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Brangelina Snag $40M Italian Villa

Brood will use new luxe digs for vacay getaway

(Newser) - Another day, another mansion. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have scooped up new luxury digs, this time a $40 million villa in the Valpolicella Hills of northern Italy, the Daily Mail reports. The Villa Costanza features 15 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, several Jacuzzis, two swimming pools, a gym, stable, vineyard, and... More »

Berlusconi in 'Mock Marriage' With Villa Vixen: Photog

(Newser) - The paparazzo who snapped pics of nude guests at Silvio Berlusconi’s villa says another scandal is coming: the Italian prime minister in a "mock marriage" with a younger woman. Antonello Zappadu says he photographed Berlusconi in what "seemed to be a puerile game" at... More »

'Language Barrier', Not Tax Evasion: Rangel

Powerful congressman sorry for screw-up

(Newser) - Rep. Charles Rangel blamed his failure to pay taxes on his rental income from a Caribbean villa to “cultural and language barriers,” reports the New York Times. “Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, they’d start speaking Spanish,” Rangel said of his attempts to... More »

Rangel Didn't Pay Taxes on Dominican Villa

Chief of tax-writing panel fails to report $75,000 in income

(Newser) - Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the tax-code-writing Ways and Means Committee, failed to report more than $75,000 in rental income from a Dominican villa he purchased in 1988, the New York Times reports. But Rangel never noticed the error, his lawyer says, because his wife handles his finances. “... More »

LA Police Arrest 4 in Paparazzi Crackdown

Brit, LiLo followers face jail time for blocking sidewalks

(Newser) - Even Britney Spears’ paparazzi can’t stay out of trouble, the Los Angeles Times reports. Late Tuesday and early yesterday, Los Angeles police arrested four shutterbugs for blocking sidewalks in their hunt for tabloid-worthy shots—part of a crackdown, using existing loitering and traffic laws, on increasingly aggressive photographers. All... More »

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