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EUR 373.5M

What Credit Crunch?

An auction of artworks and treasures collected by the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, pictured, has brought in an estimated €373.5 million (Dh1.7 billion).

The sale, which included masterpieces by Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse, as well as Art Deco gems, bronzes, and YSL's armchair, topped auctioneer Christie's expectations of €200m for the whole event.

$15.5M

Financial Trouble

Annie Leibovitz has reportedly put up the rights to some of her iconic snaps in return for $15.5m (Dh57m). The snapper wants to use the money to pay off her mortgage.

$2M

Nice Price for her Life

According to news reports, three different sources have confirmed that American actress and comedian, Kathy Griffin has sold her memoir rights for more than $2m (Dh7.3m).

$2,000

Law and Order

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has apparently been sentenced to five days in prison and fined $2,000 (Dh7,346) after pleading guilty to two counts of DUI.

$2.2M

Heartbreaking

Jade Goody has fetched an estimated $2.2m (Dh8m) from a magazine and TV production company for the rights to her recent wedding day. The cash will go to the terminally ill British reality TV star's two sons.

 

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