We thought it was strange that Tom Cruise attended the world premiere of his latest movie, Rock of Ages, without his wife Katie Holmes. Now we know why.
It was confirmed today that Holmes, 33, has filed for divorce from Cruise, 49, after five years of marriage.
Citing the usual “irreconcilable differences” the actress is said to be seeking sole custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri.
A spokesperson for Cruise said: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
The couple married in an Italian castle in November 2006. For Cruise it was his third marriage, he was previously married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he had two adopted children. He also had a relationship with his Vanilla Sky co-star Penelope Cruz, living with her from 2001 to 2004.
Cruise is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors. His movies include the blockbusters Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Born on the Fourth of July and the Mission Impossible series. He is currently in Iceland shooting his new movie Oblivion.
Keep an eye out for the beautiful young actress Megan Duffy who stars with Elijah Wood in the psycho-thriller Maniac which had a special midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival last week.
Megan comes to a sticky end under the hands of a brutal serial killer, played by Wood, who collects the scalps of his victims. The slasher movie had some audience members walking out of the screening unable to take the blood and gore.
Despite the gory subject, Megan says she had great fun making the movie.
The original Maniac movie, starring the late Joe Spinell and British actress/model Caroline Munro, also screened in Cannes, although not in the official lineup, back in 1980.
If Megan looks familiar to you it could be that you’ve seen her in the latest nationwide TV commercial for Burger King featuring soccer superstar David Beckham. She plays the waitress who comes under his spell as he orders one of BK’s new real fruit smoothies.
She has also appeared in numerous TV shows including Criminal Minds, Mad Men and Torchwood.
Megan says that she’s been getting a lot of attention since Maniac screened in Cannes so we could soon be seeing a lot more of her on our screens.
Considering the weather for most of the festival, I guess it was only appropriate that the closing red carpet of the 65th Festival de Cannes occurred during a torrential downpour.
Luckily for us, the weather didn’t put a damper on the lovely Kylie Minogue who managed to shine despite the rain. Wearing a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli blue dress, the Australian singer & actress happily posed for photographers.
Among the other stars braving the rain were Diane Kruger in a stunning Christian Dior gown, Andie MacDowell with her daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley, Alec Baldwin and this year’s Oscar winner for best actor Jean Dujardin whose movie The Artist won the Palme d’Or at last year’s festival before going on to win the Oscar for Best Picture in February this year.
The Palme d’Or this year went to director Michael Haneke for his movie Amour (Love) – about a French couple in their 80s who try to cope when the wife becomes ill.
Britain’s Ken Loach won the special jury prize for The Angels’ Share, while the acting honors went to Mads Mikkelson for The Hunt and Romanian actresses Cosmina Straten and Christina Flutur shared the best actress award for their performances in Beyond the Hills.
Took a little trip out of Cannes yesterday to the beautiful Principality of Monaco to cover the inaugural Nights in Monaco Gala to benefit the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Both Prince Albert II and former President Bill Clinton were in attendance, along with celebrities Rose McGowan, Billy Zane, Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson.
Maybe not as star-studded as the red carpet at Cannes, but the Prince and the President each added more than enough star power.
Tickets for the event started at a measly $5,000 for a single ticket all the way up to the $100,000 Baccarat Level for a premium table for ten with a meet-and-greet with the Prince and the President.
Forget the old debate about Nikon vs. Canon, the biggest photo trend in Cannes is undoubtedly the iPhone!
Last night Brad Pitt was the latest celebrity to whip out his iPhone to take a quick star’s-eye-view picture on the red carpet at the gala screening of his new movie Killing Them Softly.
Maybe he was sending a picture to girlfriend Angeliina Jolie, who was unable to join him on the famous Palais steps due to filming commitments.
Apple’s iPhone is everywhere. Just from seeing people in restaurants and along the Croisette it’s really hard to spot anybody using any other smartphone.
The weather seems to be improving in Cannes and the star power is definitely getting hotter!
Brad Pitt is in Cannes today to promote his latest movie Killing Them Softly which is in competition at the film festival and premieres tonight.
Looking very cool in a light summer suit with a white T-shirt and white pumps. Brad, 48, showed off his latest, longer hair style, which has now grown to just above his shoulders, and goatee beard.
In the movie, Brad plays a contract killer employed by the mob to track down and punish some petty thieves that robbed a mob-run poker game.
Speaking at a press conference for the movie, he said that violence is an accepted part of the gangster world and noted that violence goes hand in hand with crime.
Pitt said he would have little problem with his children watching violent movies when they’re older.
“I would find playing a racist more unsettling than playing someone who shoots someone in the face. We live in such a violent world,” Pitt said. ‘I don’t see a world without violence’, he added.
We’re not sure whether Brad’s girlfriend, actress Angelina Jolie, will be joining him on the red carpet tonight. While some reports say the couple had dinner just outside Cannes last night, Brad said at the press conference that she was away filming. I guess we’ll know for sure in a few hours!
Torrential rain in Cannes last night didn’t stop the flow of stars on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. Among the stars at the gala screening of the French movie Amour were the film’s star Isabelle Huppert plus Cannes jury members Diane Kruger and Ewan McGregor.
Top British singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole was the main standout of the evening who wore a stunning white dress by Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture. The dress had a long red feather train that seemed to melt into the red carpet.
The 28-year-old may have only had a minor role in one movie but she knows how to steal the show at the world’s top film festival.
It’s just the opening night of the annual movie bash that is the Cannes Film Festival and the fashions were out in force on the red carpet.
Actress Eva Longoria was the pick of the night in a gorgeous pale pink Marchesa gown. The mermaid-style gown was flared out to a long feathered train, while the main body of the dress was embroidered with intricate silver a diamante details.
Longoria is a Cannes regular where she attends as one of the brand ambassadors for L’Oreal Paris.
The gala opening movie was Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom starring an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton.
Click here on on the picture above to view all our images from the gala opening.