Lily Allen has branded Madonna “the most over-rated person in pop history”, telling GQ magazine: “I haven’t got anything against her at all but I don’t think anything she’s done since the early Eighties has really been, like, ‘wow’. She might have meant something once but I don’t know many people my age who care.”
Madonna Is Madge-nificent
July 30, 2006 – Victoria Newton of The Sun weighed in on Madonna’s gig at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. “She has been attacked for charging £150 per ticket but last night Madonna proved she is worth every penny,” Newton said, and added, “I might be biased because I’m a Madonna fan but I challenge anyone to name an artist who can put on a more spectacular show.” Read more, including photos from the gig, here.
Final Total Madonna North American Tour Gross
July 26, 2006 – Contributed Anonymously: Here are the final totals for the sold out North American leg of Madonna’s Confessions Tour, according to Billboard Box Score.
**The tour visited 13 cities total, totals do not include merch. sales.
$ 7,686,380 LA (Forum)
$ 7,257,750 Las Vegas
$ 4,761,555 San Jose
$ 2,804,583 LA (Staples)
$ 3,749,800 Fresno
$ 4,890,090 Phoenix
$ 9,271,790 Chicago
$ 5,670,150 Montréal
$ 3,451,235 Hartford
$16,507,855 New York
$ 6,337,115 Boston
$ 4,639,775 Philadelphia
$ 3,246,100 Atlantic City
$ 5,568,485 Miami
$85,842,663 North American Total
When She Brings Home The Bacon
July 25, 2006 – CNN Headline News ‘Showbiz Tonight’ host Brooke Anderson looked at the role of female breadwinners in a relationship, including Britney Spears and hubby Kevin Federline. Hilary Black of Tango magazine said K-Fed “is branching out in almost embarrassing ways to try and assert himself professionally, but it’s so clear what the psychology is.” The report, which also mentioned how Madonna and Guy Ritchie have made it work, has since been removed from CNN.com.
Is Madonna Being Dixie Chick’d By Clear Channel?
July 25, 2006 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports that because Madonna’s ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ singles have been hits around the world, but have struggled in America, some fans are alleging that radio stations owned by Clear Channel – a company with strong ties to the Republican party – are refusing to play her music because of the pop star’s comments blasting George Bush and the war in Iraq. Read more.
Madonna And Family Hit The Beach
July 24, 2006 – Madonna took a break from her sold-out Confessions Tour by frolicking in the warm waters of Miami Beach with her husband and kids over the weekend. TMZ.com has since removed the video.
NBC To Broadcast ‘Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live’ In November
July 21, 2006 – NBC announced Friday (July 21) that the network will broadcast ‘Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live’ – a two-hour special set to air in November 2006. The special will be taped this summer at Wembley Stadium in London, England during her worldwide sold-out 25-city ‘Confessions Tour’ and marks the first-ever broadcast network performance by the singer. “Madonna is one of the greatest artists of our time and never fails to generate excitement,” said Kevin Reilly, NBC Entertainment President. “We think this is going to be a big event for television.”