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The World Really Doesn’t Need a Caligula-Style Berlusconi Porno

Somewhere near the top of a long list entitled Things No One Wants from Pop Culture sits the following entry: “softcore porn movie about Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga parties directed by the dude who did Caligula.” Such a movie seems like an all-around BAD IDEA, and yet, speaking to a small herd of reporters on… »9/01/13 2:00pm9/01/13 2:00pm

Silvio Berlusconi Convicted of Being Criminally Gross

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's ex-Prime Minister whom I am legally obligated to refer to as "disgraced," was just convicted of having sex with an underage prostitute and using his political influence to cover it up. He's been sentenced to 7 years in prison, which sounds bad until you consider the silver lining: if such a… »6/24/13 1:20pm6/24/13 1:20pm

Berlusconi's Hired Stripper Wore Obama Mask at His 'Bunga Bunga' Parties

Ever since former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Burlusconi's sex parties came under investigation in 2011, I've spent many a-morning pondering the meaning of the term given to the raunchy late night escapades of the premier, "bunga bunga" parties. Initially, I thought it was a sound appropriated from Gullah Gullah… »5/17/13 6:30pm5/17/13 6:30pm

Dolce and Gabbana Are in Some Serious Trouble for Alleged Tax Evasion

Fashion super friends and purveyors of racist earrings Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have run into a bit of tax trouble in Italy, one of Europe's leakiest economies. The famous pair are accused of evading more than €400 million in Italian taxes when they sold their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to a holding… »12/02/12 2:30pm12/02/12 2:30pm

Berlusconi Thinks Women Are Bunga Bunga Enthusiasts by Nature

Just because Italy's most consistently corrupt (and that's saying something) public official has resigned his office and is now on trial for, among other things, paying for sexual services from a girl under the age of 18, doesn't mean we can't enjoy some lurid "bunga bunga" news. After all, what would Saturday be… »4/21/12 1:00pm4/21/12 1:00pm

Eight Arrested For Allegedly Supplying Berlusconi's Bunga Bunga Parties

Eight people, including a German woman nicknamed "the Queen Bee," have been charged with supplying prostitutes to Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties. According to the BBC, the Italian PM still hasn't admitted anything: "Mr Berlusconi denies hosting orgies, and says the events were dinner parties." When you have… »9/16/11 11:00am9/16/11 11:00am

Berlusconi Said Something "Vulgar" About Angela Merkel's Body

And it embarrassed even the notoriously tasteless Daily Mail. The tabloid reports, "The alleged remarks — too vulgar to repeat but referred to sex and Mrs Merkel's physique — were picked up by investigators probing a £660,000 blackmail plot against Mr Berlusconi." He allegedly made them during the same phone call… »9/14/11 4:50pm9/14/11 4:50pm