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Gibson The Talk Of Cannes For Beaver Performance

Despite the controversy over Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks following his DUI arrest in 2006 and his recorded threats to kill ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, his performance in The Beaver is receiving arguably more acclaim than any...

Cannes Cans Von Trier

The Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) declared Danish director Lars Von Trier "persona non grata" effective immediately following his joking remarks at a news conference on Wednesday that he was a Nazi with an understanding...

Vanessa Hudgens Wants A Lifestyle Blog

Vanessa Hudgens wants to launch a lifestyle blog.The 22-year-old actress is not sure she wants to commit to a social media forum such as twitter - despite having a verified account on the site -...

Mel Gibson Lines Up Comedy Role

Mel Gibson is in talks to join heist comedy 'Sleight of Hand'. The 'Beaver' star has been approached to join the ensemble cast including Keifer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Til Schweiger, Thomas Jane, Eric Cantona, Johnny...

Joe Jackson Blasts 'Clay Pigeon' Murray

Joe Jackson claims Dr. Conrad Murray was a "clay pigeon" in the death of his son Michael.The physician is due to stand trial for the involuntary manslaughter of the legendary singer - who died of...

Cheryl Cole Receives Three Film Offers

Cheryl Cole has reportedly received three movie offers in the US.The 'X Factor' star is said to have impressed Los Angeles film bosses during her four-day appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in the south...

Mel Gibson's 'Theraputic' Role

Mel Gibson's role in 'The Beaver' had a "therapeutic" effect on him.Jodie Foster - who co-stars alongside the 55-year-old actor in the new movie and has been a close friend of his since they appeared...

Horror Movie To Debut Online -- And It's Free

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing software regarded by movie studios as the principal weapon of pirates, is being employed by a group of Australian filmmakers to finance a movie and perhaps even make a profit...

Will Europe Save The Beaver ?

After her movie The Beaver bombed in the U.S. -- it has earned only $310,000 after two weekends in limited release -- Jodie Foster is hoping that it will find greater acceptance in Europe. Her...

Johnny Depp, A Bridge Between Art And Commerce At Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival has always been more about the artistry of cinema than its commerce, but that has never discouraged it from showcasing some of Hollywood's gaudiest blockbusters, featuring, in recent years such marquee...

Malick's Tree Is Planted In Cannes

Terrence Malick's long-awaited Tree of Life was finally unspooled at the Cannes Film Festival today (Monday), receiving polite applause mixed with scattered boos from an overflow crowd of reporters attending a morning screening. Most, however,...

Diane Kruger Lights Up Cannes

Diane Kruger is one of the stars of a new advertising campaign for Jaeger-LeCoultre. A giant portrait of the stunning actress - shot by photographer Marcel Hartmann - has been erected on the French Riviera...

Angelina Jolie Names Directorial Debut

Angelina Jolie has named her directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'. The Oscar-winning actress shot the movie - a love story set during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - last...

Cheryl Cole's Quiet American Life

Cheryl Cole relaxes after 'X Factor' auditions with a cup of tea and "trashy" TV. The 'Promise This' singer has joined Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and record producer L.A. Reid on the judging panel of...

Vanessa Hudgens Planning New York Move

Vanessa Hudgens is moving to New York.The 'Sucker Punch' actress - who split from Zac Efron in December after five years of dating - reportedly told pals at the Cannes Film Festival she is planning...

Tilda Swinton Says Birth Is 'Violent'

Tilda Swinton thinks childbirth is "violent" The 50-year-old actress - who has 13-year-old twins Honor and Xavier with partner John Byrne - believes Hollywood glamorises birth, which is actually a "murderous" experience. She said: "In...

Jude Law 'Too Old' To Be Film Heartthrob

Jude Law claims he is "too old" to be a big screen heartthrob. The 38-year-old actor - who will play a betrayed husband opposite Keira Knightley in 'Anna Karenina' - says his days of being...

At Cannes They're Talking About Kevin

Lynn Ramsay's We've Got to Talk about Kevin , the first film to be screened in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, certainly got a lot of those who saw it talking. In particular,...

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Sued

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to be sued by a former employee.The unnamed woman - who worked as a bilingual secretary at their Miraval chateau in the South of France - was dismissed by...

Jamie Cullum Serenades De Niro At Cannes

Jamie Cullum sang to Robert De Niro at the Cannes Film Festival last night (11.05.11).The jazz musician played a medley of Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' and Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' duet 'Empire State...

Lady Gaga Performs Judas At Cannes

Lady Gaga performed her single 'Judas' at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (11.05.11). Despite the 'Bad Romance' hitmaker's record-breaking 'Monster Ball Tour' concluding in Mexico last week the singer hasn't stopped performing, appearing onstage at...

Quentin Tarantino Wants Lady Gaga For Movie

Quentin Tarantino has tried to impress Lady Gaga into appearing in his next film. The 'Pulp Fiction' director - who previously lent the 'Born This Way' singer his 'Kill Bill' Pussy Wagon for her 'Telephone'...

Century Old Moon Classic Lands In Cannes

A hand-tinted color print of the 1902 classic A Trip to the Moon ( Le Voyage dans la lune ) by Georges Méliès, thought to have been lost for decades, is scheduled to be screened...

Woody's Cannes Opener Delights Crowd

Unlike his contribution to last year's Cannes Film Festival, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris received a mostly enthusiastic reception from the press when it was screened this morning...

Salma Hayek Opens Cannes Film Festival

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas opened the Cannes Film Festival today (11.05.11). The 'Puss In Boots' co-stars climbed atop a pair of giant boots to promote the new 3-D animated movie as the annual event...

Naomi Watts Joins Boxing Drama The Bleeder

Naomi Watts is set to star in new boxing drama 'The Bleeder'. The Australia actress will team up with her husband Liev Schreiber for the first time since 2006's 'The Painted Veil' to star in...

Julianne Moore To Play Warring Divorcee

Julianne Moore will star as a dysfunctional divorcee in a new movie. The 'Kids Are Alright' actress will team up with British funnyman Steve Coogan to play a warring former couple in the film based...

Beaver Bites

In the end The Beaver was dammed, unable to break through the negative publicity surrounding its star and a put-offish story line about a psychotic individual who speaks through a hand puppet. The movie opened...

Cannes Film Festival Selects Closing Flick

Christophe Honoré's Les Bien-Aimés ( The Beloved ) has been selected to close the Cannes Film Festival this year. The musical drama, which takes place over a half century, from the 60s to the present,...

Tree Of Life Will Premiere At Cannes After All

Terrence Malick's much anticipated The Tree of Life , starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 after all. Icon Film Distribution, which had...

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