“Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Tina Turner Dies at 83; The Frenchman Breillat breaks taboos again with “Last Summer” and more in Cannes
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“Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Tina Turner has died at the age of 83
Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hard farming life and an abusive relationship to become one of the greatest recording artists of all time, died Wednesday at the age of 83. She passed away peacefully at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness, her representative said.
The Frenchman Breillat breaks taboos again with “Last Summer” in Cannes
French director Catherine Breillat’s new erotic thriller Last Summer premiered Thursday night, bringing her taboo-breaking style to the Cannes Film Festival. The film follows Anne, a lawyer living in Paris with her husband and their two daughters, when the son from her husband’s previous marriage, 17-year-old Theo, joins her.
Wim Wenders receives double bill for rare Cannes film: “It will be an experience”
Most directors would be thrilled to see a film screen at the Cannes Film Festival. Wim Wenders has two. ‘Perfect Days’ – the German auteur filmmaker’s tenth contender for the festival’s top prize – shares the program with a special screening of ‘Anselm’, his 3D study by German artist Anselm Kiefer.
Stars in Cannes take a break from the red carpet to support AIDS research
Celebrities including Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Wright and Heidi Klum escaped the crowded Croisette Boulevard at the Cannes Film Festival for a night out to attend a fundraiser for AIDS research at a secluded luxury hotel in the nearby resort of Antibes.
“I wanted to be here tonight because I think it’s such a beautiful charity and I can just do what I can,” said Bebe Rexha, one of the stars who performed at Thursday’s event.
ABBA’s Björn and Benny are opposed to next year’s Eurovision reunion in Sweden
ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have declined a reunion at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in their home country of Sweden, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the supergroup’s win with ‘Waterloo’. In an interview with Britain’s BBC Newsnight on Wednesday night, the couple ruled out going on stage with bandmates Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad for the occasion.
Forty film festivals in Cannes seen through a photographer’s lens
When Eric Gaillard first photographed the Cannes Film Festival in 1981, it was a smaller, more intimate affair — the kind of place where you could see the greats of Hollywood’s golden age like Lauren Bacall or Ava Gardner alone on the boardwalk or at dinner Fun on the beach without bodyguards. When Gaillard returns for the 40th year, he finds a different beast – bigger, more multicultural, with more restrictions on where photographers can stand to take that viral snap or capture that moment when a movie star is caught off guard doing like him shares an intimate smile. striking a silly pose or having a bad hair day.
French cuisine competes in the ‘pot-au-feu’ on the big screen in Cannes
Stomaches are bound to rumble at the premiere of The Pot-au-Feu at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, which brings the culinary talents of Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire to the big screen. The film’s stars, French film icon Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, twice winner of the French Cesar Prize for Best Actor, joined Gagnaire and Franco-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung on the red carpet in the French Riviera city.
Tina Turner is honored at the Swiss lakeside home where she died
Well-wishers gathered outside the lakeside home of Tina Turner on Thursday to pay tribute to the music legend who made Switzerland her home for nearly three decades. Flowers and cards lay outside the home in the picturesque town of Küsnacht on the shores of Lake Zurich, where Turner died on Wednesday at the age of 83.
Actually a trial – actor Hugh Grant is on trial against Murdoch’s newspaper
British actor Hugh Grant’s claims that journalists from The Sun used private investigators to tap his phone and break into his home may stand trial, but his allegations of voicemail tapping came too late, the London Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Grant, along with Prince Harry, son of King Charles, is suing Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN) over widespread alleged unlawful intelligence gathering, which he says was being carried out on behalf of the tabloid The Sun.
Honors recognize Tina Turner’s music and resilience
Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left behind a farming community and an abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died Wednesday at the age of 83. Below are reactions from musicians, actors and the White House.
(With agency contributions.)