THERE HAVE been a number of British tabloid reports as to what
would receive in his divorce from
News of the World
is now saying the number will be around $47 million.
That will include nearly $18 million in cash (so that Guy can buy homes to be near the children), the couple's $29 million Ashcombe House country estate in Wiltshire and Guy's $4.4 million Punchbowl pub.
The Material Middle-Aged Woman will keep the remainder of her nearly $500 million fortune and the couple's home in London.
The pair will share custody of Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 7, and David Banda, 3.
A Guy friend tells News of the World, "Guy's ducked out of fighting over her fortune, even though he could be entitled to a big chunk."
A Madonna source said: "She is fed up at reports that Guy is walking away with no money - she has sorted his finances for life."
The Guy friend, however, said that the filmmaker is already worth close to $50 million and agreed with Madonna's demands only "to keep the peace."
* In other British divorce news, the charming husband of Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder-Civil, has changed his mind about not wanting any of Amy's money.
Just last week Blake told News of the World: "I'm not interested in Amy's money. I'm not taking a penny off her."
But now an Amy source tells News of the World that Blake has already asked her manager for £1 million (about $1.7 million) to get him to walk away without writing a tell-all book.
"He's so two-faced," said the source. "He just wants a pay-off. Money's his driving force."
_ TMZ.com reports that Toni Braxton missed the finale of "Dancing with the Stars" because she was recovering from surgery to remove a lump in her breast.
TMZ says Toni found the lump before she was set to appear on the show and chose to put off surgery until after she either won the trophy or was voted off.
Luckily, the tumor turned out to be benign.
* Alyssa Milano is trying to show a Northern California man who's the boss. She has sought a temporary restraining order against the alleged stalker, who, she says, hiked miles to try to reach her. A statement from Milano says that the man has repeatedly tried to meet her and has displayed increasingly threatening behavior. It also says that he tried to gain access to an upcoming event where she is scheduled to appear. Milano also is seeking protection for her parents and brother.
* Barbra Streisand visited the White House yesterday as a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and the noted Democrat played nice.
"Art," she said, "transcends politics this weekend."
Streisand joins Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Twyla Tharp and Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who as this year's recipients.
"It's just great to be honored by one's own country," Streisand said at a State Department dinner for the honorees Saturday night. At the dinner, hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Rice addressed each honoree, beginning with Freeman, who once played the president in "Deep Impact."
"I know that when you played the African-American president of the United States, most people thought that would happen when a comet hit," Rice said, drawing laughs and cheers. "But wonder of wonders, fiction has become true."
* As for Barack Obama, and his quest for the First Dog, Jamie Foxx thinks the President-elect should go with a pit bull.
We thought that's why he picked Rahm Emmanuel.
"[I'm] trying to pick out Barack Obama's Christmas puppy right now, so we're working hard on that," he joked at the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. "I think I'm going to get him a pit bull, we just got to keep it street." *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.
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