According to Malawi officials, Madonna is trying to be the next Angelina Jolie – she is actively trying to adopt another child from Malawi. She is expected there this weekend and could have her court date as early as Monday. It’s rumored that Madonna is looking to adopt a girl so that David Banda can have a sister.
Her recent divorce may make the process a bit difficult because Malawi doesn’t usually approve adoptions for single or divorced parents. Even though she has the means to take care of another child, we’ll have to see if the African country will allow her to adopt.
Jenny McCarthy graces the cover of the May issue of Shape magazine. The actress, author, autism activist, and mother shared her own fitness and health advice, saying she ballooned to 211 pounds after the birth of her son. Believe it or not, McCarthy joined Weight Watchers, which helped her control her portions and slim down.
She also says three years ago she switched to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, a diet her son is on as well for his autism symptoms. That and taking up yoga keeps her svelte and strong. She even says she’s trying to teach her boyfriend, Jim Carrey.
Friday morning, a Northern Georgia District judge sentenced rapper T.I. to one year and one day in prison for felony weapons charges. The charges are from T.I.‘s arrest in October 2007 right before the BET Hip-Hop Awards. The sentencing was part of a plea deal. The judge, Judge Charles Pannell Jr., told T.I, whose real name is Clifford Harris, he had exceeded the court’s expectations.
“I’m resistant to the lockup mentality,” MTV.com reported Judge Pannell told the courtroom. “I hope this sentencing leads to other experiments that will protect the community and show a respect for the law.”
The rapper is supposed to go to prison within the next six to eight weeks. However, T.I has prior commitments, so he can’t enter prison before May 19. T.I. will discuss how he feels about his sentence on MTV’s show, “T.I.‘s Road to Redemption: The Reckoning,” on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST.
Under the plea deal, after his release from prison, T.I. will be audited, be subject to drug counseling, DNA testing and random searches of his property, and he will not be able to own firearms. He will also be confined to his home under the same pre-trial conditions: a curfew, permission-only travel and a court-appointed supervisor.