Grapevine: Princess Leia’s bikini heads to auction; The Who cancels North American tour
Princess Leia’s bikini, Marty McFly’s shoes head to auction
Likely the most famous midriff-bearing ensemble in science-fiction history, the golden bikini worn by Carrie Fisher in her role as Princess Leia in “Return of the Jedi,” will be sold at an upcoming Profiles in History auction. Designed by Richard Miller, the costume is expected to rake in as much as $120,000. The auction also includes other items from the original “Star Wars” trilogy — a prototype of Darth Vader’s helmet, a Rebel Fleet trooper tunic and a few versions of Leia’s bikini that George Lucas had nixed — as well as props and memorabilia from “Star Trek” and films “Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future,” “The Terminator” and “Jurassic Park.” Harrison Ford’s brown leather jacket from “Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is expected to fetch $40,000-$60,000. The futuristic, self-lacing 2015 Nike Mags that Michael J. Fox wore as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future II” are also on the auction block for $30,000-$50,000. The auction is set to start Sept. 29 at profilesinhistory.com.
The Who postpones North American tour
British rock group The Who has postponed its “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour, including the Oct. 17 date at Joe Louis Arena. The band decided to delay shows because singer Roger Daltrey is recovering from viral meningitis. Tickets will be honored on the new date, which will be announced soon.
Amanda Peterson’s cause of death was overdose
Over the summer ’80s actress Amanda Peterson was found dead in her apartment in Greeley, Colo. at age 43. The Greeley Tribune reports that the cause of death was accidental morphine overdose. The coroner’s report stated she ingested a friend’s morphine medicine for unspecified pain a week before her death. Peterson was best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love.”
■Bob Odenkirk and David Cross — the guys behind the popular ’90s comedy show “Mr. Show” — are back on the small screen with “W/ Bob & David.” The Netflix original series premieres Nov. 13.
■Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their first child together early next year, according to tabloid reports. They’ve been together nine years. He has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage.
■German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender has reportedly split with his girlfriend, actress Alicia Vikander.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Adam West, 87
Jeremy Irons, 67
Lita Ford, 57
Mario Batali, 55
Trisha Yearwood, 51
Michael Symon, 46
Jimmy Fallon, 41