WASHINGTON – Michaele Salahi is going to auction off the red sari she wore when she and her husband allegedly crashed a White House state dinner last November.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Salahi said she plans to put the dress up for bid around the time the scandal is addressed in “The Real Housewives of D.C.”

There’s no airdate yet for the episode. Salahi said the auction proceeds will go to victims of the Haitian earthquake and people with multiple sclerosis.

Salahi is one of five women starring in the series that premieres tonight on Bravo.

Much of the first episode features the other four housewives criticizing Salahi behind her back for being too skinny and allegedly not paying her bills.

Judges reject attempt to bar model’s testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —Judges rejected a last-minute protest from former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor, clearing the way for British model Naomi Campbell to testify at his war crimes trial today.

The reluctant Campbell has been subpoenaed to testify about a diamond Taylor allegedly gave her after a dinner party hosted by Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 1997.

Taylor’s lawyer, Courtenay Griffiths, had argued that Campbell should not appear until prosecutors provide a summary of her likely testimony.

But judges rejected that in Wednesday’s ruling, saying it was not reasonable to expect prosecutors to obtain a statement beforehand from Campbell, who is essentially a hostile witness.

Prosecutors say that if Taylor really gave Campbell the diamond, it would help show he received diamonds from Sierra Leone rebels in exchange for weapons during Sierra Leone’s 1992-2002 civil war.

Daughter of Giuliani arrested for shoplifting at beauty store

NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani’s daughter was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge at a beauty supplies store, police said.

Caroline Giuliani, a 20-year-old Harvard University student, was seen on security cameras pocketing five items worth more than $100 at a Sephora store in Manhattan, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.

Store managers, after calling police, said they didn’t want to press charges against her, Browne said. However, prosecutors decided she would be charged with petty larceny.

She was to be released later Wednesday from a police station.

MusiCares will honor Streisand

NEW YORK – Barbra Streisand will be honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year.

The Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation said Wednesday that Streisand will receive the award Feb. 11 at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles.

The annual gala is among the festivities that will lead up to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13. The awards show will air on CBS.

The 68-year-old Streisand has won eight Grammy Awards. She is being honored for her creative accomplishments and philanthropy.

MusiCares was established by The Recording Academy in 1989. It helps people in the music industry during times of need.


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