The only reason I'm even mentioning the birth of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in Namibia yesterday, is because with the joyous event now behind them, the couple will soon be starting work on two films that have been eagerly awaiting their skills as actors. Hopefully... things will be ready to roll soon.
For Jolie it's Sin City 2, while Pitt gets in gear for Ocean's Thirteen...Of course, I wish the new family trio nothing but a lifetime of health and happiness... As it turns out though, Pitt's a double winner, first a new child, and now comes word that he's won an award as well...
...Yes the granddaddy of all film festivals, the Cannes Film Festival, wrapped up last night with a panel of judges from across the globe picking the cream of the crop.
Variety's Todd McCarthy and Justin Chang gives us the lowdown on all of the big winners:
British director Ken Loach's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," a saga set amid Ireland's struggle for independence in the early 1920s, won top honors Sunday in an unanimous vote at the Cannes Film Festival.
It was the first time veteran filmmaker Loach won the main prize after seven earlier entries in the main competition at the world's most prestigious film festival...
For more, click here...including the complete list of all of the winners for 2006.
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Memorial Day 2006