I think it's nice, but FUCK the autotune on Frankie, my ears are bleeding.
A caricature by John Lennon of the singer and his wife, Yoko Ono, drawn during their 1969 "bed-in" in Montreal, Canada, has sold for £37,250.
The piece, part of a rock and pop sale at Christie's in London, was created during their peace protest at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
A jacket worn by Michael Jackson also fetched £22,500 on the eve of the first anniversary of his death.
A guitar used by Pete Townshend, of The Who, fetched a top price of £49,250
The Gibson SG guitar - part of the largest collection of Who memorabilia ever auctioned - was used on The Who's 1971 tour.
The Who collection, brought to auction by US collectors Brad and Diana Rodgers, went for a total of £169,946.
Mr Rodgers said he was "incredibly pleased" with his haul.
"This sale demonstrates that the market for high end, one-of-a-kind material, is as strong as it has ever been," he said.
Jackson's sequined stage jacket sold for more than
10 times the estimate
Jackson's black sequined stage jacket had a pre-sale estimate of just £2,000.
Meanwhile, a Les Paul guitar smashed by Steve Jones, of the Sex Pistols, at a gig at London's 100 Club, sold for £16,250.Source
A crystal-studded glove belonging to the late pop star Michael Jackson has sold at a US auction for $190,000 (£126,000).
The glove, worn during the Jacksons' 1984 Victory tour, was among over 200 items on offer, which sold for just under $1m (£664,055) in total.
The sale took place at Julien's Auctions at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas at the weekend.
Some items fetched more than 10 times their estimated value.
"It just shows you Michael Jackson is the most sought after and most collectible celebrity of all time. It was just phenomenal," Darren Julien, who ran the auction, told the Las Vegas Review Journal.
"People flew in from Asia, Russia, all over. Now that he's gone, we now realise the true legend we lost," he added.
The value of Jackson memorabilia appears to be rising. The first of his gloves to go on auction after his death went for $49,000 (£29,900), back in September 2009.Elvis's hair
A pair of Jackson's loafers, which he wore on stage, were expected to fetch between $2,000 (£1,328) and $3,000 (£1,990) but went for $90,000 (£59,764).
One of his jackets fetched $120,000 (£79,686), even though its estimate was between $6,000 (£3,984) and $8,000 (£5,312).
A white fedora hat sold for $56,250 (£37,353).
Other memorabilia from the likes of Elvis Presley, Prince, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix was also up for grabs.
A lock of Presley's hair was sold for $20,000 (£13,281), while Prince's handwritten lyrics for Purple Rain fetched $67,650 (£44,900).
A Jimi Hendrix Fender guitar was sold for $180,000 (£119,500).
Fans across the globe paid tribute to Jackson on the first anniversary of his death on Friday.
Jackson's father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor charged with giving his son a lethal overdose one year ago.Source
June 25, 2010
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Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2010 to the Academy’s roster of voting members. “The work of these individuals has been appreciated by moviegoers all around the world,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “The Academy is proud to invite each and every one of them.”
The Academy’s membership policies would have allowed a maximum of 180 new members in 2010, but as in other recent years, the several branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than were proposed to them. Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003. New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.
The 2010 invitees are:
Tobin Bell – “Saw,” “The Firm”
Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air,” “The Departed”
Miguel Ferrer – “Traffic,” “RoboCop”
James Gandolfini – “In the Loop,” “Get Shorty”
Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air,” “Twilight”
Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Phat Girlz”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education,” “Public Enemies”
Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker,” “28 Weeks Later"
Ryan Reynolds – “The Proposal,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
LaTanya Richardson Jackson – “Mother and Child,” “Losing Isaiah”
Peter Riegert – “Traffic,” “Crossing Delancey”
Sam Robards – “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “American Beauty”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones,” “Atonement”
Zoe Saldana – “Avatar,” “Star Trek”
Adam Sandler – “Funny People,” “Punch-Drunk Love”
Peter Sarsgaard – “An Education,” "Boys Don’t Cry"
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Shaun Toub – “Iron Man,” “The Kite Runner”
Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”
George Wyner – “A Serious Man,” “American Pie 2”
The names of those invited to join the organization started being released publicly in 2004.
AWARDS 2010 DISCUSSION POST!
Fergie has taken the solo route in the past, but that “solo” title may soon be permanent with reports coming in that she plans to leave the Black Eyed Peas for good.
According to RadarOnline Fergie has been in a growing feud with band founder Will.i.Am and she’s also planning to have her first child with husband Josh Duhamel. They also state that Fergie is refusing to commit to a 2011 tour.According to a source close to the band:
“Fergie is saying she wants out of the band and the second half of the tour isn’t confirmed for early next year. Things have gotten really bad with Will.i.Am. And it’s not just Fergie who is clashing with him. So is the rest of the band.
His ego is out of control. Fergie just wants to get away from the whole thing…She really wants a baby with Josh. Between that and the bad blood with Will, it looks like the 2011 tour is in big trouble and she’s saying she’s going to split for good.”
It would be a sad day for Peas fans if she leaves, but let’s face it Will.i.Am is the groups mastermind and will just end up pulling a Destiny’s Child or Pussycat Dolls, replacing Fergie with another female with a smoking hot voice.Sources: One, Two
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