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Did Madonna Pull the Ultimate Diva Move at Toronto Film Festival?

Madonna has no trouble facing her fans as she arrives at the "W.E." Premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Kevin Mazur/WireImage(TORONTO) -- It's now a cliche to say that someone is such a huge diva that she forbids the "little people" around her from looking her in the face.  Well, according to Toronto's The Globe and Mail, the cliche became reality when Madonna hit town for the Toronto Film Festival.  When she arrived at the festival earlier this week to promote her new film, W.E., she had smiles for everyone, and was heard thanking the festival's volunteers.  But one volunteer told the paper that backstage, Madonna insisted that everyone turn their faces to the wall when she went by on her way to a press conference to promote the film.

However, the Globe and Mail further reports that it was actually an outside security firm that ordered the volunteers to face the wall as Madonna went by, so it's unclear whether that request actually came from Madonna herself.  In an update to the story posted early Wednesday morning, the Globe and Mail cites a statement from Madonna's camp that declares, in part, "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."  That also appears to be a denial that any such request came from Madonna.

At the press conference, Madonna said she had her "legs and fingers crossed" that the movie would be a success, OK! magazine reports.  And according to the CBC, Madonna further said she doesn't appreciate when journalists review her, and not her film.  As she put it, "I welcome criticism of my film when it's viewed as an artistic form and not when people are mentioning things about my personal life or my achievements in any other [areas] -- because they're irrelevant to the film.”

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