People: Dec. 23, 2002

Cherie Gets a -Gate of Her Own

Sex, lies and real estate: what else is needed for a tangled tabloid tale about a charismatic chief executive's famous lawyer wife? This time, the red-faced First Lady is CHERIE BOOTH BLAIR, 48, above right, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Cherie whipped up a Fleet Street froth over her association with Peter Foster, an Australian con man who has done jail time on three continents, mostly over false claims for diet ads, and who was fighting depor-tation. Foster had become chums with CAROLE CAPLIN, an ex-topless model (it just keeps getting better)...

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