Lots of buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival
May 10th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

Lots of buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival hasn't even started yet, but planned festivities are already making headlines.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, word out of the French Riviera is that Al Pacino will join the cast of the upcoming film " Gotti: Three Generations."

The "Godfather" star will play mobster Neil Dellacroce, a mentor to John Gotti Sr. who will be played by John Travolta.  Other cast members include Travolta's wife Kelly Preston, Lindsay Lohan and Joe Pesci.Switching from mafia to musical, THR also reports that Lady Gaga will perform a concert at Cannes.

The singer's album drops on May 23, and she is slated to perform Wednesday on the show "Le Grand Journal," whose stage will take over one of the main roads in Cannes, the Croisette.

Gaga will answer questions from the show's host and sing her single "Judas" for the festival's crowd.

As charitable as Gaga has been, she may want to enter the popular contest Cannes has brought back.

On May 13, Cannes will release via its YouTube channel an opportunity to shoot a video for a charity organization. Entrants between the ages of 18 and 28 have 48 hours to create the video and will then be tasked with pushing it viral.

The winner will receive a free trip to Cannes and the winning  video will be entered into competition for a Cannes Young Lion award.


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  1. Good Ole Boy

    Is it a girl? Lady Gaga? Is it a boy? Sir Gaga? Or both? Sir Lady Gaga? Wow! The world may never know... Anyways is she in a movie now? After all this article is about Cannes....

    May 11, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sunshine Girl *

    Isnt Cannes supposed to be movie awards? Then why all the Lady Gaga hype? So shes gonna do a concert. So what? I want to hear about movies. If I want to hear about Gaga then Ill go to a Gaga sight. Shes so over rated and over exposed its pathetic. So unless shes in a movie not interested. Shoot even if shes in a movie still not interested. You know theres a reason why they call her Lady Gag Gag or Lady Caca.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. arch

    Must be nice to be able to jet-set all over the world. It would be extremely nice if the media, including this rag were to quit reporting on this junk. The last thing any of us normal working types need in today's economy is to have to see what is going on over in Cannes with all the celebs I know it is so exciting hearing what someone had for breakfast or how someone walk on the beach and got a little sunburn! They there is the one that things she is "out of this world" with her beauty! Someone should be kind and tell her she is a skag! Who came up with that name she uses, Lady Gaga. It should be " lady of the night gag-gag"! Anytime I hear that name I want to puke. She can't sing nor can she act. I don't know what she calls what she does. The kids who are there are so stoned they don't even know when she showed up or when she left the place. It's all about, hey I saw what's her name last night at the Gizmo arena..Wow! It was so sick! So, maybe this year they will actually have some buzz. Maybe some bees will come by and stop for a visit. Otherwise it would be nice if they all would buss-off!

    May 11, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. no monsters allowed

    Her album "drops" like chunks of poop from my dog's butt! And stinks worse!

    May 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. itsame

    i would like more RELEVANT cannes info (like what films to expect) and less info on lady gaga. ifs shes performing cool, but people following cannes festival news want FILM news. Come on cnn focus..

    May 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Peace

    Come on, My thoughts, exactly!

    May 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Come on

    how did this turn into an article about Lady Gaga???

    May 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kukla Fran and Ollie

      "Shyt Cannes Film Festival". Just a bunch of goober gobblin goin on.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |

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