Monday, June 30, 2014


Madonna said she was incredibly inspired by her recent Detroit visit. Today she’s backing it up with her wallet.

In what her spokeswoman calls “the first phase of a long-term commitment” to the city, the Michigan-born pop star is announcing funding for three Detroit community groups.

Benefiting will be the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, Detroit Achievement Academy and the Empowerment Plan — described in a press release as “three extraordinary organizations that have already begun to bring hope and change to the city.”

They were among the Detroit outfits visited by Madonna during a visit here in early June, when rep Liz Rosenberg said the star was aiming to connect with her hometown.

In a statement to be released today, Madonna says: “I was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people who I met who have dedicated themselves to helping the kids and adults in Detroit elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. I have seen the results their commitment and hard work have already accomplished.”

Dollar amounts were not disclosed, but the contributions will entail:

• A “significant donation” toward a new facility for the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym, which serves 65 young people with after-school boxing and mentoring.

• Equipment, art supplies and music gear for the Detroit Achievement Academy, a progressive charter school on the city’s northwest side, including iPods, iPads and Smart Boards for classrooms.

• Funding to train three seamstresses at the Empowerment Plan, which tutors homeless women in job skills while creating coats that serve as sleeping bags for the homeless.

“From meeting the kids at Downtown Youth Boxing Gym who have a 100% high school graduation rate, to seeing how eager the students at the Detroit Achievement Academy are to learn about the arts, to understanding the value of giving homeless women the opportunity to become self-sufficient through The Empowerment Plan, it was obvious to me that I had to get involved and be part of the solution to help Detroit recover,” Madonna says in today’s statement. “A piece of my heart will always be in Detroit and I’m humbled to be able to give back to my community.”

Madonna, who left Michigan for New York in her late teens to pursue an entertainment career, has been a regular visitor in recent months as her daughter, Lourdes Leon, becomes a University of Michigan freshman.
Madonna’s Instagram photos of her Detroit visit

When Madonna visited Detroit in early June, she sent out Instagram photos from stops at the three groups she today announced funding for. From top to bottom: Detroit Achievement Academy, the Empowerment Plan, Downtown Youth Boxing Gym.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Diplo confirms “Bitch, I’m Madonna”

In a recent interview with Heloisa Tolipan, Diplo revealed a new title track of one of the seven songs he wrote with Madonna for the upcoming album.

Here’s what he had to say…

I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party.
We ended up writing seven songs together.
I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it’s an artist of this cailber, it’s obvious that I want to push the bounderies a little bit further and surpass myself.
One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called “Bitch, I’m Madonna”.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Madonna Works It Out!

Madonna's post graduation workout!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pictures: Madonna attends Tupac Broadway musical

Madonna attending a preview of Tupac Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” (June 16 2014)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Queen of pop Madonna tops the list of most influential women EVER – beating a couple of Queens and the mother of God to take top spot

June 12, 2014

Madonna has beaten the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Mother of Jesus to be crowned the most influential female figure in history.
The head of the Commonwealth nations and the Mother of Christ, could not match the Queen of pop for clout according to a new analysis of online information database Wikipedia.

Number 1: Madonna tops list of most influential females

Number 2: Queen Elizabeth II could not usurp the Queen of Pop

The list of influential females:
2. Queen Elizabeth II
3. Mary Mother of Jesus
4. Queen Victoria
5. Agatha Christie
6. Mariah Carey
7. Britney Spears
8. Margaret Thatcher
9. Martina Navratilova
10. Elizabeth the 1st