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Madonna may be banned from Egypt

Looks like Madonna’s call for world peace has hit a rough patch.

Egyptian Parliament wants to ban the singer from entering the country. Members of parliament have asked the government not to grant Madonna any visas into Egypt and to forbid her from performing or shooting any of her videos there, according to the Egyptian paper Albawaba.

The proposed ban apparently is related to Madonna’s devotion to Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism, and to Madonna’s recent pilgrimage to Israel to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

“On a similar note, Arab Parliament member, Ahmad Al Taibi, in the Israeli Knesset, turned down an invitation from Madonna to an event she held after she showed inconsideration for the sufferings of Palestinians, especially children, under the occupation of Israeli soldiers,” noted Albawaba. “Ahmad had stressed that he wished the singer would try and learn from other international stars like Richard Gere and Julie Christie who came to the occupied lands and showed their support for the suffering of Palestinians.”

Madonna’s rep didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Not marriage-minded

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Actress Angelina Jolie, star of the new film "Sky Captian and the World of Tomorrow" poses as she arrives at the film's premiere in Hollwood September 14, 2004. The film which also stars Jude Law, Angelina Jolie and Bai Ling and tells the story of a reporter who teams up with a pilot in search of giant flying robots which have attacked Gotham City in the film. The film opens September 17,2004 in the United States. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Angelina Jolie says she’ll never marry again. The “Alexander” star, who was wed to Billy Bob Thornton and Johnny Miller, says she realizes she may not be the marrying kind. She’s too busy trying to help the world.

“Maybe who I am as a woman isn’t somebody that can be the great partner and wife and also do the things that I want to do, be as dedicated and as in love with that world as I am,” Jolie says, reports World Entertainment News Network. “Maybe I was more in love with the world than my husbands and my dedication was more to people I didn’t know.”

Jolie says she’s comfortable — though not thrilled — with the idea of being a single mom. “I’ve come to realize there’s a very strong possibility I might be raising my children by myself and have great lovers and friends ... and that’s sad,” she said. “I don’t want to hurt anybody. I don’t want to be leaving for a trip with a backpack on, with Mad [her son Maddox], and see somebody standing at the door.”

Notes from all over

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LOS ANGELES - JULY 15: Actor George Clooney (L) and Lisa Snowdon arrive at the premiere of Universal's "The Bourne Supremacy" at the Arclight Cinemas on July 15, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** George Clooney;Lisa Snowdon

Lisa Snowdon (left, with Clooney) says that the long distance between her and sweetie George Clooney will likely doom their relationship — again. Snowdon, who broke up with the actor then got back together with him earlier this year, told the Scottish Daily Record that the relationship “fizzled out” the first time because they were so far apart and says it will “probably” happen again.   . . . Snowdon also says that when she and Clooney spent time vacationing in Italy with Brad Pitt and his wife, Jennifer Aniston, she was jealous of Aniston’s figure. “She didn’t exercise once and her body was just amazing,” said Snowdon. “And she ate, ate, ate pasta.”  . .  .Toni Collette nixes rumors that the egocentric blonde actress she plays in “The Last Shot” is based on a specific, egocentric blonde actress. She says it’s based on all of them. “I see them everywhere,” Collette told DarkHorizons.com. “And I wanted to make it as much fun as possible.”

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