Madonna: Mercy-less Party Animal

Madonna isn’t letting her rejected bid to adopt three-year-old Malawian orphan Mercy James get her down. In fact, it’s put her in a celebratory mood.

The Associated Press reports that the Material Mom—seen here visiting Gumulira’s village to check on the progress of her charitable efforts there—is planning a party despite the setback.

Traditional dancers have arrived at the lodge where Madge is staying in preparation for the bash. Malawian government officials, as well as staff members of her Raising Malawi charitable foundation, are also expected to attend the soiree.

The singer’s lawyer has confirmed that she plans to appeal the adoption ruling, which was handed down on Friday.

Nothing like throwing a party to get on people’s good side.