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Lesbian Love Story Takes Top Prize At Cannes Film Festival

May 26, 2013 12:00 PM

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And the Palme d'Or goes to .... Blue Is the Warmest Color, a sexually-explicit graphic novel adaptation directed by Tunisian-born Abdellatif Kechiche.

The film centers on a high school student and her eventual romantic relationship with an older woman. The film may have a tough time entering foreign markets and has already caused a firestorm in France, particularly after same-sex marriage was just legalized but is still being protested by a vocal minority.

The three-hour film garnered the film festival's most prestigious award not only for its director, but jury president Steven Spielberg and his fellow jurors gave the prize to the film's two lead actresses as well. Spielberg said the jury felt "privileged" to watch the three-hour film of "deep love, deep heartbreak."

The Grad Prix, or second prize, went to the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis -- a 1960's-set story about a Greenwich Village family.

Third place, the Jury Prize, was awarded to Like Father, Like Son, a Japanese film about two families, two boys and a shocking mix-up.

Bruce Dern won for best actor for his role in Nebraska, in which he plays a Montana alcoholic searching for prize winnings he hasn't even won.

Berenice Bejo, who played Peppy Miller in The Artist won for her turn in The Past, director Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his Oscar-winning A Separation.

The best director prize went to Amat Escalante for the Mexican drama Heli, while A Touch of Sin director Jia Zhangke won for best screenplay.

And ahhh, the glamour! ...

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Fashion Reigns Supreme At The Cannes Film Festival

May 23, 2011 09:55 AM

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The screening of the film Les Biens-Aimes closed out the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival, and the starlets in attendance looked nothing short of show-stopping!

Uma's Giorgio Armani Privé blue gown is absolutely stunning! Kirsten Dunst chose a Chanel Haute Couture dress from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, Rosario Dawson shined in Roberto Cavalli and Karolina Kurkova looked drop dead gorgeous in Armani Prive.

See more of the red carpet fashion in the gallery below. Jane Fonda also stunned. Check out the 73-year-old babe working it ... after the jump.




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Gwen, Gavin And The Fam Go First Class In Cannes

May 14, 2011 01:15 PM

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Gwen and Gavin are enjoying the sites and sounds of the Cannes Film Festival in France ... from a luxury yacht anchored just off the coast! There, they don't have to deal with annoying French fans asking for their autographs every second, they just get to relax and look hot and jet ski!

Seriously ... what a great idea -- SO much better than the crowded Croisette!

Check out Gavin with little Zuma on the jet ski; it's the cutest thing ever! Click through the entire gallery below to see the Stefani-Rossdale's vacation album (by X17) ...

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Gwen's in town for the annual AIDS benefit hosted by amfAR at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The L'Oreal amfAR After Party will be hosted by Gwen Stefani, Freida Pinto, Patrick Dempsey, Milla Jovovich, and Michelle Yeoh.

Partying for a cause, we like it!

Oh, and guess who'll DJ the party? Click through to find out ...




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The Good, The Bad And The XXX At Cannes

May 14, 2010 04:10 PM

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Eva Longoria, Kate Beckinsale, Carey Mulligan and several other ladies have been wowing folks on the red carpet at Cannes, but not everyone who attends the film festival reaches for couture when they get dressed! Over the years there have been all sorts of wardrobe malfunctions, and this year's finest was courtesy of French star Julie Atlas Muz.

The actress was snapped at the premiere of Tournee, and after doing a google image search, it's pretty apparent that she doesn't mind showing a little nudity, but c'mon! Couldn't she have at least put a flesh-toned thong over her beastly bush? That's in the gallery below if you have the stomach for it...




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