A signature guitar used onstage by The Who's Pete Townshend back in the 1970s is up for auction online. The red Gibson SG the rocker played during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio and later gifted to local DJ David Spero has gone on sale as part of Lelands.com's Spring 2014 Catalog Auction.
The axe featured a reserve price of $2,500 (£1,471), but it had already attracted bids of more than $3,327 (£1,957) as WENN went to press.
The Gibson SG also comes with a letter of authenticity from Spero, who went on to become the personal manager of Townshend's pal Joe Walsh.
The guitar isn't the only piece of The Who memorabilia up for grabs - music equipment believed to have been used by late drummer Keith Moon during the band's Quadrophenia Tour around 1973 and 1974 have also been placed under the hammer with a reserve of $1,000 (£588). That lot, featuring bronze timbale drums, a cymbal, two drum heads and Moon's drum stool, had yet to attract any bids at press time.
The auction ends on 25 July (14).
The house where George Harrison grew up is to go on sale at auction. The Beatles guitarist lived at the terraced property in Liverpool, England with his parents between 1949 and 1965, and the Fab Four are said to have written hits including Love Me Do there.
The building is now up for auction via Homes Bought Fast, and managing director David Coughlin tells Britain's Liverpool Echo newspaper, "We are overwhelmed by the interest surrounding this property. When we heard it was a Beatle's former house we implemented a lot of research which confirmed it was George's house - and we still couldn't believe it.
"It's part not only of Liverpool's history, but of the world of music, and there's something very special about being in the same place as the Beatles' once were."
John Lennon's childhood home in the same city was sold at auction in 2013 for $816,000 (£480,000), well above the $255,000 (£150,000) guidance price.
Married actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni appear to have rekindled their on/off romance on a family vacation. The X-Files star, 53, initially separated from Leoni in 2008 after 11 years of marriage as Duchovny underwent therapy for sex addiction. They later reconciled, but split once again in 2011.
Neither actor filed for divorce, but the pair, which has two children, seemed to be moving on from the failed relationship last year (13) by putting its marital home in New York up for sale.
However, a new report in America's Star magazine suggests Duchovny and Leoni, 48, are giving their marriage another chance and they recently put their love on display during a getaway to the Big Apple's Fire Island retreat.
An eyewitness tells the publication, "They were smiling and cuddling up with one another. They walked hand-in-hand and shared a kiss.
"They seemed like the perfect family."
The stars are parents to 15-year-old daughter Madelaine and 12-year-old son Kyd.
The house that served as the Palmer family's residence in cult TV series Twin Peaks is up for sale. Tragic Laura Palmer's home in Everett, Washington is on the market for a little under $550,000 (£324,000). Director David Lynch used the exterior and interior of the residential home for the drama's pilot episode and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
New York Dolls frontman David Johansen has been granted a request to force his ex-wife Kate Simon to sell their New York vacation home. The former couple settled its divorce in 2011 and Simon was reportedly supposed to put the Bearsville house up for sale as part of the divorce agreement.
A source tells the New York Post that the home failed to sell and alleges the former Mrs. Johansen continued using it as a vacation home.
However, on Wednesday (11Jun14), Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper ruled Simon must put the four-bedroom house on the market immediately.
The source continues, "The judge ruled it had to be immediately put up for sale for $695,000."
Johansen and Simon wed in 1983 and separated in 2006. The rocker is currently married to his third wife Mara Hennessey.
Oprah Winfrey missed a chance to become a sports team owner when she lost out in a bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers. The TV titan teamed up with music mogul David Geffen to form a consortium offering a reported $1.6 billion bid for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, which was put up for sale after owner Donald Sterling became engulfed in a race row.
Winfrey's group lost out to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who won the franchise with a bid of $2 billion. The sale has yet to be finalised.
Sterling hit headlines in April (14) over incendiary remarks he made in a leaked tape conversation, which prompted comedian Arsenio Hall to launch a crowd-sourcing campaign in a bid to buy the team himself. He promised to donate the money raised to charity if he failed to earn the billions of dollars needed to buy the Clippers.
David Hasselhoff raised $150,000 (£90,000) for charity by selling off his personal Knight Rider car at auction. The Baywatch star was given a 1986 Pontiac Firebird - based on the computer-controlled Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) supercar from his hit 1980s TV show - as a gift from a dedicated fan, and he decided to put it under the hammer to support the Starlight Children's Foundation.
After putting the one-of-a-kind vehicle up for sale in April (14), Hasselhoff recently revealed a car enthusiast bought it for a cool $150,000.
During a speech at the Cambridge Union in England on Saturday (24May14), the actor said, "I can't believe Knight Rider affected so many people in such a positive way. I just sold my car for $150,000 to a guy in Turkey."
The KITT supercar was just one of the items Hasselhoff donated to Julien's Auctions' Hollywood Legends 2014 sale. Other items included his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, awards for his singing career, a lifeguard's jacket from the set of Baywatch, and his acoustic guitar.
Celebrity mothers Melanie Chisholm, Alesha Dixon and Sinitta have donated their children's old baby clothes to raise money for a British heart charity. The stars have cleared out their tots' closets and handed over the items to bosses at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), who are raising funds for vital research into inherited heart conditions through an eBay.com auction.
The items, as well as two signed books by funnyman David Walliams, will go under the hammer in the sale, which runs from 22 May (14) until 1 June (14).
Former pop star Sinitta, who has two children, Magdalena and Zac, says, "As a mother, I can imagine how terrifying it would be to learn that your baby has an inherited heart condition so it's vital that everything is done to reduce the number of children and families affected by these conditions.
"I'm glad that the clothes which don't fit Magdalena and Zac any longer can help the BHF to fund life-saving research and hopefully these little donations can make a very big difference."
British TV stars Stacey Solomon, Abbey Clancy and Angela Griffin have also donated items to the cause.
A pair of rhinestone earrings once worn by Marilyn Monroe has sold at auction for $185,000 (£115,625). The late movie star showed off the dangling silver earrings while attending the 1955 premiere of The Rose Tattoo, a film based on Tennessee Williams play of the same name, and it was snapped up by a collector as part of the Julien's Auctions Hollywood memorabilia sale in Beverly Hills, California this weekend (11-13Apr14).
Other sale highlights include a lighter used by Humphrey Bogart, which went under the hammer for $19,200 (£12,000), and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird formerly owned by Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, which was purchased for $152,600 (£95,375).
Another Hasselhoff item, a 14-foot (4.2 metre) tall model made in his likeness, had to be taken off the auction block last week (ends11Apr14) after the actor changed his mind about offloading it so he could keep it in his possession. The larger-than-life prop, which featured the TV star in his famous red swimming trunks, was created for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004 and had been estimated to sell for between $20,000 (£11,914) and $30,000 (£17,871).
Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff has called off the auction of a 14-foot (4.2-metre) long model made in his likeness after changing his mind about the sale so he could keep it in his possession. The larger-than-life prop, which features the actor in his Baywatch swim trunks outstretched in a swimming position, was created for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004.
It has since been used in a Comedy Central Roast of the actor, and U.S. late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel even turned it into his desk while he interviewed actress Emma Stone on his show last Thursday (03Apr14).
The piece was to be sold at part of a Julien's Auctions Hollywood memorabilia event beginning on Friday (11Apr14), and was one of the key pieces in the auction, which also features items from the estates of Greta Garbo and Jonathan Winters.
But Hasselhoff has now made the last-minute decision to pull the item from the charity auction after taking note of all the publicity it was receiving.
Julien's Auctions president Darren C. Julien tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He thinks so much of himself that he pulled it."
The estimated sale price for the model was between $20,000 (£11,914) and $30,000 (£17,871) and it already reached $28,000 (£16,680) in pre-auction bidding.