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French Media Convinced Beyoncé and President Obama Are Having Affair…

Today in WHAT?????!!!!, a French photographer named Pascal Rostain claims that the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, is embroiled in a love affair with internationally famous pop star Beyoncé. Oh, and we're going to read about it in the Washington Post tomorrow. » 2/10/14 10:40am 2/10/14 10:40am

François Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler Are Breaking Up

The presidential sex saga between French President François Hollande, First Lady Valérie Trierweiler, and actress Julie Gayet has reached a conclusion...for the time being. Hollande himself called Agence France-Presse this weekend to give everyone a heads up that he's initiated a break up with Trierweiler in the wake… » 1/26/14 12:00pm 1/26/14 12:00pm

France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for…

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… » 9/05/12 10:25pm 9/05/12 10:25pm

Muslim Voters Are Pretty Frustrated with France's New Minister for…

Since newly-elected French President François Hollande appointed her to his cabinet as the minister for women's rights (and made her the official government spokesperson to boot), Najat Vallaud-Belkacem's most high-profile order of business was her pledge to "see prostitution disappear" in Paris. This came as a pretty… » 7/16/12 11:55pm 7/16/12 11:55pm

Valerie Trierweiler Pisses Off François Hollande’s Kids

Quelle horreur! Just a few days short of Bastille Day (it's Saturday, for anyone who hasn't yet wearied of tricolor-streaked revolution fetes), newly-minted French President François Hollande finds himself in the midst of a family scuffle. After Hollande's domestic partner Valerie Trierweiler caused a Twitter… » 7/12/12 10:25am 7/12/12 10:25am

Angela Merkel Goes In for the Eskimo Kiss

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande embrace after delivering their speech in front of Reims Cathedral in Reims, eastern France, Sunday July 8, 2012. Leaders of France and Germany meet to mark 50 years of taking an important step toward cooperation after two world wars amid today's… » 7/08/12 12:30pm 7/08/12 12:30pm

Rape Accusation Victim Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sues Woman He Allegedly…

Angry he'll never have the chance to tweak the nipples of France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Nafissatou Diallo, claiming the hotel maid deliberately sabotaged his chance at the French Presidency when she accused the former IMF head of attempting to rape her in a Manhattan hotel room… » 5/15/12 2:10pm 5/15/12 2:10pm