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Father of girls adopted by Madonna says he didn’t realise it would be permanent

The father of the African twins Madonna is adopting claims he was misled into believing their move to the US would not be permanent.

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Adam Mwale reacted with disbelief after being told that his four-year-old daughters Esther and Stella have been taken away from Malawi for ever.

‘That cannot be true,’ he insisted. Mr Mwale said he believed the singer was only fostering the girls.

Speaking for the first time since Madonna began the process of adopting the twins, the 40-year-old farmer dismissed as ‘lies’ a court’s contention that he had ‘abandoned’ the girls after their mother died in childbirth.

Mr Mwale’s account of how he had done all he could to care for his family was backed up by the chief of his remote rural village.

Mr Mwale said: ‘I was told from the start that Esther and Stella were going to a rich woman’s home abroad, that she would give them a good education, then return them to me, to live with me and help all of my family.

‘Now you are telling me the adoption is permanent. That cannot be true – I don’t want it to be true. I am their father and I will always be their father.’

Mr Mwale first learnt of Madonna’s interest in the girls last May when he was invited to their orphanage, Home of Hope, outside the Malawian capital Lilongwe. more →

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Logo to air “Strike a Pose” doc in US on April 6th

What are you looking at? This spring, all eyes will be on Logo’s new Madonna-themed documentary, Strike a Pose.

The network announced Thursday it will debut the nonfiction feature, which traveled the 2016 festival circuit with appearances at Berlinale and the Tribeca Film Festival, on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, the film revisits several dancers who worked with the Material Girl on her Blond Ambition Tour some 25 years after Alek Keshishian captured their rise to prominence in his 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare. That film went on to become a pop cultural phenomenon, earning $15 million at the box office on a reported budget of $4.5 million.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Sandra Bernhard defends Madonna

Q: Women aren’t always supportive of each other. Cyndi Lauper’s recent criticism of Madonna’s fiery speech at the Women’s March comes to mind.

Sandra Bernhard: Madonna wasn’t being literal, and she didn’t suggest that she wanted to band with terrorists and blow up the White House. She was in the moment and being off the cuff in the way she does. Who f**king cares? She certainly has the right take on it.
You can’t expect Madonna to be Angela Davis or Gloria Steinem. Everybody has their level that they express themselves at, and not everyone’s a great thinker or an intellectual. Obviously, Madonna’s not an idiot. She’s a provocateur in her way, as I am in my way.

Sandra Bernhard

SF Weekly

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Rumour: Tiffany Trump avoids Madonna at Fashion Week

First daughter Tiffany Trump‘s appearance at Fashion Week didn’t go quite to plan — she was dissed by fashion editors and had to leave early to avoid Madonna, an outspoken critic of her father.

Tiffany was a guest at Monday’s Philipp Plein show at the New York Public Library, confirmed at the last minute and was escorted to her front-row seat by Secret Service.

We’re told seats next to her were kept open for Plein’s girlfriend and family.

One overzealous editor saw the empty seats and tweeted, “Seating s–t show at Philipp Plein because no editors want to sit near Tiffany Trump. SHOCKER.”

But observers said the seats next to Tiffany, who was there with her fashion designer friend Andrew Warren, were quickly filled.

Meanwhile, Tiffany was more concerned about avoiding Madonna — who held up the show for an hour because she arrived late and was seated across the room from the president’s daughter.

Madonna gave a controversial speech against the president during the Women’s March in Washington, DC, saying she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

Tiffany Trump avoids Madonna

While there was a swanky dinner after the show, which featured performances by Nas and The Kills, Tiffany left immediately after the show in order to avoid the singer.

“She left discreetly before the dinner because Madonna hasn’t been so nice to her and her father,” says the source.

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Madonna’s Instagram: NY & Philipp Plein

Saluting NY and Philipp Plein for your very generous donation to @raisingmalawi. Well Done on your first Show in The big 🍎. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯 🌺💯♥️

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