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Want Sylvester Stallone's Autograph? That'll Be $395

For a photo with Sly, $445

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone was at New York Comic Con on Sunday, but if you actually wanted to get a picture with him, you had to shell out $445. Even an autograph set you back $395, Gawker reports (and the website has the event flyer to prove it). "He's flying... More »

Beatles' Signed Sgt. Pepper's Fetches $290K

Shatters previous record

(Newser) - The Fab Four shattered another record yesterday, when a ultra-rare signed copy of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album fetched a rather staggering $290,500 at auction—significantly topping the $30,000 that the auctioneer had predicted. "I consider this to be one of the top... More »

Kim: Kanye 'Won't Let Me' Sign Autographs

Oh, and she's leaving 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'

(Newser) - Radar picks up this little tidbit from an interview Kim Kardashian recently gave Du Jour magazine:
  • "When you live your life so publicly, like on a reality show, people assume that they know every side of you already, but they always want more. ... My boyfriend has taught me
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Rowling Wows Obama—and Medvedev, Too

Prez praises Rowling; Michelle dines with high-flying women

(Newser) - Barack Obama took a break from the global economic crisis at a Downing Street G20 dinner this week, buttonholing JK Rowling to tell her that he had read all of her Harry Potter books—and had read them to his girls, the Telegraph reports. And Dmitry Medvedev did his US... More »

This Picture Is Worth $6K

Leaders traditionally release limited number of pictures

(Newser) - When the five current, former, and future occupants of the Oval Office mugged together at the White House last week, one could almost hear the cash registers cha-chinging, reports Politico. All five will sign a limited 250 copies of the photo—with each keeping 50—instantly jacking the value to... More »

Ringo Warns Fans to Get Back

Ex-Beatle says he's too busy to read mail, so quit sending it

(Newser) - Ringo Starr says he's too busy to sign autographs and won't do it anymore, the BBC reports. The ex-Beatle—who's apparently had enough adoration for one lifetime—promises to throw away all incoming mail, effective Oct. 20. “I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much... More »

All-Star Memento Today, Nest Egg Tomorrow

Memorabilia auctions offer old-timers chance to cash in

(Newser) - When it comes to souvenirs, some athletes are as memorabilia-hungry as fans. Albert Pujols has great success stockpiling mementos—for his son, or so he says—but even megastars experience slumps: Tiger Woods won’t sign for Roger Federer. “It is more important for me to talk to them... More »

Schindler's Autograph on Sale for $154K

WWII hero signed photo for one of 1,400 Jews he saved

(Newser) - The only known autographed photo of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved 1,400 Jews from death during WWII, is on sale for $154,000, the New York Post reports. The dealer plans to contact Liam Neeson, who played the legend in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List to see if... More »

Lock, Stock, and Orange Bowl

Every piece of storied stadium will go on sale ahead of demolition

(Newser) - College football fans can literally take home a piece of the action when Miami officials auction off every salable piece of the soon-to-be-demolished Orange Bowl in February. On the block are the giant scoreboard, players' benches, trees, and even the urinals. "You name it, it will be available,''... More »

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