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Madonna’s Tribute To Michael Jackson @ O2

RR Watch: Madonna’s Tribute To Michael Jackson @ O2 Arena

Last night, Madonna paid tributes to Michael Jackson at her opening of her Sticky and Sweet tour at O2 Arena, the same venue King of Pop was to play his This Is It 50 tour dates, in London, England.

The tribute came while Madonna was performing her mega-hit Holiday. The King of Pop impersonator danced while Madonna and her dancers cheered him on and Madonna concludes by saying: Let’s give it up to one of the greatest artists the world has ever known: Michael Jackson. Long Live The King!.

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Michael Jackson’s attorney was L. Londell McMillan @ Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.


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Tomorrow, hordes of Michael Jackson’s fans will descend to The Staples Center in Los Angeles to bid their final goodbye at AEG Live’s Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service. We love you MJ and your music will live on FOREVER.

Madonna Remembers Michael Jackson

The Queen of Pop star Madonna and fellow artists – Quincy Jones, Lisa Marie Presley, Brooke Shields, John Landis, Smokey Robinson and Usher – release statements about the death of Michael Jackson –


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Quincy Jones: I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words. Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the 80’s. To this day, the music we created together on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.

Madonna: I can’t stop crying over the sad news. … I have always admired Michael Jackson. … The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! … My heart goes out to his 3 children and other members of his family. … God bless.

Lisa Marie Presley: I am so very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children, who I know were everything to him, and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me.

Brooke Shields: My heart is overcome with sadness for the devastating loss of my true friend Michael. He was an extraordinary friend, artist and contributor to the world. I join his family and his fans in celebrating his incredible life and mourning his untimely passing.

Thriller director John Landis: I was lucky enough to know and work with Michael Jackson in his prime. Michael was an extraordinary talent and a truly great international star. He had a troubled and complicated life and despite his gifts, remains a tragic figure. My wife Deborah and I will always have great affection for him.

Smokey Robinson: It’s so shocking. “Michael was a gregarious prankster, but so advanced for his age talent-wise. He was watching everybody and learning all the time. He was a typical young boy too. One of my fondest memories is of him riding the golf carts when Bobby Taylor, who brought the Jackson 5 to Motown, and I played golf. The world is mourning the loss of his talent, and people will miss his music. Michael Jackson was one of the most intense, dynamic talents to ever live. When I was in London recently, the whole buzz was about those 50 concerts. He was still Michael Jackson.

Usher: This loss has deeply saddened me, with a heavy heart I composed this statement. May God cover you Michael. We all lift your name up in prayer. I pray for the entire JACKSON family particularly Michael’s mother and all his fans that loved him so much. I would not be the artist, performer, and philanthropist I am today without the influence of Michael. I have great admiration and respect for Him and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to meet and perform with such a great entertainer In so many ways he transcended culture. He broke barriers, he changed radio formats! With music, he made it possible for people like Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama to impact the mainstream world. His legacy is unparalleled Michael Jackson will never be forgotten.var addthis_pub=”reserveresult”;
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Madonna @ Miles Away – Music Video

Madonna returns to her expressive art form medium of music video, with her latest release of Miles Away off Hard Candy. The new video is mixture of live performance and intercuts with black and white behind-the-scene footage of her travels and her loyal fans.

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Rihanna

Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty made a blod statement with her butterfly wings black-tie suit at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala co-chaired by Justin Timberlake, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss. The coveted annual fundraiser attracted Hilary Swank, Francisco Costa, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Biel, Madonna, Heidi Klum, Guy Oseary, Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld, Tom Brady and Eva Mendes.


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Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala kicks off Costume Institute exhibition – which runs begins on Wednesday, May 5 and ends August 9 @ the Met.


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Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
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Alex Rodriguez Humps Details

The New York Yankees 3rd baseman graces the cover and pages of April issue of Details, shot kissing himself at a mirror, crunching against a maitress and faux weeping. The interview titled Confessions of a Damned Yankee, arrives on newsstands Tuesday, March 24. And here are some excerpts:

On the public keeping a track record: We live in a world right now where everyone’s keeping score. And it doesn’t stop when the games end…They’ve crossed over. And you have the Internet stuff, and all these phones…It’s very intense.

On living in NYC: New York is one of a kind. It’s made me ask all the tough questions. It’s brought out the best in me. There are some things I have to work on. And that part is fun. Revealing the truth about yourself is always good.

On Madonna: Well, we’re friends…I have a lot of respect for her…She’s very smart and she’s passionate about everything she does…if there ever was any situation, she’s a great ear to have, you know?


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You can read the full cover story @ Details.
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Madonna Humps W @ 46 Pages

In Rio de Janeiro, Steve Klein shoots Madonna Ciccone and model Jesus Luz in a stunning 46-page W March 2009 issue of faux-film spread titled Madonna: Blame It On Rio, and this is the third collaboration between Meisel and Cicccone, previously 2006’s Madonna Rides Again and 2003’s Madonna Unbound.

The Madonna: Blame It On Rio embodies the motif of “…a powerful, sexy woman and her boyish plaything…” and elevates W ever-growing pix of high-concept artistic photos. W seems to be leading the pack as the place to go for the likes of Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna’s artistic endeavors.

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and the W March 2009 issue is on newsstands now.


Steve Meisel

You can read the full article and oogle the pix @ Wmagazine.com, and congratulation to the W team on another collector’s issue and curating-worthy-pieces exhibition.

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Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour: Summer 2009

The Madonna Sticky & Sweet tour hits the road again in the summer of 2009 with special guest Paul Oakenfold. The Sticky & Sweet Tour in the Fall of 2008 was the most successful concert tour of 2008.


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Madonna Sticky & Sweet Summer 2009 Tour Dates:
Show Date / City Venue / On Sale Date

4-July London The 02 London Fri. Feb. 06
7-July Manchester MEN Arena Fri. Feb. 06
11-July Werchter Festivalpark Sat. Feb. 07
14-July Milan San Siro Fri. Feb. 06
21-July Barcelona Olympic Stadium to be announced
23-July Madrid Vicente Calderon to be announced
28-July Hamburg Trab-Arena Hamburg Bahrenfeld to be announced
30-July Oslo Vallehovin Mon. Feb. 09
04-Aug Tallinn Tallinn Song Festival Ground to be announced
06-Aug Helsinki West Harbour Mon. Feb. 09
09-Aug Gothenburg Ullevi Mon. Feb. 09
11-Aug Copenhagen Parken Mon. Feb. 09
13-Aug Prague Chodov Natural Amphitheatre to be announced
15-Aug Warsaw Bemowo Airport to be announced
18-Aug Munich Olympic Stadium to be announced
20-Aug Ljubljana Hippodrome to be announced

Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour will also visit Marseille, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Romania, and Serbia.

January 30, 2009 – Los Angeles, California… For Immediate Release

Madonna’s phenomenally successful ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’, already the #1 Biggest Grossing Tour in history for a solo artist, will embark on another series of shows beginning July 4th in London. Stops will include appearances in never before played markets such as Werchter Belgium, Marseille France, Hamburg Germany, Oslo Norway, Helsinki Finland, Tallinn Estonia, Ljubljana Slovenia as well as stops in Romania, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria it was confirmed today by Live Nation. Additional appearances by Madonna will include return visits after more than 15 years to Madrid, Gothenburg and Munich.

“This is a first for me. I’ve never extended a tour before. I’m excited to be going back on the road, visiting places I’ve never been and returning to places I love” commented Madonna about the new run of dates.

Raves around the globe for the tour include the London Times which remarked, “In the premiere league of song-and-dance spectaculars, the queen of pop remains unrivaled and undefeated.” “The choreography, visuals and live talent were world class and mind-blowingly well executed, intelligent and witty,” glowed The Independent (UK).

In 2008, the ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ was seen by 2,350,285 fans in 58 cities. With record breaking ticket sales everywhere, including 650,000 tickets sold in her series of South American dates, 72,000 tickets at Zurich’s Dübendorf Airfield – the largest audience ever assembled for a show in Switzerland, 75,000 tickets in London and four sell outs in New York’s Madison Square Garden (60,364 tickets).

“This new run of dates will further solidify Madonna’s position as one of the top selling touring artists of all time,” said Arthur Fogel, Live Nation’s Chairman of Global Music and CEO of Global Touring/Artist Nation.

Special Guest for Sticky & Sweet 2009, Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important–if not the most important–name in modern club culture. He has remixed The Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dog, Muse, New Order, The Cure, Massive Attack and even Elvis Presley, and produced The Happy Mondays. The two-time Grammy nominee is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the biggest DJ in the world. His new artist album, Pop Killer, is due out later this year.

Madonna’s multi-Grammy-nominated CD, Hard Candy, debuted at Number One in over 37 countries.

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Madonna @ Louis Vuitton Campaign – Video

The Marie Claire UK publication released the behind-the-scene video from photographer Steven Meisel’s Louis Vuitton’s Spring & Summer 2009 ad shoot with Madonna and designer Marc Jacbos @ Figaro restaurant on North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The campaign prints hit magazines on newsstands next month.

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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Madonna @ Louis Vuitton Campaign

In Parisian atmospheric setting, Steven Meisel shoots Madonna for Louis Vuitton’s upcoming advertising campaign. The 6-pictures Madonna prints will hit magazines on newsstands in February 2009. The smoky French bistro setting shoot with sepia-toned images evoking a Brassai atmosphere was shot at Figaro restaurant on North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.

Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director’s Marc Jacobs was inspire by Madonna’s Paris Concert: I just blurted out, I think we should do Madonna. I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.

As cliché as they are, I love all these French reference.

I still feel it looks like beautiful, gorgeous Madonna. Excepting the references and excepting the clichés, this still feels very today. And it didn’t feel so much like a fashion shoot, it feels like portraits.


Steven Meisel

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You can read the full article @ WWD.com.

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Pharrell & Timbaland @ Sticky & Sweet Tour

Madonna picks up her Hard Candy duet partners on her Sticky & Sweet tour, first, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in Los Angeles, and now producers Pharrell and Timbaland perform with Madonna on stage during the Sticky & Sweet tour at Dolphins Stadium on in Miami.

Yehuda Berg, Nicolas Colate Vallejo-Najera, Paulina Rubio, Alex Rodriguez, Ingrid Casares, Emilio Estefan and Thalia were in attendance at the Dolphins Stadium electrifying show.


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Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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