Le Monde, France’s struggling newspaper of record, accepted an offer from investors including Yves Saint Laurent Group partner Pierre Berge , snubbing President Nicolas Sarkozy , who had opposed the bid.
France Telecom SA, Nouvel Observateur, and Promotora de Informaciones SA are offering about 100 million euros ($123 million) for control of French newspaper Le Monde, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The whole world is changing, the great jazz musician Duke Ellington remarked in 1971. Consequently, he added, no one will be able to retain his or her identity and it becomes hard to tell who’s imitating whom.
Jean Cocteau was a jack of all trades -- poet, novelist, playwright, actor, director, choreographer, painter, stage and dress designer. Today, he is best known for his movies “Beauty and the Beast” and “Orpheus,” both with Jean Marais, his lover, in the lead.