The press conference panel was long. Like almost 9 people, maybe more. Mariane Pearl, Michael Winterbottom, Angelina Jolie, and Dan Futterman sat in the centre. Brad was way off at the left end if you were facing them directly. Naturally, once the Q&A got going, once people did the perfunctory and respected Mariane with questions about her story, the personal questions started coming. Full Story
This morning’s screening was for press only. And so the building was full of journalists, all of them congregating for a glimpse of the Brangelina phenomenon. The queue began early – there were reporters in line to get into the press room almost 3 hours ahead of time. So as the hour approached for their arrival, a frenetic energy started to build. Full Story
They were here today for A Mighty Heart – the screening took place at 10:45am following by a photo call and then a press conference at 1pm. About the film - very well received, with some comparing Michael Winterbottom’s direction to Michael Mann’s: tightly shot with a journalist’s eye, almost like a reality show without the fake. Full Story
Only been the first weekend in Cannes and a permanent hangover already. Every evening begins at midnight and ends well after dawn…
But last night was the best. Last night was the U2 mini-concert on the steps of the Palais – Bono and the Boys live, blaring out onto the street…kicks Britney’s tragic lipsync up the arse. Can she sing??? At all???
Sorry…I digress. How insulting to U2 to have to be interrupted, especially by her.
So it was the premiere of the band’s concert doc called u2 3D, hugest crowd yet gathered outside at 1am and hitting up the bars afterwards.
Then it was over to the Hotel du Cap for the Vanity Fair party which is where my Leo held court in low key fashion with Jude Law’s new wingman James Blunt who, for reasons that have escaped me, can’t seem to keep the girls off his jock. Ew. And Mischa Barton was there too, having just signed on to the upcoming St Trinian’s alongside Colin Firth, Emily Watson, and Rupert Everett ….WTF?
No ….seriously ….among people who can actually act, how the hell is she going to keep up?
Five days down and many more to come – Cannes really heats up this week with everyone on pins and needles for the arrival of George Clooney and the Oceans crew. A Mighty Heart screens for the press Monday as well – will be heading there and then the press conference immediately afterwards…keep you posted.
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Yours in gossip,
Said it before and I’ll say it again – he is not on the Freebie Five because one night would never do. One night with Johnny Depp…only one night… are you crazy??? No no… Johnny deserves An All Time standing. Johnny Depp is All Time. And check him out at the Pirates premiere last night Disneyland. Full Story
We Own the Night, Joaquin Phoenix’s latest with Mark Wahlberg, in competition here at Cannes although neither is expected – at press time – to attend in support. The screening in on Wednesday and the press conference Thursday – will let you know. Here’s a smutty detail though: Marky supposedly wanted to fly in for a couple of days but rumour has it he demanded to stay at the Hotel du Cap… and the studio told him to beat it. Full Story
The perma-pout is cloying…especially on a carpet. But if it belongs anywhere, it definitely belongs in Vogue. And so here is Keira Knightley, in one of the magazine’s most glorious photo shoots of the year, rockin’ that pout like nobody’s business, and looking appropriately morose and depressed…characteristic of all top models. Full Story
Demi at the Chanel Cruise Show the other night. And look at those shoes. Must have those shoes. Also a good example of how unreliable bump watch always is: you will recall she was so totally pregnant a couple of months ago after wearing a billowy dress and an overcoat. But if she really was expecting back then, wouldn’t it be much more obvious? And still… now that she’s stepping out yet again in something loose, no doubt the speculation will begin anew. Full Story
New photos of Paul McCartney and the greedy Heather leaving a restaurant with Bea, clearly getting on much better than they have in ages. The new civilised relations stem from what’s being reported as a truce – that they’ve come to terms on their acrimonious divorce so as to avoid any more stress handed down to their young daughter. Full Story
Candy Spelling must be losing her sh-t...How else can you explain the open letters sent to Paris Hilton and now Joe Francis? And seriously…who the hell is Joe Francis? Why would Joe Francis merit any of her time? Why would Joe Francis who has made his millions getting college girls to take their tops off be important enough for her to expend any energy scolding him through TMZ? Must be all those dolls in that legendary doll room up in the Spelling mansion – anyone with that many dolls has to be batsh-t crazy. Full Story