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Claude Chabrol was a french film maker who died today.
Claude Chabrol, film director and member of the French New Wave group of film-makers, has died at the age of 80.
Annie Girardot is a French actress. She died today in Paris.
German movie producer Bernd Eichinger died of a heart attack at the age of 61.
Laurent Blanc is the head coach of the French national soccer/football team. He has recently announced the caps for the upcoming friendly match against Norwey.
Today, Michel Houellebecq was awarded the French literature prize: the Prix Goncourt. For his novel 'La Carte et le Territoire'.
Prix Goncourt is an important prize in French Literature. Named after Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896). This year the prize was won by Houellebecq.
Moamer Kadhafi is the long-time leader of Libya.
Maria Schneider, who starred with Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris, has died of cancer in Paris; she was 58.
Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award Sunday for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of sinister Nazi officer Hans in the film Inglorious Basterds.