A Texas theater chain owner is sending a stern, 140-character message
to the Material Girl: Not even you are allowed to text during a movie.
Last week, the New York Post's Page Six
reported - wholly anonymously, it should be noted - that Madonna, clad
in black lace gloves, was thumbing away during the New York Film
Festival premiere of 12 Years a Slave. When a fellow filmgoer
asked her to cease and desist her digits dance, she allegedly - and
shockingly - snapped, "It's for business ... enslaver!"
Tim League, CEO of the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse chain, decided to (try and) shame the superstar with a mildly menacing tweet:
"Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching
movies @drafthouse," which, not surprisingly, has a tough anti-text and
Although League seemed to backpedal a bit once the
Twitterverse took him task for stirring an unsubstantiated pot in the
name of publicity, calling the tsk-ing tweet "really just a joke," he
hardened up again when he spoke with Entertainment Weekly on Saturday: "Yeah, I'm serious (about the ban), but I don't think it really affects her life that much."
just in case she's looking for a little big screen diversion the next
time she's in the Lone Star State, be warned, Madonna: "Now that it
seems to have taken hold, sure, I'm going to enforce it," League said.