The heiress and party girl has apparently been seeing multi-millionaire Joe Fournier but sources insist it is just a “casual” relationship.New man: Paris with Joe Fournier and (inset) with 3am’s Halina
There is always a fun hook-up in Cannes, and this year our film festival spies discover Paris Hilton is dating the former boyfriend of TOWIE star Chloe Sims.
We didn’t see that coming.
Paris, 34, has apparently been seeing multi-millionaire Joe Fournier, 32, for a few months, but sources insist it is just a “casual” relationship.
They are both partying in Cannes, and staying at the Carlton hotel.
3am chatted to Paris at Bagatelle Beach, where she told us: “I love British guys. I miss my dogs, though. My bed feels so empty without them. They are better than any man.
“You know, I am a real lady. I can’t just let any man in my bed.”
Dogs, on the other hand, fine.
Just good friends? Paris Hilton and Joe Fournier on Instagram
Paris is a Cannes veteran who brought her then-boyfriend River Viiperi along to the festival in 2013.
But now she says: “When I have come with boyfriends before they have always obstructed me from having fun.
“Now I feel really free, I do what I want, when I want. I love British guys.
“I’m with my girlfriend here – we are wing ladies to each other.”
Sorry, Paris, but we spotted you having a cosy lunch with Joe, a former personal trainer who has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The nightclub boss dated Chloe in 2013, but they split after a few months when he was pictured on a boat off St Tropez in the South of France with glamour model Leilani Dowding, 35.
French kiss: Paris and Halina in Cannes
Chloe said she was “heartbroken” when she and Joe broke up.
Last week, Joe described Paris as a “close friend”, and Paris gushed on Instagram: “You are such a charming British gentleman.”
Paris, who was already on her fourth outfit change of the day when 3am met up with her, passed on some of her favourite tips for pulling a hot homme in Cannes.
She tells us: “My new perfume is good because it has an aphrodisiac so it makes the guys want you even more.”
Seems to be doing the trick for you anyway, Paris.
Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt co-star in Fox and MGM’s reboot of the 80s haunted-house classic.
A solid remake
Opens: May 22 (20th Century Fox)
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
Director: Gil Kenan
It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, Poltergeist saw the brilliant pairing of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s low-budget horror director Tobe Hooper with far more mainstream screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg for an effects-laden event movie that earned its place as a contemporary benchmark among supernatural thrillers.
Leaving behind the youth-skewing perspectives of Monster House and City of Ember, director Gil Kenan not only delivers on the promise of Hooper’s Poltergeist, but significantly raises the stakes for similar PG-13 fare. With strong brand identity and two generations of moviegoers to cultivate, MGM and Fox’s Memorial Day weekend release should help boost the summer box office to a promising start with a solid opening weekend, although prospects for franchise building (the original was followed by two sequels) look somewhat mixed.
In setting the scene, Kenan and the filmmakers take their cue from the first film in the trilogy, as Eric (Sam Rockwell) and Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) Bowen, crippled by the financial impacts of the Great Recession, look to downsize so that they can continue adequately providing for their three kids. They find what they’re looking for in a distressed but affordable home for sale that’s located in a nondescript development full of vacant properties on the outskirts of an Illinois town where Amy attended university. Youngest daughter Maddy (Kennedi Clements) is excited to move in following the initial tour after conversing with some new invisible friends who speak to her from a mysterious bedroom closet. Anxiety-prone middle child Griffin (Kyle Catlett) isn’t thrilled to be settling into an attic bedroom, however, where an ominous willow tree looms over the house through a rooftop skylight. Teenage Kendra (Saxon Sharbino) displays visible disaffection with her new situation, preferring to remain in touch with her old life and friends via phone, text and video chat.
On the first night in their new home while everyone else is asleep, Griffin discovers Maddy talking to the big-screen living room TV as it flashes and emits strange noises. “They’re here,” she says, referring to her friends, “the lost people.” Now Griffin has some solid reasons to feel worried, especially after noticing objects moving around the house of their own accord and discovering a box full of scary clown dolls stashed in a storage space. His parents just attribute these trepidations to his chronic anxiety and it isn’t until the next night when they’re out to dinner at a neighbor’s house that they discover some disturbing information regarding their new home that sends them rushing back to check on the kids.
By the time they arrive, Griffin and Kendra have suffered supernatural attacks and Maddy has vanished completely. At their wit’s end, Amy and Eric decide to seek guidance from Dr. Claire Powell (Jane Adams) from the Department of Paranormal Research at Amy’s former university. Powell agrees to assist, bringing in her staff to wire the Bowen’s home with video cameras and monitoring equipment in their search for the missing child. They soon determine that Maddy is able to speak to them through the TV set, but can’t provide any clues to her whereabouts. Powell concludes that the house is under the influence of a malevolent poltergeist that has abducted Maddy, holding her in a shadowy, in-between realm that they will have to access in order to rescue her before she disappears completely.
As the film reaches its midpoint, all of the essential elements of the original are in place and in part this satisfying continuity is attributable to a screen story again written by Spielberg. In scripting the remake, David Lindsay-Abaire hews closely to the earlier template, replicating some key scenes with more contemporary flair while ratcheting up the pacing by cutting 20 minutes off the running time. Updating the spiritual medium character with hardbitten reality TV host Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris), an Indiana Jones-style ghostbuster, provides a recognizable pop-culture reference, blowing away the musty cobwebs of stereotypically aloof psychics.
Although Rockwell appears capable of holding the Bowens together in the face of financial and personal peril, it’s a rather under-written part that lacks the frequent character tics he’s exploited more memorably in smaller-scale films. DeWitt is the predictably supportive emotional core of the family, eventually driven to extremes by her daughter’s predicament. In a substantial role for a young actor, Catlett favorably impresses with his comprehensive grasp of Griffin’s neuroses and his determination to face them head-on in several pivotal scenes.
The integration of notably naturalistic visual effects with the digital filmmaking is frequently almost seamless, until the plot shifts into an entirely supernatural realm during the final attempt to retrieve Maddy. Kenan’s overall improvements to the movie’s visual style aren’t only attributable to advances in technology and a 3D update, however. While Hooper favored shock value and jump scares, Kenan and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe construct far more fluid sequences as the camera glides and hovers over its subjects, reserving the most impactful shots for the climactic scenes, particularly a concluding sequence that’s particularly thrilling.
Production companies: Fox 2000 Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ghost House Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements
Director: Gil Kenan
Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire
Producers: Sam Raimi, Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee, Robert G. Tapert
Executive producers: J.R. Young, John Powers Middleton, Becki Cross Trujillo, Audrey Chon
Director of photography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Production designer: Kalina Ivanov
Costume designer: Delphine White
Editors: Jeff Betancourt, Bob Murawski
Music: Marc Streitenfeld
Casting directors: Scot Boland, Victoria Burrows
Rated PG-13, 93 minutes
Pixels Official International Trailer #2 (2015) – Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage Movie HD
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Levi Miller star in PAN, in theaters October 9th!
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.
Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) as Mary.
Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.
Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, “Pan,” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on October 9, 2015.