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Star Wars bids at auction break records

According to Entertainment Weekly, the metal outfit worn by Princess Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” sold for $96,000 on Friday, Oct. 2.
The source reports the costume was one of many high-profile pieces of movie memorabilia that was auctioned at the auction house Profiles in History. According to CNN, the opening bid for the metal bikini was set at $80,000 on Oct. 1.

The costume included the collar, several chain links and a letter of authenticity from the designer Richard Miller, according to CNN. The source also said the highest paid item in the auction was a miniature model of Princess Leia’s “Blockade Runner.” CNN said it was the first flying ship seen in a “Star Wars” movie. The ship sold at $450,000, more than double its opening bid of $200,000, according to CNN. The seventh installment of the “Star Wars” series will hit theaters this December.

Robin Williams’ estate battle has settled

According to People Magazine, six months after Robin Williams’ death, Robin Williams’ widow, Susan Williams, and his children were in a legal battle over Robin Williams’ possessions.

The source reports Robin Williams’ estate has been settled out of court after Susan Williams agreed to drop the petition. Meredith Bushnell, the attorney for Robin Williams’ children said his kids are “relieved” to have the dispute behind them, according to the source.

People Magazine said the legal battle began in December 2014 when Susan Williams claimed she was not receiving enough money to maintain the estate they shared before her husband’s death. As the case progressed, more of Robin Williams’ possessions were brought into the dispute including his awards, family photos and bicycle collection. The terms of the settlement are confidential but in a statement released by Susan Williams’ lawyers, she was able to keep a few “emotional items” like their wedding gifts, a watch her husband wore and the bike she and him bought together on their honeymoon while the children will receive a majority of the items they wanted.

“The Walk” is causing vertigo to viewers

Many movie goers have reported cases of vertigo after watching the 3D film “The Walk” which was released in the United States on Sept. 30, according to CBS News. The film is based on the story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who walks across a wire connected to the Twin Towers in 1974, according to E! News. Many people have been tweeting about a 20-minute tightrope scene that caused nausea and vertigo, according to E! News, with some saying that had to avert their eyes. According to CBS News, director Robert Zemeckis, who has experience with 3D films, told reporters that it was his intention to evoke feelings of vertigo in movie-goers by placing viewers up on the wire. In 2013, many audiences claimed they had motion sickness after watching the 2013 hit movie “Gravity,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón, according to E! News.


Alesandria Posada
Business Manager
Published October 7th, 2015