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Galliano will be in court, Winehouse scraps entire tour

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 01:30

June 21 - The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including designer Galliano will appear in court, Amy Winehouse scraps tour and Shakira visits Israel. Lindsay Claiborn reports.

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Fashion designer John Galliano will be in court on Wednesday (June 21) over charges he hurled anti-Semitic insults at customers in a cafe in a series of outbursts that have wrecked a towering career. The 50 year old was fired as creative director for fashion empire Dior in March after a video surfaced online showing him, apparently inebriated, telling a woman he "loved Hitler" and that her parents might have been gassed in a Nazi death camp. If found guilty Galliano could face up to 22,000 euros ($31,500) in fines and a six-month prison sentence. British singer Amy Winehouse has canceled her entire tour after she was jeered by fans in Serbia recently for a poor performance. The 27 year old singer, who has struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past and checked out of a rehab clinic three weeks ago, had been due to perform a series of European dates including Athens on Wednesday and Bilbao on July 8. The tour was scheduled to wind up on August 4 in Portugal. Shakira was joined by Israel president Shimon Peres at a press conference on Tuesday to help promote education. The 34 year old singer, who is a goodwill ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), visited two schools in Jerusalem, one of which is a bilingual Israeli-Palestinian school which educates children in Hebrew and Arabic in a bid to foster co-existence. Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.

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Galliano will be in court, Winehouse scraps entire tour

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 01:30