Carla Bruni not attending Cannes?

Woody Allen’s latest, “Midnight In Paris,” is about to open the Cannes Film Festival, and while most of the film’s stars are expected to be present for the world premiere, at least one has bowed out of the festivities for mysterious reasons.

Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicholas Sarkozy, has “cancelled plans to appear on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival amid rumours she is pregnant with twins,” the Mirror is reporting.

Allen’s “Paris” marks Bruni’s acting debut, though she made her name as a supermodel before marrying Sarkozy. As the Mirror notes, Bruni “had been expected to draw huge crowds at the event.” Instead, the press will have to settle for Marion Cotillard, Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.

via Carla Bruni Woody Allen Marion Cotillard Owen Wilson Cannes | HollywoodNews.com.

By Sean O’Connell

Tara Reid: ‘la Classe totale’ à Courchevel

TARA Reid is back to her partying ways in the French ski resort of Courchevel. The actress, best known for playing Vicky Lathum in 1999 film American Pie and having a botched breast implants, knocked back the French champagne Cristal with a group of friends at restaurant La Mangeoire before treating them to a version of The Eagles’ Hotel California, the New York Post reported.

via Tara Reid sings and jumps into a coffin at French ski resort | The Daily Telegraph.

Portman engaged & preggers with hot Frenchman, Ben Millepied

Quelle surprise! C’est un bébé pour Natalie Portman et son chéri Benjamin Millepied.

Just when the gossip mill seemed lethargic after a cozy Christmas, news hits the wires this morning of Natalie Portman’s engagement to French choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Oh, and did we mention a bébé on the way?

The Bordeaux born-and-raised Millepied is as accomplished in his art as his new leading lady. Once touted as the “French Baryshnikov”, the sexy frenchman has spent much of his professional career in New York City since leaving France at age 16.

Felicitations to the hot couple!

An apéritif for Penelope Cruz & hot Javier

Hot couple alert. Paris is currently a little sexier this week as celebrity couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem spice things up in the city of Amour.

The newly-Oscared Penelope enjoyed a mojito in one of the 8th arrondisement’s English pubs, Bugsy’s,  accompanied by her ruggedly handsome beer-drinking Spaniard.

Both looked casual, happy, and madly in love– frequently sharing passionate smooches as uninterested frenchies continued their happy-hour conversations.