Auction house all shook up over Elvis hair
CHICAGO - The King may be dead, but that doesn't mean it's too late to run your fingers through his hair.
A Chicago auction house is putting a clump of what it said is Elvis Presley's hair up for auction - along with some of his clothes, sweat-stained scarves and memorabilia. The auction will be held at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Sunday.
Presley may have lost the hair when he got his Army-issue crewcut when he went into the service in 1958. The auction house said another collector with hair Presley lost to an Army barber has checked the hair out and it matches what he has.
The auction house said it isn't clear how much the hair will go for, but that another clump of the King's hair sold at auction in 2002 for $115,000.
Carly Simon sues Starbucks
SEATTLE - Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks Corp., saying the coffee company's now-defunct music venture didn't adequately promote her 2008 album, dooming the record before it was even released.
The singer, whose biggest success came during the 1970s and '80s with hits like 'You're So Vain' and 'Anticipation,' is seeking unspecified damages related to the release of the 14-track 'This Kind of Love' in April 2008.
In a lawsuit filed Friday with California's Los Angeles County Superior Court, Simon and her attorneys said the album wasn't available in 'a substantial number' of Starbucks stores during the key early months following its release. Later, when the disc was stocked in Starbucks locations, the Seattle-based company slashed the price.
'By doing so, Starbucks stigmatized Ms. Simon's album as an album that could not be sold at full price,' according to the claim.
Tyson: Daughter was 'my angel'
CHICAGO - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said he doesn't want to know what led to his 4-year-old daughter's death.
During an interview on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' that aired Monday, Tyson called his daughter Exodus 'my angel.' Exodus died at a Phoenix hospital on May 26, a day after her neck apparently was caught in a treadmill cord.
Tyson told Winfrey that he didn't want to know details of her death because 'if somebody's to blame for it there will be a problem.'