London, Sept 5 : French First Lady Carla Bruni has vowed to do everything she can to protect her new baby, which is due next month, from the glare of the media.
"I will do everything I can to protect this child... I will never show photos of this child, I will never expose this child," the Telegraph quoted Bruni as telling TF1 television.
The supermodel-turned-singer said she had made a "serious mistake" the one time she let her ten-year-old son from a previous relationship be exposed to the media spotlight.
The French First Lady Carla Bruni failed to impress filmmaker Woody Allen, who chose her to cast in his movie Midnight in Paris. The hot model of the 90s could not prove her talent in acting as she reportedly took 35 takes to shoot one scene for Allen’s film.
London, Dec 28 : French First Lady Carla Bruni has landed into a ‘nepotism’ controversy after her son''s godfather was given a 4,500 pounds a month government job.
Francois Baudot was appointed as the new Inspector General of Cultural Affairs and the news comes in line with a recent poll, which found that half of all French people believe Bruni is meddling in the France''s politics.
London, December 20 : The face off between French President’s wife Carla Bruni and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown''s spouse Sarah may not happen soon.
Things turned sour between the two when Bruni posted an unflattering pic of the British First Lady on her website.
However, France’s premier may not have her wife alongside him in his next visit to 10 Downing Street.
New York, Nov 25 - Model-singer Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has accepted Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen's offer to appear in his next film.
France's first lady, who appeared on Canal+ television Monday to perform a cover of the "Beatles' And I Love Her" with the American entertainer Harry Connick Jnr, said Allen had asked her to work with him after a visit to Paris in June, guardian. co. uk reports.
London, November 24 : French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni have become the latest high profilers to be parodied in the hit animated TV show The Simpsons.
A short clip, from the episode, called "The Devil Wears Nada”, of their unauthorised ‘appearance’ is said to have been soaring in popularity on the French-language Internet.
The footage, aired in the US on November 15, reportedly features the French first lady as a sex-mad vamp, reports the Independent.
London, Oct 30 : A leading French society magazine has branded Carla Bruni the new Marie Antoinette of France.
Point de Vue, which specialises in covering the lives of aristocrats and European royalty, has attacked the 41-year-old wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, insisting that she’s a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work.
London, Oct 12 : French first lady Carla Bruni has been seeing a psychotherapist for the past eight years, it has emerged.
It is alleged that the former model-cum-singer, who is married to President Nicolas Sarkozy, confessed visiting a shrink in a yet to be released documentary about her life for French television.
The Daily Mail reported that France''s Plurielles. fr website had said it had seen clips of the programme.
"Bruni will bare her soul to the French people,” the Telegraph quoted the website as saying.
London, Oct 10 : Some centre-right parliamentarians are blaming French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for the "sexual tourism" scandal that has engulfed the country’s Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand.
Openly gay Mitterrand, the nephew of the late President Mitterrand, is presently struggling to save his name amid the storm over his past accounts of paying “boys” for sex, reports The Independent.
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 9 : France's First Lady Carla Bruni is delighted that Malaysian Airlines is playing her album on their planes.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who returned home after a four-day official visit to France, revealed this.
Seri said French President Nicolas Sakorzy made him speak to his wife when he called on him at his residence, the Palais de l''Elysee, near the Champs-Elysees.
London, Oct 7 : French First Lady Carla Bruni has confessed to being in a never-ending beauty contest with other First Ladies across the world.
Bruni, 41, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has now unveiled a new website to give the world a peek of her former glamorous supermodel days.
Bruni believes America’s Michelle Obama, and Princess Letizia of Spain, are her biggest glam rivals.
London, Oct 6 : The launch of France''s First Lady Carla Bruni''s website did not go so well, as the site crashed within minutes of opening.
Experts revealed that the site, carlabrunisarkozy. org, which had been set up to promote Bruni''s foundation to help France''s "most vulnerable citizens", was not able to cope with the huge number of people visiting it.
"Because of too many visits, the site ... is provisionally inaccessible," Times Online quoted a message as saying.
London, September 20 : Bestselling author Justine Lévy has penned her memories about the time her husband left her for Carla Bruni, as part of her new book ''Bad Girl’.
The daughter of French philosopher and intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy, recalled “the really bad time of my life” when her husband of four years Raphaël Enthoven eloped with Bruni.
Lévy mentioned the haunting period, recalling how Enthoven convinced her to have an abortion before absconding with the singer and having a son by her.
“I was not at all happy,” Times Online quoted her as saying.
London, Aug 13 : Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni are planning to have their first child together in 2011, a leading French magazine has claimed.
And the reason behind the timing is: the French leader hopes that having a baby will boost his chances of winning the presidential election the following year, it has been reported.
Popular weekly magazine Voici revealed that the French first couple had set a precise date for starting a family, reports The Telegraph.
London, Aug 12 : France's First Lady Carla Bruni was recently spotted going for a swim wearing a teeny tiny black bikini and a pair of flippers.
Bruni, 41, whose sensational figure has been honed by regular sessions with personal trainer Julie Imperiali, was snapped with French president Nicolas Sarkozy in the South of France.
On the ex-model's dieting plans, Imperiali has insisted that she does not follow any strict exercise regime.
"Carla loves beer. She smokes. She likes good food. It is a question of balance," the Mirror quoted her as saying. (ANI)
London, July 20 : French First Lady Carla Bruni's rendition of a Bob Dylan classic at Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday bash turned out to be a flop show, as music fans likened her voice to the sounds of a "dying cat".
The supermodel-turned-singer crooned `Blowin' In The Wind' at Radio City in New York on Saturday, as part of a star-studded concert to mark Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday.
London, July 18 : Former model Carla Bruni will sing two duets with Dave Stewart today as part of the worldwide 91st-birthday tribute to Nelson Mandela.
This will be the former model's first public performance since becoming the First Lady of France.
The two friends plan to sing her composition Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone told me) and Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind, reports The Times.
Paris, July 14 : French First Lady Carla Bruni, it seems, has made a habit of appearing at state and official functions, both in France and abroad, in monochromatic outfits.
At Tuesday's French National Day celebrations where Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Chief Guest of Honour, Bruni, who was a prominent model in her earlier avtar and graced popular fashion magazines of the world like Vogue etc, wore a simple white shift dress and black ballet pumps.
London - The wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged G8 leaders to "continue the revolution" in improving health care for the world's poorest nations, especially in Africa.
In an article published in the Guardian Wednesday, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wrote that millions of lives had already been saved since the G8 nations set up the Global Fund to Fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria at a 2001 meeting in Genoa, Italy.
London, June 1 : French First Lady Carla Bruni has topped the list of celebrity hat wearers among the females.
The former model and singer has beaten the Queen to make it to the top of list, reports British tabloid The Sun.
On the other hand, Australian heartthrob Hugh Jackman has been named the best hat wearer among men in showbiz.
Former James Bond Sean Connery was runner-up in the Celebrity Hat Wearers list, compiled by Luton''s millinery and hat making industry.