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Madonna’s rep denies Toronto film fest flap

September 14, 2011

Fresh off hydrangea-gate at the Venice film festival — when she was caught on camera expressing her distaste for the flowers after receiving a bouquet from an appreciative fanĀ  — Madonna has found herself in another slight controversy in Toronto.

The Material Girl’s spokesperson was quick to deny on Wednesday a press report that Madonna’s security detail had ordered Toronto film festival volunteers to turn their backs to the wall as she passed by on the way out of a press conference for her new movie “W.E.”

Madonna’s spokeswoman denied that the singer had done anything like that andĀ  pointed out that the pop star-turned-filmmaker had thanked TIFF volunteers from the stage ahead of the festival’s “W.E.” premiere.

“We are 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,” Liz Rosenberg said in a statement.

A TIFF organizer said it was not the festival’s doing, and that apparently it was an outside security firm that made the request.

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