Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- Kathy Griffin has been widely criticized for a gory photo shoot with Donald Trump's (fake) head
- Then she apologized
- But President Trump didn't accept Griffin's apology
- Neither did First Lady Melania Trump
- And now CNN has fired Griffin
- Lebanon has officially banned 'Wonder Woman' over star's Israeli heritage
- Olivia Newton-John has a new cancer diagnosis; her June shows are postponed
Tilda Swinton has long been a sought-after star at Cannes, not only because of her versatile talent but because she always seems to be be living smarter, easier, cooler than the rest of us.
Such qualities were on display Friday, when at a news conference for her new film "Okja"— which contains pro-organic, anti-capitalist undercurrents in its story about a lovable, genetically modified pig — she offered a prescription for Life According to Tilda. Here's her guide.
"I live outnumbered by animals. You can read them as a lesson to all of us on how to live — loyalty patience, presence, love of a good walk, catching a ball, whatever. The feeling of dedication and simplicity that animals can teach us.
"It's a very important directive at a time when capitalism is really upping its game to trick us that we are more consumers than sentient beings, more than people who love each other. We have to guard against these tricks. And I think the film offers a corrective against this trickery."
Is there a lab somewhere that can modify us all into a Swinton GMO?