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Barrymore’s no-show upsets organizers


Drew Barrymore at the Whip It press conference during the Toronto International Film festival, September 15, 2009. (Alex Urosevic/Sun Media)
Drew Barrymore at the Whip It press conference during the Toronto International Film festival, September 15, 2009. (Alex Urosevic/Sun Media)

Drew Barrymore infuriated organizers at the Toronto International Film Festival after failing to show at a press event for her directorial debut Whip It.

The star skipped the scheduled press junket for the upcoming roller derby movie at the Canadian festival at the weekend, aggravating event chiefs and waiting reporters.

Barrymore reportedly blamed a sore throat for the absence. However, U.S. reports suggest the actress was unwell after partying too hard at the star-studded festival earlier in the week.

A source tells the New York Post, "They had a press junket for Whip It at the Park Hyatt, and Drew completely bailed. The reason she cancelled is supposedly because she lost her voice."

 

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