Madonna’s new album is on, but is her marriage off?

Madonna’s album isn’t even close to hitting shops yet, it won’t be available until April 29th, but the hype is already building. She has producer of the moment Timbaland on the album, and Justin Timberlake. She’s released the cover image, which is yet another crotch shot, but this time she’s wearing a black leotard instead of the purple one she sported in ‘Hung Up’, and the leg warmers have been replaced with leather boots.

In order to make sure as many people as possible hear her new single, it’s going to be released as part of a television commercial.

hardcandy.jpgPop superstar Madonna will premiere her new 4 Minutes To Save The World single in a Sunsilk shampoo TV ad on Monday night.

Madonna reportedly netted GBP5 million for the use of her image and hit song Ray of Light in a new Sunsilk ad and now she’s using the campaign to launch her new track.

The song, from Madonna’s upcoming album Hard Candy, is a collaboration with Justin Timberlake.


Madonna previously appeared in the Super Bowl commercial for the same company. The commercial means that no matter how hard you try, you probably aren’t going to be able to avoid this song, and Madonna hopes, fall in love with it enough to buy her album.

Madonna was at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony alone this week, without Guy Ritchie. It seems the couple hasn’t been photographed together for over two months, and obviously if they haven’t been photographed together for months they can’t have been together at all. Madonna only exists in the presence of the paparazzi.

News of the World, not the most reliable source, claims that the couple is over, but not planning to formally separate for another 18 months or so. This gives News of the World 18 months to be right, by which time everyone will have forgotten and Madonna and Guy will probably adopt another kid. Or at least a puppy. These two have been plagued by rumors since the day they married, in all truth he’s probably just trying to concentrate on making a decent movie for a change. Madonna and Guy are hardly the most conventional couple around, perhaps they are separating for a time because they need a break from each other – somehow I suspect Madonna could be a little difficult to live with.

Madonna is shown at her Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame induction on 3/10/08. Guy Ritchie is shown on 2/18/08 at the premiere of The Bank Job, thanks to PRPhotos.

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  1. Megan says:

    She looks like his mother.

  2. Herman B says:

    huuumm. i wonder if l’ourdes has a baby sister . . . we may never know.

  3. MSat says:

    That super-bleached blond hair is not doing her any favors. I think when a woman reaches a certain age she has to let that look go, otherwise she looks like a hag. (Example: Donatella Versace. Yikes!)Other than that, Madonna is looking pretty fantastic.

  4. Kevin says:

    Madonna has never been a world class hottie. However during the 80’s her music was great to dance and get drunk to. She has made her contribution and she is heck of a business person. That being said her time has been over for quite awhile now. Nothing to be sad over Madge, it happens to the best of them. Happened to Elton, Rod, The stones. Just go back to Bay City MI where you came from and retire. Thank you that is all.

  5. lulu says:

    She looks so stupid on that cover! Not sexy at all… she is too old for that and needs to stop!!

  6. Orangejulius says:

    Kevin, you are absolutely right. It’s over, Madonna, please retire and go away. She may be a great businesswoman, but I have never liked her image; I don’t think she did people like Britney any favors.

  7. Tabby says:

    Err… is it just me or does that ‘crotch shot’ for the cover artwork make her look like she’s packing junk where she shouldn’t be? o_O

  8. lola lola says:

    Yeah, I hate to be “age-ist” but she’s gonna be 50 this year so I think it’s time to stop the S&M/Kink angle. It’s starting to look like desperate. Time for a new angle. There is more in this world than sex. That said, I don’t think she should retire! That’s ridiculous! Some great songs on her last album and I think she should keep going as long as she wants. If you disagree, don’t buy her album!

  9. boobaloob says:

    Plastic surgery much?

  10. Anna says:

    I think Madonna has reached the point where she always seems to be trying too hard. That album (producers, cover, new look) is perfect proof for that I think.

    I used to like Madonna, but that sort of stopped after her Ray of Light album. That was the last good one she released, in my opinion. The following ones were too Kaballah and too trying to be young and hip without being young and hip.

    It’s also true that Guy and M’s marriage has been plagued by rumours of a break-up almost since the day they got married. I have no idea or presumption as to what is currently going on there, just one thing to say: I wish Guy would dump her already. She is smothering him and his career, that’s gotta hurt a man’s ego. I wish he would dump her, get joint custody of the kids and then finally make a good movie again. It’s such a shame that a talent as big as his should be strangled by Madonna’s omnipresent ego. It never seems like they need each other anyway.

  11. Cisco says:

    She was great in her heyday, but, I agree, her time has come and gone. She comes across as a real hypocrite, considering what she allows her kids to do and not do. So maybe it’s time she lives up to the type of life she expects her children to live, retire and be a good role model for your children.

  12. dinigi says:

    the only “hype” is the one she’s paying for….what’s new about being OPEN FOR BUSINESS…legs and mouth and whatever else ready to receive

  13. Patty says:

    I read somewhere (can’t remember exactly, think it was in some British pub) that Madge and Guy were planning a renewal of marriage vows ceremony.

    I think he’s sticking around because he loves the kids and doesn’t want to break up the family, Madonna needs him to keep her grounded, and also he’s gotten accustomed to being mega-wealthy.

  14. Anastasia says:

    Madonna’s only ever been good at one thing: marketing herself.

    And if she really wanted to shock people and be different, she should have posed for the cover of her new album in a turtleneck and slacks, demurely sipping a cup of tea in some English garden. Laughing at herself.

    What she did instead is TIRED.

  15. julia says:

    I am SO tired of seeing that woman’s crotch…