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Famed Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola thought he’d made an offer that wouldn’t be refused. He was wrong.

Coppola and director daughter Sofia Coppola wanted to eat at their favorite Italian restaurant near Cannes last night. They showed up at Michelangelo in Antibes. And were turned away.

Apparently the Coppolas don’t read this column. If they had, they’d have known that Universal Pictures was throwing a private dinner for the cast of Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood.”

Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and producer Brian Grazer were already showing up at the hot eatery when Coppola called to say he was coming. But “The Godfather” was told to come another night.

I hope the owner doesn’t wind up with a fish head in his bed tomorrow.

But that’s the way it is in Cannes as the 2010 festival revs up and A listers of all magnitudes start arriving and needing attention.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
3 replies to this post
  1. possibly it is just me nevertheless, I dont get it. I’m sorry? is the lesson of this story? can somebody please describe it to me. Possibly it is my bleeched hair kicking in but i am a bit befuddled as to the line of reasoning? thanx

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