Friday, June 21, 2024

Madonna Snubbed as She Gets Vanity Fair’s Icons Cover, But Only in Europe, Not in US


Madonna got the cover of Vanity Fair this month, but only in Spain, France, and Italy.

Vanity Fair’s PR team chugged out a blitz today proclaiming Madonna on the cover of the Icons issue. But whatever that is, it’s not in English and it’s not in this country. it’s confined to Europe.

The February cover of Vanity Fair, if anyone cares, is Channing Tatum promoting “Magic Mike 3.”

Madonna is announcing her Celebration Tour coming this summer, which is mostly in the US and definitely in English. As usual, she’s posed for a photo shoot involving Catholicism and her shaky relationship with the institution. On same days she says she’s Jewish and a member of the Kabbalah cult.

Why would Vanity Fair snub Madonna? One reason might be that she’s just not topical or of the moment. The other is that she holds an Oscar party that rivals the magazine’s. Big stars use the VF party as a photo op, then peel off to either Madonna’s party or Jay Z and Beyonce’s– and that’s whether Madonna is there or not.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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