Madonna's Still Fighting For Mercy; Kate & Owen Are Over AgainS

  • The Malawi Human Rights Commission is stepping in to help Madonna appeal her adoption case. Sources say three-year-old Mercy James "understands what's going on" and has been asking, "Where is Mummy? Where is Lola?" [People]
  • Nadya Suleman says she may apply for welfare. "If I need to apply for [the Women, Infants and Children program] to provide my babies with formula, then I'm going to," she said. [Whittier Daily News]
  • Woody Harrelson attacked a TMZ photographer again at the airport. Along with the video TMZ posted this description: "Our photog says Woody smashed the camera to the ground, breaking it. Harrelson then picked the camera up and began walking away with it. The photog followed Woody, claiming he was assaulted and demanded that Woody return the camera. That's when Harrelson attacked again, striking the photog repeatedly and grabbing his neck. Our cameraman shot the action with his flip cam." [TMZ]
  • Kate Hudson broke up with Owen Wilson again. A source says, "Owen wants to get married and he proposed to Kate soon after they got back together. But she's not ready." [Perez Hilton]
  • The National Enquirer claims that Billy Joel's wife, Katie Lee, is cheating on him with Yigal Azrouel, a handsome 36-year-old Israeli-born fashion designer. [National Enquirer]
  • Rihanna visited a six-year-old fan who has leukemia in the hospital. [People]
  • Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with the FBI about to warn people that scammers are sending people emails saying they have been nominated to appear on an episode of Oprah and possibly win $1 million. All they have to do is click a link to buy plane tickets to Chicago from the sender. [People]
  • Paul McCartney's website was hacked, but it's fixed now. [The Daily Express]
  • Unlike ex-wife Heather Mills, Paul McCartney's girlfriend of one year, Nancy Shevell, is popular with his kids. [People]
  • Jennifer Lopez won a cybersquatting case against a man who registered two websites that used her name to make a profit. The man had to turn the domain names over to the Jennifer Lopez Foundation. [Reuters]
  • One room in Jennifer Lopez's home is devoted entirely to wigs. "Jennifer keeps the door locked and hardly ever lets anyone in the room, not even Marc," says a source. "The shelves on the walls are full of plastic heads holding the best hairpieces money can buy." [Star]
  • Jade Goody's dying wish was to have a wax statue made of her at Madame Tussauds so that her boys could still see her. The museum says they are considering it and sources say they are considering a figure that talks and moves, saying Goody's most famous sayings such as: "Rio de Janeiro, ain't that a person?" and, "Where's East Angular though?" [The Daily Mail]
  • Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr said, "Yeah, one day down the line, of course I'd love to be a mum - it's definitely something I'd like to do," which is a big deal because she's dating Orlando Bloom. [The Daily Mail]
  • Real Housewives of New York City star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps said she and her husband were separated for three months when he sent her an email saying he was seeing someone else and it was serious. "I was devastated," she says. "I knew that we were kind of separating, but I was hoping that things were going to work out." [People]
  • Heidi Klum's 64-year-old father, Gunther, is in a German hospital recovering from a stroke. [The Sun]
  • The falconer who supplied the owls for the Harry Potter movies plead guilty to 17 charges of causing unnecessary suffering to his 42 birds and 11 chickens. He was accused of keeping the animals in "filthy, squalid abandon." [The Sun]
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were in a just in a fender bender in L.A. We know this because Mariah Twittered: "so this is why I don't drive,or get up early. Just got into a little car accident in la..but we're all ok. Neither of us were driving." [TMZ]
  • David Caruso is being sued by a woman who says he fathered her two children and promised to love her forever. But he broke up with her when their second child was born and she says he owes her the $1 million he promised her. [TMZ]
  • Martha Stewart's daughter, Alexis Stewart, is suing her accountant because she says he calculated her taxes incorrectly and she had to pay $900,000 in back taxes and a $110,000 fine after an IRS audit. [NY Post]
  • Kim Kardashian has big dreams for her career. "I would like die to be in Twilight," says Kim, "being around all those hot guys. I want to be a vampire." She adds, "I would love to be a Bond girl, that would be my dream of life." [People]
  • An Australian woman stalking American Idol reject Diana DeGarmo is being held without bail until a hearing in May. [Yahoo]
  • Bad news on Dollhouse. Joss Whedon says that FOX is only airing episode 12 and episode 13, the season finale, will only be available on DVD. [NY Magazine]
  • James Gandolfini has asked a judge to ban camera from the courtroom when he testifies against a man he's accused of choking and punching in an airport. The fight started when the man greeted Gandolfini with his Tony Soprano impression. [Daily Express]
  • Is Gabrielle Union pregnant with Dwayne Wade's baby or not? [ONTD]
  • Spencer Pratt uploaded a picture to his Twitter, but when people pointed out there was a bong in the background he took it down. [Perez Hilton]
  • Russell Brand is back on UK radio. He had to resign from BBC Radio 2 a few months ago after he left obscene messages on the answering machine of actor Andrew Sachs as part of his show. [Independent]
  • Katie Holmes will read the story of a veteran during this year's National Memorial Day Concert in D.C. [E!]
  • Miley Cyrus says her 20-year-old boyfriend Justin Gaston has brought her closer to God. "I've never been closer to the Lord since I met him," said Cyrus. "He's really made me read my Bible. He's made me actually read the stories in the Bible — not the quick little verses — that not only help me, but show you how to help other people." [Us]
  • Miley Cyrus told Tyra Banks that she's cool with invading her boyfriend's privacy. "I go through their text [messages]," she tells Tyra. "I see if they're nice to their mom, because if they're mean to their mom they're going to be mean to me." Cyrus adds, "It's so much better than going through their phone and stuff because they always know." [People]
  • Benjamin McKenzie reveals in this lengthy interview that he watches 30 Rock and Mad Men and he still keeps in touch with the Cohen family from The O.C., but not the ladies of the show. He says: "Adam Brody and I live not too far from each other and I see him quite a bit. Peter Gallagher and I stay in touch. Kelly Rowan and I stay in touch. Josh Schwartz every once in awhile. That's about it." [Just Jared]
  • Chris Isaak talked to Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, and this is what he had to say: "The way in which I kind of unplugged and walked away was abrupt, and it needn't have been that way," said Yusuf "And perhaps that was because of my naiveté. I was always a little bit naïve. I thought people would understand that when I'd written a song called 'On The Road To Find Out,' that if I happened to one day find something out, they might expect, 'Well, he might disappear then.'" [The Huffington Post]
  • If you missed last night's South Park, you should watch this video about Kanye West's legendary love of "fish sticks." [Perez Hilton]
  • Here's Kanye West's response to the episode: "SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!" [ONTD]