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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).

Moore: 1, Berlusconi: 0

Nov 4, 2010
So, as per usual, Italy's own media baron and embarrassment-in-chief Silvio Berlusconi is embroiled in another sex scandal involving another teenage girl. This time, however, he's made it worse with homophobic commentary that didn't fly with actress Julianne Moore.
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Sean Penn Talks Politics at Cannes

May 16, 2008
Actor Sean Penn has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where he's leading this year's jury, by weighing in about the presidential race back home -- and by pointedly bucking the local smoking ban. Suffice it to say that Penn won't be joining Oprah on one of her pep rallies for Barack Obama anytime soon.