April 2nd, 2010
02:14 PM ET

CNN confirms Madonna's former manager Caresse Henry has died

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CNN received the following statement from Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, regarding the passing of Caresse Henry.

Caresse Henry, 44, of Laguna Beach, California died suddenly on March 31st in Irvine, California. Despite rumors to the contrary, the cause of death has not been determined and is currently under investigation. Born in Los Angeles, Ms. Henry managed Madonna’s career for 10 years. She went on to briefly manage Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, Joss Stone, Paula Abdul and Andrew Dice Clay. Henry is survived by her two children, Honour Kristen Norman and Ava Caresse Hinojosa who both reside in Los Angeles. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Yvette and Steve Dobbie of Laguna Beach, brother Patrick Henry, Jr. of San Diego, mother Angelica Henry of Newport Beach and father Patrick Henry, Sr. of Wexford, Ireland. Services will be held on Friday, April 9th at ll:00 am at St. Paul’s Church in Westwood, California. “The family has requested that their privacy be respected during this difficult time,” stated Liz Rosenberg, longtime friend and spokeperson for the family.

Filed under: Celebrities • Madonna
February 24th, 2010
11:01 AM ET

Official Madonna iPhone app totally cool, and totally free

Like a Twitter account, an iPhone app is a celebrity (or faux-celebrity) must-have.

Within the past year, there's been a slew of them: Diddy's app lets you know where he likes to eat; rapper Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em's app lets the user remix his songs; T-Pain's gives the gift of Auto-Tune and Britney Spears’s “It’s Britney!” app blurts out an expletive when you shake it.

Thrilling stuff, but the Material Girl's new official iPhone app just may top them all. FULL POST

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Filed under: Madonna • Music
January 25th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

Hollywood and Haiti: Who's giving what?

One of the commenters today on our Haiti telethon blog post made an interesting request: "I would like to see a list of all the Hollywood types who have contributed to this telethon and how much they contributed.  Actions speak louder than words (or performances)."

Of course, as other posters noted, those performances were aimed at increasing donations, by getting more people to tune in to the telethon.  In addition, many celebrities are donating their time to raising funds and awareness for the cause, such as Ben Stiller's fundraising through Save The Children for a school in Haiti. And, as unlikely as it may seem, some celebs may have contributed without putting out press releases.

Nevertheless, this sounded like a "Find The Good" challenge, so here's what I've been able to dig up.  This list is by no means complete, or in any kind of order, but it should provide an idea of who's giving what.

December 11th, 2009
01:15 PM ET

The greatest gay icons of all time

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Iconic movie star Judy Garland and iconic musician Elton John have been crowned the greatest gay icons of all time.

In an online poll of 5,000 gay men and women, survey service OnePoll.com found that the “Wizard of Oz” starlet and piano playing singer are tops in the gay community.

Queen front-man Freddie Mercury came in second on the male icon list and soccer star David Beckham (who is not gay) came in at number 10.

On the lady list Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Cher and Garland’s daughter Liza Minnelli rounded out the top five.

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September 2nd, 2009
08:55 AM ET

Madonna's video out (and free)

Want to see Madonna's "Celebration" music video? Get a sneak peek here. Also, Justin Timberlake plays the son of a baseball legend, played by Jeff Bridges, in the film "The Open Road." Catch up on the latest Hollywood news in The Buzz:

Filed under: Justin Timberlake • Madonna • Music
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