We’re told that the Cannes Film Festival is supposed to center around movies (or something?), but we know better. It’s all about the hot styles worn by the most glam goddesses in showbiz as they strut their stuff down the red carpet!
Cannes Film Festival
The 65th annual Cannes Film festival kicked off in high style today, as celebs from all around the world descended to the coastal town with their finest clothes and accessories. Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger both made big entrances in huge Cinderella gowns with trains that could stretch all the way to Paris! Jessica Chastain’s dress was a little more streamlined, but definitely drew attention with a plunging neckline. The dudes cleaned up pretty nicely as well, with action stars Bruce Willis and Chris Pine rockin’ the tuxes, but Sacha Baron Cohen (predictably) stole the show when he rode down the red carpet in full Dictator regalia while on the back of a camel. Sure it’s pretty in-your-face, but at least it’s better than drowning Elisabetta Canalis for publicity, right? We’ll go with yes. Check out more incredible styles in the gallery below!
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We all raised our eyebrows when we learned that Elisabetta Canalis went from dating Hollywood king George Clooney to…Steve-O. We won’t flat-out say “downgrade,” but one of those guys just hosted the president and the other got famous by shooting bottle-rockets out of his a–. Just sayin’. And now it looks like Elisabetta is continuing her questionable dating record with Admiral General Aladeen. The Italian supermodel was seen getting cozy with the brutal dictator on-board his fabulous luxury yacht off the coast of Cannes today. Paparazzo snapped photos of the pair slathering each other in tanning oil and sipping champagne, but then something must have gone horribly wrong as the pair began to fight on the deck. Aladeen’s gun-wielding henchmen escorted her away, and moments later they threw a suspiciously body-sized bag over the side of the boat!
Before you call the police, we have it on good authority that the whole incident is just another one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s publicity stunt to launch his latest movie The Dictator, which opens wide today. Sexy, subversive and wildly offensive? Yeah, that sounds like something the Borat star would be mixed up in. So it’s all a joke! Right guys? Right..? Hey Clooney, do you think you could give her a call and check in. We just want to double check. Thanks. Check out the whole incident below and judge for yourself!
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Talk about an emotional roller coaster! Two trailers for Cosmopolis dropped last night, and they are intense. The clips coincided with the announcement that the film, directed by David Cronenberg, will premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival next month, which is often the launching pad for the most buzzed about and acclaimed films of the year. (The Artist won the top prize at last year’s festival and went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.) And of course we’re also really pumped about seeing Robert Pattinson walk around in a tux for a week, hopefully alongside his lovely girlfriend Kristen Stewart, who will also be in attendance for her film, On the Road.
We went through a whole bevy of emotions and reactions while watching the two trailers, so we whipped ‘em up in a little list for you to peruse. What did you feel watching while watching them? We await your thoughts in the comments and on Twitter.
Anyone got frequent flier miles they want to share? Extra space in their suitcase? A steamer we can stowaway in? The official lineup for the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival was announced today — and yes, we already knew about most of the major films that would be premiering there, but it’s just making us really want to head to the south of France May 16-27 … even more than usual. The fest will feature your typical roster of amazing films from Europe and the rest of the world, but this year there will also be a lot of Hollywood’s favorite stars, albeit in artsy form, showcasing their flicks: Robert Pattinson in the David Cronenberg-directed Cosmopolis; Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund in On the Road; Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton, Jason Schwartzman and Frances McDormand in the Wes Anderson flick Moonrise Kingdom; Brad Pitt in the mob movie Killing Them Softly; Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy; Reese Witherspoon and McConaughey in Mud. Yes, you read that right. Matthew McConaughey is in two Cannes films. And Kstew and RPattz are in direct competition for the Palm D’Or.
Man, we can’t wait to see the red carpet pics from the festival this year. Unless a fairy godmother appears in the next few days with some Air France tix for us.
And here is a tough choice for you to make:
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Looks like someone is letting his freak flag fly, even a lot of people would argue that his flag has a big ol’ swastika sewn on the side of it. In an interview with GQ, allegedly director Lars von Trier unapologizes for Hitler comments he made back in May at the Cannes Film Festival. Says von Trier, “To say I’m sorry for what I said is to say I’m sorry for what kind of a person I am, (and that) I’m sorry for my morals, and that would destroy me as a person. It’s not true. I’m not sorry. I am not sorry for what I said. I’m sorry that it didn’t come out more clearly.” Lars also went on to explain who was on first and how he was his own grandpa, because he is the most eloquent man on the planet Earth.
Even early this month Lars von Trier attempted to explain away the comments, but as the Melancholia director explains now, “I’m not sorry that I made a joke. But I’m sorry that I didn’t make it clear that it was a joke. But I can’t be sorry for what I said — it’s against my nature … but that’s maybe where I’m really sick in my mind. You can’t be sorry about something that’s fundamentally you. Maybe I’m a freak in that sense.” Let’s not limit yourself, Lars. There are so many other senses out there you might be a freak in.
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We have a rule around here at TheFABlife. We try to keep our photo galleries on the manageable side, because there’s only so much celebrity pic overdosing a person can stand before you start to wanna poke your eyes out or max our your credit card at Neiman’s (or both). But when it came to rounding up our favorite red carpet looks from the Cannes Film Festival, well, we kinda went into meltdown mode. There were just so many stunning gowns draped over so many stunning ladies we just.couldn’t.get.enough.
We went big — because we’re obviously not going home — and rounded up the 118 — YES, 118! — best gowns and dresses we could find. We tried to stop at 100 but we just couldn’t cut anyone out. That’s how glamorous these lades look! Mind you, this list does not even include the many gorgeous dresses shown off at the daily photocalls. Had we included those we’d be heading toward the 200 photo count, our 67th cup of coffee and our last nerve. We need to keep some semblance of sanity, right? (No? Okay.)
Slip into something more comfortable, grab a glass — or a bottle — of wine, put on some sexy tunes and dig into to the ultimate Cannes fashion photo gallery awaiting you below.
Wow, maybe family is the most important thing for Brad Pitt…that or he’s afraid of Angelina Jolie‘s sex grotto. Terrence Malick‘s Tree Of Life won the Golden Palm, Cannes’ highest honor, this weekend, but Pitt—who produced and starred in the film—wasn’t around to soak in the praise. No, the two-time Academy Award nominee had jetted back to Hollywood to stand beside his wife at the Kung Fu Panda 2 premiere in khakis and a matching tan shirt, leaving non-famous producers Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner to accept the award for the reclusive Malick and ridiculous Pitt. It looks like Brad took Malick’s message of love and family to heart and knew his time was best spent with people dressed like pandas, and friends like Jack Black and Seth Rogen, rather than the cineastes of Europe. Plus, again, the sex grotto.
Check out the gallery to see photos of Lucy Liu, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Marcia Gay Harden and other stars who probably would have rather been at Cannes. But not Brad!
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We’re pretty sure Ryan Gosling had a good time this weekend at Cannes. Not only did the star of Drive wear a series of colorful tuxes and sporty pajama tops at the film’s events, he celebrated director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Palme d’Or win last night with a loosening of the bowtie, a two-handed smooch on the lips and a little smoke…of what, we’re not going to assume. Hopefully Gosling will show a similar indifference to decorum if the film scores when Drive hits the states in September. We want to see this action at the Oscars!
Check out pics of Gosling and Refn hamming it up at Cannes in the gallery below. This isn’t the first time they’ve smooched!
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Lars Von Trier may put his actresses through hell, but it certainly seems to pay off in the awards department. Kirsten Dunst managed to score Best Actress at Cannes‘ closing ceremony this weekend, despite Melancholia director Von Trier’s instantly infamous rant about “understanding” Hitler at a press conference last week. “This is an honor that’s once in a lifetime. Thank you to the Cannes Film Festival for allowing the film to still be in competition,” said the actress, who also thanked Von Trier, now a “persona non grata” at Cannes for “giving me the opportunity to be so brave in this film.”
With Dunst’s career taking a tumble following the end of the Spider-Man trilogy and a stint in rehab, this prestigious award could be the beginning of a major comeback for her. Could she carry the buzz to the Academy Awards when Melancholia comes out stateside in November? It probably depends whether Von Trier can keep his mouth shut—though it’s possible Dunst’s performance at the press conference only helped her get the nod.
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