Silvio Berlusconi to Stand Trial on Prostitution Charges; Mike Bloomberg Puts Ice in His Beer; Showdog Has “Snooki” Hairdo


Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will stand trial, before a panel of three woman judges, on charges that he paid for sex with a minor (named “Ruby Heart-Stealer”) and tried to cover it up, not to mention using his position to get her released from police custody when she was being held for theft. Elsewhere in Italy, a million women “took to the streets Sunday” to rally for his resignation. Berlusconi denies any wrongdoing. His trial will start on April 6. [NPR, NYT]

Following the protests against and resignation of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, violent protests have erupted in Iran, Yemen, and Bahrain. Hillary Clinton has praised the Iranian protesters. [WP]

Mayor Bloomberg puts ice in his beer. Shocking! Scandalous! Gross. [NYP]

Get ready: Everything is going to cost more. [NYT]

Donald Trump likes gays in New York, but not gay marriage. [NBC NY]

It’s the second day of Westminster! There is a showdog that looks like Snooki. Or does Snooki look like the showdog? Discuss amongst yourselves. [CNN]

It’s cold again. And — wait for it — windy. Great. [Weather]

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