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Superman art pulled from sale

An auction house has withdrawn from sale the original artwork for a 1964 Superman comic book featuring President John F. Kennedy.

Heritage Auctions had hoped to sell the artwork Friday in California for an estimated $50,000. But its creator sued the Dallas-based firm Tuesday, seeking to disclose the seller’s name.

Illustrator Al Plastino of Shirley, N.Y., believed “Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy” had been donated to Boston’s Kennedy Library decades ago.

Plastino’s attorney says DC Comics told his client the work would be donated to the library. The attorney says he believes it was stolen before that could happen.

‘SNL’ taps hosts

The stars are coming out for “Saturday Night Live” in December.

On Dec. 7, actor Paul Rudd takes his third turn as host, joined by musical guest One Direction.

John Goodman will host the Dec. 14 show, marking his 13th time headlining on the show. He will be joined by Kings of Leon.

The last show before Christmas, Dec. 21, will feature former cast member Jimmy Fallon serving as host for the second time, joined by musical guest Justin Timberlake.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Robert Vaughn is 81. Actor Michael Callan is 78. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam is 73. Actor Tom Conti is 72. Actor Richard Kind is 57. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 55. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 52. Actress Scarlett Johansson is 29. Singer Candice Glover is 24.

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