8.23.2010

Who's that girl? Bedraggled Madonna gets caught in a downpour

She once had a hit single called Rain - but Madonna didn't look very happy being caught in a downpour last night in London. 

The Material Girl was on location shooting her first feature length film W.E. - and must have been happy to be behind the camera for once with her uncharacteristically bedraggled look.

Sheltering under a giant complementary umbrella from the swanky Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London's upmarket Hyde Park, the soggy 52-year-old was less than her usual polished self after being caught in one of summer's biggest deluges.


Half a month's worth of rain - up to 30mm - fell last night on the capital, with 11 flood warnings along the Thames this morning - and Madge's hair seemed to have been doused in its fair share.

Madonna is quite literally calling the shots on her new movie, a two-tiered romance based on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, spliced with contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Bright Star actress Cornish plays Wally Winthrop, a young married New Yorker in 1998 who is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate romantic love story, King Edward VIII's abdication for his love of Wallis Simpson.

Andrea Riseborough, who recently played Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk To Finchley, has been cast in the role of Mrs Simpson, with James D'Arcy from Secret Diary Of A Call Girl as Edward VIII.

The movie also stars British acting legend James Fox as King George V,  and The Tudors star Natalie Dormer as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, aka the Queen Mother.

Meanwhile, Madonna, who recently celebrated her 52nd birthday at Shoreditch House in London, is being sued by a clothing company which claims her new range infringes their copyright. 

L.A. Triumph Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the singer in Los Angeles claiming she stole their 'Material Girl' trademark.

Lawyers for the company say that they have been selling similar clothing in similar outlets since 1997.

Prior to the launch Madonna told People magazine her 13-year-old daughter Lola's style inspired the line.

She said: 'I usually tell her to take off her three-inch or six-inch platforms and pull her skirt down just a little bit and take off some of the black eye makeup. ...
Madonna and her newfound company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand.'

The public face of the range, launched a few weeks ago in U.S. department store Macy's, is 17-year-old Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen


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