Associated Press on Madonnas E! Radio Interview , Highlights

Madonna on Britney: 'Let's go save her'

Fri Mar 28, 8:31 PM ET

Madonna wants the media to leave Britney Spears alone. "They need to
step off," she told the "Yo on E!" satellite radio show. "For real ...
Let's go save her." Madonna, 49, said her daughter, Lourdes, 11, feels
the same way.

"She knows Britney, (but) she doesn't really watch TV or read gossip
stuff," the pop star said in the interview. "I think she sort of gets
the drift of what's going on, and I think she feels very protective of

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have a son, Rocco, 7, and are raising a Malawian boy they want to adopt.

"He's the life of the party," she said of David, who she brought
home from Africa in 2006. "He loves music, he's an amazing dancer. ...
He's a character

She said caring for David is no different from her raising her
biological children: "I thought it was gonna be, but it feels the same
to tell you the truth."

As for speculation that her marriage is on the rocks, Madonna said: "It is ridiculous. ... I don't pay much attention to it."

The singer's spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg recently dismissed media
reports that the Ritchies have split up, saying they "remain happily
married." Rosenberg said that Madonna and filmmaker Ritchie, 39, were
"joyfully back together at home in London" after living in separate
countries for work purposes.

Madonna, whose new album "Hard Candy" arrives April 29, told "Yo on
E!" that she plans to spend the summer in New York, and that she might
kick off a tour this fall.