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Cannes Film Festival's Jacob To Retire

Gilles Jacob, regarded as the driving force behind the Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world's most influential and celebrated film festival, has announced he will step down in 2015 upon completing his current three-year term....

Steven Spielberg Named President Of Cannes Film Festival Jury

Steven Spielberg will be president of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.The notorious director - who won the festival's top Palme d'Or prize in 1974 for his film 'The Sugarland Express' - will...

Cannes Names U.s. Film To Open Festival

The Cannes Film Festival has selected Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom as its opening film on May 16. The film once again unites Anderson with Bill Murray who appeared notably in Anderson's Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums,...

Cannes Film Festival Extends Term Of 81-Year-old Gilles Jacob

The board of administrators of the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday voted to extend the term of its longtime chief, Gilles Jacob, 81, until 2014. He had been due to step down after next year's...

Malick's Tree Of Life To Be Planted At Cannes

Terrence Malick's much awaited The Tree of Life , starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which...

Cannes Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Bertolucci

The Cannes Film Festival said today (Monday) that legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci will receive an honorary Palme d'Or during its opening ceremony on May 11. Only twice before has such a tribute been paid to...

Directors Share Movie-going Memories

Legendary filmmakers including ROMAN POLANSKI, THE COEN BROTHERS, DAVID CRONENBERG and LARS VON TRIER have all signed up for a Cannes Film Festival project to reveal what it means to go to the movies. The...

Thurman Awarded French Honour

UMA THURMAN has been made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Commandeur Dans Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres) by the president of France's Cannes Film Festival. The PULP FICTION star...

Cannes Head Urges Jury To Focus On Film-making

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL head GILLES JACOB has urged this year's (05) jury to focus on film-making, not politics, after anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 claimed the Palme D'Or honour last year (MAY04). As...

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'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

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Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

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The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Has Kanye West Broken The Law Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall Album Review

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall Album Review

There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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