It was a long, arduous legal battle, but Madonna has finally won the legal right to adopt a daughter from Malawi.

Preparation and paperwork have begun that will male Chifundo "Mercy" James, 3, the official child of the iconic singer.

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In the best fake wedding news in recent weeks, Madonna and her Brazilian lover Jesus Luz are reportedly planning a Kabbalah commitment ceremony as the young model is helping the singer get over her failed adoption bid.

The Material Girl, 50, has reportedly been dating Luz, 22, since earlier this year after meeting him on the set of a steamy W magazine photo shoot.

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Last night, many in Hollywood attended the “Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

According a press release, the exhibition "explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras."

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In an interview this morning on CBS' The Early Show, Malawi native James Kambewa is again voicing his opposition to pop superstar Madonna's efforts to adopt his three-year-old daughter, Chifundo "Mercy" James.

"I want to take care of her and I'm capable to take care of my baby," says Kambewa, who is only 15 himself. "Mercy, she is a Malawian - so [I] need her to grow as a Malawian, as well with our culture."

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They were said to have parted ways last month, but Madonna and her sweet baby Jesus have been spotted together again for the third time in a week.

According to reports, she and Jesus Luz, who got together when she and Alex Rodriguez split, went to dinner at Ye Waverly Inn in Manhattan last night.

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Horsing around with young model Jesus Luz is one thing.

Falling off a horse because celebrity gossip photographers won't leave you alone? That's another thing.

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In a new interview, Madonna makes a plea to to adopt three-year-old Mercy James from Malawi.

"I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible," the singer e-mailed the country's Nation newspaper in response to its questions. "And it's my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country."

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Madonna's application to adopt Chifundo "Mercy" James, 3, was turned down by a Malawi judge Friday morning in court. The judge cited requirements that adoptive parents reside in the African country for 18 to 24 months.

"I must have to decline to grant the application to Madonna," judge Esmie Chondo, who was widely expected to sign off on the adoption, said in a closed-door ruling.

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Alex Rodriguez is rolling in his grave.

Okay, so the Yankees slugger isn't dead. But he might wish he were after seeing these photos of his one-time girlfriend parading Jesus Luz all over New York.

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Leave her alone. She’s gonna be 16 soon and then 17 and then 18, and then she might show her knees and then what's gonna happen?

Madonna [on Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photos]

My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce. I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us. I brought my kids to a Yankee game. I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez. I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study.