domingo, 3 de fevereiro de 2008

George Clooney to U.N.: Can You Hear Me Now?

George: "Yes, Sofia? Can you please repeat the question? Did you say you want to marry me?"

When George Clooney was nearly kept by the assembled countries from delivering his message on Darfur Thursday, the United Nations' recently appointed messenger of peace chose a more receptive audience: the press. "There are some groups protecting 250 square kilometers of desert with no helicopters and no radios that work," Clooney, 46, speaking about the crisis in Sudan's troubled western region and the need to equip the peacekeeping force there, said at a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York. "So either give them the basic tools for protecting the population [and themselves] or have the decency to just bring them all home," he said. "And go back into your offices and wait until it's all over."

The actor had just returned from a visit last week to Darfur and was met with some representatives at the meeting objecting to an actor telling them how to handle things. "I am the son of a newsman, so the job of messenger comes with the responsibility to deal with facts, not to tell people what they want to hear, but to tell them what the truth is, unfiltered," said Clooney, who was accompanied by his parents, Nick and Nina Clooney.

Other messengers of peace are Michael Douglas, Elie Wiesel, Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim, Paulo Coelho, Midori Goto and Princess Haya of Jordan. Clooney – along with friend Don Cheadle – also received the Peace Summit Award on Dec. 13 for work for Darfur.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Marries Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is the new first lady of France, PEOPLE has confirmed. Only nine weeks after meeting, and less than three weeks since telling journalists he was "serious," French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the ex-supermodel turned singer-songwriter wed in a civil ceremony Saturday morning morning in Paris.The French President 53, who divorced in October, and the Italian-born Bruni were wed at 11 a.m. in the Presidential Office of the Elysee Palace, in a private civil ceremony before 30 family and friends. Bruni, 39, who signed her wedding certificate "Mrs. Carla Bruni Sarkozy," wore a white dress and looked "ravishing as usual," according to Paris's 8th Arrondissement Mayor Francois Lebel, who officiated the 20-minute ceremony.

Family in AttendanceBruni had a court of four bridesmaids. Her mother, Marisa Borini, and sister actress Valerie Tesdeschi-Bruni arrived by separate side entrances an hour before the ceremony, as did the groom's mother "Dudu." Also in attendence, according to sources were the children of each from former marriages, including Carla's 6-year-old son, Aurelian Enthoven. While dozens of paparazzi crowded around the French President's official residence entrances. Acting as witnesses for the couple were French businessman Francois Bazaire of the LMVH Groupe and Mathilde Agostinelli, communications officer for the Italian luxury goods firm Prada. Among the guests were a select group of French showbiz personalities, reportedly including actor Vincent Perez. The Elysee Palace has refused comment on the marriage reports, which began shortly before 1 p.m. on French radio and television. The couple were introduced in November by French advertising tycoon Jacques Seguela and soon became a public item after an excursion to Disneyland Paris on Dec. 15.

Honeymoon Plans?This is the second marriage for Bruni, who has been previously linked to Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, among others. The twice-divorced Sarkozy became the first "bachelor president" of France's Fifth Republic in October, when his divorce from wife Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz was announced by mutual decree just five months after he was elected. The pair are expected to defer on a formal honeymoon – but it's likely, according to sources, that Bruni will accompany Sarkozy on a visit to Romania on Monday.
Ai o Amor! E as patetices de se casarem à pressa...

Actress Eva Mendes 'enters rehab'

Eva Mendes is seeking "outside professional support"Actress Eva Mendes has checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Utah, according to reports from the US.
Celebrity websites say the 33-year-old actress has entered the Cirque Lodge centre, where fellow actress Lindsay Lohan was treated last year.
Mendes' publicist said in a statement that she was taking time off to "attend to some personal issues".
The Cuban-American actress starred in four movies in 2007 including Ghost Rider and We Own the Night.
She has recently finished work on two more films, The Women and The Spirit.
Her publicist Brad Cafarelli said: "Eva has been working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support."
Mendes was this week named as the face of a forthcoming Calvin Klein perfume campaign.
The company issued a statement saying: "We support Eva during this difficult time and respect her decision to seek professional help."
Ai Evita!!! O que é que se passa com esta gente? Tudo a dar no pó? PLEASE!