Madonna by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com Madonna by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

Madonna is thisclose to ending a 25-year relationship with her vaguely British accent Warner Bros. and instead taking her material self to concert promoter Live Nation, where a 10-year, $120 million deal awaits her. The Wall Street Journal says Madge would get $17.5 mil up front, a $50 mil advance against three albums, and another $50 mil for the right to promote her tours (in trade for 10 percent of the gross). Analysts say Live Nation would need to sell 15 million copies of each of the three new albums to recoup that end of the deal. Mind you, my sometime subber Ben Katner is good for at least half of those CD sales.