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Cannes: Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes a Surprise Showing at Charles Finch’s Hotel du Cap Bash

Though most of the guests at Charles Finch’s annual cocktail party at the Hotel du Cap were dressed to the nines, Arnold Schwarzenegger was sporting a decidedly more casual look.

Wearing Adidas sneakers and holding an iPad in one hand and a cigar in the other, the former California governor and sometime action star made a surprise visit when he waltzed into the party right before Finch’s 9th Annual Filmmakers dinner with Jaeger LeCoultre began. The guest list was that typical European mix of billionaires (Paul Allen), models (Coco Rocha) and actors (Adrien Brody).

Everyone wanted to...
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First trailer for ‘Whitney Can I Be Me’ is an emotional journey of the life of an icon

Author: Zehra Phelan

A legend in her own right, Whitney Houston simply was the princess of pop, but we are all aware the trappings of fame ended her career and her life way before her time. To celebrate her life, a new documentary will be released called Whitney Can I Be Me which you can watch the first trailer for below.

The trailer for Whitney Can I Be Me is a melancholy affair as it takes us on a less than two minute journey of her life as a young, fresh faced talent all the way up until the height o her legendary fame. Accompanied by the one song that will be tied to her memory (even if it was a cover), I will always love you, people from her world of fame and celebrity and even herself, narrate the trailer with their own memories in describing her life and talent.
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Meet Charles Finch, the Ultimate Cannes Party Host You Need to Know

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As the sun sets on May 19, Charles Finch will stand on the terrace of the Hotel du Cap and gaze across its iconic infinity pool. But as one of Cannes' (and Hollywood's) most prominent hosts, he can't afford to get mesmerized by the fest's twinkling lights — there are hands to shake, photos to take, conversations to lubricate.

Finch, likely clad in a classic navy suit and white shirt, will be hosting his third annual dinner at the du Cap — and debuting the third series of photos in "The Art of Behind the Scenes," a traveling exhibit...
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Whitney Houston doc 'Can I Be Me' gets UK deal

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Exclusive: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.

Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me has been picked up by UK documentary specialists Dogwoof for release in early summer 2017.

Co-directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, the film is set to have its world premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival next month.

Featuring new footage and live recordings, the documentary chronicles the life of American pop princess Houston, one of the best-selling artists of all time, who died suddenly at the age of 48 in 2012.

Alongside her glittering music career, she also had roles in films including The Bodyguard and The Preacher’s Wife.

Dogwoof struck the deal with Us outfit Content Media, which is representing world sales.

Broomfield’s Lafayette Films produced the feature with Marc Hoeferlin. Executive producers were John Battsek, Shani Hinton, Charles Finch, Ben Silverman and Patrick Holland.

Us TV network Showtime holds North American distribution
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Content Media acquires 'Whitney Can I Be Me'

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Documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The company has come on board to handle worldwide sales on the latest documentary from Nick Broomfield, who directed with Rudi Dolezal

The filmmakers use previously unseen footage and recordings Whitney Can I Be Me to to recount the life and tragic death of the late music superstar Whitney Houston through those closest to her.

According to band members, “Can I Be Me” was her most used expression, so much so they sampled it and would play it at the start of rehearsals.

Broomfield produced through his Lafayette Films with Marc Hoeferlin. John Battsek, Shani Hinton, Charles Finch, Ben Silverman and the BBC’s Patrick Holland serve as executive producers.

Showtime and BBC Two financed the feature and own North American rights and UK rights (TV), respectively.

“We are excited to be working on Nick’s hard-hitting and revealing first ever film about Whitney Houston that will certainly
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Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More

Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More
There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.

Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.

Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:

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Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:

Progress, not politics, was what
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Kristen Stewart, Emilia Clarke, Julianne Moore Talk Chanel Pieces and Oscars Predictions

Kristen Stewart, Emilia Clarke, Julianne Moore Talk Chanel Pieces and Oscars Predictions
“It’s Chanel, and it’s (Charles) Finch — how are you going to say ‘no’ to that?” exclaimed “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, clad in a short-sleeved black toile dress, on her way inside the eighth annual Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner held on Oscars eve at Madeo restaurant.

There, Clarke joined a starry assembly of fashion trendsetters, including Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Diane Kruger, Pharrell Williams, Dakota Fanning, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne and Brie Larson, for some delectable Italian dishes, Oscars discussions and divulgences about when their love affairs with the famous French brand began.

“There’s this Chanel handbag that was the first (Chanel) thing I bought myself,” recalled Clarke, also a longtime fan of the fragrance. “I wore Coco Mademoiselle genuinely my entire life! As soon as it came out, and I just kept replacing it — it’s just having the bottles and the branding!
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See a Younger Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and More in Vintage Photos from BAFTA's Exclusive Pre-Awards Party

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See a Younger Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and More in Vintage Photos from BAFTA's Exclusive Pre-Awards Party
The top British movie awards, the BAFTAs, may celebrate screen stars for their accomplishments, but the real party happens the night before. On the eve of the big bash, party host, entrepreneur and talent agent Charles Finch has been known to bring together the movie season's biggest movers and shakers in what has become a BAFTA tradition for nearly two decades: a party to help kick off the festivities. And over the years, the best of Hollywood has turned up to relax, raise their glasses and gear up for the big night. Now, Finch has brought it all together in
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See a Younger Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and More in Vintage Photos from BAFTA's Exclusive Pre-Awards Party

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See a Younger Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and More in Vintage Photos from BAFTA's Exclusive Pre-Awards Party
The top British movie awards, the BAFTAs, may celebrate screen stars for their accomplishments, but the real party happens the night before. On the eve of the big bash, party host, entrepreneur and talent agent Charles Finch has been known to bring together the movie season's biggest movers and shakers in what has become a BAFTA tradition for nearly two decades: a party to help kick off the festivities. And over the years, the best of Hollywood has turned up to relax, raise their glasses and gear up for the big night. Now, Finch has brought it all together in
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‘Lady in the Death House’ isn’t terrible, but doesn’t earn a ‘get out of jail’ card

Lady in the Death House

Written by Harry O. Hoyt

Directed by Steve Sekely

U.S.A., 1944

Surrounded by friends and colleagues and sharing drinks, psychologist and criminologist Charles Finch (Lionel Atwill) shares his thoughts on a recent adventure that involved two lovers, the brilliant Dr. Dwight ‘Brad’ Bradley and state attorney’s secretary, Mary Kirk Logan (Jean Parker). The two met at a party one night but, unbeknownst to most, Mary and her younger sister Suzy (Marcia Mae Jones) owe a gangster a lot of money in a dirty blackmailing scheme. On the night when the thug comes to Mary’s apartment for a large payment, he is somehow murdered by a nasty thump on the head, despite that Mary had locked herself in her room. Now the dishevelled woman is guilty of killing the loan shark and awaiting the electric chair…with Brad being the state executioner! Finch
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The Hot Oscars Parties You May Have Missed

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The Hot Oscars Parties You May Have Missed
The Oscars party doesn't wait for Sunday to start! Last weekend, Julianne Moore and Olivia Munn caught up at the Still Alice and Grey Goose bash, and Matt Bomer and Chris Pine teased everyone with their hot looks at Armani and Cate Blanchett's event. Over at the Chanel and Charles Finch dinner, Kristen Stewart went all-out glam, and Keira Knightley had that pregnancy glow next to her husband, James Righton. Earlier last week, Leonardo DiCaprio chatted up Oprah Winfrey at an event for the documentary Virunga, and Nicole Kidman and Chris Evans hit up the Gold Meets Golden bash. Other star-studded fêtes have brought together dynamic duos like Kate Hudson and Gladys Knight, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard, and Zoe Saldana and Rosario Dawson - and this all happened before the big show!
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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Attend Pre-Oscars Party Together—Could the Pair Be Dating?

Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Attend Pre-Oscars Party Together—Could the Pair Be Dating?
If you're going to step out together, you may just be linked together. Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz got fans talking over the weekend when they arrives at Charles Finch and Chanel's seventh annual pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills. Wearing a blue suit without a tie, the Star Trek star stayed close to Kravitz as they entered the restaurant. They later mingled with fellow guests including Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart. But before we proclaim these two a new item, a source assured to E! News Monday afternoon that "they are good friends." Another source added, "Zoë and Chris have known each other for a few years. They get along...
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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Step Out on Oscars Weekend

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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Step Out on Oscars Weekend
Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz stepped out together on Oscars weekend. The pair arrived at Charles Finch and Chanel's seventh annual pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills together on Saturday. There, they mingled with fellow guests including Mick Jagger, Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain. The Star Trek star, 34, and Divergent's Kravitz, 26, sparked romance rumors last fall, when they hit a Coldplay concert together. Recently, they partied together at Tao Nightclub at Sundance. Kravitz's most recent high-profile romance was with former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley. The pair were first linked in the summer of 2011 but split two years later,
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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Step Out on Oscars Weekend

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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Step Out on Oscars Weekend
Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz stepped out together on Oscars weekend. The pair arrived at Charles Finch and Chanel's seventh annual pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills together on Saturday. There, they mingled with fellow guests including Mick Jagger, Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain. The Star Trek star, 34, and Divergent's Kravitz, 26, sparked romance rumors last fall, when they hit a Coldplay concert together. Recently, they partied together at Tao Nightclub at Sundance. Kravitz's most recent high-profile romance was with former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley. The pair were first linked in the summer of 2011 but split two years later,
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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Get Cozy at Chanel Bash

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Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz Get Cozy at Chanel Bash
Are things between Chris Pine and Zoë Kravitz getting serious? The pair arrived at Charles Finch and Chanel's seventh annual pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills together on Saturday. There, they mingled with fellow guests including Mick Jagger, Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain. The Star Trek star, 34, and Divergent's Kravitz, 26, sparked romance rumors last fall, when they hit a Coldplay concert together. Recently, they partied together at Tao Nightclub at Sundance. Kravitz's most recent high-profile romance was with former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley. The pair were first linked in the summer of 2011 but split two years later,
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Keira Knightley Flaunts Baby Bump at Pre-Oscar Bash

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Keira Knightley has finally popped! The "Imitation Game" star hit the red carpet on Saturday night at Chanel and Charles Finch's Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant, where she put her growing baby bump on display in a cute black and white tiered dress. With husband James Righton by her side, the mom-to-be proudly showed off her belly at one of her last stops before Sunday night's big awards show. But Keira wasn't the only stylish star to be found at the event. As the face of the brand, Kristen Stewart looked gorgeous in Chanel at the party as well, matching Keira in another black and white dress. Other celebs in the house included Stewart's "Still Alice" costar Julianne Moore, "Mad Men" star January Jones, Jessica Chastain, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Chris Pine, Matt Bomer and more. Check out all the star sightings above -- and be
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BAFTA: London Crawling With Major Rise In Parties & Events As Awards Near

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BAFTA: London Crawling With Major Rise In Parties & Events As Awards Near
Awards season takes its annual sojourn to London this week for the Ee British Academy Film Awards, the last big chance for nominees to rub shoulders and be seen ahead of Oscar ballots closing on February 17. With a 500-member overlap between BAFTA and AMPAS, there are plenty of hearts and minds to be won, and BAFTA’s increased importance in its own right ensures a roster of peripheral events bringing more glitz than ever before.

Among the notable happenings this year are Vanity Fair planting a BAFTA fête flag for the first time — in association with Working Title — while Prince William and wife Kate are lending Kensington Palace to the nominees cocktail on Saturday. Universal is also hosting a party and The Weinstein Co bash is one of the hottest post-show tickets on Sunday.

But the schmoozing already kicked off last night with BAFTA’s new Film Gala Dinner, in
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Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Parties in Hollywood, Stars in New Film For Mulberry

Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Parties in Hollywood, Stars in New Film For Mulberry
Cressida Bonas may have dated Prince Harry, but she certainly doesn't seem like the type to play naked pool. The British beauty hit Hollywood this weekend for some Golden Globe parties. On Friday night, she was among the guests at Charles Finch's pre-awards party at Chateau Marmont with Mulberry. The evening included a sneak peek at the British fashion house's upcoming film for its next spring and summer colleciton starring Bonas and Pride actor Freddie Fox. In the 30-second clip, according to one party-goer, "Cressida sort of is just dancing around in a field and then she is in a mansion…She and Freddie share a sexy glance." "Mulberry saw Cressida's final dance...
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center Name Lisandro Alonso as Their Filmmaker in Residence

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Name Lisandro Alonso as Their Filmmaker in Residence
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed award-winning Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso as their 2014 Filmmaker in Residence. The announcement took place last night at a dinner in New York co-hosted by Charles Finch, Lesli Klainberg, Bennett Miller, Todd Solondz, and Lisa Cortes. Last year the role was held by director Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank," "Wuthering Heights"), who utilized the post to develop her next film "American Honey" and work within the local community, speaking at New York Film Festival panels and nearby high schools. Read More: Here's Why This Was the Best Cannes Film Festival in Years Alonso's work had been described as minimalist comparable to Tarkovsky blending documentary and film. Alonso has directed five features, including "La Libertad" (2001), "Los Muertos" (2004), "Fantasma" (2006), and "Liverpool" (2008). This year he debuted his most recent,...
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