Back to Basics: Sharon Stone at Cannes

Sharon Stone, voted ‘best dressed’ by Forbes,
at the Cannes premier of “Behind the Candelabra”


More than 20 years after flashing her assets at Michael Douglas in  Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone returns to watch him seduce Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra. 

The French have a strong taste for Hollywood nostalgia and went crazy at her unexpected appearance  – last year’s visit by Bruce Willis elicited a similarly rapturous response.

Wearing the colours of the Côte d’Azur, Stone was among the last to mount the red carpet – entirely alone.

Scooped! a kiss from Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin at Cannes, 2011
Jean Dujardin wows the crowd at Cannes, 2011

Somehow, I managed to steal a kiss from Jean Dujardin, who was wildly popular with the French crowd at Cannes, and wholly unknown by everyone else, back then in May 2011. Somehow, all the fuss seemed to be about Uggy, the dog, winner of that year’s Palm Dog award. Paw on the pulse, as they say…

So last night’s Best Actor Award, the first to a Frenchman, is proof that kissing as many people as possible brings you good karma, and not glandular fever, after all.