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August 2011 News Archive

Madonna fans! We're happy to share the cover art of Madonna's official 2012 calendar with you.

The 12 month calendar will soon be available for pre-order from Madonna's official online store as well as from most online retailers.

Stay tuned for more info!

Madonna has just launched her official Google+ profile, which includes the latest news, photos and videos.

Click here to join her!

Visit MTV's website now and vote for your all time favourite Video Music Awards Pop performance.

Madonna's 1990 performance of "Vogue" is included, so make sure to cast your vote before August 24!

World's No. 1 Female Artist Joins the World's No. 1 Vodka in Search for the Most Original Nightlife in the Universe

17th August 2011: The Smirnoff Co. today launches the next Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project with the audacious goal of getting 10 million people to discover, share and swap the most original nightlife experiences in 50 countries. The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project is an ambitious attempt to discover the world's most unique and interesting nightlife, culminating in one-of-a-kind experiences on the same night all over the world. This year, Madonna joins the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project to find the best dancer to join her next tour.

Revellers worldwide are invited to co-create and participate in the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project by contributing ideas on what makes their local nightlife distinct in the categories of drinks, dance, fashion, music, places, and more creating a nightlife cocktail of unique events. The most inspiring suggestions from each region will be captured online and then exchanged with another country in November. By participating online, fans will have the chance to win a place at one of the global events or experience another country's party at a Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project event in their own city. Go to or to find out more.

One of the consistent aspects in nightlife culture around the world is the importance of dance. As well as submitting ideas on what makes their country's nightlife special, fans can enter an exclusive dance competition online. Madonna will attend one of the selected Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project experiences where finalists will compete in front of her for the winning spot. The winner may get the opportunity to join Madonna on her next tour as one of her dancers.

"What attracted me to the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project is the combination of participating in the celebration of nightlife around the world and the opportunity to discover the world's best unknown dancers," said Madonna. "The best dancers are always in the clubs looking for the most original experience, just like Smirnoff is doing."

The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project strives to showcase, mix and unite the world through unique nightlife and as such the best dancers from around the world will be highlighted for their own style and flair. The submission process for the dance competition begins today and runs until October 10th. To enter, hopefuls must submit a 60-second dance video. For details on the dance submission process and terms and conditions, visit or

Simon Burch, Global Brand Director for The Smirnoff Co., said, "Smirnoff mixes original nightlife from around the world and gives everyone the chance to be there through extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experiences. Who better to decide the best in the dance category than Madonna herself?"

As the world's number one vodka, The Smirnoff Co. has been at the heart of nightlife culture for generations and now hosts the world's biggest spirits community on Facebook with people participating in The Smirnoff Co. events, commenting and sharing information on nightlife around the world.

The 50 countries participating in the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project include: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, Uruguay, United States, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, including the exclusive dance competition, is the first component of a multi-faceted agreement between Madonna and her partner Live Nation and Diageo, the parent company of The Smirnoff Co. More details to be released in the coming months. For updates on Madonna, please visit

"Thanks for all the birthday love! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today!"

The team wishes Madonna a Happy Birthday! We can't wait for our girl to share the album she's working on right now with us!

In the meantime, thank you to all of you who submitted their Confessions Tour comments/reviews as part of the 2011 Birthday Project. Madonna will get to read them all and we'll pick 5 of them on a random basis before mailing them a signed copy of the "Confessions" book. Contest winners to be announced later on, so stay tuned!

Still want to wish Madonna a Happy Birthday? Just leave your message as a comment to this story!

Visit Vanity Fair's website now for an exclusive portfolio created by Tom Munro and featuring James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough posing as King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson as seen in Madonna's upcoming "W.E." movie.

Thank you to all of you who entered our True Blue 25th Anniversary contest earlier this month!

We've received so many amazing videos... You guys are so creative!!

While in the studio, recording her new album, Madonna has reviewed your clips and has picked our winner...

Want to know if you've won a personalised signed copy of the True Blue Album? Visit Madonna's official Facebook page now!

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the True Blue album, Madonna's Official Store has just launched a special promotion: Visit the store today and get your copy of the True Blue limited edition lithograph for $25 (regularly priced @ $75)! Please note that this special promotion will last for 25 hours only, so make sure to order your copy now (while supplies last).

Thank you again for joining the celebration and stay tuned to for more!

Madonna fans! 5 years ago, Madonna was travelling the world with her "Confessions Tour". Next week will also mark our girl's Birthday. Let's celebrate them both!

If you've attended one of her "Confessions Tour" shows, then visit the devoted section of the site now, pick one of the shows you've attended and share your experience with her as a comment. Isn't the most beautiful gift the one that comes straight from the heart? Why not telling her how it felt to spend the show with her, singing and dancing? Submit your review before August 15th at 11:59PM Pacific time so Madonna can read all of them on her Birthday!

As a way to thank you for joining this year's Birthday project, we'll mail 5 signed copies of the "Confessions" photo book to a random selection of reviews. Come on, join the celebration and make our girl's Birthday one she will never forget!

Reminder: to comment a show, you first need to have a valid account. Click here to create one for free. One review per member please.

Madonna's directorial feature film debut, "W.E." will premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this coming September.

While more info on the exact screening dates are to be announced at a later date, Madonna is planning on attending both premieres.

The 68th Venice film Festival will take place from August 31th to September 10th, while the Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 8 to September 18.

Stay tuned to for more related info!