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Same-Sex Marriage: The New Normal

May 30, 2013
An estimated 150,000 people took to the streets of the French capital Sunday to protest the same-sex legislation signed into law last week. Meanwhile, in the south of the country, the Palme d'Or, the highest honor of the Cannes Film Festival, was awarded to "Blue Is the Warmest Color," a long and very explicit movie about a teenager's wakening lesbianism.

Cannes Bans Von Trier for Nazi Zingers

May 19, 2011
If he was indeed joking, Lars Von Trier needs to work a bit on his act, not to mention the material The notoriously difficult Danish director shocked the crowd at France's Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday by proclaiming, during a panel about his new film, "Melancholia" (more).

Clint Eastwood to Spike Lee: Shut Your Face

Jun 6, 2008
Clint Eastwood doesn't mince words about his opinion concerning Spike Lee's criticisms of Eastwood films like "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Bird." Lee has repeatedly called Eastwood on the carpet for his racial politics in those movies. Well, Eastwood has offered Lee quite the definitive comeback: "A guy like him should shut his face." Updated

Sharon Stone’s Quake Comment Causes Uproar in China

May 29, 2008
Chinese moviegoers aren't going to rush to see any more Sharon Stone flicks (if they ever did), and, as execs at Christian Dior realized, they won't be in a hurry to buy products she promotes after she speculated at Cannes last week about the possibility that the devastating earthquake in China on May 12 represented a form of karmic retribution for the Chinese government's treatment of Tibetans.

‘Che’ Goes to Cannes

May 23, 2008
One of the most hotly anticipated contenders at this year's Cannes Film Festival is "Che," Steven Soderbergh's lengthy biopic of iconic Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara, featuring Benicio del Toro in the title role. However, whether the excitement surrounding the "Che" screening at the French film fest is any indication that moviegoers will flock to the (currently) 4-hour-plus production remains to be seen.