Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sharon Stone Not Coming to Cannes amFAR — Says She’s “Prepping a Film”


Are Sharon Stone and amFAR on the outs again? Seems like it. Stone Tweeted yesterday

Stone has worked tirelessly for the charity. But they haven’t always treated her so well. A few years ago they really dumped her unceremoniously. I reported it and amFAR banned me too. It’s just as well. The annual Cannes dinner has gone from movie chic to Eurotrash creep, with low level models and odd types showing up to fill out the tent.

And as I reported a few weeks ago, amFAR gave a lot of money in their federal tax return to a company that not only went out of business but also almost bankrupted the city of Port St. Lucie Florida.

Stone was AWOL last year, too, which suggests that the deep rifts between her and the clowns at amFAR are still not healed.

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Roger Friedman
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.

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