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FusionFury 19-05-2013 20:51

Cannes full of attention seekers?
 
Anyone find the "look at me" Cannes events nauseating? seeing celebs who love themselves and they are not even involved in the movie business half of them.

Cressida 19-05-2013 21:01

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Originally Posted by FusionFury (Post 65970226)
Anyone find the "look at me" Cannes events nauseating? seeing celebs who love themselves and they are not even involved in the movie business half of them.

This made me :) and although probably not what you want to hear I was a non celeb posing for the camera (my husband's :p) on the red carpet in Cannes only two weeks ago.

Mr Dangerous 19-05-2013 21:24

Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....:p

Super_Furry 19-05-2013 21:33

Isn't attention seeking all part of it?
They're trying to publicise their films.

Mr Dangerous 19-05-2013 21:38

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Originally Posted by Super_Furry (Post 65971363)
Isn't attention seeking all part of it?
They're trying to publicise their films.

I think the OP was referring to the "other" celebs who have nothing to do with films...

lexi22 19-05-2013 22:00

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Originally Posted by Mr Dangerous (Post 65971129)
Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....:p

Not true at all. Cannes is one of the best and most influential film festivals and is regarded as such by the industry because it's about quality filmmaking, not campaigning. You only have to look at the calibre of the juries and the very diverse line-up of films in competition to see that.

The 'glam' factor has always been an integral part of Cannes - go there, be seen, party, - and yes, that increasingly attracts those at the lower end of celebrity in need of some red carpet coverage - but it's all part of the Cannes experience and takes nothing away from the competition side of it which is as professional and respected internationally as ever.

duvindupain 19-05-2013 22:08

I think that some of the celebs lower down the sliding scale of fame are also tied into sponsorship deals.

So, for instance, if some of the towie lot are snapped in a particuar clothing shop (Zara) and it gets the requisite headlines, it's a contractual obligation met.

Or if Cheryl Cole is on the red carpet, then it's a kerching sponsorship deal for L'Oreal.

Films and the film industry have lots of different backers, who in turn have advertising deals to spin to the paper.

It's all a big Ker-ching for businesses big, massive, colossal and small.

Leicester_Hunk 20-05-2013 00:50

Cheryl Cole (and I am most definitely NOT a fan) looked absolutely brilliant. But I know that is only make up and veneers etc. Not sure why she was there, what film has she been in lately? :D

Mr Dangerous 20-05-2013 20:41

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Originally Posted by lexi22 (Post 65972209)
Not true at all. Cannes is one of the best and most influential film festivals and is regarded as such by the industry because it's about quality filmmaking, not campaigning. You only have to look at the calibre of the juries and the very diverse line-up of films in competition to see that.

The 'glam' factor has always been an integral part of Cannes - go there, be seen, party, - and yes, that increasingly attracts those at the lower end of celebrity in need of some red carpet coverage - but it's all part of the Cannes experience and takes nothing away from the competition side of it which is as professional and respected internationally as ever.

So why is Chloe Sims at Cannes????? perfect example of what the OP was pointing out me thinks....:eek::rolleyes:

zx50 20-05-2013 21:00

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Originally Posted by FusionFury (Post 65970226)
Anyone find the "look at me" Cannes events nauseating? seeing celebs who love themselves and they are not even involved in the movie business half of them.

I think a lot of the people who walk on the red carpet are wanting attention. I'm not saying it's a BAD thing, just that a lot of them do crave attention when they're on the red carpet.

NotaTypo 20-05-2013 22:02

Who's boat is Kelly Brook being paid to stay on this summer?

FusionFury 20-05-2013 22:08

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Originally Posted by NotaTypo (Post 65990225)
Who's boat is Kelly Brook being paid to stay on this summer?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ht-Cannes.html

she has class, you know.. :D

lexi22 20-05-2013 22:11

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Originally Posted by Mr Dangerous (Post 65987856)
So why is Chloe Sims at Cannes????? perfect example of what the OP was pointing out me thinks....:eek::rolleyes:

I was responding to this, which as I've just pointed out, is completely untrue.

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Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH...
If you use the DM as your guide, then I guess you'll see it as just a platform for wannabes looking for attention. If you follow films/film sites in any general way, then you'd know it continues to be a major and very influential film festival.

offtotheraces 20-05-2013 22:59

I do think the inclusion of attention seeking Z-listers drags Cannes down. I wish the event was more exclusive when it comes to who can be let anywhere near it, like the Oscars. The wannabes and nobodies being allowed to attend in any form does tarnish it, I feel.

Essex Angel* 21-05-2013 02:02

Lizzy Cundy in Cannes.

Lizzie is not starring in any of the nominated films but obviously this won't stop her from flaunting her enviable bikini body while she is on holiday.

Although it wasn't all play for the former WAG - she presented at the Eva Longoria event and was seen mingling with A-listers such as the Desperate Housewives star and Jane Fonda.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...#ixzz2TssrnZWF


Enviable bikini body? is the DM sure?:eek:

Loved this in the DM comments section.:D

And the award for "The Most Past it Poser Desperately Wanting to be a Wag Again" goes to.... Also, what a waste of a good bikini costing 50 when 49's worth is stuck up her arse!!

- Lxxx lxxxxx , London, 20/5/2013 23:45

Dave0893 21-05-2013 03:47

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Originally Posted by Leicester_Hunk (Post 65974974)
Cheryl Cole (and I am most definitely NOT a fan) looked absolutely brilliant. But I know that is only make up and veneers etc. Not sure why she was there, what film has she been in lately? :D

She is there because of L'Oreal, each year they get their spokesmodels out there to promote their range, I am pretty sure I read they sponsor Cannes Film Festival.

wilehelmas 21-05-2013 12:31

Yes it is.

milliejo 21-05-2013 12:54

Cannes is always a sickening display of wealth and power..by people that have hardly noticed that they are in France and use big yachts as penis extension, to symbolise power....Combine the fact it seems to fall at the same time of year as the Monte Carlo F1 race, it increases the glamour..

dickronson 21-05-2013 13:00

Pretty girls can make a lot of money in Cannes, if you know what I mean.

granted08 21-05-2013 14:48

Cannes is usually filled with the tacky famewhores, that look really cheap. Towie's Lucy, looked good. Most of the celebs do go there for the red carpet treatment. Eva Longoria always looks really beautiful and amazing, even if she isn't promoting a film.

lexi22 21-05-2013 18:57

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...sing-long.html

Hahahaha. Hahahahahaha :D

dee123 22-05-2013 12:25

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Originally Posted by dickronson (Post 65997288)
Pretty girls can make a lot of money in Cannes, if you know what I mean.

Have been since the first one was held i'd guess.

marianner 22-05-2013 14:14

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Originally Posted by FusionFury (Post 65970226)
Anyone find the "look at me" Cannes events nauseating? seeing celebs who love themselves and they are not even involved in the movie business half of them.

I think its the job centre for other celebs. A way to get discovered a get new contacts.

gomezz 22-05-2013 14:16

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Originally Posted by Mr Dangerous (Post 65971129)
Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....:p

One place she wouldn't stick out. ;)

Flanno 22-05-2013 16:18

Supermodel Cindy Crawford was papped in the papers attending Cannes recently. I wondered why she was appearing there for so I Googled to find out.

Turns out Cindy was only attending the premiere of 'The Great Gatsby' so that was the total involvement she had regarding Cannes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3280435.html

I remember she once appeared in some film (I can't remember the name of title) but it proved that she should have stuck to modelling ONLY.


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