John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ had a rocky road to the Cannes Film Festival and the challenges aren’t over yet

The soiree had all the trappings of an ultra-luxe affair: Guests, dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, wandered the grounds of one of the most expensive hotels in the world, the du Cap-Eden-Roc. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, partygoers sipped…

The soiree had all the trappings of an ultra-luxe affair: Guests, dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, wandered the grounds of one of the most expensive hotels in the world, the du Cap-Eden-Roc. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, partygoers sipped champagne until 50 Cent — who had been flown in...

John Travolta on #MeToo: ‘I honestly don’t know a ton about it’

John Travolta doesn’t do a lot of interviews. But at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his mob drama “Gotti,” in which he plays embattled mafia don John Gotti, the Oscar-nominated actor sat for a two-hour conversation as part of the fest…

John Travolta doesn’t do a lot of interviews. But at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his mob drama “Gotti,” in which he plays embattled mafia don John Gotti, the Oscar-nominated actor sat for a two-hour conversation as part of the festival’s master class series, dubbed “Rendez-vous...

At ‘BlacKkKlansman’ press conference, Spike Lee goes on expletive-laden rant against Trump

Spike Lee was relaxing on Martha’s Vineyard when the now-infamous Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly last summer. He had only just finished his latest film, “BlacKkKlansman,” a ’70s caper based on the real-life tale of an Afr…

Spike Lee was relaxing on Martha’s Vineyard when the now-infamous Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly last summer. He had only just finished his latest film, “BlacKkKlansman,” a ’70s caper based on the real-life tale of an African American cop who infiltrated the KKK with...

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ brings Cannes Festival audience to their feet with commentary on Trump’s America

Standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival are no rarity — the audiences at the black-tie gala screenings have gained a reputation for being generous. But when the credits start to roll at the Auditorium Louis Lumière, differentiating between ob…

Standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival are no rarity — the audiences at the black-tie gala screenings have gained a reputation for being generous. But when the credits start to roll at the Auditorium Louis Lumière, differentiating between obligatory and genuine enthusiasm is easier than...

‘Let’s climb’: Cate Blanchett leads women in a march for equality at Cannes festival

Led by festival jury president Cate Blanchett, dozens of women marched up the stairs of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, linked arm in arm in protest of the festival’s history of overlooking female artists in the movie indust…

Led by festival jury president Cate Blanchett, dozens of women marched up the stairs of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, linked arm in arm in protest of the festival's history of overlooking female artists in the movie industry.

Ryan Coogler talks ‘Black Panther’ influences and Sylvester Stallone at Cannes event with student filmmakers

Since the global success of “Black Panther” at the box office earlier this year, Ryan Coogler has been in high demand in Hollywood. Actually, scratch that — the instant his first feature film, “Fruitvale,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in …

Since the global success of "Black Panther" at the box office earlier this year, Ryan Coogler has been in high demand in Hollywood. Actually, scratch that -- the instant his first feature film, "Fruitvale," debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and won the top prize, he was heralded as...

Why is an $895 ice cream cooler being celebrated at Cannes?

The Cannes Film Festival has always celebrated excess — women dripping in diamonds, buckets of rosé, multimillion-dollar yachts. ​But extravagance in the south of France reached a whole new level on ​Thursday, when Magnum announced it was launchin…

The Cannes Film Festival has always celebrated excess -- women dripping in diamonds, buckets of rosé, multimillion-dollar yachts.

​But extravagance in the south of France reached a whole new level on ​Thursday, when Magnum announced it was launching a new product during the two-week event: An $895...