IN PICTURES: Berlusconi joins Instagram

Silvio Berlusconi has finally succumbed to the image-sharing site Instagram, posting over 60 photos in just 24 hours.

IN PICTURES: Berlusconi joins Instagram
Many of the photos feature Berlusconi's girlfriend Francesca Pasquale (L). Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

The former prime minister and leader of the centre-right Forza Italia party, joined the site on Tuesday and has already become an active member of the social network.

Over 60 photos have already been published on the media mogul’s account, which takes the name SilvioBerlusconi2015.

They include photos of the politician in Puglia as part of Forza Italia’s regional election campaign as well as more intimate snaps of the politician with his girlfriend Francesca Pasquale and their beloved pooch Dudù.

By Thursday the account had attracted over 12,000 followers and hundreds of comments, mostly positive.

Long plagued by legal woes, the 78-year-old was in March acquitted by Italy’s top court for paying for underage sex with a starlet nicknamed “Ruby the Heart Stealer”.

Berlusconi at work at his Rome residence in Palazzo Grazioli with dog Dudù.


Roma palazzo Grazioli: a lavoro per #laliberta #noalrazzismo #diritticivilipertutti #italuaunita #popolosovrano

A photo posted by Silvio Berlusconi (@silvioberlusconi2015) on May 19, 2015 at 5:04pm PDT


Berlusconi at home with girlfriend Francesca Pasquale.


#casaberlusconi a lavoro per le #regionali2015 #silvioberlusconi

A photo posted by Silvio Berlusconi (@silvioberlusconi2015) on May 20, 2015 at 11:42am PDT


Berlusconi in Palazzo Grazioli.


#silvioberlusconi a palazzo Grazioli #entusiasmo #sempreconsilvio

A photo posted by Silvio Berlusconi (@silvioberlusconi2015) on May 19, 2015 at 12:40pm PDT


With mayoral candidate for Lecco, Alberto Negrini.


Lecco #silvioberlusconi con Michela Vittoria Brambilla e il candidato Sindaco #albertonegrini

A photo posted by Silvio Berlusconi (@silvioberlusconi2015) on May 19, 2015 at 11:45am PDT


Berlusconi in Puglia with Adriana Poli Bertone, candidate in the regional elections.


Puglia#silvioberlusconi per #adrianapolibortone

A photo posted by Silvio Berlusconi (@silvioberlusconi2015) on May 19, 2015 at 12:20pm PDT

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Berlusconi scandal mill inspires another film

Italy's three-time premier and billionaire Silvio Berlusconi continues to provide ample entertainment fodder, with the first English-language film about his scandal-filled life now in the works.

Berlusconi scandal mill inspires another film
Photo: AFP

Based on a journalistic expose, “The Marquise” by Emmy-nominated US producer Steve Jones will focus on a dubious property deal involving Berlusconi's mansion on a privately owned island, trade magazine Variety reported Saturday.

Jones told Variety he would travel to Italy next month to scout for locations and meet actors and potential directors.

The project is the latest of several films on the 81-year-old media mogul who staged a surprise political comeback in 2017.

It comes as Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino's lavish biopic “Loro”, about the tycoon's infamous “bunga bunga” party era, is about to hit the screens in Italy.

The two-part movie failed to make it into this year's Cannes selection.

Back in 2006, Nanni Moretti's Berlusconi satire “The Caiman” became one of Italy's most successful films that year.

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