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Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday. In a radio interview, the movie legend urged Hallyday’s widow Laeticia – named as his main heir – to give some of the money back to his older children. Singer David Hallyday and actress Laura Smet, who were left with nothing, are contesting their father’s will. Johnny Hallyday died in December from lung cancer at the age of 74. Bardot told French radio station Europe 1…

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Six Nations: France 34-17 Italy – Azzurri's Six Nations misery continues in Marseille

France secured their first victory of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations campaign, beating Italy 34-17 in Marseille. Paul Gabrillagues, Hugo Bonneval and Mathieu Bastareaud scored the hosts’ three tries as they won for the first time in nine matches. A first-half penalty try and a late score from Matteo Minozzi put Italy on the board but they rarely looked like mounting a serious challenge as the hosts dominated throughout. France settled early nerves inside the Stade Velodrome when Gabrillagues scored his first international try in the corner in the sixth…

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France end winless run by inflicting more misery on Italy

Six Nations: France v Italy France (11) 34 Tries: Gabrillagues, Bonneval, Bastareaud Cons: Machenaud, Trinh-Duc Pens: Machenaud 5 Italy (7) 17 Tries: Penalty, Minozzi Cons: Canna Pens: Allan France ended their winless run with an ultimately comfortable win in Marseille to continue Italy’s Six Nations misery. The hosts – playing a Six Nations home match away from Paris for the first time – wasted countless chances before eventually putting away a tiring Italy. With centre Mathieu Bastareaud excelling on his return, France ran in three tries to win for the…

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Paul Pogba ‘having a very, very good season with Manchester United’, says France boss Didier Deschamps

Paul Pogba with France manager Didier Deschamps Wednesday, February 21, 2018 France boss Didier Deschamps has come to the defence of Manchester United star Paul Pogba, insisting the midfielder is ‘having a very, very good season’ despite his current run of poor form. Pogba has come under-fire for his recent performances for the Red Devils, and even manager Jose Mourinho recently admitted he is not playing well. The £89million man missed United’s last game, in the FA Cup against Huddersfield, due to illness but he is due back in the…

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Laidlaw kicks Scotland to tense victory over France

2018 Six Nations Scotland (14) 32 Tries: Maitland, Jones Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw 6 France (20) 26 Tries: Thomas 2 Cons: Machenaud 2 Pens: Machenaud 2, Serin 2 Scotland put defeat by Wales behind them to overcome France at Murrayfield and revive their Six Nations campaign. The first of two Teddy Thomas tries put France into an early 10-0 lead before Sean Maitland crossed for Scotland. Thomas gathered a lucky bounce to score again but the hosts replied via Huw Jones’ try, only for Maxime Machenaud’s second penalty to…

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Caught Between Algeria and France, in Dance

The thirteen men in the Compagnie Hervé Koubi look more like wrestlers than like members of a conventional contemporary-dance company, with bulky muscles, rounded backs, and a relaxed, lumbering way of moving that brings to mind the locker room. Before a recent rehearsal at the Joyce, where the company is performing through Sunday, they ambled on, in ones and twos, pausing to chat with a hand on the shoulder, whispering in Arabic or French, or dropping down to do a few pushups. Koubi likes to refer to them as “l’équipe,”…

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News: Celebrity Edge floats out in France ahead of November debut

Celebrity Cruises has offered the first glimpse of what will be the brand’s first ship in a new class in more than ten years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. “This truly is an exciting moment for our brand,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises. “The float out process marks a milestone in the building of Celebrity Edge.  ADVERTISEMENT “With exterior construction complete, the amazing STX France team will now turn their attention to bringing all of the meticulously designed venues and…

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