Bankrupt Boris Becker selling memorabilia, claims diplomatic immunity

Boris Becker at Stars & Cars 2007. Photo by AngMoKio, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

LONDON (AP) – Retired German tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain.

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Police investigate elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

Stan Lee in his supporting role as postman Willie Lumpkin in the 2005 movie 'Fantastic Four,' 20th Century Fox. Fair use of low-resolution image. All Marvel characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

Stan Lee in his supporting role as postman Willie Lumpkin in the 2005 movie ‘Fantastic Four,’ 20th Century Fox. Fair use of low-resolution image. All Marvel characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks & Copyright © 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, court documents showed Wednesday.

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Streisand gives early nod of approval to remake of ‘A Star Is Born’

Publicity still for 1976 film “A Star Is Born,” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Image courtesy of Simon Parr’s Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Barbra Streisand’s “A Star Is Born” is being reborn online with scenes she’d cut from the 1976 movie.

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Jennifer Zatorski named President, Christie’s North & South America

Jennifer Zatorski. Image provided by Christie’s Images Inc. 2018

NEW YORK – Christie’s has announced the appointment of Jennifer Zatorski as President, Christie’s North and South America. A 25-year veteran of the company, Zatorski will transition from her current role as President of Christie’s Art Departments to a broader leadership role overseeing Christie’s operations throughout the Americas. She will work in close collaboration with Marc Porter, Chairman, Americas.

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Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations

Kate Spade brought affordable fun to fashion, even in the smallest accessories, like her ‘Make A Splash’ wallet with a sunglasses theme. Image courtesy of Alderfer Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK (AP) – Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers names Thomas Galbraith CEO

Thomas Galbraith, newly appointed CEO of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced today that the firm has appointed Thomas Galbraith as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 4, 2018. He succeeds Leslie Hindman who founded the firm in 1982. The appointment follows a private equity investment that positions the firm for aggressive growth.
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Salvator Mundi buyer named new Saudi Culture Minister

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the only privately held da Vinci painting in the world, was auctioned at Christie’s New York on Nov. 15, 2017 for $450.3 million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, including naming a young prince who is close to his son and heir as head of a newly established Culture Ministry early Saturday.

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Design firm CEO Lawrence Armstrong wins int’l art award

Lawrence Armstrong, architect, artist and CEO of Ware Malcomb

NEW YORK – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the firm’s Chief Executive Officer Lawrence R. Armstrong, who is also an accomplished artist, is receiving the 2019 ATIM Masters Award from ArtTour International magazine. This is the second time Armstrong has been honored with this award, which will be presented next year at the 6th annual ATIM Masters Awards ceremony held at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.

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Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue

Danica Patrick at 2017 Camping World 500, Phoenix International Speedway. Photo by Morrison, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

NEW YORK (AP) – When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she’ll certainly be the only competitor with a Lego statue in her image.

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Home of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special named Florida Heritage Site

1973 publicity photo of Lynyrd Skynyrd promoting ‘Gimme Three Steps.’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Todd Smith’s Toyota Prius pulled onto the front yard of the modest house on the Westside, back hatch slightly ajar to make room for the big piece of Jacksonville history inside.

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