Madonna Dating Abraham After Jesus Split

Weeks after dumping 22-year-old model Jesus Luz, News of the World reports that Madonna is hooking up with Jewish millionaire businessman Abraham Moses Schimmel, 44. “It’s bizarre, you couldn’t find two men more different,” a source close to the 50-year-old singer told Dan Wootton. “Jesus isn’t happy about her relationship with Marc, but she enjoys his company.”

Madonna Unhappy With Sacha Baron Cohen Over Bruno Adoption Gag

April 18, 2009 – Sacha Baron Cohen is in damage control with his famous friend Madonna after poking fun at the singer in his upcoming Bruno film by spoofing her adoption of David Banda. 37-year-old Sacha sent the Material Girl a bouquet of flowers after learning she felt the gag was insensitive, especially after her failed efforts to adopt a second child from Malawi. “It’s hardly surprising Sacha is going out of his way to mend their rift,” a source told The Mirror. “The pair go back years. Madge was such a big fan of his Ali G character she asked him to star in her video for ‘Hey Mr DJ’ and they’ve been pals ever since.”

Adoption Blow Bringing Madonna And Guy Ritchie Back Together?

April 11, 2009 – An insider tells Dan Wootton of News of the World that after Guy Ritchie has been a shoulder for Madonna to cry on since her failed Mercy James adoption bid, the recently divorced couple were affectionate during a Kabbalah celebration with Lourdes and Rocco in London on Wednesday. “Guy was stroking Madonna’s back and they were cuddling,” the source told the British tabloid. “She looked very sad and Guy seemed to be comforting her.”

Madonna Shrieked In Horror After Judge Rejected Adoption Bid

The Sun reports Madonna shrieked in horror after her lawyer broke the devastating news Friday that the judge ruling on her Mercy James adoption said no. “She was unrecognizably angry — she seemed in emotional agony,” a worker at the luxury lodge in Malawi where Madonna was staying told the British tabloid. “We couldn’t tell if she was crying, but her daughter Lourdes ran and put her arms round her. Madonna said to her lawyer, ‘This is the worst day of my life’. She yelled at him, ‘What went wrong? How could this happen’? He was staring at the ground.”

Mercy James In Tears Pleading For “My Mummy” Madonna

April 5, 2009 – The boss of Mercy James’ orphanage, the Kondanani Children’s Home in Malawi, tells The Sun that the youngster “could not understand where her new family had gone” following a judge’s decision on Friday to reject Madonna’s adoption bid.

“It’s devastating for Mercy,” Annie Chikhwaza told the British tabloid. “She had bonded with her new family and was calling for Madonna, saying, ‘Where is my Mummy?’ She couldn’t understand where Lola, David and Rocco had gone — she thought they were playing hide and seek. It broke my heart to see her crying out for David as they’d become inseparable.”

Madonna Devastated Leaving Malawi Without Mercy James

April 5, 2009 – Madonna returned to England on Sunday, devastated by the rejection of her application to adopt Mercy James by a Malawian judge. “Madonna is in absolute pieces,” a source told Mail on Sunday. “She is devastated, this is the first time she has not got something she longed for. Lourdes will also be devastated. She helped get a room ready for Mercy and chose clothes for her.”

The friend added that Madge’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie has been supportive following the unhappy news. “He wasn’t enthusiastic about Madonna adopting another child and thinks they both have enough on their plate with three children. But it’s the first time he has seen her so crushed. It hasn’t been an easy time for anyone.”

Madonna & Angelina Jolie Square Off On ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

Last night’s ‘Weekend Update’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ featured Madonna, played by Kristen Wiig, and Angelina Jolie, played by Amy Elliot, squaring off on who has adopted babies from more exotic places. “I’m saving the world Seth, one tiny exotic baby at a time,” Madonna told anchor Seth Meyers before Angelina showed up.

The video at NBC.com has since been removed.

Guy Ritchie Offers Madonna Support Following Failed Adoption Bid

April 4, 2009 – Madonna’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie is reacting to news the singer’s bid to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James was rejected Friday by a Malawi judge. A requirement that the Material Girl would have had to spend 18-24 months in the country was waived for Madonna’s first adoption, but was cited as the reason for the denial this time around. Richie stated, “I fully supported Madonna in her decision to apply for this adoption, and I am saddened that her application has been rejected. She is motivated only by being a caring parent who seeks to share some of the advantages and opportunities that her life has given her. Madonna is a fantastic and loving mother who cares deeply about her own children, and children who may need additional help and support. This time it did not work out, but there will be other opportunities and I wish her well in them. She is a great mum.”

Madonna Says Her Mercy James Adoption Plans Are Nobody’s Business

March 30, 2009 – ITN has footage of Madonna in Malawi with daughter Lourdes, with a reporter asking the singer how it feels to be back in the country. “Amazing,” the 50-year-old responded. She wouldn’t say why she was adopting again, as she hopes to take home 4-year-old Mercy James if a judge approves by week’s end. So does she understand those who have reservations about the adoption plans? “No, it’s none of their business,” Madge responded. Watch the video via YouTube below.

Madonna Pleads To Judge To Adopt Mercy James

March 30, 2009 – Court sources tell The Sun that Madonna told Malawian Judge Esmie Chombo that she was a “deeply loving mother” who would care for 4-year-old Mercy James as well as her own in the singer’s bid to adopt a second African orphan. Mercy’s uncle Peter Baneti is expected to come to court this week and sign papers allowing his niece to be adopted. The judge will make his ruling on Friday, and Madge hopes to leave with Mercy the following day.

Madonna Arrives In Malawi, Avoids Reporters

March 29, 2009 – Madonna dashed from the airport to an impoverished village in Malawi to discuss a school she is planning to build, but sidestepped reporters who wanted to question the singer about plans to adopt a second child while in the country. Madonna was expected to appear in court in Lilongwe on Monday to sign adoption papers to take custody of 4-year-old Mercy James. Watch a report from ITN below.

Madonna’s Ex Nanny & Friends Speak Out After Firing

Friends of Madonna’s former nanny Angela Jacobsen are speaking out to News of the World about the unbearable experience she had working for the 50-year-old. “She was sick of traipsing around the world looking after other people’s children,” the pal told the British tabloid. “Her plan was to be home and be settled by the time she was 30.”

But another pal says Jacobsen “was incredibly upset and very surprised because she had been told about the second adoption and thought she was badly needed for a few more months.”

Meanwhile, a Facebook page purported to be Angela’s said the decision by Madonna to terminate her “was sudden and unexpected.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna ‘I Am Because We Are’ Documentary

March 29, 2009 – Madonna has premiered her ‘I Am Because We Are’ documentary on YouTube. Directed by Nathan Rissman and narrated by Madonna, ‘I Am Because We Are’ depicts a journey in the second poorest country in the world, Malawi.

“I felt this was a story the world needed to hear, so I made a film,” Madonna says in the intro. “This film takes you on an intimate personal journey with people whose lives have been touched by the AIDS epidemic, children who have lost their parents, parents who have lost children. Families that have been devastated. An entire generation of adults that has been wiped out because of this disease.”

Watch the intro and documentary below.

Save The Children Urges Madonna To Reconsider Mercy James Adoption

March 29, 2009 – The charity Save the Children has urged Madonna to rethink plans to adopt a second Malawian orphan named Mercy James. “The best place for a child is in his or her family in their home community,” charity spokesman Dominic Nutt said. “Most children in orphanages have one parent still living, or have an extended family that can care for them in the absence of their parents.” Watch a report from ITN below.

Madonna Dumps Jesus Luz After Mother’s Day Argument

March 29, 2009 – The Mirror hears that Madonna and her 22-year-old boyfriend Jesus Luz have broken up after the Material Girl declined his invite to the 22-year-old model’s family in Brazil on May 10th, which is Mother’s Day in Brazil. “It was a huge wakeup call for Madonna that Jesus really isn’t the man for her,” an insider told the British tabloid. “Things were moving too fast and they were practically living in each other’s pockets. Jesus felt so rejected when Madge was dragging her heels over the family meeting in Brazil.”

Jesus Luz Tells Ex He Loves Madonna & Age Doesn’t Matter

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Speaking to his ex-girlfriend Catharina Franca, 22-year-old Jesus Luz admitting he had fallen in love with Madonna despite their 28-year age gap. “Madonna has an amazing body, is a sexy, kind person and a great mother,” Luz told 18-year-old Catharina, who is now relaying the comments to The Mirror. “The difference in our ages means nothing. She looks like a 30-year-old and has a youthful personality to go with it. I love her and nothing else matters.”

Catharina added that Jesus may want to be a part of Madonna expanding her family. “He adores kids but he accepts they could not have children of their own, and is talking about the possibility of adopting with Madonna,” Catharina revealed. “If they stay together, he will make a great father figure.”

Personal Trainer Tracy Anderson Talks About Her Famous Client Madonna

Madonna’s personal trainer Tracy Anderson tells The Mirror she doesn’t get bossed around by the famously toned Material Girl as people would believe. “She’s the most docile, sweet, quiet little student,” Tracy revealed. “She’ll follow everything I want. Madonna never slacks off. She’s like a gym nerd.”

As for criticism that Madonna is too old for such a muscular physique, Anderson doesn’t buy it. “As her trainer, what matters is that I like how she looks – and I do. I challenge anybody to see Madonna in person and not want her body. What she’s achieved is not unnatural. If your body looks old at 50, it’s only because you’re not making the effort. Madonna will keep her physique forever because she’ll always keep up my program.”

The article at Mirror.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna Visits Kabbalah Centre With Kids & Jesus Luz

March 2, 2009 – Madonna shied away from photographers as she visited the Kabbalah Centre in New York City on Saturday (February 28) with her daughter Lourdes Leon and son David Banda, as well as her much younger boyfriend Jesus Luz. Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.

Rosie O’Donnell Turns To Madonna Dealing With Menopause

Rosie O’Donnell visited ‘The Tyra Banks Show’, revealing in a show set to air on Thursday that Madonna is “a lot like a big sister”, helping the 46-year-old deal with menopause. “When I started having my hormone things, I’m like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ she’s like, ‘Get the cream’,” Rosie told Tyra.

A report on the interview from E! has since been removed.

Madonna Kisses Jesus Luz At Pre-Oscars Party

February 22, 2009 – Madonna enjoyed a pre-Oscars dinner at the Grey Goose Cecconi’s party in Melrose, kissing her new 22-year-old boyfriend Jesus Luz as Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Dev Patel and Oscar nominee Marisa Tomei looked on. “Madonna looked completely smitten with Jesus, and so did he with her,” a witness told The Mirror. “They stayed in their candlelit corner all night, even when Elton John came and went they didn’t leave their seats to greet him. Madonna is usually quite reserved when she is with a guy in public but she didn’t care who saw her with Jesus.”

Madonna And David Leaving LA Kabbalah Center

February 22, 2009 – Madonna was spotted leaving the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles with her adopted son David Banda, who fired a pink toy gun at the waiting paparazzi on Friday (February 2) before they entered an awaiting SUV. Note: The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.

Madonna’s Relationship With Jesus All About Publicity?

February 17, 2009 – A source tells The Mirror that Madonna’s relationship with young Brazilian male model Jesus is designed to drum up publicity for her tour. “It’s a classic Madge publicity stunt but suits both parties well,” the tipster told the British tabloid. “Despite her advancing years, she looks like she’s still got what it takes to pull a 22-year-old.” Read more.

Guy Ritchie Gutted After Madonna’s Child Custody Win

January 31, 2009 – The Sun reports Guy Ritchie was gutted after ex-wife Madonna won a court order to have their sons Rocco and David move to the U.S. “Guy will still see his sons all the time,” a friend of the film director said. “He said, ‘It doesn’t matter where they live — they will always have the hearts and souls of Englishmen.’ Football, appreciating the countryside, good humor and decent music — Guy’s determined these symbols of Britishness will forever be part of their lives.” Read more.

Dad’s Happy Guy Ritchie Split Up With Madonna

Guy Ritchie’s father John sounded off on the director’s ex-wife Madonna in an interview with In Touch, insisting that the couple’s divorce filing last October was a smart move.

“The worst thing would be if they reconciled,” John said. “Guy is better off. He’s in the States with the children at the moment.” John added that he has no problems with reports that the Material Girl has already moved on – perhaps with Alex Rodriguez. “She’s been here with a chap, a friend of hers,” he said, probably referring to A-Rod’s visit to England over the holidays. “We hope she does have a lot of boyfriends because it means she won’t ever get back together with Guy!”

Madonna & Guy Ritchie Agree To Get Together For The Kids

January 10, 2009 – Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie have agreed to make peace and meet five times a year, celebrating their children’s birthdays and important Kabbalah related days, after the pair spent Christmas together for the sake of Lourdes, Rocco and David. “When it comes down to it, they are both parents and they want to do what’s right for their children,” a source told News of the World. “Christmas was something done through gritted teeth, but it worked out in the end and was a success for the kids.” The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Enrolls In Acting School

January 4, 2009 – The Daily Mail reports Madonna’s daughter Lourdes has enrolled at Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School, which boasts an alumni that includes Macaulay Culkin, Scarlett Johansson and Sarah Jessica Parker. A source told the tabloid that the 14-year-old “is desperate to become an actress”. Read more.

Madonna Talks Yoga, Colonics, Hating Messes

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Madonna was on the phone with Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix on Monday (December 22). The stations’ soundguy put together a lengthy highlight reel which Madonna enjoyed, prompting Madonna to recall some of the music videos she shot for the singles. Asked about her favorite songs, she said it’s more her new stuff. They then discussed Bikram yoga, which Johnjay has credited to his losing 100 pounds. The weight loss then led to Johnjay talking about colonics, and how he read Madonna has done it. She admitted 15 years ago she had a colonic, but that was it.

Madonna then talked about how unusual it is for her to cook, having recently cooked an omelette. Asked if she was a OCD, Madonna said she’s a neat freak. “My children’s bedrooms. I go ballistic if their clothes are on the floor,” she said. “If a picture is crooked I have to fix it. All clothes must be hung up. I hate messes.” Asked how she disciplines her kids, Madonna joked, “I throw them in a cage, with a small rodent in it.”

The interview audio and their thoughts about it afterwards at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

Madonna’s Christmastime With Guy – And A-Rod On The Side

December 15, 2008 – The Sun has learned a condition of Madonna’s plans to celebrate Christmas in England with ex-husband Guy Ritchie and their children is that her rumored New York Yankee boyfriend Alex Rodriguez can tag along, though he won’t be going to the family dinner. Madge plans on flying the slugger first class into London, allowing him to stay at a top hotel. “She wants the kids to be with their parents but wants time with A-Rod too,” a source told the British tabloid. “She knows he lives large and that he loves the fact she’s his equal for earning power. She wants to treat him.” Read more.

Madonna May Appear During Britney Spears Circus Tour

December 14, 2008 – Metro reports Britney Spears is trying to line up Madonna to make a series of appearances on her upcoming ‘Circus’ tour. “There’s been talk of Madonna making an appearance, and there’s so many places we could take that,” Spears’ choreographer Wade Robson explained. “At this point, the main issue is timing.” Read more.

Madonna And Guy Ritchie To Spend Christmas Together For The Kids

December 14, 2008 – The Mail on Sunday reports Madonna and Guy Ritchie will be enjoying Christmas together with their children at Guy’s Ashcombe House estate. “Madonna and Guy want the best for the kids and so she has decided to come over to the UK so they can be with their father,” a source told the British tabloid. “He is planning on having a traditional turkey dinner – although all the food will be organic at Madonna’s insistence. Madonna doesn’t really like Ashcombe but she thinks it’s important that they put on a united front for the kids. She will, however, be eating a different meal as she will only eat fish. She will also be working out on Christmas Day.” Read more.

Madonna Removes Guy Ritchie Memories From London Home

December 1, 2008 – The Mirror hears that Madonna has been erasing all memory of ex-hubby Guy Ritchie from her London home, taking down pictures and erasing their telephone message. “She’s removed all photographs of the pair of them, leaving only the ones featuring Guy with the children,” a source tells the British tabloid. “The joint answering machine message has been replaced with a neutral one.” Read more.

A-Rod Has Dinner With Family Before Meeting Up With Madonna

November 29, 2008 – People magazine reports Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez celebrated Thanksgiving with his family in Miami before heading off to spend time with Madonna, despite earlier reports suggesting he would skip dinner with ex-wife Cynthia and daughters Natasha, 4, and Ella, 7 months. “He always had every intention of spending the holiday with Cynthia, the family, and his two daughters,” a source explained. “There was never any intention of him flying back. The allegations regarding this trip to New York [to be with Madonna] couldn’t be anything farther from the truth.” Read more.

A-Rod’s Thanksgiving Plans With Madonna Leave His Ex Furious

November 25, 2008 – Access Hollywood reports New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez plans on spending Thanksgiving with Madonna, and the slugger’s ex Cynthia Rodriguez is sounding off in a furious email to a close friend. “My 6-foot-3, 220-pound soul-less, soon-to-be ex-husband is abandoning his kids on Thanksgiving to be with Madonna,” Cynthia complained. “She called and he ran on her command back to New York City… Gross!” Cynthia wrote. Read more.

CBS News Reports On Madonna & Guy’s Quickie Divorce

November 23, 2008 – Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s celebrity marriage began in a Scottish castle but ended 8 years later in a drab London courtroom, without either party showing up. “She always kept on with her own career, she always kept trying to be more successful with a more sort of presence of you like,” Neil Sean commented, “and I think for Guy Ritchie, he thought, ‘You know, I’m not happy being second fiddle’.” Watch a report from CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata below the cut. (more…)

Madonna Kept A File On Guy Ritchie For Leverage

News of the World reports Madonna behaved like the CIA with her now ex-husband Guy Ritchie, compiling a secret dossier on the director to help her case if they were to have been embroiled in an ugly divorce. “She got staff to keep a record of every time he was out late or made an off-color comment,” a source told the British tabloid. “It was bizarre as he’s not a heavy drinker or abusive. He doesn’t drink any more than the next man. But she was trying to show he’d be a bad influence on the kids, which is rubbish. Guy’s a devoted dad and the kids adore him.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Madonna Not Heartbroken Over Guy Ritchie Split

November 22, 2008 – Hours before a London court granted Madonna and Guy Ritchie a preliminary “quickie divorce” on Friday, a source close to the Material Girl told People the singer is holding up okay. “It’s a sad situation, but she’s not heartbroken,” the insider said. “She’s handling it well.”

Meanwhile, Madonna was eyed with her first hubby Sean Penn at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan on Wednesday night. “There’s nothing romantic there,” the source added. “They’re just good friends.” Penn has been married to actress Robin Wright since 1996, reversing a decision last December to seek a divorce.

Madonna And Guy Ritchie Divorce To Be Finalized Friday

November 21, 2008 – The Sun reports that neither Madonna or Guy Ritchie will be present when their seven-year marriage is officially declared over on Friday in London. The director, who is reportedly worth $45 million, will receive a cash payment equivalent to the value of their Marylebone townhouse, around $38 million. “Madonna is livid that people think he hasn’t asked for a penny when he is walking away with millions,” a source said. Read more.

Courtney Hazlett On Madonna & Guy Ritchie Divorce Nearing Settlement

November 20, 2008 – Reports indicates Madonna and estranged husband Guy Ritchie are on their way to being granted an initial divorce decree in London. MSNBC.com’s Courtney Hazlett discussed the news on MSNBC Thursday (November 20). Watch the video below.

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