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This week, celebrities are the most riveting sight on the Riviera, and they are bejeweled by the biggest baubles. All that bling turned out to be an irresistible target for thieves, as actors and actresses at the Cannes film festival discovered last night, when under cover of darkness, those diamonds disappeared
A jewelry heist on the French Riviera? Sounds just like the plot of Hitchcock's 1955 classic "To Catch A Thief." But the jewelry company Chopard says the thief is no Cary Grant, managing to make off with less than $1 million worth of jewelry - small potatoes when you're talking diamonds in 2013.
"An employee of the Chopard house has been a victim of a robbery last night," Chopard spokeswoman Raffaella Rossiello. "There is currently a police investigation underway."
Election rigging, waterboarding, backstabbing, and bed-hopping
Also known as another day at the office for the characters on the hit TV show "Scandal," which stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, the head of a D.C. crisis management firm.
In just two seasons, "Scandal" has gained a loyal following of fans. Last Thursday's episode, which featured Pope and the President of the United States renewing their forbidden love affair, reeled in 8.9 million viewers.
If fans are wondering who to thank for their insatiable appetite for all things Olivia, look no further than executive producer Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind ABC's smash hit.
"Scandal" is based on legendary Washington, D.C. crisis management expert Judy Smith, who handled the then-President Bill Clinton's scandal with Monica Lewinsky.
"What was fascinating to me wasn't just who [Judy Smith] had handled, but when she talked about a process, and why she does what she does, and how she handles these problems, there's something about it that sucks you in," said Rhimes.
Actress Angelina Jolie, an international superstar, revealed Tuesday that there is a tie that binds her to thousands of ordinary women. In a revealing New York Times op-ed, Jolie admits to having both breasts removed after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which drastically increases the risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
In the article, Jolie states, "I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made." She goes on to write, "I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
With that last acknowledgement, Jolie touched on the inevitable discussion that came with her revelation, not about how the procedure could save her life or raise awareness for other women, but how the double mastectomy will affect her appearance.
Slate writer Amanda Hess calls it a "misplaced fascination" and called out Jolie's critics in a new article.
"I was really disappointed, but I was not surprised to see a lot of people really focusing on her breasts, instead of her life," Hess told CNN.
"Alpha House," a comedy about four Republican senators sharing a Capitol Hill townhouse, is one of 14 online pilots produced by Amazon studios. Yes, the same Amazon where you bought that last-minute Mother's Day gift. The show boasts a cast television network executives dream about: John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, cameos with Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert.
The show's creator is a familiar name, too - Garry Trudeau, better known as the creator of comic strip "Doonesbury." Trudeau says the new Amazon venture was a way to bring his signature Washington satire to the small screen on a fast track.
"They were trying to put together a slate of pilots quickly. They wanted to get going. And this was ready to go," said Trudeau.
Watch CNN's Jake Tapper and Garry Trudeau draw memorable "Doonesbury" and other cartoon characters in the video above.
Tapper draws three characters from his college comic strip "Static Cing" for Trudeau. The CNN anchor named his main character "Garry," for his idol at the time - Garry Trudeau.
And Trudeau draws for Tapper the character that started it all - football player "B.D." Trudeau said "B.D." started as a one-off sports script called "Bull Tales."