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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 05/23/2011

“Tree of Life” Wins Top Award at Cannes; Joseph Brooks Found Dead in Apparent Suicide


US actress Kirsten Dunst poses during a photocall after being awarded with the Prix d'Interpretation Feminine (best actress) at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes. (FRED DUFOUR - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Service: More than 1,300 museums across the country are set to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. (Washington Post)

Winners: The Cannes Film Festival awarded its top prize to “’The Tree of Life,” a film by Terrence Malick. Kirsten Dunst took home the female acting prize. (New York Times)

Tip of the Hat: The Philip Treacy hat worn by Princess Beatrice to the Royal Wedding last month has sold for more than $130,000 dollars in an online auction benefitting children’s charities. (CNN)

Fundrasiers: Janet Jackson, Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields were among the many celebrity guests at Vienna’s Life Ball on Saturday, an international fundraiser for people with HIV and AIDS. (AP)

Deaths: Academy Award-winning composer Joseph Brooks, 73, was found dead at his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide. Brooks faced sexual-assault charges and eleven counts of rape. (New York Magazine)

Pirate’s Booty: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in the series, grossed $346.4 million in worldwide ticket sales. (New York Times)

Moving Out: The New York City Opera plans to move out of Lincoln Center and perform in various places around New York. (New York Times)

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