March 18, 2013 |
For the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night, Madonna put together an outfit reminiscent of a Boy Scout: navy shirt with badges, shorts, neckerchief, hat. And fingerless gloves. "I wanted to be a Boy Scout and they wouldn't let me," she said. The event honored newscaster Anderson Cooper. [The Cut] Wal-Mart reportedly is considering phasing out goods sourced in Bangladesh, scene of a fatal factory fire last fall. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge attended Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at the Prestbury Park Races on Friday.
January 31, 2013 |
A Renaissance-era panel by the artist Botticelli depicting the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and a young John the Baptist sold for $10.4 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Wednesday. The work was labeled the "Rockefeller Madonna" by the auction house because it was once owned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. AT THE AUCTION: Can you guess the price? The sale was part of a larger sale of Renaissance work that brought in a total of $42.6 million. The Botticelli work was estimated to sell for $5 million to $7 million.
January 13, 2013 |
As a sign she may be getting serious about selling, Madonna has put her mansion in Beverly Hills up for sale in the Multiple Listing Service at $22.5 million. The property was being shown privately last year as a pocket listing, area real estate agents reported. During her nearly decade of ownership, the pop icon rebuilt and expanded the estate, completing it in 2010. The gabled-roofed behemoth sits behind gates on 1.17 acres of landscaped grounds. The compound, accessed by a 500-foot tree-lined driveway, includes a nine-bedroom main house, two guesthouses, a resort-size swimming pool and a tennis court.
January 11, 2013 |
Hit the road, Jack. That may well be the take-away for musicians when reading Calendar's annual Ultimate Top 10 list, a ranking that combines income from recordings as well as the concert box office to show who had the most lucrative years according to numbers reported by Nielsen SoundScan and the concert industry-tracking publication Pollstar. Since the Ultimate Top 10 began in 1998, there's often been a sizable split between the acts that make their nut from touring and those earning most of their money at physical and virtual cash registers from recordings.
January 8, 2013 |
Madonna has put her mansion in Beverly Hills up for sale in the Multiple Listing Service at $22.5 million. During her nearly decade of ownership, the pop icon has extensively remodeled and expanded the estate, which sits behind gates on 1.25 acres of landscaped grounds. The compound includes a 500-foot tree-lined driveway, a nine-bedroom main house, two guesthouses, a resort-size swimming pool and a tennis court. There is a two-story dining room, a gym, a theater/screening room and 17,000 square feet of living space.
December 28, 2012
Taylor Swift's "Red" appeared to be the music gift of choice among last-minute shoppers, posting a sixth week in the No. 1 slot on the pop music charts in the final week before Christmas and adding 276,000 copies to its total, which is closing in on 3 million. Rapper T.I. came in with the highest chart debut of the week, his new "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" landing at No. 2 with 179,000 copies, just edging out Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," which dropped one slot to No. 3 on second-week sales of 178,000 copies.