If there was an award for the most accomplished First Lady in history Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would most certainly be in the running. As a singer/songwriter and ex-supermodel, being the 'triple-threat' that she is, it was only a matter of time before she returned to the world of film.
She debuted in Robert Altman's satirical film, 'Pret-a-Porter' in which she played herself (in her supermodel heyday). Although Bruni's publicist has said that 'nothing is signed yet and it's too early to discuss', Woody Allen has confirmed that he would like to work with her and the fact that the film is rumoured to be shot sometime next year in Paris, is more fuel to the rumour mill. If true however, this could be a real coup as no other First Lady can say they have worked with such an iconic writer/producer/director and actor that is Woody Allen, whose films include 'Annie Hall', 'Deconstructing Harry' and most recently, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', starring Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Javier Bardem. We can't wait!
"She came in, and the costume lady [Nancy McArdle] on 'Annie Hall' said, 'Tell her not to wear that. She can't wear that. It's so crazy.' And I said, 'Leave her. She's a genius. Let's just leave her alone, let her wear what she wants."
- Woody Allen remembers his 1977 film with Diane Keaton
Put an image of Woody Allen as a Hasidic Jew on a clothing store's billboards, and he will get $5 million from you. American Apparel and CEO Dov Charney are learning an expensive lesson as a lawsuit with the film director draws to a close.
Allen originally sued American Apparel for $10 million for using an image from 'Annie Hall' without his permission, but as the bespectacled gent points out: "Five million dollars is enough to discourage American Apparel or any one else from ever trying such a thing again."
Remember Woody Allen? Remember the $10 million lawsuit he's waging against American Apparel because the company used an image of him from 'Annie Hall' on billboards without his permission? Remember how it was claimed that company CEO Dov Charney (who, by the by, has been on the wrong end of a fair share of sexual harassment suits and infamously pleasured himself in front of a Jane reporter) was going to drag Allen's name through the mud?
Well, after a year, Charney finally has something to say for himself.