Abortion-rights activists renew battle in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine activists launched a renewed effort Tuesday seeking to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last...
Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen
CANNES, France (AP) — Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by...
Penelope Cruz, Bella Hadid and Amber Heard dazzle on Cannes ‘Pain and Glory’ carpet
Chanel runway in the sky: VIPs weep at Lagerfeld’s last show
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there.
Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a...
Penelope Cruz walks in final Lagerfeld show
Review: Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller
There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi's new thriller set in a picturesque Spanish village.
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
Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.
For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put her at odds with Chinese authorities.
Cruz: Ryan Murphy ‘has given me so much’
Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa Rae
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.
More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.
Chanel recreates Paris for couture show celebrating the city
PARIS (AP) — Paris — the City of Light, lovelocks and the Seine River— was the backdrop Tuesday in Chanel's sublime couture collection that showed designer Karl Lagerfeld is still at the top of his game at 84.
Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams and Lily Allen applauded after the cinematic runway display in which the French fashion house painstakingly recreated a Parisian cityscape — all inside the nave of the Grand Palais.
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.
Cruz hopes Time’s Up movement ‘will mean definite change’
Cruz and Bardem celebrate opening Cannes
Queens of Hollywood float into Cannes photocall
Cannes: Cruz, Bardem were paid equally for ‘Everybody Knows’
CANNES, France (AP) — Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener "Everybody Knows."
In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a daughter. Asked Wednesday at a press conference in Cannes if they were paid the same, Cruz replied, "Actually, yes."
Equal pay for Cruz on ‘Everybody Knows’
Cruz, Moore dazzle at Cannes opening
Arm in arm, Scorsese and Blanchett open 71st Cannes
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows."
Is Cannes ready to adapt to the age of #MeToo?
The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.
Jessica Chastain, an actress and regular attendee of the French Riviera festival, last year reflected on her time spent on the Cannes jury shortly after they selected Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" as the Palme d'Or winner. She was both overwhelmed and disappointed.
Review: Branagh drives all-star ‘Orient Express’ remake
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this strong remake of the 1974 film
"Murder on the Orient Express" is as old-fashioned as train travel itself.
This remake of the 1974 film, adapted from Agatha Christie's 1934 novel, is a handsome looking, patient and ultimately satisfying murder mystery that doesn't gussy itself up for modern crowds and unfurls at its own unhurried pace.
New movies this week: ‘Daddy’s Home’ for the holidays, and Agatha Christie rides the rails
Shenanigans galore arrive with the "Daddy's Home" sequel, and Agatha Christie's beloved murder-on-a-train mystery gets a cinematic update.
Daddy’s Home 2
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return for more silliness, and this time their fathers (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) are on hand as a holiday season treat.
‘Orient Express’ stars would reunite ‘in a heartbeat’
Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp
Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express " is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would make a straightforward, classical whodunit with a budget the size of a modest superhero pic (and no superheroes to speak of) nowadays, you think. What year is this anyway?
Penelope Cruz hates being asked about ageing.
The 43-year-old actress - who has son Leo, six, and daughter Luna, four, with her husband Javier Bardem - has said she is sick and tired of being asked questions about ageing in Hollywood, and admits she no longer answers questions on the topic, as she thinks its "crazy".
Cruz and Bardem return to Venice festival
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem return to Venice festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Back when he was 22 and she was 16, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz brought their movie "Jamon, Jamon" to the Venice International Film Festival.
Now, a quarter of a century and two children later, they were back with another project, "Loving Pablo," their first film together as a real-life couple.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz reunite on screen
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz kept their personal and professional lives totally separate while filming 'Loving Pablo'.
The couple - who are married in real life - play drug lord Pablo Escobar and journalist Virginia Vallejo in 'Loving Pablo' and Javier revealed they were careful not to bring the dark subject material home with them after a day on set.
Penelope Cruz cuts her family and friends' hair.
The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress enjoys pampering women so much, she admits she could make it a second career and one of the biggest test of her grooming skills came when she had to get her best friend Salma Hayek ready for a red carpet event.
Daisy Ridley admits to nerves on Murder on the Orient Express
Daisy Ridley could barely hold a cup when she filmed 'Murder on the Orient Express' because she was so nervous working with the all-star cast.
The 25-year-old actress is starring as Mary Debenham in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novel of the same name and the film has a stellar ensemble cast which includes Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad and Michelle Pfeiffer among others.
‘American Crime Story’ swaps ‘Versace’ for ‘Katrina’
FX will follow up prize-winning "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," with "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," the cable network says.
"Versace" becomes the second entry in the anthology series from Ryan Murphy, "Katrina," about the hurricane and flood that devastated New Orleans, will follow as the third installment.
Production of "Versace" began in April for a debut in early 2018.
Javier Bardem says Johnny Depp is ‘a joy to work with’
Javier Bardem found Johnny Depp to be "a joy to work with" on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
The 48-year-old actor appears opposite Johnny in the latest instalment of the money-spinning movie franchise and he has admitted to being wowed by his co-star's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Javier explained: "He's playing this character he knows so well that sometimes, the difficult part is to not be a spectator.
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Penelope Cruz to play Versace in ‘American Crime Story’
NEW YORK (AP) — Penelope Cruz is headed to television to play fashion designer Donatella Versace in the third installment of "American Crime Story" on FX.
The Academy Award-winning actress will star in the 10-episode series focused on the 1997 slaying of Versace's brother, Gianni. Donatella Versace took over the famed fashion house after her brother was killed.
Co-executive produced by Ryan Murphy, the Versace story is expected to air in early 2018.
Burberry’s star-studded sculpture show
Stars glitter for Burberry show
Spanish film icon Almodovar chosen as Cannes’ jury president
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced that flamboyant Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar will be jury president at this year's festival as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux said Tuesday that "Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film."
Pirelli’s starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin
LONDON (AP) — Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.
Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi and Charlotte Rampling. The youngest model, Alicia Vikander, is 27; the eldest, Helen Mirren, is 71.