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Of all the victims that handsome Italian-American businessman Raffaello Follieri allegedly duped, actress Anne Hathaway fell the hardest.

The stunningly beautiful and talented Hathaway, 25, thought she had found her prince charming in the 30-year-old real estate magnate.

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What she found instead was a slimy white-collar criminal.

Even as some friends say they warned Anne about Raffaello Follieri, she stuck by him for months as allegations of his wrongdoing swirled.

In April, he bounced a check ... for $215,000. In May, Follieri's charity - on which Anne once served on the board - came under investigation by the New York State attorney general's office for tax irregularities.

That was the last straw for Anne Hathaway, and not a moment too soon.

Just last week, Follieri was arrested on charges of fraud and conspiracy, as well as money laundering. On June 24, he was branded a "con man" in court by the FBI and prosecutors, accused him of bilking investors of millions.

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Donald Trump will offer up his opinion on, well, just about everything, and it doesn't matter if anyone asked for it. The Donald's newest target: Anne Hathaway and her "sellout" response to the Raffaello Follieri situation!

The star of The Apprentice recently told Access Hollywood that it was extremely "disloyal" of Anne Hathaway to leave Raffaello Follieri. Seriously.

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"She hasn't remained very loyal to him, has she? So when he had plenty of money, she liked him," Trump said. "But after that, not as good, right?"

Donald Trump is critical of Anne Hathaway's dispatching of Raffaello Follieri.

Trump missed have missed the fact that Raffaello Follieri was arrested three times in as many months - the third courtesy of the frickin' FBI.

You'd also think that being worth $2 billion, Donald would know more about gold-digging. Anne wasn't in it for the money - she's rich too, idiot!

Heather Mills would have stuck by Follieri long enough to marry his ass with no pre-nup and quickly divorce him though, we're fairly sure of that.

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Anne Hathaway isn't feeling like her usual, upbeat self.

These things happen when we dump our significant others, even when they had it coming for being shady, possible white-collar criminals.

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"My personality is very kind of, you know, girlish, bubbly," she said on The View Thursday. "Not today... I'm kind of somber today."

"Mood swings?" asked Joy Behar.

"Let's not go there," Anne said.

Wednesday, multiple celebrity gossip sources report that Anne Hathaway dumped her longtime beau, Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri.

"All the shady stuff was too much," said a source. Indeed.

The Daily Mail (U.K.) had reported specifically that Hathaway feared that a string of Raffaello Follieri legal woes could hurt her career.

Follieri is under investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office for failing to file tax-disclosure forms for his charity.

He was also arrested in April for bouncing a $215,000 check.

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Anne Hathaway put on a brave face at the premiere of her new film, Get Smart, last night after breaking up with boyfriend Raffaello Follieri.

The 25-year-old star ended her four year relationship with the possibly criminal Italian-American businessman and real estate magnate, 29.

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Sources say Anne's days of giving blowjobs at sea came to an end because of the effects his shady business dealings could have on her career.

Last week, it was reported that his charity, the Follieri Foundation, which says it funds vaccination programs in developing countries, was under investigation by the New York State Attorney General's Office.

In April, Raffaello Follieri was arrested on fraud charges after a former business associate sued him for allegedly bouncing a $250,000 check.

Shady Raffaello Follieri has been kicked to the curb by Anne Hathaway.

A source close to Hathaway said: "It's heartbreaking for her to dump him, and she's devastated that it's come to this, but she really didn't have a choice. His scandals - multiple scandals - were hurting her reputation."

Raffaello Follieri often visited Hathaway on the Boston set of her upcoming movie Bride Wars, but they were regularly spotted arguing by crew members.

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"What is Anne Hathaway - who's beautiful - possibly doing with someone like that? " - a staff writer at The Hollywood Gossip

This valid question from one of our site's senior writers is regarding the great Raffaello Follieri, the actress' possible white-collar-criminal beau.

New York State Attorney General Andrew Andrew Cuomo is investigating a children's charity operated by Follieri, the New York Post reports.

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In recent weeks, Cuomo's investigators served subpoenas seeking financial documents from the Follieri Foundation - headed by Raffaello Follieri, 29, a real estate magnate and longtime boyfriend of Hathaway.

The AG's office refused to reveal why it was eyeing the charity, but the probe came after Cuomo's office was asked whether it was aware that the foundation might have failed to file requisite tax-disclosure forms.

A check of an online database that collects "990" IRS forms showed that the Follieri Foundation is required to file the form, yet has never done so.

Anne Hathaway served on the foundation's board until at least last year, when she traveled to Central America along with Raffaello Follieri - who has already been arrested in April for an unrelated shady business deal - for a charity program.

"She was on the board, but is no longer," Hathaway's spokesman said. "I don't remember exactly when she ceased to be a board member."

Asked if Anne Hathaway - who stars as Agent 99 in the new movie Get Smart, knew about the probe, the spokesman did not comment.

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The boy-toy of Hollywood glamor girl Anne Hathaway, Raffaello Follieri, is entangled in another lawsuit, according to the New York Post.

This is potentially worse than those rather sexual photos in which Anne Hathaway apparently went to town on Raffaello Follieri while on a yacht.

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According to the N.Y. Post, the D.C.-based media firm the Carmen Group is suing Follieri for $300,000, reports the Legal Times, after the Italian real estate mogul hired the company to handle his public relations in the wake of a suit brought against him by L.A.-based Yucaipa Companies in May.

The Carmen Group claims the boyfriend of Anne Hathaway never paid a $25,000 per month fee. Follieri's rep denied the accusation, stating "The Carmen Group worked with the Follieri Group for one month and were paid for one month."

Either way, it looks like Raffaello Follieri is up to no good... and we're not just talking about getting serviced by Anne Hathaway on board a ship this time.

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Anne Hathaway is far from innocent.

None other than Anne Hathaway herself likes to mention this fact.

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And while you'd think her naked, oral sex turn in the movie Havoc would prove to fans just how down and dirty this actress likes to get, the following photos take it another step. We're talking about some possible Antonella Barba action here.

At first - similar to Monika Jakisic and George Clooney - it appears as though Hathaway and boyfriend Raffaello Follieri are just having fun on a yacht.

And then, well, it appears as though Hathaway and boyfriend Raffaello Follieri are REALLY having fun on a yacht.

We already know that Anne Hathaway nude scenes could be on the way in future movies and that this young star has no problem taking her clothes off. But we had no idea she was such an exhibitionist! If she weren't so busy holding her hair back, perhaps Anne would notice a guy sleeping right beside her!

This could be nothing more than snuggling, of course. But does Follieri's expression looks like a man relaxing or climaxing? We're just sayin.

Meanwhile, Amy Alexandra and Olivia Mojica will be sending Hathaway some major props if a dirty deed is actually taking place in this picture.

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With a new movie coming out (Becoming Jane), Anne Hathaway is all over the place. And given the actress' considerable talents, deservedly so.

This month she's on the cover of Teen Vogue (taking the baton from cover girls / interns Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port), as well in Marie Claire. See below.

Anne Hathaway in Teen Vogue

We love Anne Hathaway. Apparently magazines do too.

Given that Anne Hathaway's career started with wholesome roles in The Princess Diaries and the like, her decision to go topless in Brokeback Mountain ignited even more controversy than the fact that the lead characters are actually sheep herders - and the film is ubiquitously known as a "cowboy movie." Amazing.

After following that up with a brilliant turn as Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, it's clear that Hathaway has earned her place among Hollywood's elite.

Raffaello Follieri, you are one lucky man.

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Attention, anorexic waifs of the entertainment world: you're on notice.

No, Stephen Colbert is not involved. Someone a hell of a lot more attractive is calling you out. No offense, Steve.

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In The Devil Wears Prada, the main character, fashion intern Andy Sachs, is told she is fat because she wears a size six.

But the awesome actress who played her, Anne Hathaway, is not about to get caught up in trying to be thinner.

"Obsessing about weight is a big old waste of time," the 24-year-old Anne tells the British edition of Glamour in its April issue.

"It's completely understandable as a teenager to fret about your body," she said. "It's scary because you don't know how it's going to wind up. But I'm not a teenager any more; my body's chosen its shape. I'd rather be strong than skinny for most roles."

We'd say we hope that Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton are reading this, but it's hard to peruse the Internet when your head's inside a toilet.

For her part, Hathaway, who has battled depression in the past, admits she's not a size zero and that she's gotten flak for it from directors. But it doesn't phase her.

"'I've had directors say to me, 'You're the best actress for the role, but you've put on weight recently.' If people can't understand you've put on five pounds, I don't want to deal with them."

THG NOTE: We would love to rip Kate Bosworth here, but recent evidence suggests she may have also come to this realization.

Hathaway last year had to lose weight for her Prada role, telling reporters at a press conference in Venice that not eating that extra croissant was "a question of how much you're willing to commit."

The actress, who is transformed from frump to fabulous in both Prada and The Princess Diaries, jokes to Glamour that she is "the makeover queen of my generation."

"My entire career's been dependent on my ability to look unattractive," she says.

When you look at these Anne Hathaway pictures, you realize what an amazing feat that is.

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Despite a sweet, wholesome and down-to-earth image, Anne Hathaway says she has - believe it or not - behaved badly in the past.

In fact, she draws comparisons between herself and another Hollywood Gossip staple (and drunken, horny, frequently troubled waif).

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"You know, Lindsay Lohan and I have a lot more in common than people think," Anne says in an interview with the UK's The Sunday Times.

"We've all done things we shouldn't, it's just I did stuff at college, when nobody knew about it, so I'm not a saint," Hathaway said.

The Devil Wears Prada actress says of Lohan, who entered rehab last month:

"Lindsay's a nice girl, I like her a lot, and she's a great actor, but there's a fascination about her lifestyle that distracts from her talents. I just hope she finds some comfort in the way she chooses to live."

But according to Hathaway, 24, she went through her own hard-partying phase and she's not interested in doing the whole train wreck thing again.

"I wasted time doing self-destructive things but it didn't work. I found out you can only dance on so many tabletops. I got that all out of my system and now I'm healthy and I'm grounded.

"I had to work through some sh!t in my personal life," Hathaway explains. "I wasn't ready to be a serious actress, with all that entails, because I still had a lot of questions about myself as a human being."

We're guessing Britney Spears could relate, if she were sober enough to make out the words on this world wide web page.

Hathaway, who recently admitted she battled depression, says her turnaround came about three years ago, when she met her boyfriend, property developer Raffaello Follieri.

"He's brought out so many positive attributes," she said.

"Before I met him, I wasted so much time. I was just annoying and narcissistic and smelled bad. He's protective without being possessive, passionate without needing to show his temper."

Anne Hathaway smelled bad?
Who knew. We'll tell you one thing, though - from the looks of these Anne Hathaway pictures, she never looked bad.

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