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Red carpets and rap parties: rising movie star gets full Cannes experience

11 hours 59 min ago
CANNES, France (Reuters) - For Danielle Macdonald, a young actress hailed by Hollywood Reporter as the movie industry's "next big thing", every part of her Cannes experience - from the standing ovation for her movie to getting stuck in a lift - was part of the adventure.

Who's that girl on the Cannes red carpet? You may well ask

13 hours 36 min ago
CANNES, France (Reuters) - With a click of her blue-bob wig, Marie Parie turns to face the tuxedo-clad photographers at a premiere in Cannes as others on the red carpet pause to wonder where they might have seen her before.

Indonesia's hijab-wearing Muslim metal group challenges stereotypes

14 hours 57 min ago
GARUT, Indonesia (Reuters) - With their heads covered with Islamic headscarves, the three members of the Indonesian band VoB ("Voice of Baceprot" or "Noisy Voice") do not look like your typical heavy metal group.

Local timing, and talent, keys to Europe growth, says UFC's Carr

15 hours 34 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - As part of a drive to increase its popularity in Europe, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is focusing on home-grown talent, and on running events at times of the day which are more convenient for local fans.

Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 1:30pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art was awarded the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

French AIDS movie hotly tipped for Cannes' top prize

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 11:20am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The winner of the Cannes Film Festival will be announced on Sunday, with a French movie about AIDS campaigners and two dark Russian dramas among the hottest tips.

Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Hooks No. 1, 'Baywatch' Belly Flops

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:50am
LOS ANGELES(Variety.com) - Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is sailing into first place at the domestic box office this weekend, but the story the numbers dictate is not one of swashbuckling heroics.

Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:05pm
(Reuters) - Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s in a career that also was marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said.

Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 1:02pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:03am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes on Saturday to mixed reviews.

Joaquin Phoenix bludgeons Cannes with Lynne Ramsay hit man thriller

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 9:47am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday.

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:26pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together.

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love among mourners at Chris Cornell funeral

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:48pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer's family.

Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:22pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing.

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

Liam Gallagher will donate Manchester show profits to bombing victims

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from an upcoming performance in Manchester, England, to a fund supporting the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a concert this week that left 22 people dead.

French director Ozon plays with psycho-sexual thriller genre at Cannes

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:01pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Critics at the Cannes Film Festival had a field day on Friday with "L'Amant Double" (The Double Lover), the latest movie from prolific French director Francois Ozon.

Bidding for Beckham: soccer star among lots at Cannes AIDS auction

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:33am
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (Reuters) - Fancy drinks overlooking the Mediterranean followed by dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and entertainment by Diana Ross?

Diane Kruger plays agony of terrorism victim in German-language movie

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:45am
CANNES, France (Reuters) - The suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, temporarily drew attention at the Cannes Film Festival away from the movies and to the security threat that has bedeviled Europe.

A 'Pirates' life for Depp as he sets sail in fifth film

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dead men tell no tales, unless, of course, they are undead decaying pirates seeking mythical treasure in the vast fathoms of the sea in the fifth installment of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean."