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Fashion activists name and shame the fur-clad celebs

26 December 2009 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Among those attacked for their choice of clothing are Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta Jones and Rihanna

Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Elizabeth Hurley are used to dominating society's best-dressed lists. But this week they will find themselves topping a more dishonourable fashion list.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Foundation has drawn up a roll call of the fashion world's Worst Dressed Celebrities based on their penchant for pelts. The Duchess of Cornwall and Shirley Bassey will also grace the list, as will football Wags Coleen Rooney and Alex Gerrard, and the singer Rihanna.

The "winner", to be chosen in an online poll, will be announced in February by Stella McCartney, a vegetarian who refuses to use any leather and fur in her designs.

The award is considered to be a powerful weapon in the fight against fur. Last year Paris Hilton and Christina Ricci announced a »

- Amelia Hill

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Prince William, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy`s work with homeless

22 December 2009 6:50 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Prince William along with French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have drawn attention to the homeless. The prince reportedly took a sleeping bag out into the streets of London and slept near some garbage cans last week in below freezing weather. Afterward he made breakfast and served it to the homeless for the charity Centrepoint. William said: 'I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets. I cannot, after one night, even begin to imagine what it must be like to sleep rough on London's streets night after night.' He showed his grasp of what causes homelessness, saying: 'Poverty, mental illness, drug »

- Philippa Bourke

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The Measure: The X Factor final, Opening Ceremony shoes, Agyness Deyn and Carla Bruni

11 December 2009 4:31 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

We're loving the anticipation of The X Factor final and Opening Ceremony's spring '10 shoes. We're hating Aggy's supersized lashes and the idea of Bruni in the latest Woody Allen

Going up

The X Factor final What will Cheryl wear? What will Dannii do with her hair? Forget watercooler TV – this is cocktail party TV

Lime and orange TicTacs There's just something bauble-esque and festive about the little plastic box. Plus they're way lower in calories than a mince pie

Short suits The standout high street trend for 2010

Key necklaces The new charm bracelets

Next season's Opening Ceremony's shoes Is it wrong to want them now? We're bookmarking asos.com anyway

Going down

New season bag dilemmas Do we want the Roger Vivier Metro bag in leopard or zebra? How are we meant to choose? Life is so cruel

Christmas cards We're not going all Bah Humbug, but what with the post and the price, »

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Woody Allen Gets His First Lady

30 November 2009 1:03 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A few months ago, we reported that Woody Allen was considering offering a part in his next movie to France.s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. It was a reasonable consideration for Allen, since Bruni-Sarkozy is not only a model but has acting experience as well. Now it seems that Woody has gotten his wish. According to Dark Horizons, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has signed on to play a small role in Allen.s next film, to be set in France. Good ol. Woody is still finishing up the script, so plot details are still under wraps, even for Carla, who said that Allen refused to tell her what role she would play. She said, .I said, .yes.. I do everything a little bit blindly. If I don't, I won't do anything.. This is not the London-based You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger starring Josh Brolin but the flick that will follow. »

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Polanski's Family Grateful For Sarkozy's Help

30 November 2009 12:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Roman Polanski's family has thanked French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his efforts in securing the director's freedom.

Polanski was granted bail earlier this month and will spend Christmas under house arrest at his alpine chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland.

The moviemaker's sister-in-law believes the French leader has played a large part in making the release happen.

Mathilde Seigner tells Le Parisien newspaper, "I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it is thanks to the President that Roman has been freed, but he has been super. The President has been very effective.”

Recent rumours suggested Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni, had urged her husband to intervene as Polanski and his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, are longtime acquaintances of the singer.

Sarkozy came under fire for offering his support to Polanski in October after insisting a 76-year-old man should not have been arrested for crimes he committed decades ago.

The president said at the time, "I understand that people are shocked by the gravity of the accusations against Roman Polanski, but... it is not a good administration of justice to do this 32 years after the facts when the person concerned is today 76 years old."

Polanski, who fled to France in 1978 as he awaited sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a Hollywood party, was arrested by Swiss authorities while attending a film festival in Zurich in September. »

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Carla Is Woody Allen's First Lady

26 November 2009 3:18 AM, PST | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Let's hope Woody Allen is planning on recreating his recent success with Vicky Cristina Barcelona and not the shame of duds such as Match Point, Scoop and Cassandra's Dream as he has a very important and influential star on board, with a husband who wouldn't take kindly to it coming up short.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas, has agreed to try out acting for the legendary director - having already added politics to the modelling and musical strings on her bow.

Although she has already agreed to be in his next film, she admits that she knows nothing about the role she is set to play or even whether she will be able to act: "I'm not at all an actress. Maybe I'll be absolutely terrible."

But she said that she had entered into the project, despite the lack of details offered to her, because it was an »

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Could Carla Bruni be the next Mia Farrow?

25 November 2009 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

France's first lady has agreed to be in a Woody Allen film. She's such an obvious choice, we should have predicted it

Why on earth didn't we predict it long ago? France's first lady, Carla Bruni, has revealed that Woody Allen has asked her to be in one of his films, despite her complete lack of acting experience. And she has said yes.

Bruni – of course! She is a quintessential Minor Woody Allen Character: sexy, wealthy, European in that luxury-hotel sense that he adores, liberated in a pre-feminist sort of way, with creative aspirations that are preposterous but which powerful, besotted men might well indulge in the hope of getting inside her exquisitely tailored culottes.

Bruni is the classic unattainable woman from a golden-age Woody Allen picture: the sort who might get a party-scene cameo, towering sexily over him while giving her deadpan opinions on literary or artistic topics – opinions with which he, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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France's First Lady: Oui to Woody Allen Film

25 November 2009 2:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By the Hollywood Reporter

France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, says she's agreed to appear in Woody Allen's next film. 

The former supermodel, wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy and aspiring singer-songwriter says she doesn't know what role Allen has in store for her -- and admits she could be a terrible actress.

Sarkozy made the revelation on Canal Plus television, where she appeared for an interview and duet with crooner Harry Connick Jr.

Read more at the Hollywood Report »

- Josh Dickey

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Casting Notes: Carla Bruni in Woody Allen’s Next; Guy Pearce in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps

25 November 2009 6:55 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Casting news will be thin until next week; Hollywood basically rolls up the sidewalks when a holiday like Thanksgiving comes around. Don't expect much news. But we've got a weird note and a good one to get today going. Woody Allen is working at a breakneck pace. There's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, his latest London-set film, which is already in post-production. He's already thinking about his follow-up, which is said to be a romantic drama set in Paris. Back in June he met French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and shortly after that he offered Bruni a role in his next film. Now she says she's accepted, though in classic style for anyone taking a role in an upcoming Allen film, she doesn't know what she'll be playing. "He offered me a role in his next movie," Bruni-Sarkozy told Canal Plus. "I don’t »

- Russ Fischer

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to Appear in Woody Allen's Next Project

25 November 2009 6:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

France's first lady and former supermodel, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has agreed to be in Woody Allen's next film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruni-Sarkozy doesn't know what role Allen has in store for her and admits she could be a terrible actress.

Allen "asked me to be in his next film," she said on Canal Plus television, where she appeared for an interview and duet with crooner Harry Connick Jr.

Asked if he had told her what part she would play, Bruni-Sarkozy replied: "No. But I said 'yes'... I do everything a little bit blindly. If I don't, I won't do anything."

"I'm not at all an actress. Maybe I'll be absolutely terrible," she added.

Bruni-Sarkozy, now a singer-songwriter, has largely shelved her concert tour plans to make way for her responsibilities as France's first lady.

No production date has been announced.

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Bruni Couldn't Refuse Allen Movie Offer

25 November 2009 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

French First Lady Carla Bruni was so desperate to work with Woody Allen, she accepted an offer to star in one of his films without knowing anything about the role.

Allen made no secret of wanting to cast the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy when he visited Paris back in June, and in September Bruni confirmed she had accepted Allen's offer.

Bruni admits she leaped at the chance to be the Annie Hall filmmaker's new muse, even though she still doesn't know what the job will entail.

She says, "He suggested I appear in his next film. I don't know what the role is but I said yes. I go into everything blindly or I'd never do anything at all. I'm not an actress at all. Perhaps I'll be completely hopeless but I can't miss an opportunity like this one. When I'm a grandmother I'd like to be able to say I made a film with Woody Allen."

Bruni, a model and singer, had a small role in 1994 movie Pret-a-Porter. »

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Woody Allen Hires the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

25 November 2009 3:10 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has accepted Woody Allen's offer of a role in his next movie, The singer, songwriter, and former model is the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and has been the at the center of all sorts of controversies. This will be her first acting job, though, she confesses in an interview with Bloomberg.

He offered me a role in his next movie.... I don't know for what character, but I said yes. I'm not an actress at all.... Maybe I will be terrible. But, in my life, I cannot let such a chance go.

The part is not for Allen's next project, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which is currently in post-production, but for the one after that. Not much is known about that movie yet, other than that it is to be a romantic drama set in Paris.

Although Bruni-Sarkozy has not appeared in any movies, »

- Bill Stouffer

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Woody Allen cosy with Sarkozy, Carla that is

25 November 2009 2:18 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Woody Allen has cast Carla Bruni in his new film. The French First Lady - who is married to French President Nicolas Sarkozy - has accepted Woody's offer to appear in his as-yet untitled project, but admits she could be "completely useless". Carla, 41, was first approached by Woody, 73, last year after he met her and told her she was "wonderful" and gushed he would love to have the supermodel-turned-singer in one of his movies. Carla - who married Sarkozy two months after meeting him at a dinner party in Paris - said: "He suggested I appear in his next film. I don't know what the role is but I said yes. I go into everything »

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Woody Allen casts Carla

25 November 2009 2:18 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Woody Allen has cast Carla Bruni in his new film. The French First Lady - who is married to French President Nicolas Sarkozy - has accepted Woody's offer to appear in his as-yet untitled project, but admits she could be "completely useless". Carla, 41, was first approached by Woody, 73, last year after he met her and told her she was "wonderful" and gushed he would love to have the supermodel-turned-singer in one of his movies. Carla - who married Sarkozy two months after meeting him at a dinner party in Paris - said: "He suggested I appear in his next film. I don't know what the role is but I said yes. I go into everything blindly or I'd »

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Woody Allen casts Carla

25 November 2009 1:45 AM, PST | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Woody Allen has cast Carla Bruni in his new film. The French First Lady - who is married to French President Nicolas Sarkozy - has accepted Woody's offer to appear in his as-yet untitled project, but admits she could be ''completely useless''. Carla, 41, was first approached by Woody, 73, last year after he met her and told her she was ''wonderful'' and gushed he would love to have the supermodel-turned-singer in one of his movies. Carla - who married Sarkozy two months after meeting him at a dinner party in Paris - said: ''He suggested I appear in his next .. »

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Carla Bruni For Next Woody Allen?

24 November 2009 11:57 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Folks, what can we say - it's coming up on Turkey Day (that's Thanksgiving, for the uninitiated) over in the States, which we suspect is why news coming out of Hollywood is at less than a trickle. To fill the void in your film news-reading time, we offer the following update on a bizarre non-story from mid-2008, with the report from France that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy - yes, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's missus - has apparently taken Woody Allen up on his offer of a role in a future project.Now, that's not to You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, which the auteur director is currently in post-production on (the one with Anthony Hopkins, Frieda Pinto, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas and Naomi Watts), but most likely the one after. If we're adhering to Woody's one drama/one comedy routine, Bruni will be appearing in a funny one.It's not »

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Carla et Woody

24 November 2009 1:20 PM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Woody Allen's always had a way with coaxing his actresses to awards glory, but his newest ingenue may prove a tall order. French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirmed that the filmmaker has asked her to appear in his next film (which will shoot in Paris in 2010) and that she's accepted the offer. "I don't know for what role but I said yes," she said. "Perhaps I will be very bad." Couldn't go worse than The Simpsons! [WSJ] »

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Bruni agrees to star in next Allen film

24 November 2009 1:11 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The wife of the French president has reportedly agreed to be cast in Woody Allen's next film. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said that she was thrilled when the American director approached her during a visit to Paris earlier this year. The 41-year-old singer and former model told Canal Plus that she has accepted the offer, despite not knowing what the role will be. "I'm not an actress at all. Perhaps I'll be completely hopeless but I can't (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Carla Bruni accepts Woody Allen film proposal

24 November 2009 10:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Model turned singer says she 'might be hopeless' but is willing to work with director in unspecified role

The story of how a supermodel turned singer came to conquer the heart of a rightwing head of state may sound far-fetched enough for any romantic comedy.

Now Carla Bruni, the wife of the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has the chance to bring her life experience to the big screen after agreeing to a request from Woody Allen to appear in his next film.

France's first lady, appearing on television last night to perform a cover of the Beatles' And I Love Her with the Us entertainer Harry Connick Jnr, said Allen had asked her to work with him after a visit to Paris in June.

"Woody Allen kindly asked me not to do a film with anyone else before him," she said, admitting that she had said yes. She did not »

- Lizzy Davies

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Bruni Discusses Therapy In TV Interview

15 October 2009 1:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

France's First Lady Carla Bruni-sarkozy sought therapy after the death of the man she believed was her father.

The singer, married to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, sought professional help after her mother confessed her real dad was guitarist-turned-grocery magnate Maurizio Remmert.

The shock news was revealed after the death of the man who raised her, millionaire Alberto Bruni Tedeschi - prompting Bruni-Sarkozy

to throw herself "body and soul" into psychotherapy.

She says, "I had a life that was totally about action, completely outside of psychoanalysis until the age of 28."

In the new French documentary La Premiere Seance (The First Session), the former supermodel admits she's spent the last eight years in regular psychoanalysis sessions - but she refuses to lie on a couch because it feels "artificial".

She adds, "For the last two years I've been face to face with my analyst. This more civilised situation helps me speak more freely."

The 41 year old's appearance in the TV series is set to broadcast in France on 7 November. »

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