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A-Rod Givin' It to Madge

8/11/2008 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Madonna is getting paid by Alex Rodriguez –- and the timing couldn't be any more, ahem, convenient.

The stray-Rod is actually making a donation to Madge's charity, Raising Malawi, reports Rush & Molloy, to the tune of "at least $500,000." Even though he's going to be shelling out big time to wife Cynthia in their divorce case, he's apparently in a giving mood. Of course, the charity's director says it's a "private thing."

Reps didn't comment.

Bernie -- Intensive for Days

Bernie Mac's condition was much more serious – and he was in the ICU – for much longer than anyone was letting on.

The late comedian, who died early Saturday morning, was admitted to the hospital July 24, a week before his admittance actually was announced. People reports that he had to be put on a ventilator as soon as he got there, and he contracted a second strain of pneumonia while he was there.

Though what eventually felled him wasn't directly related to his chronic sarcoidosis, the condition severely compromised his immune system.

Other Woman Slams Edwards' Wife

John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter didn't like the look of Elizabeth Edwards from the very beginning -- or her energy.

She told a Newsweek reporter that Elizabeth didn't "give off good energy" and that she "didn't make eye contact with me" when they met. (Ya think?) Hunter and Edwards already were involved when the two met, but it's unclear whether Elizabeth knew anything.

Hunter apparently thought that John Edwards was a leader on the order of Gandhi.


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2261 days ago


it's so sad that bernie mac died. he was a talented comedian. he will be missed greatly. thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends who are greiving.

2261 days ago


This woman is a piece of crap and so is Edwards. They belong together.

2261 days ago


Any thoughts John Edwards had of ever holding office again, are now in the toilet. What a pig, his wife has incurable cancer and he's out there dipping his wick in some slut he met at a bar?! Then the bitch says, she didn't like the wife, give me a break!

2261 days ago


Does anyone have morals these days?...

2261 days ago


Ms. Hunter doesn't seem to be a good judge of character...John is Ghandi, she is a king maker and Elizabeth is a lump of clay with no energy or eye contact.

Please, next time Ms. Hunter has something to say, ask her to ssshhhhh.

2261 days ago


I think Bernie Mac died of a broken funny bone.

2261 days ago


You're right #4. They do deserve each other.

2261 days ago


Rielle Hunter needs to shut up and go away. As sordid as this whole thing is, her speaking up is only making it worse. She didn't like Elizabeth right away - could it be because you are a cheating. lying bitch, and Ms. Edwards didn't like your vibe?

GO back to the trailer park....

2261 days ago


Its their own personal problem...get a life folks....He who is without sin,,throw the first stone...all the rest shut the hell up and get a life

2261 days ago


Rielle Hunter, ye one of high morals!! That would be a huge NO!! Sounds like she was hittin up the whole Edwards camp! Yep, you are one class act!

2261 days ago


He/She who is without sin, cast the first stone....the rest of you, mind your own business and get a life...

2261 days ago


This woman of Edwards' if she met me and had been screwing my husband she'd have gotten more that "poor energy" she'd have gotten a boot in the ass! what a slut. And now I'm glad Edwards didn't get the demo. nomination.

2261 days ago


Most of you are like Crabs in a Basket....always trying to pull someone down,,,,STUPID

2261 days ago


In pictures when she is pregnant with a black tee-shirt with a heart with a peace symbol in it - she looks just like Camilla Parker-Bowles. If he was going to stray in his marriage - you would think (with his hair) he could get someone a little better than a Camilla look-a-like. Gross!

2261 days ago
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