Cannes kicks off today. The Great Gatsby photo call has already happened and people have been hard for weeks about a Baz Luhrmann production opening the festival. Already, even at the jury photo call, Granny Freeze showed up in sparkles so the dress porn tonight at the Palais will be... spectacular. Always. Here’s how Cannes isn’t like the Oscars: they’re not particularly discerning about who they let on their carpet. I’ve seen Phoebe Price on the Cannes carpet before. Several. Times.
Cannes is one of the few places in the world, maybe the only place in the world, where you might find Phoebe Price and Leonardo DiCaprio on the carpet at the same time. It’s outrageous excess, glorified cheese, and shameless star-f*ckery. God I love it. And by the end of it, even the spectators need to detox.
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Attached -- The Great Gatsby photo call and Nicole Kidman at the jury photo call.
Yours in gossip,
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Tom Cruise was at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere last night. He did not walk the carpet but showed up for the after-party. As you know, it’s not his style to attend the opening of just anything. The official reason is that he was there to support his friends. But this was a strategic move too. Full Story
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Steveston (just outside Vancouver) today shooting Godzilla. As you can see, he’s muscled up for the role. There’s a little Channing Tatum going on here, non? And a Hulk in his pants. Oh stop. I mean the rip, see? The rip at the crotch? ATJ and his wife Sam Taylor-Wood, together my obsession, have been in Vancouver for several weeks now with their children. Full Story
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Justin Timberlake is now in Cannes. So f-ck everyone because it’s ALL ABOUT PIPSQUEAK. Here he is on the Croisette promoting his next film Spinning Gold, the Neil Bogart biopic that’s just been acquired by Sony for foreign rights, which is why here’s there, in part, to tap dance for foreign money. Full Story
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Sasha’s INTO new rain boots and more Cannes carpet arrivals in LifeStyle.
Country Bitch’s beach body (Too Fab)
When the name of the company and the personalities running it totally don’t complement each other (Dlisted)
Kanye West’s girlfriend’s greatest fear, besides not having any cameras around (The Superficial)
Neil Patrick Harris’s cute twins (Just Jared)
Hate Alice Eve’s dress here (Hollywood Tuna)
What is Reese Witherspoon’s husband drinking? (Pop Sugar)
I guess I’ve been abusing my husband (Cele|bitchy)
Taylor Swift plays to assumption on New Girl (StarCrush)
Worst newlywed ever? (Romance Beat)
I want this green bangle (Hollywood PQ)
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But look how YOUNG she looks! So innocent! Here they are, Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, arriving at the Palais for The Great Gatsby to open the Cannes Film Festival. I gasped when I saw her. Am attaching the few photos that are available now, and I’ll add more to the post as they’re released. Full Story
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The opening night red carpet is now underway in Cannes. Here’s how it works at the Palais: The non-festival people usually arrive first. This includes Euro actors, models, Eva Longoria most years, and people like Phoebe Price. They blast loud music out from the speakers to entertain the massive crowds that line the Croisette. Full Story
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Chris Evans is not on my Five List. So while he may have the title of the movie, he doesn’t get the title of my post. Not when Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie are around. Here they are shooting Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Washington, DC yesterday. Why does Falcon have to wear a sweatshirt? Why can’t they put him in a skin-tight tee? Why can’t I be the one laughing at his jokes? And when you think Natasha Romanoff, do you think this hair? I don’t understand it at all. Full Story
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They’re making a film adaptation of Into The Woods directed by Rob Marshall. Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are already attached. Apparently Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are now in talks to join them...? That’s looking like an impressive cast, not unlike the one Marshall put together for Nine a few years ago. Full Story