Red car­pet rum­ble at Cannes

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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-

…sian plane”.

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

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