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Madonna’s manager moves on

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Madonna’s longtime manager is quitting.

Caresse Henry, who has been Madonna’s manager for 13 years, is leaving. “As I understand it, she’s not thrilled about the direction that Madonna’s interests have been taking her,” says a source. “Besides, 13 years is a long time and Madonna’s a demanding boss.”

When called for comment, Madonna’s spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, emailed a statement that Madonna and Henry “have mutually agreed to go their separate ways” but said that both Madonna and Henry would decline further comment.

Meanwhile, in — we believe — an unrelated matter, Madonna says the U.S. should pull its troops out of Iraq.

“I just don’t want American troops to be in Iraq, period,” the singer said on BBC Radio. “My feelings are ‘can we just all get out?  . . .  Global terror is everywhere. Global terror is down the street, around the block,’ she said. ‘Global terror is in California. There’s global terror everywhere and it’s absurd to think you can get it by going to one country and dropping tons of bombs on innocent people.”

‘Alexander the Fight’

Colin Farrell appears as Alexander the Great in the historical epic \"Alexander,\" in this undated promotional photo from Warner Bros. The film is among those being released in fall 2004.(AP Photo/Warner Bros)WARNER BROS

Colin Farrell and Oliver Stone butted heads on the set of “Alexander the Great.”

“We’d rub up against each other at times,” Farrell said while promoting the flick. “He’s a taskmaster and he pushes and pushes you, regardless of whether you’re in the crew or you’re part of the cast and he pushes himself just as much, if not more.”

But Farrell says the clashes all ultimately benefited the film.

Farrell also says that he “fell in love” with Alexander. “I read a lot about him, I thought a lot about him. I fell in love with him in many respects. But I found him to have had an incredibly sad life.”

Notes from all over

Kim Cattrall poses for photographers as she arrives for the opening night performance of Mario Cantone in
Kim Cattrall poses for photographers as she arrives for the opening night performance of Mario Cantone inTina Fineberg / AP

The crowd waiting in midtown Manhattan for the release of Halo 2 got treated to a Kim Cattrall show. “She came riding by on this contraption that was hooked up to the back of a pickup with these klieg lights and cameras on her,” says one spectator. “The crowd went mad. They were shouting things like ‘Sex and the Halo.’ She looked horrified.” The source says a big black town car came and “she hopped into that” and was whisked away.  . . . Britney Spears may be denying that she’s pregnant, but a source who spotted the ex-teen vixen recently says that if she’s not eating for two, she certainly looks like she’s eating for more than one.  . . . Brigitte Nielsen seemed to be feeling no pain on a Swedish TV show recently. The great Dane appeared on a show called “High Chaparral” and says our source, “She kept smacking [the hosts], singing, was drinking [we’re not sure what] … She kept saying ‘Dig it.’”

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