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Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to move to Paris for work? Amy Thomas was a copywriter in New York City when one day her boss offered her a dream…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 11:40 am

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Au Revoir, “Mademoiselle”: French Town Ditches “Sexist Title”

A French town has decided it is sexist to refer to women by their marital status and will no longer be using the word “mademoiselle” — which means unmarried woman…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Watch Cute French Boys Sing Beyoncé!

If there’s one thing we love more than Beyoncé, it’s cute French boys. And our favorite gay blog Queerty is all over this awesome clip of two hotties named Bertrand and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2011 - 10:20 am

France Considers Prostitution Ban

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crying into his champagne: politicians are considering a ban on prostitution in France. The law would make it illegal to pay for sex, punishing johns with six…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 9:20 am

Irish Accents Surpass French Accents As The World’s Sexiest, Supposedly

Zut alors! French, the language of l’amour, is “the world’s sexiest accent” no more. According to a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, cited in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, ladies most…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 11:22 am

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Francophile Girl

Confession: I’m a little bit obsessed with blogs written by American girls living in Paris. Their style, their food, their apartments, their men … ooh la la!  My favorite is…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2011 - 3:00 pm

DSK’s Wife Considering Divorce After Rape Accusations, Prostitution Scandal

Finally! At long last, Dominique Strauss Kahn’s wife has finally gotten a clue (or an STD). Anne Sinclair stood by the former International Monetary Fund chief when he was accused

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Domestic Inspiration: French Kitchen

Growing up, my mother always decorated our home in a Provençal fashion, so I have an inborn love of the elegant style. I’m also infatuated with the idea of a…

Rachel Krause | November 9, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Carla Bruni Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Zut alors! French First Lady Carla Bruni gave birth today in Paris to her first child, a girl, with the president, Nicolas Sarkozy. [People]
Paris Jackson, Michael’s 13-year-old daughter,…

Rachel Krause | October 19, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Linked To French Prostitution Ring

Whether or not you believe Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York City this spring (and I, personally, believe that he did), we can all agree the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Assault Case Vs. DSK In France Dropped

France dropped a sexual assault inquiry against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, over lack of evidence and statute of limitations. Tristane Banon, a writer, claimed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: French Women Say Au Revoir To “Mademoiselle”

Parlez-vous feminism? French feminists are storming the Bastille (not really) over use of the honorific “mademoiselle,” which means “miss,” because they say it is demeaning to define women by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2011 - 5:40 pm

App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Lingerie For Little Girls? Yep, A French Company Went There

Forget about candy-colored bra and panty sets from Target; there’s ickier underwear for little girls afoot. It’s lingerie, to be exact, although the French line Jours Aprés Lunes calls it…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2011 - 10:40 am

France’s STD PSAs Are Way Better Than Ours

 

See, this proves everything is better in France! American ads about STD prevention are, like, “Have unprotected sex and your penis will turn black and fall off.”

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2011 - 11:20 am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Resigns From IMF & May Be Replaced By A Woman, Christine Lagarde

After being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City this weekend, Dominique Strass-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, resigned from his position on Wednesday.

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2011 - 10:20 am

8 Things To Know About The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Scandal

This weekend, police apprehended International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on an airplane moments before takeoff over accusations that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel maid earlier that…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head Of The IMF, Arrested For Attempted Rape

This weekend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested in New York, minutes before his flight to France took off, for the alleged attempted rape…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Carla Bruni Pregnant With Twins, Magazine Claims

Carla Bruni is pregnant with twins, according to French magazine Voici. The 43-year-old singer/actress/model/French First Lady already has a nine-year-old son, Aurelian, from another relationship. Carla is allegedly due to…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2011 - 11:20 am
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