Looking for an antidote to stuff, black-tie parties and red carpet reports? For the pas three years, The American Pavilion has hosted a karaoke night at Cannes -- and last night's guest of honor was none other than John Cameron Mitchell, the writer-director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the out-of-competition cause celebre of this year's fest, Shortbus, captured above performing "New York, New York." More photos -- and more Shortbus cast -- after the jump.

With all the Superman Returns marketing Warner's has over here, it had to happen: Petra Palenia of CSU-LA's Film School performs Three Doors Down's "Kryptonite."



PJ De Boy and Paul Dawson of Shortbus perform "I Got You, Babe."



Your fearless corespondent, performing Modern English's "Melt with You."