Crown Cancels Book By Madonna’s Former Nanny

The tell-all book planned by Madonna’s former nanny Melissa Dumas has been cancelled by Crown Publishing Group, according to Dumas’ rep Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management. “I deeply regret that Crown Publishing decided not to move forward in publishing Melissa Dumas’ book,” Martin told The Book Standard. “I had a wonderful experience with them with a previous nanny tome, ‘You’ll Never Nanny in This Town Again’, and had hoped to repeat that experience.” No word if Dumas is shopping the book to other publishing houses.

Doesn’t Care About Her Clothing Line Critics

March 15, 2007 – spoke with the New York Times about her new collection for H&M. “They are the kind of clothes that mean business and fun all at the same time,” the Material Girl explained. “I thought about what I like to wear every day.” As for critics of her zip-front tracksuits sold at the retailer last year, she said, “I didn’t read the reviews. I don’t care what people say. I like them.” Read more.

Agent Confirms Former Nanny Shopping A Book

March 10, 2007 – Entertainment Weekly reports Melissa Dumas, a woman claiming to be Madonna’s former nanny, has made a deal for a tell-all book on the singer. Sample chapters and chapter summaries from the 80-page book proposal provide a laundry list of alleged details pertaining to Madonna’s marriage to Ritchie, their children’s behavior, the family’s participation in Kabbalah, and the motivation behind Madonna’s decision to adopt a boy from Malawi. Read more.

Madonna Puts David In Car Seat-less Danger?

March 9, 2007 – Us Weekly reports Madonna was caught taking off in her Escalade ESV without buckling up 17-month-old son, David. “There was no car seat,” a source explained. “She sat in the middle row, and they left with David on her lap.” The full story at has since been removed.

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