How much would you pay for a credit card once wielded by Farrah Fawcett, the platinum-maned bombshell best known as perky private eye Jill Munroe on TV’s original "Charlie’s Angels"?
Fawcett’s American Express Platinum card is among a dozen or so personal items of the late actress-model-poster girl put up for auction Friday at Heritage Auctions in Dallas by her nephew, Greg Walls. The platinum girl’s platinum card, signed in blue ink on the reverse, lists Fawcett as a member since 1978 with an expiration date of November 2010, 15 months after her death from cancer at age 62.
"That was probably her card at the time she died," Chuck Jennings told me upon hearing the news. The Carmel, Ind., lawyer and board member of the American Credit Card Collectors Association then passed the breaking news along in an email blast to the association’s members.
“That was probably her card at the time she died,” Chuck Jennings told me upon hearing the news. The Carmel, Ind., lawyer and board member of the American Credit Card Collectors Association then passed the breaking news along in an email blast to the association’s members.
Disturbing news out of London this week, where Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s rock star credentials have come under intense scrutiny after he admitted he’s not fit to abuse his credit card.
"My manager doesn’t let me have credit cards as I do weird things. He has to approve everything I buy," Sheeran told The Sun. "One day I said, ‘I think I’ll go and buy some cars today’, and he goes, ‘Right, but you don’t drive‘."
Sheeran’s uncharacteristic behavior flies in the face of more than a half-century of irresponsible spending by rock’s biggest spendthrifts. How might the soundtrack of our lives been changed had Rod Stewart stopped at one Lamborghini, or the Rolling Stones at one French villa, or the Who at one set of instruments? Thanks to their excess, we’ll never know.
It’s totally true, Beliebers: The Adorable One just signed on to promote a new SpendSmart prepaid debit card. Then again, if you’re one of the Biebs’ 30 million Twitter followers and 48 million Facebook buds, you already know that.
Somewhere here in Texas, an anonymous actress has filed a federal lawsuit against a website over what has traditionally been an unwritten right of celebrities — to lie about their ages.
Her betrayer: her credit card, and a website that insists it’s OK for it to use the card’s data to investigate her and find her real age. I love the story, in part because I know a bit about celebrity puffery and media complicity in it.
For me, the highlight of the Teen Choice Awards wasn’t Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber or the Harry Potter tribute.
It was Ashton Kutcher giving financial advice.