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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Best Day EVER

Met Nadia Comaneci

And got her autograph

Mingled at SapientNitro's private beach club with Omar Epps and our students

Found heaven on earth at the Google beach club happy hour
(the drink on the right is a basil/ginger concoction - deeelish!)

Further enjoyed the opening of Google Beach (aka- "The Sandbox") courtesy of their photo booth.
P.S. Thanks for the new profile pic, Google!

Made an avatar of myself on an iPad and had it printed instantaneously on a canvas bag (again, thank you Google beach) which is now my new favorite accessory.
 Blond hair? Check
Token side pony/braid? Check
French stripes? Check
Red TOMS? Check
Oversized watch and sunglasses? Check
Champagne in one hand, cheese in the other? Check, Check

I mean, this thing IS ME.
I plan to replicate this outfit later in the trip and carry this bag around. 

Can't wait for that and can't wait for tomorrow because tomorrow (and every day) is another day o' fun!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

One might think

...that these are the only two songs available to French radio stations, DJ's, and music television channels if one were to live here for the past month as I have. 

According to the Film Fest students, though, this was their "song of the trip" (featured in the Competition film, 'Rust & Bone'):

Meanwhile my iPod has been playing this on repeat (seriously, it's a problem.):

And, finally, Liza introduced me to this little gem (I posted a cover video she's obsessed with instead of the official video) which I gather is seemingly the only song getting spins in the U.S. right now. Ah, the things you miss when you're away...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'Best Of' Students' Photos

I (creepily?) pulled all of these off Facebook. As you can see our students were in the right place at the right time throughout this year's Festival.  Enjoy...

Alec Baldwin after he popped in the American Pavilion

Ben Stiller after the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" press conference

Bill Murray heading into the "Moonrise Kingdom" after-party

Brad Pitt at the "Killing Them Softly" red carpet premiere seemingly posing for our students' lenses

Bruce Willis heading into the "Moonrise Kingdom" after-party

Chris Rock leaving the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" press conference

Clive Owen arriving to this year's MasterClass featuring Phil Kaufman

The cast of "Cosmopolis" on the red carpet before their premiere
(Including: David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti)

David Schwimmer after the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" premiere

Jury Judge, Diane Kruger, and beau, Joshua Jackson, heading into a premiere

Eva Longoria posing right in front of our students on the red carpet

Jury Judge, Ewan McGregor, leaving a premiere

Frieda Pinto after the "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere opening night

Frieda Pinto going in to the "Rust and Bone" premiere

Gael Garcia Bernal heading into a morning screening in the Debussy Theatre

Gerard Butler after the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" premiere

Heidi Klum heading into "The Paperboy" premiere

Jackie Chan speaking on a panel at the American Pavilion

Jessica Chastain heading into the "Moonrise Kingdom" after-party

Jessica Chastain after the "Lawless" press conference

John Cusack after "The Paperboy" press conference

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian deboarding a yacht in the Cannes harbor

Kirsten Dunst after the "On the Road" press conference

Macy Gray after "The Paperboy" press conference

Martin Short after the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" press conference

Matthew McConaughey catching our students snapping his photo in the posh Majestic Hotel Bar

Matthew McConaughey after the "Mud" press conference

The cast of "Moonrise Kingdom" entering the theatre before their Festival Opening premiere
(L-R: Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, two kids in movie, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Wes Anderson-front)

The cast of "Mud" exiting their premiere
(L-R: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, the two kids in the movie, Jeff Nichols, Festival director Thierry Fremaux)

Nicole Kidman after "The Paperboy" press conference

Nicole Kidman arriving to this year's MasterClass featuring Phil Kaufman

P.Diddy (or whatever he's called now) heading into the "Killing Them Softly" premiere

Cast of "The Paperboy" entering their premiere
(namely from bottom to top: Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey)

Paul Giamatti after the "Cosmopolis" press conference.

Reese Witherspoon after the "Mud" press conference

Robert Pattinson signing autographs in the Palais after his morning press conference for "Cosmopolis"

Sean Penn leaving a premiere

Tilda Swinton after "Moonrise Kingdom" premiere opening night

Tye Sheridan after the "Mud" press conference

Viggo Mortensen leaving the "On the Road" press conference

Wes Anderson heading to the "Moonrise Kingdom" after-party

Zac Efron in the Palais after the morning press conference for "The Paperboy"

[Photo credits / future TMZ photogs:
Hilary Beth Allen, Laurie Costarides Liz Egan, Erin Jackson, Kara Maltby, Raines Plambeck, Sara Porch]