Madonna’s long-term spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg has quit to move onto representing new and emerging acts on the Warner Bros label. Liz stated, “We had reached the top of the mountain. Our relationship had been so close and vital. I had never before imagined it ending. But then the real world came to an end with the World Trade Center disaster. I decided I wasn’t in a position to sustain the emotional commitment necessary to stand between Madonna and the media. I’ve given everything I can.”
Rosenberg insists the two will still remain friends “I love her, cherish her and lovingly say goodbye. Our friendship will remain.”
In explaining her decision to continue working for Warner, Rosenberg stated, “Now I get a chance to work with some of Warner’s new emerging artists. There will be life after Madonna. And I get to work with Cher on her new album.”
Madonna Rages Over Airport Delay
September 26, 2001 – The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Norme Clark reports Madonna flew into a rage after learning during her final staff briefing on the Drowned World tour that she’d have to get to the airport 3 hours early to catch her chartered plane, likely because of the new security measures in place at airports following the September 11 attacks.
Madonna Urges Peace at Friday Show
September 15, 2001 – Madonna told the crowd last night at the Staples Center, “Last night, we had a moment’s prayer for everybody who died on Tuesday. Tonight I’d like to say a prayer for peace, Violence begets violence, and I don’t know about you, but I want to live a long and happy life, and I want my kids to live a long and happy life.” Madonna also asked the crowd who was chanting “USA! USA!” to think globally rather than locally.
Madonna’s Remarks May Cause Negative Feelings
September 15, 2001 – Madonna donated proceeds to her LA concert Thursday to benefit children that were orphaned following the tragic terrorist attacks Tuesday in the United States that killed thousands of parents. Madonna’s comments though may have upset many in the same respect, albeit to a much lesser extent, as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell’s did the same day.
Madonna told the crowd at the Staples Center, “I think that each and every one of us should look inside our own hearts and examine our own personal acts of terrorism, hatred, intolerance, negativity, the list goes on and on.”
“We’re all responsible. It’s not just Bin Laden, it’s all of us, we’ve all contributed to hatred in the world today.”
Madonna Concert Security To Be Tight
September 13, 2001 – The concert Madonna originally had scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 was pushed back to Saturday September 15 and will involve much tighter security than shows at LA’s Staples Center following the terrorist attacks on the United States Tuesday. Ticket holders are being asked to arrive at least 1 hour before her performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.