Video of Rihanna Being Swarmed and Mobbed by French Fans Is Terrifying

The narrative: Rihanna's car approaches her hotel. A few fans get close, peering inside. Peering turns into pounding on the windows. A few fans turn into a crowd. A crowd turns into a screaming throng, crushing and pushing as she emerges from the vehicle. Warning: This will make you feel anxious. » 2/25/14 12:00pm 2/25/14 12:00pm

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

Meet Princess Minnie! She is 59 years old, twice-divorced, drives an old BMW, and has an 82-room chateau in a French village. She hosts operas "in an elaborate theater she had constructed atop the formal French garden." She'd like to open a pub and have you visit the chateau. Who's in? » 9/26/13 6:30pm 9/26/13 6:30pm

Just a Few Things Things French Women Don't Do

"French women don’t get lupus french women don’t have food stuck in their teeth french women don’t lose their keys french women don’t slouch french women don’t buy movie snacks…" Never forget: Everything you can do, French women can do better. » 8/19/13 6:45pm 8/19/13 6:45pm

Lingerie Company Uses Bouncing Animated Boobs to Sell Bras

In these ads for France's Valege lingerie, perfectly round and enthusiastic CGI breasts joyfully reunite in various scenarios. Because, you know, squishing your breasts together makes them very happy, as they're in a codependent love relationship with each other. Actually, it's getting kind-of unhealthy; get therapy. » 2/19/13 9:15pm 2/19/13 9:15pm

Maid's Lawsuit Against Internationally Renowned Perv Dominique…

Even though rape charges against former International Monetary Fund chief and real life Pepe Le Pew Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped after prosecutors decided that a woman who has lied once has lied about everything ever, yesterday a judge in the Bronx ruled that Nafissatou Diallo's lawsuit against her accused… » 5/01/12 11:10am 5/01/12 11:10am

Your Morning Ennui: Henri the French Cat Articulates the Pain of…

While some cats are busy LOLing, Henri is morosely lounging around his flat, delivering biting insight into the feline condition. "I am free to go. Yet I remain." » 4/11/12 10:20am 4/11/12 10:20am

Cats Speaking in French is Le Purrfect Meme

This French ninja cat video was posted over the weekend, but it turns out that was only the beginning. Zut alors! There are so many videos of cats speaking in French. Be still our francophile, feline-loving coeurs! » 3/13/12 5:50pm 3/13/12 5:50pm

Jean Dujardin Sleeps With the Best of Them

When The Artist actor Jean Dujardin first cuddled up and took a nap on George Clooney's shoulder, we feared it would be a once in a lifetime moment. But now, thanks to the magic of the internet, we can see Jean sexily sleeping on all manner of famous people. Further proof that our new favorite Frenchman looks good… » 2/12/12 9:30pm 2/12/12 9:30pm

Sienna Miller & Some French Ladies Teach Us How To Be Très Chic

Sienna Miller was in Paris over the weekend, hosting a party for French label Lancel, who was celebrating "135 Years of French Légèreté." Damn, that is a lot of "lightness" (or "frivolity" depending on your translation) for a culture that is not generally known for its levity. Case in point: most of the women showed… » 11/28/11 12:00pm 11/28/11 12:00pm

French Being Snotty About Language Again

Sacre bleu. The French government has banned use of the words "Twitter" and "Facebook" from television and the radio, unless being used in a news story involving either social network. The given reason? A relatively recent law that declares mention of a service by name is advertising. Says Christine Kelly, a… » 6/05/11 11:57am 6/05/11 11:57am

Our Weird National Girl-Crush On French Women Continues

Says the NYT in a piece on "aging gracefully, the French way", "Looking attractive, at any age, is just what Frenchwomen do, especially the urban ones." How, you ask? » 7/15/10 1:21pm 7/15/10 1:21pm

Woman Spectacularly Bungles Her Attempt To Report Fake Robbery

A French-Canadian woman was recently caught in a lie when she made a call to report a fake robbery...in front of a police officer. Smooth. [NPR] » 6/16/10 12:45pm 6/16/10 12:45pm

Posh Poses; Tara Wants To Design Again; Erin Wasson Has Style Tips For…

Carla Bruni Denies Rumors Of Affairs With Musicians, Ministers, Karate…

Amidst swirling rumors of double-infidelities and several days of calculated silence, France's First Lady has finally come out with a statement. An odd statement! » 3/11/10 2:00pm 3/11/10 2:00pm

Bruni, Sarkozy Too French To Address Infidelity Rumors

CBS News reports that there's a lot of talk buzzing around the blogosphere francais lately alleging that the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni, has fallen "in love" with French singer Benjamin Biolay. This is interesting, non? » 3/09/10 3:00pm 3/09/10 3:00pm