Kind, warm, witty — "the have a drink with me & hash it out" 007. Roger Moore, who died at 89 after a short battle with cancer, was remembered Tuesday on social media by friends, fans and, of course, Aston Martin, whose cars have been a James Bond staple.
"Oh no. As if today wasn't already sad enough," Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter, presumably referring to the Monday night bombing at Manchester Arena in Britain. "RIP Sir Roger Moore, 89. A wonderful actor & lovely man."
As Cannes Film Festival attendees carried on their work with a heavy heart Tuesday, the Manchester bombing has also had an effect on at least one studio's marketing plans.
Focus Features has decided to postpone the trailer launch of "Victoria and Abdul" -- a fact-based drama about a Muslim Indian immigrant to England who becomes a close confidante to Queen Victoria -- in the wake of the attack.
The Universal subsidiary was set to release a tease to the poster Tuesday and a video trailer Wednesday.
James Corden reached out to Manchester, England, lon Monday night after taping "The Late Late Show," calling the city "a place full of comedies and curries and character."
Nothing but serious, Corden said: "When I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there, and I'm telling you, a more tightknit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core."
He predicted the people of Manchester would become even stronger after the bombing, which police say was carried out by a lone male bomber who died at the scene. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the 70th Festival de Cannes observed a moment of silence in solidarity with the victims of Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.
Earlier that morning, the festival had issued a news release expressing “its horror, anger and immense sadness,” and described the incident as “yet another attack on culture, youth and joyfulness, on our freedom, generosity and tolerance, all things that the Festival and those who make it possible — the artists, professionals and spectators — hold dear.”
With that statement came the implicit acknowledgment that such an attack could, of course, happen here in Cannes. Not that anyone needed reminding, in light of the heightened security measures up and down the Croisette: the constant presence of armed police officers, the large planters lining the streets to protect against a vehicular attack, and the metal detectors set up at every entrance to the Palais des Festivals.
There is much confusion in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack that left 22 dead and more than 50 injured at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. And now there are doubts that Grande's "Dangerous Woman" tour will proceed as scheduled.
TMZ reported Monday night that the European tour had been suspended indefinitely, citing anonymous sources connected to Grande who was reportedly "in hysterics" after the concert attack.
Tuesday morning, CNN also reported the tour's suspension, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.
I realize that any actress over 40 has a hard time finding roles. As you get older, it doesn't matter how you look -- people think of you as your age. And you know the way the business is -- it's still sexist to the extent that you can have Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson or Robert Redford, all of whom are in their 50s, playing romantic leading men. But I don't see too many women in their 50s -- not even Jane Fonda anymore."