Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The mission at J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is simple: To save lives and bring sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO began working immediately to make meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti. Today, J/P HRO programs focus on supporting the residents of the camps we manage and the surrounding areas transition from life left homeless by the earthquake to durable, sustainable and prosperous communities. Early on, J/P HRO became camp manager of Pétionville Camp, serving up to 60,000 internally displaced persons. Our staff, which is nearly 350-strong and 95 percent Haitian, is working every day to provide education, health and community development, and economic opportunities. Taking a geographically focused and integrated approach to community regeneration, J/P HRO programs empower the residents of Delmas 32 to revitalize their neighborhood. Together, we aim to demonstrate that something fundamentally different can come from a slum in the center of one of the world’s poorest cities: sustainable and prosperous communities. We work with the support and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGO’s, UN agencies, donors and-most importantly-the community members themselves.

Sean Penn is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn has become an American film icon in a career spanning nearly three decades. Penn’s humanitarian work has found him in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and more recently in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. In January 2010, Penn founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which focuses on medical aid, protection, and re-location. His organization is currently serving as UN IOM designated Camp Management for one of the largest IDP camps in Port-au-Prince and established the first emergency re-location in the country. For his efforts in Haiti, Penn was named Ambassador at Large to the nation of Haiti on January 14th, 2012, he received the Commander’s Award for Service (US Army 82nd Airborne Division), 82nd Airborne Award for Meritorious Service, the Operation Unified Response JTF Haiti Certificate from Lieutenant General, US Army Commander P.K. Keen, along with the 1st Recon 73rd Division Coin of Excellence, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Coin of Excellence, Commendation of Excellence United States Southern Command, and Award of Excellence by the Deputy Commander US Southern Command. Earlier this year, Penn was honored with the “Children’s and Families Global Development Fund Humanitarian Award” presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti, Raymond A. Joseph and his wife, Lola Poisson-Joseph. Additionally, in July 2010 Penn was knighted by Haitian President Rene Preval in a ceremony in Port-Au-Prince.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Looks like Lourdes Leon is college bound!
Madonna caused quite a stir on campus when she visited the University of Michigan with her daughter on Wednesday.

“There was a lot of excitement,” Lindsey Meekhof, a vocal performance senior there, tells PEOPLE.

“[Madonna's] daughter was learning about our musical theater program,” Meekhof added. “Someone announced to my choir class Madonna was in the building, and choir wasn’t productive anymore after that.”

Dressed in black and wearing oversized sunglasses, the pop icon was apparently trying to go incognito as she exited the dean’s office at the music school with her daughter, 17.

Word spread quickly among students as Madonna and Lourdes – who reportedly played the role of Rizzo in her high school production of Grease – toured North Campus with a musical theater major and ate lunch at one of the residence halls.

Source : People

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Madonna-Frozen (Live at Rainforest Benefit 1998 with East Harlem Violin Program)! RARE!

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These last twelve months have been monumental for Chance The Rapper. After releasing his breakout project, Acid Rap, Chano has been arguably the hottest up and coming artist out. He’s done everything from magazine covers, touring with Eminem and Kendrick Lamar to now hanging out with Madonna.

Last night, Chance’s “Social Experiment Tour” made a stop in Los Angeles where Madonna decided to check out the young Chicagoan’s show. Chance took to his Instagram account today with a picture of he and Madonna and the caption:

“Madonna showed up after my show in LA last night. What an eccentric and unique girl”.

Fan or not, Chano is getting some crazy good looks.

Source : HotNewHipHop

Madonna tops Forbes’ 25 Highest-Paid Musicians list!!!

Forbes just posted their annual list of the top-earning musicians.

From an earnings perspective, however, there’s no question over the winner of this battle’s latest round. The honor goes to Madonna, who pulled in $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician in the world. The bulk of Madge’s millions came from the tail end of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. She augments her income with heady merchandise sales at concerts, as well as her Material Girl clothing line and Truth or Dare fragrance.

Full list…

01. Madonna – $125 million
02. Lady Gaga – $80 million
03. Bon Jovi – $79 million
04. Toby Keith – $65 million
05. Coldplay – $64 million
06. Justin Bieber – $58
07. Taylor Swift – $55
08. Elton John – $54
09. Beyoncé – $53
09. Kenny Chesney – $53
11. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $50
12. Paul McCartney – $47
13. Calvin Harris – $46
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45
15. Roger Waters – $44
16. Muse – $43
16. Rihanna – $43
18. Jay-Z – $42
19. One Direction – $42
20. Dr. Dre – $40
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40
22. Rolling Stones – $39
22. Katy Perry – $39
24. Tim McGraw – $33
25. Pink – $32
25. Tiësto – $32

Read more: http://www.madonnarama.com/posts-en/2013/11/19/madonna-tops-forbes-25-highest-paid-musicians-list/#ixzz2lCTgwLBz

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Madonna yesterday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace crew members jailed after a protest against oil exploitation in the Arctic.

The singer said in a message to Greenpeace: ‘These people are in prison for staging a peaceful protest. Let’s bring them home.’
The so-called Arctic 30 are held in St Petersburg on hooliganism charges carrying a maximum seven-year sentence after being moved from a bleak detention centre above the Arctic Circle.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Did you ever wonder how the Queen of Pop creates her various Instagram pictures?
The answer: Studio App (available on iTunes)

With Studio App, anyone can add design to their photos from the app, and then post those photos to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or save to your camera roll for use. Simply choose a photo, then choose an overlay from any pack (including the Madonna pack), and put it on your photo. You can add as many design overlays as you want on each photo.

Madonna is releasing a Design Overlay Pack through the Studio App (available on iTunes). This design pack contains over 50 designs people can put on top of their photos. They include quotes, icons, and sayings that she believes in. See the example images attached below.

Here a preview :

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Madonna & Tumblr To Hold A Special #ArtForFreedom Curation
Art for Freedom, the global digital initiative co-founded by Madonna to fuel free speech and address intolerance around the world thru art has joined with Tumblr for the month of November to collectively curate a new collection of entries from their community of visual artists. The best submission of art, photography, video or poetry chosen by Madonna and Tumblr from the November entries will receive a $10,000 grant, which will go to a nonprofit organization or project of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on a social justice issue and exemplify the values of Art For Freedom.

To submit art work, artists can go to http://madonna.tumblr.com and click the “submit your art for freedom” button. All submitted artwork will be available on the site. On November 12, Madonna will conduct a live curation on Tumblr where she will comment on the submissions. The final winner will be announced in early December.

“The Tumblr community is rich with people who are passionate about music, art and social causes.. We’re excited to partner with Madonna on the Art for Freedom project and to see what she can bring out of them,” commented Tumblr’s Nate Auerbach.

Madonna began Art For Freedom in partnership with Vice in September by posting Secretprojectrevolution, a 17 minute film she created with Steven Klein. The film has been projected in over several cities around the world, including most recently Tel Aviv, Jericho and Rio de Janeiro.

Art for Freedom has already received thousands of submissions. October’s submissions were guest curated by Anthony Kiedis along with Madonna. The grant winner they selected was Lesmack Meza Parenta from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Parenta produced “El Gran Dictador” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQKWLtQZx0

Tumblr is a media network powered by an army of independent creators and home to an audience of more than 300 million unique visitors. Founded by David Karp in 2007, Tumblr is headquartered in New York City.

Source : madonna.com

Madonna's Letter To David Letterman After Her Infamous 94 Appearance!!

Love it!! That's my girl!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Stephen Bray Talks Madonna and unreleased Tracks.

Being a massive Madonna fan myself, I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you at least one question about your fellow ASCAP member and Queen of Pop.

(Laughs) I said The Color Purple was maybe my favorite experience, but I could just as easily say that those early days – those ten years of working with Madonna – were some of the happiest musical times of my life because I was fortunate enough to have a partner where we finished each other’s musical sentences, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten along quite as well with any other collaborator in terms of writing.

So are there a lot of unreleased recordings from your days working and writing with her that the public has yet to hear?

There are a couple of note that I can think of: There’s a theme song that we were writing to Desperately Seeking Susan, and I have not heard that particular piece of music other than in the pile of cassettes that I have somewhere. Then I think we have a really cool song “First There’s a Kiss” that never saw the light of day.

And do you think that they’ll ever see the light of day, or maybe get an official release?

I hope so!

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Global pop superstars makes tons of cash, and since there are only so many mansions and cars you can buy, it’s no wonder that some of them sink their fortunes into art. The Hollywood Reporter has created a list of the entertainment industry’s “Top 25 Art Collectors,” and Madonna is on the list.

She got her art start in 1987, when she paid a million bucks for a painting by renowned artist Fernand Leger. Since then, she’s amassed more than 300 works, from big names such as Salvador Dali, Maxfield Parrish, Frida Kahlo, Damien Hirst and Man Ray. In 2000, she paid $4.7 million for a Pablo Picasso work, and her collection was appraised at more than $100 million in 2008. This year, she auctioned off one of her Legers for more than $7 million and donated the profits to support girls’ education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Source : ABC