Jacqueline Remy’s new biography, Arnaud Lagardère, the Heir Who Wanted to Live His Life, contains several anecdotes about the Paris Match owner and his Employee of the Year, Valérie Trierweiler — French “first lady” and a longtime journalist for the weekly publication. And none of them are très sympa, beginning with the kind of great “unpinned grenade” visual. From the Telegraph:
Remy said she asked [Lagardère] whether having the French first lady as an employee was a benefit.
“Are you kidding?” he is quoted as replying. “Up until now, she’s caused us nothing but trouble!”
Though Lagardère didn’t plan to re-up Trierweiler’s contract (“to avoid any conflict of interest” between her reporting and Elysée-ing), she still writes a literary column for Paris Match … paving the way for even more melodramatic insults. Yo, is there no French word for H.B.I.C.?