In Cannes, with the Beautiful People
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?
Oh, 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.
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?
Of 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…
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