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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. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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