Madonna to introduce film in her native Michigan

August 2, 2008 5:00:34 PM PDT
Michigan's cherry capital is getting ready for pop royalty. Madonna will appear Saturday night at the Traverse City Film Festival, which was founded by Michael Moore and takes place in a fruit-growing region of their native Michigan.

She is to introduce her documentary, "I Am Because We Are," before a screening. The movie deals with the orphans of Malawi, the African nation where she and husband Guy Ritchie adopted a son.

Madonna is not expected to make any other appearances and might not even stay for the showing.

She appears amid the release of a tell-all book by her brother and speculation about her relationship with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Madonna and Rodriguez both deny an affair.