Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
2

Showbiz News

Madonna 'did not ask Toronto International Film Festival volunteers not to look at her'

By
Madonna at the Venice Film Festival

© PA Images

A representative for Madonna has shot down claims that the singer asked volunteers at the Toronto International Film Festival to not look at her.

A recent report alleged that the 53-year-old requested that volunteers at the film festival "turn their faces to a wall" so that they would not look at her as she headed to a press conference for her directorial debut W.E..

However, Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg has denied these claims, saying that the singer actually thanked the volunteers for their work.

"Neither Madonna nor her security ever gave instructions for the volunteers to turn away from Madonna," Rosenberg wrote in an email to ABC News. "In fact she was so impressed with the volunteers that she publicly thanked them from the stage for their hard work before the premiere of her film last night, which earned a standing ovation."

The publicist went on to say that she is "still trying to figure out who and why anyone would ask the volunteers to turn away from Madonna."

"She has never and would never ask anyone to do that ever," Rosenberg said.

Madonna recently denied reports that Lady GaGa is "obsessed" with her.

The singer insisted earlier this month that her new film was not an easy undertaking, saying that she found every aspect of her directorial debut to be a challenge.

W.E is due to be released on December 9 in the US.

You May Like

Comments

Loading...