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Cannes buzz: $1 million worth of jewelry stolen, 'Jeune & Jolie,' Sonam Kapoor

The Cannes film festival took a blow after jewelry worth around $1 million was stolen from a hotel and the theft is causing a massive buzz across the social networks. Luckily the festival has retained its glamour thanks to Sonam Kapoor's Dolce & Gabbana outfit and the positive buzz surrounding François Ozon's story of sexual awakening, "Jeune et Jolie."

Cannes Festival rocked as Chopard jewels are stolen

Jewellery worth more than $1 million due to be loaned to stars treading the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen in a pre-dawn heist on Friday but the coveted Palme d'Or trophy was safe, officials said. In a scenario itself worthy of a movie, thieves broke into the room of an American employee of Swiss bijoutier Chopard, ripped a safe off the wall and made off with the jewels, according to police reports. The robbery took place at around 5:00 a.m (0300 GMT) at the Novotel hotel, 15 minutes from the festival venue, they said.

Chopard jewels worth $1 million stolen at Cannes

Jewellery worth more than one million dollars made by Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard and due to be loaned to stars walking the red carpet at the Cannes film festival were stolen from a hotel, police said Friday. Thieves broke into the room of a Chopard employee, opened a safe and made off with the jewels, they said. The robbery took place at the Novotel hotel in the centre of Cannes. cal-cho/ach/hmn

Cannes 2013: schedule of major VIP events

The legendary Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. The mystique surrounding the event in the south of France is as much about the social scene as it is about the film projections. With eleven nights entirely dedicated to partying, celebrities and charity events, everyone wants to know where VIPs like Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes or Hugh Laurie will be partying the night away. A look at some of the major parties. May 16: The Trophée Chopard

Cannes 2013: schedule of major VIP events

The legendary Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. The mystique surrounding the event in the south of France is as much about the social scene as it is about the film projections. With eleven nights entirely dedicated to partying, celebrities and charity events, everyone wants to know where VIPs like Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes or Hugh Laurie will be partying the night away. A look at some of the major parties. May 16: The Trophée Chopard

Cannes 2013: schedule of major VIP events

The legendary Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. The mystique surrounding the event in the south of France is as much about the social scene as it is about the film projections. With eleven nights entirely dedicated to partying, celebrities and charity events, everyone wants to know where VIPs like Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes or Hugh Laurie will be partying the night away. A look at some of the major parties. May 16: The Trophée Chopard

Cannes 2013: schedule of major VIP events

The legendary Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. The mystique surrounding the event in the south of France is as much about the social scene as it is about the film projections. With eleven nights entirely dedicated to partying, celebrities and charity events, everyone wants to know where VIPs like Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes or Hugh Laurie will be partying the night away. A look at some of the major parties. May 16: The Trophée Chopard
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