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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-12-19

'Leave Gérard Depardieu alone!'

A satirical YouTube video begs the public to leave Gérard Depardieu alone - a stunt inspired by a distressed fan of Britney Spears who did the same thing in 2007 (with less irony!). We also look at an open letter to Depardieu by a fellow French thesp which lambasts him for his decision to become a tax exile in Belgium.

By James CREEDON

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Spicer bows out of White House

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