Titanic violin sells for $1.5 million

A violin that was being played as the Titanic went down was sold for $1.46 million at auction yesterday, a record price for memorabilia from the doomed ocean liner. Band leader Wallace Hartley played the instrument, trying to calm passengers as the ship slipped into the frozen waters of the North Atlantic in April 1912 … [Read the full story]

Wayne Rooney interested in ex-oasis drumkit

Former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll is auctioning off his old drumkit – and there’s possible interest from football star Wayne Rooney. McCarroll, who left the band in 1995 after appearing on their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, took Oasis to court in 1999 over lost profits, finally settling for $1,000,000 out of court. He has now … [Read the full story]

Royal movie is tacky, but may end up being a classic

There are already hundreds of tacky Royal wedding memorabilia on sale, but a made-for-TV film telling the story of William and Kate’s romance could trump the lot in the bad-taste stakes. The critics say it’s so bad, it’s good, and it could even have the royal couple themselves reaching for the popcorn for a viewing. … [Read the full story]

Jacko’s almost cleared his debts

Michael Jackson has made over $300 million since his death. But the king of pop, who had debts of nearly $400 million when he died aged 50 in June 2009, still owes around $100 million despite the surge in profits from his music and memorabilia since his death. The figures are revealed in new legal … [Read the full story]