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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 2015 ENTERTAINMENT 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Music history for sale LOS ANGELES: Elvis Presleys gold-leaf piano and a drum head used by the Beatles on their first US visit will be auctioned off next month. The piano was bought by Presley for his mother and is expected to fetch as much as $700,00, according to Julians Auctions in Los Angeles. After Presleys mother died, his wife Priscilla covered the walnut finish with gold leaf as a gift for their first wedding anniversary and moved it into their Graceland mansion. The piano, which dates back to the 1950s, is being sold by a private collector who bought it from Presleys estate. The Beatles drum was handpainted with the bands name for their first US tour. It was used during their famous TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Kylie in Robbies sights SYDNEY: British pop star Robbie Williams wants to collaborate with Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman again. Williams was in Sydney yesterday before his Let Me Entertain You Tour, which starts in Perth on Friday. I want to work with Kylie again and Id love to work with Nicole again if I would be lucky enough for them to have me back, he said. Williams said he planned to catch up with Minogue during his visit and would ask her if she wanted to do another duet with him. Hopefully shell want to if shell have the time or the inclination, he said. But I havent spoken to her for a while. Williams released Kids with Minogue in 2000 and Somethin Stupid with Kidman in 2001. Roving daily airwaves MELBOURNE: Logie-winning comedian Rove McManus is joining Sydneys 2DayFM breakfast show, replacing hosts Dan and Maz. The entertainer (pictured) fills the 6-9am weekday slot, replacing Dan Debuf and Maz Compton, according to a Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) statement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) yesterday. Sydney needs a big show, with a big name and it doesnt get much bigger than Rove, SCA executive director of metro opera tions Guy Dobson said. McManus will be on a threeyear contract starting in January, receiving shares valued at $350,000 every six months. Comical Tintin art is worth a motza HONG KONG: A rare drawing of comic book hero Tintin by Belgian cartoonist Herge has fetched over $US1 million at auction in Hong Kong as experts say comic art is becoming as collectible as paintings. The artwork is from the cartoonists The Blue Lotus book, published in 1936, which sees Tintin and Snowy the dog on an adventure in Shanghai. It sold for $US1.2 million ($A1.70 million) and French auction house Artcurial said it had been bought by an Asian collector. Drawn in monochrome, it shows Tintin being pulled along a street in a rickshaw with a policeman looking on. The drawing is the only original from the book to remain in private hands with the rest in museums, Artcurial said. The Blue Lotus is considered by specialists as the masterpiece album of Herge, said Eric Leroy, Artcurials expert in comic strips. Kate lounges back after thong snub MELBOURNE: Her thongs were wrong, but Kate Ceberano has shown no hard feelings after Qantas staff told her to leave the airline lounge over her casual footwear. The Aussie singer, who says she has been a member of the airline club for 25 years, took to social media on Monday to vent her frustration. Disappointed to be evicted from the Qantas Lounge after being a member since 1990 for wearing inappropriate footwear? hahaha (new rules), she wrote on her Facebook page. But by yesterday, Ceberano, who sang in the original I Still Call Australia Home Qantas ad, showed there were no hard feelings, posting a photo on social media of herself in closedtoe smart platform heels, with three smiling Qantas staff. I respect the rules :) I love qantas X, she wrote on Twitter. Fans defended her on Facebook, saying she should have been allowed entry. Cancer claims Swedish novelist STOCKHOLM: Best-selling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell whose detective character Kurt Wallander became a worldwide phenomenon has died at 67 after a battle with cancer. Mankell (pictured), who first revealed he had cancer in January last year, died in his sleep in Swedens second city of Gothenburg, his publishing house Leopard said on its website. Manke l l s collection of dark novels about the Swedish police inspector Wal lander brought the author international fame, particularly after it was made into a television series by the BBC starring Kenneth Branagh. Henning Mankell was one of the great Swedish authors of our time, loved by readers in Sweden and all over the world, said a statement from Leopard, which Mankell cofounded in 2001. Solidarity with those in need runs through his entire work and manifested itself in action until the very end. Mankell, who shared his time between Sweden and Mozambique, published more than 40 novels, plays and childrens books, selling about 40 million copies worldwide. The Wallander series itself won numerous awards and contributed to the massive global interest in Scandinavian crime and thriller novels dubbed Nordic noir. Branagh wrote to Swedish Radio that he would miss Mankells intelligence and generosity. US rock icon Patti Smith, who shared a long friendship with Mankell, expressed her grief in an email to Swedish daily Aftonbladet. Rockers penalty upheld by court Phil Rudd argued he should have been discharged without conviction and appealed against his sentence on the basis that it was manifestly excessive Picture: GETTY IMAGES WELLINGTON: New Zealands High Court has dismissed an appeal by AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd against his convictions. Earlier this year, Rudd pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill, and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. On July 9 in Tauranga District Court, he was sentenced to eight months home detention, together with six months of post-release conditions, and ordered to pay $NZ120,000 ($A110,000) reparation. He argued he should have been discharged without conviction and appealed against his sentence on the basis that it is manifestly excessive. In a High Court judgment released yesterday, Justice Raynor Asher dismissed the appeal. He said he had to decide whether the consequences of a conviction were out of all proportion to the gravity of the offence. In my view they are not. Even with the convictions, Mr Rudd may practice as a musician in session work and in concerts in New Zealand and in other countries. The judgment notes theres a potential for Rudd to lose significant income because of the conviction but says for that to arise, two things would have to happen. First, the band would have to want him to play with them. Second, the convictions would have to operate as a barrier to him travelling with them on tour. Neither are certain. It is far from clear that at the time when the offending took place there was any place in the band available to Mr Rudd, given his drug addiction and state of mind. Justice Asher says that should Rudd turn his life around so that the band wanted him to be part of it, it is by no means clear that the convictions would pose an insuperable barrier to his being a part of that band. It is only in certain countries there is a certain problem arising from the convictions. First, the band would have to want him to play with them