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Entertainment Express: Jay Z & Beyonce, Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cervantes

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* After a bunch of rumours, it’s now been officially confirmed that Beyonce and partner-in-crime Jay Z will, in fact, be touring together. The title of the tour, On the Run, harks back to their 03′ Bonnie & Clyde track (which almost counts as their first single released together, except anything Bey released prior to Crazy in Love was as part of Destiny’s Child). Tickets go on sale on Tuesday.

* The Cannes Film Festival has announced its jury members – the film folk who’ll be deciding which movie screened in competition this year will be given the Palme d’Or main prize. The likes of Sophia Coppola, Nicolas Winding-Refn (Drive director), and Gael Garcia Bernal will make up the nine-member jury that will help this year’s president Jane Campion make the decision.

* Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct Roald Dahl’s classic, BFG, adding this project to his schedule of filming the cold war spy thriller he has coming up with Tom Hanks, writing the Goonies sequel, and helping USC open a new genocide study centre.

* She’s done much to sell Manolo Blahniks and raised the profile of Cosmopolitans so it’s only fitting then that Sarah Jessica Parker should receive an international advertising award. This will happen next month when the Sex and the City star will be given the first Honorary Image Award at the Clio Awards in New York, for her creative contribution to the world, over and above rocking a tutu dress like no-one else. 

* Spain is looking to right a wrong done almost four centuries ago, when its most celebrated author was buried poor and alone. Forensic scientists have begun to look for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes, convinced they still lie near a convent in Madrid’s Literary Quarter. The aim is to re-bury the Don Quixote author, who, like many artists, only became celebrated after his death. Better late than never, I guess?

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