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FIRST WORDS: "I'm First Lady while my husband's in office, and his wife until death," Carla Bruni declares in French magazine L'Express, granting her first interview since her Feb. 2 nuptials to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "I'm Italian and I would not like to divorce." It's the model-turned-singer's first marriage, and her declarations stand out, given her fast-girl reputation. Bruni-Sarkozy is just discovering the political scene and says it's full of vital issues concerning people's lives, while art and fashion — her turf — are important "to the soul, the heart and for pleasure." The singer, who is recording her third album, will play her first official role at the end of March, when she'll accompany her husband for an official visit to the U.K., and she says she is eager to meet the Queen. The eight-page article includes several photos of her at home in Paris in several outfits: a white shirt, a sweater and slacks, and an evening gown. In the Q&A, France's First Lady is ebullient about her happiness and her husband's qualities, but gives few particulars regarding what she'll do with her new role. "I will do my best," she vows. — Chantal Goupil
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR...: For the first time, the Magazine Publishers of America has sought to count traffic on consumer magazine Web sites as a whole, hoping to shed light on the impact of a medium magazine publishers are still struggling to master. The MPA came up with the figure using numbers from Nielsen Online, narrowing the list to 320 sites associated with consumer magazine brands — a magazine's Web site, a multibrand site like Style.com, and the site of a magazine no longer publishing a print edition — and concluded that these sites averaged 67.5 million unique monthly visitors during the fourth quarter of 2007, 8.1 percent more than the same period in 2006.