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Madonna was disappointed in birthday turnout

Madonna turned 50 at a big birthday bash in London over the weekend, but reports say the Material Girl was "disappointed" that many of her pals didn't show up.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributor

Turning 50 is tough enough without your pals letting you down.

The Daily Mirror reports that Madonna rang in her personal half-century mark at a $200,000 birthday bash over the weekend, but told the crowd of attendees she was “really disappointed.”

That sad admission, which was part of a 40-minute birthday speech from the queen of pop, came after Madonna realized some of her celebrity BFFs, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney, were no-shows for the night.

“There are a lot of people who are not here tonight, but thanks to everyone who did make it,” she told the crowd.

Still, her disappointment didn’t last long, as her daughter, Lourdes, 11, performed a song for mom, and husband Guy Ritchie took the podium to tell her, “Out of all your years, you look your most beautiful (now).”

Tyra Banks snubs her audience
Daytime diva Tyra Banks gave her audience the cold shoulder at a recent taping of her TV show. According to the New York Post, the talk-show host left the masses waiting for nearly two hours while she got up to some backstage antics.

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“You could hear her going on and on because she was standing right behind the stage curtain,” one witness told the paper. “She's talking and talking.”

What irritated eager fans even more was that once Tyra ceased the off-stage chatter and laughter, she simply pretended nothing happened.

“She leaves us waiting, and everyone is sitting there complaining, and then she comes out and doesn't say a word about it,” the source said. “She didn't even say hello, she got right into her script. She acted so cold towards everyone.”

Another gripe from the group was that Tyra turned the show’s theme, “Celebrating Black Models, Past, Present, and Future,” into a celebration of herself.

“Tyra kept saying, 'When I was a model,' and would hardly let (the other models) talk,” another audience member told the Post. “It was all about her, as usual.”

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Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.