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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Manhattan meets trivia backstabbing

Advertiser Staff

"Studio 7" contestants vie for trivia points and can vote each other off the show.

The WB

It's not exactly a game show for Ken Jennings and "Jeopardy" hopefuls, but the WB debuts its reality-meets-quiz show tonight at 8.

"Studio 7" brings seven strangers together to share a Manhattan apartment: All young, all smart, mostly attractive. In a competition much like "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" they face questions on contemporary subjects. Each contestant can take one point to ask another contestant for help with an answer. That person can, however, simply refuse.

Whenever two people flub answers, the others can oust one of them — usually whoever is the bigger threat. Jennings might not make it past the opening credits on this one.

Rookie card is pure platinum at auction

An anonymous seller of a Michael Jordan/LeBron James trading card on eBay has billed his sports card as the "Mona Lisa" of the sports card world, a regular "holy grail."

Collectors, amazingly, are believing him.

Item No. 5108908701 — a card similar to those that used to be in packs of bubble gum — enters final bidding today. Yesterday, the bid was $294,500, a staggering amount considering that the Kobe Bryant/ Michael Jordan card sold for $27,000, and the Bryant/James card for $62,000. (James is pictured at right.)

The card is said to be one of a kind. The anonymous seller said he's just a lucky fan who pulled it from a pack of Upper Deck Exquisite trading cards.


A calendar spokesperson, telling news.com.au why the Australian Olympic male equestrian team's proposal to pose nude for a fund-raising calendar was declined:

"The original idea was dreamt up after a few too many glasses of wine."