What do you get for the Michael Jackson fan who has all the records, the clothes, the dolls, the DVDs, the commemorative plates and his death bed? Well, you could buy them his final face mask! The LA based Nate D. Sanders auction house is offering a black silk surgical face-mask worn by the King of Pop the night before he died. MJ reportedly wore the mask to the “This Is It” tour rehearsals, and it even has smudges of his make up.
According to the site, the mask was “especially made for Jackson, is made of silky fabric sewn in a pleated design, and the pleat folds are relaxed in the center area due to wear. A single dark strand of Jackson’s hair accompanies the mask.” All this can be yours…if you’ve got the cash. There are four days left in the auction, and bids are already up to $22,000! But that’s a small price to pay for super fandom. Check out the gallery below for some of the craziest celeb memorabilia that has ever gone under the hammer!
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Looking at these photographs of Marilyn Monroe, it’s evident that no one will come even close to her. Favorites of ours like Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) even pale in comparison. We won’t even get into that other Monroe enthusiast, Lindsay Lohan. Just, no. The pictures that you see of the late actress above and below in the gallery are being put up for auction day after tomorrow at Julien’s Auctions. The real selling point, other than it’s Marilyn Monroe, is that the photographs have never been seen before! The set was taken by the makeup artist, Allan ‘Whitey’ Snyder, who was a very close friend of Marliyn’s and someone she trusted implicitly. That’s why she’s so relaxed and in such a playful mood in some of them. We can’t stop looking at them! She was just 27 at the time of the photographs were taken. Any estimates as to high the bids will go?
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Serious bling aficionados didn’t factor in one very important element into acquiring the late Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry at an auction at Christie’s in New York City — Kim Kardashian. TMZ reports that the hybrid-reality star has dropped $65,000 for three jade and diamond Lorraine Schwartz bracelets that belonged to that star. That is pocket change as compared to what the record-breaking auction cashed in on the whole. They made an incredible $116 MILLION. Kim was seriously in awe of Dame Liz and even interviewed her for Harper’s Bazaar shortly before she passed away. Interestingly enough, the first question Kimmy asked her was, “You are my idol. But I’m six husbands and some big jewels behind. What should I do?” In a few short months, Kim’s made progress on both fronts, so she’s well on her way.
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Good luck getting a sound sleep in this bed. It’s where Michael Jackson died in 2009, and it can be yours if you’re willing to shell out some serious bucks! The bed is just one of the many items being auctioned off from the Holmby Hills home where the King of Pop spent his last days. The queen-size piece is reportedly in great condition, and will go under the hammer on December 17. This is without a doubt the weirdest celebrity auction since, well, last week, when John Lennon’s tooth was sold for $31,200 to a Canadian dentist.
Look, we’ll be the first to cop to loving bizarre and boarder-line psychotic collectibles. In fact, we personally own a 1 sq. inch square swath of John Lennon’s carpet. And we’re proud of it! Kind of. But buying MJ’s death bed or John’s rotted out tooth seems to cross some kind of creepy line. Check out the gallery below for some other celebrity auction items that kind of weird us out.
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Here’s one diamond that ain’t forever. TMZ is reporting that Crystal Harris is putting the engagement ring given to her by Hugh Hefner up for auction. This of course follows Crystal breaking up with Hef just days before their wedding, criticizing his bedroom skills in the national press, and generally playing hacky sack with the old man’s heart. So pawning off the ring that he let her keep seems pretty predicable now that we think about it. We’ll be the first to admit that Hugh Hefner isn’t exactly a beacon of fidelity and inter-gender respect, but….damn that’s pretty cold. A source says that the ex-Girl Next Door “couldn’t bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memories.” Luckily the $23,000-$30,000 that the 3.39 carat rock is expected the fetch at auction should buy enough Cristal to keep those unhappy thoughts at bay.
And hey, speaking of tacky things being put up for auction, the junior-sized Pretty Woman outfit from that infamous episode of Toddlers & Tiaras is being put on the block too. That’s right, the actual outfit that four-year-old Paisley Dickey and her mother Wendy used to creep out the nation can be yours! Even though the winning bidder will almost certainly get their name on some sort of watch list, it’s for a good cause. Wendy Dickey reportedly expresses a desire for the proceeds to go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wanna hear our wish? It’s for stage moms to stop literally dressing their children up as hookers and pimping them out to reality shows. Just sayin’.
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This is a big week for celebrity auctions. First Justin Bieber sells his hair, then Lindsay Lohan‘s stolen necklace gets put on the auction block, and now Jay-Z is offering up the chance to sit with him at a Knicks game. Yes, you could be the one to fill that empty court-side seat next to Jay at an upcoming game for the right price (appearance by/opportunity to feed popcorn to Alex Rodriguez not included). The online auction ends on March 30 and all proceeds will go to the Steven Gaynor School in New York City. The current bid is a measly $16,000—for that price you could have two and a half locks of Bieber’s hair, so this is a steal.
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Yes, the famous piece of jewelry that might send Lindsay Lohan back to jail can be yours for the taking! Well, not the taking, then you’d be a thief too. But you can bid on it and become the rightful owner, becauseÃ‚Â the necklace is going to be auctioned off by Kamofie & Co., the store that’s charging Lindsay with swiping it in the first place.
The store is not just selling the necklace to make a quick buck, although it wouldn’t be crazy to think that since they did sell their surveillance video of Lindsay for $35,000. They say that the proceeds from the sale will actually go toward charity, and a representative for the store explains “We invite the public to make suggestions as to the most appropriate charity to receive the benefit of the saleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proceeds.” The necklace, which is currently considered evidence inÃ‚Â the case against Lindsay, will be auctioned after the case is resolved. So just in case any of you couldn’t afford a lock of Bieber’s hair, now’s your chance to bid on another piece of celebrity swag that will make your children wonder what your deal was when they find it in the bank vault you bequeath to them after you die.
Way to lay it down, lady. Courtney Love just bid $17,000 for a chance to have tea withÃ‚Â Adrien Brody. You read the figure correctly. That tea better have somethin’ Irish mixed in it. Strapped for cash, she is not, clearly. Love was at Paul Haggis‘ Artists for Peace and Justice fund-raiser for Haitian schools where a bid for Brody was on the roster. And what a battle for Brody it was, as sources at the event reveal that Love was having it out with Gerard Butler for the prize. The prize being Brody (seriously)… we just don’t see it, guys!
So, why does everyone suddenly want to have tea with Adrien Brody? Scratch that, what in Scotland’s good name did Gerry Butler want with him? Double scratch that, what is Courtney up to? Is “tea” a code word for something else? Was Gerry trying to save Adrien from Court’s love-hungry clutches? Does Gerry want Adrien all to himself? Does Courtney want to make Adrien her new pet? So many questions! All we know is, be afraid, Adrien. Be very afraid.