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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s new website has caused consternation after it published unflattering drawings of Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, and Michelle and Barack Obama.
Sarah Brown said on Twitter that she was “a bit bemused” by a line drawing of her posted in the gallery section of the French President’s wife official website, which crashed minutes after going live on Monday due to the overwhelming number of visits.
Politicians, first ladies and film and rock stars feature in the gallery, half appearing in photos and the other in drawings.
The drawing of the Prime Minister’s wife looks nothing like her. She comes across as far more narrow-faced than in the flesh and in need of urgent dental and hair treatment in the red line caricature.
In a remark posted on Tuesday night on Twitter, the social networking service, Mrs Brown implied she was less than ecstatic with the portrait: “love Carla Bruni Sarkozy’s new website though bit bemused by illustration of me”.
Sarah Brown has overtaken Stephen Fry as Britain’s highest profile Twitter user – now with 831,000 followers compared to Mr Fry’s 795,000. The number of fans keeping up with her tweets amounts to almost five times the entire Labour party membership.
Fellow tweeters responded instantly. One, miraldamaasikas, leapt to her defence, saying: “I don’t think this drawing looks anything like Sarah brown.. it’s too narrow… ;)”
Mrs Brown told a fellow user, bigbellbess, that she was taking it in her stride: “bemused in a good way - I think it is really cool.”
She can take comfort from the fact that other well-known figures received rougher treatment.
The US first couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, look almost extra-terrestrial in their blue line drawing, as do the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
But the saving grace, perhaps is that Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy looks arguably the weirdest of all.
Her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, however, gets the royal treatment. His drawing has reduced his ear and nose size considerably and given him an action-man square jaw that in reality he lacks.
Others drawn by illustrators including Alice Déchelette that feature on the website include Nelson Mandela, Leonard Cohen, Bono, Lou Reed and John Galliano.
Here are some quotes and funny things about Ellen Pompeo…
The DiCaprio thing:
On her first day playing Leonardo DiCaprio’s lover in Catch Me If You Can, Ellen Pompeo “had to have a simulated sex scene,” she told the Chicago Tribune. “I can’t say it was difficult, but it was a little awkward – sex with Leo on my first day.”
The Jolie thing :
When asked what famous woman would she like to make out with, Ellen Pompeo said, “Ooh! Angelina Jolie. She’s gorgeous. Or Sandra Oh.”
My favourite quote :
Before working with Ellen Pompeo in 2002’s Moonlight Mile, Jake Gyllenhaal hit on her. “He wasn’t Jake Gyllenhaal then,” she told Playboy. “I didn’t know what else to say, because he’d come over with these compliments and he’s much younger than I am. I just said, ‘Well maybe we’ll work together someday’.”
A funny story:
Ellen Pompeo was Punk’d by Ashton Kutcher in 2005. The set-up: A sexy waitress hit on her boyfriend, Chris Ivery, and he tipped her $200 on Pompeo’s credit card. Pompeo’s reaction: she threatened to gouge the waitress with a fork.
Pompeo being Mother Theresa:
Ellen Pompeo isn’t impressed with her newfound fame. “I don’t find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m not saving anybody’s life, I’m not a teacher, I’m not working for UNICEF. I don’t think I’m some big deal.”
David Letterman has admitted that he has his “work cut out” trying to patch up his marriage after he revealed on air last week that he had cheated on his wife with female staff members.
Letterman, 62, one of America’s most popular talk show hosts, shocked his audience, and the entertainment industry, when he admitted that he had been the target of an extortion attempt as a result of a series of affairs with women who worked with him.
Last night he again used his his popular Late Show With David Letterman to make a public statement – this time to apologise to his wife Regina Lasko, whom he married in March after dating for more than 20 years.
“She has been horribly hurt by my behaviour, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it,” Letterman, who has a five-year-old son with Ms Lasko, told his audience during a taping of his TV show in New York on Monday night.
Last Thursday Letterman revealed that he had been allegedly victimised in an extortion plot by a man who threatened to write a screenplay or book about various things he had done. “Creepy stuff … that I have had sex with women who work with me on this show,” Letterman said. “Yes, I have.”
The following day, Robert “Joe” Halderman, a producer for the CBS news programme 48 Hours, was arrested and accused of grand larceny after receiving a fake $2 million (£1.3 million) cheque from Letterman. Mr Halderman, who has pleaded not guilty to the extortion charges, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Yesterday Mr Halderman’s lawyer Gerald Shargel appeared on morning talk shows in the US to proclaim his client’s innocence and say that Letterman had given only one side of the story.
“David Letterman didn’t give his [Halderman's] side of the story, David Letterman gave what he wanted the public to know,” Mr Shargel said on NBC’s Today show.
“He wanted to get out ahead of the story, and that’s exactly what he did.”
Letterman hit back last night with his public apology to his wife and also apologised to his staff for putting them under the spotlight.
“Inadvertently, I just wasn’t thinking ahead,” Letterman said. “My thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I’ve gotten myself involved in.”
Audience members who attended the taping at the Ed Sullivan Theatre said Letterman had spoken frequently throughout the programme about the events. He also joked about the situation with guests Steve Martin and Martin Short.
“I’ll be honest with you folks, right now I’d give anything to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail,” he said, referring to the location where Mr Sanford, the Governor of South Carolina, claimed he was when he was actually with his mistress in Argentina.
“I got into the car this morning and the navigation lady wasn’t speaking to me,” Letterman added.
Letterman’s audience members praised the TV host’s honesty.
“It’s unfortunate but Dave is handling it just how he should have. He came out clean, told everybody what he thought … he’s a good guy,” Cliff Crumpton told the nypost.com as he waited to watch Letterman’s show.