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Madonna’s rep releases a statement on hydrangeagate.

Madonna is not having a good week. Her movie, ‘W.E.’ premiered at the film festival – where it’s being panned by several critics. During various press conferences, Madonna’s gone off on everyone from Lady Gaga to a peasant fan who had the NERVE to give her hydrangeas.

Here’s a bit of what Madonna had to say about Gaga:

Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her love for the Material Girl and has paid homage to the pioneering pop star both in song and performance style. But it appears that her admiration society isn’t a mutual one.

When a French newspaper recently asked about her superfamous adoring fan, Madonna didn’t have much to say in the way of encouragement-or appreciation.

“As for Lady Gaga, I have no comment to make about her obsessions having to do with me because I don’t know whether her behavior is rooted in something deep and meaningful, or superficial,” Madonna reportedly told Le Soir.

Madonna’s rep, Liz Rosenberg didn’t immediately have a comment regarding the interview, but she told E! News, “I do know that [Madonna] has said many supportive things about Gaga over the years.”

The other diva’s rep hasn’t yet returned a request for comment, but…any perceived Madonna diss has got to kind of suck for Gaga, who, when “Born This Way” came out, was accused by the hoi polloi of ripping off Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”

After performing the hit tune at the Grammys, Gaga said on The Tonight Show that she had received an email from Madonna’s camp in support of the song.

“You know, there is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me,” Gaga said. “I am the hugest fan personally and professionally.”

Madonna’s rep later told E! News, however, that she did not know of any such email coming from their corner.

And here – Madge goes completely bitchy on a fan who dares to give the Material Girl hydrangeas. “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”

So naturally, her rep Liz Rosenberg is trying to do damage control.

On Madonna’s Gaga comments: “She didn’t diss Gaga.”

On the hydrangeas: “The hydrangea incident is so ridiculous… It’s not like she said she hated warm chocolate chip cookies and milk and little puppies! She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world. No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers.”

I think Madonna just had a bad week….but I guess that’s no excuse. Bitchy is as bitchy does.

Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 8:08am
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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Madonna insults fan giving her flowers – “I absolutely LOATHE hydrangeas”

During a news conference in Italy, a fan walked up to Madonna and handed her a boquet of beautiful purple hydrangeas. But apparently he didn’t know the singer “LOATHES” them. She is heard on the mic saying “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. How does he not know that?” Poor guy, how in the hell would anyone know that!?

Madonna is at the Venice Film Festival promoting her new film, ‘W.E.’.

RELATED: Madonna goes glam at the Venice Film Festival premiere of her movie ‘W.E.’

Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 11:11am
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Keira Knightley in a golden Valentino gown at the Venice Film Festival!

On Friday, Keira Knightley attended the Venice Film Festival premiere of her new movie, ‘A Dangerous Method’. Several sources are reporting that this movie is by far the favorite coming out of the festival. Buzz surrounding the film, says Keira is phenomenal. The movie also stars Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen.

Reaction to Knightley’s performance has been deeply divided — she opens the film in a hysterical state that some have found to be a bit over-the-top, and her Russian accent has been dogged on, too — but I was impressed by the fact that the A-list beauty and perennially underappreciated actress was willing to be so vulnerable on camera (she also has several scenes in which she is partially nude), and I think that she could connect with enough people to score an Oscar nod… that is, if SPC and she are willing to swallow their pride and push her in supporting (which looks wide-open this year) instead of lead (which is absolutely packed). (Hollywood Reporter)

The movie also stars Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel and Viggo Mortensen.

What do you think of Keira’s dress?

I think it looks great – take a peek at the trailer below!

Photos: Fame

Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 11:11am
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Madonna goes glam at the Venice Film Festival premiere of her movie ‘W.E.’

Madonna hit the red carpet last night in a custom baby blue Vionnet gown. Her red butterfly embellished dress was complemented by red glitter Miu Miu sunglasses.

The movie’s star, Abbie Cornish looks absolutely stunning in a Atelier Versace Spring 2011 gown. Marisa Tomei looks gorgeous in a dress by Erdem.

I’m kind of impressed with Madonna’s look! She looks really pretty! Usually she opts for such dark clothing. It’s nice to see her lighten it up a bit!

Unfortunately, her movie, ‘W.E.’ is already being panned by critics.

Madonna may be the “queen of pop,” but her crown as movie director slipped this week after most early reviews of her second feature film “W.E.” ranged from middling to poor.

The picture, which had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Thursday, is loosely based on the life of American divorcee Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Kind Edward VIII led to his abdication.

Madonna said she had been fascinated by the story for some time, pondering why a man would make such a huge sacrifice for love.

Andrea Riseborough stars as Simpson and Abbie Cornish as a modern-day woman who becomes obsessed with the person who prompted a constitutional crisis in 1936.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper did not spare Madonna’s feelings with a one-out-of-five star review.

“Could it be that Madonna is in deadly earnest here?” wrote Xan Brooks.

“If so, her film is more risible than we had any right to expect; a primped and simpering folly, the turkey that dreamed it was a peacock.”

Others were less damning, although the general tone was negative and one website quipped that it may be time for the 53-year-old singer to abdicate as a film maker.

Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter opined: “Madonna’s second foray into directing is pleasing to the eyes and ears, but lacking anything for the soul.”

The budget of W.E. is estimated to be around $15 million, and it hits movie theatres in North America in December.

I’m not a huge fan of Madonna on film. Either behind the camera – or in front. I’m not sure who’s giving her money to direct movies. Maybe she’s fronting it herself?

Source, Photos: Fame

Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 7:07am
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