Madonna news - Aug. 2010


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10 August - Madonna power helps at Macy's
Macy's delivered a July fireworks show for investors [Thursday] - with a little help from Madonna.
The nation's biggest department store reported a better-than-expected 7.3-percent increase in July same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year.
While other retailers, including rival JC Penney, were singing the back-to-school blues with sluggish monthly sales reports, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren said the season is "off to a great start."
Lundgren cited the "phenomenal launch" of the new "Material Girl" fashion line, designed by Madonna and her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes. Aimed at teenage girls, the 1980s-inspired line will include clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry.
On Tuesday, Macy's launched the collection at the company's flagship store on Herald Square with a performance by pop star Taylor Momsen, who drew throngs of girls dressed up like Madonna. Macy's shares yesterday rose 34 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $19.78. (source: NY Post)


03 August - Material Girl fashion line available today
Taylor Momsen for Material GirlThe wait is finally over! Material Girl, the juniors clothing line designed by Madonna and daughter Lourdes, is hitting Macy's stores and Macys.com today — just in time for back-to-school shopping! And to celebrate the arrival of the stylish assortment of accessories, minidresses, skinny jeans, and on-trend jackets, Macy's is hosting a fashionable array of not-to-miss Madonna-inspired events and giveaways. The first 200 customers to line up at six select Macy’s locations will receive a free bandeau top from the "Material Girl" collection and a $10 Macy's gift card to shop the collection on Tuesday. And that’s not all– die-hard fans who get to the six select stores between 10 AM and 12 PM will also have a chance to receive a Madonna-autographed "Material Girl" tees! Lucky N.Y.C. Material Girls will be treated to a live concert by the label’s new spokemodel, Gossip Girl star and The Pretty Reckless lead singer Taylor Momsen in the retailer's Herald Square store Tuesday night! Visit Macys.com for more info and store listings. (source: People Magazine)


02 August - Madonna in Paris to direct her new movie
The Material Girl is illuminating the City of Light, where she's shooting her latest film, W.E. Dressed all in black and heavily accessorized in dark shades, a hat and a patterned scarf, Madonna directed Saturday's shoot in Paris' tony 6th district.
The 51-year-old singer made her directorial debut in 2008 with Filth and Wisdom, about a Ukrainian cross-dressing punk-rocker.
Madonna is not the only U.S. star to film in the French capital this summer.
Last week, Woody Allen was shooting his "Midnight in Paris" on location near the Pantheon and in a park behind Notre Dame cathedral. The film, starring Owen Wilson, also includes a performance by France's first lady, model-turned-singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. (source: AP via Yahoo)

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