LATEST: Madonna has accepted Jon Bon Jovi's apology for criticising her parenting skills, but is still waiting for SIR Elton John to apologise for his regular attacks on her.

The Bon Jovi frontman slammed the MATERIAL GIRL last year (05) for bringing her children LOURDES and ROCCO to public events.

After Madonna's spokeswoman denied the superstar had ever brought the kids to a film premiere, Bon Jovi apologised, saying, "Let me apologise because I don't know the woman."

In response to Bon Jovi's apology, Madonna's rep Liz Rosenberg tells the New York Daily News, "Now that is a gentleman - unlike Elton John, whose favourite hobby is trashing Madonna."

John hit the headlines in 2004 when he falsely accused Madonna of lip-syncing on her Drowned World tour and berated her for failing to attend his pre-'wedding' bash before his civil partnership ceremony to David Furnish last month (DEC05).