People: Jane Campion; Lily Tomlin; Honey Boo Boo


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Director Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will lead the jury for the prestigious event this year, The Associated Press reports.

Festival organizers announced Tuesday that Campion will succeed Steven Spielberg, who led the jury last year.

New Zealander Campion was awarded the Palme d'Or prize in 1993 for "The Piano," and earlier won Cannes' top short film award.

While several women have presided over the jury before, most films presented have been directed by men.

Festival director Gilles Jacob, in a statement, describes Campion as "a true master," who wowed juries with films "shot through with such courage and humanity and captured such a unique world."

Campion, looking ahead to the May 14-25 festival, said: "I can't wait."

Show-stopping actress and comedian Lily Tomlin and her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner, were married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve, Tomlin's rep confirmed to People on Tuesday.

"They're very happy," says the spokesperson, Jennifer Allen.

Besides their relationship, the couple's many celebrated collaborations, written by Wagner, include Tomlin's Tony-winning one-woman show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," which played on Broadway, toured and was filmed for the screen, as well as the movie "The Incredible Shrinking Woman."

Wagner, 78, was born and raised in Morristown, Tenn. Tomlin, 74, is from Detroit. It has been reported that the two met when Tomlin was looking for a collaborator to help her develop the character of the wicked child Edith Ann.

News of their marriage was first reported by the veteran columnist Liz Smith, who wrote, "[M]y longtime friends, Lily Tomlin and her love, the writer Jane Wagner, got married on the eve of 2014. ... My wish is that their happiness will be as great as their combined talents."

Back in October, Tomlin opened up to E! News about planning a winter wedding. "We're talking about it," Tomlin said. "I think December, I'm off. I have no obligations at the moment."

TLC network star Honey Boo Boo (aka Alana Thompson) and her family were involved in a car accident Monday night, E! News confirms.

Sugar Bear was driving the 8-year-old reality star, along with Mama June, sisters Pumpkin and Chubbs, Monday night in Milledgeville, Ga., when a pickup truck hit the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" stars' vehicle as they were making a left turn at the light.

According to the police report, both drivers had a green light, but Sugar Bear says he didn't see the truck coming because the headlights weren't on, however the truck driver states his lights were on an automatic setting. Since the car was parked when authorities arrived on the scene, they could not confirm whether or not the lights were on.

The report also states that no one suffered any serious injuries (especially lucky for Mama June, who wasn't wearing her seatbelt), but E! News learns the family went to the hospital after complaining of back pain and shortness of breath.

"As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night," Mama June said in a statement. "It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today, but our top priority is to celebrate Pumpkin's birthday. She turned 14 today and no matter how sore we feel we are going to go out and celebrate. As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."

The driver of the pickup truck, 19-year-old Seth Cagle, tells E! News, "We both had the green light. He [Sugar Bear] made a left hand turn which crossed the lane and I was traveling and that is when I struck him because he cut me off. He made a left hand turn when crossing on-coming traffic -- that is when he struck me and I struck him. I was headed straight."

Both cars had moderate damage after the collision.

Per the police report, Sugar Bear's SUV "consisted of dents, scratches, and crush damage to the front grill and driver's side headlight, as well as a crumpled hood," while the damage to Cagle's truck "consisted of cracks and dents to the front bumper, as well as damage to the grill area. A section of the front bumper had also been broken off the vehicle."


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