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Kristen Stewart & Ava DuVernay Join Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay are heading to Cannes!

The 28-year-old actress and the 45-year-old director are the big Hollywood names joining Cote d’Azur to serve on the main competition jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival under this year’s president Cate Blanchett, THR reports.

The jury also includes Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev, French actress Léa Seydoux, Chinese star Chang Chen, French director-producer Robert Guédiguian, and Burundian singer-songwriter Khadja Nin.

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will serve as president of this year’s Un Certain Regard jury.

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-19.

Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern & Allison Janney Buddy Up at 'InStyle's Badass Women Dinner!

Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern happily get together for a photograph while attending InStyle & Brahmin’s Badass Women Dinner Celebration held on Saturday (April 14) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The three ladies were also joined by Ava DuVernay, Ellen Pompeo, Madeline Brewer, Jaya Harper, Hari Nef, Odessa Young, and InStyle‘s editor-in-chief Laura Brown at the event gathering 25 women from around the country for the first of what’s to be a series of dinners, honoring Badass Women column.

“What a privilege to be at such a beautiful table with women from multiple industries to celebrate activism and using our voices,” Laura captioned with one of her Instagram posts. “The support we all felt from each other was strong.”


FYI: Madeline is wearing the Brock Collection dress, Ivy NY earrings, La Silla heels and Jimmy Choo clutch. Hari is wearing Stella McCartney.

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Ava DuVernay Discusses Inclusion Riders at 'Queen Sugar' Panel at PaleyFest 2018

Ava DuVernay spoke about inclusiveness and inclusion riders during a Queen Sugar panel discussion at 2018 Paleyfest on Saturday afternoon (March 24) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The executive producer opened up about Frances McDormand referencing inclusion riders during her Oscars acceptance speech.

“I was overjoyed to hear Frances say that. She didn’t have to, and to utter those words on an international stage and to dig into those things that many of us have been working on for a while,” she said.

“Luckily we’re on OWN, and everything that we do, from the offices to our sets really reflects different kinds of cultures,” she said of Queen Sugar.

Pictured below: Dondre Whitfield, Rutina Wesley, Kofi Siriboe, Ava DuVernay, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Bianca Lawson and Kat Candler attend the Queen Sugar panel discussion at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday (March 24) in Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay Will Direct the DC Comics Movie 'New Gods'!

Ava DuVernay is moving into the superhero world!

Following her recent adventure across the universe, the 45-year-old filmmaker will be directing New Gods at Warner Bros, which is part of the DC Extended Universe and based on the DC Comics book series of the same name, according to Variety.

The New Gods are natives of the twin planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. New Genesis is an idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather, while Apokolips is a ruined dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits and is ruled by the tyrant Darkseid.

This is the second major superhero movie to be directed by a woman, following Patty Jenkins‘s Wonder Woman in 2017.

Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling & Storm Reid Glow at 'A Wrinkle In Time' Premiere in London!

Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid are rays of light on the premiere carpet!

The three stars were all in attendance at the European premiere of A Wrinkle in Time at BFI IMAX on Tuesday (March 13) in London, England.

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Director Ava DuVernay also looked beautiful on the blue carpet.

Co-star Reese Witherspoon and her lookalike daughter Ava Phillippe had a cute mother-daughter moment together on the carpet as well.

A Wrinkle In Time is out now in theaters.

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