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In Cannes, with the Beautiful People

May 16, 2010

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Blog Guy, I was glad to see you’re closely following the events at that Cannes Film Festival over there in France. Boy, all the big stars are all there to push their latest movies, aren’t they?

cannes gooding 240Oh, grow up. The big names come to Cannes for just one thing these days, to get noticed by the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop.

Really?

Sure. Ever since word got out a couple of years ago that our museum sends photo scouts to Cannes, it’s been impossible to get celebrities to pose normally.

See for yourself. Does it look like Benicio Del Toro and Cuba Gooding Jr. are trying to be hunky eye candy in these shots?

And look at these women. You think they enjoy looking as stupid as possible?

cannes actress 260Of course not, but a place on the wall at our museum is a career-maker.

Let me see if I have this straight, Blog Guy. You’re saying you can take Cuba Gooding Jr. and Benicio Del Toro, both Oscar-winning stars, and make them FAMOUS? Is that about it?

Well, I’m making no promises, but if I hang them near the oven-fresh warm glazed jelly doughnuts…

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Top left: TV host Alessandra Sublet arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps” at the Cannes Film Festival, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Top right: Jury member Benicio Del Toro poses during a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival, May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Right: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr arrives for the screening of “Robin Hood” at the Cannes Film Festival, May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Left: Cast member Monia Chokri attends a photocall for the film “Les amours imaginaires” at the Cannes Film Festival, May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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You know something, I actually like Benicio….and Cuba Gooding Jr…
Though these pics dont make them look at all like eye candy….
Cuba seems to be getting rounder and rounder….
and seriously, what’s with that first pic??????????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

not much to write on this… but that’s why we’re here :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

I like Benecio Del Toro too, but “hunky eye candy” is a bit of a stretch don’t you think?

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive
 

Anybody but Basler would, Jibberish….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I see from the first photo that a remake of ‘The exorcist’ is on the cards.
Or possibly ‘The Shining’.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive
 

“Didn’t your mother always tell you if you continue to make that face she will sign you up for the Oddly Enough blog network?”

@fwd079, I agree with you but I do have one thought….Monia Chokri should have been wearing a lower cut shirt. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

And yet Unca it would not doubt have more humor associated with it then this supposed humor blog malarky we are being subjected to now.

Yet for some reason I spend an abnormal amount of time on it. Go figure.

Speaking of malarky, reminds me of a good scene from Band Of Brother.

Cpt Sobel: “Name!”
Pvt Malarky: “Malarky, Donald G!”
Cpt Sobel: “Malarky, malarky’s slang for bullsh*t isn’t it?”
Pvt Malarky: “Yes sir!”
Cpt Sobel: “Rust on the butt-plate hinge spring private bullsh*t, [weekend pass] revoked!”

Even as a hardass drill instructor David Schwimmer still manages to act like a pansy.

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