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Cannes Film Festival 2014: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Make the Lineup

04/17/2014 at 01:25 PM EDT

Cannes Film Festival: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Make the Lineup

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could end up in very close proximity next month.

The exes are among the scores of stars slated to attend the famed Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 to 25 and revealed its lineup in a press conference Thursday.

Pattinson, 27, has two films in contention: The Rover, a gritty drama set in a near-future Australia, and Maps to the Stars, a Hollywood-skewering drama costarring Julianne Moore and John Cusack. Stewart, 24, will be seen in the drama Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche.

The royal biopic Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, is slated to open the festival on May 14, with a total of 49 films being shown at the prestigious fest, which is considered a key launching pad for films with box-office and awards-season hopes.

The 18 films in competition will be judged by a jury headed by Jane Campion, the first female director to win the event’s coveted Palme d’Or prize, for 1993’s The Piano.

Among those who are expected to be on the red carpet May 14-25:

Ryan Gosling makes his directorial debut with Lost River, a thriller starring his real-life girlfriend, Eva Mendes, and Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks.

Ryan Reynolds stars in the psychological thriller The Captive as the father of a kidnapped girl.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a two-part drama about a young married couple living in New York, stars James McAvoy and Cannes favorite Jessica Chastain.

• Oscar winner Cate Blanchett returns to the Croisette for her voice work in the out-of-competition How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell hope to launch Oscar buzz for Foxcatcher, a drama based on Olympic wresting gold medalist Mark Schultz’s autobiography.

• Hilary Swank costars with Meryl Streep and Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer in The Homesman, a Western directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also costars.

The Artist, which started its award run at Cannes in 2011 and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar, will stage a mini-reunion at this year’s festival. Director Michel Hazanavicius and his leading-lady wife, Bérénice Bejo return with their follow-up, The Search, a French-language war film set in Chechnya and costarring Annette Bening.

• At 83, iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard will also have a film in competition – in 3-D, no less: Goodbye to Language.

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Kate & William Give Australian Girl Guides a Thrill

04/17/2014 at 08:30 AM EDT

Kate & William Give Australian Girl Guides a Thrill

William and Kate, and the Girl Guides, at the Winmalee Guide Hall

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A group of girl guides from a fire-ravaged part of Australia posed with Prince William and wife Kate for photos on Thursday, shouting out “Princess!” instead of “Cheese!” as the shutters clicked.

The girls, who live in Winmalee in the Blue Mountains, an area devastated by bushfires last year, smiled and cheered as Kate, 32, and William, 31, joined them for an impromptu photo call outside their hut.

The lighthearted moment followed a traditional tree planting (actually shoveling the last spadefuls of soil onto a summer red Eucalyptus tree), and then the girls serenaded the couple with “Bravo!”

The royal couple were visiting the town, an hour and a half’s drive from Sydney, to show their support for the families who had lost their homes and the emergency services personnel who had worked in searing heat to help them.

“They’re amazing people, bringing joy to a lot of people,” one parent, Sandi Cornthwaite, told PEOPLE.

Putting the girls at ease, William asked which of them enjoyed school. “A lot of the littler ones put their hands up. A lot of the seniors didn’t put their hands up,” said Brianna Sten, 13. “Will said: ‘That’s all right. I didn’t really like school either.’ “

“I said, ‘Me too.’ And then he high-fived me.”

As has become customary, William and Kate – who was wearing a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress and her favorite navy wedges – received still more gifts for Prince George. One of the girls asked William asked if they had picked a name yet for the cuddly wombat given to baby George by Australia’s governor-general on Wednesday.

When he said they hadn’t, Nicola Cook, 13, told William, ” ‘You could call it Nicola.’ He then said, ‘We don’t know if he’s boy or a girl! So I said, ‘If it’s a boy, call it Nick!’ “

In the town of Winmalee, 195 homes were destroyed last year in the space of a few hours. There, William and Kate spoke to Eartha and Peter Odell and their children Mia, 9, and Ty, 6, who lost their home at a time when their daughter was waiting for an operation for a life-threatening brain condition.

“It’s a very private thing, our land. It’s very hard having everyone looking at it,” Eartha, 47, told reporters. “But for them to come all this way to say hello and ‘I’m sorry this happened to you’ – it means an awful lot. It did not seem like duty to them. It seemed like a pleasure.”

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Will Arnett Files for Divorce From Amy Poehler

04/16/2014 at 07:20 PM EDT

Will Arnett is officially ending his marriage to Amy Poehler.

CBS’s The Millers star, 43, filed divorce papers on April 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting joint legal and physical custody of their two young children, Archie and Abel, along with visitation rights.

Married since August 2003, the pair separated in 2012.

Following their split, Arnett was linked to Billy Joel’s ex-wife, Katie Lee, last August, while Poehler, 42, was has most recently been linked to Nick Kroll, who she began dating early last year.

This divorce will be a first for the actress and a second for Arnett, who was previously married to Penelope Ann Miller.

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