Meet Ruby Heartthrob, photos below, who is allegedly Silvio Berlusconi’s affair of convenience if reports from Italy are accurate. He is the Prime Minister of Italy and she a Moroccan pole dancer whose real name is Karima El Mahroug (pictures below), but the most scandalous aspect of this story is that Ruby Heartthrob is underage even by lenient European moral standards.
Ruby Heartthrob

The details of this story read like a cheap novel or great opera, take your pick. As a biography, Ruby Heartthrob (alias for a much less sexy name, Karima El Mahroug) is a teenager from Morocco who ran away from home to pursue great expectations abroad. Known as a wild child, she escaped difficulties at home and entered a wild party life in northern Italy. It was Berlusconi himself on the other end of the phone asking that the Milan police department release this poor girl named Ruby Heartthrob. Yeah man. By the way, Italian media sometimes drop the A in her first name, such as Karim El Mahroug.

The search for today's new star made yet another pit stop in the past, inviting the Black Eyed Peas' in to mentor the top nine as they dug into rock's back pages. Some balladeers rocked it out (Pia Toscano, Paul McDonald), while the rockers got mellow (James Durbin, Casey Abrams) and Scotty McCreery proved he's no one-trick cowboy.

Jacob Lusk was up first and he worried about his not-rock background. But Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" was firmly in his warbly gospel sweet spot. Uncomfortable with the song's blunt lyrics, however, he went with Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" instead, wearing all-white as he wrapped his breathy falsetto around a spare acoustic guitar arrangement. Singing the song as a duet with a female backup singer (the song's co-writer, Siedah Garrett, in fact), Lusk showed off some newfangled hip thrusts and then unleashed his gospel flavor as he rumbled around the stage.

Steven Tyler loved it, Jennifer Lopez said Jacob proved again that believing in yourself is the key and Randy Jackson gave Lusk props for sticking to his moral convictions. After looking for a "Jacob Moment" last week, Randy said those moments were all over Wednesday's performance.

After getting a lot of Janis Joplin comparisons all season, Haley Reinhart picked the oft-sung JJ nugget "Piece of My Heart." She had the right growl and swagger, and looked the part in leather leggings and flouncy top, but her blues-mama belting came off a little too cheery for the gritty tune.

"What you're showing everybody is that you're a contender," Lopez told her. "You're coming on strong." Randy said Haley finally brought out the cool, bluesy vibe the judges fell in love with early on and congratulated her for finding her lane.

After turned the Police song "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" into a beatboxing rumba for Casey Abrams, mentor Jimmy Iovine wasn't feeling it. Like Jacob, Casey changed his mind, too, and went with Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," plucking his upright bass alongside a gently strummed mandolin and keeping the vocals in the non-crazy eyes zone for a second week. It was pleasant, but perhaps a bit vanilla at this point in the competition.

Fellow bass player Jackson said Casey did the song justice while singlehandedly making the upright cool. "The whole world's watching you because you're not just a singer, you're a true musician," Tyler told Abrams. Lopez said Abrams was also right in the pocket playing his bass and said that's exactly where he belongs.

Talk about a perfect fit! Teen Lauren Alaina sought to wed R&B and country on Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Doing a slow walk down the stage and holding the audience in the palm of her hand, the 16-year-old poured more sensuality and feeling into the slow-burn classic tune than, well, someone her age should even be able to.

"Four months ago you came in here an immature little girl and tonight you are a natural-born woman," Tyler gushed. Jennifer wasn't sure how Lauren would handle the song, but labeled it, simply, "amazing," and Randy said after choosing one of the toughest songs of the night, Alaina did a solid, "good" job on it.

You might have expected rocker James Durbin to go even more over-the-top, so he took it the opposite direction with late Beatle George Harrison's slinky "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Sitting on a stool and shrouded in shadows, Durbin did, indeed, gently croon the song over a weepy string section, but while slowing things down and saving his rebel yell until the very end showed another side of vocal his personality, it also pointed out that James' instrument has some obvious flaws.

Jennifer liked seeing the other, vulnerable face of James, saying it helped make the rocker aspect of his personality that much stronger and Randy appreciated seeing how the emotion of the song lived in Durbin's eyes. "Taking chances like that are extremely important," he said.

What would country boy Scotty McCreery do? An Elvis Presley tune, of course. A lifelong Elvis fan, McC chose "That's Alright Mama," and the gospel-tinged rockabilly arrangement fit Scotty's voice to a T. Despite his awkward microphone technique, he worked the stage like a seasoned pro and totally won over the room. It helped that a gaggle of squealing tween girls were let loose on him at song's end to give him a group hug.

"Scotty is in it to win it!" Randy said. "Anybody that thought that you were a one-trick pony, that all you did was the country thing, dude you can perform ... this was amazing!" Steven agreed, saying that Scotty made Elvis feel new and fresh again and Jennifer sensed, well, a little bit of hip-hop flavor in the teen's moves.

She's made a reputation for singing ballads, but Pia Toscano came out of the box for Tina Turner's high energy "River Deep, Mountain High." Planting herself confidently center stage, Toscano indeed showed a whole other side of her personality, unleashing the passionate soul diva within. That titanic note at the end didn't hurt her, either.

"Murderer, murderer! You killed it," Tyler yelled. "There's a million guys in a million bars out there having a million drinks about you tonight." Lopez said the "amazing" vocals proved that Toscano can handle the uptempo songs as well and encouraged Pia to keep researching the greats to figure out what else she can do to make her performances special.

Stefano Langone needed to knock it out of the park this week after some close elimination calls, and for a sensitive ballad singer, Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" seemed like the right call. Leaning on his crisp falsetto, Langone showed more feeling and emotion than he has in weeks past, stepping out of his cruise-ship zone into a meatier, more personal space.

J.Lo was blown away, squeaking, "Baby, baby, baby, I knew you had it in you! That was beautiful!" She felt that extra layer of emotion and said she could tell he was singing it about or for somebody. Randy wasn't jumping up and down as much, dubbing the first bit of the tune uneven and encouraging Stefano to ease up and save his big punches for the end.

After a shock trip to the bottom three last week, Paul McDonald attempted to come back with Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," with Iovine encouraging him to sing it like he was out of his "f---in' mind!" Unable to stop smiling and be anything but his loveable self, McDonald nonetheless let loose a bit and was more ragged than usual as he furiously strummed his acoustic, stomped his feet and got the crowd clapping along.

"I loved it!" Randy shouted, getting an amen from Tyler and Lopez.

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Iggy Pop performed Real Wild Child (Wild One) to an audience who were in all likelihood shocked at the singer's shirtless swagger and reckless live performance. Although new Idol judge Steven Tyler was familiar with Pop's rockitude and demeanor, many casual Idol viewers were probably left clueless as to what was unfolding before them. The punk singer and member of the legendary Stooges has said in the past that he's "really hated" American Idol but has grown to appreciate artists like Kate Hudson and Carrie Underwood who go their starts on the show. I don't know what to say about it, exactly, except I didn't know what to expect, I had a good time and actually enjoyed singing the song and enjoyed the audience," said Pop on his live American Idol performance.

Pop also revealed that he had been approached by Idol executives prior to this most recent season and was in the early stages of negotiations to take a judging job. "It didn't go very far," said Pop, "There were two phone calls.
(CBS) Neither the audience nor the sound system was ready for Iggy Pop's rendition of "Really Wild Child" on "American Idol" Thursday night.

Comedian Russell Brand also appeared but his taped segment was all but overshadowed by Pop. "American Idol" Season 10

IPL 2011 Team (List of Players in Teams) - In 2011 IPL , there will be a total of 10 teams with 5 teams in each pool. Its going to be a different game altogether this year.

List of Players in Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (retained), Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammed Kaif, T Dilshan, A B De Viliers, Daniel Vettori, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rile Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep and Jonathan Vandlar.

Team Kochi: V V S Laxman, S Sreesanth, R P Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R Vinay Kumar, Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Steven Smith, M Muralidharan, Brad Hodge, Tisara Perera, Stephen O’Keefe, Owais Shah, Michael Klinger and John Hastings.

Team Pune: Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik, Graeme Smith, Tim Paine, Agelo Mathews, Nathan McCullum, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonson Thomas and Jesse Ryder.

King XI Punjab: Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Nathan Rimmington.

Kolkara Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwari, L Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hasasn, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate and James Pattinson

Chennai Super Kings: M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel (all retained), Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Joginder sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey and Francois Du Plessis.

Deccan Chargers: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron and Michael Lumb.

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (retained), Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morke l, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Roelof van der Merve, Andrew McDonand, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram and Robert Frylinck.

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga (all retained), Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Andrew Symonds, David Jacobs, James Franklin, Clint McKay, Moises Henriques and Aiden Bllzzard.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne, Shane Watson (both retained), Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood and Shaun Tait.

Does Federal Shutdown Could Affect Americans? - The Obama Administration isn't saying what exactly it will do if the federal government runs out of funding on March 4. House Republicans plan to vote next week on a two-week funding extension that would cut $4 billion, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has proposed a 30-day extension that maintains current funding. Pentagon, Prisons, and Postal Service

The federal government would never entirely close up shop. Air-traffic control would continue, as would border patrol, the operation of federal prisons, disaster assistance, and medical care, according to a Feb. 18 Congressional Research Service report. After President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress couldn't agree on spending, the government twice ran out of funding: from Nov. 14-19, 1995, and from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996.

About 285,000 federal employees were sent home without pay and a further 476,000 were forced to work without pay. Clinton said on Jan. 20, 1996, that the shutdowns had cost the federal government a total of $1.5 billion, or $2.1 billion in today's dollars—a number that does not include indirect costs. When the shutdowns ended, all employees had back salaries paid.
Benefit Slowdowns or Outright Cuts

• A shortage of federal funds eventually led 11 states and the District of Columbia to stop providing unemployment benefits when they couldn't or wouldn't fill the gap with their own funds. Other benefits were slowed or stopped entirely: Veterans stopped receiving some payments, including insurance death claims and checks for education provided by the GI Bill. Delays hit recipients of federal welfare programs and adoption-assistance services, along with children in foster care and in the Head Start early childhood program.

The impasse between the White House and Congress increasingly looks like it will force the government to shut down by the weekend, with a spending summit yielding no deal on Tuesday.

The Tuesday summit with the president, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid seemed only to aggravate the two sides, and a followup meeting between the two congressional leaders didn’t seem to make any progress of funding the government through Sept. 30.

    Federal Workers Union Sues White House Over Possible Government Shutdown

Capitol Hill staff continued to meet into the night Tuesday, a senior administration official told Fox News. The government already is operating on a two-week, stopgap spending measure because Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a long-term bill. Obama suggested Tuesday that he had no interest in signing another short-term measure just to keep the debate going.

"We've already done that twice," Obama said. Obama said that Democrats have agreed with Republicans on how much to cut from the budget and that he won't accept another temporary spending bill that House Republicans are rallying behind to keep the lights on for another week.

In a statement following the private White House meeting earlier Tuesday, Boehner had said there was no deal. The GOP-led House has already passed a pair of stopgap bills, so far cutting $10 billion from an estimated $1.2 trillion budget to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30.

Obama said he would only accept another short-term funding extension, of two or three days, in order to get a longer-term deal through Congress. Republicans are already  pointing their fingers at the White House for not considering another temporary spending bill.

"The White House has increased the likelihood of a shutdown," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.

Hoyer, who has voted for previous temporary spending bills, said they are "ineffective, inefficient and costly."

Most every department of the government would face some kind of cut from prior spending levels, including military construction, high speed rail corridor funding, first responder grants, foreign assistance accounts and hospital readiness grants.

Stopgap measures, though, have become increasingly unpopular in Congress, particularly among House conservatives, and Republicans could have to look to moderate Blue Dog Democrats to help pick up votes. At the same time, congressional leaders were at the White House trying to work out a deal to fund the government for the rest of the year.

As negotiations continue, the administration is preparing for a possible government shutdown.

A top official at the White House Office of Management and Budget has written a memo to agency heads directing them to review and share their contingency plans for a shutdown.

The Committee on House Administration also sent out a memo instructing employers in the House of Representatives to determine which "essential personnel" should keep working should funding lapse.

A last minute deal on budgetary spending between Republicans, Democrats and the White House reached late on Friday night avoided an imminent government shutdown.

Obama's statement was preceded by hours of negotiations and several meetings between Obama, the House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"We have agreed to an historic amount of cuts for the remainder of this fiscal year, as well as a short-term bridge that will give us time to avoid a shutdown while we get that agreement through both houses and to the President," said Reid and Boehner in a joint statement.

"We will cut USD 78.5 billion below the President's 2011 budget proposal and we have reached an agreement on the policy riders," they said.

"In the meantime, the Congress passed a short-term resolution to keep the government running through Thursday. That short-term bridge will cut the first USD 2 billion of the total savings," the two Congressional leaders said.

The news was first broken by Boehner himself at Capitol Hill, less than 70 minutes before the imminent government shutdown.

"I'm pleased that Senator Reid and I and the White House have been able to come to an agreement that will, in fact, cut spending and keep our government open. Now the same cooperation will make possible the biggest annual spending cut in history," Obama said.

Washington - Social Security checks would still go out. So would tax payments and refunds for e-filed returns. FBI agents would still work. Mail would be delivered.

Hand-mailed tax returns would go unopened.

With no agreement to finance the government past Friday night, government agencies Wednesday made contingency plans for what would stay open and what would close. The key criteria for keeping government employees working is whether their office is critical to protecting life or property, or has another source of money, such as user fees.

Here's a list of how a shutdown would impact some parts of the federal government:

Military. Civilians at the Department of Defense. Those whose work helps protect life or property would keep working. "We expect a significant number of DoD civilian employees would be furloughed," the administration official said.

Internal Revenue Service. Income tax returns filed electronically would be processed. Payments would be collected. _ Mail. "We're self-funded," said Postal Service spokesman Gerry McKiernan. _ Social Security. _ Medicare. Would still make payments to beneficiaries "at least for a short period of time," according to the senior administration official.

FBI and other federal law enforcement. Would keep working.
White House. The president and vice president would keep working.

Air traffic. The Federal Aviation Administration refused to say whether it shut down air traffic, referring questions to the White House Office of Management and Budget.