<p>Marine Vacth in Francois Ozon's &quot;Jeune &amp;&nbsp;Jolie.&quot;</p>

Marine Vacth in Francois Ozon's "Jeune & Jolie."

Cannes Review: 'Jeune & Jolie' proclaims once a whore always a whore

Francois Ozon's latest isn't as titillating as it wants to be

CANNES - Director Francois Ozon has made a career of exploring sexuality and sexual awakenings on the big screen, but his latest, "Jeune & Jolie" (Young and Beautiful), sadly falls short of his previous efforts.

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<p>Workers put the finishing touches on a banner in front of the Cannes Festival Palace on Monday, May 14.</p>

Workers put the finishing touches on a banner in front of the Cannes Festival Palace on Monday, May 14.

Credit: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Confessions of a Cannes Virgin

Look who finally made it to the Croisette

Don't hate me cause I'm going to Cannes. This is work people. Seriously, hard, hard work.

In the south of France.

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<p>'The Butler'</p>

'The Butler'

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey's all-star ‘The Butler’ moved up to August 16

The Weinstein Company steers the drama away from Oscar season

"The Butler" is preparing to move to August 16.

"Precious" director Lee Daniels' all-star historical drama was originally scheduled to be released October 18, in time for awards season, but The Weinstein Company has pushed it up two months, according to Deadline.

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<p>Terrence Howard and Oprah Winfrey in a scene from Lee Daniels &quot;The Butler.&quot;</p>

Terrence Howard and Oprah Winfrey in a scene from Lee Daniels "The Butler."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

'The Butler's' new preview is heavy on Oprah Winfrey and strange President casting

Where's Mimi?

The first trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Butler" arrived Tuesday and it's a little all over the place while trying to make one thing clear: this movie has lots of familiar faces.

The biopic centers on Eugene Allen, a real butler who served in the White House for over 34 years until he retired during President Reagan's second term.  Allen worked under seven presidents and witnessed some of the darkest days in Presidential history up close and personal.  The film was independently financed, but picked up for domestic distribution by the Weinstein Company and because of its pedigree has to be considered a conversation starter for the upcoming awards season. Why might you ask? Well, "The Butler" has an all-star cast of former Oscar winners and nominees including Forest Whitaker as Allen, Oprah Winfrey as his wife Gloria, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Robin Williams and Vanessa Redgrave. The ensemble also includes Alan Rickman, Live Schreiber, John Cusack, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Jesse Williams and Mariah Carey. The script is by Emmy-winner Danny Strong ("Game Change") and is Daniel's follow up to the controversial "Paperboy."  Yep, that's first class Oscar bait people.

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<p>President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama.</p>

President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama.

Watch: President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis as Obama in Steven Spielberg's 'Obama'

Plus: Tracy Morgan as...?

The White House Correspondents' Dinner has always been an occasion where the President of the United States can poke fun at himself, the press and Washington.  The POTUS then usually endures some good ribbing from that night's comedic headliner. This year, President Obama had a little more fun than usual.

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<p>&quot;The New Normal&quot;</p>

"The New Normal"

Credit: NBC

'The New Normal' and 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' take top GLAAD honors

Bill Clinton presented with first Advocate for Change Award at the 24th annual ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's sitcom "The New Normal," FX's thriller "American Horror Story: Asylum" and NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" took home top TV honors at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday night in Los Angeles.

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71st Golden Globe Awards set for Jan. 12, 2014
Credit: NBC

71st Golden Globe Awards set for Jan. 12, 2014

HFPA snatches up last available weekend in January for next year's ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Golden Globes ceremony scheduled for next January, Hollywood's 2014 awards season is set.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday that the Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 12.

Awards shows face additional scheduling challenges to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Globes organizers snatched up the last available weekend in January for the 71st annual ceremony. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are Jan. 18. The Producers Guild of America will hold its awards ceremony on Jan. 19. And the Directors Guild will present its annual honors on Jan. 25.

The 86th annual Academy Awards are set for March 2.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced Dec. 12.

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<p>Octavia Spencer in &quot;Fruitvale Station.&quot;</p>

Octavia Spencer in "Fruitvale Station."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

'Fruitvale' gets a new title: 'Fruitvale Station'

Sundance grand jury and audience award winner arrives in July

In somewhat surprising news, The Weinstein Company has modified the title to Sundance grand jury and audience award winner "Fruitvale."  The crowd-pleasing drama will now be known as "Fruitvale Station."

The feature film directorial debut of Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale" follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant (MIchael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old San Francisco area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officers the morning of Jan. 1, 2009.  Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Kevin Durand, Melonie Diaz and Ahna O'Reilly also star and Spencer and Forest Whitaker are two of the film's producers.

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2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

It's almost a 'Twilight' free year

A list of all the nominees and actual winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards broadcast live from Los Angeles on April 14, 2013.  Winners will be updated as they are announced.


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10 questions Hollywood and movie fans want answers to

10 questions Hollywood and movie fans want answers to

From 'Star Wars' to Melissa McCarthy to 'Justice League' and more

Things are always changing in Hollywood, but there are some nagging questions that even the industry's most knowledgeable insiders can't answer yet.  From the fate of Open Road Films to whether DreamWorks Animation made the right move to  the legitimacy of Melissa McCarthy's box office starpower to the never ending story of "will there or won't there be a 'Justice League' movie anytime soon?" movie biz players have had a lot to gossip, er, consult with each other about. Power agents switching from one agency to another is a snooze, these are questions that Hollywood and movie fans are both looking for answers to.

With that in mind, check out 10 questions that this pundit keeps hearing again and again in the story gallery below. 

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