, 27, made a stunning entrance on the red carpet at Cannes Thursday night for the premiere of her picture
Wendy and Lucy
Michelle's first public appearance since the death of her ex-fiance,
, was also her first time at Cannes. She said the trip is "something you can look back on at the end of your life and think, 'That was a cool thing I did when I was 27.' "
Michelle, who was traveling without
, her 2-year-old daughter with Heath, has a second film up her sleeve: Yesterday, she was out doing publicity for
Synecdoche, New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Her third flick,
, is currently filming in Boston.)
"It actually does feel kind of special to have two films at the same time," Michelle said.
People.com reports that Hong Kong-born martial-arts superstar
announced yesterday in London that he was making a film about the victims of the earthquake in China, which has cost 60,000 lives and left more than five million homeless. Chan, 54, who said he returned to China as soon as he heard about the 7.9-magnitude quake, also will help raise money for the survivors.
The press has gone mad over reports that
are having a romantic and ostensibly sexual relationship. People.com says the girls, who say they are just friends, were seen canoodling at a party on
Sean "P. Diddy
yacht in Cannes.
Seems LiLo's mom,
, is a good friend of Samantha's ma,
, who describes herself on her Web site as "a New York icon, a rock star wife (to legendary
), a Reiki master . . . A tireless philanthropist . . . [and] a freelance writer . . . currently penning her first novel."
To everyone's utter surprise, Republican presidential candidate
, 71, and
, 50, don't exactly see eye to eye when it comes to gay marriage.
"I . . . believe in the unique status of marriage between man and woman," McCain said Thursday on Ellen's show. Ellen, who last week announced that she and
, 35, planned to wed, said, not without some
, "It just feels like there is this old way of thinking that we are not all the same. . . . You're no different than I am. Our love is the same."
McCain wished her "every happiness," not without politesse.
In Touch Weekly says
doesn't want (won't allow?)
to pursue her latest passion, going on
Dancing With the Stars
"I'd be honored" to be on the show, Paula has said. "I want to wear the pretty dresses!" (Who doesn't?)
"As far as I'm concerned, Paula is
and our judge," Nigel tells In Touch. "It's like asking
] to sing. Why would I want that? It chips away at you."
Anybody get that?
The Cinematic Girl
, who has moved
to tears with her new film, donated a custom-made white guitar, backstage passes, and the contents of her purse - including her lip gloss - for a charity auction Thursday night that raised $10 mil for the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Other stars who donated stuff to the cause included
HBO has rereleased its acclaimed WWII mini-series,
Band of Brothers
; $79.98; not rated). The 10-hour epic, which stars
, is noted for its realistic action
its deft characterization.