Viewers of a French gameshow are calling for one of the guests to be prosecuted for sexual assault after he kissed a woman’s breast on live TV. Jean-Michel Maire asked a 21-year-old model who goes by Soraya for a kiss; when she firmly and repeatedly said no, he planted one on her chest instead. He has apologized, sort…
In what is a scene out of one of my many nightmares, dozens of people will spend the night in cable cars suspended above the French Alps near Chamonix.
Carla Bruni, the French singer and former First Lady, knows that marriage is hard. Monogamy is tough. Life intervenes. In that effortless French fashion, though, she has tips for keeping things both spicy and faithful: jokingly but very publicly threaten to mutilate the shit out of your husband if he ever steps out on…
If the French wanted to take over the world, they wouldn't need weapons of mass destruction or anything like that. They could just sit back and show us videos like this, and march all over our defenseless homeland, while we sit helplessly drooling like madmen, transfixed by these gorgeous images of food.
If Olivia Pope were real (anywhere other than in our hearts), she'd be hopping on a Gulfstream and charting a course for France right now, because President Francois Hollande is currently dealing with a sex scandal that would make JFK blush like an anime schoolgirl.
"What do the French call French kissing?" is a question you might ask if you think you're extremely clever. The answer, until today, was literally nothing. There was no French word for it. Just like in 1984, the French were denied knowledge of the concept via their inability to name it. Until today, amorous French…
After months of intense debate, civil unrest and increasing incidences of anti-gay violence, French parliament has finally approved legislation to legalize same-sex marriage and the adoption of children by same-sex parents. It is the 14th country in the world and the ninth country in Europe to do so.
A French teacher (in France) assigned what is perhaps the Frenchiest essay topic in the history of essay topics, a topic meant to spelunk the deepest, most bat-people populated depths of 13- and 14-year-old students' ennui:
Is there any culture on earth whose food culture we fetishize as abjectly as we do the French? Like, oooooooh my god! The French! Did you know that in France, veal calves weep with pride and moo "La Marseillaise" as they're being slaughtered? Did you know that in France, they're so committed to freshness that they…
Madonna has majorly pissed off Marine Le Pen, president of the French right-wing political party Front National, who is threatening legal action against the singer. During a stop on her world tour last week in Tel Aviv, Madonna performed "Nobody Knows Me" in front of a video montage—that included other politicians…
We're falling in love — slowly, naturally, just letting it happen — with Valérie Trierweiler, the new first lady of France. Allow us to explain.
Au revoir, Mademoiselle. Thanks to pressure from French feminist groups, dames no longer have to identify themselves as Madam (married) or Mademoiselle (unmarried) on official government documents. The only way today could improve for French women is if Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced plans to permanently emigrate.
A new book that's been making the rounds on the parenting scene, Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman, would like you to know that your American child rearing techniques are creating an army of self-entitled little monsters hellbent on eating their way through your home and probably your soul. Well, what did you —…
Sacre bleu. Upscale French chain La Redoute is being figuratively boiled in a creamy sauce after its website featured an image of children frolicking happily on a picturesque beach... and a naked guy, wang languidly flopping against his thighs, in the background.
It's cool that Christian Vanneque is excited to have the 200 year old bottle of white wine — created when Napoleon was Emperor — but does he know you can get a tasty white zin for $6.99?
We're pretty sure the point behind animated spot for French awareness group AIDES is that you can do lots of sexy, freaky things with your fingertips, including getting tested for AIDS. But with all of these sexually-explicit, cartoony images in our faces, all we can think is "You crazy, France."
Spotted on a newsstand: the 10th anniversary issue of a French "urban fashion and culture" magazine called WAD, short for "We'Ar different." Because reducing a woman to bodyparts — and comparing her to food — is so original. Full-size picture after the jump.
Marion Cotillard's Dior handbag commercial was released online today — and it manages to cram a whole lot of plot into 6 1/2 minutes. Cotillard worked with her La Vie En Rose director, Olivier Dahan, much as Audrey Tautou recently worked with Jean-Pierre Jeunet for Chanel. [Times of London]