Madonna will host the official grand opening of her first Hard Candy Fitness® location in Berlin on Thursday, October 17th, 2013.

Madonna is scheduled to teach her signature Addicted to Sweat cardio based dance class in the club with the Hard Candy Fitness Dance Team as part of the festivities.

Hard Candy Fitness Berlin will be holding a contest in which randomly selected entrants will be able to audition for the workout. Anyone can enter, and all entries will be taken online or at the club. On Thursday, October 17, the selected winners will work with the Hard Candy Fitness Dance Team to learn the Addicted to Sweat training routine. The event will culminate with Madonna leading the class in the workout.

Madonna commented…

I’m looking forward to getting Berlin ‘Addicted to Sweat’ and am excited to be attending the grand opening the first of several Hard Candy Fitness Clubs in Germany.

The club, located at Clayallee 171-177, will be the first of several Hard Candy Fitness locations in the city developed in partnership with fitness entrepreneurs Dr. Jürgen Jopp and Ralf Jopp.

The club boasts a 25-meter pool, steam room, sauna, café, and three large terraces providing plenty of space to exercise and outdoor relaxation. The facility spans almost 2,500 square meters, allowing members to enjoy stunning views of the man-made lake specially created for the new Fünf Morgen Urban Village. Members also have access to the most revolutionary strength equipment and free weights, along with dedicated spaces for personal training, group cycling, yoga, Pilates, and a large group fitness studio with floor to ceiling windows.

Dr. Jürgen Jopp stated…

We are thrilled to bring this unique and dynamic fitness brand to Germany, and are honored to have Madonna host our official grand opening.

Hard Candy Fitness, founded in partnership with Madonna and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), recently announced the opening of Hard Candy Fitness clubs in Toronto and two clubs in Rome. These new locations follow current locations in Sydney, Santiago, Mexico City, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia. The brand is expected to announce the opening of multiple locations this year as it continues its expansion into destination cities around the world.

For more information about Hard Candy Fitness Berlin and exclusive membership opportunities, visit For more information about entering for a chance to be part of the auditions, visit the above website or visit the club at Clayallee 171-177, 14195, Berlin.

Madonna I love you

That is a catchphrase that’s often associated with me. I made a documentary film with this title, and it has stuck to me like flypaper ever since. It’s a fun game to play if you’re in the mood to take risks, and usually I am. However, you have to play with a clever group of people. Otherwise you’ll find yourself French-kissing everyone in the room or giving blow jobs to Evian bottles!

People usually choose “truth” when it’s their turn because you can tell a lie about yourself and no one will be the wiser, but when you are dared to do something, you have to actually do it. And doing something daring is a rather scary proposition for most people. Yet for some strange reason, it has become my raison d’être.

That may sound rather extremist, but growing up in a suburb in the Midwest was all I needed to understand that the world was divided into two categories: people who followed the status quo and played it safe, and people who threw convention out the window and danced to the beat of a different drum. I hurled myself into the second category, and soon discovered that being a rebel and not conforming doesn’t make you very popular. In fact, it does the opposite. You are viewed as a suspicious character. A troublemaker. Someone dangerous.

When you’re 15, this can feel a little uncomfortable. Teenagers want to fit in on one hand and be rebellious on the other. Drinking beer and smoking weed in the parking lot of my high school was not my idea of being rebellious, because that’s what everybody did. And I never wanted to do what everybody did. I thought it was cooler to not shave my legs or under my arms. I mean, why did God give us hair there anyways? Why didn’t guys have to shave there? Why was it accepted in Europe but not in America? No one could answer my questions in a satisfactory manner, so I pushed the envelope even further. I refused to wear makeup and tied scarves around my head like a Russian peasant. I did the opposite of what all the other girls were doing, and I turned myself into a real man repeller. I dared people to like me and my nonconformity.

That didn’t go very well. Most people thought I was strange. I didn’t have many friends; I might not have had any friends. But it all turned out good in the end, because when you aren’t popular and you don’t have a social life, it gives you more time to focus on your future. And for me, that was going to New York to become a REAL artist. To be able to express myself in a city of nonconformists. To revel and shimmy and shake in a world and be surrounded by daring people.

New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.

The tall buildings and the massive scale of New York took my breath away. The sizzling-hot sidewalks and the noise of the traffic and the electricity of the people rushing by me on the streets was a shockto my neurotransmitters. I felt like I had plugged into another universe. I felt like a warrior plunging my way through the crowds to survive. Blood pumping through my veins, I was poised for survival. I felt alive.

And all the homeless people on the street. This wasn’t anything I prepared for in Rochester, Michigan. Trying to be a professional dancer, paying my rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal. I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going. Sometimes I would play the victim and cry in my shoe box of a bedroom with a window that faced a wall, watching the pigeons crap on my windowsill. And I wondered if it was all worth it, but then I would pull myself together and look at a postcard of Frida Kahlo taped to my wall, and the sight of her mustache consoled me. Because she was an artist who didn’t care what people thought. I admired her. She was daring. People gave her a hard time. Life gave her a hard time. If she could do it, then so could I.

When you’re 25, it’s a little bit easier to be daring, especially if you are a pop star, because eccentric behavior is expected from you. By then I was shaving under my arms, but I was also wearing as many crucifixes around my neck as I could carry, and telling people in interviews that I did it because I thought Jesus was hot. Well, he was hot to me, but I also said it to be provocative. I have a funny relationship with religion. I’m a big believer in ritualistic behavior as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody. But I’m not a big fan of rules. And yet we cannot live in a world without order. But for me, there is a difference between rules and order. Rules people follow without question. Order is what happens when words and actions bring people together, not tear them apart. Yes, I like to provoke; it’s in my DNA. But nine times out of 10, there’s a reason for it.

At 35, I was divorced and looking for love in all the wrong places. I decided that I needed to be more than a girl with gold teeth and gangster boyfriends. More than a provocateur imploring girls not to go for second-best baby. I began to search for meaning and a real sense of purpose in life. I wanted to be a mother, but I realized that just because I was a freedom fighter didn’t mean I was qualified to raise a child. I decided I needed to have a spiritual life. That’s when I discovered Kabbalah.

They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears, and I’m afraid that cliché applied to me as well. That was the next daring period of my life. In the beginning I sat at the back of the classroom. I was usually the only female. Everyone looked very serious. Most of the men wore suits and kippahs. No one noticed me and no one seemed to care, and that suited me just fine. What the teacher was saying blew my mind. Resonated with me. Inspired me. We were talking about God and heaven and hell, but I didn’t feel like religious dogma was being shoved down my throat. I was learning about science and quantum physics. I was reading Aramaic. I was studying history. I was introduced to an ancient wisdom that I could apply to my life in a practical way. And for once, questions and debate were encouraged. This was my kind of place.

When the world discovered I was studying Kabbalah, I was accused of joining a cult. I was accused of being brainwashed. Of giving away all my money. I was accused of all sorts of crazy things. If I became a Buddhist—put an altar in my house and started chanting “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo”—no one would have bothered me at all. I mean no disrespect to Buddhists, but Kabbalah really freaked people out. It still does. Now, you would think that studying the mystical interpretation of the Old Testament and trying to understand the secrets of the universe was a harmless thing to do. I wasn’t hurting anybody. Just going to class, taking notes in my spiral notebook, contemplating my future. I was actually trying to become a better person.

When I was 45, I was married again, with two children and living in England. I consider moving to a foreign country to be a very daring act. It wasn’t easy for me. Just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean we speak the same language. I didn’t understand that there was still a class system. I didn’t understand pub culture. I didn’t understand that being openly ambitious was frowned upon. Once again I felt alone. But I stuck it out and I found my way, and I grew to love English wit, Georgian architecture, sticky toffee pudding, and the English countryside. There is nothing more beautiful than the English countryside.

Then I decided that I had an embarrassment of riches and that there were too many children in the world without parents or families to love them. I applied to an international adoption agency and went through all the bureaucracy, testing, and waiting that everyone else goes through when they adopt. As fate would have it, in the middle of this process a woman reached out to me from a small country in Africa called Malawi, and told me about the millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Before you could say “Zikomo Kwambiri,” I was in the airport in Lilongwe heading to an orphanage in Mchinji, where I met my son David. And that was the beginning of another daring chapter of my life. I didn’t know that trying to adopt a child was going to land me in another crap storm. But it did. I was accused of kidnapping, child trafficking, using my celebrity muscle to jump ahead in the line, bribing government officials, witchcraft, you name it. Certainly I had done something illegal!

This was an eye-opening experience. A real low point in my life. I could get my head around people giving me a hard time for simulating onstage or publishing my Hot book, even kissing Britney Spears at an awards show, but trying to save a child’s life was not something I thought I would be punished for. Friends tried to cheer me up by telling me to think of it all as labor pains that we all have to go through when we give birth. This was vaguely comforting. In any case, I got through it. I survived.

When I adopted Mercy James, I put my armor on. I tried to be more prepared. I braced myself. This time I was accused by a female Malawian judge that because I was divorced, I was an unfit mother. I fought the supreme court and I won. It took almost another year and many lawyers. I still got the crap kicked out of me, but it didn’t hurt as much. And looking back, I do not regret one moment of the fight..

Ten years later, here I am, divorced and living in New York. I have been blessed with four amazing children. I try to teach them to think outside the box. To be daring. To choose to do things because they are the right thing to do, not because everybody else is doing them. I have started making films, which is probably the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done. I am building schools for girls in Islamic countries and studying the Qur’an. I think it is important to study all the holy books. As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn’t agree more. To some people this is a very daring thought.

As life goes on (and thank goodness it has), the idea of being daring has become the norm for me. Of course, this is all about perception because asking questions, challenging people’s ideas and belief systems, and defending those who don’t have a voice have become a part of my everyday life. In my book, it is normal.

In my book, everyone is doing something daring. Please open this book. I dare you.

Why I Use Hostgator VPS

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Hostgator VPS Level 1 and Level 2 don’t have (cpanel or plesk), which means it’s hard to manage unless you have good knowledge on Linux and Apache. In general, we recommend them for legacy application, and batch processing application. It’s not a good option to host web sites. Starting at Level 3, Hostgator are offering Plesk free for the first year and its customers will receive Fully Managed support from them, which means Hostgator will handle any issue or VPS configuration request you may have. (Level 1 and Level 2 VPS are un-managed).

HostGator VPS Level 3 is sold at $49.95/month, including 1 CPU wiht 1.13GHZ computing capability, 768 MB memory, 30 GB disk space, and 500GB bandwidth. Considering Hostgator’s customer support, world-class data and high-performance web server. The price still looks quite good, especially for businesses.

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This Tuesday, October 8th at 4:30PM EST Madonna will host a ‘live art curation’ accepting and providing input on artistic submissions for the #ArtForFreedom movement.

Madonna and VICE created this platform to give people around the world an opportunity to answer the question: “What Does Freedom Mean To You?”. Madonna and Steven Klein premiered their project #SecretProjectRevolution to the world last week, as the first submission for the #ArtforFreedom platform.

The Twitter community is invited to submit images, videos, music and poetry by including #ArtForFreedom in their tweet expressing their personal meaning of Freedom and Revolution. Submissions will begin Friday, October 4th to be part of the ‘live curation’.

Madonna will be curating the submissions in real-time via her official account Join the revolution!

For more information on Art For Freedom go to — with Ashwin Ebeye and 9 others.

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Year 2013

While she may not have released a new album this year, 2013 brought us lots of Madonna news! Let’s take a look back at the year that brought us Grillz, SECRET PROJECT, and more MDNA.

As is becoming a tradition, Madonna spent the New Year in Gstaad, Swizerland. Perfecting her skills at skiing during the day. Most of January was quiet.

February started off with a bang when Madonna posted her first official Instagram selfie. Madonna has used the popular social media service to connect with her fans on a daily basis.

February also brought us a first look at the MDNA Tour DVD footage, when trainer Nicole Winhoffer was interviewed by Good Morning America. Though the rough footage ended up using different angles than were actually included in the official release, fans were given a nice sneak peek of how the final product would end up looking.

Also in February was the annual Kabbalah Centre Purim Party which Madonna attended in Los Angeles wearing a brunette wig.

In March, Madonna made her first official appearance of 2013 at The GLAAD Awards in New York City. Dressed as a boy scout, the queen of pop presented Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award in honor of his contributions to promoting equality in media and journalism.

Madonna welcomed the spring by heading to Malawi in the beginning of April. Her humanitarian mission brought her back to the orphanage where she met her two adoptive children David and Mercy. She inspected the progress of the schools that Raising Malawi (no longer affiliated with the Kabbalah Centre), in partnership with BuildON, helped to fund. She also spent a considerable amount of time at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, where she urged people to support her “hero” Dr. David Borgstein, chief pediatrician of the facility.

Unfortunately, no trip to Malawi is complete without controversy. Malawian officials questioned Madonna’s involvement in the building of the schools, and President Joyce Banda was quoted slamming Madonna’s arrival and apparent expectations for royal treatment. Madonna reached out to President Banda for a meeting, but her request was ignored. Madonna responded to her critics in the country by saying “My reasons of being here haven’t changed, I have been here (in Malawi) for seven years and I have seen a lot of changes to the better. My goal will always be for the children of Malawi.” Madonna issued a full statement regarding her commitment to Malawi when she returned to America.

While Madonna was in Malawi, we the fans were growing impatient waiting for news about the MDNA Tour DVD and fake rumors were flooding the internet – bogus claims, release dates, run times, covers and titles all taught us the importance of waiting for official press releases about upcoming projects.

In May the cold of winter had faded, and Madonna continued to work on her major projects of the year – The MDNA Tour DVD and SECRETPROJECT REVOLUTION. She took a break from her work to appear at the Annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York decked out in full “Madonna Punk Chic”. There, she was reported to have partied the night away into dawn with other A-List celebrities, all of whom were in awe of being in the presence of such a legend.

The following day it was announced that Madonna would be honored with a Billboard Music Award for her achievement of Top Touring Artist of 2012. It was also announced on May 9 that The MDNA Tour would premiere on June 22 on premium cable network EPIX. As they hurried to finish the final film, Madonna posted several teaser images on her Instagram account. On May 17, Entertainment Tonight posted the first clip from the DVD, a 2 minute snippet from Give Me All Your Luvin, which astute fans noticed was not the same footage as was shown earlier in the year on Good Morning America.

On May 19, Madonna jetted to Las Vegas to pick up her Billboard Award. There, a two minute “trailer” of the MDNA Tour DVD was broadcast live to the world.

June was another busy month for Madonna. Starting with a concentration of further humanitarian efforts, she appeared at the Chime For Change benefit in the London on June 1. Speaking about the importance of education and starting a revolution, Madonna was joined on stage by Humaira Bachal, an education activist from Karachi, Pakistan. She asked viewers to help contribute to the building of a new and bigger school for Humaira’s students and personally committed to funding the completion of the school’s construction if viewers funded the first floor.

When she returned from the UK, it was back to work promoting the MDNA Tour DVD. Along with a special “Workout with Madonna” contest, EPIX hosted a special premiere screening of the tour film on June 18 at New York City’s Paris Theatre. Dressed in a full Dietrich inspired tuxedo, Madonna hosted a Q + A with her fans about life on the road, the making of the DVD, and plans for the future.

The rest of the summer was spent focusing on her upcoming SECRETPROJECT and finding time for relaxation. In July, Madonna and family headed to Europe, where Madonna would spend her birthday with French Revolution themed bash in the south of France.

The summer marked the beginning of the GRILLZ era. After doing a photo shoot with Terry Richardson for Harpers Bazaar, Madonna was frequently spotted sporting her favorite fashion accessory – gold plated Grillz for her teeth. Following their appearance the opening of Hard Candy Fitness in Rome (and the outpour of disgust over them from many of her fans), Madonna took to Instagram to tell the world “The Grilzz Are here to. Stay! So There! If you Don’t like don’t follow!”

September was focused on SECRETPROJECT, something fans had been hearing about since last December, but still had absolutely no idea what it would be. Madonna used social media once again to connect with her fans by participating in a Reddit “Ask Madonna Anything” event.

The SECRETPROJECT REVOLUTION was released on September 24 in collaboration with VICE and BITTORENT. A 17 minute film directed by Steven Klein, Madonna urges the world to get out and start a “Revolution of Love”. Screenings were held around the world projected onto buildings for anyone to come out and see. It debuted in conjunction with the launch of a digital initiative called Art for Freedom, which encourages others to submit video, music, poetry and photography that addresses persecution around the world and the personal meaning of freedom and revolution. A star-studded premiere event was held in New York at the Gagosian Gallery. There, Madonna debuted the film and showcased a number of dance performances. She took the stage at the end of the “show” to sing a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars”.

In conjunction with the release of SECRETPROJECT, Madonna graced the cover of Harpers Bazaar in October. Her only magazine shoot of the year, by Terry Richardson, the issue included an article penned by Madonna herself. The article itself was a stunning glimpse of Madonna’s struggle with being daring and defying the world’s conventions. She talks openly about her childhood, her move to New York City in the 80′s (and the rape she suffered during this time), her struggles being married, and her passion to teach the world to think outside the box.

In November Madonna took a trip with ex-husband Sean Penn to Haiti to view the reconstruction efforts in the impoverished country. Through Instagram, Madonna engaged fans in her experience in Haiti, posting photos of the country’s inspiring children and various locales such as the beach of Ile-a-Vache, an island off the southwestern peninsula of Haiti. She encouraged fans to support J/P HRO programs which provide health care, education, construction and the safe return to permanent housing for displaced earthquake survivors residing in the Petionville Camp.

In Madonna’s personal life, it was officially announced in December that Madonna had split with her boyfriend of 3 years, dancer Brahim Zaibat. At the same time Forbes announced that Madonna topped several lists as a top earner of 2013. Before heading to her annual ski holiday in Switzerland, Madonna made surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live on December 21. appeared as herself in the skit The Barry Gibb Talk Show’” alongside Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

2013 marked so many memorable successes in Madonna’s career. As always with Madonna, you never know what to expect from her, and we know we will be saying the same in 2014. Surely she is cooking up new ideas and projects. Our fingers are crossed for new music in the new year. Tonight we raise a toast to the woman who continues to thrill and exhilarate her fans worldwide, and to the fans that keep her on top – right where she belongs!



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Miley Cyrus

“MTV Unplugged” returned on Wednesday with Miley Cyrus center stage. Madonna was on hand for the Western-themed performance, too, complete with a little grinding action. The pair of headline-grabbing singers delved into a medley of Madonna’s hit “Don’t Tell Me” and Cyrus’ recent smash “We Can’t Stop.” And while the shock value was low, the performance’s energy was high.

The event was something of a milestone for Cyrus, who has acknowledged Madonna as a creative influence. “Madonna always reinvents herself, and that’s what I want to do,” Cyrus told People in 2008, when she was still on “Hannah Montana.”

And reinvent herself she did with the country-influenced “Unplugged” episode that had Cyrus clad in an all-denim ensemble. Madonna and Cyrus weaved their hits together, synchronized some choreography and — even if the vocals got a little shoddy toward the mashup’s end — staged an impressive collaboration that didn’t rely on the amplified production values associated with their typical performances.

Apparently, Madonna let loose on set. BuzzFeed senior entertainment editor Jarett Wieselman was among a handful of Los Angeles-based journalists who attended Tuesday’s taping, and he shared an insider tidbit on Twitter while “Unplugged” aired.

The divas reportedly had to perform their mashup twice due to technical difficulties, which could explain the dip in vocal quality toward the end. Still, at 55, Madonna easily holds her own against 21-year-old Cyrus.