Nominated for five awards, she ended up going home with none. Yet another setback for Madonna. She even lost in the fan-driven Viewer’s Choice category — proof that young people do not know who she is. And what a major setback! — the MTV Video Music Awards was her final chance to stage a huge comeback. But ooops! . . . she blew it again. We say major because MTV was her last “stronghold” (if ever she still has one, that is). Radio has officially and definitively shut its doors to her. MTV was the remaining venue where loyal and devoted fans could still see her — but alas! — this too is now gone.
The younger, fresher, edgier, more famous — and definitely more talented — artists who sideswiped and dragged Madonna to the Hall of Has-beens last night is another thing to consider. The performers and names last night are reminders that it is a totally new era now. Music has changed a lot in the last ten years (ten years because it is already ten years since Madonna last had a major radio and MTV hit). Unfortunately, Madonna has no more place in this new landscape. Her name means nothing anymore.
Radio has hung up on Madonna. Now MTV. Reality TV has been good and kind to has-beens and aging once-stars. Madonna should really consider it seriously.
Madonna Tour Outfits To Be Auctioned For Charity
August 31, 2006 – Closer magazine reports Madonna will auction off her designer stage outfits to raise money for an AIDS charity. “She has pledged money to AIDS charities since the beginning of her career,” a source explained. “She’s thinking about doing it through eBay, or maybe an auction house in London.”
Madonna Won’t Slow Down
August 31, 2006 – Madonna tells Neil Sean of Sky News that even after turning 48, she has no intentions of slowing down. “I basically see no limits to what you can achieve,” the Material Girl explained. “Why would I not want to make more music? I love it and so do my fans.”