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In Canada, the first episode of 90210 drew 1.3 million viewers on Global, according to BBM Nielsen statistics. The impressive breakout numbers made the series one of last week's most-watched programs on Canadian television. The new album by French first lady Carla Bruni has sold around 80,000 copies in France, her record company said yesterday, after claiming last month that it had sold more than twice that number.

Comme si de rien n'etait (Simply), the former supermodel's third release, hit the shelves here on July 11 and a month later her record company, Naive, said it had sold 165,000 units in France and more than 150,000 abroad.

But yesterday the company confirmed a press report that the impressive figures were in reality the number of copies that had been sent to music retail outlets and not the number sold.

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