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Eastwood To Receive French Honour

16th February 2007

Hollywood legend CLINT EASTWOOD is to receive France's highest civilian distinction, the Legion d'Honneur. The DIRTY HARRY icon will be presented with the award by French president JACQUES CHIRAC in Paris tomorrow (17FEB07). It has...

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French Director Girod Dies

20th November 2006

French director FRANCIS GIROD died from a heart attack this weekend (18-19NOV06) while staying in a Bordeaux hotel. He was 61. Girod made his feature film debut in 1974 with LE TRIO INFERNAL and went...

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Film Moves Chirac To Help Forgotten Soldiers

26th September 2006

French president JACQUES CHIRAC has restored war pensions to 80,000 African and Arab soldiers who fought for France in World War II, after he was shown a new movie chronicling their suffering. INDIGENES shows how...

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Hallyday Campaigns For Right-wing Sarkozy

31st August 2006

French rocker JOHNNY HALLYDAY is determined to help politician NICOLAS SARKOZY oust the current French President JACQUES CHIRAC in next year's (07) presidential elections, according to the would-be leader's party the Union for a Popular...

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Chirac Hits The Big Screen

9th June 2006

French President JACQUES CHIRAC is to hit the big screen in France, in a new satirical documentary about his life. The unlikely movie star's antics, which have involved womanising and the alleged illegal raising of...

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Reno Confirms Chirac Casting Attempt

16th May 2006

Actor JEAN RENO was stunned when French President JACQUES CHIRAC tried to land him a role in THE DA VINCI CODE film - because he'd already been cast. Chirac hit the headlines last year (05)...

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Disturbed And Mcfarlane Revamp Genesis' Land Of Confusion

2nd May 2006

Heavy rockers THE DISTURBED have recruited animator TODD MCFARLANE to help them rework GENESIS' LAND OF CONFUSION video. The acclaimed original featured Latex lookalikes of world leaders and celebrities. SPAWN creator MCFarlane's new promo features...

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Howard's Da Vinci Dilemma

21st April 2006

Director RON HOWARD was thrilled when French President JACQUES CHIRAC allowed him to film THE DA VINCI CODE in Parisian gallery La Louvre - but he was then restricted at every turn. La Louvre was...

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France Appoints First Black Tv Presenter

8th March 2006

French TV channel TF1 has recruited its first black presenter for their prime time 8pm news bulletin, after pressure from the country's President JACQUES CHIRAC. HARRY ROSELMACK, 32, joins the news show - the most...

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Bono To Lobby Chirac

20th February 2006

Campaigning rocker BONO is planning a showdown with French President JACQUES CHIRAC, because the leader's agricultural policies are affecting his battle for fair trade in Africa. The U2 frontman is thrilled by the $5...

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Filmmaker Jeunet Honoured In France

4th January 2006

French movie maker JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET kicked off 2006 in style by receiving France's top honour. The AMELIE director was made a member of the Legion d'Honneur as part of French President JACQUES CHIRAC's New...

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Chirac Slammed For Da Vinci Casting

29th December 2005

French President JACQUES CHIRAC is facing a political backlash after reports he tried to altar the casting of THE DA VINCI CODE, promoting family friends for the lead roles. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH...

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Cruz To Receive Top French Honour

16th December 2005

Spanish actress PENELOPE CRUZ is set to be made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French President JACQUES CHIRAC. The VANILLA SKY beauty will be honoured in the New Year...

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Chirac Congratulates Bono And Geldof Over Africa

8th July 2005

French President JACQUES CHIRAC congratulated rocker SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO for their tireless campaigning against poverty in Africa, as they met at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, today (08JUL05). Chirac was impressed...

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Scott Thomas Honoured In France

27th June 2005

British actress KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS has been honoured in her adopted home of France with the Legion D'Honneur (Legion Of Honour) at a ceremony in Paris. The FOUR WEDDING AND A FUNERAL beauty, 45,...

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Prince Rainier's Funeral Takes Place In Monaco

15th April 2005

Distinguished guests from around the world have attended the funeral of PRINCE RAINIER III in Monaco today (15APR05). Europe's longest-ruling monarch, Prince Rainier died last week (06APR05) at the age of 81 following a...

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Gere Urges Eu To Continue Chinese Arms Ban

28th March 2005

Hollywood star RICHARD GERE has urged the EUROPEAN UNION (EU) to rethink its plan to lift an arms embargo against China. The EU refused to sell weapons to the Asian nation following the horrific...

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Film-maker De Broca Dies

28th November 2004

French film maker PHILLIPE DE BROCA has died from cancer. He was 71. The LE BOSSU director cemented his position as a legend of French cinema with a series of comedies starring JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO...

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Eminem Sparks French Security Alert

21st November 2004

Controversial rapper EMINEM sparked an international security row when he performed live on a warship anchored just metres away from French President JACQUES CHIRAC's frigate. The French premier is currently on a state visit...

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Bono Advises World Leaders

28th October 2004

Irish singer BONO has urged world leaders to help African famine victims by dropping Third World debt. The U2 rocker insists Britain's Prime Minister TONY BLAIR, French premier JACQUES CHIRAC and American President GEORGE...

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Chirac Pays Tribute To Late Literary Icon Sagan

27th September 2004

French President JACQUES CHIRAC has paid an emotional tribute to novelist FRANCOISE SAGAN who died yesterday (26SEP04) of heart and lung failure, aged 69. The BONJOUR TRISTESSE writer had been ill for several years...

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Spielberg Honoured By France

6th September 2004

French president JACQUES CHIRAC has awarded legendary director STEVEN SPIELBERG with France's highest honour, for his work fighting hatred and intolerance Spielberg was made a knight of the FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR on Sunday...

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France Pays Tribute To Crooner Distel

23rd July 2004

French President JACQUES CHIRAC has led a host of celebrities paying tribute to legendary singer SACHA DISTEL, who died yesterday (22JUL04) aged 71. Distel, most famous for singing RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD,...

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French Premier Honours Reno

16th December 2003

LEON actor JEAN RENO has been honoured with the NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT by French President JACQUES CHIRAC. The Morocco-born star, 55, was awarded the second highest civilian honour at a ceremony in Paris...

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Stereolab Star Dismisses Chirac

17th October 2003

French STEREOLAB singer LAETITIA SADIER has scoffed at suggestions her country's President JACQUES CHIRAC is a peacemaker - despite his resistance to the war in Iraq. Chirac had evoked the ire of Britain and...

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Malkovich Slams French Policy On Iraq

14th April 2003

Actor JOHN MALKOVICH has lashed out at his adopted homeland of France - saying the country has no right to be involved in the re-building of Iraq. The CON AIR star believes the French...

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