CLINT EASTWOOD’S DAUGHTER DESTROYS HERMES BIRKIN BAG for ART’S SAKE?

For her mother’s reality TV show, daughter Francesca decides this needed to be done.  She does this with her boyfriend Tyler Shields for art, but it seems to be more of a publicity stunt for the show.  What does this say about our contemporary culture?

Below is their statement about it.  You can also hit the jump to see more pics.

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SOI TV ROLLS OUT IN MIAMI [INTERACTIVE LATINO SOCIAL TELEVISION]

This just rolled out of Miami about two weeks ago.  Pretty interesting, have you heard of this or used it yet?

SOI TV broadcasts recorded shows, live programs and Opiniario, an original format that is focused on the dialogue with its audience around the latest trending topics and news. SOI also features entertainment shows from all over Latin America, interactive telenovelas, among others. 

During live and recorded shows, virtual polls and graphics are broadcast with social media (twitter and facebook) data feeds, with updated real-time information.Latin Social Media

VAN JONES on THE WAR ROOM w/ JENNIFER GRANHOLM: DISCUSSES NEXT GENERATION OF VOTERS [VIDEO]

Rebuild the Dreams’ Van Jones gets on the The War Room’s web exclusive “Extra” to discuss how the next generation needs to be as active at the polls as they are at the protests.  He says some motivating factors should be the Trayvon Martin incident, student loans, Keystone XL and more.  Check out the video to see some of his other points for the younger voters.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN JOINS CNN

Bourdain will host a weekend show dedicated to food/travel.  What CNN had to say about it:

“For more than a decade, Anthony Bourdain has been a trailblazer in educating Americans about different cuisines and cultures around the world, as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends ranging from the rise of celebrity chefs to the impact of fast food chains to the spread of vegetarianism and veganism,” said Whitaker. “Examining the world through the prism of Tony’s unique expertise and passions continues CNN’s long-standing commitment to international reporting and to promoting global understanding.”

KANYE WEST’S SEVEN-SCREEN PYRAMID IN CANNES by OMA

As you may have gathered from our previous coverage, a temporary pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated for the screening of Kanye West’s debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu of OMA, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema designed by West’s creative team, Donda.

The pavilion is designed to immerse the audience in a space defined by seven screens of cinematic proportions (17′ x 17′, 17′x30”). Shot with a custom seven-camera rig in Qatar, Cruel Summer was envisioned for this space as a constellation of projections that wrap around the audience.

Located along Palm Beach, the pyramid’s canopy is hemmed to open up a panoramic backdrop of Cannes and the Mediterranean while creating an effect of levitation above the red carpet. Filmgoers ascend into the pyramid along a continuous red carpet that widens into the 200 seat auditorium.

The pyramid was open for two days of public screenings on May 24 and 25.

Photography: Philippe Ruault c/o HighSnobiety

Hit the jump to see the detailed pics of the structure.

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THIS WEEKEND: STREET FOOD CINEMA w/ NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE

Saturday in Exposition Park there will be plenty of food trucks (including Kogi, Munchie Machine, Don Chow’s and more) and a showing of cult favorite Napolean Dynamite.  There will also be live music presented by the Viper Room.  Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 8:30pm.  For more info go here.

 

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS FROM CANNES w/ BRAD PITT & ANURAG KASHYAP

A few highlights from today’s action.  You can hear how Brad Pitt would rather play a brutal killer in a film like Killing Them Softly than a racist and also hear from director Anurag Kashyap touching on how the landscape of Indian films is changing as he was present to show his film The Gangs of Wasseypur.  Read the full recaps here.