Director James Toback's forgotten storage items have been auctioned off. The Bugsy writer rented a storage space at Chelsea Mini Storage in New York 20 years ago, but has fallen behind on his payments, prompting the owners to sell off his belongings.
However, Toback is not concerned with the pieces, explaining they are just press clippings, notebooks and papers.
He tells the New York Post, "If anyone paid more than $50 (for the stuff), they will be very disappointed."
Toback insists he keeps his prized possessions in his home after giving away valuable baseball cards and balls autographed by sporting greats Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle while in college.
He continues, "I have two closets full of my archives. I am very reluctant to get rid of anything after what I went through when I went to Harvard. I probably had about $500,000 of sports memorabilia."
Calle 13 rapper Rene Perez Joglar wrecked his own luxury Maserati sports car while shooting his new music video in a protest against excess. The Puerto Rican hip-hop star is hoping the extreme stunt in the promo for single Adentro will help persuade fans to reconsider the way they strive for material possessions.
He tells TMZ.com, "I bought the Maserati because I myself fell victim to the stereotypes. I thought that once I had a nice house and a nice car that meant I had made it in the entertainment industry.
"When I started using the car, it made me feel uncomfortable owning it... because I realised that the car stood for everything that is wrong with society... Material goods aren't what makes life worthwhile."
In the video, Joglar is handed a bat by baseball great Willie Mays, and then proceeds to smash the windows and headlights of his luxury vehicle.
Hollywood icons John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor were inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Wednesday in celebration of their ties to the state.
The Hall of Fame was launched by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver in 2006 in collaboration with the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor individuals who have made their mark on history.
Baseball players Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays were also inducted into the Hall of Fame this week.
But some of California's most famed inhabitants, like Marilyn Monroe, have yet to be presented with the accolade.
Defending the list of inductees, Schwarzenegger says, "It is very, very hard because we have so many great talents in California."
The event at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento lured all of the living inductees to attend except Taylor, 75, who failed to show up at the last minute.
Many of those honored on Wednesday spent only part of their lives in the Golden State, such as London-born Taylor and the late Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, who hailed from Georgia.
Californian natives inducted this year included author John Steinbeck, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, golf superstar Tiger Woods and photographer Ansel Adams.
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