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Berlusconi's Wife: He's Ridiculous

(Newser) - Already ridiculed for sex scandals, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi now has to hear it from his estranged wife in a new book, reports the Guardian. Berlusconi is a "ridiculous figure before the world," said Veronica Lario, who filed for divorce in April. More »

Daughter 'Astounded' by Berlusconi's Indiscretions

And says pols can't expect much private life

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter says she was “astounded” by allegations that the Italian premier consorted with model Noemi Letizia before she turned 18, Bloomberg reports. “I never hung out with elderly men,” Barbara Berlusconi, 25 and the mom of two, tells the Italian edition of Vanity Fair.... More »

Scandal-Magnet Berlusconi to Visit White House

(Newser) - It's probably not a bad time for Silvio Berlusconi to get out of the country for a bit. The Italian prime minister will visit the White House June 15 to talk with President Obama about serious G8 stuff ahead of next month's world summit, reports AFP. Back home, meanwhile, Berlusconi... More »

Who's Your Daddy? For Models, It's 'Papi' Berlusconi

Pressure grows on Italian PM for showgirl antics

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi is still fighting suggestions of an improper relationship with an 18-year-old, but the Times of London reports that several young showgirls and TV presenters were at the Italian PM's infamous New Year's Party—and call him code name Papi, or "Daddy." A judge has suppressed photos... More »

Berlusconi Blocks Release of Topless Photos

Images from New Year's party violate privacy, PM says

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi can rest easy: Racy photos allegedly showing young, bikini-clad and topless women frolicking at his villa will be sealed, BBC reports. The Italian prime minister said the 700 images, furtively snapped by a photographer on the island of Sardinia, violated his guests’ privacy. Meanwhile pressure is mounting on... More »

Berlusconi Denies Affair With Teen

Italian PM says he will resign if caught lying about relationship with model

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi has fiercely denied having sex with a teenage girl and says he will resign if caught lying, the BBC reports. The 72-year-old Italian prime minister's alleged relationship with model Noemi Letizia, now 18, was cited by his wife as her reason for divorcing him and the issue has... More »

Berlusconi Irate Over Pesky Media Questions

Italian PM walks out of interview when asked about teen model

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi owns nearly half of Italy’s television stations—but not La Repubblica, the Italian daily that has incensed the PM with questions about his connection to an 18-year-old model, the Guardian reports. When a reporter asked about Berlusconi's appearance at her birthday party, Berlusconi took offense, saying “... More »

Berlusconi's Mystery Girl Could Be His Kid

Divorce scandal gets even stranger with rumors flying

(Newser) - Rumors are flying in Italy that the 18-year-old entangled in Silvio Berlusconi’s divorce drama—who calls him “Papi”—is his daughter, the New York Post reports. The prime minister sparked his wife’s ire by attending Noemi Letizia’s 18th birthday party and claims to be friends... More »

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