Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy may have kept quiet about expecting a baby, but her family members couldn’t contain their excitement. Pal Sarkozy, the father of Nicolas Sarkozy, told Bild in May, “I’m glad to be having a grandchild. … The two do not want to know the gender in advance, but I’m sure it will be a girl and as beautiful as Carla.”
Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy had her son, Aurelien, with former companion Raphael Enthoven.
‘Bruised-up Barbie’ photo to be auctioned for charity
After receiving criticism by an anti-domestic violence organization, Tyler Shields, the photographer behind the berated “bruised-up Barbie” photo shoot of blond “Glee” star Heather Morris bearing a fake black eye, will auction off the photo. The starting price will be $100,000, and all proceeds will be given to a domestic violence charity.
TMZ reported that Mr. Shields is addressing the negative buzz behind his photos, which show the 24-year-old actress smiling as she pretends to iron the male photographer’s crotch as well as tugging her ponytail on an ironing board. According to the online celebrity news site, Mr. Shields felt bad about “the way” many perceived the photos.
“Even Barbie gets bruises,” Mr. Shields had written in his blog alongside his pictures of a bruised Miss Morris, who can be seen bare-shouldered and drinking water from an iron with her hands tied up.
The artist, who also conducted last year’s photo shoot of Lindsay Lohan in a revealing bra inside a blood-spattered room, claims he didn’t intend to glamorize domestic violence, but some argued that he lacked understanding and sensitivity on the issue.
“I don’t know if Tyler is aware, but I’m quite sure there are plenty of women who have been abused by these kinds of household appliances and children, as well being hit with electrical cords,” Rita Smith of the Denver-based National Coalition Against Domestic Violence told E! “If he had stopped with the image of the bruise, [the photos] could conceivably be used as a way to raise awareness about the impact of violence, but the other things do make it look appealing, as if she might be enjoying the process, and I don’t think that’s helpful.”
• Compiled by Laura Donovan 2011 the Daily Caller.