Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rocco gives Sean Penn the seal of approval on charity trip

They've been divorced for over 20 years but Madonna and Sean Penn are closer than ever, with the chart-topper and her son Rocco, 13, joining the actor for a charity trip to Haiti.  Madonna flew out with the teenager on Monday to support Sean's J/P Haitian Relief Organization in the Caribbean country which was devastated by the 2010 earthquake.
While insiders have reported that the former couple, who divorced in 1989, are enjoying a 'lovely reunion' as they work together on projects in the country, Rocco has given his seal of approval, posting a picture of himself hanging out with his mother's ex on his Instagram page.

The teenager, whose father is director Guy Ritchie, shared a picture of him and Sean in a jeep and captioned it 'Trouble is always here @seanpenn (sic).
The selfie shows Rocco, wearing a black T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap, giving a half smile for the camera while Sean looks straight ahead behind the wheel.'

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Modelling an Martin Burguoyne jacket at AIDS Auction

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sean Penn thrilled to have Madonna helping out in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Madonna is in Haiti to visit humanitarian projects that ex-husband Sean Penn has been overseeing since the Caribbean nation's devastating earthquake in 2010, the actor said Monday.

Penn said in a brief phone call to The Associated Press that he had invited Madonna, with whom he has "maintained a great friendship over the years," to visit several times and that she had come with her son Rocco. He said they arrived a "couple of days" ago, and he wasn't sure when she would leave.
"She's here, she's seeing, she's made the effort to come here, and I'm thrilled by that," Penn said, adding that he hoped Haiti might inspire her to seek out a cause in the country. "She has a unique platform, and wherever she chooses to bring that to, it's very well."
Madonna's been busy posting photos on Instagram. One shows her posing with others at a new hospital built by public health pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer in the central part of the country. The caption: "Revolution of Love in Haiti." Another picture shows a view of the mountains at dusk. The caption: "Sunset in Haiti. This is Heaven!"
Penn has served as an ambassador-at-large for Haiti since early 2012. He received the recognition for his work as head of a humanitarian group he co-founded in the aftermath of the earthquake, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The group has focused on housing and relocating thousands of people from a golf course that was among hundreds of impromptu settlements that sprang up after the quake.
His group recently sponsored five Haitian runners to participate in the New York marathon.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bell: Madonna's my style icon

Kristen Bell's sisters once created a Madonna outfit for her, featuring tattered jeans and bows and "crazy stuff".
Kristen Bell's sisters once surprised her with a "crazy" Madonna outfit for Halloween.
The 33-year-old actress has recalled growing up with two older sisters. While sometimes her siblings didn't have time for her, there were occasions when they fulfilled her fashion fantasies.
"I have two older sisters... One year, I had been really lazy about my Halloween costume, which I rarely ever am, and at the last minute decided I wanted to be Madonna. They surprised me with making me a pair of tattered jeans and sewing bows and all this crazy Madonna stuff all over it. It was the best!" Kristen told Mania. "Then other times, they would put me in a laundry basket and push me down the stairs. They ping-ponged in between being angels and devils. Like a lot of sisters, I suspect."
Kristen's latest big screen role sees her playing Disney princess Anna in the new animation Frozen. Anna also experiences sibling rivalry, with her sister Elsa, in the movie.
While they often fell out, Kristen also learnt a lot from the fashion advice they gave her.
"Sometimes we got along splendidly and other times we fought like crazy. I was the baby so I looked up to everything that they did," she recalled. "They taught me how to peg leg my jeans in the '80s. It was before skinnies existed. I felt like a million bucks. And then they would turn around and ignore me for a month. And I would go on with my life."

15 Reasons Madonna Is Still Cool

Madonna has been in the business for over 30 years, and she is still one of the coolest celebrities out there.

1. She’s one of the coolest moms around

A mother of 4, Madonna is totally keeping up with her kids. Together with her daughter Lola she runs a clothing line for teen girls (aptly called “Material Girl”). Lola also worked in the wardrobe department on her latest tour. Her 13 year old son Rocco danced with Madonna on stage every night on her last tour and had his bar-mitzvah at a Brooklyn parkour/breakdancing studio where everyone, including Madonna, jumped around in foam pits. As for her younger kids, when Madonna is your mom, you get to go on field trips to different continents, not just the box factory the next town over.

2. She loves Instagram

She loves Instagram
Madonna joined Instagram late last year, and has treated us to an almost daily update. Her posts include weird bathroom selfies, pictures of her kids, memes, old pictures of herself, and inspirational quotes. She recently teamed up with the app STUDIO allowing users to download designs to put on top of their photos that include quotes, icons, and sayings she believes in.

3. Her birthday parties are way better than yours

While some of us gather our friends at a bar on the lower east side when our birthdays roll around, Madonna celebrated turning 55 in a fashion befitting the famously dramatic, often outlandish pop star. That is, with an over-the-top French Revolution-inspired costume bash. The guest of honor channeled, naturally, Marie Antoinette, the Gallic country’s last queen who memorably said “Let them eat cake!” before later meeting her demise at the guillotine. Fit and fabulous, Madonna wore a gold and diamond grill on her teeth, a heart-shaped eyepatch over one eye, an enormous teased blond wig, a purple, cleavage-baring corset leotard — and no pants!

4. She plays dress up whenever she can

When giving an award to Anderson Cooper earlier this year, Madonna decided to dress as a boy scout. Asked about her days as a girl scout, she explained “They kicked me out because my skirt was too short and I didn’t sell enough cookies. I ate all the cookies.

5. She makes her latest project available as a free torrent

We all have at one point or another downloaded something for free off the internet. Madonna gets this! That’s why her latest film SecretProjectRevolution was offered for free, legally via BitTorrent. The film was the first in a series for her newly launched ArtForFreedom Platform.

6. She hangs out with other cool celebrities

She hangs out with other cool celebrities
At the 2013 Met Gala after party, Madonna was spotted with (and took selfies with) the likes of Beyonce, Kim and Kanye, Frank Ocean, Katy Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some of Madonna’s other celeb pals are Kelly Osbourne, Andy Cohen, Rosie O’Donnell, Debi Mazar, Anderson Cooper, Donatella Versace, and Ashton Kutcher.

7. She makes going to the gym feel like a party

15 Reasons Madonna Is Still Cool
In 2010 Madonna launched a line of gyms called Hard Candy Fitness. Attending the latest opening in Berlin she totally turned a group fitness class into a party!

8. She can easily find a date online

15 Reasons Madonna Is Still Cool
During a recent AMA on Reddit a fan asked what he would need to do to get her to go out with him. She replied, “Send photo”. Not giving up, the (assumed) gentleman insisted his beauty is on the inside. Her response? “I still need to see it”. No one is beneath the power of internet dating, even Madonna!

9. She has dirty dreams about Brad Pitt

Also revealed in that Reddit conversation is that she recently had a dream involving Brad Pitt.
“‘Brad Pitt and I were living together and there was a small blonde child in the bed, Sorry Angelina, it was only a dream.”
Wonder if he had his scraggly beard or was clean shaven? Either way that’s a sex tape we wouldn’t mind taking a peek at.

10. She hangs out with her exes

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It wouldn’t be the first time in the 24 years they’ve been divorced that Madonna and Sean Penn hung out together. At a party Madonna threw in September, Sean was the first guest to arrive, and the former “Poison Penns” took the opportunity for a warm embrace and casual chit-chat.

11. She sticks up for people who are bored at the movies and feel like playing candy crush instead

She sticks up for people who are bored at the movies and feel like playing candy crush instead
Enslaver! This is what Madonna called the woman who asked her to stop texting during a movie premiere last month! As the tale is told by one fellow movie-goer, Madonna was on her phone texting, and people around her were not pleased. “Eventually, a woman next to me tapped her on the shoulder and told her to put her phone away, and the blonde hissed back, ‘It’s for business… ENSLAVER!’
Sometimes we all get a little ADD and want to play on our phones, or have a few texts we need to send out! Even Madonna is guilty!

12. Madonna’s Halftime show is the most watched television event EVER

Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime show from 2012 is the most watched television event IN HISTORY! Even Queen Bey who performed the following year couldn’t top her Madgesty’s numbers!

13. She can still dance better than your faves

She’s 55, and lets face it, no one dances better than Madonna.

14. She looks better in a corset than ever

Madonna started the corset trend in the 1980s, wearing boustiers on her tours and in her music videos. But today Madonna’s body is better than ever, and she never looked so good wearing practically nothing!

15. She is the highest earning musician of 2013

The numbers don’t lie folks, and thanks to her most recent touring success, merchandising, album sales, clothing lines and perfumes, Forbes named Madonna the highest earning musician of 2013. Why are you still questioning her coolness?