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The “Bring Back Our Girls” message made its way to the red carpet at Cannes again

 
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The “Bring Back Our Girls” message made its way to the red carpet for the second day in a row in Cannes, France.

This time, it was the cast of The Expendables 3 — which includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, and Wesley Snipes — who each held up signs bearing the message. The phrase refers to the worldwide effort to bring home more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist Islamic group Boko Haram a month ago. Despite a multinational effort, they have yet to be recovered.

Salma Hayek brought the message to the red carpet on Saturday night, holding up the sign as she arrived to preview her film The Prophet.

The Expendables 3 is not an official selection at Cannes, but its stars have made the most of their Cannes visit — arriving on the Riviera in tanks.

drag queen wows 10,000 fans

So — who was the real Conchita Wurst?

The one on stage, of course. But with some of the fans gathered Sunday to fete the hirsute Austrian drag queen wearing fake beards, it was a justified question.

State broadcaster ORF estimated that 10,000 people celebrated Wurst’s win of the Eurovision Song Contest and to listen to her rendition of Rise Like a Phoenix — the number that gave her the prize.

Wurst said her victory is “not for me, but for people who believe in a future with progress,”

In a meeting with Wurst, Chancellor Werner Faymann praised her as a symbol for “tolerance, love, and joy of life.”

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