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Blake Lively Slams Rape Joke Made at Woody Allen's Expense at Cannes 2016

Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart pose for a photo together at the Cafe Society press luncheon during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 12) in Cannes, France.

The actresses were joined at the event by their co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll, as well as director Woody Allen. The night before Blake showed off her baby bump in a black dress at the opening night gala dinner, while Kristen chose to show off her toned tummy!

At the lunch, Blake slammed a rape joke that was made at Woody‘s expense during the opening ceremony. The joke was: “It’s very nice that you’ve been shooting so many movies in Europe, even if you are not being convicted for rape in the U.S.,” master of ceremonies Laurent Lafitte said during the opening gala.

“I think any jokes about rape, homophobia or Hitler is not a joke,” Blake told Variety. “I think that was a hard thing [to] swallow in 30 seconds. Film festivals are such a beautiful, respectful festivals of film and artists and to have that, it felt like it wouldn’t have happened if it was in the 1940s. I can’t imagine Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby going out and doing that. It was more disappointing for the artists in the room that someone was going up there making jokes about something that wasn’t funny.”

Blake also said she hadn’t read the piece written by Ronan Farrow about his dad.

“I came home and went to bed at whatever time we finished. I haven’t been in it, so I don’t want to speak on something I haven’t read. I think that’s dangerous. It’s definitely something that being at the festival, the media these days, you come to a film festival about film and people talk about all different types of things. You know? That can be definitely tricky to navigate, I’m sure. I don’t want to speak about something I haven’t read,” Blake said.

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Chanel top, Barri skirt, and Vans shoes at the dinner. She’s in a Cushnie et Ochs dress and Freda Salvador shoes at the luncheon. Blake is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the dinner. She’s wearing a Valentino dress and Jimmy Choo shoes at the luncheon. More Here! »

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Blake Lively & Kristen Stewart Premiere 'Cafe Society' at Cannes 2016!

Pregnant Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart arrive in style for the Cafe Society premiere and opening night gala for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on Wednesday (May 11) in Cannes, France.

Also in attendance were their co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll, and director Woody Allen.

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is just kicking off today, and will run until May 22. Stay tuned for tons of event photos throughout the next several days.

FYI: Kristen is wearing Chanel. Blake is wearing Versace with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

20+ pictures inside of Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart on the red carpet… More Here! »

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Ronan Farrow Calls Out Kristen Stewart & Many Others for Collaborating with His Dad Woody Allen

Ronan Farrow, the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has written a column for THR with regards to victims of sexual abuse and the media’s blind eye — and in it, calls out various celebrities for working with his dad, despite the allegations against him.

Back in 2014, Ronan‘s sister Dylan came forward and revealed Woody had allegedly abused her sexually when she was a child. Ronan addresses the abuse in the piece, and calls out those who collaborate with Woody while turning a blind-eye.

“But the old-school media’s slow evolution has helped to create a culture of impunity and silence. Amazon paid millions to work with Woody Allen, bankrolling a new series and film. Actors, including some I admire greatly, continue to line up to star in his movies. ‘It’s not personal,; one once told me. But it hurts my sister every time one of her heroes like Louis C.K., or a star her age, like Miley Cyrus, works with Woody Allen. Personal is exactly what it is — for my sister, and for women everywhere with allegations of sexual assault that have never been vindicated by a conviction,” Ronan wrote. “Tonight, the Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a new Woody Allen film. There will be press conferences and a red-carpet walk by my father and his wife (my sister). He’ll have his stars at his side — Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg. They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions. It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done.

“We are witnessing a sea change in how we talk about sexual assault and abuse. But there is more work to do to build a culture where women like my sister are no longer treated as if they are invisible. It’s time to ask some hard questions,” he continued. Read Ronan‘s entire piece over at THR.

Kristen Stewart & Blake Lively Kick Off Cannes At 'Cafe Society' Photo Call!

Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively strike a pose while attending their photo call for Cafe Society held during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (May 11) in Cannes, France.

The 26-year-old actress and pregnant Blake, 28, were joined by their co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll, writer-director Woody Allen and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristen Stewart

Cafe Society follows Jesse‘s Bronx-born character Bobby Dorfman as he travels to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Chanel ensemble with Christian Louboutin heels and Foundrae jewelry. Blake is wearing a Juan Carlos Obando jumpsuit and Christian Louboutin pumps.

35+ pictures inside of Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively at the 2016 Cannes Film FestivalMore Here! »

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Pregnant Blake Lively Shows Off Her Style for Cannes Day One

Blake Lively shows off her look for the first day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in this Instagram photo shared on Tuesday (May 10).

The 28-year-old pregnant actress is in town for the premiere of her movie Cafe Society and she looked super chic while doing press on day one of the festival.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Blake Lively

“#Cannes2016 fashion inspo day 1: Esmerelda,” Blake captioned the photo. Make sure to see her airport style as well!

FYI: Blake is wearing a Preen By Thornton Bregazzi dress and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.

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Kristen Stewart & Blake Lively Star in 'Cafe Society' Trailer - Watch Now!

Kristen Stewart brings her character Vonnie to life in the trailer for Woody Allen’s new film Cafe Society, set to debut on July 15 via Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.

The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Blake Lively, 28, in the film set in 1930s Hollywood.

The movie follows Jesse Eisenberg’s Bronx-born character Bobby Dorfman as he travels to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

Cafe Society will premiere on the opening night of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch the Cafe Society trailer below!


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Pregnant Blake Lively Makes Stylish Arrival in France!

Blake Lively looks super chic in her white coat and pants while making her way through the airport on Monday (May 9) in Nice, France.

The 28-year-old actress, who is pregnant with her second child, is in town to attend the premiere of her film Cafe Society during the Cannes Film Festival later this week.

Blake took to her Instagram account the day before to share her Mother’s Day present from husband Ryan Reynolds.

“Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!! Especially the two best mama’s I know– my mama and my sis @robynlively Thank you @vancityreynolds 🌷🌺🌸🌼🌻💐🌷🌸🌺💐😍 Best Mother’s Day ever,” Blake captioned the below photo of flowers.

30+ pictures inside of Blake Lively at the airport in France… More Here! »

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