This week in entertainment

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70th Cannes Film Festival - Cinema Masterclass - Cannes

Clint Eastwood does not rule out a return to Westerns Clint Eastwood has not ruled out making another Western, he said Saturday as he presented a 25th anniversary restored copy of “Unforgiven” at the Cannes Film Festival. “When I read the [“Unforgiven”] script 25 years ago, I always thought that this would be a good last Western for me to do,” said the 86-year-old actor and director. Moment of truth for Cosby as jury selection for sex assault trial begins About 100 potential jurors were due in a Pennsylvania courthouse Monday where a judge will begin selecting the panel for the rape trial of Bill Cosby, a comedian best known as America’s favorite TV dad before dozens of women accused him of sex abuse. Cosby built a long career with a family-friendly style of comedy that peaked when he played the father character, Heathcliff Huxtable, in the 1980s television hit “The Cosby Show.” His reputation began to crumble amid a series of lawsuits and allegations charging him with drugging and sexually assaulting women in incidents dating back a half-century. ‘Alien: Covenant’ slides past ‘Guardians 2’ to win weekend with $36 million As this weekend approached, the question lingered if “Alien: Covenant” would be able to unseat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” from the top spot at the domestic box office. Now, we have an answer. As of Sunday morning, “Covenant,” from 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions, looks to be the winner with a three-day estimate of $36 million from 3,761 locations. That’s just above Disney’s “Guardians” sequel which is raking in an additional $35.3 million from 4,347 spots. The superhero sequel is seeing only a 46 percent drop from last weekend, and its total domestic earnings now exceed $300 million. Royal sister-in-law Pippa takes spotlight in star-studded British wedding Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, was married in a small English country church on Saturday surrounded by royals and celebrities, but those hoping for a dash of Hollywood were left in the cold. The event had been at risk of being overshadowed by the most high-profile appearance yet of Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle. But the actress failed to appear before cameras. Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele’s previous record of 12 awards in 2012. “I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you’ll be back to get the record back,” the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas. Meet the Meyerowitzs: Hoffman, Stiller and Sandler seek highbrow laughs Ben Stiller once again plays Dustin Hoffman’s son, this time alongside Adam Sandler in an intellectual comedy that Hoffman hopes audiences will find funny rather than just “interesting.” “The Meyerowitz Stories,” which screened at Cannes on Sunday, is written and directed by Noah Baumbach, whose dialog-heavy New York movies are often compared to mid-career Woody Allen. This is no “Meet the Fockers.” Bourgeois art world skewered in Cannes movie ‘The Square’ A sumptuous Stockholm museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art is at the center of “The Square,” a Palme d’Or nominee at Cannes which switches between surrealism, comedy of manners, thriller and social commentary. As the museum’s handsome and successful but flawed curator searches for his stolen mobile phone, the story goes off into wild directions that even the director admitted he struggled to make jell. No spoilers! ‘Twin Peaks’ premiere urges guests to keep secret As co-creator David Lynch introduced the first screening of his much-anticipated revival of the 1990s TV series “Twin Peaks,” he evoked the image of the tall green Douglas fir trees that came to define the mysterious small town setting of his show. “Douglas firs are beautiful trees and if we’re very quiet, we can hear the rustling needles as we move through the forest, getting closer and closer and now we’re here,” Lynch told an audience late on Friday, embracing his penchant for being enigmatic. Rovio aims to release Angry Birds movie sequel in 2019 Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment has decided to proceed with plans for a sequel to its “Angry Birds” movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019. “The Angry Birds Movie 2” will be produced with Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures, Rovio said. ‘The Artist’ director provokes Godard fans at Cannes with sacrilegious biopic A biopic at Cannes about Jean-Luc Godard, the closest thing French cinema has to a living god, might be expected to be worthy and respectful, but “Redoubtable” is anything but — portraying the director as a childish, spiteful bore. After scooping Oscars in 2012 for his silent movie pastiche “The Artist,” Michel Hazanavicius has provoked disciples of Godard, the darling of art-house cinema since New Wave classics such as 1960’s “Breathless” who is still making challenging avant-garde films.