George Michael’s art collection for auction
LONDON (AP) — A trove of art collected by singer George Michael before his death in 2016 is going up for auction in London.
Christie’s is selling the star’s collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas — members of the “Young British Artists” generation who, like Michael, shook up Britain’s creative scene in the 1980s and ’90s.
More than 200 works are on offer, including Hirst’s “The Incomplete Truth,” a glass case enclosing a dove preserved in formaldehyde, which has an estimated price of $1,280,000 to $1,920,000.
The sale takes place March 14, with some lots being sold in an online auction running March 8 to 15.
‘This Is Us’ star being honored at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia is being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
America’s oldest theatrical organization says Ventimiglia was selected because he has made “significant impressions on television and film.” He stars as Jack Pearson in the award-winning hit TV drama.
The Emmy-nominated actor will receive his pudding pot Friday night at a celebratory roast at Harvard.
Ventimiglia will then attend the opening night of Hasty Pudding’s latest production, “France France Revolution,” its first to feature women in the cast.
Hasty Pudding has honored a Man of the Year since 1967, and previous winners include Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken. Paul Rudd was honored last year.
Bryce Dallas Howard was named Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
Carlile as nervous for gala as Grammys
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Brandi Carlile says she is feeling the pressure of performing at Clive Davis’ star-studded party the night before the Grammy Awards.
While sitting alongside Davis, the singer said Thursday she is just as nervous taking the stage at his pre-Grammys gala Saturday than performing at the actual Grammys the following evening. It didn’t help matters when Davis rattled off several names of attendees including members of Metallica, Joni Mitchell and Sammy Hagar.
But Davis says Carlile is ready for the moment, calling her the “real deal.”
Carlile will attend and perform at the gala for the first time. The party is so exclusive that some famous people have been turned away at the door.
Davis says Travis Scott will also perform.