“Madonna isn’t taking no for an answer” afternoon links

Madonna visiting the village of Salaza in Malawi today. Photo thanks to Fame Pictures .

- Lawyer: Madonna Has Filed Appeal to Adoption Ruling [MSN Wonderwall]
- Lindsay Lohan inexplicably drags her bones on stage to hug Lily Allen in the middle of a song [Dlisted]
- James Franco looking insanely sexy in NYC [Lainey Gossip]
- Ex-Miss New Mexico Raelene Aguilar Popped for DUI [PopEater]
- Mel B’s Peep Show is pretty hot [Bossip]
- Jessica Simpson: Mexico With The Ladies [Fafarazzi]
- “Adventureland” review [Pajiba]
- Fergie Owns Over 500 Pairs Of Shoes. I’d like to mock this, because it’s Fergie and thus hard not to, but all I can think about is how insanely jealous I am [I’m Not Obsessed]
- Seth Rogan says he’s not kid-friendly [Websters is my Bitch]
- Mark Ronson was voted Britan’s best dressed man by British GQ [In Case You Didn’t Know]
- JK Rowling Rules The World [Crazy Days and Nights]
- Britney Spears Dances With Her Rumored New Boy Toy Chase Benz [PopSugar]
- Tamara Mellon doesn’t seem to be missing Christian Slater much [I Don’t Like You In That Way]
- Vikki Blows is Topless for a Change [Egotastic]
- Rihanna toasts her break-up with Chris Brown [The Superficial]
- Kelly Monaco Is A Semi-Peeler [Hollywood Tuna]


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  1. Anna says:

    Madonna… ugh… whatever.

    What really moves me: is it weird of me to be disappointed in Mel B’s (almost) nude booty-shaking? I loved the Spice Girls when I was a young teen – I thought their girl power message was so cool! – and now to see yet another Spice Girl (Scary Spice, no less) parade around in silver heels and a thong just seems so… wrong. Is it silly of me to feel slightly betrayed? I loved how they used to empower girls and now it’s all gone straight to Bimbo Hell. *sniffle*

  2. OXA says:

    She was a littl early with the adoption celebration party, maybe that rubbed em the wrong way.

  3. lola says:

    look at the above picture. Would you give her a child? Seriously!

  4. Dudeness says:

    Of course she will not take no for an answer…this spoiled b!tch is used to getting everything she wants, no matter who she hurts in the process.

  5. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Yeah !!
    She doesn’t have to put up with your ‘laws’ and your ‘judges’- she’s rich !!

  6. Annie says:

    God forbid she be denied anything.

  7. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Ok those cheek implants are NOT settling in well, Miss Gristle.

    I bet Guy Ritchie is somewhere counting his lucky stars to get away from her.

  8. the original kate says:

    her cheeks are crazy looking.

  9. Spike says:

    Just remember Madonna, even if you don’t get Mercy, there’s always baby Jesus!

  10. mE says:

    Wow, I hope she didn’t pay for that facelift. Her cheekbones look terrible.

  11. N. says:

    What is wrong with everyone? Do you really think Mercy is better off in a crowded orphanage in a country where you’re lucky to live to 35? The judge should’ve thought about that child, and where she is best living. Who cares if you hate Madonna, but she wouldn’t have given that little girl everything…a life, health, opportunity, education…

  12. becca says:

    I’m not surprised Madonna isn’t taking no for an answer. She and her team are probably just looking who to pay off to get the kid. :/

    As far as Mel B, I always thought the Spice Girls dressed really raunchy as a kid. My mom didn’t want me listening to them for that very reason.

  13. Ryo says:

    Good. Rules are rules, I don’t care how rich you are. The sad thing is, she actually COULD afford to spend 18 months becoming a citizen, but she couldn’t be bothered because she’s ~Madonna~

  14. Ryo says:

    *whoops, I meant, good they said no.

  15. jennifer says:

    I was raised by my single mom, and we were BY FAR the poorest people on the street. I suppose because the other people on the street had way more money than my mom and could have given me a better life they should have had the right to take me away. That’s the logic some people seem to be following, anyway.

    BTW, this quote from Madonna says it all to me:

    “To deny Chifundo James the opportunity to be adopted by me could expose her to hardship and emotional trauma which is otherwise avoidable,”

    “the opportunity to be adopted by me”…Madonna’s halo is BLINDING me…

    P.S. I actually quite like Madonna. But she’s acting like an absolute tool in this situation.

  16. Dudeness says:

    [i]What is wrong with everyone? Do you really think Mercy is better off in a crowded orphanage in a country where you’re lucky to live to 35? The judge should’ve thought about that child, and where she is best living. Who cares if you hate Madonna, but she wouldn’t have given that little girl everything…a life, health, opportunity, education… [/i]

    Why is it that liberals always tell us that Americans should butt out of other peoples’ countries and lives, except when it involves one of their assinine ‘heroes’ wanting to adopt a child by cirumventing the rules. Don’t the laws of the other country mean anything at all? Or are they just an inconvenience?

  17. josie says:

    She looks really pissed off

  18. gia says:

    the judge in this case deserves a metal. She makes me believe that there is still decent,noncorrupt, honest and caring people out there, whose lives and interests are not influenced or blinded by material things.

  19. Lizzie says:

    I feel that the judge made the right choice and the reasons were pretty good. This would be the second child she uses her money to adopt from one country, thus others in that country could see it as a way to make money off of stolen children. To sell them off to the rich westerners who promise a better life but pay enough to do it illegally. If it’s done illegally then how can they be sure these rich westerners aren’t taking them to be servants or to sell their bodies or organs? If Madonna really wants the little girl she should abide by the rules and take the matter seriously and not like a spoiled brat who wants her toy now.

  20. Moogles says:

    Jennifer– THANK YOU for putting into words what I have been thinking this whole time. Seriously, if we go by the standard that we’re obligated to give the child to a richer couple, then entire countries worth of children would be up for grabs.

    Love your avatar, btw. Goes to show BBT is the thinking people’s show.

    I’ve worked at third world country orphanages. They are not American Orphanages in foreign language. It is quite common for relatives to give children up to the orphanage and use that time to get enough money to take that child back. And very often those orphanages have rules allowing visits only on weekends so as not to disrupt the child’s life. People, particularly celebrities, really need to start educating themselves on how it’s done.

    And Madonna has two perfectly reasonable ways to improve Mercy’s lot in life. 1) Set up a trust fund for her and aid her grandmother, who clearly wants to take care of that little girl and 2) Stay in freaking Malawi for a year. What, it’s good enough for a vacay and self-aggrandizing documentary, but not a year of your time? Many countries require you stay a year, and parents much less capable of it do it.

    P.S. For those who tend to wave away Angelina Jolie’s propensity to flout adoption laws, the country I worked in was Cambodia, and international adoptions are not allowed AT ALL due to child trafficking. That is, unless you pay a bunch of money to PM Hung Seng. Who likes to throw people off their land without compensation and build malls.

  21. Nneikha says:

    i don’t understand why they are denying the adoption…she’s doing that for her son..right??will never get all this right…

  22. Chiara says:

    The best money can buy a child and a country.

  23. Ryo says:

    Um, Moogles, Angelina adopted Maddox back in 2002 – when it WAS legal. It’s isn’t NOW, and the program has been opened and closed several times, but it was in ’02.


  24. kiki says:

    mid life crisis
    by midlife you either
    are a brunt out case
    get religious
    just learn to accept yourself and be happy the way you are

  25. Maritza says:

    Let’s be real, the whole country is poor why would they want to adopt kids? The little girl es better off with Madonna, otherwise she won’t ever have the opportunity to travel and to study in the best schools or live a luxurious lifestyle! The government is depriving that poor child a great opportunity.

  26. kiki says:

    I am not buying how just because MaDonna has money and celebrity and resources that little girl will be better off with her than in her country
    Madonna does not do anything but for publicity

  27. Charley Kane says:

    Re the idea that this is okay because she is taking the kid out of poverty, has Madonna never heard of the Appalachians? Lots of poor kids in her own backyard, why go to Africa? Dont dirt poor Americans matter?

  28. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Dudeness, put down your labels and stereotypes. I’m a liberal and Madonna is far from being one of my “heroes.” I think she’s a washed up control freak with more money than God who loves to throw it around and wield it as power to get what she wants. I think she’s trying to adopt this child as a publicity ruse.

    Also, we don’t really know WHY the judge denied this, do we? That means it could be for any number of reasons.

    She has the money to ensure that Mercy James and her family and community HAVE good lives, THERE, in their own home. Why doesn’t she just do that if she cares so much about this little girl?

    Then she could adopt from a country that allows adoption. Maybe the judge said no, she got away with this once, she’s not going to flout the law again. It’s their country, their laws. If the judge is simply enforcing those laws, how can anyone find fault with that? How would we like it if a foreign celebrity came in to tell us how to do things in our country?

  29. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Also, and I keep asking this, but why won’t she adopt a TRUE orphan, who really has no family? I know there are too many orphans in the world. Why not one of those kids? In a country which allows international adoption?

    Why is she so hell bent on proving she can have what she wants?

  30. Trillion says:

    Dudeness: You’re really stretching here trying to make this an issue to blame “liberals” for. I don’t think anyone’s gonna buy that one but nice try.

  31. Trillion says:

    James Franco (love, love, love him) has an incredible Critereon list linked. Totally worth looking at if you’re a film enthusiast.

  32. JackieSA says:

    Its going to be really interesting to see what happens to that poor child that all you ID Ten T’s want to languish in the orphanage in Malawi. Its easy to talk from your mansions in America when you have no idea what lies in store for that poor child! Its not about money, its about the horrors that these children go through! If everyone could adopt one child from anorphanage it would help. I adopted an 11 year old 7 years ago (he is now 18) and he is doing so well. He couldn’t read when he came to me and was extremely traumatised. With lots of loving care he is a remarkable young man, and I have only one income coming in and am below middle class.

  33. tasteT says:

    Since MaDonna is golden, she should have her own kids–I mean w/her young man made face and body–adopt a uterus then.. :)

    Just because MaDonna has money does not make her a better mother, she has like 5 damn nannies! she is no mother–later we may find out she is a mommy dearest CRAZIE!

    She is a crazyie, control freak, she has money but who hugs and loves the children, while she shops for young domician men to harass :)

    oh, the nannies–silly me. She has more than enough damn kids, she may be doing weird things to them to recapture her youth..