Pirates and presidents next on red carpet
The week ahead
Saturday 14 May 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean fever hits the Croisette with the franchise's fourth instalment. Cutouts of its stars have marched on streets with Johnny Depp proving most popular.
The premiere of The Tree of Life, the fifth feature from US director Terrence Malick, will provide that coveted shot of the film's star, Brad Pitt, walking down the red carpet with Angelina Jolie, here to promote Kung Fu Panda 2.
Mel Gibson drops in to promote The Beaver, directed by Jodi Foster, which is in dire need of Cannes' promotional power after flopping in the US.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is portrayed in a scathing filmic portrait of his rise to power, La Conquete, directed by Xavier Durringer. Early indications are that it's a corker.
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 results: Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan sent home
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
British culture 'flatlining' as funds dwindle, says academic
Tom DeLonge compares streaming music to killing elephants
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage from Lana Del Rey rape video
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services