April 14, 2014 in Nation/World

People: MTV award wraps Wahlberg’s career

From Wire Reports
 
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Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon present the generation award to Mark Wahlberg.
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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned the prize for best film at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave.”

“Hunger Games” stars also took home some of the night’s biggest awards. Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Josh Hutcherson was voted best male performer.

Zany categories were also in abundance. Zac Efron earned best shirtless performance, while properly accepting his award, well, shirtless.

Receiving this year’s trailblazer award was Channing Tatum.

Jordana Brewster introduced the special tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a car crash last November. “I witnessed the generosity of his heart every day I was with him,” she said. “He wanted to make a difference in this world. His charm, wit, spirit and his beautiful smile will live on.” Clips from a number of his films and a glimpse of footage of the actor accepting the MTV movie award for breakthrough male performance in 2002 were shown.

Mark Wahlberg collected the generation award. “I know what this really means,” said Wahlberg, adding that this is the award that signifies “You’re done.”

Marilyn’s earrings fetch pretty price

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000.

Julien’s Auctions said in a statement Sunday that the actress wore the jewelry when she attended the opening of “The Rose Tattoo.”

Monroe did not appear in the film based on a Tennessee Williams play.

The price included a 20 percent commission for the auction house.

The buyer was a foreign collector. The auction house does not release the names of buyers.

The sale was part of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia Friday and Saturday at Julien’s Beverly Hills gallery.

A lighter used by Humphrey Bogart sold for $19,200, and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff was purchased for $152,600.

The birthday bunch

Actor Bradford Dillman is 84. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 82. Actress Julie Christie is 74. Actor Brad Garrett is 54. Actor Robert Carlyle is 53. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 52. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 46. Actor Adrien Brody is 41. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 37. Actress Abigail Breslin is 18.


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