Madonna’s rep: Hating hydrangeas isn’t as bad as hating puppies


I think Madonna went off the reservation for the past week. Something about the Venice Film Festival, the critical response to her film, and the fact that everybody is making fun of her crazy-sad face have made Madonna go off, in a weird way. There was all of the sketchy Nazi sympathizing stuff, there was Madonna’s passive-aggressive attack on Gaga, and then there was the video of Madonna being a C-U-Next-Tuesday about receiving some hydrangeas from a fan. Let’s see the video again:

“I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.” That gets me every time. I think it’s the “obviously” part – like, OBVIOUSLY, if a peasant knew that Madonna absolutely loathed hydrangeas, he would never have dared bring them into her presence. Madge probably thinks that she let him off with a warning.

Anyway, Madge, off the reservation, chicken cutlet cheekbones, swinging in the breeze. So Madonna’s rep, Liz Rosenberg, had to step in a clarify some of Madonna’s comments.

Liz on Madonna’s Gaga comments: “She didn’t diss Gaga.”

Liz on the hydrangeas: “The hydrangea incident is so ridiculous… It’s not like she said she hated warm chocolate chip cookies and milk and little puppies!”

More on the hydrangeas: “She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world. No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers.”

[From CNN & Us Weekly]

Yeah… I don’t think anyone is saying Madonna can’t or shouldn’t have a flower preference. It’s the way that she dismissed the hydrangeas, the rudeness and sheer Queen Bee bitchiness that she displayed over receiving flowers from a fan – that’s what irritates people. Like, I don’t care for carnations, but if someone handed me a bouquet of them, I would thank the person and look for a vase, all without turning to my dog and whispering haughtily, “Jesus Christ, look at these fug carnations. He’s so obviously CHEAP as HELL.” Because in the normal, non-Madonna world, it really is the thought that counts. It’s nice to get flowers, I’m just saying. *hint*




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  1. Roma says:

    I think it’s been a long while since Madge spent any quality with a chocolate chip cookie either.

    But it’s true, we all know she loves puppies… so she can make a coat out of their fur. Obviously.

    Wait, I have her confused. Is it Cruella Deville or Mr. Burns she reminds me of?

  2. Annaloo says:

    Gah, her eyes are F*CKED…she looks like someone recovering from a bad accident now.

  3. Cherry says:

    hahahaha this story is just getting better and better! Liz Rosenberg has been Madonna’s rep for, like, 20 years? At least. And they are clearly morphing into each other, aren’t they? Same sense of humor (‘It’s not like she said she hated little puppies!’) and same distance from any sane person’s way of thinking (‘She’s entitled to like any flower she wants’).
    By the way, I would not be surprised if Madonna actually does hate puppies. And she definitely hates warm chocolate chip cookies. Come on, everybody knows that. OBVIOUSLY.

  4. Sue says:

    She has a great “grandma” face going on….. Just think what she will look like by the time her kids grow up and have children…..

  5. Kaboom says:

    She looks like she subsists on puppy blood.

  6. Waldemar says:

    I once saw Madonna kick back a T-Shirt in mid air (in six inch heels!) that was being thrown at her while she was performing and screaming in the mic at the top of her lungs “F*ck Off” The whole stadium went silent.

    Every die hard fan knows you don’t give her anything. NOTHING.

    I love her.

  7. Jenny says:

    The problem is liking or not liking a flower. We all have that right. The problem was the rude way she reacted. All she needed to do was smile, accept them and toss them later, not make a crass remark into a live mike.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    For all the work Madge has had done, she isn’t looking any younger – she is looking old. And that hair style drags her down too – maybe shorter hair? I wouldn’t bring it up but she has obviously had work done to cover up her “natural” aging. So it seems kind of sad that it made her look older in the long run.

  9. Cirque28 says:

    Poor Madge. These young whipper-snappers with their new fangled microphones!

    It’s hilarious that she bitched about the hydrangeas in her very best posh English accent.

  10. TXCinderella says:

    In her heyday, she was a trend setter. I’ve always liked her music, but her days are numbered. She is not that relevant anymore.

  11. TXCinderella says:

    She’s looking more like Debbie Harry these days.

  12. Chris says:

    In today’s entertainment section of our newspaper, her hydrangeas comment had her in the hot section on the What’s Hot and What’s Not list. Obviously the editor, or whoever, liked her comment.

  13. Diane says:

    She is OBVIOUSLY a total bitch.

  14. poopie says:

    whoa ! WHAT is UP with that elbow flab thing?

  15. hatsumomo says:

    Her face being screwed up is the best revenge! Ha! this is karma for fighting the natural process of aging and trust this, in a couple of months time she’s gonna roll out with a new far more jacked-up face. She’s too damn vain to give in! And Im betting its going to be epic.

    And she just needs to give in and call it a day already. this promo tour has been fail from day one. Cut your losses darlin.

  16. Dana says:

    Her surgeries make her look like a 70+ woman trying to look 60.

  17. tapioca says:

    A hydrangea never chewed a slipper or cr*pped on an expensive carpet!

  18. Justwow says:

    I love that her skin is losing its elasticity (just like the rest of us average joe middle aged ladies) and that no amount of working out, surgery or macro freaky diet will fix that. Its called AGE. She has lived in a bubble for so long she has forgotten she’s human. I suppose that means in her world common courtesy is not required either…

  19. machiavelli says:

    She got her some free press. Well done.

  20. your mama says:

    She is OBVIOUSLY a total C U Next Tuesday. No one has ever stood up to her in the past it seems or called her on her bitchiness… she can’t act but any other way now at her age. She is so grandmotherly looking to me. Hope she reads this and falls off her high horse, loses her faux accent, and lands in a hydrangea bush. LOL!

  21. Betty says:

    Why is anyone surprised when she acts like a completely snotty, haughty bitch? That is who she’s always been and always will be. The woman is nowhere close to humble and grateful.

  22. says:

    I would have thought her rep would have made more of an effort to apologize to the FAN, not to the hydrangeas of the world.

  23. Thea says:

    She needs to eat a hamburger already and possibly a milk shake instead of the souls of 20 year old back up dancers and the careers of people who have more talent than her. Yeah Gaga is extreme, but she seems pleasant and Madonna is like a scathing bitch from hell who has been on more beds than Cannon sheets. She needs to retire already, STFU or take some medication. And stop pretending she is from England instead of from Michigan. She is a nut case.

  24. S says:

    Don’t forget!! Guy Ritchie and his girlfriend had a baby this week!! And with all those rumours that Madonna really wanted to have another baby of her own, the fact that Guy moved on with a younger woman who gave birth, while Madonna can be with all the young guys she wants and it won’t work. She needs therapy to deal with the realities of aging…big time.

  25. danielle says:

    She’s lucky she still has fans. She should be nicer to them.

  26. Jules says:

    All of that surgery and she still looks old.

  27. chris says:

    Hehe, The more the rep tries to explain and clarify comments, the kuntier Madge seems. Love it.

  28. Harley says:

    Wow. The grandma pic was horrible. Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but she looks waaaaay older than mid-50′s. Damn, all the fancy creams, best diets, surgeons that $$$ can buy and she looks older. Yikes.

    At some point I expect her to look at the camera and say: “I’m ready for my close-up” all “Sunset Boulevard” style…

  29. smh says:

    uhhhh i can’t with this woman. or her rep, whose intelligence matches hers. i just can’t.

  30. MJ says:

    It is very strange how women don’t realize that by injecting toxins into their face, they may prevent certain wrinkles, but they also contribute to new, strange and unnatural looking ones (see the weird creases under the eyes.) I’d rather have crow’s feet/smile lines than the weird nose crinkles that Botox seems to eventually create.

  31. Hautie says:

    I swear this is the story that just keeps on giving. Neither Madonna or that long suffering rep of hers… get it.

    It was never about her not liking the hydrangea’s. It was her horrible shitty attitude. Her complete lack of ability to being graceful.

    All the money in the world and never once has she thought about having a few graceful manners.

    Geez, I bet Gwyneth would have least behaved properly for a peasant who just have her flowers. That she loathed.

    Oh… I love pink carnations. Always have. Always will. :)

  32. lulu says:

    I love hydrangeas. I really do. I particularly like the fact that they are hard to kill, because I am very good at killing plants.
    And I wish someone who knows how technology works would do something about this hydrangea situation. For fans. Of hydrangeas (obviously)…like a voiceover of the hydrangea in a mock British accent saying ‘I absolutely loathe Madonna. He obviously doesn’t know that’.
    But I can’t work the technology. Because I am old. Goodness, I think I’m only about 10 years younger than Madonna! How time flies.
    Mind you, I love that about Madonna….it’s not often I look in the mirror and say ‘Yup. Lookin’ good’, but Madonna does it for me every time. I mean, I didn’t even know I had great elbows until I saw hers, and thought, I must check mine out, never have before. And they look fine. Damn fine.

  33. Kimbob says:

    Thanks Kaiser for giving more air time to what the world should now see is “the real Madonna.” An ungrateful, thankless, haughty, cruel, BITTER, BITTER woman that is not aging like a fine wine.

  34. Melissa says:

    Dear Madonna’s rep,

    #1. It isn’t the fact that she hates hydrangeas. Its the fact that she was a disrespectful witch to the person who was trying to be nice and give her the flowers.

    #2. Madonna needs to get a grip and stop being such a b*tch. I don’t care who she is or what she has accomplished.


  35. Kelly says:

    @lulu, LOL. I was also horrified by the elbows, and went to put some lotion on mine. At 42, my back-of-the-elbow area is still youthfully plump and vein-free! Praise Jah!

  36. Jackson says:

    Ungrateful, pretentious, shrew-bitch. And her rep is no better.

  37. Nymeria says:

    @ lulu: “…I wish someone who knows how technology works would do something about this hydrangea situation. For fans. Of hydrangeas (obviously)…like a voiceover of the hydrangea in a mock British accent saying ‘I absolutely loathe Madonna. He obviously doesn’t know that’.”

    *collapses into giggles*

  38. Skinnybetch says:

    Her bowling ball sized cheek implants are absolute f*ckery. She must constantly be on bedrest from all the surgery she’s having, so who is raising her kids? God, what a freakshow.

  39. Melissa says:

    @ lulu: I just read your comment. That was good. lmao

  40. Nanea says:

    Note to Madge:

    It’s not about what’s worse, hating hydrangeas or hating puppies, plus the rude behavior in public that went with it, but – it’s about being a Nazi apologist.

    Ever thought of that?

  41. Jayna says:

    Rock on, Madonna. At least, you own your bitchiness and don’t waste time with massive damage control.

  42. MK821 says:

    Is she older than we think? She looks really old despite all the work. Look at her elbow skin (a telltale sign of a woman’s age, per an ER doc friend of mine).

  43. lucy2 says:

    Ugh, she’s just awful. And I used to love her as a kid.
    The funny thing is, she thinks of herself as so high class, but a really class person knows how to be GRACIOUS, treat others with respect, and realizes the world does not revolve around their every whim.

    I think she looks so much older with all that surgery than she would have without.

  44. Goofpuff says:

    She would be nothing without fans. Needs to respect them more and not be such a jerk when they do something nice for her. Let’s see how well she does if her fans turn their back on her. Her rep is stupid. He should have had her apologize and then the incident would go away. Now its just going to get worse.

  45. Lauren says:

    M. is a bitter, frozen ice Queen. She looks 70. Like most of her music, but her personality is frightening.

  46. bogie says:

    She did not say it to the kids face. Like you guys never got a present and said what the heck is this. Even worse you probably did not say it regarding a stranger, but your mom. She said it to herself big deal.

  47. Amanda G says:

    I think Madonna’s rep is missing the point. It’s not about the flowers.

    But on a more important note, is anyone else mesmerized with Madonna’s face? What did she do to it and why doesn’t she fix it? It’s those cheeks!

  48. Catherine says:

    I agree, it was the total lack of human kindness that she displayed that is the issue, not her dislike for a particular flower. A thank you and a smile without a bitchy remark would have suited her well.

  49. Erinn says:

    The woman is the same age as my mother, and looks about 10 years older. My mother doesn’t look has as wrinkled and haggard as this saggy, bitchy, ungrateful woman, and she doesn’t have even a small portion of the money Madonna has to take care of herself. No botox, no spa days, no high end products. She has worked hard her whole life, but Madge is the one who looks really weathered.

    I still can’t even imagine how the rep could miss the whole point of the outrage. Just as warped as her employer.

  50. taxi says:

    It’s the rudeness, over an open mike. Madge clearly thinks she’s ascended to a realm of privilege which requires the rest of human race to cater to her every wish & in which she is beyond any concept of courtesy to the rest of the world.

    Time for her to wear long sleeves or remake Sunset Blvd. Her face actually is looking very old too.
    Do the Boy Toys just close their eyes & think of England? Or are they eyeing Lourdes?

  51. alex says:

    Wow, I didn’t know Madge could be so snooty. Saw a funny parody of her snobbish remarks at the Venice Film Festival, by the way.

  52. Hana says:

    This bitch looks like a shit. She has never been talented. She just knows how good to sell her shit. That’s all. And moreover she has always been amoral whore