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Madonna Keeps Baby David from African Dad

4/23/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Madonna wouldn't let her adopted baby David see his biological father on Saturday, even though she'd reportedly agreed to a meeting.

A source at the Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi, where Madonna first met David, tells People that David's dad, Yohane Banda, had expected to see his 1-year-old son on Saturday for a visit, but was told on his way that the meeting was off, with no reason given. Madonna's rep said she didn't know whether the meeting had actually taken place.

Looks like the Material Mama got a little of her own back: She was supposed to see Nelson Mandela in South Africa after her visit to Malawi, but Mandela's people told her last week that Mandela was too busy to see her.

J.Lo Gets $50,000 a Minute for Bday Party


Jennifer Lopez is saying da to a Russian tycoon's big bucks, after he agreed to pay her $2 million for a 40-minute gig for his wife's 30th birthday party – or $50,000 a minute, according to the London Daily Mail. Andrei Melnichenko, a 35-year-old banker, is jetting J.Lo to London to play for his wife's bash, and is shelling out $1.2 mil in appeareance fees and $800K in expenses – but that's just under-the-cushions money for Melnichenko, who's net worth is a reported $5 billion.

Sheryl Crow Can't Touch Karl Rove


The jabs flew at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night – but not at the dais, apparently. According to several sources, including Rush & Molloy, Sheryl Crow and White House advisor Karl Rove got into it when Crow tried to talk green policy along with Laurie David. And when Sheryl reached out to touch Rove's arm, recalls David, Rove recoiled, "Don't touch me." Crow crowed, "You can't speak to us like that, you work for us," to which Rove, ever the clever one, shot back: "I don't work for you, I work for the American people." Rove's recollection, in the Washington Post, was that David "came over to insult me and she succeeded."

Party Favors: New York Gov. Hearts Sanjaya ... Spider-Man 3: $500 Million Movie? ... Century City Food Court – The New Deal-Making Hotspot?


Sanjaya Malakar was the star attraction at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and no pol was more smitten than New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who wedged his way through the tight security around Sanjy to get an autograph – for his daughters – and, he joked, a hair transplant, say R&M. ... "Spider-Man 3" could be the most expensive movie ever made, and a report in Radar magazine claims that the budget could be more than $500 million. ... The Los Angeles Times reports that bigshot agents in Tinseltown are power-lunching over plastic trays of Fuddruckers in the food court at the Century City mall, rather than in the red banquettes of The Grill, now that ICM and CAA have moved into the neighborhood.

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Lenn K.    

The problem I have with Madonna is it always in the publics eye for her. It's the attention she loves so much. Angie adopted and got attention and so Madonna wanted the same thing. I listen to J-lo and I felt that she was just okay as a singer, somebodies on crack for paying her 1.2 million.

2690 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Sheryl Crow has no class.

2690 days ago
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MIKE THE TRUTH    

i HATE MADONNA AND HER FAKE A$$ ACCENT, She is a publicity hound as most celebritys are but she is old, and continues to think we think she is relavant, yes she stole that kid from his father in africa, and because the press wasnt good for her on this trip she decides to bail on letting the dad see his kid,

Hasnt this sanjaya character had his 15 minutes already and cmon dude that smile is so over the top, he has that parisite hilton head crook thing going on, I know that TMZ will continue to talk about him and force us to see his big teeth so I am doomed.

Jlo is well i am tired and i dont even care anymore so

BY THE WAY WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT NO JUSTICE NO PEACE PERSON

2690 days ago
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JP    

Madonna is not unique..EVERY celebrity wants any and all the attention they can get! Our society puts them on pedestals then wonders why they are so self indulgent. We need to change, not them. Find other people worth celebrating...teachers, firemen, police officers. We need to show our children who the REAL important people are!

2690 days ago
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finn    

Sheryl Crow does indeed have class. Why didn't TMZ report her response after Rove said "I work for the American people".

She replied, "We ARE the American people".

2690 days ago
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GW    

Madonna makes me sick.

And who does Sheryl Crow think she is, anyway? I wouldn't want a random person touching me, either.

2690 days ago
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Roberto    

Let's see.....Madge needs to spend her career mocking Christ.....Madge needs to flip off the public.......Madge needs fur coats and pheasant shoots......Madge needs to take babies away from loving daddies......how deep the darkness of Madge's needs...........

2690 days ago
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in the know    

J Lo's entourage costs 800,000 ? Who does she think she is the pope? Ben Affleck was dead on when he said she was unable to travel without at least a few hundred people to prep her ego. She is truly one of Hollywood's most overhyped and least talented.

2690 days ago
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LMFAO    

Sanjaya is the man, why do people say that he will only be around for 15 mins? He has been around for several months now, and yet this is only just the begining for Sanjaya!! He is the next big thing!!

2690 days ago
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anon    

Ummmm, is Sherly Crow not an American? Last I looked she was. Does this mean the Bush Whitehouse does consider you American if you are famous? Hypocrites.

2690 days ago
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who cares?    

madaona is the most over rated so-caled musicians EVER!

2690 days ago
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Kathy    

I HATE MADONNA WITH A PASSION!! She's such a wench! She'll get hers one day.

2690 days ago
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who cares?    

Crow--YOU SUCK!

2690 days ago
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RosieFaninTN    

Who in their right mind would want to touch KKKarl Rove?

2690 days ago
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Lol    

Cheryl and Al Gore's producer were out of line. Not the appropriate place to start a fight over the environment. I watched Cheryl and this other lady giving an interview and they said global warming is the most important issue facing us. Although this is an important issue IMO Terrorism and Irans nuclear problem are a greater threat.

2690 days ago
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