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Paul Newman's old 1988 Volvo wagon just sold for more than a new one costs

Someone just bought a fast family car with a famous former owner. A 1988 Volvo 740 wagon originally owned by the late actor Paul Newman has been sold on the Bring A Trailer auction website for $80,740. That's over $20,000 more than the list price of a new Volvo wagon today.

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Angela Bassett reports for duty on the set of 9-1-1 after Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
Angela Bassett was up bright and early and reporting for duty on the set of  9-1-1 Tuesday, in spite of receiving a history making Oscar nomination.The versatile star, 64 - who plays police sergeant Athena Grant in the police procedural - received a nod for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She is the first Marvel star to be so honored for their role in a Marvel film.  Report for duty: Angela Bassett was up bright and early and reporting for duty on the set of 9-1-1 Tuesday, in spite of receiving a history making Oscar nominationIn a statement to CNN, the star wrote, 'This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination. What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power.' She added, 'Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning. Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday.' The nomination also broke through the glass ceiling as she joined Al Pacino, Paul Newman, William Hurt, Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix who were nominated for their work in films based on comic books or graphic novels.
Douglas Kirkland, Hollywood Photographer, Dies at 88
Pat Saperstein Deputy Editor Douglas Kirkland, the celebrity photographer known for his photos of Marilyn Monroe and numerous other stars, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. His 1961 Monroe portraits showed the superstar reclining on a bed surrounded by white satin sheets. In addition to his portraits of Hollywood notables including he was a special photographer for films including “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Sound of Music,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Out of Africa,” “Titanic” and “Moulin Rouge!” His photos appeared in hundreds of magazines, and among the celebrities he photographed were Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Ann-Margret, Natalie Wood, Catherine Deneuve, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Charlie Chaplin, Peter O’Toole, Paul Newman, Marcello Mastroianni, Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Sinatra, Mick Jagger, Bjork and Michael Jackson.
Paul Newman’s daughters sue late Hollywood star’s charitable foundation for $1,600,000
Paul Newman’s daughters are suing the late Hollywood star’s charitable foundation, accusing it of ‘dishonouring’ Newman’s legacy and going against his wishes.The charity is controlled and funded through Newman’s Own, the food and drink line which uses the actor’s likeness on products including pasta sauces and popular salad dressings.Susan Kendall Newman and Nell Newman, two of the star’s six children, allege that their own charity organisations are supposed to receive $400,000 (£338,000) each annually – as mandated by their father – but that those payments have been slashed in half in recent years.Filing a lawsuit on Tuesday in Connecticut, the siblings are now seeking $1.6million (£1.35m) in damages to be donated to their own charities to distribute.The complaint also claims that the foundation has ‘lost its way and strayed from its mission to preserve and honour Paul Newman’s legacy’, with the sisters interpreting the apparent change as the start of a plan to force them out of the organisation and having any right in saying how the products’ profits are donated to charities.The foundation enjoys funding from the ownership of The Great Escape star’s publicity rights.Newman created Newman’s Own in 1982, with all profits going to charity, before creating the foundation in 2005.The popular star, known for roles in such classics as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Taylor, Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, died in 2008.He had lived with his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, in Westport, Connecticut.Ms Newman and Ms Newman also say that their actor father only allowed the foundation to use his name and likeness providing it met several stipulations, which includes the $400,000 payments.Andy Lee, the