*You might be interested to know that the big ol’ Smokey The Bear/Arbys hat that Pharrell Williams sported at the Grammys and the NBA All-Star game is being put on the auction block.
*Bill O’Reilly is putting the notes from his Super Bowl interview with President Barack Obama up for auction, suggesting someone should have the chance to own a piece of “journalistic history.”
The Fox News host announced on his program Monday that his handwritten notes from the interview, signed by both him and Obama, were up for auction – with the starting bid at $10,000. The proceeds will benefit the Fischer House, a charity that helps the families of severely wounded veterans. He acknowledged that Obama has been a “tremendous help” in raising money for wounded vets.
If $10,000 is too steep, O’Reilly said for a donation $25 or more to the Fisher House, people will receive a replica copy of the notes.
Not to be outdone, Steven Colbert – fresh from his appearance at the White House State Dinner, where he was seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama – is auctioning off the microwave oven he claimed to have stolen from O’Reilly’s green room during his appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” in 2007. [Scroll down to watch.]
*Mink capes and assorted Michael Jackson memorabilia once belonging to Jesse Jackson Jr. are about to go to the highest bidder.
The 48-year-old former congressman was sentenced to 2½ years in prison last month for spending campaign money on personal items – among them, expensive furs, and a guitar signed by the King of Pop and Eddie Van Halen.
Bidding begins today in an online auction of the ill-gotten gains. Proceeds will be used to help repay $750,000 in campaign funds that the Chicago Democrat illegally spent.
The son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson was also ordered to repay $750,000 in campaign cash.
The items are being sold by the U.S. Marshals Service, although it isn’t clear how much money the auction will raise.
View items in the news report below.
In other words, go out and pay someone your hard earned cash, then ask that person to assign YOU a task. It’s the newest craze for dumba*ses everywhere.
You can thank Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles, for developing this fascinating idea.
In short, the mother-daughter duo is auctioning off the opportunity to work as a member of B’s style team at the singer’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour show in Los Angeles on July 1.
The auction is valued at $25,000, with the current bid reaching $11,500. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of working for Beyonce, and have an extra $25,000 lying around, here’s your chance to make your dream come true. How effin magical.
Other incentives included in the bid are as follows:
Winner and their guest will spend the day behind the scenes on July 1 in Los Angeles as part of the Tina Knowles’ Styling Team on the North American leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, 2013.
Winner and their guest will receive a personal meet and greet with Beyoncé, as well as a photo opportunity back stage.
Have lunch with award-winning designer, Tina Knowles!
Take a personal tour of the wardrobe rooms and get an insider’s perspective to learn what goes into designing all the incredible costumes and show-stopping stage looks!
After your day, you can sit back and experience the biggest tour of the year with two VIP tickets.
Proceeds benefit the “Miss A Meal” hunger campaign, a Knowles family charity. Bidding ends on June 11, so get out there and make your dream come true.
*The public may be able to get their hands on the items Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi illegally purchased with campaign contributions, including flat screen TVs, fur coats, a fedora worn by Michael Jackson, a $43,000 gold-plated Rolex watch and more.
Once the Jacksons are sentenced, those items, including the stuffed elk heads and the celebrity memorabilia, become the responsibility of the U.S. Marshal, reports CBS, per Belkis Sandoval in Chicago, a senior inspector with the U.S. Marshal.
An auction is not definite, but some of the items may be worthy to put up for bid, with proceeds going toward paying restitution.
*A gold tuxedo worn by Beyonce in her “Love On Top” music video will hit the auction block to raise money for a children’s charity.
The singer has donated the outfit from the 2011 video to the Park Avenue Garage charity sale, which will take place in New York over the weekend.
The item, priced at $750, will help raise funds for New Yorkers for Children, which supports kids from low-income families.
The Douglas Hannant tux has been re-sewn after the sleeves ripped during some hard dancing on set.