If you’re looking for some chill music to listen to this weekend, check out Canada’s very own Julian Taylor Band. Taylor’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a natural evolution from the music he previously created and the band’s first single.
The music video features the meticulous, step by step process of a drawing, featuring a long-haired brunette. The drawing is valued at $1000 and is currently up for auction. The proceeds from the sale will go to kids at Camp Ooch, which provides an active, outdoor experience for children with cancer.
You can find more of Taylor’s reggae soul-driven rock music on his Facebook page.
Days after Dr. Conrad Murray failed as a smooth criminal (get it?), many the King of Pop’s assets have shown up in auction houses including the bed that he died in.
Yes, this would be the famous bed on the second-floor bedroom that Murray should have taken Jackson from to perform CPR in 2009. On Monday, Murray was convicted on manslaughter after the emotionally exploited six-week trail. It was concluded that the doctor administered a fatal dose of Propofol to the highest amount.
It is up for grabs in an auction of property from Jackson’s final residence, there is also a variety of creepy (but timeless) pop-memorabilia. Included is a letter written on a chalkboard to Jackson from his kids, which reads “I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it’s for free.” There is a bunch of fancy, pricey paintings by the likes of Maurice Utrillo and Henri Rousseau set to be auctioned as well. You can pretty much weigh how expensive a painting will be by the degree of difficulty it takes to pronounce the artist’s name.
The Holmby Hills mansion is currently up for sale also and it is expected to sell for somewhere around $18 million.
Auctioneer Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions said, “We want to preserve the history of these items.”
The Alternative Press reports that Jackson’s mother, Katherine, is aware of the auction and has “done everything we can to ascertain that items from this address are not being auctioned using Michael’s name and likeness to enhance the items’ value.”
The auction is scheduled to take place from December 12-17 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Start saving.
The infamous red and black leather jacket Michael Jackson wore in his ‘Thriller’ video is being auctioned, reports CTV.
The auction administrator, Darren Julien, says the jacket is “the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture” to come up for sale and expects the jacket will get at least $200,000.
The jacket is even autographed, as Jackson signed the jacket as a gift to his longtime costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush.
The jacket will be fought over at the ‘Music Icons’ auction on June 25 and 26 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Other Jackson items up for sale include the wig he wore when he announced his ‘This Is It’ tour in London, a fedora and sparkled glove he wore on stage, his shirt from the ‘Scream’ video and a beaten mailbox from the Carolwood Drive estate where Jackson died in 2009.
The auction will also include one of Eric Clapton’s guitars, Frank Sinatra’s 1986 Jaguar, handwritten lyrics and a leather jacket from Johnny Cash, and a signed harmonica from Bob Dylan, among others.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shambala Preserve.
These are definitely pieces of history, so if you’ve got some cash to spare, head on over and bid. I think a sequinned glove is a great investment.
According to TMZ, Kamofie and Co., the store Lohan stole a necklace from, is auctioning off the necklace for charity.
Lohan, who was reported to have stolen the $2,500 necklace back in January, is being charged with felony grand theft by the L.A. County District Attorney. According to TMZ, Lohan claims that the necklace was a loan, and a video has recently surfaced showing Lohan wearing the necklace around the store for at least 45 minutes, and even talking to the store owner, before leaving.
“We have decided to sell the diamond necklace through auction, and give the proceeds to charity,” said a representative from Kamofie and Co. “We invite the public to make suggestions as to the most appropriate charity to receive the benefit of the sale’s proceeds.”
Good luck raising more than $10! If Lindsay didn’t even have $2500 to spare on it, what makes them think anyone else will?
Now, I know your money is burning a hole in your pockets after hearing this, but unfortunately you’re going to have to keep it in your wallet for a little while longer! According to the rep, the auction won’t take place until after the case is resolved, “by plea bargain, or trial or some other means.” Until then, the L.A. County District Attorney is holding the necklace as evidence.
Do they really think that Lindsay’s necklace will be able to top Justin Bieber’s hair selling for $40,668? The sad thing is, it just might!
One of the items that stood out was a crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour which sold for $190,000, reports PopEater.
The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was “unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions, which ran the auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Many of the items sold for 10 times their estimated value, including the glove.
“It just shows you Michael Jackson is the most sought after and most collectible celebrity of all time. It was just phenomenal,” Julien told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
One of the best collections of sneakers belongs to the late DJ AM, and they are about to be auctioned off online for charity on eBay, according to People.
Before the DJ tragically passed away this summer, he’d accumulated in excess of 800 pairs of sneakers, including the rare pair of Eminem Air Jordans (one of 50 ever made).
The auction begins at 4:30 p.m. PST on Sunday, November 15. According to the auction site, 100 per cent of the proceeds will go toward the DJ AM Memorial Fund, which supports “organizations and projects committed to addressing issues of addiction and recovery.”
The burial vault above where Marilyn Monroe’s remains lie was auctioned off, but failed to receive any bids, reports CBC. This is the second time the crypt of Richard Poncher has been placed on the auction block since August.
Poncher’s widow is selling the vault to pay off the mortgage on her home in Beverly Hills. He died 23 years ago and his remains will be moved to a nearby plot, she says.
The starting bid on auctioncause.com was $500,000, but Eric Gazin of the auction web site says the family was hoping to get $4 million.
For a minute there, the entire history of pop music was hanging in the balance of some very unsteady hands. Michael Jackson’s esate, now in the control of his family, is famously known to include the entire Beatles discography but TMZ assures us the Fab Four’s musical history will not be included in a massive auction scheduled for April.
Jackson’s personal effects, many from his fabled Neverland ranch, will be auctioned to boost the assets in order to pay off the debt claimed by a number of creditors, according to the Guardian UK. But the Beatles catalogue, and the rest of Jackson’s publishing catalogue, will stay in the trust of his kids who can expect to profit more from it in the long-term than any immediate return if it were sold now.
In financial reports released in August, Jackson’s bottom line net worth was calculated to be $1,360,839,979, according to TMZ who viewed the documents. Of that, though, $1,150,000,000 is the Sony-ATV Publishing Trust holding the Beatles catalogue. The Jackson trust purchased ATV in 1985, after McCartney turned down the opportunity, and merged it ten years later in a deal with Sony. Now the third-largest music publishing company in the world, it owns the rights to music by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Willie Nelson and Taylor Swift, to name a few.
Hayden Panettiere is 18, and now you can get into her pants!
The Heroes star is auctioning off some of her wardrobe on PanettiereCloset.com, in order to raise funds for the Save The Whales Again campaign.
The cause is close to Panettiere’s heart, after she visited Tiji, Japan last fall. She joined a group of peaceful protestors, and swam out on a surf board to the nets where fisherman had trapped a group of whales. Panettiere and her friends wanted to cut the nets and set the animals free, but soon the fishermen had caught up to them and became violent, even attempting to harm the protestors with their boat’s propeller. Panettiere has since found out that there is a warrant for her arrest in Japan.
Though the new site has some kinks that need to be worked out, some of the most popular items of Panettiere’s clothing will be auctioned off in the coming days. The site offers bottoms, caps, dresses, hoodies, outerward, shirts, shoes, watches, and more, all of which were donated by Panettiere. The items are not necessarily right off Panettiere’s back, however: the site explains that many of the items “have never been worn, while some have been worn by Hayden once. (e.g. to awards ceremonies, photo shoots, etc.)”