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October 2009 News Archive

Madonna arrived in Malawi with her family last week-end and attended a very special event the next day.

A ceremony was held in the town of Chinkhota on Monday to mark the start of construction of her foundation’s school for girls, which will be called the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. The school will open its doors in 2011 and will educate 500 students.

"In all my travels, investigations and conversations the most recurring thing is how amazing Malawian women are, both young and old, how industrious they are and how much they deserve to be educated," Madonna said.

During the ceremony, Madonna planted a tree at the planned site of the school, marking the begining of a project very close to her heart: "If this school is a success - with God-willing it will be - we will replicate it not only in Malawi but in other parts of the world as well".

Madonna met Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika on Tuesday and is to visit orphanages supported by the Raising Malawi foundation during her stay in the country.

For more info about Raising Malawi or to start getting involved, please visit
My family and I are on our way to Malawi to attend the ground breaking ceremony for Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.

The ceremony will take place on Monday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. on the future site of the Academy.Our vision for the school is to empower girls to become Malawi's future leaders. Our goal is to teach them to challenge themselves,  serve their local communities and develop their country.

We created this vision in partnership with the local Malawian Ministry of Education, and other educational experts from Malawi, Sub-Sharan African and elsewhere around the world.   We are developing and using innovative educational approaches, cutting-edge architectural design methods, and other modern technologies, which we hope, will become a replicable model for girls secondary school education.Research proves that young girls throughout the developing world are often left without opportunities to receive a comprehensive education and the benefits that education can provide.  

It’s an honor for me to be able to help as many of these girls as I can achieve their dreams.I’m also incredibly proud of all the projects Raising Malawi is involved in and I look forward to visiting a number of them during my visit.
While the November issue of Rolling Stone is on stands, make sure to visit the magazine's website for an extended Q&A with Madonna!
NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards, which are based on global box-office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009.

The awards will be presented at a November 5 reception in New York.

The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw awards, which acknowledge the top-grossing and top-ticket-selling tours, respectively, are the same three global treks: U2's 360 tour, Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour, and AC/DC's Black Ice tour.
Madonna is to be the cover girl of Rolling Stone magazine’s November issue.

In addition to an amazing Herb Ritts photo taken back in 1986 and featured on the issue’s cover, the magazine is to include a 8 page article and interview called “Madonna Looks Back”.

A great read and fantastic addition to your Madonna collection, so make sure to get your copy of it!
Madonna fans are the best! We we were all so amazed by your creativity while reviewing all of the entries submitted as part of our exclusive “My Own Celebration Cover” contest!

Picking just 10 of them was a very hard task, but we are happy to announce that a copy of the ‘Celebration’ promo CD is to be mailed to the following winners:

Andrea.B (Italy)
Augusto.B (Argentina)
Cagatay.Y (Turkey)
Brandon.E (USA)
Glenn.K (Netherlands)
Ana.L (Spain)
Joshua.B (Canada)
Glen.V (Belgium)
Paolo.O (Italy)
Marcelo.V (Argentina)

Also, please make sure to visit the MEDIA section of the site now to discover the winning entries!

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of you who entered the contest!
Madonna’s ‘Celebration’ has just been released as a 6 tracks CD maxi-single in the USA.

This release features a new and different artwork created by Mr Brainwash, which is based on a Wayne Maser photo from 1992.

The CD’s tracks-listing goes as follow:

1 - Oakenfold Remix
2 - Benny Benassi Remix
3 - Oakenfold Remix Dub
4 - Benny Benassi Remix Edit
5 - Benny Benassi Dub
6 - Johnny Vicious Club Remix

Just click here to order your copy from Amazon.

Also, please note that a vinyl edition of the single is to hit the stores on October 20. Make sure to pre-order it now!
Madonna called in during Kidd Kraddick’s radio show today to discuss her brand new Greatest Hits album, her career and upcoming projects.

The full interview is now available for online streaming from the show’s website. Just click here!
Madonna surprised the Saturday Night Live audience and showed up during the skit Deep House Dish last night, with Lady Gaga. Check it out here!
Madonna gave Ryan Seacrest’s radio show a call this morning to discuss her freshly released ‘Celebration’ Greatest Hits album.

If you’ve missed the interview, just visit KiisFM’s website by a clicking here!
If you were not behind your TV screen last night, then you’ve missed something.

A stunning Madonna attended David Letterman’s Late Show on CBS and the two of them had a great time laughing and having a pizza!

Below is a short clip of Madonna’s appearence on the show, just check it out: