Pittsburgh Says Raffaello Follieri Is the Pits

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Hathaello continues to bloom. Photo: FilmMagic


God-loving folks in Pittsburgh are cranky that Anne Hathaway's boyfriend, Italian developer Raffaello Follieri, has neglected to develop four dilapidated churches he bought from the Pittsburgh Diocese earlier this year. "Everything's overgrown," area resident Susan Kilgore complained to local news channel WTAE Channel 4. "They need to do something." Follieri, who is being sued by his investor Ron Burkle for misappropriation of funds related to such nondevelopment of churches and who is, according to a Wall Street Journal story back in September, generally shady, declined to be interviewed by local reporters, although he apparently did offer them this awesome statement: "Neither development companies nor Rome were ever built in a day or with a linear budget." He added that everyone can expect the new churches to be ready in time for the Rapture.

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