The Festival de Cannes celebrated Haiti: Carnival in Cannes, Friday night, a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund (HHF), for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti. The charities? unity reflects their collective belief that more can be accomplished by working in partnership than alone. This event is the first of its kind for the Festival de Cannes since holding benefit screenings in 1984 and 1996. Additionally, this is the first time that three charities have come together with the support of the festival for one very important cause. Preliminary calculations of money raised total over $2 million.
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This past Monday, I spent a large chunk of the day and night in the company of Charlize Theron, the strikingly beautiful South African who won the best actress Oscar eight years ago and is now in the running for it again for her work in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, which opens nationwide Dec. 9.
I first met Theron, 36, at a Paramount-hosted luncheon for the film; hours later, we were seated together — with her Young Adult co-star Patton Oswalt between us — at the Gotham Awards, where she received a special career tribute; and, in between, we recorded the interview that appears at the top of this post. From these interactions, three things became pretty clear to me about Theron: First, she is every bit as attractive as she appears on the screen (she wore two eye-catchingly low-cut outfits); second, she is much cheekier than advertised (she has a bawdy sense of humor and is also not above whacking a journalist for taking notes instead of looking at the stage during an awards show); and, third, she is as proud of Young Adult as she has been of any film of which she’s been a part since she won her Oscar in 2004.
As we discuss in the above video…
By Carlos de Abreu
Happy Thanksgiving from Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywoodnews.com. We want to thank all of our friends, associates, filmmakers and supporters for their continuous support and hard work. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative.
By Carlos de Abreu
Happy Thanksgiving. We want to thank all of our friends and supporters for their continuous support. Without you we could not pursue our quest of discovering emerging filmmakers, honoring excellence in the art of filmmaking, and helping others through our “Hollywood Gives Back(r)” initiative.
By Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg)
Over the past two years, Twitter.com, the free micro-blogging service that first launched in March 2006, has became a full-blown cultural phenomenon. The first time most Americans heard of it was in April 2009, when the celebrity Ashton Kutcher (@APlusK) challenged the cable news network CNN (@CNNBrk) to a race to one million Followers — and won. Just two months later, when news broke of Michael Jackson’s sudden death, so many people were Tweeting their reactions that the site actually crashed. And, over the time since, millions more have begun employing Tweets of 140 or fewer characters as a way to share their thoughts and feelings with the world — including a considerable number of 2010 awards contenders and industry pundits. (See below for our directory of “must-Follows.”)