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Here’s A Christmas Present We Wouldn’t Mind Getting

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 »

Design Porn: Look Inside YSL’s Country Estate!

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 »

5 Naughty Celebrity Auction Items

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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Want Audrey Hepburn’s Style?

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]

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Auctions Are The New Auditions

Jeffrey Donovan’s much-desired butt got a little close to the casting couch Sunday night. Well, kind of. At a benefit concert, the “Burn Notice” star auctioned off two walk-on roles on the show for $18,000 each. Maybe the lucky female bidders were under the impression that the cameos involved smooching Donavan’s character (Michael Westen)? Seriously though, kudos to the USA Network for greenlighting this casting-for-charity scheme. [People]

But I’ve gotta wonder: Is buying a role the new form of auditioning? After the jump, see three more roles that were assigned through unconventional means. Keep reading »

Sold! Madonna’s Super Embarrassing Love Letters And Voice Messages!

Speaking of Madonna … on August 5, a company called Gotta Have It! is putting on a rock n’ roll memorabilia auction. A lot of crazy crap is going to be up for grabs, but our favorite items are Madonna’s love letters and super-sexual voice messages to former boy-toy Jim Albright. There are 21 letters total (bidding starts at $3K), plus 17 minutes of voice recordings (bidding starts at $25K), and a 15-minute personal video of Madge shot while she was filming “Dangerous Games” (opening bid, $10K). In all these love tokens, Madonna says some pretty embarrassing things. After the jump, the most cringe-worthy. Keep reading »

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