Madonna not pregnant

Material girl denies voguing for two; Hugh patches up with Bing. Plus: "Survivor" scrapes bottom of own barrel; and Angie Harmon rallies peeps against peeping Toms.


Amy Reiter
April 18, 2002 8:11PM (UTC)

Madonna's people would like to make a couple of things perfectly clear.

First off, the perpetual pop star does not -- n-o-t -- currently have a bun in the oven, despite rumors to the contrary.

"We have been inundated with calls," her press rep, Moira Bellas, tells the Web site This Is London. "I have personally been in contact with Madonna's camp more than once about it and am reliably informed that she's not pregnant."

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Of course, that's what they said when she was pregnant, too, but whatever.

These latest baby rumors are said to have started because Madonna was photographed touching her stomach.

No, I don't know what they conclude when she scratches her nose.

But I do know this ... Madonna doesn't like it when people -- particularly people who write for London tabloids -- call her Madge.

This little tidbit of Madonna trivia comes straight from David Williamson, who is directing Her Materialness in the West End production of "Up for Grabs."

"They call her Madge to try to domesticate her and she hates it," Williamson tells news.com.au. "One of the actors didn't realize and called her that in rehearsals and got a fairly sharp response."

Pregnant women can be so moody.

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Forget the fisticuffs

Oh, Hugh Grant wants to clear up a rumor, too. He has no intention of challenging Liz Hurley's alleged baby daddy, Steve Bing, to a duel.

"It's a bit of a mess and what I'd call a horrible situation," Grant says of his ex's recent man troubles. "But I keep reading I am flying to California to confront him."

Don't believe it.

"I have never even met the man, nor am I likely to," Grant says.

And for the record, there's no feud between him and his ex, either. "It's very civilized between me and Liz," he says. "We're good friends."

Call off the "Celebrity Boxing" hounds.

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Mother of all rumors

"All these rumors are rubbish, as the wedding will take place. They were just the creations of the press."

-- Claudia Schiffer's mother, Gudrun, on reports that her supermodel daughter and fiancé Matthew Vaughn have split, in the German magazine Bunte.

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Juicy bits

Alert the Tribal Council. "Survivor" mastermind Mark Burnett is threatening to produce an all-star version of his formerly wildly popular reality TV show. Not to be confused with the celebrity version of the show he's been talking about for ages, the all-star version of Burnett's dreams will include "Survivor" contestants past. Naked fat guy Richard Hatch taking on Texas frat guy Colby Donaldson? How will we survive that?

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Peep this: Angie Harmon's campaigning against peeping Toms, lending her name and celebrity sound bite to a bill seeking to make a videotaping anyone "for a lewd or lascivious purpose without that person's consent" a federal crime. "This is going on today, this is happening right now, and it has to be stopped," the "Law and Order" star, who once played a peeping-Tom victim in a made-for-TV movie, told the press at a news conference on Capitol Hill. Sounds like it's curtains for you, Mr. Voyeur.

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Miss something? Read yesterday's Nothing Personal.


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