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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Note to Comedians: Don't Mock Sarko

Stephane Guillon gets canned

(Newser) - Getting paid by the government to poke fun at politicians sounds like nice work if you can get it—and while you can keep it. French comedian Stéphane Guillon was hired to spice up the morning schedule at a state-owned radio station—then fired was after mocking Nicolas Sarkozy's... 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 »

Sarkozys' Sex Life So Hot It Stops Clocks

New book spills about why the French first couple is late so often

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy once kept a head of state waiting for a meeting, but they had a good excuse—they were having sex. The revelation about the French president and his ex-supermodel wife gets juicier, ABC News reports: It involves the Obamas. No, not like that! Bruni-Sarkozy "... More »

Bruni, Sarkozy Affairs!? France: Zzzzz

French don't much care if president, first lady are playing the field

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni may or may not be carrying on various torrid affairs, but frankly, my dears, France doesn't give a damn. Amid swirling rumors of blatant infidelities, Cassandra Jardine of the Telegraph went hunting for the scoop—only to find a solid wall of indifference as to... More »

Bruni, Sarkozy Sleeping With Lovers: Press

Carla with singer, Prez cuddling minister, says media

(Newser) - The French media is buzzing with rumors that President Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla Bruni have both found lovers. Bruni has reportedly hopped into the bed of hunky French musician Benjamin Biolay, and the president quickly found solace in the arms of his comely junior minister for ecology, Chantal... More »

Carla Bruni Goes Braless, Brits Go Nuts

French first lady's fashion decision attracts attention across the Channel

(Newser) - Carla Bruni looked gorgeous at this week's state dinner for Russian president Dmitri Medvedev and his wife, Svetlana. The former model towered over her husband, French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in heels and a green Roland Mouret gown that left little to the imagination—including the fact that she wasn't wearing... More »

'Unqualified' Bruni Pal Snags Top French Job

French grouse that model has hubby wrapped around her finger.

(Newser) - The Sarkozy administration is being hit with another charge of nepotism as an "unqualified" pal of French First Lady Carla Bruni has snagged a top government job. Interior designer François Baudot, 60, the godfather of Bruni's son from an earlier relationship, is the new $72,000-a-year inspector general... More »

Carla Bruni Befriends Homeless Man

France's first lady has offered to pay his bills at a hotel

(Newser) - Carla Bruni has a new friend, Denis, who lives near her luxury apartment—but on the street. France's first lady met the 53-year-old homeless man while taking her son to school, and the two have struck up a relationship. "She asks after me, she gives me one or two... More »

Michelle More Stylish Than Carla: French Mag

US first lady tops Elle's 'political chic' category

(Newser) - The French edition of Elle magazine puts Michelle Obama at the top of the "political chic" category in its yearly best-dressed list—ahead of French first lady Carla Bruni, a former supermodel. Elle said it favored strong personalities and distinctive styles in this year's selection, and marveled that "... More »

Carla Bruni to Star in Woody Allen Flick

French first lady returns director's fawning with a 'yes'

(Newser) - French first lady Carla Bruni doesn’t have any delusions about her acting ability—“Perhaps I’ll be completely hopeless”—but when Woody Allen comes a-knocking, you don’t say no. The director has asked the former model to appear in an upcoming movie after meeting her earlier... More »

Bruni Nudie Yanked From Sale After Flat Bids

Offers for photo fail to reach auction reserve price

(Newser) - A nude photo of Carla Bruni failed to raise any excitement at a recent Paris auction. The German seller withdrew the black-and-white nude from sale after the bidding only reached $8,600, the Huffington Post reports. Another copy of the same photo of the French president's wife fetched $91,000... More »

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