purchased individually as well.) One track, “Revolution,” was recently recorded with Lil Wayne.
Two DVDs filled with the singer’s iconic videos will also be released on September 29. Included with the 47 clips are videos for “Celebration,” “Into the Groove” and “Give It 2 Me.”
The full lists can be found after the jump.
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Lady Gaga is toning down her image for her trip to Israel. The “Poker Face” singer - famed for her provocative outfits and routines - has vowed to be respectful while she is in the Jewish country and can’t wait to see “sacred and holy” Jerusalem. She added her visit to the holy city will be “an emotional and spiritual experience.” However, the 23-year-old blonde - who plans to swim in the Dead Sea - admits she won’t be able to curb all her wild behavior and has confessed she might “get drunk in Jerusalem.”
Lady Gaga, who will perform the last show of her “Fame Ball” tour in Tel Aviv tonight, is not the first star ordered to tone down their image during a visit to a religious country. In October 2007, Beyonce Knowles canceled her concert in Malaysia after she was told to follow the Muslim country’s strict dress code. Gwen Stefani was also told to cover up during her Malaysian concert in August 2007. The flamboyant star wore sober outfits but called it a “major sacrifice”. She put jackets over her tops and leotards underneath her skirts and dresses, to conform to the guidelines during the show. Madonna was warned about her raunchy stage show for her concert in Russia’s St. Petersburg earlier this month.
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