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Largest Celebrity Memorabilia Auction Honors World AIDS Day

Thursday, November 29, 2007 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (World AIDS Day) -- Biddingbegins at noon on eBay for BID 2 BEAT AIDS, an annual auction of rare andautographed items from stars in music, film, Broadway, sports, politics, andtelevision. It's the world's biggest celebrity tag sale, offering everythingfrom Borat's hat to a CD signed by High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens to aSpiderman doll signed by Tobey Maguire. Proceeds benefit LIFEbeat, the MusicIndustry Fights AIDS to support its ongoing AIDS/HIV programs nationwide.Sponsors of this 10-day eBay auction include MTV, Borders and Sirius SatelliteRadio.

LIFEbeat has amassed nearly 1000 items for BID 2 BEAT AIDS, making it thelargest charity auction of its kind in eBay history. Items include: CDsautographed by Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, Amy Winehouse,and Taylor Hicks; signed books by Madonna, Anderson Cooper, Ethan Hawke, RosieO'Donnell, Stephen Colbert, Martha Stewart, and Bill Clinton; posters signedby Britney Spears, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, andBeyonce; record presentation plaques and instruments from Aerosmith,Metallica, Prince and 50 Cent; as well as DVDs, photos, magazines and otherautographed memorabilia.

Unique items include: an iPod designed by Yoko Ono; signed scripts fromGrey's Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill; a box ofcereal for Blades of Glory signed by Will Ferrell and Jon Heder; signedcostumes from Sacha Baron Cohen, Ricky Martin and Hilary Duff; MTV talentcredentials worn and signed by Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, Robin Williamsand others; an autographed horse mask from Korn; a visit to the Howard SternWrap-Up Show; a meet-and-greet with Joan Rivers; a set piece from the filmDreamgirls; a visit to the Playboy Mansion; a Heroes lunchbox signed by HaydenPanettiere and Kristen Bell; and one-of-a-kind items from the MTV Movie Awardsautographed by Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and more.

The centerpiece of the auction is a one-of-a-kind celebrity autographed"Lend-A-Hand to LIFEbeat" card series. Stars traced their hands on specialpaper, adding an artistic touch and signature. Sex and the City's CynthiaNixon (illustrating her hand as a bunny), Frasier's David Hyde Pierce,Fantasia (donating a purple handprint for Broadway's The Color Purple), Salt-N-Pepa, Project Runway's Tim Gunn, John O'Hurley, Will and Grace's MeganMullally, The B-52's, Ugly Betty's Christopher Gorham, Perez Hilton, KevinFederline, Sinead O'Connor (donating the most controversial tracing) and over100 others have participated in this unique project.For more information visit www.Bid2BeatAIDS.com. Digital photos available by request. Contact: Ron Lasko @ Spin Cycle PR, 212-505-1700 x. 11

SOURCE Spin Cycle
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