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Old 03-24-2009, 11:56 AM
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Albina, he's a "principe ballerino". "Ballerina" is a feminine adjective/noun. ... [snipped]
The word "ballerina" was used by Ms. Ann Wise. I just posted a quote from her blog entry. I am still appalled by Prince Emmanuele's appearance on this show.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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[quote=Tosca;912218]Albina, he's a "principe ballerino". "Ballerina" is a feminine adjective/noun.

Odette, he received a cup, and € 250,000 if I remember it well...

Wow! That is some nice amount to get. No one gets paid in the US. Just a cheesy globe and the honour of being first!
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:44 PM
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Albina, he's a "principe ballerino". "Ballerina" is a feminine adjective/noun.

Odette, he received a cup, and € 250,000 if I remember it well...

Wow! That is some nice amount to get. No one gets paid in the US. Just a cheesy globe and the honour of being first!
I'm sure that he may have been motivated by the possibility of winning the money. I don't know how it works there, but in the U.S. even though you only get a cup, all participants get paid per episode and even those who are eliminated early tend to get close to that of the finalists. So, no one does it for free. I wonder if in Italy, if the contestants are given a stipend as each week goes by and get a large amount on top of that if they win?

Of course, I don't know if he really needs the money. He could give it to a charity.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:46 AM
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In his latest interview given to this week's issue of DIVAeDONNA mag, Emanuele Filiberto stated that there isn't such a huge jackpot for the winner, and that he just received the largest cup, that he had it broken into 24 pieces and gave each piece to each contestant, after signing the pieces one by one, because he doesn't think he was the best dancer, but the one who received the largest amount of votes from the audience.

Well, the participants do get paid each week, or we wouldn't pay a € 106 yearly TV tax here!

I know that the winner of "Celebrity Survivor" or whatever it's called where you live, receives € 250,000, but he/she is "obliged" to give half sum to charity.
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In his latest interview given to this week's issue of DIVAeDONNA mag, Emanuele Filiberto stated that there isn't such a huge jackpot for the winner, and that he just received the largest cup, that he had it broken into 24 pieces and gave each piece to each contestant, after signing the pieces one by one, because he doesn't think he was the best dancer, but the one who received the largest amount of votes from the audience.

Well, the participants do get paid each week, or we wouldn't pay a € 106 yearly TV tax here!

I know that the winner of "Celebrity Survivor" or whatever it's called where you live, receives € 250,000, but he/she is "obliged" to give half sum to charity.
I know the US contestants of 'Dancing with the Stars' get paid weekly, and I think they negotiate their own amounts with the show's producers. I wouldn't be surprised if they could even negogiate how long they stayed in the competition (Marie Osmond!). But Emanuele's trophy looks to be metal - how exactly did he break it and sign the pieces? It's certainly prettier than our cheesy mirror ball trophy!
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Italy’s Dancing Prince Struck Gold

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (36) who won the Italian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 10 days ago, has struck gold with his decision to join the competition. The prince who struggled to be taken seriously for years has now received several interesting offers, among them some from political parties who want him as their candidate for the European elections in June.

The grandson of Italy’s last king Umberto II hoped that with his participation in the dancing programme he would be able to improve his image. The prince and his father were only allowed to return to Italy in 2002, after the Italian republic issued a ban on all male members of the Savoy dynasty in 1946. After his father, prince Victorio Emanuele and he returned to to Italy in 2002 only little people seeemed interested and the prince has been looking for an appropriate role ever since.

Emanuele Filiberto tried to participate in the Italian elections but he only received a few votes and was laughed at accordingly. However since his succesful participation in the television dancing competition the prince has received various offers from television stations and Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as well as two other parties have approached the prince if he wants to one of their their candidates for the European elections in June. The prince said he will decide about this before April 15th. In the main time he is busy with activities in Italy. On 26 March he visited Turin where a book about the history of the Savoy dynasty was presented and where politics were discussed. two days later the Emanuele Filiberto the Royal Society of gymnastics in Turin, this was first ‘free’ association in Italy and free association and was founded in 1844, during the reign of king Carlo Alberto.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:04 AM
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how exactly did he break it and sign the pieces? It's certainly prettier than our cheesy mirror ball trophy!
He didn't tell the interviewer, so we'll never know...
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However since his succesful participation in the television dancing competition the prince has received various offers from television stations and Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as well as two other parties have approached the prince if he wants to be one of their their candidates for the European elections in June.
So Berlusconi has taken note. EF's gamble has paid off. He took a big risk, and it has (so far) worked handsomely.
What could have so easily been a nationally-televised personal humiliation has turned out to be, for him, a personal triumph.
His dreams may come to nothing, his fame may be fleeting, but whatever one thinks of Emanuele Filiberto, he should be given credit for putting himself on the line.
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Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia attends 'Casa Savoia' Exhibition Press Conference on April 1, 2009 in Milan, Italy.
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He,he! Can you picture the prince of Venice sing the new anthem of Party of Freedom "Meno male che Silvio c'è!" (thanks heaven Silvio is there: existing, alive, well and kicking...)

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You gave me the best laugh of the day with that clip Tosca (and note that it is April Fools day ).
I am not too sure about royals in politics, although many are (Otto von Habsburg and Simeon of Bulgaria come to mind).
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I don't think we can only think to compare the politic experience of EF to the one of Archduke Otto or King Simeon...
However, the worst part of the video is the male voice singing while is pictured a girl...no comments...
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Well, I suppose to start getting experience in politics you have to start somewhere, so... And didn't Cicolina make it into parlament in Italy, when she started her political experience must have been even less than EF's
Still, even decades of experience doesn't mean you won't make gaffe's, like archduke Otto recently did when he called Austria the biggest victim of the Nazi's.
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Well, Cicciolina has succeded in being elected in Italian parliament, EF no...
About the gaffes, EF has made his own gaffes (the indemnity request, for example), that don't help him in his political career...
The one of Archduke Otto can be considered an exaggeration of a man who loves his fatherland and has suffered during the nazi's period in seeing his Country governed by them, but not a total foolishness...
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Cicciolina was a joke of a MP. She was the candidate of the Radical Party as sort of a "provocation", since they meant to say that if a corrupted person is allowed to sit in the Parliament, so is a pornstar...
Besides it was the '70s.

But like any Italian citizen, EF can run for the elections. I just can't imagine a Prince of the blood that "worships" "His Majesty" Silvio.
How could he, the grandson of a King of Italy be feeling ?
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The grandson of the King of Italy that refused the idea of founding a monarchist party in Italy because the Monarchy can't run in the politic: the Monarchy must be over the politic and impartial. (Here we can see all what EF learnt from his Grandfather...)
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Cicciolina was a joke of a MP. She was the candidate of the Radical Party as sort of a "provocation", since they meant to say that if a corrupted person is allowed to sit in the Parliament, so is a pornstar...
Besides it was the '70s.

But like any Italian citizen, EF can run for the elections. I just can't imagine a Prince of the blood that "worships" "His Majesty" Silvio.
How could he, the grandson of a King of Italy be feeling ?
Cicciolina was elected in 1987, and this means not so much years ago...(unfortunately)
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