Lucas scraps Chicago museum plan
Film-maker George Lucas has scrapped his plan to bring a museum of narrative art to Chicago's lakefront, stymied by a lawsuit from a small but determined local preservation group. The group argued that the parcel Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson had chosen for the museum should be parkland instead. "No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot," Lucas said in a statement last Friday. He said the museum would instead be built in California.
Prince's guitar, Bowie's hair sold
Bidders paid a combined total of more than US$150,000 (S$202,000) for a lock of David Bowie's hair and Prince's iconic "Yellow Cloud" guitar last Saturday at a Beverly Hills auction. Heritage Auctions, which prompted legal action by offering Whitney Houston's Emmy Award as part of a separate sale, said the snippet of Bowie's pale blond hair went for US$18,750. Prince's instrument attracted a winning bid of US$137,500.