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Rock­well paint­ing owned by Deb­bie Reynolds to be auc­tioned

LOS AN­GE­LES — A Nor­man Rock­well paint­ing of Ben­jamin Franklin owned by Deb­bie Reynolds will be among the items of­fered at an auc­tion of the ac­tress’ pos­ses­sions in Oc­to­ber.

Pro­files in His­tory says the paint­ing fea­tured on the cover of the Satur­day Evening Post in 1926 will be among 1,500 items that be­longed to Reynolds and her daugh­ter Car­rie Fisher that will go on sale on Oct. 7 and 8. The paint­ing, which shows Franklin sign­ing the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, has been on loan to the Nor­man Rock­well Mu­seum in Stock­bridge, Mas­sachusetts, since De­cem­ber 2015.

The auc­tion house says the piece of art is ex­pected to fetch more than $2 mil­lion.

The work was cre­ated for a Satur­day Evening Post is­sue cel­e­brat­ing the 150th an­niver­sary of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence.

UK fi­nan­cial watch­dog hires The Ter­mi­na­tor for ad cam­paign

LON­DON — The Ter­mi­na­tor is back to give fi­nan­cial ad­vice.

Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger is help­ing Bri­tain’s fi­nan­cial reg­u­la­tor urge con­sumers to file claims if they were im­prop­erly sold pay­ment pro­tec­tion in­sur­ance on loans and credit cards.

Sch­warzeneg­ger ap­pears in a Fi­nan­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity ad pub­li­ciz­ing the Aug. 29, 2019 dead­line to make the claims. An an­i­ma­tronic model of The Ter­mi­na­tor’s head rolls around a gro­cery store on tank tracks warn­ing cus­tomers to “Make a de­ci­sion! Do it now.”

Au­thor­i­ties es­ti­mate 64 mil­lion PPI poli­cies were sold along with credit cards, store cards and mort­gages be­tween the 1990s and 2010. The con­tracts were sup­posed to cover pay­ments for peo­ple who couldn’t make them, but the FCA says they were of­ten sold im­prop­erly. Some 27 bil­lion pounds ($35 bil­lion) has al­ready been re­paid.

Houston na­tive Bey­once plan­ning to aid those hurt by Har­vey

NEW YORK — Bey­once says she’s work­ing with her char­ity to as­sist those in her home­town af­fected by Trop­i­cal Storm Har­vey.

The Houston na­tive says in a state­ment to The Houston Chron­i­cle late Mon­day that “my heart goes out to my home­town, Houston, and I re­main in con­stant prayer for those af­fected.”

Bey­once, Kelly Row­land and the orig­i­nal mem­bers of Destiny’s Child who left the group, LeToya Luck­ett and LaTavia Roberson, formed as teenagers in Houston.

Har­vey made land­fall four days ago as the fiercest hur­ri­cane to hit the U.S. in 13 years.

Bey­once said she’s pray­ing “for the res­cuers who have been so brave and de­ter­mined.” The singer said she is work­ing closely with her or­ga­ni­za­tion BeyGOOD and her pas­tor to find ways to help those af­fected.

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