Christine Ockrent mourns Philippe Alexandre, Nathalie Péchalat has a new job, Iris Mittenaere & Diego escape a fire… and more in the star news of the week!

Christine Ockrent

She cries Philippe Alexandre

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For a long time, every Sunday evening in the early 90s, they embodied the leading duo of editorial writers on France 3. Christine Ockrent and Philippe Alexandre scrutinized political news. Last week, the first woman to have presented a television news lost her accomplice of the good years: Philippe Alexandre, who was enjoying a happy retirement in Le Touquet, died at the age of 90. One of his daughters said he passed away peacefully. Known for the bite of his chronicles, the journalist had even taken down his puppet at the information horns, who kindly made fun of him by parodying his show with Christine Ockrent and Serge July, then boss of Release. The famous trio was parodied as happy fellows, sharing “pears and peanuts” to better discuss political life. Sometimes compared to Inspector Columbo, Philippe Alexandre had also hosted a dreaded debate on TF1 with Michèle Cotta, while being for more than thirty years the great political voice of RTL, which also paid him a vibrant tribute.

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Tim Roth

His son dies at 25

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Inconsolable. The British actor is going through every parent’s nightmare, an ordeal so unimaginable that there are no words to describe it. Tim Roth has lost his youngest son to cancer on October 16. Cormac Roth was a young musician of 25, smiling and full of talent. He had been fighting for a year against a stage 3 germ cell tumor. Last July, the guitarist had described his daily life. “Chemo, high dose chemo, drugs, transplants, transfusions, surgeries… Life is short, it’s chaos. And you never know when it will be you. Go to the doctor. Damn cancer,” he wrote, exhausted. Tim and Nikki, his parents, want to remember “his gentle soul who brought so much happiness and hope to those around him”. “An irrepressible and joyful and wild and wonderful child. Only recently a man. We like it. We will take it with us wherever we go. »

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Nathalie Pechalat

A new job!

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Back home for the former Olympic skating champion: after being the first woman to chair the French Ice Sports Federation for two years, Nathalie Péchalat has just been recruited by Eurosport, a channel she knows well to having been a consultant from 2014 to 2019, at the end of her sports career. After a long break, Nathalie is back on duty, very proud to show her access badge: “Back to Eurosport! she rejoiced on Instagram. The first competition to be commented on will be the Skate Canada Championship. Happiness never comes alone, the young woman has also just been appointed deputy president of Club France Paris as part of the 2024 Olympic Games. “It will be the place for sports enthusiasts, a lively and festive meeting point. It is a project that I wish to unite and reflect the image of what France is today, with its know-how and its values, ”announced the queen of skates, wife of actor Jean Dujardin and mother of their two daughters, Jeanne, soon to be 7 years old, and Alice who will celebrate her 2nd birthday in February.

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Iris Mittenaère & Diego

The prey of the flames!

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Opening the curtains, we saw the chaos. Iris and Diego are far from exaggerating. We can even say that they have come a long way after a night of anguish. “Our heart accelerated and we had the feeling that everything could change”, says, still very stunned, the darling of Miss Universe 2016. On his Instagram account, the young man published the video of the drama. “All the images that I share with you were filmed after having put Iris in safety”, he specifies. Before explaining: “In the middle of the night, we started to hear louder and louder noises… We got out in 10 seconds after seeing the fire by simply putting on jeans and a T-shirt. We were even the first to come out into the street and set off the fire alarm to make sure all of our neighbors evacuated as well. Diego was able to go up a little later to collect some personal effects. Luckily, the flames did not reach his apartment, but the adjoining building was badly damaged. “Don’t worry, we’re safe,” Iris reassured at 2:30 a.m. Monday. A big scare that she won’t soon forget.

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Natasha Amal

Her secret history with Jean-Édouard!

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That’s for a scoop! The unforgettable substitute Brochène in the Women of law series made a crisp revelation… She had a love affair with Jean-Édouard Lipa, whose antics with Loana in the Loft swimming pool have entered the annals of television. “It lasted four months. He is someone very well educated, very elegant, tender, charming, confessed Natacha in TPMP People (C8). We escaped the paparazzi because they were always at the bottom of the building, so at the bottom of my house. When Jean-Édouard came, I said to him: “You keep your helmet, you stay on your motorbike, I’ll give you the beep from the garage.” Their romance was tied “between 2007 and 2008”, specified the actress, six years after the broadcast of the first French reality show. But their age difference (twelve years, editor’s note) got the better of their romance. Since then, the former loft has shared the life of Déborah Bruni with whom he had an adorable little girl, Victoire, who will celebrate her 5th birthday in December.

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Michael Platini

spied

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Two weeks before the Football World Cup that the Persian Gulf country is organizing from November 20 to December 18, Qatar is at the heart of a new controversy. Pointed out for its treatment of foreign workers who contributed to the construction of stadiums, criticized for its discrimination against women and LGBT communities, the regime led with an iron fist by Sheikh Al Thani is today accused of having spied on many personalities, in particular the ex-footballer and boss of European football Michel Platini. Hackers would have been hired from 2019 to protect the reputation of Qatar and monitor around fifty personalities who took a stand against the organization of the competition in this country. The former champion of the Blues and Juventus said he was “surprised and deeply shocked and is studying all the legal consequences to what appears to be a manifest and villainous violation of his private life”.

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Christine Ockrent mourns Philippe Alexandre, Nathalie Péchalat has a new job, Iris Mittenaere & Diego escape a fire… and more in the star news of the week!