Cannes Film Festival

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Penelope: “Cruzing” Out Early To Avoid Orlando Bloom?

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Penelope Cruz dipped out early from the Hollywood Dominoes Party she was hosting Monday night in Cannes, and reports suggest it was to avoid her ex Orlando Bloom and his model girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

Penelope, who dated Orlando after splitting with Tom Cruise in 2006, allegedly didn’t want any awkward run-ins with her ex. Penelope reportedly sneaked out when no one was looking during the A-list bash to avoid any encounter.

Fellow partygoers like Paris Hilton and Lily Cole were allegedly stunned by her abrupt exit, but the party continued without the Oscar winner. [Source: Mirror; Photo: Splash News Online]

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Pitt Took Basterds Role Because He Was High?

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What finally convinced Brad Pitt to take on the role of an American army officer in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Basterds? Was it the fantastic script? The chance to work with QT? According to Brad, it was an all night session with some booze and the Mary Jane that made Brad sign on to the film.

“Quentin came to visit some time at the end of the summer, we talked about backstory, we talked about movies – I get up the next morning and see five empty bottles of wine right on the floor, five, and something that resembles a smoking apparatus – I don’t know what that was about – and apparently I had agreed to do this film,” Brad told reporters on Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hopefully those six Brangelina babies weren’t anywhere nearby! [Photo: Getty Images]

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Angelina Jolie Shows Some Leg

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Everyone at the Cannes Film Festival has been waiting for the much anticipated premiere of Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Basterds, but once Angelina Jolie stepped out on the red carpet wearing this sexy Versace gown, all anyone was talking about was how the mother of six looked fabulous while showing off her legs with a thigh high slit.

Angelina’s tea rose colored dress inspired gasps from fans who lined the Palais des Festival to catch a glimpse of the sexy humanitarian as she walked the red carpet with her babydaddy. The couple, who walked the red carpet for the third time at Cannes, couldn’t keep their hands off each other, engaging in some serious PDA while they posed for the cameras. [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Paris Hilton: Queen Of Cannes

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If you thought Paris Hilton was going to spend most of her time at Cannes in that skimpy swimsuit, you are sorely mistaken. The socialite has been making the scene with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, attending the premiere of Inglorious Basterds, hitting the parties and holding a cocktail event for her Paris, Not France documentary—all while wearing everything from flowery summer dresses to leg-baring roman togas. While Doug and Paris have several days left to smooch, it’s time to take a look at their recent adventures in France.

[Photos: Getty Images/WireImage]

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Style Wars: Cruz Vs. Cotillard

Spanish bombshell Penelope Cruz became Spain’s first female Oscar winner for her performance in Vicky Christina Barcelona and French hottie Marion Cotillard became the first actress to win one for a French language film (2007′s La Vie en Rose). The actresses will star alongside Daniel Day-Lewis — not to mention Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson — in the musical Nine, to be released Nov. 25.

Both Cruz and Cotillard have attended premieres and parties at Cannes wearing elegant dresses and gowns. Despite a bout with food poisoning, Cruz wore a lilac gown while walking the red carpet for Broken Embraces, her latest Pedro Almodovar film. She’s also been spotted in a strapless, skin-colored dress and a cleavage-baring white ensemble. Cotillard has played it more conservatively — going for ultra minimal, elegant black and blue dresses.

Which actress has the best style at Cannes this year? Vote above.

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Brad Pitt Hits Cannes

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After a leisurely lunch at the Hotel Du Cap on Saturday, Brad Pitt attended to some official business at the Cannes Film Festival this morning, attending a photocall with director Quentin Tarantino for their film Inglorius Basterds.

Brad’s babymomma Angelina Jolie is reportedly on her way to Cannes, after making a stop at the Hague, where she watched the prosecution of warlord Thomas Lubanga. This will be the third time Brad and Angelina walk the Cannes red carpet together.  [Photo: Getty Images]

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Peaches: Prim And Proper?

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Has party girl Peaches Geldof mended her former wild ways? The 20-year-old divorcee British socialite was especially reserved last night, when popping into the Hollywood Reporter/Creative Coalition party at the Martini Terrace during the Cannes Film Festival. Minus new BFF Paris Hilton, Peaches arrived in a long floral dress, a conservative choice for the reputed wild child.

Peaches took a seat to the side in the VIP lounge and let attention be focused on her pals rather than her. After quietly chatting, Peaches headed out around 10:30 pm, going practically unnoticed by partygoers. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Penelope Recovers, Almodovar Talks Oral Sex

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After a bout with food poisoning, Penelope Cruz emerged on Tuesday evening to attend the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Broken Embraces – but director Pedro Almodovar‘s comments about oral sex may have made her and a few others sick!

“I play all the roles on set. In a film I made a long time ago, I even performed cunnilingus on an actress to show the actor how to do it,” Pedro said.

Needless to say, the director’s film about a tragic love affair between an actress and a director was well received by the audience in the packed theater. The film is up for the coveted Palme d’Or prize, to be handed out Sunday, but Pedro said he won’t be sticking around ’till then.

Pedro said he will leave on Friday so he won’t give the impression that he is “waiting for an award.”

After the premiere, Pedro, Penelope, and other A-list guests enjoyed a seaside fete in a tented area at the end of the Le Croisette. It was transformed into a Spanish-themed space, with dark reds and greens being the dominant colors and dried flower centerpieces on the tables. Guests sipped cocktails while admiring the view of the sea and luxurious yachts.  [Photo: Getty Images]

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Style Wars: Paris Vs. Peaches

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t screening any movies starring Paris Hilton or Peaches Geldof this year — and it probably never will. But that hasn’t stopped either socialite from invading French shores. Like an invasive species of weed that multiplies to the detriment of native plants (in this case, “serious” actors), Paris and Peaches are stealing a chunk of the spotlight at the festival’s parties and premieres.

Paparazzi houses, for example, have snapped dozens of pictures of Paris and Peaches for every one of Marion Cotillard, the first actress to win an Academy Award for a French language film. But who are we to judge if the paparazzi — or the world, for that matter — has an obsession with these two blonds?  Ogle the pics below, then vote for which socialite has displayed the best style at the festival so far.

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Cannes Loves Robert Pattinson

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Paris Hilton may have no idea who Robert Pattinson is, but the paparazzi at Cannes can’t get enough of him. The Twilight star is there to promote Remember Me, which has not only yet to be shot, but hasn’t even announced its female lead! All they have is a script, a release date (February 12) and Pattinson. But judging by the excitement over the poster for New Moon—leaked today—the latter is all that matters.

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