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Skywalker's lightsaber going to the auction block

Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from Star Wars, Indiana Jones' hat and whip from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Batman's cowl from Batman Begins are going on the auction block.

The iconic movie items are for sale as part of Profiles in History's Hollywood auction, to be held Dec. 11 at the company's headquarters in Calabasas, Calif.

The lightsaber is expected to sell for at least $150,000. Other items featured in the auction include C3PO's helmet, a complete set of Harry Potter books signed by J.K. Rowling, a three-volume collection of The Lord of the Rings signed by J.R.R. Tolkien and Arnold Schwarzenegger's costume from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

New face for 'Masterpiece'

PBS' Masterpiece Classic Theatre will display a new face when it returns this winter.

Laura Linney has been signed to host the series of classic dramas, beginning Jan. 4.

Linney says she has been fascinated by drama since she was a kid


Recording executive Berry Gordy Jr., 79.

Singer Randy Newman, 65.

"Late Show" band leader Paul Shaffer, 59.

Actress S. Epatha Merkerson, 56.

Comedian Jon Stewart, 46.

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