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Madonna's steamy new video, banned by MTV in the United States, was shown to late-night British viewers Friday. The video, "Justify My Love," showing Madonna cavorting with real-life boyfriend Tony Ward and others, was broadcast Friday night as part of a program on rock videos.

The independent station was given permission to show the video only once.

In New York, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" was to air an edited version of the black-and-white video, which depicts bisexuality, voyeurism and partial nudity.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a throng of photographers, reporters and fans of the rock siren descended on a Los Angeles courtroom Friday hoping for a glimpse of the singer on the witness stand instead of the stage.

But Madonna, embroiled in a legal dispute over whether her shrubs block a neighbor's million-dollar view of the city, was a no-show.

Disappointing dozens of paparazzi, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge rescinded an earlier order that she appear in court after attorneys for Madonna and her neighbor, Donald Robinson, agreed to use a sworn deposition from her in lieu of testimony.

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