Source: Madonna agrees to $104M settlement

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna has agreed to give her husband, director Guy Ritchie, nearly $104 million in cash and property as part of their divorce, a source says.
Madonna's adoption of David is finalized

Madonna's adoption of David is finalized

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 28 (UPI) -- A judge in Lilongwe, Malawi, has approved Madonna's application to adopt 3-year-old David Banda, her lawyer said.
Madonna discusses high-profile adoption

Madonna discusses high-profile adoption

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna says that, in some ways, adopting her two-year-old son David Banda from Malawi was as difficult as actually giving birth.
Gardener directed Madonna documentary

Gardener directed Madonna documentary

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- A new film documentary about orphans in Malawi suffering from HIV/AIDS was directed by Madonna's gardener, the pop singer said.
Madonna, Ritchie want to adopt again

Madonna, Ritchie want to adopt again

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna and her British filmmaker husband Guy Ritchie are reportedly looking into adopting a little girl from Cambodia.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt tops powerful baby list

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Shiloh, the daughter of Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, tops Forbes' list of influential celebrity children under the age of 5.

Adoption official visits Madonna

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- An adoption official from Malawi was seen leaving the London home of pop star Madonna, the BBC reported Friday.

Official suspended over Madonna adoption

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An African official overseeing Madonna’s adoption of a Malawi boy was suspended for allegedly asking the singer for money, it was reported Tuesday.

Sexy shots of Madonna up for bid

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British lawyers for Madonna are fighting to stop letters and sexy photos from being sold as the singer is trying to make her latest adoption permanent.

Madonna makes Malawi movie

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Busy mother and pop superstar Madonna is taking time out to make a documentary about Malawi.

Prince Harry, Madonna swap tales

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Exercise tips, injury comparisons and adoption were topics discussed by Prince Harry, Madonna and her husband, Guy Ritchie, at a London hot spot.

Madonna speaks out on controversy

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna, who lives in England, has spoken out in New York about fellow celebrities not wearing underwear and her own troubles.

McCartney divorce named top PR disaster

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The highly publicized divorce of British singer Paul McCartney and Heather Mills was named the top public relations disaster of 2006 in a new poll.

Jolie downplays Madonna comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Angelina Jolie has attempted to downplay comments she made to a French magazine regarding pop singer Madonna's controversial adoption.

Angelina Jolie on Madonna's adoption plan

PARIS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has said that Madonna's adoption of a 16-month-old Malawian boy is illegal.
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David Banda
Madonna sits with son David Banda on her lap at the Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium in New York City on June 22, 2008. The Yankees defeated the Reds 4-1. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance. After performing as member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album in 1983, and then produced three consecutive number-one studio albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1980s and four more since year 2000.

Madonna is known for exploring religious symbolism and sexual themes in her work. This drew criticism from the Vatican throughout the 1980s. In 1992, she founded an entertainment company, Maverick, which published a book of erotic photographs called Sex. She also released a similar themed studio album called Erotica and starred in a film called Body of Evidence. These works generated negative publicity and coincided with a fall in commercial sales in the 1990s. Madonna's career was revived in 1998, when the release of her seventh studio album Ray of Light garnered critical acclaim.

Madonna has acted in 22 films. Although most failed critically and commercially, she earned a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 1996 film Evita. Divorced from actor Sean Penn, Madonna has a daughter, Lourdes, by her former personal trainer Carlos Leon. She also has two sons with former husband Guy Ritchie, one of whom was adopted from Malawi, causing media allegations that they violated that country's adoption laws.

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