Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Cannes full of attention seekers?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19-05-2013, 20:51
FusionFury
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,084

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.
FusionFury is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 19-05-2013, 21:01
Cressida
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Westish
Posts: 2,861
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 ) on the red carpet in Cannes only two weeks ago.
Cressida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2013, 21:24
Mr Dangerous
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Surrey
Posts: 883
Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....
Mr Dangerous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2013, 21:33
Super_Furry
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 397
Isn't attention seeking all part of it?
They're trying to publicise their films.
Super_Furry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2013, 21:38
Mr Dangerous
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Surrey
Posts: 883
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...
Mr Dangerous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2013, 22:00
lexi22
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15,426
Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....
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.
lexi22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2013, 22:08
duvindupain
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,023
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.
duvindupain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 00:50
Leicester_Hunk
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Leicester!!!
Posts: 9,285
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?
Leicester_Hunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 20:41
Mr Dangerous
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Surrey
Posts: 883
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....
Mr Dangerous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 21:00
zx50
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Next to Consett.
Posts: 63,003
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.
zx50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 22:02
NotaTypo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,081
Who's boat is Kelly Brook being paid to stay on this summer?
NotaTypo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 22:08
FusionFury
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,084
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..
FusionFury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 22:11
lexi22
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15,426
So why is Chloe Sims at Cannes????? perfect example of what the OP was pointing out me thinks....
I was responding to this, which as I've just pointed out, is completely untrue.

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.
lexi22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2013, 22:59
offtotheraces
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 700
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.
offtotheraces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 02:02
Essex Angel*
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,263
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?

Loved this in the DM comments section.

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
Essex Angel* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 03:47
Dave0893
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8,136
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?
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.
Dave0893 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 12:31
wilehelmas
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,911
Yes it is.
wilehelmas is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 12:54
milliejo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,488
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..
milliejo is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 13:00
dickronson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,838
Pretty girls can make a lot of money in Cannes, if you know what I mean.
dickronson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 14:48
granted08
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,726
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.
granted08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2013, 18:57
lexi22
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15,426
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...sing-long.html

Hahahaha. Hahahahahaha
lexi22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2013, 12:25
dee123
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,003
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.
dee123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2013, 14:14
marianner
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 10,586
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.
marianner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2013, 14:16
gomezz
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Buckingham
Posts: 22,712
Cannes is more a media whore magnet than a film festival TBH....I'm surprised Katie Price isn't there.....
One place she wouldn't stick out.
gomezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2013, 16:18
Flanno
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 897
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.
Flanno is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:13.