Jussie Smollett Sentenced to Jail

Tin Man oil can up for auction… ‘An Audience With Adele’ special… Cardi B pulls out of lead role… “Flip or Flop” ends… and Jussie Smollett sentenced to jail

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If you’re into collecting cool stuff, you may be interested in what’s coming up for auction with Kruse GWS Auctions in a couple weeks. For the first time ever, the Tin Man’s oil can from “The Wizard of Oz” is being auctioned off. The minimum bid is $50K and it’s expected to go for at least $200K. This is the last original item left from the Tin Man’s costume and it’s currently on display at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. They’ve got a TON of Elvis stuff up for auction, too. An Army fatigue shirt Elvis wore when he served from March 1958-March 1960 has an opening bid of $10K. There’s a custom pair of Elvis’ “TCB” sunglasses that have 14K white gold lightning bolt accents along the arms, and the initials “EP” are in 14K white gold on the bridge over the nose. Those are expected to go for about $25K. There’s also this 10K yellow gold, diamond, platinum and sapphire size 11 ring Elvis once owned that has a cute story behind it. It comes with a letter of authenticity as well as a letter of provenance from Mike Cage, who was a friend of a friend of Elvis. Mike says that back in 1969, he was invited to Elvis’ home in Beverly Hills and they were all outside in the backyard when Elvis threw him in the pool, clothes and all. He wrote, “As I was leaving that evening, Elvis came up to me and said it was all in fun and handed me this beautiful ring that he removed off his finger. Bidding starts at $2500.

With her Vegas show still up in the air, you’ll have to settle for this. Adele already had a special for CBS, but now she has another one coming to NBC. “An Audience With Adele” will air on Sunday, March 20. The 2-hour special was filmed in London back in November and already aired in the UK. Adele performs fan favorites and some new stuff in front of an audience filled with Adele’s personal heroes, fellow musicians, artists, actors, athletes and more.

In January 2021, it was announced that after small parts in “Hustlers” and “Fast 9,” Cardi B had landed her first leading role in a movie for a comedy called “Assisted Living.” However, just days before filming was set to begin in NY, Cardi backed out. She told the studio she was overextended and just couldn’t do it. Now typically, if a star backs out this late in the game, the studio will take legal action. But Deadline says the studio doesn’t plan on suing Cardi. They want her so bad for this role, they’re hoping to get the movie back on track with her later this year. They’re legal action is sure to follow. “Deadline” says the studio is not going to sue her and they are hoping to try to get the movie back on track with Cardi later this year. If she finally ends up doing it, Cardi will play a low-level criminal who is wrongly accused of a crime, who then disguises herself as an old lady and hides out in her grandmother’s retirement home.

When they started filming “Flip and Flop” back in 2013, Tarek and Christina El Moussa were happily married. Three years later, they broke up, but through gritted teeth, they somehow managed to get through filming six more years together. But it’s the end of the road for Tarek and Christina — who is back to her maiden name of Haack. After 10 seasons, “Flip of Flop” will air its final episode next Thursday, March 17. The news comes less than a year after Tarek and Christina got into a HUGE blowout on the set of the show, which was leaked to the tabloids. According to TMZ, Tarek flipped out at Christine, comparing her to his then fiancée and bragging he “made” her a star.

Jussie Smollett was convicted on five felony counts after lying to police about being attacked by homophobic racists on the streets of Chicago 3 years ago. A judge sentenced him yesterday to 150 days in jail, but Jussie will only serve half of that. The judge also ordered Jussie to pay $120K in restitution to the city of Chicago, as well as a $25K fine. A defiant Jussie still insists he is innocent and told the judge that it’s his fault if he dies behind bars. Jussie said, “I am not suicidal, and I am innocent.” He held his fist up as he was led from the courtroom, repeating that statement. CBS Chicago says Jussie is being placed on suicide watch. His family posted on Jussie’s Instagram page, “OUR BROTHER IS INNOCENT AND WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING.”

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