Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 18

Cannes: Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ Wins Palme d’Or
French auteur Jacques Audiard’s mostly Tamil-language drama “Dheepan” was the unexpected winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Box Office: ‘Tomorrowland’ Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 Million
There weren’t as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer “Tomorrowland” disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

George R.R. Martin Explains Controversial ‘Game of Thrones’ Sansa Stark Scene
Author George R.R. Martin took to his blog on Monday morning to write May 17’s “Game of Thrones” episode as many viewers of the hit drama were offended by the scene in which Sansa Stark was raped on her wedding night by her new husband Ramsay Bolton.

CBS ‘Supergirl’ Pilot Leaks to Piracy Sites
High-quality copies of the pilot for CBS drama “Supergirl” — which isn’t set to air on the Eye until November — leaked onto file-sharing pirate sites early Friday.

Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday.

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This Week in Entertainment 1977

The original “Star Wars” was released on May 25, 1977, and became a cultural phenomenon. It quickly surpassed 1975’s “Jaws” as the highest grossing film ever until “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” overtook it in 1983. It has spawned, so far, two sequels and three prequels, and a new installment featuring the originals stars – Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher – will be released by Disney later this year, as the studio moves to reboot the franchise.

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