PARIS (AP) — Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.
More than 1.6M sign petition to sue France over climate
PARIS (AP) — More than 1.6 million people have signed an online petition to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.
Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups launched the petition last week. Their signature drive received exceptional support in just a few days, including from film stars Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche.
Chanel’s Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala
A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a lover of lavish spectacles, chose the dramatic venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different city each year and celebrates the craftsmanship of the artisans that partner with Chanel.
Cruz, Robbie, Kruger, more attend Chanel
The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.
Red carpet fashion: The best looks from Cannes Film Festival
PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is about so much more than just movies. It's also one of the biggest celebrity events in the world - pulling in stars ranging from Marion Cotillard to Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Julianne Moore for 12 days of red carpet photo calls. Here are some of the 71st annual festival's most eye-catching looks:
CANNES, France (AP) — In one of the biggest sales of the Cannes Film Festival, Universal Pictures has acquired the female-led spy thriller "355," which Jessica Chastain has promoted as an antidote to male-centered action films.
Universal on Saturday closed the sale of the highly touted project. Earlier this week, Chastain and co-stars Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o and Fan Bingbing posed for photographers and pitched the film to potential buyers.
Cannes: Chastain, Nyong’o, Cruz promote female-led spy film
CANNES, France (AP) — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain noticed the paucity of female-led action films at the movie marketplace. This year, she brought a corrective.
Chastain and her co-stars on Thursday promoted plans for "355," a James Bond-like spy thriller led by female stars. Along with Chastain, the film is to star Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing.
Queens of Hollywood float into Cannes photocall
The new French drama “Ismael’s Ghosts” will be getting a special Hearst Movie & A Martini screening at the Avon Theatre in Stamford.
The screening is part of the monthly French Cinematheque series presented at the Avon by Focus on French Cinema and the Alliance Francaise in Greenwich.
Chanel’s garden delights as Givenchy designer debuts couture
PARIS (AP) — Rose scents mingled with celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Sofia Coppola and Rita Ora at Chanel on Tuesday as showman Karl Lagerfeld recreated a verdant garden to showcase his bucolic couture designs. Elsewhere in Paris, Givenchy's new designer unveiled her highly anticipated couture debut.
Some highlights from Tuesday's spring-summer 2018 shows:
Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday.
Will Smith, Pedro Almodovar open testy Cannes Film Festival
CANNES, France (AP) — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D'Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix's place at the world's most prestigious film festival clouded the event as Cannes rolled out the red carpet.
Marion Cotillard, partner welcome 2nd child, a baby girl
Marion Cotillard is now a mother of two.
The French actress' representative has confirmed a People magazine report that she and partner Guillaume Canet (gee-YOOM' KAN'-ay) have welcomed a daughter. The couple also has a 5-year-old son.
The 41-year-old Cotillard hasn't revealed the baby's name.
Smart Rating: 44.59Genre: Musical, RomanceStarring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope CruzDescription: Italian film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) grapples with epic crises in his personal and professional lives. At the same time, he must strike a balance of the demands of numerous women in his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penélope Cruz) and his confidant (Judi Dench).
Box office top 20: ‘Moana’ dethrones ‘Fantastic Beasts’
NEW YORK (AP) — "Moana," Disney's animated voyage to ancient Polynesia, sailed away with the Thanksgiving box office, debuting with $82.1 million over five days and $56.6 million over the weekend, according to final ticket sales figures Monday.
Zemeckis hopes glamour, intrigue will draw ‘Allied’ audience
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a world of franchises, reboots and comic-book films, the original espionage thriller "Allied" is a comparatively bold gamble for a studio. Glamorous, serious, and classically made (with a healthy dose of CGI), "Allied," from director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Steven Knight, looks to harken back to a bygone Hollywood of David Lean epics and sweeping romances between larger-than-life movie stars.
Review: In 'Allied,' with Brad Pitt, love in the fog of warBy JAKE COYLE, AP Film WriterDeeply nostalgic moviemaking is rendered with digital precision in Robert Zemeckis' highly manicured World War II romance "Allied."Zemeckis' control of his camera is absolute, if self-consciously so. In "Allied," with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, he has resurrected the espionage thriller in all its classical glamour with a knowingness that's both impressively grand and stiffly hollow. The crisp period...
MOANA: Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement and Nicole Scherzinger provide the voices for this Walt Disney animated adventure about a young woman who sets sail to a mystical island. (PG)
ALLIED: Robert Zemeckis ("Back to the Future") directs Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in this tale about the repercussions of a dangerous secret mission behind enemy lines during World War II. (R)
Review: In ‘Allied,’ with Brad Pitt, love in the fog of war
Deeply nostalgic moviemaking is rendered with digital precision in Robert Zemeckis' highly manicured World War II romance "Allied."
Nov. 23Allied: Brad Pitt has a Marion Cotillard problem, onscreen and off. In the film, he’s a Canadian intelligence officer who falls for a French resistance fighter (the Oscar-winning Cotillard) who may also be working for the Germans in World War II. Off screen, reports surfaced of an alleged affair with his co-star that helped break up his marriage to Angelina Jolie Pitt (though other reports disputed it).Bad Santa 2: Sequel to the 2003 feel-bad holiday movie finally surfaces after nearly...
Marion Cotillard announces pregnancy, denies Pitt rumors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion Cotillard is announcing her pregnancy and shooting down rumors of any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt.
"This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into," the Oscar-winning actress wrote in a statement posted Wednesday on Instagram .
5 California Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MAYOR HIT WITH PIE
Man throws pie at Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson at charity dinner.
2. UBER-LYFT ASSAULTS
Driver accused of sexually assaulting female passengers while working for ride-hailing companies.
3. SCHOOL SHOOTING THREAT
Student had plan, list of 33 names of classmates, staff he wanted to shoot at San Bernardino County school.
Pitt-Jolie divorce puts new spotlight on upcoming films
NEW YORK (AP) — The 12-year relationship between Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt has been neatly bookended on the big screen.
They famously became acquainted while playing married assassins in Doug Liman's 2005 action comedy "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." And they didn't star together again until last year's "By the Sea," a marital melodrama set on the French Riviera directed by Jolie Pitt and starring the couple as unhappy spouses.