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Frenchwoman Freed From Mexico Prison After Outcry

Florence Cassez had been sentenced for kidnapping

(Newser) - A Frenchwoman whose 60-year Mexican prison sentence caused international controversy was released from jail yesterday. Florence Cassez was sentenced in 2005 for her role in a kidnapping gang after television showed her arrest as three victims were freed. But the segment was staged by police: In fact, she'd been... More »

Sorry, Sarko: Carla Bruni Backs Gay Marriage

Says it's personal, not political, for her

(Newser) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy opposes gay marriage—but his wife feels otherwise. With the country considering a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, Bruni tells France's Vogue that she's "rather in favor because I have a lot of friends—men and women—who are in... More »

Carla Bruni Flips on Wig to Stalk Paris Incognito

Trying to blend in as Nicolas Sarkozy battles for political life

(Newser) - French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy likes to mingle with the hoi polloi in Paris—but she does does so, incognito, in a wig, she reveals. "With a wig on, no one recognizes me on the Metro," she tells the Nouvel Observateur . "Recently, I even had my... More »

France's Woman of Year: DSK Wife

Poll finds Anne Sinclair more popular than husband's successor at IMF

(Newser) - Standing by her man has made Anne Sinclair a very popular woman in France. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife has been named as woman of the year by a French women's magazine after topping an opinion poll, the New York Post reports. With 25%, Sinclair came out ahead of Christine... More »

Carla Bruni, Baby Girl Head Home

Nicolas Sarkozy off dealing with eurozone crisis

(Newser) - French first lady Carla Bruni headed home today with the littlest Sarkozy in hand, leaving the Paris clinic where she gave birth to daughter Giulia on Wednesday. The baby is the first born to a sitting French president, notes the AP, a fact that was evident by Nicolas Sarkozy's... More »

It's a Girl for Carla Bruni

Sarkozy's newborn is first French presidential baby

(Newser) - A child has been born to a serving president for the first time in modern French history. Carla Bruni gave birth to a baby girl at a clinic in Paris last night, the BBC reports. The 43-year-old mom—who told interviewers recently that she was bored with being pregnant and... More »

Carla Bruni: Media Will Never Get Photos of My Baby

Good luck with that one!

(Newser) - In what sounds a whole lot like a challenge to the paparazzi, Carla Bruni has announced that she will not allow the media to get its hands on the child she is expecting next month with Nicolas Sarkozy. "You don't have a child for the gallery," said... More »

Carla Bruni Finally Confirms Pregnancy

None of us are shocked, of course

(Newser) - Maybe it's because photos of her obviously-pregnant bikini belly were recently splashed all over the Internet, but French first lady Carla Bruni has finally, finally confirmed she's with child. The big reveal comes two months after her father-in-law made the happy announcement himself. No word yet on the... More »

Sarko's Dad: Yep, Carla's Pregnant

82-year-old confirms Bruni pregnancy, is sure it's a girl

(Newser) - There's one more tongue wagging about whether Carla Bruni is pregnant : father-in-law Pal Sarkozy. The octogenarian papa of French president Nicolas Sarkozy says that the pair are definitely expecting, reports the AP. "Neither wants to know the gender beforehand, but I'm certain it will be a girl,... More »

Bruni a No-Show at Cannes, Fueling Pregnancy Buzz

Bruni has small role in Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris'

(Newser) - One couple was noticeably missing at the premiere of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris at the Cannes Film Festival last night: Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni, an absence that has fueled speculation that the first lady is indeed pregnant . The festival announced weeks ago that it would open with... More »

Woody Allen Surprises: Midnight Is a Delight

He opens Cannes with a pleasant comedy

(Newser) - No wonder audiences at Cannes loved the opening film, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, writes Andrew O'Hehir at Salon . It's a "lightweight, rather silly fantasy about the eternal allure of the City of Light." And while that sounds like the set-up for a negative review,... More »

Carla Bruni Pregnant: Reports

Rumor has been wrong in the past, but appears more credible this time

(Newser) - Maybe this will boost Nicolas Sarkozy's reelection chances: Wife Carla Bruni is reportedly pregnant. Though such a rumor has emerged before (three times in as many years, one French newspaper notes), this report appears to be more credible than previous ones. The Daily Mail notes that the news appeared... More »

Sarkozy to Editor: I Could Smash Your Face

French president defends the honor of his 'man-eating' lady love

(Newser) - Rarely one to hold his tongue, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has now been accused of a real doozie of a verbal assault—aimed at a journalist. He threatened to "smash" the face of an editor who called Sarkozy's then-future First Lady Carla Bruni a "man eater." The... More »

Carla Bruni: I'm Not a Lefty Any More

Sarkozy can now count on wife's vote

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni celebrate 3 years of marriage this week, and she's giving him quite the anniversary present: She'll probably vote for him next year. Bruni—who supported the conservative French president's Socialist rival in 2007 and told interviewers two years ago she was "instinctively left-wing"—... More »

Vatican Nixed Carla Bruni Visit

Pope 'feared press would print racy photos'

(Newser) - The Vatican had a request for Nicolas Sarkozy ahead of the French president's meeting with Pope Benedict XVI last week: Leave your wife at home. Sources say that the pontiff feared that the Italian press would pair his photo with pictures of a scantily-clad or nude Carla Bruni from her... More »

Michelle to Carla: Being First Lady Is 'Hell'

Two new books will likely embarrass both first ladies

(Newser) - Just in time for election season, a story Michelle Obama can't possibly be happy to see: In a new book, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy claims Obama told her that being first lady is "hell. I can't stand it!" (The White House and the French Embassy in Washington deny that Obama... More »

Tell-All to Lift Curtain on Carla Bruni's Sex Life

Palace will take any attack on first lady 'very seriously'

(Newser) - One problem with marrying a celebrity when you’re the president of France: Unauthorized tell-alls are even more embarrassing than usual. Nicolas Sarkozy is probably not looking forward to the publication of a yet-to-be-titled book that promises to expose wife Carla Bruni’s “secret life and lovers.” No... More »

Iran: Carla Bruni Is a Prostitute

Attack follows petition calling for release of woman

(Newser) - An Iranian newspaper controlled by the government has called French First Lady Carla Bruni and actress Isabelle Adjani "prostitutes" in an editorial slamming them for signing a petition calling for the release of a woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Iranian state TV also... More »

2010's Best Dressed

From socialites to princesses, they're all here

(Newser) - Vanity Fair ’s 2010 International Best Dressed List is out, and it really is international: The top 10 includes three first ladies and a crown princess. Click through it in the gallery, or to see the complete list, which includes Alec Baldwin and Lady Gaga, click here . Or,... More »

Carla Bruni Needs 35 Takes Per Scene

Perhaps her prediction of being 'hopeless' was spot-on

(Newser) - Carla Bruni may be Woody Allen’s latest muse , but that doesn’t mean her acting skills are so hot. The French first lady needed 35 takes to film one simple scene in Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Bruni didn’t even have any lines in the scene, which involved... More »

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