Celebuzz’d Episode 005: Madonna’s Cycle of Thirst

Gatorade? H2O.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour came to a close on Mar. 20 in Sydney with a financial bang. The artist earned $170 million and sold more than 1 million tickets, which brings her career concert gross to a whopping $1.31 billion according to Billboard’s Boxscore archives. Suffice it to say, Madonna is doing just fine despite her media facade of a drowned-out drunk taking shots onstage to drown the woes of a public custody battle.

Such sensationalized behavior is not uncharacteristic of the artist who hung from a crucifix and kissed a certain pigtailed pop star to prove that she’s not so innocent after all. But does this all make it okay for Madonna to expose the breast of a 17-year-old girl in front of an arena abundantly packed with ticket holders without the fan giving prior consent?

This is where the artist and the person diverge into a murky wood of ethics. We know of Madonna’s good will and hear her blaring message of female empowerment loud and clear, but her ability to act without f**ks to give is a privilege that is forgiven by her namesake. Just to prove it, play Mad Libs with her headline to read, “Drake Exposes Breast of 17-Year-Old Female Onstage”. Now imagine the criticism and lawsuits that would follow.

Such instances from Madonna’s tour are just one of the topics that are touched on by Celebuzz editors Mia Lardiere, Jelani Addams-Rosa and Scott Baumgartner in this week’s episode of our new celebrity news podcast, Celebuzz’dTake a listen above, and scroll below to find links to the hot stories that we discuss for further investigation.

Kardashian Kountdown:

Kendall Jenner explains her paparazzi run-in [link], Kardashian Khroma lawsuit [link], Kourtney Kardashian visits Justin Bieber’s concert [link], Kim mourns the untimely death of her lookalike [link], Rob’s 29th birthday blowout [link], Rob’s creepy Snapchat of Blac Chyna [link]

More News:

Amy Schumer’s giant tip at Hamilton the musical [link], Chrissy Teigen’s epic list of favorite foods [link], Kesha appeals judge’s injunction dismissal [link], Madonna exposes the breast of a 17-year-old girl [link], Justin Bieber is done doing meet-and-greets [link]

Check out Jelani’s interview with Gina Rodriguez about Hollywood’s diversity issue here, and see what the critics are saying about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Scott’s movie roundup here.

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