Gretchen Carlson: Laments “Highly Sexist” Reactions To ‘Miss America’ Swimsuit Nix – Cannes Lions

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Earlier this month, the Miss America Organization announced sweeping changes for the 2019 competition, including the elimination of the swimsuit portion of the event. Chair of the org’s board, Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America and Fox News …

Kevin Costner Talks ‘Yellowstone’, Varied Roles & A Venice ‘Fandango’ Lesson – Cannes Lions

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Paramount Network’s cinematic first original drama series, Yellowstone, debuted last night in the U.S., and star Kevin Costner was in Cannes today to talk up the show. Costner plays John Dutton, patriarch of the family that owns America’s largest conti…

Katie Couric & Queen Latifah Team Up With Brands To Bolster Female Storytellers – Cannes Lions

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Katie Couric and Queen Latifah are shining a light on gender equality with a raft of new projects aimed at bolstering the number of female directors and storytellers.
The pair used a keynote session at the Cannes Lions festival in France to lift the li…

Ellen Pompeo On Inclusion, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & Twitter Challenge To Laura Ingraham – Cannes Lions

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Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the latest actor to call for an inclusive group of journalists at press junkets, saying she will “make sure reporters who are people of color get to come in and interview me” going forward. Pompeo was spe…

Facebook May Unveil VR Dating Show, Other Originals at Cannes Lions (Report)

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Facebook is getting ready to unveil a slate of professionally-produced serialized long-form shows, according to a Business Insider report. These titles reportedly a VR dating show that is being produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, as well as other properties that have A-list celebrities attached to them. The social networking company may use the Cannes Lions advertising festival next month to… Read more »

Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grainge Named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year (EXCLUSIVE)

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Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has been named Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year — the first music executive to receive the honor since it was launched in 1999. The award, which recognizes innovators who have shaped the future of media, will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 21 during the annual festival… Read more »