Sunday, June 29, 2008
She hath a way ...
I subscribe to InStyle, but I'm thinking about dropping my subscription when it expires next year. I seldom go to the movie theater, and I don't even have a subscription to Netflix. Consequently, I don't know the "work" of the stars featured in the pages of InStyle. The only time I catch up on movies is when I'm taking cross-country or overseas flights. On my flight between DC and Copenhagen last month, I watched The Devil Wears Prada. That shows you how out of date I am.
Which brings me to the July 2008 issue of InStyle, with Anne Hathaway on the cover. There's a series of Q&A with Anne inside the magazine; here's a very small excerpt:
[Interviewer] Let's talk about your boyfriend, Raffaelo Follieri. What does he do?
[Anne] Real estate and finance.
Now that's a terse reply. Follieri made news himself, right on the front page of the Wednesday, June 25, 2008 edition of the Wall Street Journal. He has been charged with fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Follieri claimed that he had close ties with the Vatican, which would enable him to purchase surplus Church properties at favorable prices for investment. However, money from investors was diverted into funding Follieri's lavish lifestyle, including the $37,000 a month NYC apartment that he and Hathaway shared.
Fortunately for Hathaway, Follieri's troubles didn't spoil the successful opening of her latest movie Get Smart. Moreover, press reports claim that Follieri and Hathaway have split.