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* MADONNA RELATED TO DION? Pop superstar MADONNA, Canadian singer CELINE DION and CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL are reportedly all descended from the same French carpenter. A family history archive scanned Canadian records dating back more than 300 years from 1621 and announced that all three women are linked by the same ancestor. Camilla, the second wife of British royal Prince Charles, Madonna and Dion are all descended from Frenchman Zacharie Cloutier, according to ancestry.co.uk The website's spokesman Simon Harper says, The fact that Camilla and Madonna are related, however distantly, highlights the truly unpredictable and entertaining nature of family history research. (LR/WNWCAG/LJ) Madonna arrives at the Tribeca Cinemas for a special screening of 'Arthur and the Invisibles' New York City, USA - 11.1.07

Madonna, Celine Dion and Prince Charles

leaving her gym looking very veiny and sweaty wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt after a workout - London, England - Monday 1st September 2008

Madonna and Barack Obama
Madonna and Barack Obama
Madonna and Barack Obama
Madonna and Barack Obama
Madonna and Barack Obama

Madonna and her family are seen arriving at the Kabbalah Center in NYC. - New York City, USA - Saturday 13th November 2010

* PALTROW 'CONVERTS TO KABBALAH'? GWYNETH PALTROW has prompted rumours she has converted to her best friend MADONNA's faith, after stepping out in New York wearing a Kabbalah bracelet. The superstar pals have spent more and more time together in recent months, as the Material Girl moves on from her split from husband Guy Ritchie. Their partying antics have even raised question marks about Paltrow's marriage to Coldplay rocker Chris Martin - gossip which will intensify after the actress attended a New York screening of her new movie Two Lovers on Wednesday night (11Feb09) wearing a red string bracelet on her wrist. According to Kabbalah texts, the bracelets protect wearers from negative forces and the Evil Eye. If Paltrow is studying the ancient Jewish teachings, she won't be the first star recruited by Madonna - other star followers include Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. (IG/WN/MT) Gwyneth Paltrow Cinema Society and Salvatore Ferragamo screening of 'Two Lovers' at the Landmark Sunshine - Outside Arrivals New York City, USA - 11.02.09

Madonna's children leaving the Manhattan Kabbalah centre after attending services together. Even though their mother is out of town, the children keep up with their studies while being chaperoned - New York City, USA - Saturday 8th January 2011

Madonna and her family are seen arriving at the Kabbalah Center in NYC. - New York City, USA - Saturday 13th November 2010

- But the lavish house is not yet ready for the Material Girl singer to move in - Tuesday 14th April 2009

2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Waldorf-Astoria hotel - Press Room - New York City, USA - Monday 10th March 2008

2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Waldorf-Astoria hotel - Press Room - New York City, USA - Monday 10th March 2008

at the book signing for the new Christopher Ciccone biography 'Life with My Sister Madonna' at the West Hollywood book shop Book Soup - Los Angeles, CA - Wednesday 30th July 2008

* MADONNA'S $12 MILLION HOME GYM Pop superstar MADONNA has no plans to live in her latest $12 million (£6 million) property purchase - she's turned the London mansion into a gym. The Hung Up hitmaker and her film director husband Guy Ritchie bought the 10-bedroom Georgian house next door to their current home last June (07) with plans to knocking through the divide in the two buildings to turn it into one extra-large mansion. But the ambitious project was allegedly denied planning permission and the singer is now reported to have converted the spare building into her personal fitness centre to ensure her privacy. Madonna currently exercises at her personal trainer, James D'Silva's studio in St John's Wood, but her fitness sessions have become so routine crowds of fans have begun to form outside the gym to catch a glimpse of the star as she arrives. (MT/WNTMA/JC) Outside Madonna's house and gym London, England - 25.01.08

2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel - Press Room - New York City, USA - Monday 10th March 2008

at the book signing for the new Christopher Ciccone biography 'Life with My Sister Madonna' at the West Hollywood book shop Book Soup - Los Angeles, CA - Wednesday 30th July 2008

* MADONNA IS BACK TO HER BEST MADONNA is back to her best, just a week after she was photographed looking pale and haggard. Seven days is long time if you're the Queen of Pop, and have enough money in the bank to have every wrinkle, and bulge nipped tucked and straightened. On the same day New York magazine published claims the Material Girl has undergone a $30,000 (GBP15,000) cosmetic treatment on her face, our snaps show Madonna on 27th of July looking drawn, pale and weak; and then again a week later (2Aug08), with clean and clear skin and her sparkle well and truly back. The singer, who turns 50 on 16 August, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. After allegations she was splitting from husband Guy Ritchie because of an affair with baseball player Alex Rodriguez, one tabloid claimed Madonna had been diagnosed with anaemia and ordered to rest. It seems a little rest - and perhaps the help of a surgeon - have made all the difference. (IG/WN) Madonna looking tired as she leaves the Kabbalah Centre with her family New York City, USA - 25.07.08

arriving at The Punchbowl to celebrate Guy Ritchie's 40th Birthday - London, England - Wednesday 10th September 2008

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