Morning Update: The story behind that photo of two people having sex on Cannes’ red carpet

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AdWeek: Here’s the Story Behind My Photo of Two People Having Sex on Cannes’ Red Carpet

At round 4:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, I tweeted a photo of two people going at it on one of advertising’s most iconic destinations: the Cannes Lions red carpet.

Then I went to bed. By the time I got up, the tweet was already getting some attention. Then Wednesday came along, and everything truly went crazy.

By the end of the day, my photo had been retweeted more than 400 times, was on the front page of Reddit, and had been covered in Page Six, Gawker, Us Weekly, Perez Hilton, Barstool Sports, E! Online, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and probably a few other places I haven’t noticed yet.

Mumbrella Asia: Beer glows with heartland pride in 25th anniversary ad for Vietnam’s Huda Beer

Bates CHI & Partners has launched a new campaign to mark Huda Beer’s 25th anniversary in Vietnam.

A 30-second TV ad for the local brew features a group of men whose hearts are – literally – lit up by the beer, which the company says is a local source of pride for central Vietnam.

AdAge: Watch Goodby and Silverstein Dress as Kim and Kanye, Hall & Oates

It’s not every day you see a top agency executive dressed in drag, let alone as Kim Kardashian. But Cannes can be a place where people let loose. Attendees who went to Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein’s panel on Thursday afternoon — marking their first time together at Cannes — did. The duo started their talk “What if they never die?” with an intro video made up of a series of clips from the agency’s holiday videos, which generally are spoofs on celebrities, movies and songs. In the video, the two dress up as and sing songs by Sonny and Cher, Hall & Oates and a topless Kim Kardashian for a spoof on Kanye West’s music video”Bound 2.”

The New York Times: At Charleston Newspaper, Covering the News, and Choking Back Tears

Glenn Smith, the projects editor for The Post and Courier here, was with friends last Wednesday night when a colleague called.

“He said: ‘I’ve just heard that people have been shot at the church near your house. You need to get over there as soon as possible,’ ” Mr. Smith recalled. He began to run, in flip-flops and shorts, in the direction of what would become one of the darkest, most infamous scenes in Charleston history.

“I was calling people frantically on the way, and I had heard the gunman was still loose,” he said. “So I stopped by my house and made sure my wife and daughter were inside.”


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