Best of the Cannes Film Fest
THE NIGHT IS THEIRS
Eva Mendes kicks the evening off on a light note, keeping her We Own the Night costar Joaquin Phoenix thoroughly amused during a cocktail party Friday following their film's premiere.
It's time for a toast! The Ocean's Thirteen crew – (from left) a svelte George Clooney, Matt Damon (with wife Luciana) and Ellen Barkin – raise their glasses following their film's Thursday premiere.
Rose McGowan grabs hold of a cowboy, her Death Proof director Robert Rodriguez, during the premiere their film at the festival on Tuesday. While the pair has been stuck on each other all week, McGowan demurred when asked about their relationship, telling PEOPLE: "He's my best friend."
Never one to shy away from adventure, Michelle Rodriguez chills out during her Cannes trip with a dip at the Hotel du Cap's Eden Roc "beach" on Friday.
'OCEAN' OF LOVE
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (in Ungaro haute couture) make another stunning appearance on the red carpet for the world premiere of Ocean's Thirteen on Thursday.
George Clooney does a good deed at Cannes: He put himself on the auction block during amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2007 benefit event in Mougins, France, on Wednesday. For $350,000, the highest bidder got to publicly smooch PEOPLE's Sexiest Man.
Also at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala: Mischa Barton, who looks like quite the fashion butterfly in her Dior by John Galliano gown on Wednesday. The star-studded benefit also attracted celebs from Kylie Minogue to Eva Mendes.
Entourage cast mates – (from left) Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly and Adrian Grenier – go on a road trip overseas Wednesday, where the gang will be filming for their new season.
The cast of Death Proof – (from left) Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Zoe Bell and Rosario Dawson – enjoy a love affair with the French Riviera while premiering their film on Tuesday.
ALL ABOUT EVA
After celebrating Chanel with pal Jessica Alba, We Own the Night star Eva Mendes kicks off the De Grisogono Party and Pass Buffet at the Hotel Du Cap on Tuesday.
CANNES' ROYAL COUPLE
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stop red-carpet traffic with their arrival at the premiere of A Mighty Heart, based on the book about journalist Daniel Pearl's terrorist killing. Jolie plays his widow, Mariane, who also attended the fest. "I was very, very nervous to get it right," she told reporters.
REPORTING FOR DUTY
Jessica Simpson shows big enthusiasm about her new project – Major Movie Star – at a promotional party in Cannes on May 18. In the comedy, which begins shooting in June, Simpson will play a down-on-her-luck actress who enlists in the Marines.
Crooner Norah Jones has it made with a man in shades: Jude Law. The My Blueberry Nights costars teamed up for their premiere on May 16 – the fest's opening night.
Pamela Anderson gives a Baywatch replay, getting bikini-ready during a shoot with fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth in the French Riviera. The actress made it to Cannes for just one day to promote her film Blonde amp Blonder.
Actresses Gong Li and Kerry Washington prove that international beauty is a Cannes staple at the May 16 opening ceremony for the film festival, which is celebrating its 60th year.
Kid Rock and his barefoot model girlfriend May Andersen show off some unusual fashion May 19 at the Eden Rock Hotel in Cannes, where they've been enjoying the night life.
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo, who's wife Sunrise Coigney is expecting their third child, joke around during a photo call (on May 17) for their serial killer film Zodiac, which is in competition.
Mischa Barton horses around on a Segway with fashion designer Roberto Cavalli on May 20. The actress is set to appear in St Trinian's, a remake of the British film about a school of unruly girls.
Who's causing all the buzz at this year? Why, Jerry Seinfeld, of course, pulling out all the stops while promoting his upcoming animated film Bee Movie with costar Chris Rock.