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1:20 PM ET, April 23, 2007

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Raphael Tenthani / People.com:
Madonna Leaves Malawi with the Kids  —  Madonna wrapped up her six-day trip to Malawi on Sunday, jetting off with her daughter Lourdes and 1-year-old son David, whom she's in the process of adopting.  —  The pop star spent time in the country working on projects for her charity, Raising Malawi …
Elizabeth Wolff / New York Post:
McG'S GAY POSTER BOY  —  This is the full-frontal nude photograph that hung in the bedroom of New Jersey's disgraced love gov, Jim McGreevey, when his 5-year-old daughter came for sleepovers - and the source of his estranged wife's claims that he's an unfit parent.
Discussion: Queerty and Daily. Gay. News.
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Jeane MacIntosh / New York Post:
MCG'S WIFE KEPT HIS SECRET  —  LEARNED EARLY, BUT 'LET IT SLIDE'  —  She knew.  —  Despite claims to the contrary, Dina Matos McGreevey knew former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey was gay long before he announced it to the world - perhaps even before the now-estranged couple's marriage in 2000, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Jossip and Queerty
Tracy Connor / NY Daily News:
My 'marriage' to Gov. McSleazy!
Discussion: Good As You
New York Post:
EVIL PARENTS TORTURED CHEVY  —  CHEVY Chase has made us laugh since his first routines on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, but behind the clownish façade are horrific memories of a childhood of beatings and psychological torture by a mentally ill mom and twisted stepdad.
Discussion: Metadish Feeds and Cele|bitchy
Jeannette Walls / MSNBC:
J. Lo available for parties — for $2 million  —  Plus, Timberlake may be bringin' 'SexyBack' but still can't figure out women  —  Jennifer Lopez is hot — in Russia.  —  The diva, whose career has cooled a bit in the U.S. — is reportedly being paid $2 million to sing at a 30th birthday party …
New York Post:
SPIDEY'S BIG PRODUCTION BITE  —  "SPIDER-Man 3" will be the most expensive movie ever made when it opens May 4.  While industry insiders claim Sony Pictures spent $350 million on production alone, Hollywood reporter Kim Masters reports in Radar magazine that the total bill …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
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Kim Masters / RADAR:
THE MOST EXPENSIVE MOVIE MADE  —  How Sony's $500 million …
Metro.co.uk:
Spicy reunion for baby Bluebell  —  There was a mini Spice Girls reunion when four of the original line-up were at the christening of Geri Halliwell's first child, Bluebell Madonna.  —  Victoria Beckham, mother-to-be Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm were among the 100 people in the congregation.
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
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Chris Auchterlonie / Splash News Online:   A future spice girl?
Just Jared:   The Beckham Boys @ Bluebell's Christening
New York Post:
SIMILAR TASTES  —  FOR hard rocker Tommy Lee, sharing Pamela Anderson with Kid Rock wasn't enough.  Spies at the Victoria's Secret party at Tao Beach in Las Vegas the other night said Lee was vying for Rock's Danish vixen, May Anderson, all night.  "He was desperately trying to talk to May," said one onlooker.
NY Daily News:
Warming plea steams Rove  —  The smoke is still clearing from the ideological bomb that exploded at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner when GOP overlord Karl Rove faced off with showbiz ecowarriors Sheryl Crow and Laurie David.  —  David, the wife of churlish …
TMZ.com:
Val Can't Take Dump So Residents Must Pay  —  It's rough living around a location shoot for a Val Kilmer movie!  —  At 8:30 this morning, a movie starring Kilmer, "Columbus Day," was about to film in Echo Park near downtown L.A.  —  The residents were supposed to move their cars off the street.
Discussion: Seriously? OMG!
Phil / Egotastic!:
Amy Winehouse's Bra Gets the Mail  —  Here we have British popstar, Amy Winehouse, getting the mail.  In her bra.  I'm not sure when this sort of thing became the norm, but I definitely can't remember the last time a girl in my neighbourhood answered the door nearly topless.  And trust me, I've been looking.
Phil / Egotastic!:
Scarlett Johansson's Breasts Host Saturday Night Live  —  Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and really couldn't tell you if her monologue was funny or not.  In fact, I couldn't even tell you what it was about.  So entranced was I by her cleavage …
Ain't It Cool News:
Let's try this again... Is this The Joker?  —  Is this the face of The Joker?  Ummmm, mmmaybe!  —135 total posts  —  posts  —  Harry Says It Would Be Criminal To Not See HOT FUZZ Immediately!!!  —179 total posts  —  posts  —  Wait... Ed Norton's Not Going To Be Green After All?!
POPSUGAR:
Ashton & Demi Pray For Wedding Crashers  —  Ashton and Demi got their celebrity trends on this weekend - Starbucks, YSL purses and Kabbalah.  Demi looks effortlessly fab, while Ashton's mound of scruff (beard?) on his chin is totally turning us off.  Luckily, Ashton doesn't have to make a TV appearance …
Discussion: BuzzSugar
Courtney Rubin / People.com:
Jennifer Lopez Paid $1.2 Million for 40-Minute Concert  —  Talk about an expensive birthday present: A Russian billionaire forked over $2 million for Jennifer Lopez to perform at a joint birthday party for himself and his wife Saturday night, sources tell PEOPLE.
Flynet Pictures / FlynetOnline.com …:
Kim Basinger Hires Bodyguard To Protect Her From Alec  —  Actress Kim Basinger and daughter Ireland go out with their bodyguard to watch over them these days!  After angry Alec Baldwin left a threatening message on Ireland's phone this week Kim is not taking any chances and has hired round …
Discussion: Dlisted
New York Post:
JUST ASKING  —  WHICH wife of a radio personality is so paranoid and stingy, she padlocks the fridge to keep the help from stealing food? . . .  WHICH club invited "a cute Puerto Rican guy" to come in off the street to join the weekly gay-night party?  The coat check was left unattended …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life and Queerty
FemaleFirst:
Hayek Attacks The Bible.  —  Hayek Attacks The Bible.  —  Pregnant SALMA HAYEK has never been a fan of the Bible because she hates the way the good book depicts women and reveres sex.  —  The Mexican actress insists she still believes in God and Jesus Christ, but she'll always have big problems with the Bible.
Discussion: Celebrity Blog …
 
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