Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

Sean Penn  shakes hands with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Mexico. Photograph: Rolling Stone/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn on Friday rejected Mexico’s claim that his secret meeting with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was crucial to the drug kingpin(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous drug lord known as El Chapo, had never heard of Sean Penn. “What’s the name of this actor again?” he asked his lawy(...)

Actor Sean Penn  meeting Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman in Mexico. Mexican authorities said their rendezvous was an essential. element in Guzman’s  arrest. Photograph: Reuters/Rolling Stone

US investigators will examine actor Sean Penn’s interactions with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, two US government sources have said, but it is unclear i(...)

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City’s airport on January 8th, 2016 following his recapture during a  military operation in Los Mochis,  Sinaloa State. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

A light rain pattered on the rooftops of Los Mochis in Friday’s pre-dawn darkness, the town silent and still as the Sea of Cortez lapped its shore. H(...)

A resident reads a newspaper article about the recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán at a plaza in the municipality of Badiraguato, in Sinaloa state, Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Becerril/Reuters

Pinning down the meaning of Joaquín Guzmán Loera – the deadly and celebrated Mexican drug trafficker known as El Chapo – is a constant battle between(...)

Actor Sean Penn shakes hands with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman in Mexico, in this undated Rolling Stone photograph. Photograph: Reuters/Rolling Stone

A secretive meeting that Hollywood star Sean Penn orchestrated with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a jungle hideout late last year helped Mexico’s gover(...)

 A composite image of three file photos showing (L-R) alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman; US actor Sean Penn; and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.  Photograph: EPA

An interview that Hollywood star Sean Penn conducted with Mexican Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman late last year helped Mexico’s government catch the world’s (...)

US president Barack Obama appears on a television screen alongside a security guard as he talks with Jimmy Kimmel on March 12th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that whoever shot at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, this week were “criminals” and should be arrest(...)

The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

Some rock bands want to drink their dinner; others want to order breakfast at midnight; all want a place where they can hang out until late in mellow (...)