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Originally posted 05/26/2012 10:15AM
She endured a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles, but you'd never know it when a pregnant Reese Witherspoon showed up at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday in a form-fitting black jersey dress that showed off her bump.
Witherspoon, who also wore dangling diamond earrings and sky-high fuchsia stilettos, flew to Cannes with her husband Jim Toth to promote her new movie, Mud, which premieres Saturday at the festival.
The actress's presence at Cannes while pregnant was all the more surprising given what a small role she has in Mud.
Originally posted 05/25/2012 11:00AM
Before director David Cronenberg's new movie about a young, rich financier, Cosmopolis, was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival, its star, Robert Pattinson, did a little revelation of his own – though, apparently, not as much as his director had requested.
In an interview for Metro France that quickly got picked up around the festival, the Twilight star, 26, was quoted as saying, "Five minutes before we filmed, David told me, 'I want to see the bottom of your balls on the top of the frame.' At the moment, I reminded myself that I would do anything for him. So I went back to see him and told him that wouldn't happen."
And how did the filmmaker of The Fly, Scanner, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method react to his leading man's decision?
Originally posted 05/24/2012 04:15PM
Zac Efron is showing some skin – a lot of it, in fact – in his new film The Paperboy, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
"He was in his underwear half the time," said singer Macy Gray, who plays a maid and narrates the movie, which also stars Nicole Kidman as what one Cannes reviewer described as "an oversexed Barbie."
The movie, directed by Lee Daniels (Precious), is set in Florida in 1969 amid racial strife. Efron is 20-year-old Jack, the younger brother of a journalist (played by Matthew McConaughey) who has come back to his family's small town to investigate whether a man was wrongly condemned to death row. Kidman's character is fixated on the inmate.
In one early scene, Kidman tears off her pantyhose and has an orgasm while visiting the prisoner (played by John Cusack) on death row. Later, her character urinates on Efron on a beach after he is stung by jellyfish.
Originally posted 05/24/2012 11:10AM
When in Rome ... or rather, Cannes.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson absorbed the romance of the French Riviera on Wednesday, sharing a kiss after a screening of Stewart's film On the Road at the Cannes Film Festival.
Finding time for a private moment together, Stewart, 22, leaned in to Pattinson, 26, and he kissed her forehead.
On the Road is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1950s novel, and Stewart plays the main character Dean Moriarty's wife Marylou.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 05/24/2012 10:40AM
Kim Kardashian is usually the one in the spotlight, but she played an affectionate supporting role Wednesday at the premiere of boyfriend Kanye West's experimental film in Cannes.
West, 34, and Kardashian, 31, were among the first to arrive at the tented pyramid on Palm Beach for the screening of Cruel Summer, an immersive video experience with screens on all sides of the audience. As they posed for photos, the wind caught Kardashian's hair, and West gently smoothed it back into place.
The reality star, in a glittering mini dress and black booties and with slicked-back hair, was quietly adoring of West all night, sharing moments with him and helping to welcome friends including Jay-Z. As the film wrapped, she leaned over and whispered smilingly into West's ear and heartily joined in the standing ovation he was given.
She seemed relaxed, though quiet, at the afterparty, happily nuzzling against West and letting him have his moment to shine.
– Mary Green
Originally posted 05/23/2012 11:30AM
After attending the premiere of his movie Killing Them Softly at the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday, Brad Pitt hosted an intimate party at Villa St. George that evening for close friends and people who were involved with the film.
About 100 people attended the soiree, which was sponsored by Johnny Walker Blue Label. Celebrities like Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Chris Tucker and Ray Liotta partied until the wee hours of the morning.
The party felt almost like a pre-bachelor party for the newly engaged Pitt, with refreshments including cigars and £250 bottles of Johnnie Walker whiskey.
Towards the end of the evening, Pitt's friend Diddy shared a celebratory drink with the actor over his engagement to Angelina Jolie, before inviting the entire party back to his yacht.
– Liz Raftery
Originally posted 05/16/2012 02:45PM
Sacha Baron Cohen has brought an entourage of beautiful women to many of his promotional appearances for The Dictator, but his date for the Cannes Film Festival might be his most mesmerizing yet.
Before making his way down the Croisette promenade Wednesday, Cohen, in character as Admiral General Aladeen, comically mounted a camel named Osama to mark his entrance.
The actor and his ride attended a photo call for the comedy, which hits theaters today, then later went to relax with a stop at a nearby cafe and some browsing at a local Ralph Lauren store.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 01:10PM
Sacha Baron Cohen kicked off the tradition of Cannes publicity stunts Wednesday when he appeared as his latest alter ego to promote his new comedy, The Dictator. Cohen arrived atop his camel, Osama, bringing the iconic Croisette promenade to a standstill in the process.
Four-legged arrivals aside, this year's Cannes Film Festival promises to be one of the most star-studded in years with some of Hollywood's biggest names scheduled to appear. Bruce Willis and Bill Murray were also photographed Wednesday on the red carpet for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which opens the festival.
Others on the list of expected VIP attendees: The reigning king and queen of Cannes, Angelina Jolie and fiancé Brad Pitt (his new crime drama, Killing Them Softly premieres at the festival), though they may have some competition in the supercouple category this year.
Originally posted 04/19/2012 01:00PM
The ring is about to rock the red carpet.
Engaged super-couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to attend the upcoming 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. The two-week festival kicks off May 16 on the French Riviera, where Pitt will be promoting his upcoming crime thriller Killing Them Softly.
The famed festival is a favorite destination for the pair: They have attended together every year for the past five years with the exception of 2010. While they always spark a flashbulb frenzy on the red carpet – this year more than ever, thanks to that engagement sparkler – in the past they have also made time for family activities and date nights.
As Jolie told PEOPLE in 2008, when she was promoting her Clint Eastwood drama The Changeling: "It's always a good time and there's always something silly that goes on. Cannes is fun."
Here's how to do Cannes the Jolie-Pitt way:
Originally posted 05/16/2012 07:00AM
These days, Hollywood's most familiar faces – from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kirsten Dunst to Angelina Jolie – bring their star power to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival.
But before them, glitz and glamour was defined by big-screen veterans such as Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood (pictured here in black-and-white nearly 20 years before she mysteriously drowned).
In honor of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, which begins Wednesday with a screening of Wes Anderson's star-studded Moonrise Kingdom (its ensemble cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton), Life.com is paying homage to old Hollywood with photographs taken at the festival 50 years ago in 1962, such as this snapshot of Wood.
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