Madonna Sent the President of Malawi a Terrible, Handwritten Letter

Always up for an opportunity to pose with crowds of poor African children, HRH Queen of Pop Madonna took another trip to Malawi last week to visit the handful of schools she's funding through her charity, Raising Malawi. Donning a fedora, she traipsed from village to village, dancing with locals and high-fiving people. »4/08/13 1:35pm4/08/13 1:35pm


Jeremy Irons Is Being Completely Gross Again, Compares Gay Marriage to Incest

Ew, Jeremy Irons. Ew. Remember the other month when he waxed all creepy about how ladies should really just chill out and let men rub us on our bottoms whenever they feel like it? Well, now Monsieur Humbert is grappling with another social conundrum: Just what is up with gay guys!? Hold on to your butts (especially… »4/03/13 9:00pm4/03/13 9:00pm

Is Madonna a Saintly Third-World School Builder or a Nefarious Self-Aggrandizing Lie-Monger?

She's the latter, according to Malawi's Education Minister Eunice Kazembe. Kazembe says that Madonna claims she built ten schools for the children of Malawi, when the actual number of schools built by Madonna was zero schools. I don't completely understand why our gal Madge—who is clearly dedicated to philanthropy… »1/18/13 8:00pm1/18/13 8:00pm

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda Boldly Stands Up for Gay Rights

Joyce Banda, who was recently sworn in as Malawi's first-ever female president, has said that she plans to repeal her country's laws against homosexuality in her first state of the union address, a bold move, notes the Atlantic Wire's Connor Simpson, since homosexuality has been criminalized in 37 African countries… »5/20/12 4:00pm5/20/12 4:00pm

Joyce Banda Becomes Southern Africa’s First Lady Head of State After Rumors of a Power Struggle

Shortly after the confirmation of President Bingu wa Mutharika's death early on Saturday, Malawi's Vice President Joyce Banda was sworn in as the country's — and southern Africa's — first female head of state. Banda, who'd served as vice president since 2009, was cheered by crowds during and after her oath before… »4/07/12 5:30pm4/07/12 5:30pm