As the far-right makes a comeback, the French find that Marine Le Pen is indeed her infamous father's daughter. And another week, another veil scandal: two very different cases involving the full Islamic veil reignite the debate on secularism.
Today in the arts segment, Sean Rose takes us to the world’s largest museum, the Louvre, not to see the Mona Lisa but a selection of paintings by famous French stage and film-director Patrice Chéreau. Every autumn, the Louvre gives carte blanche to a celibrity from the art or literary world, and this year’s special guest Patrice Chéreau has chosen pictures from the Louvre and other museums across France on the theme of “Faces and Bodies”.
In today's programme - he's been described as the tin man with oil flowing freely through his veins. We meet the Japanese dancer Hiroaki Umeda. Plus, the sad clown: pictures of the king of pop as you've never seen him before.
The blogosphere discusses the case of the Russian ‘spies’ arrested in the US, in Japan, web users comment on the craze for Ryoma, and Filipino prisoners have created a new choreography paying tribute to Michael Jackson.
Colombia's president-elect, Juan Manuel Santos, pledges to follow in his predecessor's footsteps. We take you inside a town in northeastern Mexico where 7 journalists have been killed in the past 2 months alone. And, remember Wacko Jacko? In the year since Michael Jackson's death, his eccentricities and scandals seem to have been forgotten. As he's been universally and unanimously crowned the king of pop.
Hardcore Michael Jackson fans were left disappointed this weekend after rumours that he would be “resurrected” came to nothing! This and other stories in today’s French papers. TUESDAY, 6th APRIL, 2010
Music industry giant Sony has agreed to pay Michael Jackson's estate 250 million dollars to purchase exclusive distribution rights for forthcoming projects associated with the late pop idol through to 2017.
In this edition, Amobe Mevegue lets us discover Valery Boston’s first album. Then, he talks about the Golden Gate Quartet who will soon be performing in France to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. We finish with an exhibition about death and the notion of vanity in art which is taking place at the Maillol museum in Paris.