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On Offer in Neiman Christmas Book: $475K Perfume

Plus: $300K model racetrack, $100K amphibious vehicles

(Newser) - Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn't strike your fancy,... More »

Cops Unamused by Man's 'Police Maserati'

Driver charged with impersonating police officer

(Newser) - A Massachusetts driver with a Maserati painted like a police car was stopped by a police officer who realized that even the cops in Monaco don't drive Maseratis. The Braintree driver, who was charged with impersonating a police officer, had made the $100,000 luxury Italian car look like... More »

Someone Stole Miley Cyrus' Maserati

Burglars broke into her home, also stole jewelry: cops

(Newser) - They came in by climbing a fence, but they certainly didn't exit that way: Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus' San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewelry and a luxury car Friday. Police say a man and... More »

Dead Rapper May Have Been Target in Vegas Shooting

'Kenny Clutch' shot while driving Maserati

(Newser) - A local rapper was killed in the Las Vegas drive-by shooting that also left two innocent bystanders dead yesterday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Kenneth Cherry, known as Kenny Clutch, was fatally shot while driving the Maserati that subsequently smashed into a taxi. The 27-year-old rapper, as well as the... More »

Vegas Hotel Dispute Led to 'Die Hard-Like' Scene

Police trying to track down Range Rover that fled scene

(Newser) - Police in three states are still hunting for a Range Rover whose occupants opened fire on another car on the Vegas Strip this morning and set off a deadly chain reaction. Cops don't know most of the details, but they say it started with a dispute of some kind... More »

3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Vegas Strip Shooting

5 cars in accident, as taxi burns 'like fireball'

(Newser) - A shootout and resulting multicar accident in the early hours on the Las Vegas Strip has killed three people and injured at least three more, reports KTNV News . The gunfight was first reported at 4:20am, as people in a Maserati and an SUV exchanged fire, before the Maserati ran... More »

Mel Gibson 'a Gentleman' After Crashing His Maserati

Malibu crash could've happened to anyone, cops say

(Newser) - Mel Gibson is, for a change, in the news because of an actual car crash instead of the trainwreck that has become his life. A rep for the actor says he's doing "fine" after losing control of his 2008 Maserati and hitting a rocky hillside in Malibu on Sunday... More »

LiLo Driving Porn King's Ride

Turns out strapped-for-cash star really can't afford $115K car

(Newser) - So how is La Lohan, who hasn't had steady work in many moons, driving a $115,000 Maserati? Turns out the ride isn’t hers—it belongs to porn king Dennis DeSantis, TMZ reports. DeSantis, producer of Origami So Horny among other, er, classics, apparently isn’t requiring LiLo’s... More »

Jade's Funeral Date Set

Plus, Rihanna house hunts, and more

(Newser) - The funeral for Jade Goody, the British reality star who died of cervical cancer, will be held April 4, the BBC reports. A funeral procession will go from her house to a nearby church. Elsewhere:
  • Rihanna was spotted house-hunting yesterday in the Hollywood Hills, the Sun reports.
  • Struggling-for-cash Lindsay Lohan
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Fiat, Chrysler Talk Partnership

Deal could allow US firm quick access to small-car parts

(Newser) - Chrysler is in talks with Fiat to form a partnership that could boost the troubled automaker, Automotive News reports. In the deal, Fiat may offer Chrysler access to its platforms, engines, and transmissions for smaller cars, enabling Chrysler to quickly put out a new line of front-wheel-drive, low-emissions vehicles. Fiat... More »

Against the Odds, Maserati Sales Jump

12-MPG, $115K sports car sees 20% US growth so far in '08

(Newser) - Buoyed by wealthy, middle-aged men who can afford to defy high gas prices and a plummeting economy, sales of Maserati luxury cars are up in the US this year, Bloomberg reports. Common brands like Lexus and BMW have seen sales fall, but the very rich don't skimp when they see... More »

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