In what can only be called a truly absurd game of do-gooder one-upsmanship, Madonna has overruled Guy Richie's insistence on not accepting any of her mega-fortune in their divorce settlement.

Good dad Richie, who was entitled to up to half of Madge's more-than-$200 million, took the high road and forfeited his half. "It was never about money - never about her bloody art collection. I just wanted to settle it and move on."

Point Richie. Now Madonna is insisting that Guy accept $27 million in cash and their $45 million country state. Irreconcilable differences, indeed. Well played, Guy Richie.