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Cannes' Controversial Code: High Heels Only, Ladies

Women reportedly spurned for wearing flats on red carpet

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its policy of only allowing women dressed in high heels to walk the red carpet for its formal premieres. Many are criticizing the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were turned away from the Sunday premiere of Carol... More »

5 Celebs With Love Children

Hugh Grant is actually on Love Child No. 3

(Newser) - Hugh Grant reportedly just became the father of not his first, not his second, but his third love child. He's apparently on good terms with the mother of the first two as well as the mother of the third, producer Anna Eberstein. The Stir rounds up nine more celebrities... More »

Rod Stewart's Kid Welcomes Baby With Benicio del Toro

It's a girl for Kimberly Stewart

(Newser) - The daughter of Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro—perhaps the oddest pairing of the year ?—was born yesterday in Los Angeles, on the model-actress's 32nd birthday. Stewart was joined in the hospital by famous father Rod and current wife Penny Lancaster (who gave birth to Kimberly's... More »

Benicio del Toro Having Kid With ... Rod Stewart's Kid?

Kimberly Stewart expecting baby with Oscar winner

(Newser) - Kimberly Stewart has starred as herself in the E! True Hollywood Story episode of "The Hilton Sisters." So it makes total sense that she's carrying the baby of a fellow actor ... Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro. Yes, you read that right. The 31-year-old daughter of Rod Stewart isn't in... More »

Wolfman Bites (in a Bad Way)

Movie is campy and dumb, though one critic enjoys anyway

(Newser) - Critics aren’t exactly howling over the new remake of The Wolfman starring Benicio del Toro, giving it mostly mediocre or failing marks. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • “The movie is pungent with atmosphere, laying down a thick fog of creepy Victorian murk,” writes Kyle Smith of
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Penn Puts Career on Pause

Actor will focus on family in wake of near-split with wife

(Newser) - Sean Penn is taking a timeout from acting to focus on his family, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The actor dropped out of The Three Stooges and the crime thriller Cartel, and sources say his sabbatical from Tinseltown could last up to a year. His part in Cartel will be... More »

French Class Tops Cannes Honors

Del Toro grabs Bests Actor for Che

(Newser) - Laurent Cantet's The Class walked away with Cannes' prestigious Palm D'Or today, the final day of competition, reports the Hollywood Reporter. It was the first time a French film had claimed the prize since 1987. Cannes Jury President Sean Penn followed the announcement with a list of largely sleeper candidates.... More »

Cannes Agrees: Che Is ... Long

Commercial market hardly assured for Soderbergh's 4½-hour biopic

(Newser) - Steven Soderbergh’s much-anticipated Che Guevara biopic debuted last night at Cannes, and critics agree on at least two points: It was really, really long, and American audiences might never get to see it. A tough sell to distributors, the 4½-hour Che focuses almost entirely on military procedure, with... More »

Del Toro's Good; Berry's on Fire

Tearjerker garners mixed reviews

(Newser) - Things We Lost in the Fire, the weepie opening today and starring Halle Berry as a newly bereaved widow and Benicio Del Toro as her heroin-addicted comforter, draws mixed reviews. Most agree with the Chicago Tribune that it's "consistently well acted," awarding special praise to Del Toro. But... More »

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