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Celebrity provenance can add significant value to a car, and this month's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ will feature more than a few vehicles with some added star power. Included among the celebrity-affiliated lots consigned to this year's auction are Simon Cowell's Bugatti Veyron, a Shelby-powered '56 Ford pickup signed by Gene Simmons, Kobe Bryant's '63 Chevy Impala and a Hudson Commodore used in Driving Miss Daisy.

Less than ten months after joining Coda Automotive, Michael Jackson, the senior vice president of global sales, marketing and distribution, has resigned to go start his own company, Jackson Partners LLC. The timing is unfortunate, since the first Coda electric sedans are supposed to go on sale (in California, at least) very soon. The press release doesn't specify an on-sale date yet or mention a delay, but we've long heard that late 2010 was when the first vehicles would be available. All that

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Eric Callisto read the reactions from Michael Jackson fans and decided that the city-sponsored Los Angeles memorial service wasn't enough. So, like any web entrepreneur the Logansport, Indiana native created a site to serve that outpouring.

1982 Suzuki Love commercials featuring Michael Jackson -- Click above to watch the videos

TMZ has a short, blurry video of pop star Michael Jackson driving off in a Prius limo. Jacko stepped into the back seat of the regular Prius after shopping at Sharper Image in Beverly Hills Friday. In the last few days, we have written about great firsts like a city fleet that runs biodiesel and a corporation adding hybrids to its trucking fleet. Something tells me this Michael Jackson story has a better chance of getting coverage than those two real stories from the popular media and that's rea