Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

Cannes Film Festival: The sun finally made a cameo in Cannes just in time for the festival's second week, which glittered with star power and frenzied crowds by night. "I've never been here for the zoo that is the festival," said Peter Berg, who was in town to shop his action drama Lone Survivor. "I'm having agoraphobia." Brad Pitt brought cool to the Croisette for the premiere of Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly. Kristen Stewart headed to Cannes for her Competition turn in Walter Salles' On the Road, while teen hero-turned-art house actor Zac Efron delivered his provocative performance in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy. At the Hotel du Cap in Antibes for the annual amfAR gala, Janet Jackson and Harvey Weinstein (who called the event "very nice") joined a glamorous crowd for cocktails, dinner and a charity auction that raised nearly $11 million for the fight against AIDS. -- Rebecca Leffler

Men in Black III Premiere

"Going back in time is not really the best thing for black people; there's no better time than right now," joked Will Smith on the red carpet at the premiere of Sony's MiB3, in which the star time-travels to the 1960s. Returning castmember Tommy Lee Jones joined newcomer Josh Brolin and screenwriter Etan Cohen at the midtown Ziegfeld Theatre to celebrate the long-awaited third installment in the sci-fi franchise (which cleared $200 million worldwide its opening weekend). At the afterparty -- which took place, appropriately, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum -- Smith performed a 20-minute set with his 13-year-old son, Jaden, and DJ Jazzy Jeff (which included the famed theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), while Smith's daughter, Willow, rocked onstage. -- Christy Smith-Sloman 

comments powered by Disqus