Okay, here’s what I can’t understand. You know Madonna? That attention whore constantly reshaping her image to remain in the spotlight and crass experimenting with blah blah blah? She was still making music all that time. For all the hype and fluff and glitz, she at least was still doing some actual work. And despite what you heard, a lot of it was very well received…check out the amazon.com reviews for Erotica, for example. She hasn’t done anything in a while, so we haven’t heard about her in a while.
Britney Spears? Dead in the water. Old hat. Yesterday’s news. Cold pizza. And it’s been like that for years now (her greatest hits collection was released in late '04, for crying out loud). She has two children; why the hell didn’t I hear a word about this anywhere? Especially since a big part of her initial hype was that whole “virgin” thing? Doesn’t matter. Born too late to matter.
Anna Kournikova was a once-in-a-lifetime internet phenomenon (and a very good tennis player before all the injuries hit), but her time passed, and we hardly hear anything about her now. Michael Jackson is one of the most influential American musicians ever, but by now even his freak-of-nature schtick isn’t worth the time of day. Fame has little mercy for has-beens; even if they were hot for a thousand todays, they can still be gone tomorrow.
Why is Britney Spears seemingly completely exempt from reality?