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(Mother Jones) — OVERSIZED SHADES have replaced pith helmets, but the new scramble for Africa has its share of adventurers, would-be saviors, and even turf battles. As Madonna’s publicist explains, “She’s focusing on Malawi. South Africa is Oprah’s territory.”
(NBC New York) — It’s all about the Benjamins, baby. Except maybe when those Benjamins come from the pockets of breast-cancer charities. Two breast-cancer charities are claiming that rap mogul P. Diddy swindled them out of a five-figure sum from a “Pink Party” he hosted that was supposed to raise money for the organizations, according to the New York Post. “We never got a penny,” said Carolyn Spector, director of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Foundation, which does breast-reconstruction and other operations for underprivileged patients. “Nothing was written down, but we were told we would get part of the take,” she said. “The terminology was ‘proceeds from the event.’ “