Morning Mix: Lee, Tarantino Up for Palme d'Or; Lohan Is Not

  • Tarantino, Lee Up For Palme d'Or. The Festival de Cannes has released the names of the 20 films up for the prestigious Palme d'Or, the festival's marquee award. (The French festival opens May 13 with Pixar's "Up"). Quentin Taratino's "Inglourious Basterds" is among them, as is Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" and Jane Campion's "Bright Star" (about Keats). Many of this year's directorial nominees have already won. [BBC News]
  • 'Millionaire' Back in Late August. He's baaaack! Regis Philbin will resume hosting duties of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" which will return to the airwaves this summer for a two-week tournament. To what can we attribute this return? Perhaps the prominent featuring of the show in this year's Best Picture? [New York Times]
  • Lohan Wants Her Career Back. Like so many during the recession, Lindsay Lohan is protesting the state of her career -- and wants to book some work post-haste. So she told Ellen DeGeneres in a candid interview, anyway -- her first since she broke up with longtime girlfriend Samantha Ronson. She says things have "been good" since the split and that she wants to prove to studio heads and others that she can "be on time." [MSNBC]