Saturday, March 17, 2007

Madonna Nanny loses Her Publishing Deal

Pop Star Madonna's former nanny Melissa Dumas has lost her deal with Crown Publishing to write a book detailing her time with the pop superstar.

The child carer worked for the Material Girl and her husband Guy Ritchie from 2005-2006, which included their controversial adoption of Malawian baby David Banda in October.

Recent press reports suggested Crown Publishing were paying Dumas up to $5m (€7.3m) for her 80-page story on Madonna's family life with children Lourdes, 10; Rocco, six; and David, 18 months.

Dumas' agent Sharlene Martin tells the New York Daily News: "I deeply regret that Crown decided not to move forward in publishing (the nanny's) book."