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    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    Blake Lively has been bringing her A-game to the Cannes Film Festival for two days now, and she's not about to slow down. The actress returned to the red carpet at the Mr. Turner premiere on Thursday, showing off her flawless figure in a white sequined Chanel dress while flashing her infectious smile. The actress has had lots of practice in heels lately — in early May, she and husband Ryan Reynolds stunned at the Met Gala and, in the process, won POPSUGAR's poll for the event's sexiest couple.
    Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the New York Times and chairman of its parent company, is denying media reports that executive editor Jill Abramson's dismissal had to do with her complaints over unequal pay. The Times replaced Abramson Wednesday and promoted managing editor Dean Baquet to executive editor. The decision was made due to Abramson's newsroom management, according to Sulzberger. In a memo to New York Times staff on Thursday, Sulzberger said it is "simply not true that Jill's compensation was significantly less than her predecessors." He added that neither compensation nor any discussion about compensation played a part in his decision that Abramson "could not remain as executive editor."
    With her angular cheekbones and demonic horns, Maleficent Angelina Jolie's is easy to recognize—unless you're Princess Aurora Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora, that is. After all, the last time the princess encountered the Mistress of All Evil was at her baptism—you know, the one where Maleficent cast a curse on her? "I know you're there," Aurora says, peering into the enchanted forest."
    Halle Berry will star in the high-octane thriller Kidnap, playing a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son. Lorenzo di Bonaventura's di Bonaventura Pictures is producing Kidnap alongside Erik Howsam. CAA packaged the movie and represents domestic rights. Lotus Entertainment is selling the project internationally and will shop Kidnap to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Market.