Friday, July 12, 2024

Cannes: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Get Police Escort for Dinner Date


Cannes is still rocking even its last few days.

Last night. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, on a dinner date in Antibes at the famed Michelangelo restaurant, got a local police escort as they left the restaurant. I saw it myself and it was quite a production. Not one but two large dark SUVs pulled into the restaurant’s walkway and scooped up the couple and their entourage of about ten people.

Inside Michelangelo, Perry and Bloom dined at one table privately, and their posse of publicists etc. at another.

Outside a local police car pulled up behind their convoy to protect them from extremely benign photographers. There was no wiggle room anyway between the cars and the restaurant entrance, but it was just for good measure. Then off they all sped toward the Hotel du Cap, where Katy will sing Thursday night at a charity event.

“Just five songs and that’s enough,” she joked.

At the amFAR event, Kevin Spacey will take the place of the ousted Sharon Stone as emcee of the annual auction. Spacey will perform his comedy-singing act in which he impersonates Bill Clinton, Christopher Walken, Johnny Carson and Bobby Darin.

Meantime, at another table in the restaurant, one of the Kardashian family in laws sat with 10 guests but there was no interaction with Bloom and Perry.

Michelangelo restaurant has gotten so hot that they’ve already opened an outpost in New York’s Soho under the name Mamo, and will open in Paris this fall. Regulars include Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Roger Friedman
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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