September 6th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
We can learn a valuable lesson from last week’s Venice Film Festival: Madonna really, really does not like hydrangeas. It'd probably be wise not to buy her any.
And thanks to a fan’s YouTube upload, we never have to make that mistake.
During a press conference for her upcoming movie “W.E.,” Madge was handed a hydrangea bouquet. It went downhill from there.
Smiling, she accepted the flowers, telling the fan, “Thank you, thank you.” Then Madge stowed the purple blossoms and turned to the woman sitting next to her (just off camera) to vent about the horrible offense.
"I absolutely loathe hydrangeas,” she says in what sounds like a British accent. “He obviously doesn't know that." So do we believe Madonna hates hydrangeas that much, or are our legs being pulled? Apparently, she's really not a fan. Madonna's rep tells CNN: “She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feelings of the hydrangeas of the world...No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers.”
But hey, maybe she was just cranky about the reviews for “W. E.”
Luckily, Madonna hasn’t quit her day job – she told reporters in Venice that her upcoming album should be out this spring, according to Billboard.
"I've started a little bit of work in the studio," she said in an interview with Swedish Sveriges Television.
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