Say what you will about Madonna. This lady is always up for a good cause.
The music legend took to the Twickenham Stadium stage in London on Saturday for the Chime for Change: the Sound of Change live concert. The fundraiser, thrown by the Chime for Change organization, is dedicated to the promotion of education and awareness of injustices towards girls.
Madge gave a moving ten minute speech in which she announced the added efforts of her Ray of Light Foundation in support of girls’ education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also said:
If you're a bookworm AND a fan of Hillary Clinton, then we have some VERY exciting news for you!
The former Secretary of State has inked a deal to write her fifth book with Simon & Schuster publishing company due next year!
The book doesn't have a title yet and there haven't been any details on how much the deal is worth, but we do know that the book will mostly be about foreign affairs and Hillary's experiences working alongside President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.
While Madonna has been busy attending the schools she helped build in Malawi, she now wants to help girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan get an education, and she's doing it by auctioning off her Fernand Leger Trois femmes à la table rouge painting in order to raise $$$ for the Ray of Light Foundation.
Her Majesty bought Leger's painting back in 1990 at Sotheby's, and considering that it's worth a cool $5-$7 million now, she felt that handing it off to the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale would be AH-MAYZING because she can help girls get their learn on.
Angelina Jolie just opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan that was funded by her jewelry line, Style of Jolie, and we think this is magnificent!!
The Tourist actress' new school in located outside of Kabul, and according to Jolie, she stationed it there because of the high refugee population and because the area typically favors male education over female studies.
Gucci Mane has had an arrest warrant issued against him for a March 15th incident at an Atlanta nightclub, during which he allegedly beat a soldier over the head with a bottle, for which he needed ten stitches…and all because the poor guy wanted a picture with his favorite rapper!
The man, who only arrived back from serving in Afghanistan in October, reported to police that he was celebrating his birthday at Harlem Nights when he approached the security guard in front of the VIP section to ask for a photo.
As he explains:
"I was speaking to the security guard, and Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle. And as I looked at him in the shock of why, one of his friends hit me in the side of my face."