Cannes Film Festival
Thailand took home its first Palme D’Or ever at Cannes this weekend for Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which is sort of like Snakes On A Plane in that the title describes the story and it’s full of wild animals (that may be where the similarities end, though). The avant-garde film doesn’t have an American release date yet, but with Alice In Wonderland‘s Tim Burton leading this year’s Cannes jury, we’re sure it will find its way here eventually. Among the gorgeous celebs attending the ceremony were Salma Hayek, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst, Penelope Cruz, and acting winners Javier Bardem and Juliette Binoche. See what they wore in the gallery below.
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James Franco, what is your game? Between the General Hospital appearances and the master’s degrees and the small roles in chick flicks (Nights In Rodanthe? Why?), we can never figure out what the logic is behind this guy’s career choices. For instance, he’s finally decided to make the potential sci-fi blockbuster his agent has probably been praying for…only it’s apparently going to be a Planet Of The Apes prequel. What, they’re not going to let us know what happened after the 2001 Mark Wahlberg movie? We’ve been dying for closure!
Rise Of The Apes‘s producers hope to have Franco play a modern day genetic engineer in San Francisco who has something to do with the world’s first super-intelligent apes. According to Nikki Finke, Hollywood mighty impressed with Franco in the upcoming Danny Boyle drama 127 Hours, about a hiker who has to saw off his own limb and hope to take his badassery further into the limelight. With Franco soon to appear in theaters as Allen Ginsberg in Howl, a knight in the next Danny McBride comedy and a love interest for Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, it looks like there isn’t any genre the guy can’t conquer. So expect James to retire to start his own fish cannery sometime next year.
See photos of Franco laughing his ass off at Cannes in the gallery below.
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Friends (and some curious white lines on a nearby table) wait with Lindsay Lohan for her lost passport in Cannes earlier this week. The starlet, reportedly returning to LA tomorrow, just posted $100,000 bail after missing a court hearing concerning her probation. Lindsay will be forced to wear an ankle bracelet and take random drug tests while waiting for trial.
Kate Beckinsale‘s dress looked pretty tight at last night’s AmFar gala at the Cannes Festival, so it’s a good thing her cleavage successfully caught her falling earring on the red carpet, keeping her from having to try and pick the low-hanging bauble up from the floor (sadly, her decolletage has been unable to keep her recent films from slipping right down the box office chart). The soiree was a predictably star-studded affair, with Jennifer Lopez, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Banks, Grace Jones, Michelle Rodriguez, Mischa Barton, Kristen Dunst, Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and countless others (including Gerard Butler and Russell Crowe, somehow not disrupting the time-space continuum) enjoying performances by Mary J. Blige and Patti Smith. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.
Crazy news: Terrence Howard has been secretly married for the last five months. The Iron Man actor (replaced by Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2) introduced wife Michelle Ghent at a cocktail party in Cannes for Winnie, his upcoming Mandela biopic with Jennifer Hudson. “To come here and be with my wife, it’s the best feeling in the world,” Howard told Anderson Cooper. “Terrence is so in love with her and she’s a great, down-to-earth girl who really understands and loves him for him,” a source told Us.
What surprises us even more than the secret marriage is that someone lived up Terrence’s notorious standards for female partners. After all, Howard is anti-premarital sex (“Afterward, I would feel unclean…so I would have to let them go because they didn’t help me to be a stronger person”), pro baby-wipes (“If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves…I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean”) and fond of dating multiple women at once (“The greatest number of women I’ve dated was 12. I’ve had four women come to my hotel and we all painted pictures together. I was just trying to see which ones I liked the most”). Still, it looks like one lucky lady has passed the audition. See photos of Howard and his lady in Cannes below.
Ryan Gosling, we are helpless and unable to function after all this cute overload you’re responsible for. It was bad enough when you were dating Rachel McAdams and you took your Notebook love off the screen and into our hearts making us think you were The World’s Most Perfect Couple™ , but now that we’re all a little older and wiser and that much closer to our child-bearing years, you are truly killing us. Only a very smooth operator could appeal to our maternal instincts this way, posing with your tiny Blue Valentine co-star Faith Wladyka so lovingly on the red carpet. Not to mention how cute you are with co-star Michelle Williams, too. You’re good, Gosling. You’re very good.
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Paris and Nicky Hilton helped keep Cannes classy by shaking their moneyspenders at Chopard’s 150th Anniversary Party last night, with Paris grabbing the mic just in case anyone was blissfully unaware they were spending time in her presence (when are we going to see Paris in a skimpy swimsuit? It’s a Cannes tradition!) . Sadly, fellow partygoer Lindsay Lohan wasn’t nearly as outgoing as Paris, keeping her distance from her socialite rival (maybe with LiLo’s next court date so close, she didn’t want to risk throwing a glass). Other celebs at the event included Kate Beckinsale, Marion Cotillard, Eva Herzigova and celebrity better halves David Furnish and Jesus Luz. Soak up the soiree in the gallery below.