Madonna touched down in London this morning with her kids, Rocco, David, Mercy, and Lourdes. Also in her entourage was her 24-year-old French dancer boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, who spent the last few weeks in the US vacationing with Madonna. She, her children, and Brahim were at her place in the Hamptons, where they were pictured having a beach party a few days ago. Madonna and Brahim were seen kissing and hugging on the sand, apparently going strong despite rumors of a split a few months ago. There will be more celebrating in store today, as it's Madonna's 53rd birthday. We're celebrating by checking out Madonna's best beauty looks! Brahim will be by Madonna's side as she gears up for what will likely be a very busy end of 2011. Her directorial effort W.E., the story of King Edward VIII's romance with Wallis Simpson, will be out on Dec. 9. The film stars Abbie Cornish as Wallis, and the actress recently spoke about what it's like working with Madonna. Abbie said, "You need to be totally switched on to the news and current affairs to talk to her – she asks you questions all the time and expects you to be up on everything that’s going on, from Libya to the latest advances in technology. Her mind never stops working. She’s also very funny. She tells a lot of good jokes. She is one of the coolest women on the planet."
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Madonna had her hands full during a visit to The Home of Hope Childcare Center in Malawi with all her kids yesterday. Lourdes carried one of the current residents as Madonna showed David, Lourdes and Mercy the crib where David slept before he was adopted and played with the children. Leaving recent stateside legal issues behind, Madonna also broke ground on her new school for girls and checked in on the progress of a few other projects that her Raising Malawi fund is constructing at the Center.
Madonna left London earlier this week and arrived at her hotel in Paris on Tuesday night. Lourdes, Rocco, Mercy and David joined her Wednesday, when they spent the afternoon sightseeing with their nannies. The big trip was for Madonna's show in the city last night, as she and her kids join the ranks of the pop star families currently traveling together in Europe. Not every country on Madonna's tour is as welcoming as France — people in Poland are staging protests because her concert there falls on a Catholic holiday in August.
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Madonna gave her daughter Mercy a piggyback ride out of London's Kabbalah center on Saturday. Mercy already had a little red string on her wrist for services with her new siblings and Guy Ritchie after a week of fun times with their family. As she gets used to life with Madonna, her grandmother back in Malawi has spoken out about missing her. Mercy is helping put a smile on Madonna's face, though, especially as the singer deals with her friend Michael Jackson's death.
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Madonna flew into London earlier today with Lourdes, Rocco, and David by her side. Now that Mercy's adoption has been finalized, the family is getting ready for their new addition. The singer's already making preparations for her second daughter, apparently asking Gwyneth Paltrow to design the little girl's room while fashionista Lourdes picks out clothes for her little sister.
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Madonna brought all three of her kids, as well as Jesus Luz and Carlos Leon, to Kabbalah services in NYC on Friday evening. Unfortunately, the weekend wasn't all about spending time with loved ones — Madonna was briefly hospitalized on Saturday after the horse she was riding supposedly got spooked by a paparazzo. The photographer accused of causing the accident said he wasn't to blame since if he had been there he would have photos of the incident. Meanwhile, Madonna's recovery might be made sweeter with the news that her adoption appeal will be heard on May 4. If all goes well for Madonna, she might have another child joining her at the weekly Kabbalah services before she knows it.
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Madonna and her children left Malawi yesterday and touched down in Heathrow, where they were greeted by Guy Ritchie. David Banda carried his new toy guitar as dad lifted him up and carried him to the awaiting helicopter. On Friday after Madonna's adoption request was denied, Guy issued a statement saying he "fully supported" Madonna's attempts at adopting Mercy, was "saddened" at the rejection, and described her as a "fantastic and loving mother." Despite heading back to the UK, Madonna filed an appeal soon after the ruling in Malawi, and it sounds like she has an ally in Guy if she needs it.
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Madonna and her three children stopped by to visit a school set up by one of Madonna's charities in Malawi earlier today. David looked like he was having a great time playing with his little guitar while Rocco showed off his new mohawk and Lourdes snapped photos. Madonna's adoption hearing has been delayed until Friday, but there's lots to show the children this week as they wait for more updates on their potential new sister.
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