PASSAGES: Nic Cage to Sell Superman
OFFERED: Stop the presses -- Nicolas Cage, 38, plans to sell his 400-title-strong comic book collection (including one with the first appearance of Superman) at the Dallas ComiCon, a collectors' convention Oct. 11-13, reports the Associated Press. "It's not so much that it's a huge collection, it's that Nic collects toward quality. He bought them in really nice condition," said auction director John Petty, according to the AP. ... BOUNCED: Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday night lost its contestant Christina Christian, which still leaves Kelly Clarkson, Tamyra Gray, Justin Guarini, R.J. Helton and Nikki McKibbin to vie for a $1 million record deal. ... UNSCHEDULED: English rock band Oasis has postponed two additional dates on its U.S. tour as a result of injuries sustained by guitarist-singer Noel Gallagher, 35, in a car crash, the group's record label, Epic, said on Wednesday. Gallagher is recovering from the effects of whiplash and shock after a taxi that he and two fellow band members were riding in collided with another vehicle in downtown Indianapolis. ... WED: Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, were married in New York on Aug. 1, a rep for Previn told the AP. Mutter's first husband, Detlef Wunderlich, died in 1995. Previn has been married three times before -- to singer Dory Previn, actress Mia Farrow and gemologist Heather Hales.
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