Harry Smith will interview Madonna on The Early Show on CBS about the Adventures of Abdi, what the experience is like for her to write children's book, how her faith has changed her, her daily life, and what it is like to be Madonna....on stage!
Part 1 of the interview will air on Monday 12/20 at 7:39AM, and Part 2 will air Tuesday 12/21 at 7:39AM.
Please double check with your local listings.
We have been quiet on this topic, but for the record, we can now officially confirm that the Madonna has agreed to appear in Versace's 2005 Spring / summer print campaign. Mario Testino, who also took the pictures when the Madonna appeared in ads for Versace in 1995, shot Madonna just outside of London on November 25th.
Stay tuned to Madonna.com for pictures from this shoot and scans of the adds this Spring.
Madonna's blockbuster Re - Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top tour of the year race, ringing up a year's best 125 million in total box office gross by the time it wrapped in September. According to Billboard Boxscore, Madonna sold out 55 of 56 performances worldwide.
"My Re - Invention tour was by far the most creatively satisfying experience I have ever had," Madonna tells Billboard. "I was able to put everything I love into one entertaining event: film, music and dance." The tour was produced worldwide by Clear Channel Entertainment.
2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees annoucement:
CEREMONY WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2005 IN NEW YORK
New York, New York, December 13, 2004 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its 2005 Inductees. The announcement was made by Executive Director Suzan Evans.
The following artists will be inducted at the Twentieth Annual Induction Ceremony, which will be held Monday, March 14th in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel:
Seymour Stein - The Chairman of Sire Records, Stein co - founded the label in 1966, and has been one of the most successful and influential executives in the music business. His ability to discover new talent led to signings of many groundbreaking artists such as The Ramones, Madonna, The Pretenders, Talking Heads, Seal, Depeche Mode, Ice - T, The Cure, The Smiths, kd Lang and Barenaked Ladies. The label is still going strong after nearly 40 years and still innovative with recent singings including The Von Bondies, HIM, Regina Spektor, The Fags and The Veronicas.
other inductees this year: U2, the O'Jays, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy,
Percy Sledge, Frank Barsalona,
"Me Against The Music" (the Britney Spears' song that featured Madonna) was bestowed with the Hot Dance Sales Single Of The Year award at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 7th.
The corset made by french designer Christian Lacroix and that Madonna wore during the American leg of her Re - Invention Tour will be one of the designer's creations to be exposed in Paris this month. Lacroix, who is also behind the lilac variation of the corset used during the European dates of her tour, is about to inaugurate the "Villa du Marais", a hotel made of 17 rooms showcasing some of his most impressive creations to date.
Villa du Marais
Rue de Poitou
The Proud Camden gallery in London has just opened a stunning new Rock 'N Roll photographic exhibition that features Madonna as a musical Icon.
The exhibition engaged the help of Q Magazine readers and 02 mobile customers to vote on the 100 most influential rock stars that would ultimately be featured. John Lennon was voted the number one music Icon, followed by Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards, David Bowie, Elvis Presly and Madonna.
Legendary music photographers Gered Mankovitz, Ross Halfin, and Mick Rock used their first hand experience to choose the images that would showcase the rock stars as they evolved into Icons.
The exhibition is open for public viewing from December 3, 2004 and until January 28, 2005. For more information visit www.proud.co.uk
Madonna is the number one Most Popular Female Celebrity searched on Google this month! Check out Googles's Zeitgeist for the complete results http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html
"For both breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google at www.google.com. With a bit of analysis, this flurry of searches often exposes interesting trends, patterns, and surprises."
Today, Dec 1, is the international day of action on HIV and AIDS. World AIDS Day is about reminding us all that HIV is an issue for everyone. Thousands of new cases of HIV are still being diagnosed each year in the UK alone and the only way we can stop it spreading is by creating a more AIDS Aware society in which everyone takes action.
You can read more about World AIDS day at http://www.worldaidsday.org/default.asp