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WAWIBF... Spreading the Love

15 October 2006

Long gone are the days when your average spotlight-junkie would make do with a personal trainer and a pot-bellied pig. This season no mega-legend worth her Jacuzzi polish is complete without a tiny little brown baby dangling from her Kabbalah bracelet. We refer of course to Madonna's adoption this week, of little David Banda, and we do so jestingly. We don't really believe for a minute that a woman of Madonna's psychological stature would adopt a child solely in pursuit of column-inch kudos. The woman is of tower of dignified empowerment and only a cynical freak, blind from bitterness, would even think of seriously suggesting otherwise.

Apparently the failed film actress and fading mediocrity toured numerous Malawi orphanages before picking out little David. 'It was the way he jumped up and wagged his tail,' said a source close to a confidante of the star. Tragically, David's mother died a month after giving birth to her son. Happily his father lived and was very pleased with his son's new parents. 'They are a lovely couple,' he said. 'I am very happy. As you can see, there is poverty in my village.' In exchange for David, Madonna is rumoured to have paid four dozen prime pot-bellied porkers and brand new Jacuzzi for the village elders.

Meanwhile this morning in Burkino Faso, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Katie Holmes had to be separated by local police when a tug-of-love involving a doe-eyed crippled beggar-boy in the capital of Ouagadougou got horribly out of hand. Full pictures in our main bulletin.



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