Carla Bruni skips the G-8 for album launch

Francois Durand/Getty Images Japan’s chief cabinet secretary is disappointed that Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, won’t be attending this year’s G-8 summit in Hokkaido. I can’t say I blame her. The supermodel-turned-singer has an album launch this coming Friday, and she’d rather prepare for it than sit around learning how to ...

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Japan's chief cabinet secretary is disappointed that Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, won't be attending this year's G-8 summit in Hokkaido.

I can't say I blame her. The supermodel-turned-singer has an album launch this coming Friday, and she'd rather prepare for it than sit around learning how to fold kimonos and sipping tea with the other G-8 wives.

Francois Durand/Getty Images

Japan’s chief cabinet secretary is disappointed that Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, won’t be attending this year’s G-8 summit in Hokkaido.

I can’t say I blame her. The supermodel-turned-singer has an album launch this coming Friday, and she’d rather prepare for it than sit around learning how to fold kimonos and sipping tea with the other G-8 wives.

Back in Europe, her album seems to be getting as much coverage as the summit itself. The British press is agog at the revelation that Mrs. Sarkozy has had 30 lovers, and the AFP reports that France’s “gossip press” is “nearing fever pitch,” and the album has gotten rave reviews thus far.

In case any French music critics are wondering how to handle the unusual task of critiquing their first lady’s musical talents, Carla has a ready answer in “Ta Tienne” (Yours): “I am yours, if they diss me or damn me, I don’t care a hoot.”

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