Entertainment news roundup: Depp’s attorney hears about drugs, love notes in defamation case; Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra celebrated on their return from Eurovision win and more

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The Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpet as crowds descend for the 75th anniversary

The Cannes Film Festival rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday as the Mediterranean port city filled with film stars, festival-goers and oglers for the 75th anniversary event, bringing buzz and glamor back to the resort destination. “I’m just overjoyed,” festival jury president Vincent Lindon told a crowded press conference, surrounded by jury members: actors and filmmakers, including Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, Deepika Padukone , Jeff Nichols and Asghar Farhadi.

Ukraine’s Kalush residents in ‘seventh heaven’ after their group wins Eurovision

Residents of Kalush said on Sunday they were in “seventh heaven”, jumping and rejoicing after a band from the western Ukrainian town won the Eurovision Song Contest over the weekend.

The Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision with their entry ‘Stefania’, riding a wave of public support to claim an emotional victory that was hailed by the country’s president.

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra celebrated on their return after winning Eurovision

The Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine returned to its native country on Monday after an emotional victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, welcomed at the border with Poland by soldiers whose group had defended the cause in Turin. Singer Oleh Psiuk received a bouquet of yellow and blue flowers – the colors of the Ukrainian flag – and reunited with his girlfriend before he and his band launched into an impromptu version of their winning song “Stefania”.

Gibson guitar smashed in nocturnal rock band Oasis split sold at auction

A 1960 Gibson electric guitar used by Oasis star Noel Gallagher before it was destroyed by his brother and former bandmate Liam Gallagher during an argument on the night the band broke up sold at auction in Paris for 300,000 euros ($315,900) on Tuesday. Liam Gallagher smashed the red Gibson at a festival in the French capital in 2009, shortly before the band took the stage, in a fit of fury that would become a cult moment in music history.

“Death was approaching” – A Bataclan group remembers the Paris attack

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal were halfway through their set when Islamist militants bombarded the Bataclan concert hall in Paris with gunfire, gunning down revelers, frontman Jesse Hughes told a crowd on Tuesday. French court. Guitar tech Eden Galindo’s first thought had been that the PA system was exploding, but Hughes said he instantly knew the room was under attack.

‘Downton Abbey’ returns with a silent film and a trip to France

Twelve years after it first aired, the TV hit “Downton Abbey” returns with a second standalone film about the fictional Crawley family and their servants who ruled a sprawling English estate in the early 20th century. Set in 1928, ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’, released in US theaters on Friday, sees a film crew arrive at Downton as well as family members travel to the French Riviera.

Depp’s lawyer asks about drugs and love notes in defamation case

Johnny Depp’s lawyer grilled the actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard on Tuesday, producing affectionate notes she wrote during their short-lived marriage to challenge his accounts of frequent violence and bolster Depp’s defamation case. the star of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Depp, 58, is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming she defamed him when she claimed to have been the victim of domestic violence. He testified that he never hit Heard and maintained that she was the aggressor in their relationship.

‘Rust’ Producer Says Movie Will Be Done – Hollywood Reporter

A producer for the movie “Rust,” whose filming saw the accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, has said the film will be finished, The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday. Hutchins was killed https://reut.rs/3PoJbwM in October when a gun actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with while filming in New Mexico fired a live bullet that hit him and director Joel Souza . Souza was injured but survived.

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