Muhammad Ali auction things seen bringing in costs that were heavyweight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Muhammad Ali’s 1974 WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among pieces that can reach the auction block in September, in the largest such sale since Ali’s departure in June.

‘Chilling’ Lucille Ball statue replaced in her New York hometown

A fresh statue honoring the “I Love Lucy” star was set to be unveiled on Saturday in Celoron, New York, on what would have been Ball’s 105th birthday, after residents of her hometown made it clear they didn’t “adore” an unflattering preceding variation.

J.K. Rowling wishes good-bye to Harry Potter at ‘Cursed Kid’ gala

LONDON (Reuters) – A fresh “Harry Potter” play that started to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the crowd indicates the ending of the journey for the precious boy magician, his originator J.K. Rowling said at the play’s premiere in London on Saturday.