Oprah Winfrey was scheduled to tape an interview with Madonna today about the pop singer's planned adoption of a 13-month-old boy from the African country of Malawi...

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CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey was scheduled to tape an interview with Madonna today about the pop singer’s planned adoption of a 13-month-old boy from the African country of Malawi.

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The interview is scheduled to air Wednesday on Winfrey’s talk show, a spokeswoman for Harpo Productions said Monday. It will be Madonna’s first TV interview about the adoption.

Madonna traveled to Malawi on Oct. 4 with her husband, Guy Ritchie. They spent eight days visiting orphanages she is funding through her charity.

The child, David Banda, was taken to London last week after Malawi’s High Court granted Madonna and Ritchie an interim adoption order.

Madonna, 48, has said she acted according to the law, but the toddler’s father, Yohane Banda, said Sunday he didn’t realize he was signing away custody of his motherless son “for good.”

Dolly announces

Europe tour

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Dolly Parton will kick off her first major European tour since the 1970s in Denmark next year.

The 60-year-old country singer will begin her eight-stop tour in Horsens on March 7, said Horsens Ny Teater, a theater company organizing the Danish concert.

Parton will continue to Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, England and Scotland before ending the tour April 2 in Dublin, Ireland. Horsens Ny Teater said it was the first time since the 1970s that Parton had embarked on a major European tour.

Conan to air

all-skeleton show

NEW YORK — Conan O’Brien’s Halloween night show will be an all-skeleton version. As the “Late Night” host Brien says, “This may be the finest hour of television NBC has ever produced … with skeletons.”

The flesh-free episode is a re-creation of a “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” broadcast from May. Conan’s skeleton’s guests will be the bones of Larry King (suspenders included), the skeleton of “House” star Omar Epps and the frame of actress Sheila Kelley (“Singles,” “Matchstick Men”), who will demonstrate a pole-dancing workout.

The show also features “Arrested Development” star Will Arnett’s skeleton doing an “In the Year 2000” segment.

The skeleton episode will mark the second time “Late Night” has recast an episode. In May 2003, the show did an episode in clay animation (of which O’Brien similarly said, “This may be the best show we’ve ever done … in clay”).

Includes information from The Associated Press and Zap2it.com