Celine Dion cancels rest of world tour due to health issue; Japan’s Kitano Says He Restrained Himself In Bloody Samurai Film ‘Kubi’ And More

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Border collie ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ to fetch Cannes Palm Dog in fiercest contest yet

Filmmakers have to wait until Saturday to find out who took home the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, but for some the top honors were handed down Friday at the annual Palm Dog Awards. The competition was tough this year. Founder Toby Rose said there had been a “true tsunami of canine performance”, but one dog stood out: Messi from Justine Triet’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’.

Japan’s Kitano says he held himself back in bloody samurai film ‘Kubi’

Japanese director Takeshi Kitano has said he refrained from showing too much blood and gore in “Kubi,” his new ultra-violent samurai movie that features beheadings faster than you can count. The filmmaker, who is also a painter, actor and comedian, has spent three decades researching and writing a novel and screenplay centered on the 1582 Honno-ji temple ambush in Kyoto which, in “Kubi”, is shown in the gory details. familiar to fans of Kitano’s previous works.

Orlando Bloom in Cannes for the “Gran Turismo” story of a player turned racer

Actor Orlando Bloom and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell-Horner were at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday to promote ‘Gran Turismo,’ based on the true story of a video gamer who used his skills to become a pilot. professional race. “Grand Turismo” follows Jann Mardenborough, a teenage girl from Wales who, in 2011, beat other entrants in a competition for PlayStation racing simulation players for the chance to compete in a real-life event.

Soccer-Big ‘Ted Lasso’ fan Guardiola couldn’t pass up his chance to make an appearance

As a huge fan of Apple TV’s popular football comedy ‘Ted Lasso’, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was happy to appear as himself in the penultimate episode of the show airing this week. “As a family, my little girl Valentina and my wife, we really enjoy watching the show,” Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday. “We’re big fans, and when they came up with a cameo, I said why not and got to meet the actors.

German police investigate Roger Waters for Nazi-style costume at concert

German police said on Friday they had launched an investigation into Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters after he wore a Nazi-style uniform on stage at Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena. The 79-year-old Briton was not immediately available for comment, but social media users came to his defense, saying the performance was a re-creation of satirical scenes from the band’s hit album film ‘The Wall’. a critique of fascism.

Isabella Rossellini honors Cannes for Italian drama ‘La Chimera’

Film legend Isabella Rossellini graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Friday for the premiere of Italian drama ‘La Chimera,’ director Alice Rohrwacher’s third attempt to win the top prize against 20 other contestants this year. British actor Josh O’Connor, who played Prince Charles in ‘The Crown’, plays Arthur, an English-speaking archaeologist involved with a group of former grave robbers.

Celine Dion cancels the rest of her world tour due to a health problem

Canadian pop singer Celine Dion announced Friday that she is canceling the European leg of her world tour, which was due to resume this summer, due to a medical condition that makes it difficult to perform. The announcement comes four months after the 55-year-old Quebec singer said she had been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome which causes muscle spasms. At the time, the disorder forced her to postpone some European shows from her “Courage World Tour”.

Ken Loach in Cannes: “I don’t know” if “The Old Oak” will be the last film

Ken Loach said on Friday he wasn’t sure if ‘The Old Oak’, the 86-year-old British director’s bid for a third Cannes Film Festival top prize, would be his last. “Oh, I don’t know, I live hand to mouth,” said Loach, who turns 87 in June. “If you read obituaries and you don’t appear there, it’s a good day. So we carry on, really.”

‘How to Have Sex’ wins Cannes’ ‘Certain Regard’ competition

The provocatively titled film ‘How to Have Sex’, about three British teenage girls who go on holiday with the aim of drinking, clubbing and dating, won first prize in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ competition at the Festival on Friday. of Cannes. . However, there was a slight setback: Molly Manning Walker was not in the room when the price of her first feature was announced. The director was returning from Italy and was late from the airport, prompting jury president John C. Reilly to sing a song to distract the audience during the wait.

Trial Actually – Actor Hugh Grant spends his day in court against the Murdoch newspaper

British actor Hugh Grant’s claims that Sun reporters used private detectives to tap his phone and break into his house can stand trial, but his voicemail intercept claims were made too late , the High Court in London ruled on Friday. Grant, alongside King Charles’ son Prince Harry, is suing Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN) for large-scale illegal news gathering which he claims was carried out in the name of his tabloid, the Sun.

(With agency contributions.)

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