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Soon their duet will become a trio

La Cieca hears that congratulations are in order to Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna, who are expecting their first baby in February.

49 comments

  • manou says:

    I do think one should spare a (kind) thought for Gheorghiu, no matter how exasperating she can be. It must be very hurtful for her.

    And yes, blue, a little restraint from the happy couple would be very welcome.

    • oedipe says:

      Manou,

      You are right about everything, of course. Only, I have a feeling we are dealing here with a “guerre de tranchées”, in which case the restraint issue is beside the point. Kurzak doesn’t strike me as particularly effusive, she seems to be very well balanced, and a VERY clever cookie who is intent on winning, whatever it takes. Just my twopence…

      • armerjacquino says:

        ‘a very clever cookie who is intent on winning, whatever it takes’

        Citation needed.

        • oedipe says:

          Citation of what? Are you confusing me with…never mind!

          • armerjacquino says:

            Hahaha!

            No, just wondering what you based that conclusion on.

            • oedipe says:

              It’s a personal impression. Scratch “whatever it takes”, though; that’s too strong, I realize now. I am holding on to the rest of the impression, but I won’t go into details. (BTW, I think the same description applies to Ange too.)

    • diva2themax says:

      Totally agreed. I hate overt displays of any type of affection. I feel like it’s a bit calculated to really stick it to her.

      • oedipe says:

        I hate overt displays of any type of affection.

        You would absolutely loathe Paris then.

          • Batty Masetto says:

            Surely few gay Parisians indulge in such extravagant periosculatory conduct! (Well, except maybe the part about the wallpaper.)

            • oedipe says:

              Visit the Marais, Batty.

            • oedipe says:

              P.S. Though I confess having no idea what “periosculatory” means, I vouch for the “extravangant conduct” part.

            • manou says:

              I have no problem with periosculatory (kissing around -- or even kissing fairies for that matter). It’s the wallpaper I can’t figure out.

            • oedipe says:

              Wallpaper flowers, maybe?

            • Batty Masetto says:

              Possibly I misunderstood what the lovebirds were up to with that “papier bleu d’azur.”

              In any case we are a tribe known for our discrimination in matters murotegumentary. Cf. St. Oscar the Wild: “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.”

        • diva2themax says:

          I actually love it lol. Sorry i’ve seen some nasty stuff here in NYC. Some of it really turns you off. A quick peck & hand holding is fine. Full on slobber no thank you.

  • Chimene says:

    Why should they spare a thought for that witch, who recently accused him of beating her… she started divorce proceedings in January and it is final, and all her doing…

    • manou says:

      Out of kindness?

      • semira mide says:

        I’m with you, Manou.

      • Chimene says:

        Kindness??? To someone who accused you (wrongfully and viciously) of beating her… trying to ruin your reputation and your career… Puh-leeze…. and Angela recently had an interview where she explained why she never wanted children, because it might damage her diaphragm, so that her voice might be compromised…

  • aulus agerius says:

    Roberto looks pretty darn good in this photo, for a middle aged person bending over face down defying gravity. Many of us wouldn’t dream of adopting this posture and looking at a camera…..or mirror! :-)

    • MontyNostry says:

      You know what they say: you’re as old as the woman you feel.

    • perfidia says:

      Dorothy: Only on your back, Blanche. That way everything slides back and you look like you just had a face lift.
      Blanche: Oh you’re right. I’m gorgeous. I’m gonna have to meet more men lying down.
      Sophia: I thought you did.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Sperm is often amazing.

  • Patrick Mack says:

    Flash Forward to La Gheorghiu lighting black candles at midnight.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Domingo’s return to the stage = Big Success