Believe it or not, the queen of the pointy bra raked in the most money of any musician in 2013 from the period of June 2012 to June 2013. Madonna earned $125 million dollars most of it from her MDNA tour where she grossed over $305 mill.
Madges heir apparent slash imitator, Lady Gaga was 2nd on the earnings list with $80 million. Bon Jovi was 3rd with $79 mill, mostly from the "Because We Can" tour and taking the 4th place spot, country giant, Toby Keith who pulled in $65 mill. Rounding out the top 5 was Coldplay who parlayed 7-figure nightly grosses from their concert tour into $64 million dollars in income.
Other notables include Sean "P-Diddy" Combs who made $50 million, but none of it came from his own music. Fellow Hip Hop moguls, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre each earned 42 and 40 mill respectively. Bubble Gum pop star Taylor Swift raked in $55 million, country crooner Kenny Chesney - 53 mill and Tim McGraw earned $33 million.
It's also interesting to note that this list only includes musicans who are still alive. Had they added posthumous earners, Michael Jackson would've smoked everybody on the list by a long shot as his estate made a whopping $160 million in the period from June to June.
Usually, the only time a US President will contact a college football team is when they win the national championship, but recently, former US President, George W. Bush actually sent an hand written letter to the kicker from the Universitity of Alabama. If you saw the game, you know that Senior placekicker Cade Foster was attempting to win the game for the Crimson Tide by booting a 57 yard field goal in the final seconds. Unfortunately for his team, the kick fell considerably short and right into the hands of an Auburn special teams player who promptly ran the field goal attempt back 109 yards for a touchdown, instead giving Auburn the win and leaving Foster and his teammates shocked and heartbroken.
Perhaps because Foster wears the number 43 on his jersey and George W. was the 43rd President, or maybe because he just felt compassion for the young man, but whatever the reason, Bush sent a hand written letter to Cade Foster which read:
Life has it's setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best - Sincerely - another 43, George Bush.
We're pretty sure that made Cade feel better and of course, he'll have the letter for the rest of life. Perhaps someday he can look back on the kick and laugh.
Even with her extremely un-feminine racing suit on, it's easy to see that Danica Patrick doesn't have a whole lot goin on the boob department, and after her whiny display last week at the Nascar awards, one might think she would be highly offended if you made fun of her mosquito bites. However, in a truly remarkable gesture, probably one designed to quiet the critics who say she can't take a joke, Danica openly laughed at herself making fun of her tiny A-cuppers at yet another Las Vegas awards show, this time for country music.
Donning a "vegas-style" showgirls outfit, Danica addressed the crowd saying "no chance of a wardrobe malfunction here, there's just not much to malfunction." She then winked and said "I hope that little joke didn't fall FLAT".
Way to go Danica, you've redemmed yourself in our eyes. Now go win some races.