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Cannes is usually an international hotbed of film, but this year the Cannes Film Festival has become an unexpected epicenter for madness instead, as according to CNN, an onlooker armed with a starter pistol and a fake hand grenade staged an attack Friday afternoon during a live television interview with Academy Award winning actor Christoph Waltz.
No injuries were reported and police quickly subdued and apprehended the suspect. Get More »
Film critics may have wept over her performance in "House of Wax," but Paris Hilton's tears at the Cannes Film Festival came courtesy of Sofia Coppola. The 32 year-old heiress/model/reality TV star/singer/actress/Kim-Kardashian-before-Kim-Kardashian watched a screening of "The Bling Ring," Coppola's true-life tale about the teenaged burglars whose crime spree included a break-in at Hilton's house. She provided her real home as a location for the movie and cameos in it, as well. Get More »
As we all know, the Cannes Film Festival is the swankiest festival on earth. You pretty much have to wear a tuxedo to go to breakfast (there are "no tails, no croissant" signs up everywhere), and you can't throw a large rock without hitting someone rich and undeniably fabulous. But there's a dark side to the glamour, as Deadline is reporting that there was a jewelry heist that took place on Thursday night, with a brazen thief making off with over $1 million worth of Chopard jewelry. French authorities are asking festival goers to keep an eye out for a man in a black-and-white striped shirt carrying a large bag with a money sign on it. Get More »
Scarlett Johansson has always been an immeasurably talented actress who unfortunately finds herself all too frequently underrated, mostly because she's so super-hot that she can stop traffic and make people's ice cream cones melt. Thankfully, as Variety reports out of Cannes, that Johansson will be able to show a different side of herself that doesn't involve skin tight outfits or being the token female in a group full of macho male superheroes, as she embarks on her directorial feature debut — an adaptation of Truman Capote's nearly-lost novel "Summer Crossing." Get More »
Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival (or, Le Festival International du Film de Cannes, if you're a true cineaste) is the world's most prestigious and publicized film festival, an invitation-only event that attracts the biggest stars — and the most stunning wardrobes.
The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival commenced on Wednesday, May 16 and continued through Sunday, May 27, 2012 — check out our gallery celebrity sightings from France.
The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close earlier today and Austrian director Michael Haneke's drama "Amour" won the coveted Palme d'Or. The award, which is given to the festival's most outstanding movie and which is voted on by a hand-picked jury of film experts, is Haneke's second, having previously won three years ago for "The White Ribbon."
"I thank my wife, who has been putting up with me for years," Haneke said in his acceptance speech, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Haneke and his octogenarian stars — Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, who play a couple dealing with the end of their long life together — received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Get More »
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival announced its 65th anniversary lineup today — and everything's coming up "Twilight." Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart each have a new film competing for the coveted Palme d'Or award.
Bella vs. Edward? Oh, it's totally on, France.
Founded in 1946, the Festival de Cannes, which is held in Cannes, France, has long been considered the most important international film festival in the world.
But rarely has it showcased so many mainstream Hollywood stars, with Pattinson (who headlines David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel "Cosmopolis") and Stewart (who co-stars in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic beat novel "On the Road") being just the tip of the iceberg. Get More »
Danish auteur Lars von Trier has made a career out of being provocative, directing such controversial films as "Dogville," "Dancer in the Dark" and "Antichrist." Now he's making headlines again, but this time it's not for anything in his new movie "Melancholia" -- it's for what he said during the press conference to promote it.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, von Trier met with media at the Cannes Film Festival to discuss "Melancholia" and ended up becoming the story himself thanks to an extended joke about Hitler that ended with the director declaring himself to be a Nazi. Get More »
How do you best recreate the era of silent movies? Make a silent movie!
Set during the transition from silents to sound, "The Artist" is itself a silent movie, chronicling the golden era of Hollywood with a stylized romance shot in glorious black and white. Get More »
Straight out of Cannes: Jack Black will make the recession fun again with "Bailout."
How many times have we heard the term, "in this economy" over the past three years? Ever willing to reflect our common woes, Hollywood has unleashed several attempts to explore the conditions, and causes for, "our current economic crisis."
The films that specifically sought to address the recession and its resulting effects have met with mixed critical and box-office results. It was announced today at Cannes that Michael Winterbottom will helm the film that has the magic ingredient missing from the last several "the economy is a bummer" endeavors – Jack Black. Get More »