Baby, are you a rich man? John Lennon’s car is available but it’s not cheap

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A classic 1956 Austin Princess limousine once owned by John Lennon could sell for up to $328,000.

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FILE - In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York. Lennon’s 75th birthday will be celebrated next month in New York City at a concert featuring Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow. Event producer Blackbird Presents announced Friday that the show will tape at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5, 2015. It will air on AMC on Dec. 19. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)
In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York.. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)

Lennon bought the car with Yoko Ono in 1971 and used it in the film “Imagine.” Then in 2008, the car was donated to the Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum by one of its owners Milton Verret. But now, the vintage motor is being sold to raise money to UNICEF at an auction held by auction company RM Sotheby’s.

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The car will be on display before the auction in London sometime mid-August. According to the press release, the car is fitted with the five aero plane seats in the back that The Beatles star had added and will come with it original vehicle registration and title document, signed by Lennon.

You can register to bid here. 

Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges are in Austin for Texas film ‘Hell or High Water’

AUSTIN, TX - JULY 25: Actor Chris Pine participates in an Alamo Drafthouse Q&A following the Texas red carpet screening of 'Hell or High Water' on July 25, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CBS Films)
Actor Chris Pine participates in an Alamo Drafthouse Q&A following the Texas red carpet screening of ‘Hell or High Water’ on July 25, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CBS Films)

Captain Kirk and The Dude ventured to Austin last night to have a little chat at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Actors Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges were in the city for a special screening Monday night of their film “Hell or High Water,” which is about a family who has to try and save their West Texas ranch. The two hosted a Q&A and were joined on stage by co-stars Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham, director David Mackenzie and few more from the crew.

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Here’s what their Drafthouse appearance looked like according to social media:

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And after their Drafthouse appearance, Bridges and Pine made their way over to The Continental Club to see country singer Dale Watson. Apparently, Bridges is a big fan and he also gave a shout out to the memory of his friend and musician Stephen Burton.

But the stars aren’t gone yet. The “Hell or High Water” cast gave some interviews at Star Hill Ranch today, just outside of Austin.

 

Watch sons of late Tejano star Emilio Navaira rock the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Screen capture via YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live
Screen capture via YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

The two sons of late Tejano star Emilio Navaira made their late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with their band The Last Bandoleros.

Read: Austin remembers Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira

Emilio Navaira IV and Diego Navaira started their Tex-Mex and pop-rock outfit with Jerry Fuentes and Derek James a little more than two years ago. Diego plays bass and does vocals while Emilio plays drums, though he’s not an “official” band member.

The Last Bandoleros played their song “Where Do You Go?” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, which they said in an interview with Billboard was the whole reason the band got its start.

Read: Investigation: Tejano superstar Emilio Navaira died of natural causes

The brothers said they’re not sure if they’d even be performing if it hadn’t been for their father. They said they’re using their music to cope with his death.

“I love that we’re continuing what he did, but with our own spin on it,” Emilio said. “That makes me feel really, really proud.”

Talk about a ‘Taco Grande’: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic ate at Torchy’s Tacos this week

We have proof that “Weird Al” Yankovic didn’t smell like Nirvana during his gig at Bass Concert Hall. In fact, he probably smelled like green chile queso.

Torchy’s Tacos tweeted a picture of the parody song grandmaster dining at their Guadalupe Street location around noon Tuesday.

We know it’s not on the menu, but we sincerely hope he ordered tacos al pastor. Or maybe something with “Spam” in it.

Yankovic is not the first esteemed dignitary to dine at the Austin fave, of course. President Barack Obama famously stopped at the South First Street location in March while he was in town for South by Southwest.

Weird Al Yankovic performs on his Welcome to the Return of the Mandatory Fun Tour at Bass Concert Hall at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas on July 12, 2016 - Photo Credit: Scott Moore/For American-Statesman
Weird Al Yankovic performs on his Welcome to the Return of the Mandatory Fun Tour at Bass Concert Hall at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas on July 12, 2016 – Photo Credit: Scott Moore/For American-Statesman

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Point for us in the taco war with San Antonio. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Alamo City tried to get Flight of the Conchords or someone to swing down the highway now.

[h/t Eater Austin]

 

Chewbacca mom sings Michael Jackson’s ‘Heal the World’ in wake of recent shootings

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HASBRO - Candace Payne, also known as Chewbacca Mom, streams a Facebook Live video with her custom Chewbacca Mom action figure during a meet and greet at Hasbro HQ in Pawtucket, R.I., Friday, June 17, 2016. Payne is known for her viral Facebook Live video post of herself wearing a Hasbro Chewbacca Electronic Mask. (Stew Milne/AP Images for Hasbro)
Candace Payne, also known as Chewbacca Mom, streams a Facebook Live video with her custom Chewbacca Mom action figure during a meet and greet at Hasbro HQ in Pawtucket, R.I., Friday, June 17, 2016. (Stew Milne/AP Images for Hasbro)

Candace Payne, the Texas woman better known as Chewbacca Mom, is back on Facebook Live — and it turns out she can sing.

The viral star, who reached internet fame after posting a Facebook Live video of herself in a Chewbacca toy mask, recorded herself singing Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” on Saturday in honor of the victims of recent shootings across the U.S.

“I am thousands of miles, hundreds of miles away from identifying with every single ounce of pain that is being felt by the whole world right now,” Payne said in the video.

Payne, who is from Grand Prairie, said she lives just 30 minutes away from where the fatal shootings of four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer were fatally shot at a protest. Though she said she had been silent the past couple of days because she felt sad and hurt, Payne felt like she needed to share Jackson’s song.

“I felt like somebody needs to resing these lyrics again and sing them over our world and just be a good reminder,” Payne said. “I hope that it in someway touches you and inspires you to make a better place.”

 

Garth Brooks addresses recent shootings, dedicates song to Dallas during concert in New York

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Garth Brooks performs at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 08: Garth Brooks performs at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Garth Brooks’ two-night performance at Yankee Stadium in New York City kicked off Friday night, marking his first time returning to the region in 19 years.

But his performance came just one day after four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer were fatally shot at a protest downtown. And Brooks made sure to take a moment to address the events in Dallas and the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Brooks paused midway though his performance and said people had been asking him for a statement regarding the shooting.

“We have the same statement [as for] what happened in Orlando down in Florida, or what happened over in Paris at a concert,” he said. “People, we’ve got to love one another. That’s what it’s all about. That’s our only hope.”

Then, he performed and dedicated his 2014 hit “People Loving People” to the city.

Watch Dick Van Dyke sing a ‘Mary Poppins’ song outside Walt Disney’s home

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The magical world of Disney strikes again.

Earlier this week, actor Dick Van Dyke took a trip to Illinois to visit his childhood home. But along the way, he stopped by Walt Disney’s birthplace in Chicago and did more than just look around.

Van Dyke, who is 90 years old, led an impromptu performance of “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from the 1934 film, “Mary Poppins.” He played everyone’s favorite chimney sweep Bert in the movie, which won five Academy Awards.

During the singalong, Van Dyke had some help from his wife Arlene and the Vantastix, his acapella singing group. Apart from visiting Disney’s home in Chicago, he was there to promote his Dick Van Dyke Foundations for the Performing Arts.

Watch Van Dyke in “Mary Poppins” below and expect to be hit with some major nostalgia.

 

 

Kanye West confused Texas fans, announced ‘Famous’ screening in Houston that didn’t happen

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs. The sportswear company announced the collaboration on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, and described it as the most significant partnership between a non-athlete and an athletic brand. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
In this Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

On Friday, Kanye West posted a series of tweets announcing pop-up viewings of his latest music video “Famous” all around the U.S. — including two in Houston. Similar to the way he debuted the controversial video in New York City, the video was expected to be projected on the walls of city buildings.

According to Twitter’s time stamp, West tweeted at 9:13 p.m. “Famous viewings in Houston starting @9:30PM Texas Avenue and Jackson Street South Main Street and Fondren.”

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749063495338065920

Basically, West gave Houstonians all of 17 minutes to get to the screening, which many pointed out wasn’t enough time. West didn’t seem to take time zones into account with his posts, giving people in Philadelphia only a two minute heads up.

The really strange thing about all of this is that no one seemed to be able to find these screenings. Houston fans kept tweeting about searching for the videos on the intersections West posted but came up with nothing. Similar situations happened in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Miami. It’s still a little unclear if the video screened anywhere at all.

West also made his video available on YouTube Friday. Here’s what Houston fans had to say to West’s tweet:

https://twitter.com/Gretchen_Flores/status/749076777809514496

https://twitter.com/G0Dflow/status/749073215985623041

https://twitter.com/Mitch_L18/status/749078375101149184

$40,000 can’t buy you love, but it can buy a shirt stained with John Lennon’s blood

FILE - In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York. Lennon’s 75th birthday will be celebrated next month in New York City at a concert featuring Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow. Event producer Blackbird Presents announced Friday that the show will tape at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5, 2015. It will air on AMC on Dec. 19. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)
In this May 13, 1968 file photo, John Lennon appears at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/John Lindsay, File)

When John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980 outside an apartment building, a concierge rushed to his aid. The man, whose name is Jay Hastings, was wearing a white button down shirt that became soaked with Lennon’s blood.

According to WOGL, Hasting’s shirt has auctioned off the shirt for $40,819. Originally, it was expected to go for only about $9,000.

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The auction sale also included a signed copy of the album “Double Fantasy,” along with a typed letter of thanks from Yoko Ono to the apartment staff, a Thanksgiving cared signed by Lennon and Ono and a Rolling Stones articles with Hastings from 1981.

Tejano queen Selena to finally receive star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

** FILE ** Selena performs at Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio, TX, April 24, 1994. Photo by Sung Park / The Austin American-Statesman. ORG XMIT:
Selena performs at Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio, TX, April 24, 1994. Photo by Sung Park / The Austin American-Statesman

Twenty-one years after her death, our “Queen of Tejano” will finally get her place on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the Walk of Fame Class of 2017, which includes honorees from film, television, music, radio and live theater. You can read the full list here. 

Texas-born Selena Quintanilla, who would have celebrated her 45th birthday in April, is one of 34 new honorees who will be recognized next year. Not only was Quintanilla a Mexican-American singer, she was also a fashion designer and major pop culture icon.

Quintanilla was just 23 when her former fan club president Yolanda Saldivar fatally shot her in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995. For many fans like the American-Statesman’s Nancy Flores, “the memory of hearing this news resonates as much as the moment when President John F. Kennedy was shot did for an older generation.”

Here’s how people on social media are celebrating the news: