MADONNA’S HOLIDAY: The Material-turned-Spiritual Girl and her clan — husband Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco — spent Passover not at their swank digs in Beverly Hills, but at the Kabbalah Learning Center’s retreat at the Hilton in — gasp! — Anaheim, Calif. But just because she was a stone’s throw from Disneyland, it didn’t mean Madonna was turning in early or suffering from a lack of adult company. Beginning on April 14 and continuing until the 25th, the retreat — also attended by Demi Moore and Marla Maples — included lengthy late-night seders, some of which reportedly lasted until 3 a.m.

Meanwhile, in case you’re wondering what Madonna will be wearing on her three-week promo tour for her new "American Life" CD, here’s a hint: It’s not a Juicy Couture tracksuit. Instead, think Evita with an attitude. The star’s stylist, Arianne Phillips, who’s currently with her in New York for the tour’s first leg, is raving about the clothes she ordered from Los Angeles designer Louis Verdad. Phillips, who took in Verdad’s April 4 fall 2003 show in L.A., fell for his sharply tailored tweed suits with a Forties flair, and ordered several pieces just for the tour.

CANNES CAN: Given the subdued nature of the Oscars and lingering anti-French sentiment, some worried that the Cannes Film Festival next month might be a glamour gulch. But the official selection, announced Wednesday in Paris, suggests a strong Hollywood contingent will strut the "Croisette" during the festival, which kicks off May 14. Nicole Kidman — the most awaited star — and Chloë Sevigny are expected in town to promote Lars von Trier’s "Dogville." Kristanna Loken will make the trip with Arnold Schwarzenegger for "Terminator 3," and the "Matrix Reloaded" crew — Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci and Laurence Fishburne — is expected as well. Meanwhile, the jury includes a favorite cover girl: Meg Ryan. While the party schedule is not finalized, the screening of "Fanfan" on opening night promises stars Vincent Perez and Penélope Cruz. Also, a Matrix bash and an AmFAR gala all promise to keep the paparazzi hopping.TO THE MAX: Max Mara, the Italian megabrand known as the Quiet Giant, is starting to make rumblings on the West Coast. Wednesday night, Max Mara and Gen Art co-hosted a party for the new Ed Burns and Rachel Weisz film "Confidence" and, the night before, held a Fulfillment Fund benefit at the Rodeo Drive boutique, where hostess Jessica Capshaw welcomed guests Peggy Lipton, Kelly Lynch, Irena Medavoy, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Eisner and Nancy Davis. Capshaw, who favors Max Mara suits to play a lawyer on ABC’s "The Practice," chose a sexy black zip-up micro-mini for the occasion. "One fell swoop and someone could expose you pretty quickly," she quipped. The new buzz is all part of an ongoing West Coast initiative, and the brand will be back next month to support the mother of all L.A. charities, Nancy Davis’ Race to Erase MS.

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