LL Cool J helps kids in need
LL Cool J says it is important to help out kids in need.
The “NCIS” actor and hip-hop star handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday.
He notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect on the families.
About 2,000 children attended the Worldstar Foundation event.
Prince to release 2 albums
Prince is releasing a new album Sept. 30.
The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music.
He reached a deal with Warner in April, earning the rights to the music he recorded on the label.
Prince also will release the album “PlectrumElectrum” with his all-female band 3RDEYEGIRL on Sept. 30. Both albums are available for pre-order.
Comic sells for record price
A nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million.
New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday’s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1. That’s the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared.
It’s believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book.
EBay confirmed the price but hasn’t disclosed the buyer’s name. Seller Darren Adams is a collectibles dealer in Federal Way, Wash.
Fishler and Zurzolo own ComicConnect.com. It auctioned a high-quality copy of the book in 2011 for a then-record $2.1 million.
About 100 copies are believed to exist.
Cyrus steals show for a cause
Miley Cyrus said that when she stole the night at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she didn’t realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good.
The 21-year-old is assisting the Hollywood homeless center My Friend’s Place by launching a Prizeo campaign, urging her feverish fans to donate to the cause assisting homeless youth. Cyrus brought a member of the center as her date to Sunday’s VMAs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., letting him accept her award for video of the year.
“I think what I realized after my last performance at the VMAs, I didn’t realize my platform, I didn’t realize my power, and I didn’t realize my voice and how loud it is,” Cyrus said in an interview Monday. “And I thought, you know, rather than sit here and talk about, ‘Oh, on every news cover, every time you go to AOL or wherever you go everybody’s sitting there talking about me,’ instead of using it as a negative, how can I use it as a positive? If I’m going to be speaking this loud, what am I trying to scream at the world? And this is it. It’s kind of a wake-up (call), which is what I had to do.”
Cyrus said the high of winning awards and memorable performances doesn’t last long, unlike her charity work.