Kristen Stewart & Alicia Cargile hold hands as they arrive in LA: take that, Soko!

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I’m sad that Kristen Stewart didn’t stay in Cannes long enough to stop by the annual amfAR gala held last night. But she was there for a full week, on promotional duty for two big films. These are photos of Kristen arriving at LAX on Thursday, after flying out of France. As you can see, she flew with her on-again girlfriend Alicia Cargile. While it’s none of my business, I would absolutely love to know what went down between Kristen and Alicia last year, and what happened between Kristen and Soko this year, and why one day Kristen was loved up with Soko and the next day Kristen wanted us to know she was back with Alicia. So much love drama! But yes, Alicia and Kristen are back together. And holding hands. And Soko is SO MAD about all of this.

Meanwhile, the last of Kristen’s Cannes interviews are still coming in. She spoke to Reuters about why she’s chosen to do these small, artsy French films. This is what she said:

“What is really obvious and apparent is the difference between why people make movies in France and why people make movies in the States. I like the fact that people aren’t dying to make a bunch of money and win a popularity contest, they’re actually just desirous of telling stories – so I feel at home here.”

[From Reuters]

I understand what she’s saying, and God knows I rail against the comic-book-movie filmmaking paradigm too. But it’s a tricky business, because those comic-book movies end up paying for the smaller art films, you know? And it’s also pretty rich considering that Kristen was a major part of a huge money-generating franchise with Twilight, and she’s openly discussed her desire to do big-budget action films too. She’s just as much a part of the “popularity contest” of Hollywood too, I’m just saying.

Also, Vogue did an interview with Kristen’s stylist Tara Swennen about how they chose all of Kristen’s Chanel looks for Cannes. I thought it was a situation where Chanel dictated to Kristen what she would be wearing, but Swennen says she and Kristen pulled the looks and tried to create a story around each one. Sure. You can read that Vogue piece here.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Lol at Alicia’s face. So smug.

    • Alexi says:

      Alicia has had work done….on her face for sure. Plus make up, major weight loss. Kristen is naturally gorgeous. Not sure why she’s trying to look like Courtney Love. I adore Courtney for her creativity -but Kristen’s fortunate to have great bones and this dirty 90s look is tragic when she could be doing some interesting work fashion wise……the world is her oyster and I am getting Nancy Spungen….Agreed….. Alicia is loving the paps and attention.

      • Beanie says:

        Blech. Really despise C. Love because of her treatment of people ‘close’ to her. Her former husband, her daughter come to mind. She seems exceedingly selfish. But, this thread is about Kristen. Kristen is genetically blessed for sure.

    • Annie says:

      She finally feels validated. Kristen never acted in public like they were a couple. She never held her hand. Soko was the one she flaunted everywhere. She never gave Alicia her place. So now Alicia feels like Cinderella but she should know who she’s dealing with. Kristen is unpredictable, and just like she stepped on her heart and flaunted her new girl in the press and Snapchat so shamelessly, she can do it again. I don’t know why she trusts her still, but Alicia has zero dignity and self-respect. This won’t last.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Smugface directed at Soko. My first thought. I hope Alicia doesn’t own a bunny.

  2. Jem says:

    I think they make a cute couple… Soko was a bit too weird. Alicia seems more grounded & supportive

  3. Karla says:

    I can’t stand the deluge of superhero movies. Hollywood is getting bad at storytelling but good at formulas and seem to pander to the teenage boy market a lot (nudity, cars, fart jokes, explosions.) I am not seeing ans have not seen any of the recent Superhero flicks because I’m burnt out from them and the last Avengers was just awful.

    • Skins says:

      I’m with you. Started watching Age of Ultron on HBO a couple of weeks ago. Made it through about 20 minutes and that was it. Waste of time.

    • tsc says:

      I do believe that there can be great superhero films (hello, The Dark Knight), but I agree with you that lately they’re all crap. I almost fell in a coma after Batman V. Superman

  4. Jegede says:

    I have never ever seen Twilight.
    I don’t know the dynamics of any of the characters or their love lives.

    But it seems Stewart has ever been this public with a relationship before.
    I mean red carpets and now this? Odd

    • sherry says:

      I will confess to being a Twilight Mom at one point. It was waaaaaay back before the first movie came out. By the time the final film came out, I was so over the entire thing. It was just too much.

      However, the first film was and is my favorite of the franchise as it had an Independent “art” film feel to it. The budget was low and the director did a great job.

      After that, it was all CGI, big blockbuster feeling Twilight installments …

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I actually really like the first one–the first one was really good. But by the time the second one came out on DVD I was over the series……

      • knower says:

        I have only seen the first film and I must say, I didn’t care for the story BUT…I noticed the cinematograpy was VERY good…so props to the DP.

  5. Saks says:

    Although I think Alicia suits Kristen better, I do find Soko prettier

    • Hannah says:

      Alicia isn’t a looker but she probably lets kstew be in control. She probably is just happy that Kstew wants to be with someone like her.I do think kstew is a little bit spoiled and needs a partner who doesn’t challenge her too much. She reminds me of Aguilera in this respect. Aguilera always dates basic looking men who used to be her assistants or something like that.

  6. toni says:

    She jeopardized two big budget movies the Twilight one and Snow White sequel with her affair so of course Hollywood studios aren’t hiring her and her shitty attitude doesn’t help. If she were offered she’d take the big movies Hollywood offers to Jennifer Lawrence.

    • Nick says:

      How did she jeopardize the Twilight franchise?

      Also considering how poor the Huntsman sequel did, in both critical and commercial, I’m sure Kristen is relived she wasn’t in it.

    • Ksarah says:

      I’m sorry, but you’re wrong TONI. She still gets a lot of offers from the studios, she just was’nt interested in thoses characters, or stories. Look it up on the net, you’ll see all the roles she was offerd And declined (50 shades of gray, divergent, etc…). She was also offered to play snowwhite in the sequel too (or so called “prequel”) but she did’nt like the script and refused to play it, they then changed it to focus the story on Hemsworth. And frankly she was damn right, considering How bad the movie bombed at the box office all around the world ! Lol
      I’m honnestly more impressed by someone like Kristen Stewart who folows her own path and stay true to herself, than the likes of Jennifer Laurence pretending to be “the adorable girl next door”, il just don’t buy that, at all ! (English is not my language, so sorry for any grammar error. 😜)

      • Div says:

        Eh that’s not exactly true imo and both JLaw and KStew play into their own schticks (I like both of them but it’s true). One plays up the girl next door, the other plays up the weird arty chick.. She was offered a role in the prequel but supposedly it was like a fifteen minute role. They were always going to structure it around Hemsworth and they only focused on the women in the advertising (Charlize was only in the film for maybe twenty minutes at most) after they got backlash for having major female stars, handing the prequel to the man, and touting themselves as a feminist film

      • Spiderpig says:

        Just because her PR claims she was offered a role doesn’t make it true…

  7. HH says:

    Were she and Soko an official couple? Or just dating? Because this turnaround seems quick. But what do I know? I’m so pedestrian. I love those popcorn-smashing, money-grubbing, popularity contest movies. ;)

    • Naya says:

      I think fling would probably be most accurate description.

    • Annie says:

      Soko confirmed it in a magazine and said she was very much in love. Kristen let herself be photographed with her like with no one else before, she was even on her Snapchat stories. It’s just that she moves on so fast and overlaps relationships that the whole thing ended much sooner. She probably didn’t want to take Soko to the Met Gala and share the spotlight with her at Cannes. The timing of the break up is interesting. Soko is not Alicia. She has her own career and is very famous in France.

  8. Naya says:

    It was pretty clear that Soko pushed (demanded?) Kristen for a proper public relationship and Alicia gets to reap the benefits of a more expressive girlfriend. Too bad Soko turned out to be such a bunny boiler type, I may have felt a little sorry for her otherwise.

  9. Gatita says:

    I’m amazed by how KStew crafts this super-rebel image while modeling Chanel at Cannes and living off Twilight residuals. I don’t much like her but I have to respect her next level PR game.

    Alicia’s coming off like a doormat in all this. Was she just waiting by the phone while Soko and Kristen paraded for the paps?

    • FingerBinger says:

      I came here to same thing about Alicia being a doormat. Kristen has a fling but Alicia doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.

    • Annie says:

      Alicia gave up everything to follow Kristen around for years. Like a 50′s housewife. She had nothing of her own but Kristen. She was Kristen’s partner, assistant, valet, carried her bags, ans she probably took care of the house and dogs when Kristen was away. Then Kristen steps on her heart and Alicia loses everything and starts moping around publicly on Tumblr and on Twitter, letting everyone know how heartbroken she was while Kristen’s PDA tour with Soko hit Paris and LA. Of course she was waiting by the phone. She has no self-respect. Kristen was pretty heartless rubbing her new relationship in, holding her hand as soon as she saw the paparazzi. How do you take her back so easily? Even I felt bad for her. I’m so confused by this shitshow but I take away one thing: Kristen uses people and Alicia needs to love herself. (Also, she needs to stop dressing like Robert Pattinson! Wtf?).

      • Anname says:

        Her outfit is an exact replica of an outfit Rob was papped in (with twigs) last year, down to the same brand hat and the odd shirt buttoning. It’s hard to believe it is coincidental when it’s that specific.

      • GinaG says:

        So, Kristen is copying Soko and Alicia is copying R-Patz? LOL, we need you, Mr. Freud…

      • Div says:

        @Anname
        You seriously believe that? KStew and RPattz were pretty clearly a showmance and even if they were real that was over like five years ago. I don’t understand why some of you Rpattz stans and some of the KStew stans think either one cares what the other does. They do have a similar style but so does every hipster in my hood, and I don’t doubt during Twilight they were probably gifted tons of the same swag by clothing companies.

      • Anname says:

        Not a showmance in my opinion, I totally disagree with you on that.
        I have no idea why Alicia would dress like Rob. But like I said, the outfit is a perfect match, not just similar. What are the odds of that? I just think it’s weird.

      • Div says:

        @Anname
        She’s wearing a denim shirt, skinny jeans, and a beanie. I also have those items in my closet even if I’m not a hipster. I don’t think it’s weird at all and it’s only weird if you overanalyze it.

        Hipsters all have a similar look and often even stick to similar brands like AA and WildFang. Fashionista has also mentioned that companies send out tons of the same swag to various stylists in the hopes of celebs wearing the sh*t and getting photographed in it and Alicia probably has access to KStew’s clothes. Similar hipster style is a hell of a lot more likely than them looking to RPattz for style inspiration

        Maybe it wasn’t a showmance but again I doubt RPatz and Kstew care what the other does years later despite certain factions of stans warring with one another for pointless reasons.

      • Anname says:

        Div – agree to disagree. You can minimize the replica outfit as just hipster wear, but it looks to me like an exact match, worn the exact same way (getting repetitive so I am stopping here).

    • mia girl says:

      People, people. Alicia is not a doormat! She is a trusted, loyal friend who is just helping to keep the truth on the down low.

      I have a cousin on the inside and she swears that the breakup was fake and that Kristen and Soko are still very much together and in love. Kristen has been sending signs this whole time. The hair, the makeup inspired by Soko are her way of letting Soko know that she’s with her even when she’s not. Also, those necklaces that Kristen is wearing are the same ones she began to wear when she and Soko first got papped. She is telling us that she is keeping Soko close to her heart!

      And look at the cut-off shirt. There is clearly a little belly there and that is because she and Soko are going to have their first child – Petit Pois!

      Soksten 4Eva!

  10. Mac says:

    Kristen seems happy, confident and doing what she seems to love acting. She has a number of films coming out. And she will be directing a short. I can see why being around Alicia would be more attractive than Soko. Maybe Kristen does not have time for the drama.

  11. Starkiller says:

    To borrow a line from Scott Rudin, what a minimally talented spoiled brat. She “feel[s] at home [there]“? How can you possibly feel at home in a country where you don’t speak the language, the people don’t want you there, with which you share no heritage or cultural ties? I would lay money that other than Cannes, she’s never been outside of Paris, and when she is there, she never sets foot outside of the 7th/16th, will only speak English and expects everyone to kiss her arse. The sense of entitlement is absolutely astounding.

  12. Talie says:

    It’s weird she left since she is the favorite to win Best Actress.

    • Leah says:

      Marion Cotillard, Ruth Negga and Sonia Braga have a lot of buzz. Oscar buzz even.

      • Div says:

        Uh, Marion was ripped apart for her performance in Dolan’s film and her other film was just plain bad…not even polarizing. Nobody thinks she has the slightest possibility.

        Sonia is tipped to win though even if Ruth has Oscar buzz, but several of the critics have included KStew and Isabelle in the possibilities.

      • Leah says:

        Depends who you read Div, there are some sites that fancy Cotillard.
        The guardian just tipped Negga to win, her and Braga seems to be the most buzzed about?
        Andrea Arnolds film apparently also has stellar acting from both the female and male lead, indiewire mentioned the female lead as a possibility.

      • Div says:

        Shrug, I haven’t seen a single site mention Cotillard but then again I keep mostly to IndieWire, The Guardian, Variety, and a few French sites and a handful of critics on twitter. French critics are harder on Marion for some reason but she’s been ripped by a lot of people…and it does seem a bit unfair since neither of her characters seemed to be well written.

        I definitely think it will be Sonia Braga though and she does seem to have almost as much buzz as Negga. Cannes has that rule where if a film wins one award it can’t be awarded for a different award and I feel like Loving will win the Palm and therefore take Ruth out of the running for the actress prize. Sasha Lane from Arnold’s American Honey could definitely be a spoiler tho along with Isabelle or KStew.

        It’s all up to the jury in the long run though and supposedly they loved American Honey which might make them regard Sasha’s performance in a better light than Sonia’s…..

    • Dangles says:

      Yay. Finally people are starting to talk about the performances and not just “who wore what best”

  13. Loo says:

    I kinda like Stewart but I doubt her absence from big Hollywood films is her own doing the way she sometimes pretends. The Snow White scandal, unfairly, hurt her career and now she is slowly but surely building it back up. If she were offered big films I have no doubt that she would take the offers.

  14. tiny martian says:

    Hell must be freezing over, because for once I agree with Kristen Stewart! I’m totally with her regarding the differing motivations behind film making in Europe vs. the U.S.

    That being said, didn’t she just say very recently that she’s just a girl from the valley who loves a good popcorn flick and wants to make a big budget mainstream film? Because I’m sure I read that somewhere. I get it if she wants to make both indies and blockbusters, but she seems to have a hard time expressing the desire to do one without tearing down the other at the same time!

    • Div says:

      Yeah, she definitely said that and she followed this comment up with a similar thing (I read the interview) so it sounds incredibly contradictory.

      She needs to learn to express herself—I get what she is trying to say, in that both indie films and popcorn films have value but the US is more concerned with what money which leads to thinks like Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. However, she sounds like she’s contradicting herself in the same interview because she phrases the sentiment poorly.

  15. Div says:

    Eh, to be fair she followed it up by saying big films have value outside of a financial one a lot of the time–but I did cackle a little because Twilight certainly didn’t have any value.

    Soko’s acting more than a little nutty considering her drama over someone she dated for like a month. According to one of the tabloids KStew and Alicia had a mutual break up because they argued about KStew always being out of the area for work. Kind of wondering if KStew was obvious with Soko/used her to make her ex jealous because her ex started dropping sad songs on tumblr after they went public and then five minutes later KStew dumped Soko and went back to her. Then again, Soko saying she was in love to magazines after like a week of dating and loving snapchat may have freaked out KStew.

  16. jenn12 says:

    Has this woman ever been alone? She has been in one relationship after another since she was a teenager, and most of them overlap one another.

    • Deidra says:

      It’s obvious Kristen isn’t as independent and confident as she wants to be seen by public, she must have certain psychological problems to always have her relationships overlap and she seems to be unable to be alone in general – wherever she goes (even on movie sets) she’s surrounded by a bunch of “friends” who look more like leeches living off her and having a lot of fun at her expense.

  17. LolaHuesos says:

    I can see Soko going all ‘I’ll Kill Her’ again.

  18. madi says:

    About european vs. american cinema: she told many times she loves european/french industry because of the desire to simply create and tell stories as opposed to american movies where right packaging in order to achieve maximum profit seems to be the goal. Considering what Twilight became, she’s talking about her experience. Still she said that she likes big movies because that’s what she watched growing up in the Valley. She likes both worlds for different reasons. Juliette Binoches said something similar about it in Cannes.

  19. drnotknowitall says:

    I think Soko is way too needy and wanted to probably get married within the first five minutes of meeting Kristen. Smart girl ran the other way and probably realized she had a good thing with Alicia.

  20. Veronica says:

    I really wish she’d stop pretending like the indie film trek wasn’t an entirely intentional career strategy to build up a reputable acting background after Twilight. It was a smart move – so why not own it? This being said, I agree that mainstream American cinema is definitely a lot more restrictive in its aims than others – if only because the financial stakes are so high.

  21. poppy says:

    she’s wearing her carhartt all wrong. these kids don’t know jack and should get off my lawn.

  22. JRenee says:

    Hope they all know what they are doing. Seems like Kristin leaves a trail of broken hearts in her wake…