People: Nov. 25, 2002

LA DOLCE POLITICIAN

Just because he's Prime Minister of Italy doesn't mean Silvio Berlusconi has forgotten where he came from--in his case, the world of cruise-ship entertainment. Before becoming a billionaire media tycoon and then going into national politics, Berlusconi serenaded passengers aboard cruise liners (he specialized in romantic French tunes). Now he is set to release a CD, A Song Instead, of 14 original compositions for the Christmas holidays, with proceeds going to charity. The album includes a song titled Bella, Bella, Bella, with the lyrics "Tonight the air is sweet/and sweet is your heart/even sweeter than last night." Is...

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