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    Madonna

    After a star reaches a certain point, it's easy to forget what they became famous for and concentrate solely on their persona. Madonna is such a star. Madonna rocketed to stardom so quickly in 1984 that it obscured most of her musical virtues.


    Appreciating her music became even more difficult as the decade wore on, as discussing her lifestyle became more common than discussing her music. However, one of Madonna's greatest achievements is how she manipulated the media and the public with her music, her videos, her publicity, and her sexuality. Arguably, Madonna was the first female pop star to have complete control of her music and image.

    Madonna moved from her native Michigan to New York in 1977, with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. She studied with choreographer Alvin Ailey and modeled. In 1979, she became part of the Patrick Hernandez Revue, a disco outfit who had the hit "Born to Be Alive." She traveled to Paris with Hernandez; it was there that she met Dan Gilroy, who would soon become her boyfriend. Upon returning to New York, the pair formed the Breakfast Club, a pop/dance group. Madonna originally played drums for the band, but she soon became the lead singer. In 1980, she left the band and formed Emmy with her former boyfriend, drummer Stephen Bray. Soon, Bray and Madonna broke off from the group and began working on some dance/disco-oriented tracks. A demo tape of these tracks worked its way to Mark Kamins, a New York-based DJ/producer. Kamins directed the tape to Sire Records, who signed the singer during 1982.


    Kamins produced Madonna's first single, "Everybody," which became a club and dance hit at the end of 1982; her second single, 1983's "Physical Attraction," was another club hit. In June of 1983, she had her third club hit with the bubbly "Holiday," which was written by Jellybean Benitez. Madonna's self-titled debut album was released in September of 1983; "Holiday" became her first Top 40 hit the following month. "Borderline" became her first Top Ten hit in March of 1984, beginning a remarkable string of 17 consecutive Top Ten hits. While "Lucky Star" was climbing to number four, Madonna began working on her first starring role in a feature film, Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan.


    Madonna's second album, the Niles Rodgers-produced Like a Virgin, was released at the end of 1984. The title track hit number one in December, staying at the top of the charts for six weeks; it was the start of a whirlwind year for the singer. During 1985, Madonna became an international celebrity, selling millions of records on the strength of her stylish, sexy videos, and forceful personality. After "Material Girl" became a number two hit in March, Madonna began her first tour, supported by the Beastie Boys. "Crazy for You" became her second number one single in May. Desperately Seeking Susan was released in July, becoming a box-office hit; it also prompted a planned video release of A Certain Sacrifice, a low-budget erotic drama she filmed in 1979. A Certain Sacrifice wasn't the only embarrassing skeleton in the closet dragged into the light during the summer of 1985 -- both Playboy and Penthouse published nude photos of Madonna that she posed for in 1977. Nevertheless, her popularity continued unabated, with thousands of teenage girls adopting her sexy appearance, being dubbed "Madonna Wannabes." In August, she married actor Sean Penn; the couple had a rocky marriage that ended in 1989.


    Madonna began collaborating with Patrick Leonard at the beginning of 1986; Leonard would co-write most of her biggest hits in the '80s, including "Live to Tell," which hit number one in June of 1986. A more ambitious and accomplished record than her two previous albums, True Blue was released the following month, to both more massive commercial success (it was a number one in both the U.S. and the U.K., selling over five million copies in America alone) and critical acclaim. "Papa Don't Preach" became her fourth number one hit in the U.S. While her musical career was thriving, her film career took a savage hit with the November release of Shanghai Surprise. Starring Madonna and Sean Penn, the comedy received terrible reviews, which translated into disastrous box-office returns.


    At the beginning of 1987, she had her fifth number one single with "Open Your Heart," the third number one from True Blue alone. The title cut from the soundtrack of her third feature film, Who's That Girl?, was another chart-topping hit, although the film itself was another box-office bomb. 1988 was a relatively quiet year for Madonna, as she spent the first half of the year acting in David Mamet's Speed the Plow on Broadway. In the meantime, she released the remix album You Can Dance. After withdrawing the divorce papers she filed at the beginning of 1988, she divorced Penn at the beginning of 1989.


    Like a Prayer, released in the spring of 1989, was her most ambitious and far-reaching album, incorporating elements of pop, rock, and dance. It was another number one hit and launched the number-one title track, and "Express Yourself," "Cherish," and "Keep It Together," three more Top Ten hits. In April 1990, she began her massive Blonde Ambition tour, which ran throughout the entire year. "Vogue" became a number one hit in May, setting the stage for her co-starring role in Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy; it was her most successful film appearance since Desperately Seeking Susan. Madonna released a greatest-hits album, The Immaculate Collection, at the end of the year. It featured two new songs, including the number one single "Justify My Love," which sparked another controversy with its sexy video; the second new song, "Rescue Me," became the highest-debuting single by a female artist in U.S. chart history, entering the charts at number 15. Truth or Dare, a documentary of the Blonde Ambition tour, was released to positive reviews and strong ticket sales during the spring of 1991.


    Madonna returned to the charts in the summer of 1992 with the number one "This Used to Be My Playground," a single featured in the film A League of Their Own, which featured the singer in a small part. Later that year, Madonna released Sex, an expensive, steel-bound soft-core pornographic book that featured hundreds of erotic photographs of herself, several models, and other celebrities -- including Isabella Rossellini, Big Daddy Kane, Naomi Campbell, and Vanilla Ice -- as well as selected prose. Sex received scathing reviews and enormous negative publicity, yet that didn't stop the accompanying album, Erotica, from selling over two million copies. Bedtime Stories, released two years later, was a more subdued affair than Erotica. Initially, it didn't chart as impressively, prompting some critics to label her a has-been, yet the album spawned her biggest hit, "Take a Bow," which spent seven weeks at number one. It also featured the Björk-penned "Bedtime Stories," which became her first single not to make the Top 40; its follow-up, "Human Nature," also failed to crack the Top 40. Nevertheless, Bedtime Stories, marked her seventh album to go multi-platinum.


    Beginning in 1995, Madonna began one of her most subtle image makeovers as she lobbied for the title role in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita. Backing away from the overt sexuality of Erotica and Bedtime Stories, Madonna recast herself as an upscale sophisticate, and the compilation Something to Remember fit into the plan nicely. Released in the fall of 1995, around the same time she won the coveted role of Evita Peron, the album was comprised entirely of ballads, designed to appeal to the mature audience that would also be the target of Evita. As the filming completed, Madonna announced she was pregnant and her daughter, Lourdes, was born late in 1996, just as Evita was scheduled for release. The movie was greeted with generally positive reviews and Madonna began a campaign for an Oscar nomination that resulted in her winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy), but not the coveted Academy Award nomination. The soundtrack for Evita, however, was a modest hit, with a dance remix of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and the newly written "You Must Love Me" both becoming hits.


    During 1997, she worked with producer William Orbit on her first album of new material since 1994's Bedtime Stories. The resulting record, Ray of Light, was heavily influenced by electronica, techno, and trip-hop, thereby updating her classic dance-pop sound for the late '90s. Ray of Light received uniformly excellent reviews upon its March 1998 release and debuted at number two on the charts. Within a month, the record was shaping up to be her biggest album since Like a Prayer. Two years later she returned with Music, which reunited her with Orbit and also featured production work from Mark "Spike" Stent and Mirwais, a French electro-pop producer/musician in the vein of Daft Punk and Air. The year 2000 also saw the birth of Madonna's second child, Rocco, who she had with filmmaker Guy Richie; the two married at the very end of the year.

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    Talking Madonna Planning to Adopt African Boy




    مؤسسه خيريه وابسته به مدونا در مالاوی يک يتيم خانه تأسيس کرده استدفتر مطبوعاتی مدونا اعلام کرده است که خواننده معروف اجازه سرپرستی يک کودک آفريقايی را دريافت کرده است.
    يک دادگاه مالاوی حق سرپرستی کودکی ۱۳ ماهه به نام ديويد را برای مدت ۱۸ ماه به مادونا و همسرش گی ريچی واگذار کرده است.
    در مالاوی برخی از مؤسسات خيريه تلاش کردند از واگذاری کودک به مدونا جلوگيری کنند. به نظر آنها مدونا در کشور زندگی نمی کند و بنابرين حق ندارد کودکی از مالاوی را به فرزندی قبول کند.
    گفته می شود که بچه با يک هواپيمای خصوصی از آفريقای جنوبی به لندن منتقل شده است.
    مدونا سه روز قبل به لندن آمده بود و بچه به خاطر نداشتن گذرنامه نتوانسته بود همراه او پرواز کند.
    مناقشه حقوقی
    گروهی از مدافعان حقوق بشر در مالاوی شامل ۶۷ سازمان تلاش می کنند از سپردن سرپرستی کودک به مدونا جلوگيری کنند.
    آنها می گويند که مطابق قانون واگذاری سرپرستی به خارج از کشور بايد روندی حد اقل ۱۸ ماهه صورت بگيرد.
    اما يک مقام وزارت رفاه کودک و خدمات عمومی مالاوی گفته است که امری خلاف قانون صورت نگرفته است.
    اختلاف نظر در ميان مردم
    مردم مالاوی نيز در برابر اعلام فرزندخواندگی هم ميهن خردسال خود نظرات و مواضع متفاوتی ابراز داشته اند.
    عده ای آن را مثبت می دانند و می گويند که اين اقدام باعث می شود توجه جهانيان به حدود يک ميليون کودک يتيم مبتلا به ايدز جلب شود.

    مالاوی حدود يک ميليون کودک يتيم دارد که به بيماری ايدز مبتلا هستند
    ميريام نيارونگو پرستار بازنشسته ای که سرپرستی يک يتيم خانه را به عهده دارد می گويد: "بايد صادقانه قبول کنيم که ما نمی توانيم از هزاران بچه ای که هر روز اينجا يتيم می شوند، مراقبت کنيم."
    او می گويد: "اگر آدمهای ثروتمند مانند مدونا تنها يک بچه يتيم را به فرزندخواندگی قبول کنند، کمک بزرگی به مالاوی خواهد بود. بچه ها در آينده می توانند ريشه های خود را بيابند و به هم ميهنان خود کمک کنند."
    اما در برابر، کسانی هم مخالف هستند. مثلا مدير اجرايی مؤسسه دفاع از حقوق کودکان می گويد: "شايد مدونا نيت خير داشته باشد، اما بايد از قانون پيروی کنيم تا در آينده باندهای جنايتکار نتوانند با پول خود بچه ها را بخرند و به خارج ببرند."
    پدر ديويد، که همسر خود را پس از وضع حمل از دست داده، از اينکه پسر خردسالش به فززندخواندگی قبول شده، ابراز خوشحالی کرده است.

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    Key MiShe Madonna Madar Khandeye Man BeShe...Oh Mama...
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    be nazare man bishtare en adamaye maroof vase enke khodeshoono bishtar neshoon bedan miran bache adopt mikonan..........
    vali baziyashoon ham vaghean vase dele khodeshoon en karo mikonan
    vali bishtare vaghta vase bishtar maroof shodane
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    I just read in the newspaper she alread has...
    poor boy
    *NashenaS*

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    man mikham agahi bedam too rooznameh be in shekl:

    ghabele tavajoye honarmandane pooldare Hollywoodi, injaneb, Hamidjan, bedinvasile elame amadegi mikonam ke amadeye paziresh madar-khoondeh hastam. madar-khoondeye man bayad daraye in sharayet bashe:
    1) bish az $1B sarmaeye naghd dar bank dashte bashe
    2) yek khoone dar mantagheye Hollywood neshine LA be name pesare khodesh, yani Hamidjane aziz bekone
    3) madar-khoondeye bandeh nabayad bish az 25 sal dashte bashe
    4) abnabat-choobi faramoos nashe
    lotfan baraye por kardane forme taghazaye madar-khandegi, be daftare kare man moraje'e konid

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    akhey hamid joon delam barat BBQ shod
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    Post Madonna In Tehran

    The adoption hell that Madonna faced last fall in the African nation of Malawi may be flaring up all over again – amid reports that the star's custody of young David Banda could be in fresh jeopardy.

    At issue is Malawi's minister for Women and Child Development, Kate Kainja, refusing to let the country's Child Welfare Services director Penstone Kilembe from going to London to check in on David and his new family, Reuters reports.


    Kainja's move is based on her accusation that Kilembe obtained an air ticket and money from Madonna without government approval.

    Kilembe, who already missed a scheduled May 2007 visit to assess David's progress in London, had hoped to be in the British capital before in September. (David also turns 2 next month.)

    According to Reuters, Kilembe confirmed to the weekly Malawi News that the minister had forbidden him from flying to London – but dismissed suggestions that he personally requested an air ticket from Madonna.

    "You know it requires some resources for me to travel," Kilembe is quoted as saying. "What this means is that the whole adoption process may crumble and David sent back to his village."

    A Malawi court granted London residents Madonna, 48, and husband Guy Ritchie, 38, temporary custody of David after his biological father, Yohane Banda, had placed the boy in an orphanage following the death of his wife.

    Justin Dzonzi, an attorney who led a 67-member protest group challenging Madonna's adoption agreed that Kainja's decision could effectively send David back to Africa.

    "The Minister cannot change what the court set by having another person to do the assessment. The court will not listen to anyone else apart from the one it appointed," he said.

    Dzonzi filed suit in which he argued that Malawi laws forbid international adoption, therefore making it illegal for the government to grant interim custody of David to Madonna.

    Judges in Malawi had planned to rely on Kilembe's testimony before ruling next year whether Madonna's interim adoption of the child should get the green light.




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    جشنی کوچک برای «ملکه» موسیقی جهان

    جمع کم شماری در تهران به پيشواز پنجاهمين سالگرد تولد مدونا در سال آینده می روند

    مهمانی کوچکی است. در خانه ای صد متری در شمال شهر تهران، با نور کم، شمع هایی که جا به جا روشن شده است، میز شامی که در زیر نور ملایم منتظر مهمان ها است. آن سوتر بر روی میز کوچکی در میان مبل های بزرگ راحتی قهوه ای، کیک تولد شکلاتی خود نمایی می کند. مانی، امین، طاها، آرش، آرمیتا و آتوسا تنها مهمانان این جشن تولد هستند.

    مانی می گوید: «سال گذشته تولد را در یک کافه گرفتیم، بعد هم رفتیم ماشین سواری. اما امسال همه خانه آتوسا جمع شده ایم.»

    آنها شش نفر اند. جمع شده زیر یک سقف، با عقاید مختلف، قیافه های متفاوت، سلیقه های گوناگون. تنها یک ویژگی مشترک آنها را در یک روز مشخص، زیر یک سقف جمع می کند: «همه ما عاشقانه مدونا را دوست داريم و امشب، چهل و نهمین سال روز تولد مدوناست.»

    اين مهمانی، تنها پيش درآمدی بر يک جشن بزرگتر است:

    «امسال با علاقه مندان واقعی جمع شده ایم تا تدارک سال آینده را ببینیم. باید جشن تولد پنجاه سالگی او با شکوه برگزار شود.»

    آنها تک تک آلبوم های او را جمع می کنند، ساعت ها در اینترنت به جستجوی عکس ها و ویدئو های جدید او می گردند و البته هر سال، روز تولد او دور هم جمع می شوند و مانند او لباس می پوشند، مانند او می رقصند، در مورد او حرف می زنند و شمع تولد او را روشن می کنند.

    هیچ کدام کم سن و سال به نظر نمی رسند، بین ۳۰ تا ۳۵.

    امین می گوید: «همه ما سال ها است که به مدونا علاقه مندیم. فقط یک عشق قدیمی می تواند آدم ها را دور هم جمع کند. این خواننده های جدید هیچ کدام انگشت کوچک «ملکه» من نمی شوند چه برسد به این که بشود عاشق شان شد.»

    امین قد بلندی دارد، مانند موهایش که آنها را تا شانه بلند کرده و شبیه موهای مدونا آرایش کرده است. تی شرت مشکی پوشیده با شلوار جین تنگ. آتوسا با تاپ و شلوار مشکی، شبیه لباس مدونا در یکی از شوهایش، می خواهد که شام را سرو کند اما طاها می خواهد که اول امین برقصد و بعد شام بخورند.

    در فضایی نیمه تاریک، امین یکی از آهنگ های آلبوم جدید مدونا را انتخاب می کند. از دسته مبل بالا می رود و انگار که بر روی سن در کنار او است، نه اصلا خود او است که از پله ها پایین می آید و می پیچد و می تابد و می رقصد. بچه ها هیجان زده به او نگاه می کنند و نگاه تحسین آمیزشان نشان می دهد که رقص او کاملا شبیه مدونا است.

    تا پایان آهنگ و البته رقص، نفس در سینه همه حبس شده باقی می ماند. موزیک که تمام می شود، امین در برابرشان تعظیم می کند و این خاتمه رقص است، موهایش را به کناری می زند و به طرف میز شام می رود.

    زمان خوردن شام همه حرف ها در مورد مدونا است. مانی برایم توضیح می دهد که : «مدونا یک اتفاق در تاریخ موسیقی جهان است. او بیش از ۲۰ سال است که جزو پرطرفدارترین خواننده های جهان است و این کار اصلا آسان نیست. مدونا با استفاده از سبک های مختلف موسیقی چنین قابلیتی را به دست آورده است.»

    مانی با افتخار می گوید: «مدونا موفق ترین خواننده زن در تاریخ جهان است. توانایی او در پیروی از تازه ترین سبک های متداول موسیقی و قوه تطابقش با سبک های تازه، عامل حفظ جذابیت او است.

    در این مدت، سایر ستارگان عالم موسیقی مثلا کریستینا اگیلرا، پینک، بریتنی اسپیرز و کایلی مینوگ سعی کرده اند از او دنباله روی کنند. بریتنی، شور و هیجان پاپ، کریستینا، کشش جنسی و پینک، شیوه های مدونا را تقلید می کنند.»

    امین معتقد است که : «آنها هرگز به موفقیتی شبیه مدونا دست پیدا نمی کنند زیرا مدونا خود خلاق و جذاب است و آنها سعی می کنند مانند او باشند و خودشان هیچ خلاقیتی ندارند. مدونا هر گامی بر می دارد رو به جلوست و از درجا زدن نفرت دارد.»

    طاها علت ستاره ماندن مدونا را شیوه زندگی او می داند و می گوید: «او سخت ترین نوع یوگا یعنی راجا یوگا کار می کند، مشروبات الکلی و مواد مخدر مصرف نمی کند، زندگی خانوادگی سالمی دارد، هرچند تمایلات همجنس گرایانه اش را هم پنهان نمی کند اما نسبت به همسرش وفادار است. از همه مهم تر پول برایش همه چیز نیست. او دومین زن پولساز جهان بعد از اپرا وینفری است و به راحتی می تواند کار را کنار بگذارد و تا آخر عمر در رفاه زندگی کند، اما این کار را نمی کند و هنوز روی صحنه می رود.»

    آتوسا جذابیت مدونا را در صراحتش می داند و می گوید: «مدونا زن رویاهای من است. این خیلی مهم است که تو در اوج شهرت، در مورد احساسات خودت حرف بزنی و بتوانی با مخالفانت دست و پنجه نرم کنی. مدونا هر چه به فکرش می رسد را روی صحنه می آورد و از هیچ کس نمی ترسد. کلیسا، اخلاق گرایان، هر کس هر چه می خواهد بگوید، او کار خود را می کند. او همه چیز دارد زندگی خانوادگی، سلامت، تیپ، پول، شهرت، شیطنت، نگاه سیاسی، ثبات قدم، به روز بودن.»

    در میانه شام، متوجه ویژگی مشترک دیگری در مهمان ها می شوم. همه آنها نخ های رنگی به مچ دست چپ خود بسته اند. مانی توضیح می دهد: «این نشانه فرقه کابالا * است، نوعی عرفان یهودی که مدونا نیز به آن اعتقاد دارد و کابالیست محسوب می شود. پس از پیوستن او به این فرقه همیشه نخی سبز یا قرمز دور مچ دست چپ خود می بندد، ما هم این کار را به پیروی از او انجام می دهیم.»

    مانی باور دارد که : «مدونا نگاهی عرفانی به زندگی دارد و با رقصنده هایش رابطه مراد و مریدی دارند.» او نوار ویدئویی را همراه خود آورده است که نشان می دهد روابط مدونا و رقصنده هایش در یک مهمانی خصوصی چقدر صمیمانه است. در حین نمایش فیلم توضیح می دهد که مدونا و گروهش قبل از رفتن بر روی صحنه نیایش دسته جمعی دارند و سپس به روی سن می روند.»

    مانی می گوید: «اکثر شعرهای مدونا خط دهنده و نوعی موعظه است. در شرایطی که متن ترانه های امروز حرف خاصی ندارد؛ حتما این ترانه ها می تواند روی جوانان امریکایی تاثیر بگذارد.»

    از او در مورد علاقه مندان جوان مدونا می پرسم و این که چرا آنها در این مهمانی جایی ندارند. می گوید: «جوان ها انگیزه کمتری برای این جور مهمانی ها دارند. آنها از هر خواننده ای تنها ظاهرش را می بینند و به عمق افکار آنها دقت نمی کنند. در حالی که برای ما این طور نیست. هر اتفاقی در مورد مدونا برای ما مهم است.» امین با شیطنت می گوید: «مدونا در یکی از شوهایش از مژه مصنوعی استفاده کرد. من آنقدر گشتم تا طراح آن مژه ها را هم پیدا کردم. کدام یک از جوان های امروز این قدر دقت دارند؟»

    آرش لپتاپش را می آورد تا عکس های مدونا را نشانم دهد. تمامی این عکس ها را امین جمع کرده و برای آنها فرستاده است. در این مجموعه هر عکسی دیده می شود. از تصاویر دوران کودکی مدونا تا زمانی که با شان پن زندگی می کرد تا تصویری از دانه دادنش به مرغ و خروس های باغ.

    او تصاویری از مدونا در کنار بریتنی و کریستینا اگیلرا را نشان می دهد و می گوید: «یکی دو بار با این خواننده های جوان هم صدا شد، آنها شوکه شدند و کنار کشیدند. فهمیدند که غیر ممکن است بتوانند به پای او برسند.»

    آرمیتا هم متن یکی از ترانه های مدونا را همراه خود دارد.

    ترانه Bittersweet که از مولانا اقتباس شده است.

    او می خواند: «در خلسه*ام/ باغ گل معشوق*ام را دیدم /در هنگام مستی که چون دوکی دور خود می*چرخم و می*رقصم/ خود را چون سر منشاء هستی دیدم...»

    ساعت دوازده شب و مهمان ها در حال رفتن. از امین می پرسم که بزرگترین آرزویش چیست؟ می گوید: «رقصیدن با مدونا. امیدوارم روزی این آرزو برآورده شود.»

    مانی هم می گوید که همیشه نگران میکروفن بی سیم مدونا است. انگار همیشه شل می بندند و او می ترسد که بیفتد. او هم دلش می خواهد که روزی در گروه موسیقی مدونا کار کند.

    دخترها اما آرزوهایشان از جنس دیگری است. می خواهند که بتوانند شخصیتی به استواری او پیدا کنند و البته طاها هم می خواهد که کمی مثل مدونا پولدار شود.

    آرش ساکت ترین عضو گروه، در پایان مهمانی، من را به مهمانی سال بعد دعوت می کند که قرار است در خانه او برگزار شود. مهمانی ای در شان پنجاه سالگی «ملکه» موسیقی جهان.

    * در حالی که مدونا و همسرش گای ريچی، در شماری از جلسه های آموزشی و ترويجی فرقه کابالا شرکت کرده اند، گزارش شده است که جنبه هايی از جهانبينی اين فرقه يهودی و آموزه های آن درباره زندگی را نيز پذيرفته اند. همچنين به گزارش رسانه ها، مدونا کمک های مالی متعددی به مراکز فرقه کابالا در لندن، نيويورک و لوس آنجلس اهدا کرده است.





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    mamnoon... che kara ke to garb bara jalbe tavajoh nemikonan

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    Madonna has already claimed her new album, Hard Candy, will "kick your ***." Turns out, she wasn't kidding! Witness the cover of her upcoming album, due April 29, featuring the pop diva sporting, yep, a wrestling belt. Featuring production by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Nate "Danja" Hills and an appearance by Justin Timberlake, Madonna's rep says the album's "about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness."




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    I think that she is an amazing singer and has a lot going for her. I am not sure about the adoption stuff, may be she wants to be charitable. who knows.

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    she is from europe, went to hollywood with only $3.00 in her pocket! amazing? its even more fascinating to read her story from rugs to riches
    People will doubt what u say but believe what u DO!

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    Madonna: I want a divorce

    Madonna told Guy Ritchie she wants a divorce after the couple agreed they had fallen out of love.

    They admitted to each other that their seven-year marriage was doomed because they had simply drifted apart.

    A friend said last night: "They were both very calm. Madonna told Guy: 'I'm sorry, I want a divorce'. And he agreed. It was quite painless but very sad."

    Last night Guy was holed up alone in his country mansion last night hoping against the odds that he can rescue his doomed marriage to Madonna.




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    Pop singer Madonna hits a milestone when she turns 50 years old on Saturday.

    Over the decades, the singer, born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone on Aug. 16, 1958, in Bay City, Mich., has ruled as a pop princess, and her character has been defined as much by her music as her fashion.

    The 1980s saw her break out into the public eye with getups like the one she sported for "Material Girl," lace gloves and dyed blond hair that barely disguised her darker roots. And of course, anyone spotted wearing anything that looks like underwear on the outside can thank her for making that style popular, too.

    Musically, Madonna has evolved over the years, and though her material doesn't smash the charts as regularly as it once did, she still manages to grab headlines. She's had two children -- including one with film director husband Guy Ritchie -- took on the spiritual practice of kabbalah and adopted a Malawian child.

    There's been controversy, too, from her MTV Video Music Awards kiss with Britney Spears to, most recently, reports of romance with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez -- which she denies.




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    Sitting on a diamante "M" throne in a fringed black leotard and over-the-knee leather boots, Madonna kicked off her Sticky and Sweet tour Saturday night at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales, opening with "Candy Shop."

    The 40,000-strong audience was in for a night of treats, including onscreen appearances by Kanye West, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, who dueted on "4 Minutes."

    The image of rapper West encircled the stage for "Beat Goes On" as fans screamed and Madonna cruised through on a white vintage convertible car.

    Spears made her virtual guest spot during "Human Nature," writhing while trapped in an elevator as Madonna played the guitar. The popster departed with her trademark line "It's Britney B–!"

    Madonna switched themes multiple times, going sporty for "Into the Groove" in diamante-encrusted shorts and a hoodie, and invoking the Far East for a segment that had her in a cage with computer-generated water gushing around it. "La Isla Bonita" turned the stage into a Mediterranean street party with Greek dancing and a flamenco solo performance.

    While fans went wild, husband Guy Ritchie was lending support backstage, according to the singer's rep, who also said Madonna had spent the day rehearsing. "She's been putting the finishing touches to some of the dance routines today, in a good way, she's a perfectionist!"

    The 50-year-old singer pulled out all the stops, even using a video interlude to send a political message with images of peace campaigners, Al Gore, Bono and Barack Obama mixed with scenes of war-torn continents and poverty.

    Religious messages flashed on the screens behind her for a remixed house version of "Like a Prayer," which was met with mass cheers.

    At one point the singer shouted to the crowd, "This is the bit where I take requests," and started singing "Express Yourself" – then changed her mind. "F– that s–. I choose the songs."

    After two hours, Madonna left the stage as the screen flashed "Game Over."

    The singer heads back to London before traveling to France to continue the tour around Europe before arriving in New Jersey on Oct. 4.




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    Madonna and Guy are getting divorced

    مدونا و گای ریچی طلاق می گیرند



    مدونا، خواننده سرشناس پاپ و همسرش گای ریچی، فیلمساز بریتانیایی، تصمیم گرفته اند طلاق بگیرند.

    بنابر گزارش ها، سخنگوی مدونا در یک پیام الکترونیک گفته است این زوج هنری هنوز در ارتباط با شرایط طلاق به توافق نرسیده اند. او از رسانه ها تقاضا کرد که به حریم خصوصی مدونا و ریچی احترام بگذارند.

    هشت سال از ازدواج مدونا و گای ریچی می گذرد اما در چند ماه گذشته شایعه شده بود که زندگی مشترک آنها با مشکل روبرو شده است.

    در ماه ژوئیه مسئول روابط عمومی مدونا انکار کرد که مدونا و ریچی در حال تصمیم گیری درباره طلاق هستند و گفت که "ازدواج آنها نیاز به نجات دادن ندارد."

    این زوج ماه گذشته با یکدیگر در مراسم نمایش اولیه فیلم جدید گای ریچی به نام "راک ان رولا" شرکت کردند و در برابر دوربین خبرنگاران در کنار یکدیگر ظاهر شدند.

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    Pop star Madonna has been urged by Save the Children to reconsider her apparent plans to adopt another Malawian child.

    Malawian officials have indicated she will arrive in the African country this weekend in an attempt to adopt an orphan called Mercy James.

    The UK-based charity said ideally orphans should be cared for by their extended family or community and taking them abroad was "not a solution".

    Madonna took then 13-month-old David Banda to the UK from Malawi in 2006.

    The Reuters news agency reported that it was told Mercy James has "no father and mother, they both died", and an assessment had been completed on Thursday.

    Reuters reported that Mercy James was four years old, while the AFP agency said she was three.

    Madonna is expected to arrive in Malawi to attend a procedural hearing at the country's High Court on Monday.

    Adoption papers

    Save the Children spokesman Dominic Nutt told the BBC's Newshour programme: "For the most part so-called orphans in poor countries tend to have family still available to them, if not actually a parent still living.

    "It is vital, we say, that children should not be taken abroad to be looked after but should be cared for in their own environment by their own community, ideally by their own family, particularly their extended family."

    You cannot literally take every poor child who may only have one parent living, or no parent living, across the world and transport them all into Kensington in London

    Dominic Nutt, Save the Children
    He said even if an orphaned child had no extended family, it was "much easier and better" to continue looking after them in their own country.

    "The thing to do is to support the community, to support local agencies and charities who can look after the child so that the child is at least cared for in their community," he said.

    "You cannot literally take every poor child who may only have one parent living, or no parent living, across the world and transport them all into Kensington in London. It's not a solution."

    Madonna took David Banda to the UK from an orphanage three years ago and the official adoption of the boy was confirmed last year.

    An official at the Malawian department of women and child welfare told the BBC's Raphael Tenthani that the pop star had already filed adoption papers and her case could be heard as early as next week.

    The official later told the Reuters news agency: "We expect her over the weekend or earlier than that... but without a doubt she is coming before the end of this month."

    Madonna's spokeswomen, Liz Rosenberg and Barbara Charone, and her lawyer in Malawi, Alan Chinula, have not commented.

    However, a US government official - speaking under condition of anonymity - told Reuters that an adoption bid was under way.

    'Role model'

    Writing in response to e-mailed questions from Nation readers last week, Madonna said: "Many people - especially our Malawian friends - say that David should have a Malawian brother or sister.

    "It's something I have been considering."

    In 2006, critics accused the Malawian government of sidestepping laws banning foreign adoptions in order to allow the celebrity to take David home with her.

    After the adoption was legalised, Madonna said the difficulties had arisen because "this adoption essentially was the beginning of the creation of adoption laws in Malawi".

    She hoped it would make it easier for others to adopt from the country and explained: "I am the template or the role model, so to speak, for future adoptions."

    The star also has two biological children - Rocco, her son with former husband Guy Ritchie, and Lourdes, whose father is Carlos Leon.

    Film director Ritchie and Madonna's divorce was finalised in November.

    Malawi does not, as a rule, approve adoptions for single or divorced people, but the official at the country's welfare department said that each case was considered on merit.




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    Madonna Lands in Malawi Amid Controversy

    Madonna landed in the African nation of Malawi on Sunday – but not without controversy.

    The singer, 50, was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes, 12, and sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, whom she adopted from Malawi last year. And she and Lourdes visited Chinkhota Village, where Madonna has purchased a large tract of land to construct a girls' school there, which sources say is modeled on the Leadership Academy for Girls that Oprah Winfrey built in South Africa.

    Although the village chief thanked the singer for her "generosity," some residents were less enthusiastic amid fears that they would lose their ancestral lands and crop fields.

    "We are told to leave our gardens after this year's harvest; we are told our houses are to be pulled down – but nobody is talking about compensation," said Esinati Nkhoma, a local mother of four. "Where will we move to?"

    A senior government official said issues of compensation for the land are being handled by Raising Malawi, the charity established by Madonna.

    When a journalist asked Madonna whether she was worried about the land concerns, she shouted back, "No!" Later, Madonna and Lourdes were heard asking villagers "Muli bwanji?," which translates to "How are you?" in Malawi's native tongue, Chichewa.

    On Monday morning the star is scheduled to appear before a high court judge to process her second adoption. When a bystander asked, "Are you adopting another kid from Malawi?" she replied, "I don't know."

    But courts records show she plans to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James, whose single teenage mother died at age 18.

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    Madonna has filed an appeal to a court ruling that rejected her bid to adopt a second child from Malawi, her lawyer said Friday.

    "I have just filed a notice for the appeal," said the lawyer, Alan Chinula. He added that no date has been set for the appeal yet.

    Earlier Friday, a residency requirement in Malawi prevented Madonna from adopting 3½-year-old Mercy James from that African nation, a judge and a lawyer told the Associated Press on Friday.

    The news service described the judge as a witness not involved in Friday's court ruling, and the lawyer as another who was present at the time of the decision. Both the judge and the lawyer spoke on conditions of anonymity.

    The residency requirement for prospective parents is 18 to 24 months in Malawi. Madonna has homes in New York and London.

    Madonna, 50, adopted her son, David Banda, now 3, from Malawi in 2008; she was granted custody and allowed to take him out of the country two years earlier. That adoption caused controversy, including claims that her application received special status because of her celebrity.

    The singer, a single mother, was planning to adopt Mercy James, whom she first met in an orphanage in 2006. Her other children are daughter Lourdes, 12, and son Rocco, 8.


    Madonna's Reaction
    When her Malawian lawyer, Alan Chinula, broke the news that High Court judge Esme Chombo had rejected her petition to adopt a Malawian toddler, an incredulous Madonna "kept wringing her hands," a source at Kumbali Lodge, where the pop star is staying, tells PEOPLE. Madonna, who filed her adoption papers on Monday, was not present in court.

    At the hearing, the judge said child welfare officers are required to find suitable prospective parents and "not someone who just flies in and out." In terms of the child, "I think the welfare of Chifundo ['Mercy' in one of the languages spoken in Malawi] will be better served if she grows within the environment of the culture of Malawi," she said.

    The judge also said that because Madonna is already assisting other orphans, Chifundo will still benefit from star's generosity.




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    Madonna wants her children to give back – and says that son David Banda and the 3-year-old Malawian girl, Chifundo "Mercy" James, whom the star still hopes to adopt, "will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country."

    While a Malawian judge rejected Madonna's petition to adopt Mercy earlier this month over a residency requirement, the star's lawyer has filed an appeal and Madonna, 50, told the Malawian newspaper the Nation in an email, "I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and health care possible."

    No appeal date has been set.

    In a statement from her rep to CNN, Madonna further stated, "Though I have been advised that I cannot publicly discuss the pending appeal regarding my desire to adopt Mercy, I do want to say how much I appreciate the level of support that I have received from the people of Malawi and my friends around the world."

    In turning down Madonna's request to adopt, the judge admitted she had "a gripping temptation" to approve it, according to court records. The jurist feared, however, that such a move might open the doors to child trafficking. "Anyone could come to Malawi and quickly arrange for an adoption that might have grave consequences on the very children that the law seeks to protect," wrote Justice E.J. Chombo.




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    "She is a person who I admire a lot, a friend who is in my life," the superstar's frequent companion, Jesus Luz, tells the Brazilian TV show Fantastico. "More than that, I can't say. She is my friend, just a friend."

    As for those photos of them buying jewelry featuring Kabbalah symbols, he says, "I received these pieces of jewelry because they are inspired by Kabbalah. If I want to present them to somebody, it could be my mother or a friend of mine. I don't have any marriage plans or any wedding present."

    The friendship between Luz, 22, and Madonna, 50, began early this year after they were introduced on a photo shoot by photographer Steven Klein. "I found her wonderful, a person full of positive energy, a nice person, you don't see faults," he tells Fantastico.

    The Brazilian model offered a few details from his own biography, saying, "I am a quiet guy. I grew up in Rio, always liked nature, the beach, to treat my body well, to work out, to be healthy. I went to evangelical church, Catholic, yoga, various ways to try and meet God within me."

    And is he a ladies' man? "I always liked to date seriously," he says. "I never was just casual."

    One thing his pal Madonna has taught him is to ignore media rumors, or taunts he's just another Boy Toy. "In truth," he says, "I never pay attention to what others say about me, because if I let negativity to enter into my life, I can't follow my route, my path."




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    Madonna's family has just gotten bigger, now that the pop star has legally won the right to adopt a daughter from Malawi.

    "I am extremely grateful for the Supreme Court's ruling on my application to adopt Mercy James. I am ecstatic ... My family and I look forward to sharing our lives with her," Madonna said in a statement through her spokesperson Friday.

    Preparations are already underway to bring Chifundo "Mercy" James, 3, from the African country to America private jet, after the singer stayed up throughout the night hoping for a courtroom victory.

    "It's the early hours in New York now but my client has been awake all night waiting for this," Madonna's Malawi lawyer, Alan Chinula, tells PEOPLE. The attorney spoke to his client as soon as the ruling was made official, at around 2 a.m. her time Friday. "She was ecstatic when I broke the news to her. She said, 'Thank heavens.' "

    Chinula says he is "now awaiting instructions from New York to start preparing travel arrangements for Mercy. I have to be there for her passports and everything."

    It is likely to take three to five days before the paperwork is ready and the child is able to leave and join fellow adoptee David, also 3. He was formally adopted in 2008 after some controversy and legal challenges.




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