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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Whew. I saw the headline and thought Jerry Lewis must have died.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Sorry, Neo. Jerry Lewis has been replaced by Jim Carrey in France.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Ségolène at No 23. As a presidential candidate (or not anymore?), the ecologist Nocolas Hulot is classed the highest No 3. No.41 Jean-luc Delarue may drop off the list next time, after the incident he caused on the plane to Johannesburg.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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What about Catherine Deneuve? What about Yves St. Laurent? Jean Moreau?
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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Only 50 places on the list -- some of those names come and go. There will be more political names on the next list, which will be published after the presidential election.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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Pal you are making it very VERY hard not to name a current Fodorite when it comes to the "most esteemed" department.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Coach K: a little hint at least as my mind has gone into a speculating overmode.
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Old Feb 28th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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For those who don't want to Google:

1. Zinedine Zidane - retired soccer star
2. Yannick Noah - retired tennis star and current singer
3. Nicolas Hulot - ecological TV personality who almost ran for president
4. Mimie Mathy - dwarf comic & actress
5. Michel Sardou - singer
6. Jean Reno - actor
7. Charles Aznavour - singer
8. Soeur Emmanuelle - left wing old nun (90+)
9. Jamel Debbouze - comedian & actor
10. Michel Serrault - actor
11. Jean-Paul Belmondo - actor about to die
12. Gérard Jugnot - actor
13. Renaud - singer
14. Patrick Bruel - singer
15. Florent Pagny - singer
16. Jean-Pierre Pernaut - 1 p.m. news anchorman
17. Johnny Hallyday - singer
18. Henri Salvador - singer (age 90)
19. Thierry Lhermitte - actor
20. David Douillet - retired judo star
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