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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/16/2006

Comment Box: Madonna, Vaughniston, "Lost"

By Liz Kelly

According to an article in the Telegraph, Malawian law may currently be different than what is cited by the U.S. State Department (and your article). The Telegraph article states, "In 1993, however, Malawi signed the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. This says under article 21 that 'inter-country adoption may be considered.'" Just thought you might want to know the law [may] not have been changed for Madonna after all. -- via e-mail

Thanks for pointing out this distinction. Still, Malawi-based human rights groups are questioning the correctness of this adoption. Child rights group Eye of the Child maintains that Malawi circumvented the law in order to allow this adoption to proceed. For now, Madonna's prospective new son -- David Banda -- is still in Malawi under the care of the star's entourage while his passport is processed. In case you missed it in this Morning's Mix, David's father has spoken about the circumstances which led him to leave his son at an orphanage.

A disappointing episode. It's very nearly become a soap opera, with the standard melodramatic pauses and long stares and pained looks. And at times, I thought I was watching "Planet of the Apes," what with the staring-at-each-other-through-the-cage-bars scene. Will tune in next week, but am rapidly losing interest. -- SAF comments on 'Lost': Episode 2 Dueling Analyses

You and everyone else, SAF. Patience is indeed wearing thin with the ever-growing mystery wrapped in an enigma packed in a big old box of inscrutable puzzlement that is "Lost." Your description, though, of a growing tendency toward the melodramatic is a good one. This season, especially, we do seem to be getting a lot of meaningful, sinister glares from Ben Whatzisname, and "General Hospital" has nothing on the longing looks traded between Sawyer and Kate. Still, if you're anything like me, you'll give "Lost" the benefit of the doubt and keep watching. Why? Because there's always the possibility that the next episode will the THE episode -- the one when it gets good again, the one containing the key to the whole shebang, the one in which we finally get some (no matter how small) resolution.

I don't remember Jenifer Aniston actually confirming she and VV were together. Of course, it's very possible I missed that, but I just thought they were "good friends." -- NY, NY comments on Morning Mix: Madonna Gains Custody of Malawi Boy

Yah, Aniston hasn't exactly been forthcoming with details about her relationship with Vince Vaughn. In August she told People magazine "We're just being. We're having a good time." Whatever that means. Perhaps we'll get more information when she appears on "Oprah" this afternoon.

By Liz Kelly  | October 16, 2006; 10:44 AM ET
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AP is reporting that David has left Malawi:

"The boy, David Banda, was accompanied on the plane by two Britons and two Americans, one of whom listed her occupation as nanny, according to the immigration official at the airport who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

"The Malawian immigration official said Monday that though he saw only a U.S. visa in the child's passport, he understood from those traveling with David that they were headed to England, where Madonna has a home, via South Africa."

Posted by: Corinne | October 16, 2006 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, there was nothing between Jen and Vince besides a few margaritas and a shared box of haircolor.

Posted by: miss belle | October 16, 2006 1:32 PM | Report abuse

They let the LOST cast and the number of plot lines get too large. Obviously they had too or it wouldn't be able to keep evolving, but now it's like they have WAY too many things they're trying to deal with at once. They spent weeks teasing out even a few minor details which used to be fine and really kept you interested....but now with at least 5 or 6 different and major things going on they need to pick up the pace and start tying things together.

Posted by: Lost | October 16, 2006 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Can you explain your anti-Anniston stance, please? From my point of view, she has a right to her privacy and if she chooses not to answer questions about her relationship with Vaughn and/or play a few head games with the media, who cares? She's had to put up with some really ridiculous things being said about her the past couple of years.

Posted by: ckf | October 16, 2006 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Not to jump on the bandwagon but some give me a hand. I started watching Lost from season two. It was the lead in to my beloved and now defunct, Invasion. I saw the last season ender and thought for sure that this season they'd keep rolling but no their just irritating me.

I mean why would Sawyer tell Kate about the guards and not suspect that there would be a camera? Why the back story about Sun, big whoop she'll shoot someone if her life is in danger. The others know the losties so well that the can name their favorite cereal but they don't know that Desmond (dear mother of invention can he stop saying brotha) has a boat. Oh and the best part, Kate takes a bloody shower after being knocked out and captured, a shower.... are you kidding me? I will give this show one more month then

I'm going back to not paying it any attention. Ok, maybe two months but that's it.

Posted by: petal | October 16, 2006 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Why do you even have a blog. Like, 6 people post to it?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2006 4:07 PM | Report abuse

The real issue is how fit a Mom Madonna is...after all, she's made a living being a tramp.

Posted by: Miss Thing | October 17, 2006 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The real issue is how fit a Mom Madonna is...after all, she's made a living being a tramp.

Posted by: Miss Thing | October 17, 2006 12:17 PM | Report abuse

We have a need here in the United States. Giving starts at home. Madonna and other movie star who were made rich by Americans need to help our abandon children first.

Posted by: Diana Langs | October 26, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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