The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
Madonna had just won Best Song for cowriting something that pops up in the February release W.E.. Sir Elton (who's British royalty just like Dame Madge herself) hadn't won for "Hello Hello" from the animated movie about lawn gnomes in love.
Sure, the Golden Globes are a big excuse for celebrities to get soused and congratulate each other, but this year's offering of Best Original Song nominees has a neat wrinkle: Lady Gaga and Madonna are facing off against one another, with Gaga up for her weirdly Bee Gees-evoking Elton John co ... More >>
Remember last week, when Madonna dissed a hydrangea bouquet that was given to her, muttering (after the giver had walked away) that she absolutely loathes that particular form of flora? Well, she's turned apologetic about the whole thing--and she's being funny and clever about it too.
First she got that loathsome batch of hydrangeas and now comes Boston Herald critic Stephen Schaefer's pan of the Madonna-directed W.E., which he saw at the Venice Film Festival. Says Schaefer: The film is "beautifully bland and boring, not to say inane.
But not to his face, at least. Check out this already legendary clip of a fan handing a large flower thingie to Madonna at a press conference for her movie W.E. and see the diva's murmured reaction afterwards.
The actress bares her soul to me.