According to Reuters, Kylie Minogue was made a Knight of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres) by the French Minister of Culture, Christine Albanel, yesterday.
First, Kylie was thanked for "the cultural pleasure she has given French people." Then, Madame Albanel praised the Singing Budgie thus: "Princess of pop, uncontested queen of the dance floors, you are a sort of Midas of the international music scene who turns everything she touches into gold, from records to micro-shorts. Even if it isn't the part of your anatomy which is the most often praised by the media, you have a big heart."
I could not have put it any better.
In other Kylie news, she's acting that big heart out in the season premiere of Doctor Who, playing an interstellar cocktail waitress and, I have to admit, looking not all that good. Worth checking out though.