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SUMMER READING KICKOFF!!!: Join us on Monday, June 1 from 11:00-1:00 to sign up for Summer Reading. This will be a come and go program and will feature an interactive hands on lego building project with Marvel Superhero Legos & Bricks 4 Kidz - Ruston/West Monroe/Monroe, La and a "caring for your pet" petting zoo with "Underdog" and the Union (Louisiana) Humane Society. All children who register receive a free goodie bag, reading logs, and a costumed photo booth picture for the "Every Hero Has a Story". Calendar

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:06:44 -0400
Depardieu back in the USSR at Cannes

French actor Gerard Depardieu poses during a photocall for the film "Valley of Love" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France on May 22, 2015French movie star Gerard Depardieu sought to play down controversy over his views on Ukraine and Russia at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, but couldn't resist the chance to praise his friend Vladimir Putin. After presenting his new movie "Valley of Love" with fellow French icon Isabelle Huppert, Depardieu faced questions about his much-criticised decision to take Russian citizenship in 2013. "I know Vladimir Putin, I like him very much.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:39:22 -0400
'Dad bods' conquer Cannes

Colin Farrell poses during a photocall for the film "The Lobster" at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015The movie industry's obsession with slim figures and six-packs is notorious but if the Cannes Film Festival is anything to go by, a generous gut may now be key to winning critics' hearts. Stars ranging from Colin Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix and France's larger-than-life icon Gerard Depardieu sported "dad bods", as a bit of male flab has come to be known, in well-received movies premiering at cinema's top showcase. While the chiselled torsos of stars such as Matthew McConaughey and French heartthrob Jeremie Elkaim couldn't save their Cannes movies from a critical mauling, a bit of paunch went over big at the festival, at least on screen.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:39 -0400
Canine from 'Arabian Nights' fetches Palm Dog award at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival logo on May 12, 2015 in Cannes, southeastern FranceThe coveted Palm Dog award for best canine was fetched at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday by Lucky, who appears in an epic Portuguese film, "Arabian Nights". The second-place jury prize went to the father-son Border Collies that appeared in eccentric fable "The Lobster" alongside Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, which the jury said was the first time a dog had played a human trapped in a dog's body. "I think it was the jumpers (sweaters) -- it has 10 different dog jumpers in this film from checked to red," said Kate Muir, film critic for The Times, on presenting the award, adding that Lucky also proved her ability to fetch newspapers.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:07:14 -0400
Tim Roth tells Cannes it's 'crazy' to ban assisted suicide

British actor Tim Roth attends a press conference for the film "Chronic" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France on May 22, 2015Actor Tim Roth said he fully supported assisted suicide, saying it was "crazy" that governments still opposed it, after playing an end-of-life nurse in his latest Cannes Film Festival entry on Friday. "I'm all for it -- that's crazy to make people go through that," said Roth at a press conference after a screening of "Chronic" on the French Riviera. Mexican director Michel Franco said he was surprised to find that many nurses helped people die regardless of the law.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:05:39 -0400
Long lines likely for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King

Willie King, from left, Tanya Deckard, Patty King, Karen Williams, Barbara King Winfree and Rita Washington stand outside of a funeral home after a private family viewing of blues musician B.B. King Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. The family members attended a private viewing ahead of a public viewing scheduled for Friday. King died May 14 in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) Fans in Las Vegas are expected to line up for hours to view the body of blues legend B.B. King, and later to celebrate his legacy at a musical tribute organized by his daughter.

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:11:05 -0400
Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

This CD cover image released by Frontiers Records shows "The Purple Album," a new release by Whitesnake. (Frontiers Records via AP)Whitesnake, "The Purple Album" (Frontiers)

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:04:45 -0400
Cannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in 'My Mother'

In this photo taken Saturday, May 16, 2015, director Nanni Moretti leaves following the screening of the film Mia Madre (My Mother) at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Moretti is a Cannes mainstay, who has brought more than half a dozen films to the festival. He won the Palme d'Or in 2001 for "The Son's Room," about a family devastated by the death of a teenage son. His film "Mia Madre" is competing for the Palme d'Or. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)CANNES, France (AP) Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you."

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:56:16 -0400
Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

LONDON (AP) A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:54:27 -0400
CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2012 file photo, director Miguel Gomes poses for the photo call of the film Tabu at the 62 edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. Arabian Nights pooch wins Cannes Palme Dog for best canine performer at the 68th international Cannes international film festival.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)CANNES, France (AP) A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs.

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:32:35 -0400
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