By Melissa Hunter
50 Cent and Bette Midler were seen working together at the Park Restoration Project in Queens, and have become fast friends. (We wouldn't believe it without the photographic evidence either.) If Midler covers "In Da Club" and Fiddy does a rap remix of "Wind Beneath My Wings," my life would be complete.
And the winner for Most Unnecessary Star at Cannes goes to: Paris Hilton! Doug Reinhardt would have won but his gripping indie documentary "My Life as a Handbag" will surely be screened at Cannes next year.
OMG, you guys! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are looking away from each other on the red carpet in Cannes. If my master's degree in Sensationalized Body Language Science has taught me anything, they'll break up in about three hours.
In spite of their two vandalized boutiques (in one week!), the Kardashian sisters celebrated the opening of their Miami store with a big ol' cake. What the reality TV starlets did with a rich, chocolate calorie-filled cake is unclear. They could probably feed it to the scavenging paparazzi.
Adam Lambert, you may not have been America's favorite, but it's clear where Paula Abdul's affections lie. Who cares about being the "American Idol" when you can get red-carpet kisses from Paula? Am I right?
"Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I present to you, CANNES." — Sharon Stone's running inner-monologue, Cannes 2009.
The "Gossip" girls show up at the CW Upfront party, each attempting to outstyle the next.
Matthew McConaughey throws out the first pitch at an L.A. Dodgers game, oozing energetic Southern charm. Someone write him a baseball player romantic comedy, STAT!
Carrie Underwood glows at the "American Idol" finale. With her sweet smile, ebullient energy, and matching pink dress and Band-Aid, she's pretty much the human embodiment of cotton candy.
We know Cannes is overwhelming, Robert Pattinson; camera flashes, black-tie balls, tweens shouting at you in two different languages. Just take a deep breath, smile, sell your kisses for $28,000, and everything will be all right.
Steve Martin gives a tip of the hat at the "American Idol" finale show, showing he was the original trendsetter for fedoras and indie glasses.
Quentin Tarantino and Diane Kruger walk the red carpet together for the film "Inglourious Basterds." They broke into a dance midway through their walk. Basically, when you're sharing a red carpet with Brangelina, they could've mooned the audience and no one would have noticed.
Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar attend a photo call for their new movie "Broken Embraces." Don't think Pedro and Penelope's embrace is gonna end anytime soon, though.
Heather Locklear knows the best way for an adult to cover for her extreme obsession for "American Idol" is to bring a kid to the show. This trick also works when you want to go to Disneyland or watch "Hannah Montana."
At the book release for "Rinnavation," Lisa Rinna poses with her favorite author. She's her biggest fan.
Taylor Swift shows off her medal at BMI's 57th Annual Pop Awards. If you think this little medal is gonna make her break into a full smile, think again.
AnnaLynne McCord hails a taxi in New York after the CW Upfront party. In that outfit, it probably caused a 10-taxi pileup.
Patrick Dempsey rides his bike on a sunny day in Los Angeles. Be careful letting those guns sit in the sun for too long.
Justin Long, Alison Lohman and Sam Raimi attend a press conference for the film "Drag Me to Hell." I'm guessing this is a thriller, but judging by their attitudes, it must be one hell-arious horror flick. (Zing!)
At the CW Upfront party, Ed Westwick shows how he's spent his time since going on hiatus from "Gossip Girl": sunbathing.
Zoe Saldana poses in Cannes for the amfAR benefit. How she got to France after months of "Star Trek" promotion is beyond me. The producers probably beamed her over. (Stars and their perks, gosh.)