Venice Film Festival

by (@missmuttoo)

Fans, Don’t Give Madonna Hydrangeas

Everyone’s allowed to have personal preferences, of course. But some folks have their’s revealed in the strangest circumstances. Like Madonna’s distate for hydrangeas, for instance. The singer was at a Venice Film Festival press conference to promote her film W.E when a fan happened to hand her a hydrangea. She obviously didn’t realize a camera was trained on her the entire time because after thanking her admirer twice, Madonna turned to the person next to her and said “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas” under her breath. She magnanimously adds, “He obviously doesn’t know that.” But that face she makes at the 6-second mark is truly hysterical! God, we love Madonna.

by (@hallekiefer)

Darren Aronofsky Jokes About Peeing In George Clooney’s Chair

We love it when celebrities do exactly what we would do at a fancy event, i.e. loudly joke about wetting themselves. At the opening of the Venice Film Festival yesterday, director Darren Aronofsky joked with George Clooney about the bladder malfunction he had in Clooney’s exact chair last year. “Let’s just say you should be happy this building has been refurbished,” joked festival judge Aronofsky. “I peed in my pants.” We imagine the 12-piece orchestra screeched to a halt as soon as he got to the word “pants.” The red carpet must have been littered with broken monocles.

Clooney  happened to be occupying the seat of honor as director of his new film The Ides of March, the same chair Aronofsky had claimed as director of Black Swan last summer. Continued Aronfsky, “But they say the place has been redone, so I guess any humidity you feel there is your own.” How dare you, sir! If the seat of anyone’s tuxedo is wet, you can be sure it is just splash back from George Clooney’s boating adventures! And, okay, maybe just the smallest amount of pee. Those boats go startlingly fast!

by (@hallekiefer)

Cindy Crawford, George Clooney Tuxedo-Boat Around Venice

Rich people be boating’! Do you want to know the moral of these George Clooney and Cindy Crawford photos, as far as we can tell? If George Clooney wants to commandeer your water taxi on the way to the Venice Film Festival, you let him commandeer your water taxi on the way to the Venice Film Festival. Arriving at the premiere of his upcoming film The Ides of March, Clooney was joined by Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber while he jokingly took over the wheel. Nothing like a group of fabulously beautiful people, wearing formal wear, driving a boat at sunset through Venice to almost make us want to change out of our sauce-stained sweatpants. Almost.

[Photo: Splash News Online]


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