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MUSIC NOTES: Madonna Sells Home to Elfman

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Queen of Music Madonna has sold her Hollywood Hills digs for $4 million. The buyer with $4 million less in her pocket?

Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg") and her husband, actor Bodhi Elfman, Reuters reports.

Madonna put the 5,000-square-foot home up for sale in June after purchasing another home in Beverly Hills, Calif., for $6.5 million. The 42-year-old singer also recently purchased a home in London's Notting Hill for $9.9 million to be closer to film director Guy Ritchie, with whom she has a 3-month-old son.

CLOSE CALL FOR FATHERHOOD: Elton John a daddy? Well, almost. The flamboyant rock singer came close to adopting an orphaned South African boy with partner David Furnish but decided against it, saying subjecting a 4-year-old to a high-profile lifestyle would be unfair, Reuters reports. The two considered adopting the boy, whose name is also Elton, after Furnish was moved by the plight of orphaned children there.

BEATLES A BUST: It really was a hard day's night for one London record store. The HMV store opened its doors Sunday at midnight to be the first outlet to sell the latest Beatles record, "1." They were expecting a tidal wave of Beatles fans.

What they got were 15 people who patiently waited in line to buy the album. The store is like holy ground to the diehard fans. Back in 1962, Brian Epstein used the store to make a demo disc by a new band he was managing -- the Beatles.

HEY KISS, KISS MY ... A severely damaged finger is at the core of a lawsuit against KISS. Carly Miller says her finger was injured at a KISS concert after singer Paul Stanley threw a broken guitar into the crowd. The stunt prompted fans to clamor for the instrument, causing a guitar string to become entangled around Miller's finger and damaging it, The Associated Press reports.

The suit names the band as well as the arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the show took place.

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