Sad news for fans hoping to see Johnny Depp in concert.
26.05.2023 - 16:29 / variety.com
Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer HBO’s buzzy new original series “The Idol” has been steadily building momentum on the road to its June 4 debut — including a lavish world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by one of the most talked-about afterparties on the Croisette. The show follows an embattled young pop star named Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), recovering from a psychotic break after the death of her mother and hounded relentlessly by industry vultures that need her back on top. A sketchy Svengali named Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye) appears in her life, promising artistic and sexual liberation and fame beyond her wildest dreams. “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson steers the show with co-creators Tesfaye and Reza Fahim.
An up-and-coming writer/producer, Fahim is a native to the high-flying world occupied by pop stars, celebrities and power players . He spent nearly 15 years as a nightclub proprietor and party promoter, building venues in Los Angeles that attract the real Jocelyns of the world. Born in Iran and a longtime lover of film, Fahim caught up with Variety at the close of Cannes to discuss the show’s divisive premiere and building a creative partnership with Tesfaye. It’s really humbling. Cannes is a mountaintop, as a filmmaker. You always sort of have an eye on it. It’s like a fever dream being here. Giving you the 10,000 foot view, my journey started from Iran. I am such a huge fan of Iranian cinema. The first time I even noticed the Palme d’Or logo was on the Criterion box of [Abbas Kiarostami’s] “Taste of Cherry.” Iran has such a rich tapestry of stories. It felt like it was my destiny to be at Cannes. I moved to the United States when I was five, during the Iranian Revolution. I came from a
Sad news for fans hoping to see Johnny Depp in concert.
Lily-Rose Depp had a very sweet moment with her girlfriend after returning from the Cannes Film Festival. The pair were spotted sharing a romantic kiss at LAX, with the actress smiling and showing how much she missed being by her side.The 23-year-old star and the 25-year-old rapper were photographed with their arms around each other, as Danielle Balbuena, best known as 070 Shake picked her up at the airport.
Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer On a recent quiet morning at The Summit, the ultra-exclusive gated community in Los Angeles, a crane was called to deliver olive trees to Sebastian Maniscalco’s house. The Illinois native, known for relatable stand-up about his immigrant parents, and for his onstage physicality and boisterousness, went uncharacteristically silent watching the evergreens drop down on his stunning views of Beverly Hills. He’s used to talking about his much humbler roots. “I like to poke fun or make light of what we see in society and make fun of my own family and my old-world immigrant upbringing. I think I do it in a way where we’re all laughing together,” he tells Variety.
Ariana Madix is making new accusations against Raquel Leviss. Before the first episode of the reunion aired, Madix claimed that Leviss sent a postcard to the house that she owns with her ex, Tom Sandoval.The latest claim comes amid Scandoval, the fan-dubbed name for Sandoval's months-long affair with Leviss amid his nine year-long relationship with Madix.In the wake of the drama, both Madix and Sandoval have continued to live in their shared home, despite photos that appeared to show Madix moving out. And while Madix has moved on romantically with Daniel Wai, Sandoval and Leviss have called it quits on their romance.During an appearance on earlier this month, Madix said she doubted Sandoval and Leviss' split, telling host Andy Cohen, «I don't buy that at all.
Rosie O'Donnell is living the single life in Malibu. The beloved actress and TV personality is opening up about how living with her 10-year-old daughter, Dakota, has been keeping her busy and fulfilled on a daily basis.ET's Denny Directo recently spoke with O’Donnell — while promoting her new Paramount+ documentary, and she opened up about her life in Malibu, and how she's gotten used to being single in recent years.«I'm kind of OK with it, because I'm not alone,» O'Donnell, 61, shared.
Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer The upper deck at France’s Hotel Du-Cap-Eden-Roc offers a stunning coastal view of nearby city Cannes, the kind that Jay Gatsby would covet to peep Daisy Buchanan. On Tuesday, at one of the hottest parties at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, that view belonged to Graydon Carter. Standing alone with a female companion, the creator of the digital publication Air Mail and iconic former editor of Vanity Fair observed not a long-lost love but a cliffside full of movie stars, auteur directors and Hollywood power players. Carter’s Air Mail co-hosted an evening celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures, the latter represented by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav and his top content lieutenants. Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Lily-Rose Depp, Sam Levinson, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rebel Wilson and more turned up to toast cinema and each other.
Sexy unique reality show. Lala Kent is reflecting on what sets the cast of Vanderpump Rules apart from other reality TV stars.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director The 2023 Cannes Film Festival has been a big one for the Depp family. Johnny Depp opened the festival as a star of Maiwenn’s royal drama “Jeanne du Barry,” while his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, headlined HBO’s “The Idol,” which delivered Cannes its most controversial world premiere thanks to its many scenes of graphic sex and nudity. “I’m super happy for him. I’m super excited,” Lily-Rose told ET Canada while at Cannes, where Johnny Depp choked up during a seven-minute standing ovation after the “Jeanne du Barry” world premiere. “And it’s so awesome that we get to do projects that we’re super proud of.” The opening night premiere for “Jeanne du Barry” marked a comeback for Johnny Depp on the international film stage following his 2022 trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Although the jury sided in Depp’s favor, the actor remains sidelined by Hollywood as a result of abuse allegations that surfaced during the trial. A U.S. distributor has yet to pick up “Jeanne du Barry” for an American release.
When the credits rolled at the Lumiere Theatre Monday evening following the debut of Sam Levinson’s The Idol, the loudest and heartiest cheer was handed to actor Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Antonela Roccuzzo is used to traveling with her football superstar husband Lionel Messi, but it looks like she embarked on a journey to Italy without him. Roccuuzzo recently visited her good friend, Daniella Semaan, wife of Messi’s former Barcelona teammate, Cesc Fàbregas. The moms had a girls’ trip with their children, which totaled six.
CANNES (Reuters) - "The Idol," HBO's much-hyped new series from the creator of "Euphoria" that bills itself as the "sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood," premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. Travis Scott, Stella Maxwell and Julia Fox, wrapped in a plastic gown and wearing dark lipstick, joined Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye, the stars of the show, on the red carpet, surrounded by screaming fans who packed the Croisette boulevard. Depp - whose famous father, Johnny Depp, also had a premiere at the festival - stars as Jocelyn, a pop singer trying to stage a sexier-than-ever comeback after suffering a nervous breakdown.
Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and her producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi touched down at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday to promote their label’s first ever documentary feature, “Bread and Roses” — a harrowing and emotional look at the lives of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. After two decades of American occupation, the nation fell once again to the insurgent group, which moved quickly to strip women of basic rights — simple freedoms like the ability to work, appear in public without a male chaperone and receive an education. “It all just collapsed and a matter of days,” Lawrence recalled to Variety. “I was watching this from America, where Roe v. Wade was about to be overturned. We felt helpless and frustrated with how to get these stories off of the news cycle and into people’s psyches. To help people be galvanized and care about the plight of these women.”
American Idol is a cultural institution, and Season 21 is coming to an end tonight (Sunday, May 21) at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
cancer. His former bandmate Johnny Marr announced the tragic news on Twitter this morning, describing Rourke as a 'supremely gifted musician'.
Ireland Baldwin and her boyfriend Andre Allen Anjos (AKA RAC) are officially parents!
Lala Kent is back in her detective mode and wants to get to the bottom of those past cheating rumors between Tom Sandoval and Billie Lee.
They were friends — until they weren’t. Ariana Madix and Tom Schwartz maintained a bond throughout the years, but things took an unexpected turn in the aftermath of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ cheating scandal.
Following the season 10 finale of Vanderpump Rules, Ariana Madix is making her intentions to cut ties with Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss clear.
Vanderpump Rules” star Tom Sandoval and his aptly named band, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras, were performing at TomTom, Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood restaurant in which he and his best friend and fellow castmate Tom Schwartz share a small ownership stake. Sandoval’s phone fell out of his pocket, and someone gave it to Ariana Madix — Sandoval’s partner in life and in work for nine years — for safekeeping. On the May 17 season finale of “Vanderpump Rules,” Madix explains what happened next. “Call it woman’s intuition, call it lightbulb, call it whatever,” Madix says in a confessional interview to the cameras. “Literally in that moment, I went, I need to look at this.” What she saw on Sandoval’s camera roll was a FaceTime screen recording of him and Raquel Leviss, their castmate and friend on the Bravo show. “My stomach dropped into my fucking ass,” Madix says.
"Jeopardy! Masters" became a contact sport on Monday evening when contestant James Holzhauer lashed out at fellow competitor Andrew He with his 2019 championship belt — all in jest, of course. James playfully heaved the heavy belt in Andrew’s direction after he teased him about having no money on the board. "I’ll bet $2,000 plus all of James’ points," Andrew joked after landing on a Daily Double early in the show.