James Bond’s Aston Martin for sale at auction
LONDON — The Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond movies is going on sale at a London auction in October.
The silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5, dubbed by car auctioneers RM Auctions as ‘‘the world’s most famous car,’’ is expected to fetch at least $5 million.
The car is one of only two of the original Aston Martins that featured on screen with Sean Connery behind the wheel in ‘‘Goldfinger’’ and ‘‘Thunderball.’’ It comes with Bond gadgets including fake machine guns, revolving number plates and smoke screen.
The model is being sold by U.S. radio broadcaster Jerry Lee, who bought it for $12,000 in 1969. It has remained in his home since then and has rarely been seen publicly.
US library to honor McCartney
WASHINGTON — When it comes to popular music, it doesn’t get much bigger than the tunes Paul McCartney has written and sung with the Beatles and on his own.
The knighted 67-year-old pop star will be honored with Washington’s highest award for pop music this week by the Library of Congress.
On Tuesday, he was scheduled to discuss his first major lifetime achievement award from the U.S. government at the library. President Barack Obama will present the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song today at a concert in the East Room of the White House.
The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Seinfeld are part of an all-star lineup that will honor McCartney. The concert will be televised July 28 on PBS.
Feds meet with James Cameron on oil spill
WASHINGTON — ‘‘Top kill’’ didn’t stop the Gulf oil spill. How about something ‘‘titanic’”?
Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The ‘‘Avatar’’ and ‘‘Titanic’’ director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.