More and more details about Madonna's new album are surfacing, most recently from producers William Orbit and Martin Solveig, who apparently spent time together in the studio to work with the pop icon on new tracks!
Orbit writes via Twitter:
Madonna has phenomenal understanding of both the minutiae of music and the big picture. Zooming in, zooming out. 4ever amazing. Plus VISION!!!
Working with Madonna is a treat. Fantastic tracks and vibes. Going deep. She’s ON IT !!! This is THE album!
And from Solveig:@WilliamOrbit Nice to meet you man, enjoy a bit more studio time and see you soon.
To which Orbit responded:@msolveig Great meeting you too Martin! What a week!
We have a feeling that this is going to be her next Ray of Light!
Get ready, everyone! Madonna is going to BLOW OUR MINDS in 2012!
NEW YORK -- YouTube is making a bold step into original programming in an entertainment venture with some 100 content creators, from Madonna to The Wall Street Journal.
The Google Inc.-owned video site said Friday that it's launching more than 100 new video channels. The partners include an array of Hollywood production companies, celebrities and new media groups that will produce mainly niche-oriented videos.
YouTube is shelling out $100 million to producers, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The money is an advance on advertising money the videos will bring in, and Google will recoup its portion first before splitting the proceeds. Advances are as high as $5 million per channel, said another person familiar with the arrangement, also speaking on condition of anonymity.
Neither person was authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
When Madonna went on her Blonde Ambition tour, cameras followed.
The 1991 documentary was a hit with fans back then, and we're sure the new generation of Madge lovers won't be able to resist it, either!
All of the footage has been remastered, of course. Rumor has it the Blu-Ray also contains some extra footage, and we're talking WORTH WATCHING extra footage…none of that filler crap most companies try to sell you on.
And we can all thank Miramax for this. Back in February, they made a deal with Lionsgate and StudioCanal to distribute more than 550 titles from their library.
The tentative release in January 2012! We can't wait to add this to our Madonna collection!
Blockbuster entertainment just got better, or at least could be for at least one 30-minute stretch in February. After two years of Super Bowl halftime performances that earned mostly boos —The Who's faltering attempt to rock out in 2009 and The Black Eyed Peas' typically ADHD-inducing routine in 2010 — a take-charge woman might be moving in to tidy up the place. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Madonna is reportedly in talks with the NFL to play the halftime show.
Doubters might question Madonna's ability to be family-friendly, or the wisdom in bringing her estrogen-powered hits into a testosterone-fueled environment like Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium. But Madonna was born (or self-invented, anyway) to play the Super Bowl.
Our Lady of Platinum and Corsets is the most competitive player in the history of American music — an up-by-the-bra-straps Horatio Alger who's consistently worked to have the biggest crossover hits, the most elaborate tours, the most attention-getting videos and the tightest abs in pop. Since the 1980s, she's eaten steamed vegetables out of Tupperware to stay in fighting form when she could have dined on caviar every night. And she loves sports!
Sure, Madonna's taste runs to athletic pursuits that aren't the most conventional: parkour, yoga, feminist boxing. But her fighting spirit will serve her well on that awkward mid-field stage, making her appearance the most Super Bowl-appropriate in years. Here's a playlist of Madonna songs that would perfectly fit the halftime show.
It was 20-oh-7, and Madonna was a year away from hitting the big 5-0. She had adopted a kid, was trying her hand at reverse vitiligo by hanging out with the very black Justin Timberlake, and her marriage to wannabe British street hustler, Guy Ritchie, was obviously over. She felt that a little nip tuck was in order. Always the miser, Madonna collected a couple of lip plates over in Malawi, and had them surgically implanted in her face. The results were mixed. On the one hand, she didn’t have the face of a bulimic, post-mortem Karen Carpenter, but she did have the face of a hamster. Madonna’s always been obsessed with her body, more so than her face. Ironically, her body doesn’t look great either. Hopefully, she works out like a dog in order to keep her stamina up to do yet another one of her compulsory world tours. She can’t think that she actually looks hot. Maybe she does.
Our Madonna was the Madonna of 1990-1995. It may sound as though we’re giving her a hard time, and we are, but she truly deserves it. While it’s nice to see her doing something semi-rebellious by societal standards again, dating prepubescent dark meat, she’s still shacking up with that godawful Kabbalah crowd. Madonna had one of the longest marriages in history by Hollywood standards. It looked like she was going to be attached to that old British lush until the day she died. While she may look ridiculous wearing outfits that would even make a twenty year old blush (or Lola), Madonna’s career was built on that type of image. Crass + dirty hot beat = Madonna. Fans and spectators who came onto the Madonna scene post-Ray of Light, have been caught unawares of the Madonna of yesteryear. Her biggest flaw these days is the music — the core of her career. Like with these photos she shot back in December 2008, at the Hotel Gloria, in Rio de Janeiro, Madonna leaves it up to technology to fix every flaw on her body. She doesn’t even attempt to pull the look together. It parallels her recording career now. The producers are doing all the work without her. She comes in, spouts a few lines, changes a few words, and has the computer techs do the rest. It’s sad, and slightly irritating. She used to be ahead of the curve, and devoted all her time and effort to remain so.
Back to the photos, Madonna was fingering Brazilian supermodel Jesus Luz around this time. He’s featured in the shoot buck naked. Jesus Luz Christ, that azz is to die for!!! I’m sure Madonna had a good time probing it. Her #1 gay/photographer, Steven Klein did the shoot. He acts as her personal traveling photographer now. It would be nice if Madonna could have one friend, especially a gay one, who didn’t have to convert to her bs religion in order to hang around her. Sadly, Klein is wearing the red string now.
As frightening as these un-Photoshopped photos tend to be, it does reveal to those who swore Madonna had her body sliced, and diced, and put back together years ago, that she hasn’t actually touched a thing. There’s no visible scars, except one minor one that you can see over her right breast. No one would pay for those titties. It’s nice to see an older woman in the entertainment biz who didn’t mess with her funbags, (even though she probably should). People for years have been saying that she had them done. These pix put those rumors to rest. She definitely fucked with her face though. All in all, it’s the music that counts, and until she starts fucking with that, Madonna’s face and body are going to be all that people talk about from now on. It certainly won’t be about her directing career. A fucking hydrangea upstaged her for goodness sake!
Needless to say, this won’t be our final Madonna diatribe. We still adore the old crone!