While at the Venice Film Festival promoting "W.E.," a film she directed, pop superstar Madonna caused quite a bit of drama, but not because she wore an outrageous outfit our made out with a young starlet. No, this time, Madonna was just plain rude. A fan approached her during a press conference and handed her a flower, a hydrangea. Madonna smiled and thanked the fan, but then she commented to the person next to her: "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas." Unfortunately, the microphone in front of her was still on, and cameras caught the whole thing. Instead of talking about her film (which got bad reviews), the world is accusing Madonna of being rude and ungrateful.
The Material Girl's not the first star to have an ill-mannered outburst.
She may have looked amazing at the Venice Film Festival red carpet premiere of her new film "Contagion," but when it comes to employees, it seems actress Gwyneth Paltrow isn't an amazing boss. According to Us, the 38-year-old scolded a stranger for giving her maid a ride from the bus stop to the Oscar winner's home, saying "Please don't give my maid a ride again." Paltrow was reportedly upset that the maid showed strangers the location of the star's hideaway in the Hamptons. A representative of the "Shakespeare in Love" actress denies the story, but it seems pretty easy to believe.
Christian Bale went off an a crew member on the set of "Terminator Salvation?" According to Access Hollywood, the 37-year-old actor launched into a tirade after he felt the crew member distracted him during a scene. The "Batman Begins" star yelled a string of four-letter words that made him sound like a male diva.
Is it really an outburst if you go on a radio show to purposely spout your nonsense? If you're Charlie Sheen, the answer is yes. The former "Two and a Half Men" actor's rantings on a radio show launched the series of events that led CBS to replace him with Ashton Kutcher. During that rant, the 46-year-old actor dissed Alcoholics Anonymous and, according to Access Hollywood, called his boss a "turd." It's like he was trying to get fired.
Like many celebrity gossip tales, this one is hearsay, so take it with a grain of salt, especially since it comes via funnyman Zach Galifianakis. According to Us, Galifianakis claims that "Mad Men" star January Jones invited him to sit at her table at a party. The 41-year-old actor obliged and talked with Jones for a few minutes. Then, Jones abruptly told him to leave the table. A confused Galifianakis told Jones her 15 minutes of fame would soon be up, so she'd better be nice while she's still famous. Who knows what the real story is here, but something about Jones sure rubbed "The Hangover" star the wrong way.
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