Celeb Sightings: Rachel Bilson seems to have found a faux tuxedo clip-on for her tank top as she poses with Ryan Gosling. So is that thing cool as long as it's not on a tee? In more fund-raisey news with a side of feathers, amFAR whipped up a ball during the festival, which resulted in some wild, floofy duds on the likes of Elizabeth Banks, J Lo, and Mischa Barton. On the plus side, $6.7 million was raised to fight AIDS. The lovely Kristin Scott Thomas, meanwhile, smiles for a close-up and nic-fitters light up on the red carpet.

Though a warrant was issued for her arrest after that whole passport thing, once again, Lindsay Lohan sneaks her way out of trouble. But her news gets completely trumped by the gay man who magically goes straight for the love of a woman while at Cannes. And last but not least -- Happy Birthday to Naomi Campbell, who is celebrating the big 4-0 during the festival.

Deals: Deadline reports that Brett Ratner's Kites will fly across international screens while High Point Media gets decent money for The Be All And End All -- a flick about a young, terminally-ill boy who wants to have sex before he dies. IFC, meanwhile, grabbed the rights to Kaboom and We Are What We Are, and Sony Classics digs into Of Gods and Men.
News: Is it Fair Game to boo? While Joe Utichi might have liked the film, the new Naomi Watts flick got a round of boos mixed in with the applause. One critic even said it wasn't worth the chance to fight for the Palme d'Or. Vulture also thinks it's unlikely this film has a winning Palme chance.

The site also has some funky news -- Andy Serkis is heading to the director's chair, an Abu Dhabi company will soon bring us a horror, thriller, and comedy, none of which -- we hope -- have the Sex and the City gals, and lastly, the Spy Hunter scribe is gearing up to direct Four Kinds of Ruin.

The AFP talks about the ash and crappy weather that made this year's festival more low-key than usual. It would be funny if Mike Leigh's Another Year won. Too bad it doesn't have "Just" in front of it.

The Los Angeles Times discusses the knee-jerk uproar caused by the mere thought of Outside the Law, and notes: "Once the film was screened, it turns out, not for the first time, that the politicians were dead wrong. Though it makes excellent use of the events leading to Algerian independence as a setting, Outside the Law is first and foremost a potent piece of filmed entertainment."

The Wrap
talks about what's hot, and not, at Cannes.

And the fest goes to the dogs. Or dog. Singular. This is 10 years after Otis won some love for Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cummings' Anniversary Party.

indieWIRE Love: It's now the end of Day 10, and only the weekend left for France's prime cinematic schmoozing. Anne Thompson talks about the Rolling Stones doc, Stones in Exile, while Eric Kohn dove into the "impenetrable fantasy" of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. He writes: "Weerasethakul deals with folklore, memory and death in a wonderfully playful manner that's moderately accessible and cryptic at the same time. Guided by forces as otherworldly as his plot, the filmmaker turns narrative confusion into his greatest conceit." Sydney Levin shares glimpses as the protesters riled up about Outside the Law. (Ignore the "outlaw" thing. Punny slip?) And finally, Kohn spots Batman.


@ebertchicago shares: "A shout-out to the only image site on the web that has stills from every Cannes entry: http://outnow.ch/"

In a flurry of alliteration, James Rocchi writes: "My review of THE TREE at ifc.com: mawkish, mediocre melodrama."

And a look at the town's beauty without all that film stuff.
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