Dustin HOFFMAN & Jack BLACK

May 15 Hoffman, who eagerly volunteered to serve as photo assistant, helped shed some light on his Kung Fu Panda costar on the Carlton hotel’s balcony. “How would I describe Cannes?” Black mused to PEOPLE. “Like the Sundance [Film] Festival let loose in Vegas.”

Goldie HAWN

May 17 The actress got some help in the rain while exiting the Palm Beach Casino, where she attended the Partouche Charity Poker Festival. Despite donning sunglasses at the table—”I need them to keep a poker face,” she said. “My eyes are the window to my soul, and I can’t lie!”—Hawn lost out to Woody Harrelson.

Penélope CRUZ

May 18 The day after the premiere of her film, Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Penélope Cruz sampled a local delicacy—french fries!—before leaving her Hotel Martinez suite for Madrid to film Broken Embraces. “I like coming here for a couple of days,” she said. “I have good memories from the festival.”

Harrison FORD & Shia LABEOUF

May 16 Ford and his Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull costar enjoy some downtime at Nikki Beach two days before their film’s world premiere. “I taught him how to act,” Ford joked of his costar, before adding, “He taught me. He was an enormous pleasure to be around.”

Paz VEGA

May 18 The Spanish star of Jada Pinkett Smith’s directorial debut, The Human Contract, got not one but two escorts to the Indiana Jones premiere, including husband Orson Salazar (left).

Gillian ANDERSON

May 15 Gillian Anderson, star of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, prepped for a night out. “Half the paparazzi don’t recognize me with long hair,” she said, “so it feels like a vacation!”

Petra NEMCOVA

May 17 The model and tsunami survivor set sail at Nikki Beach. How did she convince pals Bono and Sean Penn to lend support in her documentary Love Evolution? “We talk the same language of love,” she said.

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