’80s Stars Have a Tough Week

Madonna the Diva (Well I suppose this shouldn’t be too surprising)

First, Madonna embarrassed herself last week, by accidentally announcing to the world, her feelings about hydrangeas. Right before a press event for her new film W.E. at the Venice Film Festival, a fan presented Madonna with a branch of blossoming purple hydrangea.

Madonna thanked the fan, but didn’t realize she was being taped when she quickly put the thing under the table, leaned over to some unknown person and said:

“I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”

Well, we all know it now! I hope she has learned to love them, because I’m sure she will be getting them delivered by the truckload now.

Here is what happened in case you missed it:

Well, it wasn’t as bad as Christina Aguilera

Poor Cyndi Lauper. She flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem at tennis’ U.S. Open this past Sunday. She messed up on the same line that Christina Aguilera screwed up at this year’s Super Bowl. Aguilera’s error involved a reference to “the twilight’s last reaming”. Cyndi was suppose to sing “O’er the ramparts, we watched as our flag was still streaming,” instead of “O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming.” Of course, it didn’t help that this occurred on the remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. And by the way, the U.S. Open takes place in New York. So Cyndi is taking a lot of heat. Here is the performance. It is actually pretty good except for that one part:

At least there is some hope

Not all ’80s stars had a bad week. The Academy has announced that Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars. Could this be the beginning of a comeback? I sure hope so. It would be great to see him in a stand-up routine in front of a huge audience. It will have to be cleaner than Delirious and Raw, but hopefully he will be as funny as he was back then.

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