It seems that Alessandra Sorcinelli, a former Italian showgirl, has been demoted to call girl, at least in the UK press as The Telegraph reports on the Silvio Berlusconi sex scandals. We originally mentioned Alessandra way back in 2009 when she was still on Italian television screens. Since then, she has tried to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Elisabetta Canalis, who got a television break in the US after becoming George Clooney’s girlfriend.
The only problem it seems, is that Alessandra was lacking someone of the profile of Clooney, and didn’t make her dream in the US, returning to Milan to apparently become a call girl and get herself involved in the Berlusconi scandals. As you know from reading us, Italy is full of wannabe show girls, who become washed up showgirls at frighteningly young ages, and Alessandra can now probably include herself in that category. That the infamous Berlusconi parties were a way to get where you wanted on Mediaset television seems to be now completely denied. Another young lady going through the turnstiles of Italian politics and television….
Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter, Barbara Berlusconi, recently posed for a photo shoot with the Vanity Fair Italian edition, and also conceded a long interview to the magaine in which she discussed the Italian prime minister’s sex scandals over the last year. And it’s clear that the conflict between what she considers ethical behaviour and the fact that it’s her father, has Barbara saying:
“They are events which have upset me. And it’s difficult to answer [this question] calmly. I would like the readers to put themselves in my shoes. It’s obvious that I don’t agree with certain types of behaviour, but I also have to believe my father’s truth….”
While Silvio Berlusconi himself has never admitted that the sex scandals he has been involved in could damage his political prospects, or even his private life, Barbara says otherwise, adding:
Italy’s most famous escort girl, Patrizia d’Addario, continues to great waves in the country, with a film adaptation of the d’Addario biography on the cards. At the recent 2010 Sanremo festival, d’Addario dropped a hint that none other than Quentin Tarantino would direct the film based on her biography and the scandal of Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and his escort girls.
After the rumours surrounding Tarantino (now fizzled out), another famous face is at the centre of the gossip from Italy, this time in the form of actor Alain Delon. Reported to play Berlusconi himself in the film, the rumours have so far been denied, as has the reported two million euros for the part. There seems to be no question, however, that the film will be made, with Gioele Centanni as producer, and Dario Cioni as director. Executive producer would be Raffaello Saragò, also a veteran in Italian film making circles.
While I haven’t read the biography, we can only hope for something of quality that won’t play into the propaganda machine that already gives fuel to the Berlusconi fire. I’m not holding my breath though. Executive producer Saragò says: “It won’t be a political film. I’m neither right wing nor left wing. It will be a story about a life lived: intense and even painful. If one night Patrizia went where she went and met the Prime Minister, she’s certainly not the only one to have found herself in that position.”
Meanwhile, the constant “Patrizia is the victim and Berlusconi the hero who sows his seeds” roles continue to play out. D’Addario was actually at Sanremo to promote her new single and first venture into the music world and, surprise surprise, the lady will play herself in the film. An escort girl turned Italian diva is hardly a turn-out for the books.
A list of new year resolutions for Italy about Italian show girls, breasts and the prime minister? Most countries wouldn’t normally make one at a national level but we think we can sum up a possible 2010 promise for Italy in one simple phrase: less is more. We know, from living in Italy, that people overseas love Italians for their sometimes flamboyant nature, the weird quiz show programs on Italian television and the accompanying show girls, and anything from pasta to traffic jams.
But it can get tiring and utterly exaggerated when you think about the antics of Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, or the constant parade of often mediocre, but half-dressed girls on Italian television screens. So we’re making a list of examples where “less is more” should be the 2010 motto for Italy. Here goes:
We all know that about 80 percent of Italian show girls get their breasts enlarged. Silicon is the friend of many a ’sexy’ Italian woman, but when you go from what was already apparently a ‘D’ cup, to an ‘F’, things are getting a little on the big side. A good lesson for Italian women in 2010 would be: everything in small doses. Ditto for colagen in lips.
In the wake of the Nelson Piquet Junior Formula 1 crash scandal, Italian millionaire Flavio Briatore has quit his role of Managing Director of Renault’s Formula One team. The team has decided not to dispute claims that it ordered Piquet to crash his car deliberately, so that his teammate Fernando Alonso could win the 2008 Singapore Formula One race.
Flavio Briatore is a classic middle age millionaire with a trophy wife, Italian show girl Elisabetta Gregoraci. The couple got married last year in an expensive Italian wedding in Rome. In a little celebrity gossip, Briatore’s former lover Naomi Campbell, was not invited to the ceremony.
This year it seems the Italian celebrity has had a busy summer, holidaying on his luxury yacht off the coast of Sardinia, and attending the Venice film festival. Oh, and pretending the Renault Formula 1 crash scandal would leave him unscathed.
Source | Eurocarblog
By downloading Dissapore’s magic hat and wand, you can add your own image to make a contribution to the “magic Italy: not so magic” campaign. Anyone for Naomi Letizia?
Source | Dissapore
It looks as though the effort to get Silvio Berlusconi a Nobel Peace Prize may come to nothing in light of these new pictures showing Berlusconi with topless women in Sardinia. While the Italian prime minister is known to be a personality, it remains to be seen whether he will be permanently tarnished by these photos or not.
Sometimes known as the teflon man, as nothing ever sticks, despite what some see as irreparable damage to Italy’s international image, Berlusconi has so far been incredibly resilient. This is likely thanks to a complex political and electoral system, incompetent opposition and the undying belief of many Italians that their “Premier” is a boyish hero who works for the country’s good.
The exuberant, comic Berlusconi image may take a battering, as the photos which were sequestered by a Roman court, are made public. The photographer, Antonello Zappadu, had previously sold these to a foreign news agency, which is why the Spanish newspaper El Pais is now publishing them.
After the Naomi Letizia scandal, you can now see Berlusconi at his Sardinian residence with topless girls, nude men and bodyguards armed to the eyeballs. The political time bomb that was ticking, may now have exploded, just before the 2009 European Elections this weekend. For more pics, see after the jump.
Source | El Pais
In the wake of what might turn out to be a scandal or a storm in a tea cup in time to come, the guys at the Brindaconpapi (Toasting with Dad) blog have been having some fun photoshopping the various characters who may or may not have been present at the Letizia-Berlusconi party.
So far we’re at 274 pics and counting. A second installment of the guest list appearances with photos are after the jump, and check out Brindaconpapi blog for more details.