Carla Bruni reveals a private conversation with Michelle Obama

The book was written by journalists Michael Darmon and Yves Derai who claim that this was a collaboration with Carla Bruni.

Carla Bruni describes herself as demanding, spoilt, and selfish, says one of the French authors about the French First Lady.

She also gives extraordinary insight into her life as the wife of a leader – and her relationship with some of the most prominent figures in the world, including the American president.

“On the advice of the Obamas,”‘ she says, “We don’t read the papers in the morning any more.”

She does not speak to the American First Lady very often, she adds, but said that she likes her and “could be her friend.”

In response to the explosive claims that Michelle Obama told Carla Bruni that life as in the White House was “hell”, Mrs Obama’s spokesman slapped down the claims and the French Embassy in Washington also released a statement denying that Mrs. Obama ever said those words.

Also, the Elysee Palace has denied that Carla Bruni co-operated with the biography but journalists Michael Darmon and Yves Derai, who wrote the book, claim that this was indeed a collaboration with Ms Bruni.

Moreover, the Embassy claimed Ms Bruni “distances herself completely” from the book but a CBS News radio reporter in Paris wrote on his Twitter feed that the authors are standing by the quote.

White House correspondent Mark Knoller said the pair will not divulge their source, however.

He added: “I could see how living in the WH could be “hell” at times: no privacy, press scrutiny, always on display.”

“Even so, they ALL love it here.”

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Presidents’ habits

Barack Obama, 49-years-old

USA President

After having one of the most pubicized presidential campaigns of all time, Barack Obama went from senator to the 44th President of the United States while remaining a devoted father and husband.

However, Barack Obama shocked the White House staff with his working habits. Obama begins his working day two hours later than his predecessors, takes off jacket during the meetings and frequently enters into the rooms of his staff members.

Barack Obama wakes up later at 06.45, visits the gym to do exercises, has a breakfast with his family and helps his daughters to prepare for the school. Only after that he comes to the Oval Office at about 09.30.

When the White House released its first picture of the president at work in the Oval Office, there he was in his shirt sleeves. The White House was shocked when they saw the President coatless in the Oval Office. All were surprised that the President allows the staff to wear free and easy. He has different relations with his staff than his predecessor.

His press secretary Robert Gibbs confessed that Obama wandered into the press secretary’s office and caught him with his feet propped up on the desk.

Obama tried to quit smoking several times over the years and has used nicotine replacement therapy. However in June 2010, during a congratulatory phone call to president-elect Benigno Aquino of the Philippines, Obama told Aquino that he had quit and would offer advice on how to stop smoking when Aquino was himself ready for that step.

Besides all these, President Obama’s wife Michelle has revealed what her husband’s most annoying habit is – tennis.

The US first lady admitted that when they play, it is her husband who usually wins.

She said: “He beats me quite often. That gets to be pretty annoying.”

Mrs Obama was asked about the president’s flaws by TV host Jay Leno on his show.

At first, she sarcastically said he has none.

“He’s perfect,” she quipped.

But then she admitted it was their battles on the tennis court that got her peeved.

 

Vladimir Putin, 57-years-old

Russian Prime Minister

Two times President and currently Prime Minister. There are rumors saying that he will candidate again for the next presidential campaign (yes, Russian Constitution allows that). Now, that’s a long career as a lead of state!

Vladimir Putin trials a GPS device on his dog Koni.

Putin owns a black Labrador Retriever named Koni, who has been known to accompany him into staff meetings and greeting world leaders.

One of Putin’s favorite sports is the martial art of judo. Putin began training in sambo (a martial art that originated in the Soviet Union) at the age of 14, before switching to judo, which he continues to practice today. He is the President of the Yawara Dojo, the same Saint Petersburg dojo he practiced at when young.

In July 2010 Putin appeared at a Russian-Ukrainian Orthodox Bikers festival in Sevastopol, Ukraine riding a Harley-Davidson tricycle. The high council of Russian bikers movements unanimously voted to elevate him into a Hells Angel range with the nickname of Abaddon.

The nickname is probably influenced by angel of death and destruction Abadonna in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita novel.

Vladimir Putin is also known to be flying airplanes. He co-piloted a plane over burning forests, releasing 24 tons of water on a blaze — all without any formal pilot training.

Putin, wearing a blue shirt and jeans, boarded a Russian-built Be-200 amphibious aircraft as a passenger for a flight over the Ryazan region.

But he later went into the cockpit and sat in the co-pilot’s seat, holding the throttle and pushing a button to dump 24 tons of water on forest fires about 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

Footage on Channel One television showed Putin hitting the button and asking the pilot, “Was that OK?”

The pilot replied, “A direct hit!”

Vladimir also likes outside sports, like skiing, running and swimming but also like fishing.

 

Nicolas Sarkozy, 55-years-old

French President

Named the 68th best-dressed person in the world by Vanity Fair, alongside David Beckham and Brad Pitt, Nicolas Sarkozy has also been named as the third worst-dressed person in the world by GQ.

Sarkozy is reported by Reuters to be sensitive about his height (believed to be 5 ft 5in or 5 ft 6in, 165 cm). He has been noted as wearing substantially heeled shoes and standing on hidden platforms, while the French media have pointed out that Carla Bruni frequently wears flats when in public with him.

In 2009, this was the subject of a political row, when a worker at a factory where Sarkozy gave a speech said she was asked to stand next to him because she was of a similar height (this story was corroborated by some union officials). The president’s office called the accusation “completely absurd and grotesque”, while the Socialist Party mocked his fastidious preparation.

 

Silvio Berlusconi, 73-year-old

Italian Prime Minister

Most of tabloid’s attention refers to his bedroom habits. The Italian prime minister, who is estimated to be worth $8 billion, had been married for 19 years with his second wife Veronica Lario, who in May, this year, reached an out-of-court divorce settlement by which she will get to keep the luxurious Milanese Villa Belvedere in Macherio, valued at $105 million, where she lives with the couple’s three children.

The 73-year-old Silvio Berlusconi attended the 18th birthday party of a Neapolitan underwear model who called him “Papi.” Veronica Lario, his 53-year-old ex-wife, said that she could no longer stay married to a man who “consorted with minors.”

Noemi Letizia, the 18-year-old who became famous for saying that she called Berlusconi “Papi” (“daddy”), told Corriere del Mezzogiorno in April that she wanted to be a showgirl, but added: “Politics interests me, too.” Was she perhaps after a seat in the regional assembly? “I prefer to stand for the Chamber,” she replied blithely. “Papi Silvio will take care of it.”

Berlusconi’s Rome residence, his own “White House”, is most famous for the bedroom with “Putin’s bed” where Berlusconi was caught on tape directing a paid escort to wait for him while he showered.

Last summer, Italians were bombarded with nude photos from the prime minister’s Sardinian parties and taped conversations between the prime minister and a notable escort who recorded their post-coital conversations on her cell phone.

One reason for all these could be a compulsive need to be loved. “I do everything in my power to make myself loved,” he explained to reporters.

 

Other heads of states have some intriguing way of being or manifesting the power.

Thus, the Romanian President, Traian Basescu, 58-years-old, is well known for his drinking problems and for taking some phisical measures against his people or even children (!!!).

In 2006, after the Steaua Bucharest football team qualified in the UEFA Cup semifinals, Traian Basescu, invited the team to a Bucharest restaurant to celebrate the victory. During the festivities he was filmed drinking a glass of champagne alongside Gigi Becali, the controversial owner of the team, yet after the celebration he drove his own car home.

The media accused him of defying the Romanian legislation, which considers driving under the influence either a summary or a criminal offense, depending on blood alcohol levels. Asked about the events, Basescu declined a direct answer, accused the media of exaggerating and refused further comment on the incident.

 

Hugo Chávez, 56-years-old, the President of Venezuela, has become increasingly open to discussing his religious views, stating that both his faith and his interpretation of Jesus’ personal life and ideology have had a profound impact on his left-wing and progressivist views. He often invokes God and asks for prayer in speeches, as he did when he asked Venezuelans to pray for Fidel Castro’s health.

He describes himself as Christian who grew up expecting to become a priest. According to him, as a result of this background his socialist policies have been borne with roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Brigitte Bardot says that Carla Bruni is so uneducated

All began with the gift sent by Bardot to Sarkozy’s wife, a bag that is part of an exclusive collection specially made by the fashion Lancel.

Brigitte Bardot declared: “Carla Bruni is so uneducated, as she is beautiful, as demonstrated by the fact that she thanked me not for the gift I sent her,” said Bardot.

Until the incident with the bag, Brigitte Bardot, a fierce defender of animals, used to appreciate the fact that Carla Bruni has never worn leather garments, even when she was a model.

According to sources close to Bardot, the actress was also angry by the fact that Sarkozy has not heeded her request to ban bull fighting in France.

Brigitte Bardot: mediocrity is the product of the Sarkozy regime

In an incendiary letter, sent to the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, but also to AFP news agency, the actress Brigitte Bardot, the symbol of France, but also a world’s sex symbol in the 60s, incriminates quite tough the French President.

“The presence of Sarkozy is a negativity and a disturbing indifference. You (Nicolas Sarkozy), like your ministers, are as useless as they are cowardly, dishonest and beyond ridiculous, have not succeeded and will not be able to thank the French people who choose and who believed in a force of iron, in your promises which you have not kept”.

The famous actress never made a secret of her political orientation, rather rightist. In this letter, passionate, tumultuous, like its author’s personality, doesn’t hide her disappointment about the President.

Being an independent spirit, with strong convictions, evidenced by the creation of the Brigitte Bardot Association (protection and animal rights, massacre of seals, etc.) didn’t miss the opportunity to protect the animals once more: “an emergency aid for the animals treated, in this century, in France, in a barbaric, inhumane, shameful and unworthy way”.

Carla Bruni made some confessions to the U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama

According to abcnews.com, this information was revealed in the book “The Promise: President Obama, Year One” by Jonathan Alter, the Newsweek editor.

After hearing Carla Bruni’s story, “Michelle Obama laughed and said that this did not happen to them” said Jonathan Alter.

The couple Nicolas Sarkozy-Carla Bruni is famous for not being punctual. In 2008, the two made Prince Charles of Great Britain to wait, at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918.

The book “The Promise: President Obama, Year One” will be released in U.S. next week.

Are Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy unfaithful in their relationship?

The first rumors about the fact that both partners of the presidential couple would have each an affair appeared on micro-blogging platform Twitter.
After several days, these were taken by the site publication Le Journal du Dimanche.

Until now, Sarkozy has refused to confirm or infirm this rumor.
The first message on Twitter indicated that the wife of French President had an affair with Benjamin Biolay, a musician, winner of several international competitions.

At the same time, the message stating that Nicolas Sarkozy would found, in turn, his solace in the arms of Chantal Jouanno, a former karate champion aged 40, who currently occupies the position of Minister of Ecology.

The site suchablog.com says that Bruni and Biolay are good friends for many years and that now live together in Paris in the apartment of the musician.

“The Presidential Couple is living their last moments. Carla Bruni fell in love with Benjamin Biolay, while President has found his solace in the arms of Chantal Jouanno” wrote Le Journal du Dimanche.

Monogamy does not seem to be a natural quality of Bruni-Sarkozy spouses. French press often quotes on Carla Bruni, who previously said that “she is boring quickly of monogamy”.

Carla Bruni, a woman

This is how the French President Nicolas Sarkozy wife is described in the book “Queen Carla”, signed by Patrick Weber, according 7sur7.be.

In view of the Belgian writer, Carla Bruni (40 years) changes her character more often than shirts, a hinted at being a mannequin, singer and now wife of head of state.

“Carla is increasingly rejected by Italians and doesn’t seems to be accepted even by the French. The role of first-lady does not suit, notes the author.

Carla Bruni began her career as a model at the age of 19, being listed among the best models in the world. In 1997, Carl left the podium and dedicated to music. Her debut album – “Quelqu’un m’a dit” – was launched in 2002, being sold over one million copies.

Not infrequently, her loving relationship with the famous Eric Clapton, Donald Trump, Kevin Costner and Mick Jagger were a subject in the tabloids. She met Nicolas Sarkozy in November 2007, shortly after Sarkozy’s divorce of second wife, Cecilia. Carla and Nicolas have put wedding rings on February 2, 2008.