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Director Asia Argento attends the 'Misunderstood' (Incompressa) premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Report: Police Probing Asia Argento Case After Statutory Rape Claims

Detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department intend to contact actor James Bennett following a New York Times report that actress Asia Argento settled a complaint with him after he claimed that she sexually assaulted him when he was 17-years-old and she was 37.

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Alleged Bomb Scare Delays Cannes Film Screening

CANNES, France (AP) — A bomb scare has caused the Cannes Film Festival to briefly evacuate the Debussy theater before the first screening of director Michel Hazanavicius’ movie “Redoubtable,” a film in competition for the Palme d’Or prize.

Picture taken on September 5, 1972 shows a Palestinian guerilla member (C) appearing on the balcony of the Israeli house watching an official (L) at the Munich Olympic village.

French Jews Oppose Cannes Film Defending Munich Terrorists

The Times of Israel reports: The umbrella group of French Jewish communities objected to the planned marketing at Cannes of a film it said falsely blames German security forces for the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes held hostage by Palestinian

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Security Pumped Up at Cannes Film Festival After Charlie Hebdo Shootings

“When Cannes rolls out the red carpet May 13, it will also be on red alert,” quips the Hollywood Reporter. Security will be greatly heightened at the legendary film festival, not due to any specific threat, but because of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, and what the Reporter confusingly describes as “a subsequent series of several smaller attacks against religious targets.”