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30 November 2012

In a recent interview with Swiss magazine, Femina, British actress Keira Knightley confesses to a crush on Vincent. Can we blame her? When asked about her ideal man, she answers, "At sixteen, I fell in love with Vincent Perez in Queen Margot. There is no man more handsome than him in my eyes. I know that this is a hopeless passion, but I'm a big romantic and I like the impossible (laughs). Queen Margot is my favorite movie and hopefully, I will act with Vincent Perez one day. It is reassuring. I'm not crazy to the point of jumping on him. I know he is perfectly happy in his private life, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming."

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Back in October, I mentioned Vincent's upcoming Moscow photo exhibition. It will be opening next week at the RuArts Gallery and will run through January 19, 2013. The gallery supports the development of new trends in contemporary art and promotes emerging artists, both Russian and foreign. Vincent is expected to participate in the gallery's 8th anniversary celebration on December 7th so check back here in another week. His photographs will feature stars of the Paris Opera and Bolshoi Theater. I can't say I'm terribly fond of men in dresses, even with waxed chests. The photo of Vincent was taken back in March at the RuArts Gallery.

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Here are a couple photos of Vincent's wife with Amanda Sthers attending the Capsule Dress Gallery with a Launch Cocktail at the Bar De L'Eclaireur on October 25. Though Karine is an ex-model and continues to be fascinated with Paris fashion, you have to wonder why she doesn't dress with more pizazz.

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The film page for UN PRINCE PRESQUE CHARMANT has been completed. The romantic comedy, a Europa production, will be released on January 9, 2012. You can watch the trailer at this link. You'll note that Vincent is taking on a different role as a very egotistic, impatient and sometimes angry man. Gone is his dazzling smile and much of his charm.

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I just discovered some info about a little known short film Vincent made in 2010. It's called TEMPUS FUGIT (yeah, time flies). Directed by Fred Grivois with Ultimatum Productions, the synopsis reads: "They had a great idea: to rob an oil company where they keep the cash bribes for African countries. What they did not expect is that a suicide-bomber would be there for the exact same reason. Just not the same goal. And you know the rule: We do not negotiate with terrorists. Unless there is money to be made." It's described as a 12-minute short action comedy and was screened at three film festivals last year.

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Vincent is attending the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 at Paris Nord Villepinte. The first photo was taken yesterday when stepdaughter Roxane Depardieu, a long-time horse lover, also attended. The remaining photos were taken today. The Gucci Paris Masters is one of the most popular horse shows of France.

27 November 2012

On the eve of celebrating the 180th anniversary of its watch and clock manufacture, Jaeger-LeCoultre set a rendezvous with fine watchmaking lovers at No. 7, Place Vendôme, the new brand flagship and the largest Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in the world. The Place Vendôme, the vibrant heart of French-style luxury, welcomed Jaeger-LeCoultre guests on November 20. Those guests included Vincent, guests included Catherine Deneuve, Diane, Kruger, Carmen Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert and Inès de la Fressange. This is the 21st century. I don't understand why anyone needs a watch. For more photos, follow this link.

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Vincent's name was again tied to Jaeger-Coultre back in early September at the Veytay Polo Club in Mies (Vaud). Before an enthusiastic audience of over 5,000 people, the host team, Veytay Jaeger-Coulture won the final match against defending champion Lynx Energy. The September 2nd sports event also gave Vincent an opportunity to discover the latest creations from the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux. The first photo below is a portrait from the event featured in the November 2012 issue of Cote magazine. And the man in the blue shirt is polo champion Eduardo Novillo Astrada.

Vincent also displays an interest in other luxurious watches, such as Parmiagiani Fleurier Swiss watches, as seen in this recent photo. I like the expression on his face.

20 November 2012

Oh, my!!! Last week a fake report of Vincent's death spread quickly causing concern among fans across the world. Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Vincent Perez’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Swiss actor’s passing. Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that Vincent had died. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax. Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Swiss network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Vincent Perez's stature would be major news across networks. On Saturday (November 17), the actor's reps officially confirmed that Vincent was not dead. Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.

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Renault Zoe will be appearing in Vincent's upcoming romantic comedy, UN PRINCE PRESQUE CHARMANT, (A Prince Almost Charming), directed by Philippe Lellouche. Renault Zoe is the first car to be designed as an all electric model. It is ideally suited for daily use and is seen with the most advanced technology. Vincent plays Jean-Marc, a career-mad and self-obsessed 40's something with no time to spare until his path crosses that of Marie, played by Vahina Giocante. The business man and young woman have nothing in common and should never have met, but fate decides otherwise. Marie bring a touch of much-needed calm to the transformation of Jean-Marc. The film was shot outside the first movie studios built in Billancourt near Paris alongside Renault's factories. The film will debut in France on January 9th.

16 November 2012

When Activision released its newest title, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Vincent attended the launch party. It was held at the Virgin Megastore on the Champs Elysées on November 12th. He joined other celebrities, such as Virginie Ledoyen, and copies of the game sold at lightning speed. However, Vincent admitted this was not his "cup of tea" and attended as a favor to his godson.

10 November 2012

Vincent lent his support for Kazakhstan on November 8th at a reception sponsored by the International Exhibitions Bureau. It seems Liège and the Kazakhstan city of Astana are vying to host the International Exhibition in 2017. The Astana team invited several people to support their candidancy. Having visited the country last year when his photography was exhibited, Vincent spoke about how he had been personally intrigued and seduced by Kazakhstan and its friendly people. He described the young country as eager to learn and grow and completely open to the world. The photo above shows Vincent speaking with the master of ceremonies.



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