Red carpet rumble at Cannes
HE just loves celebrities so much so that he wants to hug them.
And that’s exactly what a 26-yearold Ukrainian journalist did when he flung himself on to the red carpet on Friday night and grabbed Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera’s ankles for a few seconds.
Celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk, wearing a tuxedo, was rapidly escorted out by security officials and taken to the police station, and the US actress continued her walk up the steps.
While the police refuse to reveal his identity, they say the man has a long record of ankle-grabbing and hugging, having vented his affection on Will Smith, Madonna, singer Adele and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Chances are he won’t be invited to the Cannes Film Festival again next year TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? It seems the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people on board is already being used as fodder for a new film.
Advertised on the back of the Hollywood Reporter entertainmenttrade magazine, The Vanishing Act features a plane rising out of the clouds under the caption The untold story of the missing Malay-
The film is being promoted by Indian film director Rupesh Paul, the man behind the erotic movie Kamasutra 3D.
His personal website says Paul redefines all-round talent” and his free spirit has been prized and puzzled by many”. WHERE’S GRACE? Harvey Weinstein finally made it to Cannes after a trip with his wife, Georgina Chapman, to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
The Hollywood mogul was pointedly absent from the world premiere of Grace of Monaco on Wednesday, the festival’s muchmaligned opening film that he is distributing in the US.
Weinstein has fought with French director Olivier Dahan over the final version of the film, and while they finally reached an agreement this week to distribute the director’s edit, it looks like Weinstein is less than happy with the movie.
Cornered by reporters, he admitted that the Monaco royal family, which has objected to the film, have a legitimate problem’ with the movie”, suggesting that there was a scene he would like to add back. AFP