Rambling Reporter

Alec Baldwin's Cannes Tirade Against Weinstein: Renowned hothead Alec Baldwin was seething mad when he arrived with fiancee Hilaria Thomas at the Calvin Klein IFP party May 17 in Cannes. He told anyone who'd listen what a "douche bag" Harvey Weinstein is. "I don't care who knows," he said loudly. "After the success he had at Cannes last year and all the f--ing Oscars, he's still a f--ing douche bag! I can't believe it." Baldwin is peeved that Weinstein opted out of the Cannes doc he's shooting with director James Toback. Word is, it started as a "mockumentary" but quickly morphed into a serious doc about financing films at the fest. Apparently, no one would agree to be in a mockumentary, so Baldwin and Toback revised the context -- fast. A source close to the actor parses that Baldwin actually said the mogul "was an a-hole, not a d-bag." Baldwin's rep declined comment.

Matthew Rolston Plays Henry Higgins

It's rare for a behind-the-scenes force to nab a lead role in front of the camera, but A-list photographer and music video helmer Matthew Rolston plans to star in a Pygmalion-esque reality series showcasing his talents as a creative director to yet-unannounced "name" performers looking to reposition their brands. (He was behind Christina Aguilera's post-Dirrty transformation into a retro pinup for Back to Basics in 2006.) Rolston, who has signed a development deal with Bob Kusbit and Francis Lyons (MTV's Made), notes he's not just another image consultant: "Most people don't know what people on my level do. It's a 360-degree development vision for that individual, from choreography to hair and makeup to the material they perform."

Where You Won't Find Julia Roberts

How angry was Kiefer Sutherland when Julia Roberts ran off with his Lost Boys co-star Jason Patric just days before they were to be married in 1991? Angry enough to go beyond the usual throwing out of an ex's belongings still cluttering the house. According to T.K. Vodrey -- who owned Irish tavern Tom Bergin's on Fairfax for nearly four decades before selling it in 2011 to Warner Ebbink (Dominick's) -- Sutherland requested that Roberts' honorary "shamrock" be taken down. The bar complied, removing the green cardboard cutout with her name on it from the firmament of hundreds that decorate the ceiling in honor of regular patrons. After a recent spiff-up, the joint has reopened, and the rest of the shamrocks (from Cary Grant's to, yes, Sutherland's) have been carefully preserved.


At Cannes, Sean Penn favorite Tetou saw Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Chastain, Ben Stiller and Chris Rock stopping by for a celebratory Madagascar 3 meal. … Also spotted during the French festival: Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly with their baby at Hotel du Cap, while the Cinema Society's Andrew Saffir sat at another table. Another day, Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault took to the hotel's Eden-Roc Grill & Lounge Bar patio as The Help producer Brunson Green had a lunch meeting with British actress Hayley Atwell nearby. … Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker held court on the Carlton's patio. … Just a few blocks down the Croisette, Jeremy Irons, Michel Hazanavicius, Ewan McGregor and Jean Paul Gaultier took separate tables at the Martinez on various days. … Alec Baldwin and fiancee Hilaria Thomas enjoyed a bite at Le Comptoir de la Mer. … Further along the coast, Jane Fonda dined at picturesque Le Bacon at Cap d'Antibes. … Back in L.A., producer Steve Bing, in his usual shlub-wear (T-shirt, dad jeans and gym sneakers), tucked into a steak with two far more chicly dressed tablemates at Cut.