Week in Culture: Celia Cruz Leads Vote To Add Icon in The American History Museum
05/26/2012 - 11:00 ||
- Celia Cruz to be the latest icon added in The American History Museum? The legendary Cuban singer was one of the icons added to the voting list for the museum’s online survey to “Frame an Iconic American.”
Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite historical figure and have a portrait produced by Robert Weingarten. Celia is currently leading the competition with 68% of the votes! She’s up against other legends including, Frederick Douglass, Alice Paul, and more. The voting has been extended until May 28th, so get your vote on American History Museum’s website. Let’s go Celia! Azucar!
- We guess no one had $6 million lying around! Diego Rivera’s historical 1939 piece “Girl in Blue and White,” which was up for sale at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York this past week, failed to find a new owner. The maximum bid for the painting was $3.7 million, but the asking price was between an estimated $4 and $6 million, which would have beat his record breaking price tag of $3 million for his painting, "Dancing in Tehuantepec.”
- In the mood for another hangover? The Hangover III is in full effect and we hear they are heading to Mexico for the third installment of the hit blockbuster. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis signed on for the flick and according to The Insider, “they are going to do the crazy scenes in Las Vegas again and then one wild week in Tijuana.” We can’t wait to see what madness they have in store!
- Pitbull took over Rockefeller Plaza for the Today Show concert yesterday morning. When praised by Matt Lauder for all of his hits, Mr. 305 said, “None of us really go into the studio to looking for a hit. We just do what we love.” Now that’s talent! Dale!