News du Jour: Hollande Says He Was Not ‘Vulgar,’ Boulangerie Cat Becomes an Online Star

French President Francois Hollande pauses as he attends a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 29, 2014. Photo: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters/Corbis

In a television interview addressing his infidelity scandal, President François Hollande refuted accusations that his behavior during l'affaire Julie Gayet had been “vulgar” and “amateurish.” [Telegraph]

Move over, Grumpy: This boulangerie cat has become an internet sensation. [The Local]

Performances to watch from Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, and Gaspard Ulliel (playing YSL!) at the Cannes Film Festival. [France 24]

Sticker shock: Eater investigates how much a meal at Alain Passard’s gastronomical hotspot L’Arpège will set you back. [Eater]

The pleasures of the Parisian cocktail hour. [The Independent]