Depardieu Attends Ballon d’Or Ceremony Ahead Of Judicial Hearing

Category: Entertainment / Jan 07, 2013 12:53PM EDT
Actor Gerard Depardieu appeared content on Monday (January 7) as he walked the red carpet at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on the eve of a scheduled court date in Paris. The movie-star recently acquired Russian citizenship after a widely-publicized battle over proposed tax increases with the Socialist government in his native France, and was in Zurich attending the sporting event. He is set to appear for a judicial hearing in the French capital on Tuesday linked to a drunk driving charge brought by French police. - Reuters