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Madonna Goes to See “Black Swan” in Hamptons; “King’s Speech” Wins

Madonna–perhaps in the middle of editing her feature film, “W.E”–surprised the Hamptons Film Festival audience and went to see Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” Sunday night. She turned up at the 9:15pm screening at the East Hampton UA Theater. Harvey Weinstein, James Franco, and Bob and Lynn Balaban were also supposedly in the room. “Black Swan” stars Natalie Portman. Madonna is supposedly interested in working with Aronofsky on something…

Tom Hooper‘s “The King’s Speech” continues to be the film of the season. It won the audience award at the Hamptons Film Festival. That’s the second audience award it’s picked up this fall–the first was in Toronto. The audience on Friday night was gob-smacked by Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter‘s extraordinary performances. This was the third time I’ve seen the film and this time took notice of two supporting players–Clare Bloom as the regal Mary, mother of George VI (known as Mary of Teck) and Anthony Andrews as Stanley Baldwin, the prime minister of England before Neville Chamberlain (1935-37). The boyish Andrews was famously known to American audiences as Sebastian in “Brideshead Revisited” some 30 odd years ago. He is now an astonishing 62 years young…