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Carla Bruni ‘befriends homeless man’ in Paris

December 22, 2009

Christmas tree ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris

It is a heart-warming tale of rags and riches – or first lady and the tramp.

Carla Bruni has reportedly befriended a homeless man who lives near her home in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, giving him money and talking about music.

The wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy had even offered to put Denis up in a hotel, he told Closer magazine.

He said the two had struck up conversation as the Italian-born model and singer, 41, passed Denis on the daily school run with her son.

“She asks after me, she gives me one or two 50- or 100-euro notes,” Denis, 53, was quoted as saying by the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

He added that the two discussed books or music, and the first lady had even given him a signed copy of her latest album.

But Denis turned down Ms Bruni’s offer to put him up in a hotel room for a month.

“It’s not that I enjoy being in the street but I’ve got my habits,” he was quoted as saying. “People say it’s cold. That’s true but I’m well covered-up.

“What’s more, Carla gave me a military-type duvet, which keeps me warm.”

Denis was interviewed by Closer after Ms Bruni mentioned their conversations in an interview with Macadam, a magazine sold by the homeless.

Ms Bruni married twice-divorced French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 after a whirlwind romance.

source BBC
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Last Night in NYC

November 20, 2009
A model walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion show in New York
Chanel Iman “poses”at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in New York City on November 19, 2009.
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Oprah Winfrey to end her talk show in 2011 [25yrs feel right in my bones]

November 20, 2009
2009 AFI Film Festival Premiere of Precious

Oh My ! All mom-and-pop and unemployed population are already on tears left alone without any idea of an another messy, juicy talk show they can switch on.The Oprah Winfrey Show is to end in September 2011 after more than two decades on air, the production company behind the programme has said.A spokesman for the star’s Harpo production company would not say why Winfrey had decided to quit, but said she would discuss it on Friday’s show.

Winfrey is expected to focus instead on the launch of her own TV channel.

She already runs a satellite radio station, Oprah Radio, with presenters including Dr Maya Angelou and sex therapist Dr Laura Berman.

“The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on 9 September 2011,” Tim Bennett, president of Winfrey’s Harpo production company, wrote in a letter to affiliates.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, currently syndicated in 145 countries, has transformed the star into a cultural phenomenon.

The introduction of Oprah’s Book Club helped authors whose novels were selected become bestsellers overnight, and Winfrey’s support for US President Barack Obama was seen as crucial to his presidential election campaign.

Winfrey’s empire also includes a magazine, books and, from 2011, a cable TV network.

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture between Winfrey and Discovery Communications and is set to replace the Discovery Health Channel in more than 70 million US homes.

The end of the programme will be a blow to distributor CBS, which earns a percentage of licensing fees – estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars – from the more than 200 local ABC TV stations across the US that broadcast it.

Many stations also built their schedules around Winfrey’s show, using it to promote other programmes while also delivering a large audience to their local news programming.

source BBC
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Carla Bruni Sarkozy From Supermodel to First Lady

November 17, 2009
EXCLUSIVE - Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arriving at the TV show 'Vivement Dimanche' in Paris
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arriving at the TV show ‘Vivement Dimanche’ in Paris, France on November 4, 2009
Bio from the French Magazine Paris Match

Though the French profess a certain disdain for Sarkozy’s unpresidential style, they clearly cannot get enough. “Carla has led many lives,” the noted journalist Christine Ockrent, whose companion, Bernard Kouchner, is the French foreign minister, tells me. “She’s a kind of alpha female. She was never a courtesan like Pamela Harriman—she was more like a female Don Juan.” Carla Bruni is no stranger to privilege.

In the opening scene of her sister Valeria’s semi-autobiographical film, It’s Easier for a Camel … , the female protagonist goes to church to confess, “I am rich—I am very, very rich.” Bruni was born into one of the industrial dynasties in Turin. The family fortune came from the ceat company, which produced electrical cable. Alberto Bruni-Tedeschi, the patriarch, however, was as much a composer and art collector as a capitalist. “He could converse on anything from A to Z,” says a family friend.

Carla’s extroverted mother, Marisa, who appears in Valeria’s films, was a concert pianist. Carla, Valeria, and their brother, Virginio, grew up on a vast estate outside the city. Carla studied piano, violin, and guitar. “Ours were not the kind of parents who would spend time with children,” she tells me. But neither, she adds, were they interested “in the power of money. Maybe because my parents were artists.

I remember that every time my father had to choose between increasing his business and going to the museum he would go to the museum, and I think that was transmitted to us.” In 1975, when the Red Brigades were kidnapping wealthy individuals, Carla’s family moved to Paris, where she attended an Italian school and received a French baccalaureate. Her parents expected her to continue her studies, but she soon tired of the 37 Métro stops it took to get to classes on art and architecture, and she couldn’t wait to be on her own. So when her brother’s girlfriend, a model, told her to try modeling, she made her move. “What I wanted was to be free, independent of my parents,” says Carla. “Modeling is a fast-acting job—right away you get to work, and you learn in two or three months by working.” That became her pattern: take on a big challenge, learn fast, and land on top.

Garden Party at Elysee Palace - Paris
French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrives at Elysee Palace in Paris, France on July 14, 2009 after the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysee avenue
Carla Bruni Sarkozy on the web

Though its bugging from time to time since its launch thanks to high traffic, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy website,carlabrunisarkozy.org, made its ranks within a bunch of other highly read political news websites.Among them the artistically acclaimed Segoléne Royal’s website, she was a presidential candidate for 2007.Club Villepin.fr, the former Prime Minister website and Elysée twitter account ..etc

A start with bugs and media coverage, discovering a design with pastel colors, clean, inspiring glossy upscale,the French quickly drawn the parallel with “ Your desired Future’ Ségoléne Royal website which has caused an overnight media firestorm.But not so fast, the comparison stoped at the design similarities, Segolene Royal being a left -wing politician as opposed to Carla Bruni Sarkozy whom married a right- wing politician.

Mandela Day: A 46664 Celebration Concert - Show
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy performs during the Mandela Day

While the singer has already a site dedicated to her albums, this new portal, created by Zeni, the agency’s Web Keyrus group, leans on her other hats – each with its own color code: Ambassador activities for the Global Funds against AIDS, those of her foundation which are aimed to “facilitate access to culture, education and knowledge to fight against social inequalities, and Finally, Carla, first lady.

It gives a homepage  where we can pretty much find everything from  an article listing the “10 things to know about AIDS,”  to another on the culture in prison or the story of her day with Michelle Obama in Pittsburgh and an interview with Jean-Paul Gautier, etc..

“In many parts of the world, when one hears the name” Carla “, it is likely to be Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. But since December 15, 2007, where she was seen with the president, its has  dramatically increased, she’s more popular as ever.

Official Welcome Ceremony For President Sarkozy
President Sarkozy, Queen Elizabeth II and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor on March 26, 2008 in England

carlaburnisarkozy.org

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Last Night in Moscow

November 15, 2009
Russian RnB star Timati and his Black Star Band perform in Moscow
Rapper Timati with his Black Star Band performs The Boss show in the Milk nightclub.
Though we’re in the age of internet and fast communications around the world, I would never ever have guessed Hip Hop music having an audience in Russia until i heard  recently of  Rapper Timati whom litterally stunned on them- he became famous due to a daddy’s money… all Russian-language people do not respect him and of course  talented russian rappers don’t like this idiot -when its comes to rap in Russian.. Aside the hot chicks whispering from time to time i didnt have a clue about what he was saying when i watched the music video, but i have to admitt rapping in russian is pretty much awesome in a certain kind of way.
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Anthony Mackie will join 24 hours Play on Broadway

October 27, 2009

Among the many performers scheduled to take part in the event are Ashton Kutcher ,Demi Moore, and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, Sam Rockwell, Julia Stiles,Rachel Dratch and the downtown power couple of David Cross and Amber Tamblyn.

Lavo Restaurant and Nightclub Grand Opening

This year’s playwrights include David Lindsay-Abaire, Nathan Jackson and Theresa Rebeck, and the musical guests include the Swedish rock band A Camp. The annual production, which will take place on Nov. 9 at the American Airlines Theater, calls for creative types to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just under a day. The event is sponsored by Montblanc and is a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, which provides arts programs for New York public schools.

source NYtimes.com