Lescure Named President Of Cannes Film Festival
Pierre Lescure has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival, succeeding Gilles Jacob. The French festival said Lescure was elected in a board of directors meeting Tuesday. The 83-year-old Jacob is stepping down after more than three decades with the festival and 13 years as president. The 68-year-old Lescure co-founded French pay-tv operator Canal Plus in 1984 and later served as president. He joins festival director Thierry Fremaux, who oversees the official selection of the festival.
Why Andrew Zimmern Won't Be Eating Placenta
Eddie Lin, of extreme-eating blog Deep End Dining and a judge during casting for ABC's The Taste, is almost done with his doc about eating placenta. It's tentatively titled Cooking Diane after his ex-wife, whose afterbirth (simmered with sesame oil and rice wine) they both ingested at her behest after a difficult pregnancy.
Adorable Baby Elephant Meets A Cat For The First Time Ever
There is no video we'd rather be watching on a cranky Monday morning than footage shown on E! of two animals together that would never actually meet in the real animal world. Except maybe the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser they showed at Comic-Con. Anyway, Navann is a baby elephant living at the Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand. Besides the elephants they rescue and rehabilitate, the park also has dogs, cats and buffalo running around. Which is how Navann found himself trunk to whisker with a creature he had never seen before: a big, fluffy, orange cat. Little Navann was clearly not impressed--after doubling back to take a closer look, the elephant seemed to give his version of the middle finger to the cat, by flipping his hind leg at the cat while haughtily stomping away.
Comic-Con: Quentin Tarantino Confirms He's Making 'The Hateful Eight'
Quentin Tarantino is moving forward on The Hateful Eight. The director, who halted work on the film after the script was leaked online and he was enmeshed in a legal fight with Gawker over the leak, confirmed at Comic-Con that the Western would be his next project. During a panel to discuss his upcoming Django Unchained/Zorro comic, Tarantino was asked about the movie by a fan. Tarantino said, according to IGN and Collider, "Yes, we are going to be doing The Hateful Eight. All for you. We weren't sure about it but I just decided just now." Tarantino had planned to make the Western his next film but he stopped working on it after the script was leaked by Gawker. The director was then embroiled in a legal fight with the website, which ended with him withdrawing the suit in May.
Vinod Khosla To Speak At Disrupt SF
Vinod Khosla will once again take the Disrupt SF stage. The last time he was at Disrupt, Khosla dropped a bomb by saying that 70-80 percent of VCs actually add ‘negative value’ to their invested companies — and only 5 percent, or less, added anything at all. Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on funding environmentally friendly technologies in addition to the standard lot of Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology companies.
Coal-exporting Town Fights Rising Seas
Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming. The region exports more coal — and the heat-trapping pollution that comes with it — than any place in the U.S. Flood walls protect downtown from rising waters. As the U.S. weans itself off the dirty fuels blamed for global warming at home, it has sent more dirty fuels than ever abroad to meet a growing demand.
Freddie Prinze Jr. -- BASHES KIEFER SUTHERLAND ... 'Most Unprofessional Dude In The World'
Freddie Prinze Jr. just UNLOADED on Kiefer Sutherland -- saying he HATED working with Kiefer on "24" and calling him the "most unprofessional dude in the world." Freddie made the comments at Comic-Con -- telling ABC News his experience on "24" in 2010 was so bad, he wanted to quit acting altogether. Prinze Jr. said, "I did '24' ... it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped." He then turned his sights to Sutherland -- saying, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that." He clearly changed his tune ... back in 2010 Prinz had nothing but good things to say about working with Kiefer.
Kim Kardashian Demonstrates "the Many Moods Of Me"
Kim Kardashian isn't moody, but she does have many moods! On Sunday, Kanye West's love demonstrated "the many moods of me"— well, nine of them, at least—in a split-screen Instagram snap. The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star looked flawless—perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect cleavage!—in each and every shot. But Kim's facial expressions, meant to demonstrate her "many moods," don't actually look all that different from one another!
David Duchovny -- My Russian Beer Commercial Doesn't Make Me Pro-Putin
David Duchovny says his beer commercial musing about living his life as a Russian does NYET mean he supports Russian politics -- especially the invasion of the Ukraine. Duchovny's statement to TMZ comes in the middle of a flurry of criticism over his commercial for a Russian Siberian beer -- Siberian Crown. The actor tells TMZ, "I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage.
Clinton: US Needs Orderly Process For Border Kids
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S.