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There were some interesting things this week and I’m sorry that this column is late. We have more confusion with the new autograph law, autograph sellers rant, and more!
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Maren Morris Slams Autograph Sellers in Twitter Rant
Maren Morris turned to social media to mock someone who was trying to sell her autograph online for ridiculous prices.The rising country star posted to Twitter on Friday (Dec. 16), sharing with fans how her “bada–” guitar player shut down someone who had gotten Morris’ autograph on the pick guard of a guitar, only to turn around and attempt to exploit her real fans by selling it on eBay for a $100 profit.
Keeping Score: Big city autograph hunting in the days of yore
In the late 1950s and early ’60s, New York Giant football player Andy Robustelli owned a grinder shop above the dam in Gill. This was when the Mohawk Trail was a two-lane highway that meandered through every town in Central Mass. and getting to Fenway Park was a grueling trek for a carload of 10-year-olds.
Devils rookie finally gets Alex Ovechkin’s autograph
Although New Jersey Devils rookie Miles Wood didn’t get to hit Alex Ovechkin, meeting his childhood idol still was a dream come true.Ten years ago, an 11-year-old Wood wrote a letter to Ovechkin requesting the Washington Capitals left wing autograph his hockey card.Wood promised in the letter that if Ovechkin didn’t sign and return the card that he would check him the first time he got the chance to play against him when he made it to the NHL. Although Ovechkin never returned the card, he made up for it by autographing a photo for Wood before facing him for the first time in the Devils’ 2-1 shootout win against the Capitals at Verizon Center on Thursday.
Hollering and hopeful, autograph-seekers have a fun night
The annual exercise in wishful shouting that is the autograph pit at the Palm Springs International Film Fest red carpet awards gala went off as usual Monday night as Sharpie-wielding fans hoped and begged for celebs to pay them a visit and sign an autograph or take a selfie.
Marin booksellers ponder liabilities under imprecise autograph law
As much as anyone, booksellers know the power of words. But it’s the absence of a single word that has them worried these days.
The word “sports” was removed from an amended state law that went into effect this month that’s aimed at protecting consumers from disreputable dealers in fake celebrity collectibles and memorabilia.
Mirror, mirror? Joan Collins hangs out with drag queen dressed in her likeness at LA autograph event
Imitation truly is the highest form of flattery and this weekend actress Joan Collins got to experience that first hand.
While signing autographs Sunday, Joan met a drag queen fan dressed as the star’s Dynasty character and decked out in full 70’s glam.
The 83-year-old star appeared at the Los Angeles event called The Hollywood Show alongside stars Tippi Hedron, singer Helen Reddy and more.