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The Week In Madonna

From lawsuits to hating on hydrangeas, her Madgesty made plenty of (not so nice) news in the past few days

1. Things get off to a rocky start when critics pan her film W.E. at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.

2. On Sept. 4, a clip of her responding to a gift — ''I absolutely loathe hydrangeas'' — hits YouTube.

3. The next day, her ex Guy Ritchie announces that he's fathered a baby with his girlfriend.

4. On Sept. 6, news breaks that a lawsuit over Madonna's Material Girl clothing line is moving forward.

5. In a rebuttal to Hydrangeagate, Madge posts a video Sept. 12. The message: ''F--- you I like roses!''

Originally posted Sep 16, 2011 Published in issue #1173 Sep 23, 2011 Order article reprints