Fugger: Kristin Scott Thomas

Cannes: The Lightbox Purge


Cannes is STILL GOING ON, and it doesn’t end until Sunday, so before the big closing weekend it’s time for a quick sweep of the things that slipped through the cracks. First up: Nicole Kidman wearing the Valentino that Anne Hathaway rejected for the Oscars for reasons of ridiculousness (edit: Valentino says it’s not the same, but what’s funny is that it looks more like Seyfried’s dress to me than the actual rejected one). You can bleach your hair, Anne, but you can’t bleach your regrets (edit: I still stand by this).

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Cannes Fugs and Fabs: The amfAR Gala


I was all het up about Cannes juror Nicole Kidman not being at this (or at that may other things), but it turns out she was, and just may not have done the red carpet. I’ve decided this is because she’s been holed up all day in a darkened room watching every Cannes movie and flossing popcorn out of her teeth.

[Photos: Bauer-Griffin, WENN, Splash]

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Fug or Fab: Kristin Scott Thomas


I really do love Kristin Scott Thomas:

Remember the end of Four Weddings and a Funeral, wherein it is revealed that her character ends up with Prince Charles? I wish they’d go back and re-master that movie — it was, after all, fifteen years old this year (yes, we’re all old) — and re-jigger that part so that she instead ends up with Prince Harry. Her character is so cool in that movie, and stupid Hugh Grant still ends up with Andie McDowell. This, of course, is only a problem because Andie McDowell is truly wretched in that movie. I guarantee the following: Gather a group of reasonably pop-culture-savvy thirtysomething year old women and ask them to name the most poorly delivered line in the history of the romantic comedy. They will chorus, “is it raining? I hadn’t noticed.” I promise you.

ANYWAY. Like her fellow three-named Brit actress Helena Bonham Carter, KST seems pretty awesome. She got to roll around in a bathtub with Ralph Fiennes at the height of his hotness, for one thing.  And so I wish this dress did her more justice. She is classy-looking and very gamine and it just feels old.

HOWEVER. It feels entirely different under different lights. BEHOLD:

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