Sometimes the gods smile on you ... and sometimes you're Madonna. The Material Girl has not had a good couple of days. First, her inaugural effort into directing a feature-length film, WE, basically bombed at the Venice Film Festival. Then she catches even more flak over the Wallis Simpson biopic after a writer for The Daily notices she thanks two Nazi sympathizers—propagandist Leni Riefenstahl and John Galliano—in the credits. (Click to read reactions to that one.)
And things get worse in Venice, notes the Mirror: At a press conference, she accepts a purple hydrangea then turns to the actress who plays Simpson and complains, "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas." And yes, her mic was on. But her woes aren't just celluloid ones: The New York Daily News reports that Madonna will have to appear in LA court next month, after a judge refused to toss out a lawsuit over her Material Girl clothing line. LA Triumph argues it has been selling Material Girl clothing since 1997, and owns the trademark. And in other rain-on-Madonna's-parade news, Guy Ritchie is now someone else's babydaddy.