Category Archives: gossip

Carla Bruni Might Out-Bling Marie-Antoinette, But Can She Keep Her Head?

Even high-minded blogs need a little celebrity gossip from time to time just to grease the search engines. Our resident celebrity is Carla Bruni – Italian supermodel, rock- star arm candy, First Lady of France. Her trajectory in male consorts, arcing from Mick Jagger to Nicholas Sarkozy, is further evidence that entropy rules the universe. Now a new book compares her to Marie Antoinette when it comes to ambition, frivolity, and bling. The Daily Mail dishes the dirt. Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Dig That Pill Box Hat!

First she sexed up the ratings of a French President who’s been caricatured as a “Corsican hoodlum.” Now she’s pumping a much-needed glamor infusion into the House of Windsor, and the House of Dior is cashing in on the coup. … Continue reading

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“As Befits A Caprice of Love and Magistracy”

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, with his wife, Silda, announces his resignation at his Manhattan office. [Source: NYT] I admit, I’m as guilty as the next guy when it comes to prurient interest and schadenfreude. I came of age in … Continue reading

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Canoodling: Personal and Political Implications

Carla and Sarko on holiday in Egypt. [Source: guano] You know a juicy story has jumped the shark when NPR devotes a think piece to it. Scott Simon weighs in on the Carla-Sarko affair with a cheesy shtick delivered with … Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Sarko & the Supermodel

French President Nicholas Sarkozy flew to Egypt with his girlfriend Carla Bruni. [Source: National Post/AFP] No one tells me any good gossip. This juicy tidbit jumped the shark eons ago and I didn’t learn about it until I heard an … Continue reading

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