Dear Gossips,

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,