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Poor Anne Hathaway thought that once her crazy scam-artist ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was out of her life, it would be the end of the drama. But just when she thought the negativity surrounding their former relationship had passed, it seems there’s one more aspect of their life together that she has to deal with. After Raffaello’s transgressions became public, Anne surrendered a few gifts he’d given her, including two Rolex watches, a pair of silver-colored earrings with “blue and clear stones,” a silver-colored chain with a cross pendant, two gold-colored rings, a five-strand pearl necklace and a Louis Vuitton box. Apparently, she had a bit of a grace period when she could have asked for the gifts back, but she must have said no thank you because the items are being going up for auction, with the sales helping to repay Follieri’s victims. I mean, would you really want to keep the gifts of any ex, let alone those of a scam artist? And you thought your break-ups were full of lingering drama. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Since celebrities are so into “giving back,” they often participate in charity auctions. And what better to auction off than … time with them. Above, check out some of the celebrities who have auctioned off dates with themselves for good causes in the past two years. Kind of shocking that Simon Doonan brought in significantly more smackers than Hugh Jackman, no? Though Scarlett Johansson is totally worth $40K in our opinion. After the jump, a breakdown of what exactly each star sold and what their high bidder shelled out in the end. Keep reading »
We’ve heard of people auctioning off their virginity before — it’s so last year. But Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely has taken it to a whole new level. He’s rounded up a whole group of virgins willing to sell their virginity for a documentary. Each virgin will get paid $20,000 plus 90 percent of their purchase price, which could go as high as to the millions. Because authorities threatened to charge Sisely with prostitution if he went ahead with the plan in Australia, he’s made a deal with a Nevada brothel to host the auction, which will be filmed naturally. (The brothel will get the other 10 percent of each virgin’s sale price.) Keep reading »
We love looking to movies for fashion inspiration but can’t imagine actually owning Marilyn Monroe‘s pink dress from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” or the carpet bag from “Mary Poppins.” For starters, Marilyn’s dress would never fit. However, movie fanatics and fashion lovers who want a piece of history will want to prep for antique company Profiles in History‘s Hollywood Memorabilia auction. The collection of iconic costumes from famous movies begins June 10, and Profiles in History claims Marilyn’s pink dress is “the most important film dress to ever come to auction” and expects it to sell for anywhere between $150,000 and $250,000. Meanwhile, Julie Andrews’ bag could grab $10,000 to $12,000. Clearly you’d have to be majorly rich to place a bid. [Stylelist] Keep reading »
I get that Marilyn Monroe was like the biggest sex symbol of all time. But how obsessed with her would you have to be to want to buy her chest x-ray? Seems creepy to me, but the auction house manager charged with selling her 1954 x-ray is confident that people will want this “ultimate look into the legend.” Yeah, that doesn’t sound stalkerish at all. In fact, he thinks this chest x-ray, taken while she was undergoing treatment for endometriosis, will bring in at least $1,200. Not me said the flea—I don’t want a dead woman’s x-ray in my house. Nor do I want her psychiatrist’s couch or her financial records, which are also up for auction. [Newser]
After the jump, some more Marilyn memorabilia that you could have had but you’re probably glad you don’t. Keep reading »
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with red, Dorothy shoes around here. That’s why our ears perked up when we heard that over the weekend the Hollywood Entertainment Museum held an auction, and one of the items up for bid was a pair of ruby slippers that came labeled “MGM Wardrobe J. Garland.” So far, the lucky winner has not been named. But before anyone gets too excited, there’s a bit of Hollywood drama and mystery involved with the ruby slippers. Keep reading »
Yes, that’s a shot of the late Yves Saint Laurent‘s former “country home.” But really, would you expect anything less from one of the most luxe fashion designers of all time? The mansion in Deauville, France, is dripping with extravagance, and now you can get a look inside and even own a piece of it — Christie’s is auctioning off the wares inside. Granted, you have to be pretty wealthy to take part (sigh, as always).
But the eclectic collection of furniture and decorative accents makes for entertaining viewing pleasure. Feast your eyes on an elk chandelier, Grecian urns, and tons of Rococo furniture. Our favorite item, however, has to be a collection of porcelain bulldogs. So random! (Yet weirdly chic as well.) Some more pics after the jump! [Paris By Appointment Only] Keep reading »
Tila Tequila wants to give back to the world. That’s why she is donating a plaster cast of her boobs to a charity auction. The Keep a Breast Foundation, the recipient of the proceeds of her boobies, certainly isn’t batting a nipple at her auction item. Get out your checkbooks, folks, because the likeness of Tila’s girls is already going for over $45,000 and there are still seven more days of bidding. I wonder how much they’ll go for? [New York Post]
Tila isn’t the first celeb to auction off racy items. After the jump, some more naughty celebrity auction items. Ooh la la!
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Well, you’re in luck! According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, Audrey Hepburn’s clothes are up for grabs this December at the Royal Opera Arcade in London. It’ll be the biggest-ever sale of her clothing—something like 30 outfits will be available. The auction lot includes loads of Givenchy cocktail dresses (Hepburn’s faves), original Valentino designs, and lots of super-chic accessories. As for what the dresses look like, check out the frocks above. On the left is a blue cloqué silk cocktail dress from Givenchy’s Autumn-Winter 1966 collection and it’s estimated at £10,000 to £15,000 (um, that’s about $16,000-$24,000). On the right is a black Chantilly lace cocktail number that she wore in the 1966 film “How to Steal a Million.” The auction starts December 8th—gamine sensibility, perfect posture and clothes-hanger frame not included. [Kerry Taylor Auctions]