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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' cast takes a trip to Cannes -- PHOTOS

Filming a dystopian survival story is no picnic. So the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay took a little vacay from shooting in Paris to get in some sun — and photo ops — at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, and director Francis Lawrence shed the somber battle gear for some beachside glamour. Take a look: READ FULL STORY

Red-carpet crasher sneaks under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes Film Festival -- PHOTOS

For America Ferrera, training dragons is the least of her problems these days.

The Emmy-winning actress was the victim of a bizarre prank during the Friday premiere of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the Cannes Film Festival. While posing with her co-stars, including Cate Blanchett and Jay Baruchel, Vitalii Sediuk snuck on to the carpet and headfirst into Ferrera’s Georges Hobeika Couture gown. Before Ferrera could realize what was going on, Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV host and notorious prankster, was quickly apprehended by security and arrested, not before grabbing onto the Ugly Betty star’s ankles. Blanchett was first to go to Ferrera’s defense, trying to push the prankster out of the way. Ferrera told The Hollywood Reporter that she was “fine” and “over it” after the incident.  READ FULL STORY

Oops! A Psy lookalike hung out with a bunch of real celebrities at Cannes

Korean pop sensation Psy has been making the rounds at various events during the Cannes Film Festival. Except…that wasn’t Psy. “Seems like there’s another ME at cannes … say Hi to him,” the real Psy tweeted yesterday. READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin goes on anti-Republican Twitter rant, calls them 'lying thieves'

Alec Baldwin plays a staunch conservative on 30 Rock, but his personal politics are famously liberal, as demonstrated by a fusillade of anti-Republican tweets yesterday. Baldwin let his opinion loose on some 870,000 followers as he took to Twitter from the Cannes Film Festival, where he wrote, “Away from the noise and vulgarity of the U.S. election. I gotta tell you. It’s been nice.” Only a few hours later, Baldwin blasted the Republican party in a series of tweeted heats (sorry, heated tweets):

Some complain on Twitter about Obama.

You wanna go back? To Bush? Cheney? Paulson? Rumsfeld? Unfunded wars? Death of U.S. soldiers and innocent civilians for oil? READ FULL STORY

Sean Penn attacks media, world for abandoning Haiti

Sean Penn had some harsh words at a press event for his Haiti: Carnival in Cannes fundraiser on May 17, TheWrap reports. “The reason we have Haiti fatigue is because there was never a commitment in the first place,” Penn said.  “It’s not only celebrities who went for a day. It’s the whole f—ing world. It’s all of you.”

Penn also called on President Barack Obama to step in once again. “It is time for our formidable and elegant president to stand side by side with the new president of Haiti.” READ FULL STORY

Cannes: Famed paleontologist and legendary male supermodel storm the carpet -- PHOTO

Pictured at the Cannes Film Festival: Two of the charming, suave actors of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. And David Schwimmer.


Read more:
‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ preview
‘Madagascar 3′ trailer: It’s a circus! — VIDEO
Cannes Festival announces 2012 line-up

Sacha Baron Cohen sent Ryan Seacrest jacket 'made by slave child labor'

Sacha Baron Cohen is not a tyrannical megalomaniac. He just plays one on TV, and on the red carpet, and in The Dictator. That seemed to be the message he wanted to convey to Ann Curry this morning when he sat down with her — as himself, just plain Cambridge-educated Sacha — in Cannes. And he’s nothing like the cruel Admiral General Aladeen he portrays in his new movie. Take for instance his red-carpet stunt at the Oscars, where “Aladeen” poured ashes on Ryan Seacrest. He admitted to Curry that he later sent Seacrest a new jacket — though it did have a label inside that read, “Made by Slave Child Labor.” “But he didn’t send me a thank-you note,” said Cohen. “Unbelievable.”

Though EW has previously noted that Cohen wasn’t averse to being himself, Cohen boasted that this was just his third interview ever without a disguise. He explained that the real reason for those previous stunts was legal concerns. “The movies that I did up till now, they involved real people, so we wanted to limit the exposure for kinda lawsuits,” he said. “At the moment, I think I have the Guinness world record for being the most sued actor in history.”

Watch the exchange below. READ FULL STORY

Are Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn the next De Niro and Scorsese?

From John Ford and John Wayne, to Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, to Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, there have been many great actor-director teams. Very quietly, a new one could be budding right before our eyes.

EW has confirmed that Ryan Gosling is negotiating to star in Only God Forgives, a crime thriller set in Bangkok and the third movie he and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn plan to make together. (Variety first reported the story.) The only problem is that few people have seen a single film the pair has made. More specifically, most moviegoers in the U.S. haven’t seen any of Refn’s work yet. But with the news of the casting and the critical buzz around their first collaboration, Drive, picked up this May at Cannes, there might be some magic brewing between the two artists. READ FULL STORY

'Tree of Life' pulls in moviegoers near and very, very far. What's the farthest you've traveled to see a film?

Super 8 topped this weekend’s box office with an impressive $37 million, but J.J. Abrams’ top-secret Spielberg homage wasn’t the toughest ticket to find. There was another mysterious film that moviegoers really want to piece together, and the lucky ones were willing to stand in lines that wrapped around city blocks to see Terrence Malick’s beautiful and symbolic Tree of Life. READ FULL STORY

Johnny Depp can dance with ladies, bears, and hats. Is he our Fred Astaire?

I’m a sucker for the parlor game of pairing today’s biggest movie actors with a comparable star from another age: Tom Hanks is Jimmy Stewart, George Clooney is Cary Grant, you get the idea. But I’ve always stumbled over Johnny Depp. Errol Flynn? Clark Gable? Depp’s career is so unusual, so unpredictable, that’s it’s difficult to find another who’s walked a similar path. But in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides‘ director Rob Marshall said he sees someone else in his Capt. Jack Sparrow: Fred Astaire.  READ FULL STORY

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