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"I don't think Madonna is a model mother. I have seen her in movies and songs. She doesn't portray good morals. How can a woman of 50 dance almost naked on stage? I wouldn't want my daughter to grow up like that! In Malawi, women respect themselves. Cultured women do not go about half-naked," he said.
"I also heard after her marriage failed, she is already seeing two men, both younger than her. I hear one of them is even less than half her age. That's scandalous. How can a normal woman fall for a boy who can as well be her son? No, spare my Mercy that scandal," he added.
Kambewa, who has never met his daughter after walking out on her mother when she was expecting her, has written a letter to lawyers asking for a permanent injunction against the singer adopting her. Mercy has been living in an orphanage since her mother died.
He earns 23 pounds a month as a security guard and has insisted he would give his daughter a good home.
A court on the other hand, has already denied Madonna, 50, the chance to adopt Mercy, but she is said to be "confident" of overturning the ruling at an appeal May 4.source
That's what the chisme in the street is saying! Apparently, now that the Brazilian man/child is back with his piece of sugar mama jerky, neither one of them is trying to take things slow, as Jesus has reportedly moved into Madge's big baller digs in New York City.
According to a source close to these two:
"Jesus has left his old life and his old world behind. His whole world has turned on its head since meeting Madonna. A few months ago, he was living at his mom's place in one of the poorest cities in the world. Now he's got his feet under the table in a massive mansion block overlooking Central Park. And he's on the books of the biggest modelling agency in the world. Madonna has changed too. She's mellowed into a completely different person than the one who as to Guy Ritchie. She never used to like cooking but now she has really gotten into it. They laugh a lot and enjoy staying in."
Eight year old Rocco and four year old David joined their mum on the North & South American legs of her Sticky & Sweet Tour amid the star’s split from husband of eight years, Guy - but now she has agreed that they can stay with their dad for the whole summer while she’s playing 44 dates around Europe.
A source close to the family told the Sun: “Guy absolutely dotes on his children and can’t wait to have them for a whole three months.
“He is surprised and pleased that Madonna is being so generous - as she has at times been impossible.
“Madonna will be travelling a lot and agreed it makes sense for them to stay with Guy rather than constantly be uprooted.
“He’ll make it a summer they won’t forget.”
The couple agreed to share custody of the boys after their separation in October last year but Guy’s access to the children is restricted as they now live in New York while he still lives in London.
(NEW YORK) At the Parsons Fashion Benefit last night, alum Marc Jacobs was in high spirits, and not only because he's eagerly awaiting Monday night's Costume Institute gala, which he will host alongside muse Kate Moss. As for his illustrious table? It's going to be full of good friends. "Madonna...Victoria Beckham...I'm trying to think, now I can't remember!" Jacobs told The Daily. "Anne Hathaway...Winona [Ryder]...Rachel Feinstein, John Currin...and Rihanna!"
Jacobs' dapper fiance Lorenzo Martone spilled a few other dates. The couple is expecting to wed in Provincetown, Massachusetts, one of their favorite vacation spots where Jacobs opened a store at 184 Commercial Street in 2007. "Yes, [the wedding will happen] in the summer--in June, even before summer!" Martone said. "And then [we'll have] a party in December in St. Barths." The Daily sends its love...
The futuristic riveted lounger was featured in the 1993 video of the star's single "Rain," said the Phillips de Pury auction house. It is expected to fetch as much as 700,000 pounds ($1 million) tomorrow.
"It's the seminal piece of contemporary design," Kenny Schachter, a London-based dealer in contemporary art and design, said in an interview. "Everything in the market is measured against this. It's traded as regularly as an IBM share."
Demand for cutting-edge furniture created by leading architects and designers such as Newson, Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid and the Campana Brothers has cooled after price rises during the recent contemporary-art boom.
The chair, one of four artist's proofs, failed to sell in 1999 at Christie's International in London when it was offered with an estimate of 35,000 pounds to 50,000 pounds.
Another version of the Australian-born, London-based designer's 1988 limited-edition divan ignited the auction market for contemporary furniture in June 2006 when it sold at Sotheby's, New York, for a record $968,000. Another pushed the record up to 748,500 pounds at Christie's, London, in October 2007.
Sotheby's first sale in London focusing on "design art" was held in October 2008. Only half of the 46 lots found buyers.
"The market for cutting-edge design has paralleled the contemporary-art market," Alexander Payne, Phillips de Pury's head of design, said in an interview. "Buyers and sellers have been affected by the wider economic picture. We have to edit sales and only offer rare, fresh works that are conservatively estimated."
Estimate levels for "design art" have yet to mirror the 30 percent to 50 percent declines seen at contemporary-art auctions in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Phillips's auction includes two pieces of resin furniture by Hadid dating from 2006. Both were sold in editions of 12 by the London dealers Established & Sons. Hadid's black "Aqua" table is expected to fetch up to 120,000 pounds, while her "Gyre" lounge chair has an upper valuation of 50,000 pounds. Other examples sold at auctions in the U.S. in early 2008 for $217,000 and $84,000 respectively, said the art and design price database Artnet.
The first of Phillips's two annual design sales at Howick Place, near London's Victoria station, is expected to fetch between 2.7 million pounds and 3.8 million pounds from 168 lots, the auction house said. The equivalent event last April, containing 78 more lots, carried a smaller valuation of 2.4 million pounds to 3.3 million pounds.--
Four months before the spectacular concert of Madonna in Sofia, the tickets have nearly finished, informed the organizers from Sofia Music Enterprises.
In the very first day of the official release of the tickets for the concert the interest was unprecedented. For only several days the tickets for the sectors of "Vassil Levski" stadium with the best visibility to the stage were completely sold out.
The tickets for the golden zone in front of the state with a capacity 3000 people, which were at a price of 100 euro finished in the first our the sale started. The tickets in the VIP sector (150 euro) as well as all seats (67 and 83 euro) were sold out for a record short time.There is a very limited number of tickets on the terrain for the price of 50 and 75 euro as well as seats for 55 euro. Tickets for Madonna's mega show can be purchased at all cashiers of Ticketpro in Bulgaria and online.
Comedy duo French and Saunders have taken a dig at Madonna for refusing to appear on their show.
Fresh from receiving their Bafta Fellowship Award to honour their 30 year partnership, the pair revealed backstage that Madonna was the only star who never agreed to feature in one of their sketches.
"It's her loss, that's the way we've looked at it," said French.
Jennifer joked: "We never used to like doing the show unless we'd actually had a 'no' from Madonna, so we used to insist that they ask her anyway to torture her.""Although we're great admirers, of course," French added
News of the World reports Madonna has brought Kabbalah rabbi Eitan Yardeni to America to pray that her bid to adopt Mercy James from Malawi is a success.
"They have been praying at every waking hour," a source told the British tabloid. "The adoption process has been stressful for Madonna. She's been telling pals it's felt as painful as childbirth."--
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After returning home from my holiday trip, I was shocked, appalled and embarrassed to read that I have been bad-mouthing Madonna and her recent adoption in the tabloids/press.
I just want to set the record straight and say that I have never called Madonna an unfit mother, nor have I said she only spends 30 minutes in a day with her children. Saying that I also said that Guy Ritchie did not want to adopt another child with Madonna because of this is also false.
I stand by my opinion that Madonna is a devoted mother to her children and I find it very poor in taste to ever bad-mouth a former employee to the press. It is unfortunate that my positive views on Madonna, her recent adoption and her parenting skills have been besmirched to grab a few headlines and I hope this sets the record straight.
I wish Madonna the very best with her adoption and future endeavors.
Last month they were said to have parted ways, but Madonna and Jesus have been spotted together again for the third time in a week.
The pair went out to dinner with friends at Ye Waverly Inn in Manhattan last night, making something of a change from visits to the Kabbalah Centre.
Looking businesslike in cream trousers and a long jacket, the singer gave a shy smile as she left the restaurant
Madonna is still caring for Malawian orphan Mercy James — three weeks after her bid to adopt the tot was rejected by a Malawian judge.
Well, kind of — Mercy, at Madonna's request, is holed up at posh hotel; and has a nanny and nurse looking after her around the clock.
"She is staying with Madonna's people as a visitor. There is nothing wrong with that."--
Mercy is 250 miles away at Kumbali Lodge where the pop queen, 50 - who has an adopted Malawian son - stayed early this month.
A source said: "During her farewell party at the lodge, Madonna instructed a nurse and a nanny to remain behind and care for Mercy while her lawyers appeal." That hearing will be held in the African state on May 4.
Consent to let Mercy stay at the lodge till then was given by relatives and orphanage director Anne Chikhwaza, who were at the party.
Mrs Chikhwaza said: "As Mercy's legal guardian, I authorize where she goes.
Madonna is back to pumping iron in the gym just three days after she landed in hospital following a riding accident.
The megastar had been rushed to a hospital on New York's Long Island after she fell off a horse while riding in the Hamptons on April 18.
The Queen of Pop was discharged hours later and her rep Liz Rosenberg, had said the singer would undergo "further tests and continues to remain under observation by doctors".
But her trainer Tracy Anderson insists Madonna suffered minor injuries, which would not hamper her workouts as she perfects her shape for the summer trip of her ongoing Sticky & Sweet world tour.
"She's going to be fine. She fell on her butt. She's fine, Contactmusic quoted Tracy as telling Us magazine."We have our set training. She's like a professional athlete. She can't mess around with her training. I mean, she has to be able to perform in front of 70,000 people who are sucking the life out of her, and she's singing and dancing. There are no shortcuts when you're training in that way," she added.
Madonna appeared physically unhurt Sunday, but her weekend horseback tumble in the Hamptons left her ego bruised.
"Are you the guys that spooked my horse?" the Material Mom asked as she was approached on the beach, where she relaxed in a bizarre ensemble that included a quilted, black Chanel jacket, baggy turquoise sweatpants and a fedora.
Assured that she was not looking at the paparazzi who may have startled her horse at celeb shutterbugSteven Klein's farm, Madonna politely posed for pictures outside the Atlantic Double Dunes beach inAmagansett.
The 50-year-old pop star was asked how she was doing after a night recuperating at pal Gwyneth Paltrow's estate.
"Better," she replied.
Madonna's camp claims her prior encounter with a photographer didn't go quite so nicely.
Spokeswoman Liz Rosenbergclaimed her superstar client was thrown when a photog jumped out of a patch of bushes and startled her horse, sending her flying.
Hinton told The News he shot some frames of Madonna riding her horse about 3:50 p.m. Saturday, but took off soon after because he didn't have a good vantage point.
Hinton returned more than 40 minutes later when he got tipped off that Madonna had had an accident, he says.
"I arrived more than 10 minutes after she fell, and I was shooting from the street," Hinton said. "I don't know what [Rosenberg] is talking about."
After buying Ashcombe, a 1,200-acre estate in Wiltshire, she had an indoor riding arena built there.
Following a rib-cracking fall in 2005, she got back in the saddle and stepped up her lessons.
Friends say ex-husband Guy Ritchie's lack of support after that accident was one of the many issues responsible for their eventual split.
Madonna's recent decision to relocate to New York hasn't dampened her enthusiasm for becoming an accomplished equestrian.
Last month, she entered a horse competition in Florida under a pseudonym, according to sources. Some suspect she may be reluctant to admit she again lost control of the reins, preferring to blame the paparazzi.
Madonna's spill was the talk yesterday of the Hamptons, the glitzy summer playground of the rich and famous.
Not all of its celebrity inhabitants had gotten the news.
Singer Billy Joel, who has had well-chronicled problems with car accidents, said four-legged modes of transport are even riskier.
"Madonna fell off a horse?" said a shocked Joel inside his Sag Harbor garage. "She should stay off of those horses. This isn't the Wild West."
source: NYDaily News--