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People

Hope items to be sold for charity

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Hundreds of personal items, including antiques, artwork and furniture once owned by Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, will be auctioned to benefit a Southern California charity.

The Daily News of Los Angeles reports proceeds from the sale Saturday will help the family service center at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood, where Dolores Hope was a member for 70 years.

The couple’s daughter, Linda Hope, says memorabilia from Bob Hope’s long show business career will also be up for sale.

Prices will range from $10 to several hundred dollars an item.

‘Voice’ taps singers

NBC says it’s lining up musical artists including Rod Stewart to perform on “The Voice” in May.

The network said Monday that Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will take the stage on upcoming episodes of the hit singing contest.

Stewart and Green are set to sing on the May 8 episode of “The Voice.” Lady Antebellum, Thicke, Williams and T.I will perform May 14.

Beastie Boys book

The Beastie Boys want it all on the record.

The iconic hip-hop group has a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Inc., for an illustrated oral history. The currently untitled book is scheduled for fall 2015.

‘Pain’ gains lead

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Pain & Gain,” $20.2 million

2. “Oblivion,” $17.8 million

3. “42,” $10.7 million

4. “The Big Wedding,” $7.6 million

5. “The Croods,” $6.7 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Cloris Leachman is 87. Singer Willie Nelson is 80. Singer Bobby Vee is 70. Singer Merril Osmond is 60. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 48. Singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 42. Singer Akon is 40. Singer Jeff Timmons is 40. Actor Johnny Galecki is 38. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 31. Actress Dianna Agron is 27.

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