Did Jean Reno have a heart attack?

According to reports, 60 year old French actor Jean Reno suffered from a heart attack while vacationing at singer Johnny Hallyday’s home in St Bart’s with his wife Zofia. Reno went on to be airlifted to an ICU in nearby Fort-de-France. Thankfully, Reno was discharged from the hospital at 9 PM last night and is now fine. Reno’s publicist doesn’t seem to think so however, and has denied the incident:

‘He is vacationing in the Caribbean and went to a local hospital as a precaution for some discomfort he was feeling due to heartburn and gastroenteritis.

‘It was definitely was not a heart attack. He is fine and healthy and enjoying the rest of his vacation travelling in the Caribbean.

‘I think he was just enjoying vacation and probably ate a little too much spicy Caribbean food.’

Whatever, we’re just glad he’s OK. Jean Reno (born Juan Moreno), one of France’s most popular actors is probably best known to international audiences for his titular role in Luc Besson’s Léon: The Professional, and through his American movies, which include Mission:Impossible, Godzilla, Ronin, Just Visiting, Rollerball, Hotel Rwanda, The Da Vinci Code, Flyboys and the Pink Panther remake series. Many of his French movies are worth checking out including (but not limited to) The Crimson Rivers, The Visitors and Wasabi.

Fun Fact: Mr Reno and myself attended the same high school!

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New Trailer: The Secret Life Of Bees

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball), The Secret Life Of Bees is a forthcoming adventure/drama based on a bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Here’s the book’s synopsis, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina – a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introuced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna.

From the looks of the trailer, this seems like it could a nice movie, in a wholesome fun for the whole family kind of way (sort of like The Pursuit Of Happyness, which isn’t surprising since Will Smith is producing). Set for release in the USA on October 17th, The Secret Life Of Bees stars Dakota Fanning (Charlotte’s Web), who’s turning into a very pretty girl, Queen Latifah (Mad Money), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Alicia Keys (Smokin’ Aces), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) and Hilarie Burton (The CW’s One Tree Hill).