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It Has Not Been a Good Week for Madonna

Her movie stinks, she's dragged to court, and her ex has definitely moved on
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2011 9:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.)

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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. (Read more Madonna stories.)

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