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Louis Vuitton Loaners and a Much Younger Man: What You Need to Know About France’s New First Lady

Louis Vuitton Loaners and a Much Younger Man: What You Need to Know About France’s New First Lady
France has never had a first lady like this before.

Brigitte Macron will be the nation’s first premiere dame in nearly five years following her husband Emmanuel Macron’s election, stepping into the international spotlight last captivated by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

Macron – the school teacher who took up with a student, the glamorous mother of three and grandmother to seven – is an atypical first lady, to say the least. Here’s everything you need to know about her.

1. She has chocolate in her blood

Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux Auzière Macron is the youngest of six children and the only girl.
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President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Biopic La Conquete Gets a Trailer and New Images

It is rare for a president to see his life adapted to the big screen while he is still in office. George W Bush had the honors with Oliver Stone’s W in 2008, and equally controversial French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political life is now the subject of La Conquête (The Conquest). Described as a thriller, it follows his ambitious rise to power. La Conquête recounts the events between April 27, 2002 and May 6, 2007 and follows Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career, thirst for power and concludes with his ultimate conquest: the presidency of France. (His other conquest, Carla Bruni, came months later.) Hit the jump for more details, photos and the trailer. Producers Eric and Nicolas Altmayer initially wanted François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Potiche) to helm the film, but they finally chose Xavier Durringer. Patrick Rotman, a well-known writer of political documentaries, has penned the screenplay. Denis Podalydès dons a wig and plays a very convincing Sarko,
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London Calling, Da Balking

Robert Morgenthau, who's retiring as Manhattan Da in eight months after 35 years, has been offered work in London. The famed prosecutor, 89, told Page Six at the Tribeca Film Festival party at the Manhattan State Supreme Courthouse Tuesday night that he's been offered an associate's position with Scotland Yard's Serious Frauds Office. But he didn't seem too keen on it. His wife, Lucinda Franks, who's covering the Bernie Madoff case for the Daily Beast Web site, is urging her husband to write a memoir. "He knows so many secrets," she said. "He's like a vault." Among the other guests of Graydon Carter,
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