In grade one, my most challenging assignment was to create a string necklace out of 100 Cheerios, to celebrate our 100th day in class. The amount of precision and numerical skills necessary was astounding. And while I did get a cool necklace at the end of the day, I still think I would have preferred learning an 80s pop culture hit.
We’ve already established that Mr. Avina is the COOLEST teacher ever. Months ago we found a video in which his class performs Madonna’s “Vogue,” complete with choreography. This round, his class learned another one of her hits, “Material Girl.”
The song is a part of a play called “The Lonely Prince,” performed by the LAUSD’s Olympic Primary Center class. The play is being performed as a final project for their language arts unit on friendship.
In this scene, maids and butlers bring the prince a bunch of toys, but no matter what they bring, he remains bored and unhappy. It’s not until much later, when he finds a friend, that he understands material objects will not bring him happiness.
The full play, featuring other musical numbers, will debut on YouTube on Nov. 2, 2012. [@artavina]
Watch it here:
It was only a couple weeks ago that Madonna made controversial comments about MDMA at her concert to young fans, so it’s kind of ironic that she’d be angry at her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes for smoking a cigarette.
The teen’s rebellious moment was naturally caught on camera since she’s followed practically everywhere and quickly went viral.
“[I] wasn’t very happy,” Madonna said in an interview with Rock Center’s Harry Smith. “Honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher.”
Madonna has a right to be angry since smoking is a dirty habit but at the same time, the Material Girl smokes in her new video for Girl Gone Wild. Still, she insists her daughter didn’t pick up the habit from her. ”I don’t smoke, that’s just an accessory. There’s a difference. She smoked that cigarette before I did that video. She didn’t get that for me.”
I’m sure she doesn’t smoke since the lady looks fab at 53 but she’s still a role model for millions of young girls, especially her own daughter.
Watch the interview here: