This year's Cannes Film Festival could be unmissable for all the wrong reasons - it will be the first public occasion with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman all on the guestlist.

The 'A' list trio have never been seen in the same place at the same time since Cruise's high profile divorce from Kidman and subsequent romance with Cruz.

However, with Cruz promoting her new film FANFAN LA TUILPE - co-starring VINCENT PEREZ - and Nicole in town to champion LARS VON TRIERS' DOGVILLE things could get awkward.

Cruise is the Spanish beauty's constant companion at such events and it seems impossible to believe he will not be there. It seems only an astute bit of scheduling can prevent the event becoming a showdown between Cruise's women.