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Madonna -- I Tried to Pay Daddy

11/1/2006 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Madonna claimed this morning that she initially tried to give her recently -adopted baby's father money, so he could raise the boy himself, but he turned her down. And this, said Madge, she took as a sign that she should adopt him herself.

The Queen of Pop told Meredith Vieira on "Today" that she "couldn't really understand" Yohane Banda's decision not to take her money, especially because he had "moved to another village and was kind of getting on with his life." When he declined the money, Madonna said she regarded it as "my sign that ... it was my responsibility to look after [David]."

Madonna also defended her decision to get little David indoctrinated into the Kabbalah fold early. "I believe in Jesus and I study kabbalah," she said. "So, I don't see why he can't, too." And as for David himself, Mama Madge said that the kid (like his adoptive mother) has "a terrible temper," that he's "flirtatious," and "hysterically funny."

Did Ryan's Cornish Yen Doom Marriage?


The demise of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's marriage was said by TMZ sources to be "cumulative," and Phillippe's growing affection for Aussie actress Abbie Cornish, as Us Weekly reports (via Page Six), may have played a hand. An Us source says, "Ryan admitted it was true and said, 'We need to just end this.' Reese literally had no choice." Phillippe and Cornish, as several sources have reported, grew close in Austin, Tex., as they filmed the indie production "Stop Loss." Regardless, the split continues to take its toll. "We're a little bit devastated and heartbroken," Ryan's mom Susan said.

Jenna Jameson Too Hot for Marines


Porn star Jenna Jameson's ample, um, armaments are apparently a little too offensive for those buttoned-up Marines. The sex star's boyfriend, ultimate fighter Tito Ortiz, was asked by Marines in San Diego to be a guest of honor at a birthday ball, but was then disinvited when Marine honchos found out that he would be bringing Jameson with him, says Page Six. Maj. Jason Johnston sent Ortiz an email, saying, "There is some serious consternation here about having your girlfriend attend our ball. Of course I, and a lot of Marines, are very excited about it ... many of our commanders feel it might be inappropriate."

Anna Nicole Hospitalized with Pneumonia


Anna Nicole Smith has been hospitalized with pneumonia at the same Bahamian hospital where her son Daniel died in September and where she had her baby Dannielynn. The former Playboy Playmate, according to attorney Wayne Munroe, contracted "a slight case of pneumonia" brought on possibly by "a sudden change of weather" in the Bahamas. Munroe says the hospitalization was more a precaution because Smith had just given birth. Meanwhile, the lawyer adds that Smith has filed suit against G. Ben Thompson, the South Carolina developer with whom she had a previous relationship, over the ownership of the waterfront mansion where she's been in seclusion since Daniel's death.

Party Favors: Britney Down to Size Six ... Chevy's Mel Pretty Rabid ... Baldwin Asks Off Ahnuld-Bashing Docu


Britney Spears has been working hard to get into fighting shape for her career rebirth, and she celebrated dropping down to a size 6 by spending nearly $10,000 in one hour at Barneys in Beverly Hills, according to In Touch Weekly (via MSNBC). No tracksuits were bought, says the mag, but "soft, clingy" sweaters were ... The New York Post's Adam Buckman has seen the "Mel Gibson" episode of Law & Order, which will air this Friday, and the fake Mel sounds very much like the real Mel, at least when it comes to his anti-Semitic rage. "They suck the money out of this town," says the character, played by Chevy Chase. "They send it to Israel so they can make bombs and matzoh!" Do you think the real Mel knows what matzoh is? ... Alec Baldwin, not generally known as a supporter of Republicans like California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has asked to have his narration removed from a documentary called "Running with Arnold" about the Governator because he thinks that the filmmakers have gone too far by associating Schwarzenegger with Nazi rallies.

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in the know    

By Hollywood standards, size 6 would be considered heavy. I sure she looks great!!!

2823 days ago
2.

sam    

OK then enough of the Madonna baby adoption fiasco. Sounds like it's all for the best interest of that child. Good for all involved.

2823 days ago
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lili    

madonna did a good deed.

2823 days ago
4.

sam    

Let's face it Brit, your size 2 days are over. I guess all the money you have can't buy back your youth. Maybe you could buy a voice so we could stand to hear you sing??

2823 days ago
5.

Curious    

Ryan Phillippee is just another man thinking with his dick - typical!

2823 days ago
6.

in the know    

Ryan and Reese lasted alot longer than many couples I know. Do you know how many marriages have ended because of actors falling in love with their co-stars who they are with every day for 6 months filming a movie with their spouse or significant other no where in sight.? Brad and Angelina? Britney only had the baby a few months ago and easily could get back to a size 2 in a few months. Besides taking care of her kids, which is exercise itself, she is only 24 I think. Look at Reese Witherspoon, Denise Richards, etc . They all have two kids and are much older than Britney.... By the way, Britney apparently can sing, she has sold millions of records. She is not a Joss Stone, but she sure knows how to entertain and put on a show, and in the music world thats all that matters. Just like her husband, you don't have to listen to her or by their CDs.

2823 days ago
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Get over it    

Sorry Tina, but if he was thinking with his dick he probably would have just fucked her and stayed with his wife. It sounds like he is following his heart, and you can never fault a man for following love.

2823 days ago
8.

Sara    

Britney doesn't need to buy her youth back, she IS young.

Now all she has to decide is if she's going to be a young woman of size 2, a young woman of size 16 or a normal and healthy young woman in between, which is where she is now

2823 days ago
9.

jfp    

face it madge...people don't like you becos' you're such an asshole.

you stepped on and cheated and backstabbed your way into the business.

you've shoved repulsive crap images in our faces and tried to rub our noses in it.

now your trying desperately to buy some legitimacy of decency.

forget it. you're a pair of clown-shoes and the circus is over.

pack up your tent and just go away.

2823 days ago
10.

justpicky    


#6 is right ........Ryan isnt thinking of her " children ( s ) , he's thinking of his "D" , a man who does that isnt worth a shit , its better that Reese dumps his stupidass
and move on , Reese is a pretty lady and she will not have a hard time found a nice man . Reese should get him for 1/2 of everything and make damn sure you get child support , he can't get away from that . Again DUMP THE HOMEWRECKER ( RYAN ) AND THE LADY WHO'S WITH HIM IS A HOMEWRECKER ALSO.

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KNOW BRITTANY THIS IMMATURE GIRL , NEEDS TO GROW UP , SHE'S A LOUSY SINGER , I TRUTHLY DONT SEE HER AS A MOM , EITHER . IF SHE CANT TAKE CARE OF SEAN , HOW THE HECK IS SHE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS SECOND BABY.

KEEP IN MIND "CELEBS " THINK THEY'VE TO STAY SKINNY , TO ME , THEY LOOK LIKE SKELETONS WALKING AROUND IN LALA LAND.
HOLLYWOOD IS FAKE ( INSIDE SOURCE ) SAID IF YOU DONT HAVE MONEY AND CLOUT , THEN YOU'RE A NOBODY. HE EVEN SAID , ACTRESS LOOK "PLASTIC" FROM ALL THE SURGERIES THEY HAD BEHIND CLOSE DOORS. IT'S KEEPING WITH THE "JONESES". HIDING SECRETS ABOUT CELEBS , WHERE IT HASN'T CAME OUT OF THE "CLOSET " YET.

2823 days ago
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justpicky    

DONNA ..........DID YOU LOSE YOUR MIND ????? BRITTANY IS A LOUSY SINGER , YOU MUST BE HEARING A DIFFERENT TUNE .

2823 days ago
12.

Lea    

Ryan Phillipe much like Brad Pitt are guys not worth keeping around. They are only good for two things - babysitting and arm candy. Reese needs to start dating someone in her league. Ryan is so yesterday in terms of class.

2823 days ago
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Originalkat    

Give me a break Madge. This is just a stupid comment even. How come the father who has been interviewed alot since has never spoke of that? Did Madge still help him out financially anyway? There are some things she could do for his village and not him directly that would help besides helping getting donations to fund a Kabbalah orphange.

2823 days ago
14.

kt    

#4 -- their marriage was over years ago. she's the one that cheated first.
ask anyone who worked on the set of 'sweet home alabama'... i guess she was thinking 'with her giney'

2823 days ago
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duh...totally !    

Ryan and his whore girlfriend deserve each other !
what a sorry example of a father !


Reese, hold your head high! be strong for your 2 beautiful kids...
Ryan is a sorry piece of sh*t !

2823 days ago
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