I’m struggling to rustle up any interest in this whole alleged Madonna affair thing. Maybe because the guy involved is a US baseball star or maybe….I don’t have the same love for Madonna I used to and the whole thing smells like a media beat-up deluxe.
Or is Madonna the one doing the beating up?
A US tabloid editor has come out to say she thinks the whole thing is manufactured – well, the way it’s all gone public anyway – as a way to sell more concert tickets. Call me naive and gullible but REALLY?Bonnie Fuller, former editor of US magazine and editorial director
of Star and National Enquirer has written an article claiming Madonna –
and Guy – are using the whole scandal as a marketing exercise:
Madonna has just proven once again that she is the No. 1 marketer in
the nation, maybe even in the world. She has once again brilliantly
refurbished her brand exactly at the time that it needed a tsunami of a
This was no spur-of-the-moment attempt to grab the spotlight, either,
but a well-thought-out months-in-the-making makeover. It’s been
reported, and I know from a source of my own, that the A-Rod/Madonna
connection began more than six months ago, well before the release of
her recent “Hard Candy” disc and the advance ticket sales of her Sweet
& Sticky Tour.
“…Isn’t it strange, then, that their relationship only went highly public
just over three weeks ago when Madonna and her two sons turned up
wearing Yankees gear and sitting in A-Rod’s box at a Yankee Stadium
Wasn’t that just a couple of days after news reports had
appeared saying the tickets for her upcoming tour weren’t being snapped
up as quickly as expected?
Is it surprising that the 49-year-old cougar decided that this
was the time to pounce on the public and reveal her prey: a 32-year-old
married hunk of a baseball player? In the space of a couple of weeks,
Madonna’s most recent image as an overly fit, aging Material Mom who
had semi-retired to a townhouse in London has been shredded.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bonnie Fuller has been editor in chief of magazines including Glamour an Us Weekly and was VP-chief editorial director of American Media.
She is now once again a sexy temptress who is so magnetically
attractive that she can lure Alex Rodriguez away from his wife (14
years younger than Madonna) and two daughters. And she sure looks like
she’s reveling in her born-again sex symbol status. She hasn’t exactly
fled the scene of the crime. She has remained in Manhattan and been
photographed by paparazzi.
Her supposedly “estranged” husband, Guy Ritchie, has joined
her and appears to be completely in on the whole marketing plan. He’s
been photographed with his two sons wearing Yankee booty at Central
Park in recent days. My guess is that if Madonna’s marriage is almost
over and out, as has been reported, it’s being maintained now by two
total pragmatists who have made a pact to divide the financial rewards
of a successful concert tour and album sales.
If this isn’t true, then it’s more proof that it would be hideous to have that level of fame and have everything you do escalate into scandalous fiction. If it is true, I have proven myself still able to be shocked by the evil machinations of the celebrity machine. Either way, I LOATHE the way women are described in these situations as ‘home-wreckers’.
Madonna is married too. If it’s true, why is Alex Rodriguez not a home-wrecker?