Silvio Berlusconi Has Called George Clooney As a Witness


Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in the middle of a prostitution trial, for having allegedly paid a 17-year-old Moroccan for sex and then covering it up. Now, because they are clearly taking this as seriously as they should, his defense team has listed George Clooney as a witness. Apparently, the 17-year-old says she met Clooney at one of Berlusconi's parties, and the defense wants "to see if they confirm this fact or not." Clooney told EW, "It seems odd since I’ve only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," though we can think of about a dozen more reasons that it seems odd. [News Briefs/EW]