‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies at 83; Frenchman Breillat back to break taboos at Cannes with ‘Last Summer’ and more

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‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies aged 83

Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a tough farming community and an abusive relationship to become one of the greatest recording artists of all time, died Wednesday at the age of 83. She died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht. near Zurich, Switzerland, said its representative.

Frenchman Breillat back to break taboos at Cannes with “Last Summer”

French director Catherine Breillat’s new erotic thriller ‘Last Summer’ premiered on Thursday evening, bringing her taboo-breaking style to the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows Anne, a lawyer living in Paris with her husband and two daughters, when the son from her husband’s previous marriage, Theo, 17, moves in.

Wim Wenders gets a rare double poster for a Cannes film: “It will be an experience”

Most directors would be delighted to have a film presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Wim Wenders has two. ‘Perfect Days’ – the German author’s 10th nominee for the festival’s top prize – shares the program with a special screening of ‘Anselm’, his 3D study by German artist Anselm Kiefer.

Cannes stars leave the red carpet to support AIDS research

Celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Wright and Heidi Klum escaped the crowded Boulevard de la Croisette from the Cannes Film Festival for a night to attend an AIDS research fundraiser at a secluded luxury hotel in the resort seaside resort near Antibes.

“I wanted to be here tonight because I think it’s such a great charity and just so I can do what I can,” said Bebe Rexha, one of the stars of Thursday’s event.

ABBA’s Bjorn and Benny reject Eurovision reunion in Sweden next year

ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have rejected a reunion at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in their native Sweden, which will also mark the 50th anniversary of the supergroup’s victory with “Waterloo”. In an interview with BBC Newsnight in Britain on Wednesday night, the pair ruled out taking the stage with fellow members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad for the occasion.

Forty Cannes Film Festivals seen through the lens of a photographer

When Eric Gaillard first went to photograph the Cannes Film Festival in 1981, it was a smaller, more intimate affair – the kind of place where you could see the greats of the Golden Age. Hollywood like Lauren Bacall or Ava Gardner stroll alone on the esplanade or have fun on the beach without bodyguards. Returning for his 40th time, Gaillard finds a different beast — bigger, more multicultural, with more restrictions on where photographers can stand to try and get that viral shot or capture that moment a movie star is caught off guard by sharing an intimate smile, striking a goofy pose, or having a bad hair day.

French cuisine competes on the big screen in Cannes in ‘Le Pot-au-Feu’

Stomachs were sure to growl at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Le Pot-au-Feu” on Wednesday, which showcases the culinary talents of Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire on the big screen. The stars of the film, French cinema icon Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, two-time César winner for best French actor, were on the red carpet in the French Riviera city alongside Gagnaire and the French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung.

Tina Turner honored at her Swiss lakeside home where she died

Well-wishers gathered outside Tina Turner’s lakeside home on Thursday to pay tribute to the music legend who has called Switzerland home for nearly three decades. Flowers and cards lay outside the home in the picturesque town of Kuesnacht on Lake Zurich, where Turner died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

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.

Tributes salute Tina Turner’s music and resilience

Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a farming community and an abusive relationship to become one of the greatest recording artists of all time, died Wednesday at the age of 83. Here are the reactions from the musicians, actors and the White House.

(With agency contributions.)

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