Rough week for Madonna.
After having her critically panned movie W.E.'s release date pushed back and reportedly getting ticked about people mentioning her age (ahem, 53), the Material One is "very upset" after her latest tune was leaked online yesterday well ahead of schedule.
"Give Me All Your Love" was expected to me the first track off of her new album. And despite Madonna being irked about its unexpected release, the song remains all over the Internet. In fact, you can listen to it right here...
"Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this'... whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!" manager Guy Oseary wrote on Twitter. "I'm very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!!"
Oseary then responded to a fan query, saying the still-untited album (her first since leaving longtime record label Warner Bros. for Live Nation) should be finished in the next month or so.
Meanwhile, her second feature film, a tale about King Edward VIII's 1936 abdication to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson, which had an unenthusiastic debut at the Venice Film Festival, was scheduled to be released on Dec. 9. But on Wednesday, distributor the Weinstein Co. confirmed to E! News that the wide release has been pushed back to Feb. 3.
W.E. will have a short one-week run in Los Angeles and New York theaters before Dec. 31 to qualify for the awards season (good luck with that). The studio insists that the delay has nothing to do with critical reaction but instead wants to postpone the opening to avoid the crush of year-end movies.
The date swap will also coincide with Madonna's rumored Super Bowl performance on Feb. 5.
Bad news or brilliant marketing? It's all in the spin.