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France's First Lady: Her Music Sucks!

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Former supermodel and French folk/pop music star Carla Bruni's (France's first lady) latest album drops in the UK on Monday. This is her third album.

Can you imagine the hell an American president would get if he brought a model or pop star into the White House?

Anyway, the British press corps were sent advance copies of the CD and boy did theyhate it!

Let's call it a pretty unanimous thumbs down from the country's most respected media outlets.

Here's a little sampling of what the Brits had to say…

- The Independent newspaper was unimpressed with her music, saying the former supermodel came across as "simpering and weedy". Headlining its two-page review "First lady… of schmaltz", the reviewer said it was "all very pleasant, and unsurprisingly inoffensive… but none of these arrangements, despite perhaps stretching Bruni's personal envelope, exactly breaks new ground."

- The Guardian said the listener may have trouble separating the memory of the stately presidential wife on show in London from the singer expounding on multiple lovers and alluding to cocaine.

(Sidenote: Carla received rave reviews in Britain for her beauty and clothes when she accompanied Prezzie Sarkozy on a state visit in March.)

- The Guardian went on to say, "The hardest part about listening to Carla Bruni's new album is somehow erasing from your memory that woman in the demure, dove-grey Dior coat, flat shoes and little black hat who had us all swooning back in March…When she sings, in 'Je Suis une Enfant', that she remains a little girl 'despite my 40 years, despite my 30 lovers', for instance, that doesn't exactly sound what you might call presidential."

Why aren't any of our first ladies ever that 'interesting'?

[Image by Stephanie Methven via WENN.]

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119 comments to “France's First Lady: Her Music Sucks!”

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  1. Stan says – reply to this


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    One day maybe you'll be the first lady!

  2. ihate says – reply to this


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    first! go to hell perez!

  3. Jen says – reply to this


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    WHO FUCKING CARES?!

  4. Beth says – reply to this


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    1st!! supermodels= no singing. end of.

  5. gabyl says – reply to this


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    I dont think her music suck i think its a little bit different jajja
    i like karlas music i really do

  6. Beth says – reply to this


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    1st! supermodels = no singing

  7. fyi says – reply to this


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    France isn't a real country so it really doesn't matter what she does. They are just waiting to give up to the next aggressor

  8. Maria says – reply to this


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    They must hate her beautiful guts in France !!

    How dare she look that great, Bitch!

  9. MOLLA says – reply to this


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    Uhhh, Nancy Reagan was an actress, idiot.
    No one cares about your little "two cents" Perez.



  10. 10

    I have her first album and it's great!!!!

  11. Harry says – reply to this


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    Oh please you had Jackie O !

  12. Carin says – reply to this


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    Don't forget McCain's currenrt wife was a model!!!

  13. adt says – reply to this


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    The fact that she is married to the President of France makes people so keen on dissing her music. If you ever listened to it, Perez, you'd know that it's actually decent. But, then again, you don't know what good music is.

  14. MIA says – reply to this


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    An on-set source revealed: “It’s absolutely classic Madonna. Probably the raunchiest stuff she has ever done. It leaves nothing to the imagination and will be very controversial.

    “Britney and Madonna are unwrapped like mummies, to appear together almost naked apart from tiny leather bondage pants and knee-high boots.

    “They then dance closely together, pressing their hands and bodies together.

    “There will be big rows over whether it is sexy, shocking or both.”

    Britney has been filming scenes at a Hollywood studio and was snapped leaving a nearby hair salon looking more spruced up than she has for ages.

    It’s good that Madonna is helping her rebuild her career, but I’m still not convinced I’m ready to see her stripped down to her smalls.

    The Toxic singer will also perform to Madge’s 1995 track Human Nature.

    And in one scene to be broadcast during the tour — which opens in Cardiff on August 23 — Britney loses her mind after getting stuck in a lift in a short film by New York photographer STEVEN KLEIN.

  15. Elle says – reply to this


    15

    I listened to her music and it is really beautiful. It is odd coming from a first lady but it is beautiful.

  16. Danna says – reply to this


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    She is a whore and a bad mother.

    Her as France's First Lady would be as horrible if that whore Angelina Jolie made it into the White House.

  17. Erin says – reply to this


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    Ahh, who cares? The English are so weird sometimes, they raise up people like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen (hardly perfect women) and tear down a woman who has obviously had a positive life change recently. Is there like a French Secret Service that will kill the reviewers with a big cover-up? that would be awesome!

  18. Haha says – reply to this


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    she is a whore.

  19. Anna says – reply to this


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    She is a SLUT!!!

  20. Peep says – reply to this


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    I would be ashamed if she were my mother.

  21. Erin says – reply to this


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    Whatever Perez. She is beautiful and I like her music very much. Stop being such a Meanie Pants.

  22. Perez says – reply to this


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    There is a difference between being a model and being a slut. She used to be a model and then she became a slut.

  23. Liz says – reply to this


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    Once a whore, always a whore. She does clean up nicely but we all know she is just whore.

  24. OBVI says – reply to this


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    AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WOULD GET HELL IS HE BROUGHT A MODEL INOT THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE, NOT TO BE RUDE, OUR CELEBRITIES ARE NOT CLASSY! POP STARS CANT KEEP THEIR UNDERWEAR ON! AND CINDY MCCAIN COULD BE FUTURE FIRST LADY AND SHE USED TO BE A BEAUTY QUEEN. AMERICA CANNOT HAVE POP STARS AND MODELS IN THE WHITEHOUSE BECAUSE NONE OF THEM ARE CLASSY ENOUGH. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. eden says – reply to this


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    i'm french and lmao when i learnt they were "dating"! what a joke! publicity stunt! and i was shocked when she got married because she's always said she wouldn't, that she was free, blah blah bullshit! she's just an attention whore and she only married sarkozy because he's the president! she doesn't love him! she'll file for divorce as soon as he's no longer president!

  26. GuiFr says – reply to this


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    Her album is good, Perez you should listen it for FREE on

    www.carlabruni.com

    www.carlabruni.com

    www.carlabruni.com

  27. Matth says – reply to this


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    Have you even listened to it or you just taking what other people say. Her music isnt that bad and you should never listen to fucking critics. The are so out of touch with the people who actually bye the music.

  28. Duh says – reply to this


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    Re: MOLLA

    Nancy was never a cock sucking whore and coke head. BIG DIFF

  29. G says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi – France isn't a real country. I think you're a real idiot.

  30. TREY says – reply to this


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    uMM…THE U.K. HAVE NO "RESPECTED MEDIA OUTLETS"

  31. Paris says – reply to this


    31

    Her album is good, i love it!!!

    You can listen it for FREE on the official website of Carla Bruni!!!!!!!!!

  32. HEART says – reply to this


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    I love Bruni's music!

  33. caryo says – reply to this


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    Sucking dick to the top of french society. That how she got to be first lady
    take note girls the way to the top is starting at the balls!!!

  34. Lee says – reply to this


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    I live in London and my friends and I like it…maybe u should listen to it Perez, its better than any new american artists

  35. SUFI says – reply to this


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    Re: Paris
    YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GOOD?
    SUFI!!!
    SUPPORT DANE COOK AND HIS FLATULANT DOG!!
    ALL DOGS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHIT!
    SAY NO TO ANIMAL CRUELY-
    SAY YEA TO ALLOWING DOGS TO POOP!!!

  36. Amyro says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi – hey who are you to tell that France is not a real country?? asshole

  37. qyh says – reply to this


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    Seriously i don't like her husband and now i don't like her too but her music is not bad she writes good songs.

  38. qyh says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi

    France is the most visited country in the world shut up idiot!!

  39. Piri says – reply to this


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    What the hell happened to her she use to be so beautiful?!!

  40. Huckb says – reply to this


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    Her music is great. Check by yourself before bashing people

    www.carlabruni.com

  41. MOLLA says – reply to this


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    Re: Duh

    Ahh, so I guess that makes her uninteresting? :)
    I wasn't trying to compare Nancy to this chick, just pointing out that we have had some far-from-bland first ladies.

  42. maggi says – reply to this


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    i think Carla Bruni has a beautiful voice, and I enjoy her music immensely. I do not, however, speak french, so her comments of 30 lovers did not affect me.

    she's an artist, she wasn't born to be first lady, leave her alone, she's awesome.

  43. Cri says – reply to this


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    You had an ACTOR as a president!!!!!!!!!!

    From effin' Hollywood!!!!

    And yes, Hollywood was just as filled with drugs, and sex, and alcohol, as it is today!! The American public eye probably just didn't such a detailed view of it, as it has today!

  44. FReal says – reply to this


    44

    One more thing she has in common with Vanessa Paradis.

  45. SOX says – reply to this


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    Re: Piri – SHE'S UNDERGONE PLASTIC SURGERY (EYES AND CHEEKS). JUST LOOK AT PREVIOUS PICTURES OF HER, AND COMPARE… ANYWAY, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST RIDICULOUS PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE FRANCE HAS EVER HAD. ITS LAVISH WAY OF LIFE IS A SCANDAL, WHEREAS FRANCE IS QUICKLY AND SURELY GOING DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN… POVERTY IN FRANCE HAS NEVER BEEN SO IMPORTANT. FRENCH PEOPLE CALL THEIR PRESIDENT "MR BLING-BLING". BUT THEY DO GET WHAT THEY PAID (VOTED) FOR…

  46. White says – reply to this


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    No wonder the French support Obama. They love freakshows.

  47. Sylvi says – reply to this


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    carla bruni's music is actually really good, definitely something perez would like. If u wanna judge for urself go to www.carlabruni.com n go to the VIP area, its available for free listening…

  48. Madem says – reply to this


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    I think that english people are not really partial… Everybody knows that they hate France since like forever.
    But i agree that she is a whore.

  49. f says – reply to this


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    I love the 1st album and she looks amazing in jeans

  50. delil says – reply to this


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    Her music is actually really good, idiot. I have her first two albums and I love them. Her music is different but does that make it bad? I don't think so. And she was a singer before she became first lady of France. She had already recorded most of the album before she married Sarkozy so I don't see what the big deal is about her releasing it now as long she uses her position as first lady after this to focus on causes etc. And who are you to be so judgemental? Nancy Regan was an actress and your country's most beloved President, Ronald Regan was an actor (and an idiot) for chrissake. And let's not forget Arnie as Governor of California. On a side note, this is so typical of the British press. They loved her when she visited England and built her up as a goddess and now they have to rip her to shreds because she is releasing her album, most of which was written BEFORE she became first lady. The British media is just the worst.

  51. huh? says – reply to this


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    Hillary is more interesting than her.
    .
    So was Elenor Rosevelt.
    .
    So was Abigail Adams.
    .
    So was Dolly Madison.
    .
    So was Betty Ford, for that matter.
    .
    .
    Carla Bruni is very pretty though. Not to take anything away from Frances FL.

  52. Body says – reply to this


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    …and if Jesse the Body Ventura can be Gov. of Minesota, there's no reason France should be embarrassed to have a model/singer as first lady. At least she's pretty and can sing.

  53. qd says – reply to this


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    Re: White

    French people don't support Obama the French president is from the right side(a little like the Republicains).
    They probably support McCain.

  54. df says – reply to this


    54

    She looks like bjork in the eyes and a little in the face… Sounds nothing like her tho and doesn't compare.

  55. liz says – reply to this


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    "Can you imagine the hell an American president would get if he brought a model or pop star into the White House?"

    perez are you kidding me??!!
    Hello Ronald Reagan he was a fucking actor!!
    Im sure Angelina Jolie will try to get into politics too pretentious bitch.

  56. ceec says – reply to this


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    imagine if an american president brought……what about Kennedy? did marilyn and god knows how many others. clinton supposedly did barbra S. and what ever he could get…. so, at least frances president married his.

  57. wow says – reply to this


    57

    Maybe she gives good head like Nancy Regan apparently that was widely known in Hollywood,some how I can,t picture her going down on Ronnie.Carla is a bitch,total fame whore,according to Eric Clapton they were a item years ago

  58. gio says – reply to this


    58

    Gotta love France for having a First Lady that is a wild child from a rich Italian family, so gorgeous she modeled for kicks, not $$$, made millions anyway, slept with rock stars, a literary heavyweight then had a baby WITH HIS SON, did drugs and then bags the president at age 40. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! This could only happen in France. Those pics of the love birds in front of the pyramids in their RayBans and jeans [ah eternal "amour", timeless as the Sphinx, thump thump] with Carla's black undies peeping over the top of her jeans, are simply fabulous. The other amazing pics are the two of them cavorting on a Jordanian beach at sunset. That First Ass is simply awesome. Vive Le France!

  59. camer says – reply to this


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    big fat trivial pig!!! you know NOTHING about music. your a fat freak. go listen to falloutboy some more!

  60. kat says – reply to this


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    Oh but perez, she isn't just an actress, she's also a whore, a homewrecker, with all her bits displayed across the internet. It's one thing, if she were like a respectable woman, it'd even be ok if she had like a litle scandel here and there, but she isn't, she's a whore who pimped out to the highest bidder. You can't turn a skank into a first lady, she's lieing to herself. But whatever, it's france and having a skank whore for a first lady makes sense.

  61. Sonia says – reply to this


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    She is Italian. Was born in Italy. She is married to a French moron, but still Italian.
    More documentation, Perez.

  62. Balle says – reply to this


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    The funny thing is, we French people love her. She is very popular here.

  63. Giova says – reply to this


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    In Brazil, we call this enviousness.

  64. s says – reply to this


    64

    Re: Sonia
    No she is French now.It's recent though.
    I guess being married to the president helps when you want to change your nationality.

  65. s says – reply to this


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    Re: Balle
    No it's not true nobody likes her in France.

  66. Balle says – reply to this


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    Re: s – Yes, it is, at least in my city. People talk about her often and think she is very pretty.

  67. s says – reply to this


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    Re: Balle

    She is not loved by the people i know.

  68. bisop says – reply to this


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    She is only with Sarkozy because she loves power and fame she is a serial whore and fucked them all.

  69. Blow says – reply to this


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    She is homewrecker #1 and in her way very proud of it.As if stealing eric clapton
    ,from his wife, is a real accomplishment!That douche is easy as hell and so are of her former lovers!

  70. idiot says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi – You are an idiot

  71. Lesli says – reply to this


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    Perez, this is a clear example of how little you focus on the really important things, and instead focus your attention on mainly the negative aspects of…well, everything really. It's cool, I get that you have to do this in order to get anyone to look at your site anymore, now that Britney & Lindsey have stopped showing their privates to the world and you have stopped writing about many artists/people due to your personal issues with certain companies. In many cases the same artists that brought so much attention to your site in the first place.
    Did you know that ALL royalties from the sale of this album by the First Lady is being donated to charity?
    She isn't doing any concerts or appearances for this, and basically isn't making any money off of it.
    You, Perez, are a sad, bitter little huge man.

  72. roscq says – reply to this


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    she looks a bit like bjork i reckon

  73. Jerry says – reply to this


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    She looks haggard, like one of Mick Jagger's fucks.

  74. Prett says – reply to this


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    That's because France is a cultured peace-loving country while America is a war-mongering uncultured country run by an in-bred idiot.

  75. sam-n says – reply to this


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    porkez hilton is such an authority on what's good. you're a moron and no one cares what you think. but, the comments from others are entertaining. have a nice day, stoopid.

  76. JaJaM says – reply to this


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    Her music may 'suck'…but in that same vien…she gives unforgettable head.

  77. NY says – reply to this


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    I LOVE HER STYLE AND THINK SHES REALLY CUTE!

  78. leo says – reply to this


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    there's something I'm not quite getting here… what's the point in speaking of those reviewers as seriuos stuff or even pros when they make actually no reference to the music itself. music is one thing, and who she's sleeping with at the moment is another one, and I don't understand how a music critic would judge an album on that basis. in fact I haven't yet read anything concerning the quality of the music. what are we talking about? ok so she's shagging France's president but… she put out a record, if it's the album what you want to talk about, then focus on it.

  79. fiera says – reply to this


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    She is a big HO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. LISA says – reply to this


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    her song "quelqu'un m'a dit" is very beautiful, older but always nice.

  81. heath says – reply to this


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    i LOVE her first album…the one in english wasn't so great. i'm interested to hear this new one! did you even listen to her music before you said it sucks???!! she has a beautiful voice!

  82. emma says – reply to this


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    Okay I have the first ( ? ) cd — the one in French, and I LOVE IT!! but I am not crazy about the 2nd ( ? ) in English — with great graphic design but not as crazy when she isn't speaking french…..but I LOVE the french cd — you would too — prefect for a summer night — or winter night — whatever.

  83. Ambra says – reply to this


    83

    PEREZ I LIKE YOU BUT PLEASE, PLEASE… DON'T TRASH CARLA. I WISH YOU HAD SOME SMART CHICKS LIKE HER IN THE STATES, GORGEOUS WELL READ AND SOOOO COOL. I HAVE BEEN A FUN OF HERS SINCE THE EARLY NINETIES, SHE IS A WOMAN WITH BALLS AS WE SAY IN ITALY. A LITTLE SLUTTY MAY BE, BUT PLEASE GIVE HER CREDIT FOR BEING SMART AND ALSO SENSITIVE TO A LOT OF IMPORTANT ISSUES…. CARLA E' FANTASTICA!

  84. Jade says – reply to this


    84

    Isn't this the same "model" that had a baby from Mick Jagger, or CLAIMED that the baby was Mick's…or had an AFFAIR with Mick (years ago), while he was married to Jerry Hall?

    My memory is fading somewhat…but if I recall…I believe this woman was involved with Mick Jagger…(who's had his d- - k in just about everyone)!

    C'Mom people, help me out here…does anyone else recall this?

  85. pinxx says – reply to this


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    Well the french president is getting hell for marrying a model and divorcing his wife in office(the first time in hostory a prez did that) so don't think he's off the hook. But Carla Bruni is pretty fucking elegant and she is pullng it off. her husband is in the shit and france loves her more than him. In any case her music is surprisingly sweet and nice.

  86. franc says – reply to this


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    hi huyz! just to let you know that she was already an artist before being our first lady. she is definetly brilliant, clever and rather smarter than any other first lady ever. as a singer, she cannot be compared to anyone. she composes very well and writes very well. her voice? ok…: just enough to let you dream… the album can be listened for free on the internet… wanna try? :-) love from frace! franco.

  87. franc says – reply to this


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    @ sonia: she is not Italian anymore… :-) got french citizenship recently and is waiting for her new passport.

  88. lily says – reply to this


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    fly: France isn't a real country?
    Where do you come from?

  89. 1 says – reply to this


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    Yeah ! you fuckin retards don't bring models into the white house, you bring trainees ! and you make fun with cigars !!! so, i don't think you can give any lessons to anyone on that !
    xoxo



  90. 90

    Perez get laid and then you might not be so negative about everyone. I love your web and all but say something nice about someone!!!

  91. asag says – reply to this


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    She's Italian, married to a Frenchman, dumbass. But to you Americans, it's all the same, isn't it?

  92. Chicc says – reply to this


    92

    Unfortunately…. she' italian

  93. b24 says – reply to this


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    Re: caryo

    First of all, why are the Brits so late to recognize she's a musician now? She's had a sucessful career as a singer songwriter for a decade. Second, it's so ignorant to post that she screwed her way to the top, and shows how much you know about French and Italian society (which is obviously not much). Bruni is the daughter of Italian classical composers in ADDITION to being an heiress to her grandfather's industrialist empire started after the turn of the century, with manufacturing plants in Italy and India. She was raised in France, and as is the norm there, properly educated in Swiss schools. If anything, it's more of a fluke that she ended up becoming a successful fashion model than it is that she became a musician or married a powerful person. The class structure and marriage tradition in Europe is set up a bit differently. Unlike America, one cannot instantly go from rags to riches and change social stations simply by saying "I do".

  94. Ducki says – reply to this


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    Are you SERIOUS when asking "Can you imagine the hell an American president would get if he brought a model or pop star into the White House?

    "???

    The U.S. let an uneducated Hollywood actor himself into the White House!!! LOL

    No. I m NOT French, I m German….

  95. Ducki says – reply to this


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    Not ALL the world thinks that your American Gangsta rap or hiphop sh*t is the BEST the world of music has to OFFER! *g*

  96. Alex says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi

    CRETAIN et IGNARE

  97. Erika says – reply to this


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    Re: fyi

    SO DUMB !! YOU IDIOT !!

    By the way Perez, Carla Bruni is a wonderful singer, she will be critized cuz she the first lady, nobody will judge her as an artist !! WHAT A SHAME!

  98. gusta says – reply to this


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    I LIKE HER MUSIC…. SHE'S GOOD !!… NOT JUST BECAUSE SHE'S THE FIRST LADY HAS TO SUCK… HER MUSIC IS VERY GOOD !!

  99. Dutch says – reply to this


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    You mean like JFK making a joke out of the White House by banging Marilyn? Please, that woman was just a big hoe.

  100. Sara says – reply to this


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    Hey, thought you kept track on htese things: She's no longer Carla Bruni. She's married to Sarko now, so she's Carla Sarkozy… Gotta do it right….

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