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ENDED: The 58th Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night, with Tommy Lee Jones accepting the best actor award from Penelope Cruz for his role in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, which the Men in Black star also directed. Director Jim Jarmusch won the second place Grand Prix award for Broken Flowers, a drama starring Bill Murray as an aging Don Juan in pursuit of the son he never knew he had. After the award ceremony, Cruz and other guests including Salma Hayek, Ralph Fiennes, Damien Lewis and Ben Chaplin enjoyed a spectacular firework display and partied until late – especially Hayek, who was dancing energetically to Latin house music with other members of the festival jury.
EXPECTED: Jay Leno and Chris Tucker are scheduled to testify for the defense at the Michael Jackson trial this week. Leno is due to take the stand Tuesday to testify about a phone call the defense says he received from Jackson's accuser, the Associated Press reports. Defense attorneys say the boy's family targeted Leno and other celebrities, including Jackson, in attempts to get money. Tucker, who like Jackson befriended the boy while he was battling cancer, was to testify about spending time with the family.
TREATED: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 36, had a cancerous lump successfully removed from her breast and doctors are confident they caught the disease early enough to prevent it spreading. Dr. Jenny Senior said on Saturday: "Kylie has been the perfect patient and has charmed all my staff. I just wish I could have met her under happier circumstances." The surgeon added: "Her spirits are high and she's feeling fine. She has family and friends around her,"
SURFACED: To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, 79, made a rare public appearance Thursday to accept an award from the Los Angeles Public Library. She was invited by Veronique Peck, widow of actor Gregory Peck, who won an Oscar for the 1962 film version of Lee's classic 1960 novel about the unfair trial of an African American in a small Southern town. All Lee said to the crowd was, "I'll say it again. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."
HONORED: Partridge Family star Shirley Jones, 71, whose distinguished movie career includes musical classics Oklahoma! and The Music Man and winning an Oscar for the drama Elmer Gantry, received an honorary degree at Washington & Jefferson College's graduation ceremony Saturday. Because of her career, Jones's formal education ended after high school. "I wanted to become a veterinarian," she said at the ceremony. "As God would have it, I was given another path to follow. But I most miss not necessarily getting the degree, but the broad experiences you can only get in college."
DIED: Henry Corden, 85, the voice of Fred Flintstone ("Yabba-dabba-doo!") for more than two decades, died of emphysema Thursday night at AMI Encino Hospital, AP reports. His wife of nine years, Angelina, was with him at the time. Corden, whose movie credits included The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Ten Commandments, took over as the lovable loudmouth caveman when original voice (since 1960) Alan Reed died in 1977. Corden played Fred until only recently, and can be heard on current cereal commercials yelling "Barney, my Pebbles!"