Jumat, 07 Desember 2007

Madonna's Material World in Need of Expansion (E! Online)

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Madonna has officially been caulk-blocked.

The erstwhile Material Girl has filed a complaint against the management of her Central Park West co-op, claiming the luxury buildings board has unlawfully held up her purchase of the vacated apartment adjacent to her seventh-floor digs.

In the two-page summons filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Madonna accuses Midboro Management of breach of contract. The 49-year-old singer says she was hoping for a quicker turnaround on the sale so she can expand her existing 6,000-square-foot duplex into the neighboring unit.

Midboro Management has yet to respond to Madonnas complaint.

Madonna asks the court to accelerate the sale and to force the management company to pay her legal bills. Along with the new apartment, shes also seeking the 868 co-op shares that come with the space

While Madonna and her entourage--these days consisting of hubby Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes and sons Rocco and David--currently claim London as their home base, the singer has owned the New York apartment since 1985, after she was rejected by the board of the nearby historic San Remo apartments.

It may have been just as well.

Earlier this year, San Remo resident Bono petitioned his board, complaining that fireplace smoke from the buildings apartments was emptying into his digs, causing potentially serious problems for his asthma-suffering child.

Meanwhile, the queen of pop also setting the record straight on her upcoming album, denying reports that the highly-anticipated release has been given either a title or release date.

On Thursdays edition of the Sirius Satellite Radio show OutQ, it was announced that Madonnas final studio album for Warner Bros. would be dubbed Licorice and be released in late April.

Host Larry Flick, a former Billboard editor, also previewed supposed songs from the album, Candy Shop, and The Beat Goes On, the latter of which purportedly featured Kanye West.

However, longtime Madonna mouthpiece Liz Rosenberg denied the accuracy of his broadcast.

Sirius does not know what they are talking about, she told Reuters. Wrong title. Release date wrong etc.

The album, whatever its name, will mark Madonnas penultimate release under her Warners contract, with the final album set to be a greatest-hits compilation.

Following its release, whenever that may be, Madonna will be free to begin recording for Artist Nation, a new label launched by concert promoter Live Nation, as part of her much-heralded 10-year, $120-million deal.

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