Harvey Weinstein Asks Court for Extension Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Harvey Weinstein says the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is seriously complicating one of his many legal matters, so he’s begging a judge for more time. According to a new legal doc — obtained by TMZ — Weinstein wants a 2-month extension for…

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‘That sentence was obscene’ -Weinstein defense attorney

Following the sentencing of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison for his sexual assault and rape conviction last month, his defense attorney Donna Rotunno called the sentence “obscene” and “obnoxious.”


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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison, Victims’ Statements Released

Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann each spoke before the sentencing …. and their victim impact statements are gut-wrenching. Miriam recalled her troubling encounter with Weinstein in 2006 at his SoHo apartment … calling the last couple of years…

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Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge for 5 Year Sentence in Rape Case

Harvey Weinstein is asking the judge who will sentence him Wednesday for mercy … a 5 year prison sentence. Weinstein’s lawyers filed legal docs late Monday, laying out personal matters they want the judge to consider in handing down the sentence.…

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‘I’m happy people know there are consequences’ – Salma Hayek on Weinstein

Salma Hayek talks Weinstein at the premiere of “The Roads Not Taken”, while fellow actress Elle Fanning and director Sally Potter praise their working relationship.


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Weinstein in hospital as reaction to verdict pours in

An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said the former film producer was ‘upbeat’ despite being detained in Bellevue Hospital Tuesday after reportedly having chest pains upon being convicted of sexual assault and rape one day prior. Lisa Bernhard has more.


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Harvey Weinstein Worries NYC Prison Officials, Fear Another Epstein

Harvey Weinstein’s got prison officials in NYC thinking twice about how to deal with him behind bars — because their biggest fear is another Jeffrey Epstein-like suicide. High-ranking officials at NYC’s Department of Corrections tell TMZ ……

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Weinstein convicted of rape in milestone verdict

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday and handcuffed in court, a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men.


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“I tried to fight” -Actress Sciorra on Weinstein

Actress Annabella Sciorra testified on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein violently raped her more than 25 years ago in her apartment as prosecutors began making their sexual assault case against the former Hollywood producer. Jillian Kitchener has more.


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Prosecutor paints Weinstein as ‘a rapist’

Harvey Weinstein abused his status as a Hollywood power broker to lure young women into violent sexual attacks, a New York prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday as the former film producer’s rape trial got underway. Jillian Kitchener has more.


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Weinstein indicted in L.A. on day New York rape trial starts

Once powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted in Los Angeles on Monday on sex crime charges just hours after he appeared in a New York court for the start of his rape trial. Jillian Kitchener has more.


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Harvey Weinstein Says He Did More For Women Than Anyone in Latest Interview

Harvey Weinstein just did a new on-the-record interview since the flood of allegations came pouring in against him — and his first thought out … he’s a champion of women. The disgraced movie producer — who’s now been criminally charged in…

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Brad Pitt opens up about fathers, sons and confronting Harvey Weinstein

Twice declared People magazine’s “sexiest man alive,” Brad Pitt might be an expert in American ideals of masculinity.


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Weinstein back in court to replace legal team

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein returned to a New York City courtroom on Friday to have a judge sign off on changes to his legal team. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Harvey Weinstein & Jennifer Lawrence Deny Lawsuit Allegations of Sexual Relationship

8:07 PM PT – A spokesperson for Weinstein tells us, “This lawsuit was filed and updated strategically with no notice given or any attempt to reach out to Mr. Weinstein’s attorneys for one reason; It was meant to embarrass Mr. Weinstein and…

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D.A. in Harvey Weinstein Case Says ‘I Have Trick Up My Sleeve’

[[tmz:video id=”0_zz8n526q”]] The Manhattan D.A. prosecuting Harvey Weinstein says he’s got something up his sleeve … doubling down the criminal case will move forward despite some major setbacks. Cyrus Vance Jr. told our producer at an…

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Weinstein accuser may have a ‘powerful’ witness

‘The Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against Harvey Weinstein, her attorney says.


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Harvey Weinstein misquoted in article claiming he admitted offering acting roles in exchange for sex, attorney says

Harvey Weinstein was misquoted in a published article claiming the disgraced movie mogul had admitted offering acting jobs to actresses in exchange for sex, Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman said Friday.


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Weinstein lawyer could face ‘impossible’ task

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer faces the daunting task of defending the man who’s credited for sparking the MeToo movement.


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Rose McGowan’s message to Harvey Weinstein: ‘We got you’

“I actually didn’t believe this day would come. I didn’t believe this day would come.”


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Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports

Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday (May 25). Bob Mezan reports.


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Harvey Weinstein Prosecutors Eyeing Obscure Law in Investigation

Harvey Weinstein is now in the crosshairs of prosecutors who are looking to possibly prosecute him under a law that some legal experts say is a giant stretch. Law enforcement sources tell us, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York is…

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The fallout since the Weinstein scandal first rocked Hollywood

It’s been six months since the man once synonymous with Hollywood inadvertently caused a seismic shift and one of the most important conversations in the industry’s history — and even beyond the entertainment world.


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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus unveils a statue called “Casting Couch,” depicting a life-size Harvey Weinstein, wearing a bathrobe and holding an Oscar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)


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Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein for Using Her in Defense of Sexual Misconduct Suit

Meryl Streep’s pissed Harvey Weinstein used her for his defense in one of the class action lawsuits against him … and she’s not having any of it. The Oscar-winning actress says just because it’s true that Weinstein wasn’t sexually inappropriate or…

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Harvey Weinstein Denies Sex Trafficking Allegations

Harvey Weinstein says actress Kadian Noble is way off base with her allegation he engaged in sex trafficking when she met him in his Cannes hotel room. Weinstein is responding to Noble’s lawsuit, and insists there was no exchange of money or movie roles…

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Natalie Mendoza Forgives Harvey Weinstein

[[tmz:video id=”0_o3nirofk”]] Natalie Mendoza says she forgives Harvey Weinstein for his alleged sexual assault on her. We got the Australian actress Wednesday at LAX and asked if she’d forgiven him for what she claims he did to her during a 2005 script…

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Harvey Weinstein in Arizona Despite Rumors He’s Back in L.A. for ‘Golden Globes’

Harvey Weinstein’s not hanging out in L.A. preparing to crash a ‘Golden Globes’ party this weekend … because he’s still hundreds of miles away. Rumors started circulating online Thursday the notorious producer had made his way back to Hollywood and…

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Dustin Diamond Takes Stab at Playing Harvey Weinstein in Bloody Music Video

A Harvey Weinstein project’s the last thing most people want to go near these days, but one man fully embraced it … Screech!!! Dustin Diamond’s getting back into acting in a debaucherous music video filled with sex, drugs, rock and roll … and…

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Harvey Weinstein Will Likely Skate in LAPD Criminal Investigations

Harvey Weinstein will likely not be charged with a crime in L.A. … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources directly connected with multiple Weinstein investigations tell TMZ, detectives from LAPD’s Sexual Assault Section of the Robbery-Homicide…

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Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein ‘fury’ on ‘Frida’ set in op-ed

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of “Frida.”


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Harvey Weinstein, Rape Charges in Paz de la Huerta Case Highly Unlikely

Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for allegedly raping Paz de la Huerta on 2 occasions, but law enforcement sources tell TMZ a prosecution is highly unlikely. De la Huerta says in November 2010, Weinstein went to her apartment, pushed her on the…

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Damon Dash Didn’t Slap Harvey Weinstein, But He Definitely Wanted To

[[tmz:video id=”0_kscng658″]] Damon Dash’s putting an end to the urban myth he bitch-slapped Harvey Weinstein – he actually did NOT slap him … but somebody definitely got SMACKED. We talked to Damon who tells us the physical confrontation…

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Rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein stalled, accuser’s attorney says

New York prosecutors looking into Paz de la Huerta’s rape allegation against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appear to have hit a wall despite receiving ample evidence to bring before a grand jury, the actress’s attorney said Thursday.


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Matt Damon Finally Talks About Harvey Weinstein … ‘I Knew He Was an A**hole, But …”

Harvey Weinstein was proudly a bully and a womanizer — but kept his sexual preying on women secret from his inner circle … according to Matt Damon and George Clooney. “This level of criminal sexual predation was not something I ever thought was going…

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Netflix Drops The Weinstein Company from 2018 Golden Globes Party

Netflix will be hosting its own after-party for 2018’s Golden Globes Awards — ’cause they’ve cut ties with longtime partner and co-host The Weinstein Company … TMZ has learned. Our Netflix sources tell us Netflix has opted to take TWC off the billing…

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Harvey Weinstein Could Be Silenced and Booted from TWC Board Meeting

Harvey Weinstein could be cut off at the knees at Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting, because there are signs the Board might fire him … which we’re told would guarantee litigation. Harvey, who is still a member of the Board despite being fired from…

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Joanna Krupa, I Knew About Harvey Weinstein a Decade Ago

[[tmz:video id=”0_5gcudjsj”]] Joanna Krupa says she was warned more than a decade ago about Harvey Weinstein getting sexually aggressive with actresses, and she made a conscious decision to stay away. We got Joanna Thursday in WeHo and asked if she had…

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Film Academy votes to expel Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces their decision to expel producer Harvey Weinstein, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. Weinstein denies having non-consensual sex with anyone. Jillian Kitchener reports.


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Lana Del Rey’s Song ‘Cola’ About Liking Older Men, NOT About Harvey Weinstein

Lana Del Rey’s 2012 track about preferring older men is NOT about Harvey Weinstein … despite what people’s ears are leading them to believe. Lana’s song, “Cola,” features the lyrics … “I gots a taste for men who are older / It’s always been, so…

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Weinstein Scandal Inspires Models To Share Stories Of Abuse In Their Industry

“The photographer asked me to suck [his] d…”
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Courtney Love Warns Women About Harvey Weinstein In 2005 Video

“I’ll get libeled if I say it,” Love says before offering her tip to aspiring actresses.
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Minka Kelly Has A ‘Gross’ Harvey Weinstein Story Of Her Own

“I’m sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior.”
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Cara Delevingne adds her voice to Harvey Weinstein allegations

Actress and model Cara Delevingne is the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior.


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Harvey Weinstein Heads to Arizona for Rehab After Georgina Chapman Separation: Report

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Anthony Bourdain Slams Weinstein In Support Of Girlfriend Asia Argento

Argento is one of more than 20 prominent women in Hollywood who claim they were harassed by Weinstein.
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The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Could Take Down A Fashion Label

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Rose McGowan Tells Ben Affleck To ‘F**k Off’ After He Condemns Weinstein

The actress insinuated Affleck knew about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults.
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“I could really use your support … I am desperate for your help.”
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Reported Massage Fiend Harvey Weinstein Just Got Fired On His Day Off

How the mighty have fallen. Movie executive Harvey Weinstein just got fired from the company that bears his name, the Weinstein Company. 

Since this occurred on a Sunday we are going to be extremely petty and point out that he got canned on his day off.

As you probably know, the New York Times dropped an expose detailing the myriad of women Harvey Weinstein has allegedly sexually harassed throughout the years. You know ish was real when instead of buckling down and claiming slander or libel, Weinstein basically said my bad and said he was getting therapy.

As for getting fired, the New York Times reports:

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the company’s board said in a statement on Sunday night.

The New York Times reported last week that Mr. Weinstein had reached at least eight settlements over nearly three decades with women who had accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

This is where we must point out the privilege of being able to sexually harass women for decades and still become a big-time movie exec.

We’ll bring it up again when the inevitable “come back” goes down, too.

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Wes Craven Remembered by Bob Weinstein: “It Was a Joy to Listen to Him Talk About Fear”


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Our Man In Tehran

Larry Weinstein & Drew Taylor

Genre: Documentary

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Release Date: August 25, 2015


Our Man In Tehran explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping documentary, the story of the “Canadian Caper” is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. The film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including a historical overview of Iran as well as interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.

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Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle – Phil Weinstein

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Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

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Genre: Kids & Family

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Release Date: June 23, 2015


Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of John Goodman & Angela Bassett, with music by the Plain White T’s, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!

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An Honest Liar – Justin Weinstein & Tyler Measom

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An Honest Liar

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Release Date: May 19, 2015


An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

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Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: “Kick These Guys in the Ass”


“We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia,” the mogul told the audience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s national tribute dinner, where he was introduced by friend and competitor Jeffrey Katzenberg as “a really nice Jewish boy.”

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Cannes Film Festival 2014: Cate Blanchett Steals The Red Carpet, Weinstein Slate Sells

CANNES, France (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival — from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moments in between. Here’s what reporters have seen and heard:

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Radiant Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett broke the fashion mold with panache at Friday’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” screening at Cannes in a multi-colored, bejeweled bodice and a chic black pleated floor length chiffon skirt, courtesy of Givenchy.

While Cannes is a mainstay of va-va-voom ball gowns, Blanchett stayed ahead of the fashion pack by thinking outside the box. Her bold look got her noticed for all the right reasons — sapphire chandelier Chopard earrings added a touch of class.

The colorful, tropical plume embellishments on the bust, taken from a fall-winter 2014 ready-to-wear look by Riccardo Tisci, also nicely mirrored the dragon-theme of Dreamworks’ latest animated picture, for which she lends her vocal talents.

— By Thomas Adamson — http://www.twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP

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WEINSTEIN’S SLATE

Harvey Weinstein’s annual Cannes presentation promoted films featuring a buff Jake Gyllenhaal, a Shakespearean Michael Fassbender and an old-school Bill Murray.

Touting upcoming releases to buyers and media, , the Weinstein Co. co-chairman previewed footage Friday that, perhaps most excitingly, included a fiery Fassbender as lead in a stylish “Macbeth,” (no release date yet). He also showcased a lean, muscular Gyllenhaal in training scenes from the currently-in-production boxing drama “Southpaw.” From “St. Vincent,” which hits theaters in October, Murray appears to be in broad comedic form as an outlandish next-door-neighbor to a young boy he reluctantly mentors.

Weinstein arrived in Cannes after his conspicuous absence at the festival’s opening night premiere, the Grace Kelly melodrama “Grace of Monaco.” Weinstein is to release the film but has feuded about the final cut with the director, Olivier Dahan.

Dahan said Wednesday their differences have been resolved. Weinstein, who promoted “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes last year, said he was on a previously planned humanitarian trip to Jordan during the premiere.

“That was planned long before I even knew that ‘Grace’ was going to be the opening night in Cannes,” Weinstein said.

Naomi Watts (“St. Vincent”) and Ryan Reynolds (period romance “Tulip Fever”) were on hand for the presentation.

Other notable films previewed included the children’s book adaptation “Paddington” (due out in December), Tim Burton’s promising-looking “Big Eyes” (opening Christmas), about the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) and the undated “Suite Francaise,” a World War II drama set in France starring Michelle Williams.

— By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle — http://twitter.com/jake_coyle

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FERRERA DRESS DIVER

A man rushed onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and dove beneath actress America Ferrera’s dress.

Security officials quickly pulled the man away as he tried to hide under Ferrera’s voluminous dress before the Friday premiere of “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

It was a surprising and rather bizarre development on a red carpet renowned for its strict decorum.

Yet Ferrera didn’t seem ruffled on the carpet and was in good spirits at the movie’s after-party, laughing with guests and taking pictures.

She declined comment on the incident, however, and festival organizers didn’t immediately return messages about the matter.

The former “Ugly Betty” star was on her way into the Palais des Festivals for the world premiere of the DreamWorks animated sequel.

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PHOENIX’S LAST FILM

More than 20 years after his death, River Phoenix’s last film is finally getting a release.

Cinemavault announced Friday that it has sold the North American distribution rights of “Dark Blood” to Lionsgate. The film has been in limbo since Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993. He was in production on the movie at the time.

“Dark Blood” was left unfinished and most expected it would never see the light of day. Director and co-writer George Sluizer, however, pushed to complete it, despite spending years battling an insurance company that made a claim about Phoenix’s drug use.

In 2012, Sluizer edited together an unfinished version that premiered last year at the Berlin Film Festival.

Lionsgate is planning to release the film on video-on-demand.

In “Dark Blood,” Phoenix plays a young widower who retreats to the desert after his wife dies of radiation following nuclear tests near their home.

— By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle — http://twitter.com/jake_coyle

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BLANCHETT THE JOKESTER

Cate Blanchett had plenty of witty replies — a couple on the saucy side — as she answered sometimes wacky questions during a Cannes news conference for the upcoming “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

The two-time Oscar-winner got most of the questions at Friday’s event, which also included stars America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, Djimon Hounsou and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffery Katzenberg.

Some of the queries were a bit off-kilter: One reporter asked if Blanchett let her children play with her trophies.

“Every morning, mommy sits them down, and I get my two Oscars out and I let them stroke them for 15 minutes before they go to school if they are good,” she said to laughter.

Another reporter mistakenly called her by the wrong prefix.

“It’s Ms. Blanchett, not Mr. Blanchett. I’ve played a few men though,” she quipped.

The biggest laughs came when a reporter asked how was “the experience of training your dragon?”

“How do I train my dragon?” she said naughtily. “I don’t know if I want to answer that in public.”

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” premiered Friday at the Cannes Film Festival out of competition.

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MALAYSIAN PLANE MOVIE FORTHCOMING

It’s not a Hollywood production, but a movie about the Malaysian plane tragedy is in the works and should be in theaters by fall.

Rupesh Paul Productions is promoting “The Vanishing Act” among buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. A poster for it promises to tell “the untold story” of the missing plane, but in an interview Friday, the associate director of the movie, Sritama Dutta, said the only similarities between the thriller and the real-life disaster is that a plane is missing.

“It has got no similarities,” said Dutta, adding there have been so many developments with the actual case that it wouldn’t be practical to try to mirror it. “We cannot keep up with the true facts, it’s changing every day.”

Dutta said Indian director Rupesh Paul will film the movie and a multiethnic cast for it could be revealed before Cannes ends May 25. Paul hopes to shoot the film in India and the United States and plans a worldwide release in September.

Authorities still have not been able to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 when it went missing. The search for the plane has made headlines worldwide.

Paul’s movie “Kamasutra 3D” is being screened outside the Cannes competition this year.

—By AP Entertainment Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody — http://www.twitter.com/nekesamumbi

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SOLIDARITY WITH TURKEY MINERS

The stars of the Turkish film “Winter’s Sleep” are showing their solidarity for those affected by a mining tragedy at home as they promote their film in Cannes.

The actors and director held up signs with the hashtag Soma during their photo call Friday for the movie.

Soma is the Turkish city where at least 284 people were killed in a fire in a coal mine, the country’s worst mining accident. There has been an outcry of anger and protests from the public, some of whom blame the government for not taking action to correct alleged safety problems in Turkey’s mines.

“Winter’s Sleep,” by director Nuri Blige Ceylan, is a family drama starring Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag and Melisa Sozen. All four held the signs for photographers on Friday.

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WATTS: STOP MALE COMPARISONS

Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts says she’s had enough with female directors constantly being sized up to their male counterparts.

Speaking with The Associated Press, the “Impossible” star said that “female directors and actresses have a different voice, different stories. It’s not helpful to be compared to men.”

Watts, who wore a pink strapless dress and long Bulgari white gold and diamond necklace, was in Cannes on Thursday night to attend Calvin Klein’s “Women in Film” alongside Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Rooney Mara.

The underrepresentation of women in directorial roles has been a hot topic at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with Jane Campion — the first female filmmaker to have ever won the Palme d’Or — sitting as jury president.

“Jane Campion is right to say that there’s an inherent sexism in the film industry. But there’s also a lack of women putting themselves forward,” Watts added.

— By Thomas Adamson — http://www.twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP

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