CANNES-FILM-FESTIVAL

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ is Cannes’ Palme d’Or

CANNES, France (AP) — The tender, sensual lesbian romance “Blue is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele” won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor, the Palme d’Or. The jury, headed by…

Polanski laments leveling of sexes as ‘idiotic’

CANNES, France (AP) — Roman Polanski says the birth control pill has had a “masculinizing” effect on women and that the leveling of the sexes is “idiotic” The director made the comments Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival,…

Cambodian film on Pol Pot rule wins Cannes prize

CANNES, France (AP) — An autobiographical French-Cambodian film, “The Missing Picture,” which explores the bloody history of Pol Pot’s dictatorship in late 1970s Cambodia, has won the “Un Certain Regard” prize at the Cannes Film Festival. To rousing…

Museum starts night tours of signs from Vegas past

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip. This Memorial Day weekend,…

A controversial victory lap for Lewis at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Jerry Lewis, so beloved in France, isn’t quite overcome with emotion now that he’s back at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival, he says, is “for snobs,” and when he meets a reporter from…

Tilda Swinton brings erudite vampires to Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton injects her own brand of otherworldly-cool into Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie “Only Lovers Left Alive,” an unusual comedy that puts a spin on the age-old vampire genre. The film, the last English-language…

A list of previous Palme d’Or winners at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — For 66 years, the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or, has been one of the most prestigious in movies. Winners have ranged from classic American films (Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” Francis Ford…

Palme d’Or race wide open at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — After two weeks, 20 films and parade after parade down the red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival has not produced a clear-cut frontrunner for the Palme d’Or. The prestigious award, given to the best…

Iranian director facing jail appears in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — “Manuscripts Don’t Burn” tells the story of an Iranian author secretly writing his memoirs and authorities’ attempts to destroy the manuscript — a topic the director, Mohammad Rasoulof, knows quite a bit about. Rasoulof…

Seen and heard at the Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. ‘GRIGRIS’ ENTRY IN CANNES BRINGS PRIDE TO AFRICAN NATION OF CHAD Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun stirred up some emotion and national pride when…

NBC to air Blake Shelton’s benefit for Oklahomans

NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton’s concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week’s storms in their home state. Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit will be broadcast live as a telethon by NBC…

Cannes: Dern a leading man again in ‘Nebraska’

CANNES, France (AP) — For the aging, gruff patriarch of his father-son road trip “Nebraska,” Alexander Payne tried to lure Gene Hackman out of retirement and considered the likes of Robert Duvall and Jack Nicholson. Bruce Dern calls…

Man charged with stalking Jennifer Lawrence’s kin

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian man is facing charges that he stalked the brother of Jennifer Lawrence after authorities say he repeatedly insisted that the man put him in touch with the Oscar-winning actress so he could…

Man charged with stalking Jennifer Lawrence’s kin

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian man is facing charges that he stalked the brother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, according to court documents. Twenty-three-year-old Zhao Han Cong (ZOW HAHN KAHNG) of Vancouver, British Columbia, was ordered Friday…

Snooki: NJ Gov Christie ‘just doesn’t like us’

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was never a fan of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” saying it unfairly cast the state in a negative light. So when Nicole Polizzi, otherwise known as Snooki, got to…

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert at country fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of country music’s big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU’s Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday…

Latest ‘Bachelorette’ won’t say if she’s engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s newest “Bachelorette,” Desiree Hartsock, says it’s not hard to keep the details of her experience on the show a secret from her friends. “Ironically, I’m kind of a private person anyway, so my…

Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a house he was renovating…

Steely Cotillard shines in ‘The Immigrant’

CANNES, France (AP) — Academy award-winner Marion Cotillard gave her all and even learned another language to play a Polish woman struggling with the realities of 1920s New York in James Gray’s terse offering, “The Immigrant.” The gritty…

At Cannes’ movie palace, talk of TV’s rise

CANNES, France (AP) — The annual Cannes festival on the French Riviera is the grandest platform in the world for the highest ambitions of film, a place where the art form is worshipped with wild passion and adoring…