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Report: Madonna Offered $1 Billion Vegas Residency

Madonna Madonna has been offered a five-year, $1 billion dollar Vegas residency, MTV UK reports:

"The Hung Up singer could follow the footsteps of acts such as Celine Dion and Cher who relocated to the gambling capital of America to performing nightly shows at Caesars Palace. Celine’s five-year residency drew nearly three million people to 717 performances, but it’s thought Madge would surpass that. If the deal goes ahead, Madonna would become the third highest paid female entertainer in the world, behind Oprah Winfrey and American homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart. "

Recent reports have also had Madonna planning a six-month hip-hop tour.

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  1. No. I just can't help but think that she's way too big for this.

    And she has so many interest, that being tied down for 5 years would probably hold her back creatively.

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 21, 2010 10:22:10 AM

  2. Madonna?? Ewww, no thanks. This publicity-hungry cow used dumb gay men to build a power base in the 1980's but, having amassed her fortune, has basically done nothing to help gay people or their cause. She's a bitch and a cunt. Fuck off, Madge.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 21, 2010 10:41:56 AM

  3. @Jason: wow, that is some serious hostility. Madonna pillaged creatively from more than just gay people, and her 80s fan base consisted of way more than gay guys.

    Posted by: BCLance | Aug 21, 2010 11:03:26 AM

  4. That said, Vegas is just right for her. She has become an over-the-top parody of herself.

    Posted by: BCLance | Aug 21, 2010 11:06:38 AM

  5. Given Branson, MO is a more appropriate venue for this old lady she should:

    1) consider it a compliment, and
    2) grab that opportunity

    After all she's gonnna need a lot of money to support that "talented" daughter.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Aug 21, 2010 11:24:43 AM

  6. Fuck you Madonna. You are a manipulative fucking cow.

    Please, take Vegas so you'll be an even bigger joke.

    Make sure you exploit more faggot eunuch dancers to make you look good.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Aug 21, 2010 11:35:03 AM

  7. READ THIS...

    Madonna: Plantation Mistress or Soul Sister?
    bell hooks - From 'Black Looks: Race and Representation'



    A few choice passages from the above essay:

    As with most Madonna videos, when critics talk about this film they tend to ignore race. Yet no viewer can look at this film and not think about race and representation without engaging in forms of denial.

    After choosing a cast of characters from marginalized groups--nonwhite folks, heterosexual and GAY, and GAY white folks--Madonna publicly describes them as "emotional cripples."

    And of course in the context of the film this description seems borne out by the way THEY ALLOW HER TO DOMINATE, EXPLOIT, AND HUMILIATE THEM.

    Those Madonna fans who are determined to see her as politically progressive might ask themselves why it is she completely endorses those racist/sexist/classist stereotypes that almost always attempt to portray marginalized groups as "defective".

    Let's face it, by doing this, Madonna is not breaking with any white supremacist, patriarchal status quo; SHE IS ENDORSING AND PERPETUATING IT.

    Would audiences be charmed by some rich white male entertainer telling us he must "play father" and oversee the actions of the less powerful, especially women and men of color? So why did so many people find it cute when Madonna asserted that she dominates the interracial casts of gay and heterosexual folks in her film because they are crippled and she "like[s] to play mother"?

    No, this was not a display of feminist power, this was the same old phallic nonsense with white pussy at the center. And many of us watching were not simply unmoved--we were outraged.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Aug 21, 2010 11:40:34 AM

  8. I've always loved her music, still do. I think what a lot of you are missing about Madonna is that she almost always speaks ironically and makes more fun of herself than she does other people.
    Now, to step off my soap box, she will never do this as she has the attention span of a five year old.

    Posted by: Ken | Aug 21, 2010 11:46:46 AM


    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 21, 2010 11:51:08 AM

  10. @MarkDC - has serious hate issues.

    Posted by: Pete | Aug 21, 2010 11:52:37 AM

  11. So all you Madonna haters - here are SOME of the charities she has helped and continue to help. How many have you helped or do you just bitch?

    Afghanistan Relief Organization
    American Foundation for AIDS Research
    Bony Pony Ranch
    Charity Projects Entertainment Fund
    Children in Need
    Children of Peace
    Clinton Foundation
    H.E.L.P. Malawi
    Live Earth
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Millennium Promise Alliance
    Millennium Villages
    Partners in Health
    Raisa Gorbachev Foundation
    Raising Malawi
    Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
    Treatment Action Campaign
    UN Millennium Project

    Posted by: Pete | Aug 21, 2010 11:56:00 AM

  12. It might be better for vegas than madonna. vegas was hit hard by the recession, huge overbuilt housing market, unemployment, etc.
    she would def be a draw, but i don't think vegas has enough going on to interest her signing an agreement and spending serious time in the desert.

    Posted by: kodiak | Aug 21, 2010 12:07:23 PM

  13. Whats happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...take it doesn't get any better than that.

    Posted by: chris | Aug 21, 2010 12:11:41 PM

  14. How about 1 billion for ABBA? Well they wouldn't do it. Agnetha Fältskog wouldn't go for it for 4 billion. They knew when to stop.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 21, 2010 12:19:24 PM

  15. I think she would get too bored for 5 years in one place doing the same thing. I think this is about 10 years too soon.

    And nothing like a Madonna post to bring out the irrational cunty queens. If these bitter marys spent half as much time volunteering or making their own music/video/art as they do going on blogs and making unsolicited bilious comments about a successful, talented mother, they might find a little more joy in their lives.

    Posted by: Aron | Aug 21, 2010 12:21:54 PM

  16. Madonna should take the money and do the damn shows...she is NOT going to make 200 million each year for the next 5 is SIMPLE math and as an entertainer it is an AMAZING offer...

    However she lost me when she did "Vogue"...there was NO mention of a single black person in her list of addition to the nod to "Paris is Burning"...

    Posted by: True Words | Aug 21, 2010 12:27:13 PM

  17. Not a sound investment.
    @ PETE- Comeback to the discussion when she donates to charities that actually solidify her perceived "mother"-ly affection/activism for the LGBT community like FightBackNYC or The Trevor Project. The Gods! Some gay men are like these losers I used to bully at school: they are most contented when the popular jock's eyes meets with theirs momentarily which to the losers is a moment of eternal bliss. Madonna is that jock who only nods at you when she needs your help[money] but make no mistake, you are NOT high on her list of friends.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Aug 21, 2010 12:27:54 PM

  18. @ Pete

    "MarkDC - has serious hate issues." -Pete

    No. I have issues with stupid people (like you) who carelessly and complacently swallow spoon-fed mediocrity DESIGNED to distract you.

    Stupid people (like you) make life so unreasonable for the few intelligent critical thinkers out there just trying stay sane.

    With Gays like you who needs Fred Phelps, DADT or DOMA?

    Posted by: MarkDC | Aug 21, 2010 12:38:44 PM

  19. Why is it everything she does have to be directed at the LGBT community? She is about people, not gays. She doesn't discriminate and she works to raise money for AIDS. Enough already, not everything is about For fucks sake, she didn't shun, nor did she come out against us. I hope she takes the billion and gives us the finger...I've always wanted to be fingered by Madonna.

    Posted by: Pete | Aug 21, 2010 12:38:44 PM

  20. Really MarkDC? Your comments are that of a critical intelligent thinker? Over Madonna? Madonna? Then name calling? Gays like me? Did I call anyone a faggot? I think that was you, a self hating homo...with such anger issues you lash out at fucking Madonna? Holly shit dude, seek counseling, not everything you read is true. You have anger issues. She's a fun entertainer that has done nothing to harm the LGBT community. She has raised millions for AIDS charities...she's a saint...she's like a Madonna. :P

    Posted by: Pete | Aug 21, 2010 12:44:54 PM

  21. Wow, not only Madonna hate, but, Vegas hate as well. Losers.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Aug 21, 2010 12:57:08 PM

  22. Oh a sensible person. I <3 you Derek Washington, my hero.

    Posted by: Pete | Aug 21, 2010 1:02:28 PM

  23. @ Pete


    Posted by: MarkDC | Aug 21, 2010 1:06:12 PM

  24. I'd like to see her in concert in Las Vegas. I've seen most of her concerts on DVD and she puts a lot of creativity and thought into them.

    Posted by: Tom | Aug 21, 2010 1:07:53 PM

  25. @MarkDC - Another creative intellectual thought brought to you by Mark in DC.

    Sponsored by Ritilian, "You can't take it, till Mark does". :D

    Posted by: David | Aug 21, 2010 1:11:14 PM

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