News du Jour: Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Sue Filmmaker, Anti-Spanking Law Postponed

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn has threatened to sue over his portrayal in the film Welcome to New York, currently showing at Cannes. [The Guardian]

An amendment that would punish parents for spanking their children has been postponed in Parliament. This law has already been adopted by many other European Union countries, including Sweden and Italy. [Le Monde]

Good news for the bon chic, bon genre crowd: J.Crew is scouting store locations in Paris. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Piscine Molitor, a century-old pool that is touted as the birthplace of the bikini, has reopened after 25 years. Unfortunately for those who aren’t members of the one percent, a pass costs €180. [Le Figaro]

The Hôtel Lutetia, which was home to Nazi occupiers during World War II, is auctioning off 3,000 items, including the contents of its wine cellar, with some bottles costing up to €7,000. [France 24]