WEEK IN REVIEW: Demi Wants Ashton's Kids
08/19/2005 AT 06:05 PM EDT
ROUGH RIDE: Madonna was "in great spirits" a day after cracking three ribs and breaking her collarbone and her hand during a horse-riding accident on Tuesday, her 47th birthday, according to her rep. "Madonna is doing great. She's up and in great spirits. She's not feeling that bad. She's getting around," said rep Liz Rosenberg. The injuries occurred at Ashcombe, the entertainer's country estate outside London. Husband Guy Ritchie took Madonna to an undisclosed hospital, where she was treated and released later that evening.
PRAYERS FOR KING: Civil rights movement matriarch Coretta Scott King, 78, suffered "a small heart attack and a big stroke" that impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side, but she is "completely aware," said Dr. Charles Wickliffe of Atlanta?s Piedmont Hospital. The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. has been hospitalized since Tuesday. Her daughter, Yolanda said: "We are completely assured she will come to a complete recovery. We believe this is a cleverly disguised opportunity to grow. We have all prayed in our own ways. There's been a lot going on."
LAW ABIDING: A day after Jude Law and Sienna Miller were seen happily strolling together in London, the couple may have hit a snag. On Thursday Miller was seen crying after she and Law emerged from a car in front of his London home. Reps for Law insist that Miller was upset by the hordes of paparazzi staked outside to snap the couple's photo. The scene was in contrast to the couple's display of unity just a day before. On Wednesday, Law and Miller, who reportedly have been meeting in private to try to save their marital engagement after his admitted affair with his children's nanny, took a very public walk across London's Hampstead Heath, which was recorded by the paparazzi. And on Thursday after Miller was seen crying, the couple was back together at the theater where she is performing As You Like It.
PAULA STAYS: Paula Abdul will retain her position on American Idol after independent investigators failed to find proof that she had an affair with or improperly assisted contestant Corey Clark. "Paula Abdul, therefore, can continue as a judge on American Idol," the network and producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Television said in a statement, also noting that they will enact "an enhanced non-fraternization policy" between judges and contestants. "I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love," Abdul, 43, said in her own statement.