Rock Star of the Year? Berlusconi
Italian premier Silvio wins title thanks to sexy lifestyle
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 10:27 AM CST
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi looks on during a press conference he held at the end of a cabinet meeting, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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(Newser) – He might be 73, paunchy, and balding, but Silvio Berlusconi is still a rock star, says Italy’s Rolling Stone. The Italian premier was named “Rockstar of the Year” by the mag because he has a “lifestyle worthy of the greatest rock stars,” the AP reports. We certainly know enough about his sex life to make him seem like one, thanks to various scandals involving several young women and a prostitute.

"Silvio Berlusconi's daily behavior, his furious vitality, his inimitable lifestyle have given him, especially this year, incredible international popularity," says one editor, Reuters adds. "Rod Stewart, Brian Jones, Keith Richards in their prime were schoolboys compared to him."