PEOPLE: Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday; Beyonce entertains at pre-wedding blast in India; Sinatra treasures worth $9M at auction

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Kirk Douglas celebrates 102nd birthday

Actor Kirk Douglas got to celebrate his 102nd birthday with a special video message from his daughter-in-law.

Catherine Zeta-Jones shared a sweet tribute in an Instagram video Sunday. The actress and wife of Michael Douglas wrote, "Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk."

The video featured photos of Douglas throughout his movie career and with family members.

Douglas is perhaps best known for starring in the 1960 drama "Spartacus."



Beyonce performs at pre-wedding party in India

Beyonce brought her star power to a pre-wedding party for the daughter of India's richest mogul in the historic Indian city of Udaipur.

The 37-year-old singer performed Sunday and sang some of her hits such as "Crazy In Love" and "Perfect." Beyonce posted a photo on Instagram of one of her outfits and a video giving a sneak peak of her performance.

Mukesh Ambani's daughter, Isha, is marrying Anand Piramal on Wednesday.



Sinatra belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby's auction

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction.

Sotheby's has reported that the couple's entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million — about twice their pre-sale estimates.

Nine paintings by the legendary crooner went for more than $850,000, against a high estimate of $120,000.

The 20-carat diamond engagement ring Sinatra presented to his fiancee in a glass of champagne fetched nearly $1.7 million, surpassing a top $1.5 million estimate.

And a Jewish skullcap with Frank's name embroidered on it shot past a high estimate of $500, selling for more than $9,000.

Some of the proceeds will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which counsels victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.



Today's birthdays: Actress Rita Moreno is 87. Singer David Gates of Bread is 78. Singer Brenda Lee is 74. Actress Linda Day George is 74. Actress Teri Garr is 71. Actress Bess Armstrong is 65. Singer Jermaine Jackson is 64. Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is 60. Actor Gary Dourdan is 52. Actress-comedian Mo'Nique is 51. Rapper-actor Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) is 45. Actress-singer Hailee Steinfeld is 22.

                                                                       — The Associated Press








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