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Kylie sizzles in Cannes

May 23, 2009

cannes5Kylie Minogue’s music may not be to everyone’s taste, but she put on an impressive show late last night at a charity bash in Cannes. Sponsored by Chopard, the party suffered the same fate as other soirees at the film festival this year – the A-list was unusually short. That said, it was fun for the hundreds of mere mortals who did turn up.

In the blissfully uncrowded VIP area the Dom Perignon flowed freely all night, or at least until about 2 a.m. but by then it didn’t matter too much. Colleagues of mine who will remain nameless were quaffing from large tumblers — a crime against champagne if you ask me, but then, they didn’t seem to care what I thought.

And 40-year-old Kylie got the dancing going with a slick set for the Miracle Africa International Foundation Charity.

On her way in, the former TV star told Reuters she was keen to get back to work behind the camera.

“I definitely wouldn’t mind going back to my roots for a little bit and doing some acting. If I find the right project I will go into that with everything I’ve got.”

Barring a little unnecessary pushing and shoving by some over-zealous bouncers, it was feel-good all the way, and a perfect way to start winding things up at this year’s Cannes. Back to the hotel at 4 a.m. and up this morning for a couple of double espressos and some more movies. The curtain falls on Sunday night … we’re nearly there.

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