A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover. French TV station Canal+ was interviewing Austria’s Oscar-winning Waltz and French actor Auteuil live on its nightly news show from a beach-front set before a crowd of spectators when a man fired two shots into the air.
Bradley Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson were double winners at the MTV Movie Awards Cooper won the first Golden Popcorn prize of the night for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook and returned to the stage to accept best kiss honours for his smooch with Jennifer Lawrence in that film.
Leonardo DiCaprio says filming violent scenes like in Django Unchained doesn’t deter him from wanting his movies to be great art. The bloody revenge film about slavery before the US Civil War has fuelled some of the debate about whether Hollywood shows too much on-screen violence.