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Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian were spotted at the Cannes film festival red carpet as the rapper debuted his short film Cruel Summer.

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Bipasha is currently dating actor John Abraham. The couple have been together since late 2002.

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Jury members pose during a photo call at the Cannes festival.

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Marilyn Monroe seduces on Cannes poster

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The Cannes Film Festival, whose 65th edition plays from May 16 to 27, has immortalised Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe in an official poster. The black and white picture shows Monroe in an intimate moment... PIC INSIDE

Leaked list a lie: Cannes Film Fest director

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The internet has been buzzing with what is said to be the list of 24 movies in the Cannes Film Festival Competition. However, the official announcement of the movies is 15 days away: the list will be revealed on April 19 in Paris.
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Dangerous Ishq to premiere at Cannes

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Actor Karisma Kapoor is expected to walk the red carpet at The Cannes Film Festival this year. The actor’s much anticipated comeback in the film Dangerous Ishq, is being planned to be featured at the Festival in France, which starts on May 16.

It would be great if Heroine goes to Cannes: Arjun

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Actor Arjun Rampal says he would be happy if Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine or Sudhir Mishra's Inkaar are showcased at the forthcoming Cannes film festival.
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Paradise: Love, a graphic, unflinching look at the delicate interplay of desire, money and power among European women sex tourists and African gigolos, hit the screen as a Cannes contender on Friday and immediately generated a lot of a buzz.

Austrian director Ulrich Seidl has turned his camera on women as the consumers. The film stars Margarethe Tiesel as Teresa, a 50-year-old Viennese single mother who needs a break and sets off alone to the coast of eastern Kenya where she falls in line with a group of “sugar mamas” — fellow middle-aged women who feel neglected at home and seek the attention of much younger local men in exchange for cash.

“It is about female loneliness that takes hold when you reach a certain age and no longer look like someone from an advert... The exploited begin to exploit in a place where they have power. I don’t judge these women, I completely understand what they struggle with,” says Tiesel.

Seidl, one of 22 directors competing for the top prize at Cannes this year, says many Western women were looking for more than a holiday fling, a key difference to male sex tourism in developing countries.

“This is about our society in the first place and asking why women like Teresa find themselves so lonely. They go to these places where they think they can get what they need — their desire for happiness, sexuality and tenderness,” he says. While some critics hailed the work as a brilliant take on the commoditisation of the human body under modern capitalism, Hollywood Reporter called it a “tawdry little film”.

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