Polish topping is Berlusconi hanky panky
A restaurant in Warsaw is selling a pizza it describes as a satirical commentary on a scandal centered on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Topped with anchovies, figs, prosciutto, garlic and a lot of black pepper, the pizza at A Modo Mio has been a hot seller since owner Walter Busalacchi put it on the menu some weeks ago. Not surprisingly, the ingredients have sexual connotations in Italian and Polish slang. Italian prosecutors have filed documents identifying 33 women who allegedly prostituted themselves during parties at Berlusconi's villa near Milan, Italy. They say among the 33 was Moroccan minor Karima el-Mahroug, known by her nickname Ruby, whom Berlusconi, 74, allegedly paid for sex. Berlusconi, who goes on trial April 6, told La Repubblica newspaper, "Even though I am a little mischievous, … 33 girls in two months seems like too much." He denies wrongdoing and insists his parties were "dignified."
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Griping to police leads to arrest
Police in a Denver suburb say a woman was arrested for drunken driving after she complained to officers about how they parked their patrol cars as they were investigating a DUI-related crash. Trevor Materasso of Westminster police told KMGH-TV that Katherine Morse, 49, was taken into custody after she walked up to police trying to move a car in the crash Sunday. Police had parked their cars to prevent a suspected drunken driver in the crash from leaving the scene, and officers told Morse to return to her car. Instead, she became "belligerent with them, telling them it was a stupid place" for a traffic stop. Materasso said that's when officers realized "she too was drunk." Morse also faces obstructing police charges.
Snake bites model, wrongly mourned
A massive boa constrictor that bit an Israeli model in the breast during a photoshoot died of silicone poisoning, Gawker, the New York Daily News and a host of other publications worldwide reported. That, apparently, was because Orit Fox's charms were enhanced with the very generous use of silicone. It turns out the mourning was a bit premature, and the snake is still among the living. A caption in Britain's Daily Mail, which first carried the news, joked that "The snake later died from silicone poisoning." That was taken as true by many publications. In a video, Fox, a B-list model and actress, does appear to be bitten by the snake during the shoot in Tel Aviv.
Compiled from Times wires.