Sweet collision of tabloid worlds: Silvio Berlusconi's lawyers have named George Clooney as a witness in the Italian prime minister's trial for banging underage hookers at "bunga-bunga" parties and abusing his power to cover it up.
According to Berlusconi's lawyers, Kharima El-Mahrough (a.k.a. Ruby Heartstealer, the bellydancing Moroccan teen prostitute at the center of Berlusconi's trial) once bragged about seeing George Clooney and Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis at a Berlusconi party, the AP reports. Clooney and Canalis deny doing the bunga ("I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," says Clooney), so one would presume Berlusconi's lawyers are seeking him to impugn El-Mahrough's reliability.
Then again, one would also presume that a sitting head of state wouldn't lie about his 17-year-old Moroccan prostitute being the niece of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. So, who knows? Maybe Clooney will rip off a mask and reveal that he is the real Silvio Berlusconi, and the man we think is Berlusconi is actually a human fucksaw. [AP, TDB, images of Clooney, El-Mahrough, and Berlusconi via AP]
Update: An important semantic detail: The AP reports that El-Mahrough said she saw Clooney at "one of Berlusconi's parties." So, maybe not a sex party? But, c'mon, Berlusconi. Just look at the man! Even his press conference facial expressions are orgasmic.