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Back in Cannes, actor Sean Penn directs again, along with daughter Dylan

He premiered in Cannes his latest film, “Flag Day,” in which he also co-stars. The lead, though, belongs to Penn’s 30-year-old daughter, Dylan Penn.

Sean Penn has been to the Cannes Film Festival about a dozen times — from bumming around with Robert De Niro in 1984 to presiding over the jury.

But his last visit was rocky. Penn’s film, 2016’s “The Last Face,” flopped with critics in way that would make some filmmakers gun shy about returning.

Penn, though, didn’t hesitate. On Saturday night, he premiered in Cannes his latest film, “Flag Day,” in which he also co-stars.

A few hours before walking down the red carpet, Penn sat comfortably in a hotel bar, excited to be back. The festival is the greatest in the world, he said. “Everyone knows it’s the big game.”

And it’s a game Penn welcomes. Cannes is worth it, even if he takes a few lumps. 

“The bad stuff, these days, I’ve been on such extreme ends on that. It’s like: whatever,” says Penn. “The thing is: I am confident that I know as much — more –about acting than almost any of these critics. And I’m very confident in the performance I’m most concerned about.”

With that, Penn raises his hand and points toward where his daughter, Dylan Penn, is sitting. Dylan, 30, is the star of “Flag Day.” She has dabbled before in acting but it’s easily her biggest role yet. In the film, adapted from Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life,” she plays Jennifer Vogel, the journalist daughter of a swindler and counterfeiter (played by Penn). 

Her father’s confidence isn’t misplaced. Dylan is natural, poised and captivating. She looks a veteran, already, which might be expected of the child of Penn and Robin Wright. And those critics? Variety said the film “reveals Dylan Penn to be a major actor.”

But for a long time, Dylan never wanted the spotlight. 

“Growing up, being surrounded by actors and being on set, it was really something that didn’t interest me at all,” Dylan says. “I always thought, and still think, my passion lies in working behind the camera. But as soon as I expressed wanting to do that kind of thing, both of my parents said separately: You won’t be a good director if you don’t know what it’s like to be in the actor’s shoes.”

Dylan is stepping forward in movies the same time her father is withdrawing. Penn, 60, is in the midst of shooting Sam Esmail’s Watergate series for Starz, with Julia Roberts. But he has recently pulled further away from Hollywood. Penn devotes more time to Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), the nonprofit he started after the 2010 earthquake to help Haitians. Haiti has this week again plunged into crisis after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, a situation Penn calls heartbreaking. 

“These people have been working so hard to bring their country up and this kind of horrible violence, cynicism — whatever my suspicions the motivation was,” he says. “I’m glad that our teams are safe for the moment, but it’s horrible.”

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During the pandemic, CORE has erected testing and vaccination sites, including one at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, and dispensed millions of shots. In movies, Penn still has a pair of upcoming roles he says he promised to do years earlier. But beyond that?

“Then I just don’t know. I’d be very surprised. I don’t think I would start a movie without knowing if it was going to be a movie. And I don’t think I’d direct something that wasn’t a movie unless it was on the Broadway stage,” he says, and then smiles. “There’s a simpler way of saying that: I’m not interested in directing for the small screen.”

Penn is increasingly at odds with Hollywood’s dominant priorities. He’s never made a franchise film. He laments Marvel movies and “how much it’s taken up the space and claimed so much time in the careers of so many talented people.” He misses cinema that isn’t “just razzle-dazzle, Cirque de Soleil movies.” 

So-called “cancel culture,” he has issues with, too. Arguing that today he wouldn’t be allowed to play gay icon Harvey Milk (2008’s “Milk”), Penn recently said that soon only Danish princes will play Hamlet. 

But his biggest gripe may be with the onset of direct-to-streaming film releases. “The way I’ve always put it is: It’s not the girl I fell in love with,” Penn says. 

MGM will release “Flag Day” theatrically Aug. 13; Penn considers himself “lucky to have a movie that’s going to be a movie.” But it took years to reach this stage. Dylan first read the book when her father optioned it when she was 15. Many possible iterations followed — Penn didn’t initially plan to direct — but the prospect of doing the film with Dylan was appealing. 

“I have always thought if she wanted to do it, I’d encourage it,” Penn says. 

For Dylan, the father-daughter relationship of “Flag Day” — Jennifer tries to help and stabilize her scamming father but also inherits some of his more destructive, conman habits — is a half-reflection of their own bond together. 

“She always strived to have this really honest, transparent relationship with her father which she never got it in return,” Dylan Penn says. “I’ve tried to have that with my dad and got it in return.” 

“It made us a lot closer than we’ve ever been,” she adds. “Of course, there were times when I talked back or had an attitude, but it was like: You can’t. This is your boss. This is work. This is not your dad right now.”

Dylan grants the experience was so satisfying that she’d like to continue acting. Her dad, she feels, may be “passing the torch a little bit,” she says. Hopper Jack Penn, her younger brother, also co-stars in the film. The rest of the cast is more veteran, including Josh Brolin and Regina King. Original songs by Cat Power, Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard contribute to the score.

But the most vibrant parts of “Flag Day” are the scenes between Dylan and her dad. 

“Dylan is — and I can say this in equal parts for my feeling about her as a person and as an actress — as uncontrived as it gets,” Penn says. “That’s a great quality to play off of.”

Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

Jessica Springsteen, Bruce’s daughter, makes US Olympic equestrian team

Jessica Springsteen will represent the U.S. in equestrian’s jumping event, riding Don Juan van de Donkhoeve.

Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, Jessica, is headed to Tokyo as part of the U.S. Olympic equestrian team. She was one of the riders named to the jumping squad.

Springsteen, 29, will ride Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion, at the Olympics. The other members of the jumping team include Kent Farrington of Wellington, Fla., Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and McClain Ward of Brewster, N.Y.

Springsteen’s official U.S. Equestrian Federation biography says she started taking riding lessons at the age of five and is now one of the top jumping athletes in the U.S. She is currently ranked third in the U.S. in jumping behind Kraut and Ward.

“She has represented the U.S. as part of FEI Nations Cup teams, including the winning teams in both Palm Beach, Fla. and Wellington, Fla., in 2020, Dublin, Ireland in 2014 and at the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain,” her USEF page says.

USA TODAY reports Springsteen was an alternate for the 2012 Olympic team and did not make the 2016 team.

Her USEF bio does not make any mention of her famous father.

Equestrian has three disciplines: jumping, dressage and eventing. Jumping is the form of equestrian most casual fans likely think about. The rider and horse are timed over a course in which the horses have to jump obstacles which can include parallel rails, triple bars, water jumps and simulated stone walls. Time penalties may be assessed if the horse and rider don’t clear the obstacle or if they skip it. The horse and rider who get through the course the fastest and with the fewest penalties wins.

Equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women will compete against each other individually on equal footing for the same medals.

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Martin Lewis verbally abused during park visit with daughter

Martin Lewis has shared an unpleasant experience involving a viewer who swore at him in front of his three-year-old daughter.

It comes after the Good Morning Britain discussed the shocking footage of Professor Chris Whitty being manhandled by a group of men in London.

Susana Reid and Martin discussed their experiences in the public eye, as the Money Saving Expert explained what he had endured when he politely declined to stop and chat to a viewer.

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He was his daughter Sapphire in the park, who was three-years-old at the time.

The man started swearing at him and even walked after him down the street when the presenter tried to move away.

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Martin said: “She was on my shoulders and I was walking along the road with her.

“A man came up to me and he says, ‘You’re the money guy, aren’t you?’ and I said, with a smile ‘Not today. I’m Daddy.’

“I’ve got my little girl and she gets very scared when people that we don’t know approach.”

The viewer said: “Well I just wanna ask you a question,” and Martin added, “I’m so sorry I’m on my way to the playground I really can’t do this right now. She gets a little bit intimidated.”

Martin added: “He started swearing at me and called me the ‘C’ word.

“I’m normally always happy to do it when people come and talk to me on the street. I always smile and answer a question unless I’m in a rush. I’m always polite but my little girl gets very scared.”

The Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident involving Professor Whitty, and said officers spoke to all those involved and took their details.

The actions of the men in the video were condemned by vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi and Labour MP Jess Phillips who issued a reminder that public figures ‘are human beings’.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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'I squealed' Dick Strawbridge, 61, speaks on parenting mishap with daughter Dorothy

Dick Strawbridge, 61, shared a hilarious photo of himself and his daughter Dorothy, seven, after she had decided to put his hair in scrunchies. The Escape To The Chateau star admitted he had “squealed” when his mischievous youngster had forced him to wear her hair accessories.

Dick typed: “Apparently a chap can’t have too many ‘bunchies or scrunchies’. 

“When I squealed as I was getting pulled Dorothy said, ‘Get used to it’ …. this is officially my new look.”

The star posed in the photo alongside his beaming daughter while he wore scrunchies on his head, ears and was even made to put one in his mouth.

In response to the post, fans gushed over Dick’s new look.

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“With the children at home we’ve enjoyed sharing knowledge – we haven’t tried to mimic their formal education, or tried to be fully-fledged homeschoolers, instead we have been working together in the garden and being creative,” she wrote.

“And Dick is finally going to write some children’s books that he has been testing on his four children, and finessing, for over 30 years.”

Dick is also a doting dad to two grown-up children, James and Charlotte, 35, from his first marriage to Brigit Weiner.

Last year, James made an appearance on his dad’s show Escape to the Chateau as Angel threw her parents a fiftieth wedding anniversary during the episode.

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Jason Manford admits he 'went absolutely nuts' at daughter over remark about their cleaner

Comedian Jason Manford, 40, has candidly opened up on his worst moment as a parent to his six children. The star revealed that he has a “brilliant” cleaner who has been working with his family “for years”.

However, Jason was left furious when his daughter began to take advantage of their cleaner’s hard work around the house rather than taking on chores herself.

Speaking about the moment on Dave Berry’s Dadpod podcast, Jason said: “This is something I would never usually admit to, but we’ve got a cleaner, you know, comes in and cleans the house, and she’s brilliant. 

“We’ve had her for years, and this was probably the worst moment of my parenting career. 

“So, Suzanne comes in all the time… And my daughter had not tidied her bedroom and I come upstairs, she’s about seven at the time, and I said, ‘what’s going on? Why’s your bedroom such a mess?’ 

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“She was like, ‘what do you mean?’ I said, ‘make your bed’. She said, ‘I don’t want to’. 

“I said, ‘well if you’re not gonna make it, who’s gonna make it?’ And she said, ‘Suzanne, the cleaner’, and I went absolutely nuts.”

Jason went on to inform Dave that he told Suzanne to avoid making his children’s beds following the incident.

He added: “So, that was four years ago and she’s never made their beds since.”


“I found out later because at the time, I didn’t know. 

“I just, I had nothing to compare it against and I just spent my childhood laughing and having a good time and playing and, you know. I didn’t really notice it. 

“But my kids obviously have got all these opportunities and I think I’m a bit pushy when it comes to certain things.”

Elsewhere, Jason previously shared in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk that one of his daughters “wasn’t happy” with his “secretive” antics when he appeared as Hedgehog on The Masked Singer UK in 2020. 

He recalled: “My daughter wasn’t happy when she found out I was on The Masked Singer because everyone at school was saying, ‘That’s your dad’.

“And she was saying, ‘I think I would know!’

“I loved it, it was great, a really fun experience. 

“Very different, the team are great fun, and the whole secretive thing was nuts, but it was a lot of fun,” the star added, despite the youngster’s frustrations.

‘Dave Berry’s Dadpod’ is available from Apple PodcastsSpotify, the Absolute Radio app, absoluteradio.co.uk, and all mainstream podcast providers.

Listen to the full episode here: https://planetradio.co.uk/podcasts/dave-berry-dadpod/

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Mother and daughter killed, officers shoot live-in boyfriend at West Houston apartment

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A mother and daughter were shot to death Sunday morning at a west Houston apartment complex, and the man believed to be responsible was wounded by officers, according to Houston police.

It happened around 9:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Tri Oaks Lane near the Katy Freeway feeder road.

Officers were responding to a call about an assault in progress when they saw a woman arrive and knock on the apartment door, according to Houston assistant police chief Yasar Bashir. She was shot point-blank when the door opened before the gunman began firing at police, Bashir said.

Officers returned fire, striking the man multiple times before he retreated inside the apartment where he remained for some time before voluntarily giving up.

He was taken into custody and transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was stable.

The woman died at the scene.

SWAT officers found the body of another shooting victim during a sweep of the apartment, according to Bashir.

The victim inside the home, described as a woman in her 30s, was the accused shooter’s live-in girlfriend, Bashir said. The woman who was shot outside, believed to be in her 60s, was the woman’s mother, Bashir said.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the woman found inside the apartment was shot.

No officers were hurt during the incident, but their police cruiser was damaged by the gunfire.

Initial reports that the incident was a home invasion call were inaccurate, police said.

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Michael Jackson's daughter Paris pursues film career with sensationally sexy new role

Paris has already launched a successful music and modeling career. Now the 22-year-old has hit the big screen in new film The Space Between about a fading former rock star played by Kelsey Grammer and a young record label intern. Paris does take to the stage in the movie, but she also has a central role as the sexy girlfriend of the young lead, including one particularly raunchy scene.

The film was released in the US to stream this week and Paris plays the character Cory, who seems to seduce the rather naive Charlie, played by Jackson White.

Paris posted a new video on Instagram promoting her role, which shows her rocking out sexily on stage, soundtracked in the video cut by Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.

In another steamy scene, the couple are making out when Paris whispers “Don’t be afraid to tell me what you want.”

She then goes down on her knees as he says, “I want you to never stop doing that…”

READ MORE: Michael Jackson daughter Paris follows MJ with record deal: New Video

The same year she debuted as an actress on the TV drama Star, about aspiring musicians.

In 2019 Paris had a guest role on the MTV show Scream and later this year she will appear in the latest American Horror Story series, Double Feature.

On the big screen, Paris started out in the all-star movie Gringo, opposite Charlize Theron, Thandiwe Newton, David Oyelowo and Amanda Seyfried.

Paris, next film Habit has already attracted major controversy.

The upcoming drama depicts a group of Los Angeles party girls who fall foul of drug runners and go on the run dressed as nuns.

Initial rumours that the film somehow portrayed Jesus as a lesbian lead to attempts to ban the film from the Christian right.

Meanwhile, Paris also continues to work on her music career, after releasing her debut album Wilted last November. She also makes music with her partner Gabriel Glenn in their group, The Soundflowers.

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Mother and daughter found shot to death in SE Houston apartment complex, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An investigation is underway after a mother and her 16-year-old daughter were found shot to death at an apartment complex in southeast Houston on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Officers with the Houston Police Department along with officials with the Houston Fire Department said they were dispatched to the complex located in the 7500 block of Drouet Street around 2:15 p.m. after a call regarding a shooting.

When police arrived, they were met by a relative of the victims who said they went to the apartment after one of the women didn’t show up for a birthday party they were scheduled to attend, HPD Homicide Division’s Sgt. Cullen Duncan said.

The family member told officers they were able to enter the apartment through an unlocked door before finding the mother and daughter both dead in a bedroom from gunshot wounds.

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According to police, the mother and daughter were both pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD’s homicide department is leading the investigation.

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Man wanted for murder in Corpus Christi accused of kidnapping ex and her 1-year-old daughter

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KTRK) — A man wanted for murder is accused of kidnapping his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 1-year-old daughter, according to police in Corpus Christi.

Investigators said 24-year-old Kristian Garcia went inside the home of his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Jezabel Zamora, without consent. Officers were dispatched to the home around 3:17 p.m. on Tuesday.

Garcia is currently wanted for murder and aggravated robbery, according to police.

Zamora told officers Garcia forced her and her daughter, Zaylee Zamora, to leave with him against their will. The two are believed to be in danger, authorities said and an Amber Alert was issued late Tuesday night.

Police said the three were last seen leaving in a white 2007 Cadillac Escalade with Texas plates 4SJKC.

Garcia is described to be about 5 feet 7 inches, weighing about 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white hoodie.

Zamora is reportedly 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 97 pounds. Authorities say she has black hair and brown eyes was last seen wearing a camouflage tank top and blue jeans. She also has the following tattoos: Medusa tattoo on her left thigh, a rose on her right forearm and a tattoo of the name “Zaylee” on her left shoulder.

Zaylee Zamora is described to be a Hispanic girl, stands at about 2 feet 2 inches and weighs 25 pounds. She also has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Corpus Christi Police Department or local authorities.

You can view all active Texas Amber Alerts from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety here.

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Zoe Ball shares rare daughter moment as she's unveiled as The Masked Dancer's Llama

Nelly said she was adamant it was her mum following the guesses and clues.

Zoe went on to share backstage snaps from her time on the show as well as a picture of her stood in front of llamas.

In view of her 590,000 followers, she wrote: “Whaaaat? It’s not @vicky.mcclure?!!

“There’s no foolin @dwalliams or my girl Nell. Had me sussed on episode 1!(sic)

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