Singer Michael Buble says he wanted to thank his fellow Canadians for the support they have given him during what has been an emotionally difficult time for his family. Buble was honoured at a ceremony by Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall yesterday evening, marking his first official appearance since announcing the cancer diagnosis of his three-year-old son, Noah, last fall. Other honorees at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, which also involves a gala tonight, include actors Michael J. Fox and Martin Short.
It’s considered the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction. And it should come as no surprise the piece is from one of the most popular and lucrative movie franchises ever: “Star Wars.” An R2-D2 droid used in several of the Star Wars movies has gone for nearly $3 million. There were other big-ticket “Star Wars” items sold off: A Luke Skywalker lightsaber from the first two “Star Wars” movies fetched $450 thousand while Darth Vader’s helmet from the original sold for $96 thousand.
The Elvis Presley song “Love Me Tender” will be turned into a children’s picture book. Dial Books for Young Readers tells The Associated Press it will publish the book on November 13th. Priscilla Presley will write an endnote for the book. Representatives for the Presley estate say the book is part of a merchandise program aimed at infants and toddlers.