News Nuggets: ‘Great Gatsby’ will open Cannes Film Festival

Baz Luhrmann‘s “The Great Gatsby” will open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: “After ‘Up,’ it’s the second 3D film to open the festival. It will not, however, join Takashi Miike‘s ‘Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai’ on the very short list of 3D films to have competed for the Palme d’Or. ‘Gatsby’ is playing out of Competition, safe from the scrutiny of Steven Spielberg and his fellow jurors. That isn’t exactly a surprise — and indeed is often the case with Cannes openers, most recently with ‘Midnight in Paris‘ — though it’s worth noting that ‘Moulin Rouge!’ braved the Competition in 2001.” In Contention

Academy member says that “everyone” wants Jimmy Kimmel to host next year’s Oscars. Chicago Sun-Times

Reuters talks to Miguel, now in the spotlight after winning a Grammy for his song “Adorn.”

Will Grammy-themed cruise be all it’s cracked up to be. Kyle McGovern of Spin is skeptical: “The Recording Academy, perhaps taking a cue from Weezer’s successful oceanliner excursion, has announced a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line to bring the ‘Grammy Experience’ to the high seas. Unfortunately, the Academy, taking another cue from the Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise, turned out a ‘real bummer.'”

All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will make their online debuts on April 29. Los Angeles Times

It will be difficult for new shows to break through at this year’s Emmys, says Jon Weisman. Variety

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Kris Tapley raves about the late Nora Ephron‘s play “Lucky Guy,” starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut. In Contention

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