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EBay's 'Mad Men' Auction: Win Props, Dresses and Even a Role

by Audrey Fine, posted Aug 12th 2010 5:30PM
Mad Men AuctionIf you've ever dreamed of joining in on Joan Holloway's conga line or sipping scotch with dreamy Don Draper, this could be your lucky day.

According to Reuters, 'Mad Men,' the Emmy winning AMC drama that's spawned a renewed interest in all things 1960's, is putting a walk-on role up for bids on EBay. Beginning today (Thu., Aug. 12), the site will host a 10-day auction for the bit part as well as sundry props from the set. A portion of the proceeds will go to the lung cancer program at Southern California's City of Hope hospital.

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UHF Station Goes Up for Sale on eBay

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 16th 2010 8:02PM
The movie poster for Did you always want to own your own TV station but never had the drive, the ambition or the rich gambling uncle to win one in a poker game for you? Now's your chance.

WMKG Channel 38 of Western Michigan has put its airwaves up for sale to the highest bidder on eBay. The owner has put the station up for sale with an asking price of $550,000, but owner Bud Kelly has said he is willing to go lower if the price is right.

The still-analog network airs a series of live talk shows, church service broadcasts and a weekly live bingo show. But just think, under the right hands, you could transform it into a broadcasting powerhouse that can take on the majors with such imaginative hits as "Strip Solitaire," "Bowling for Burgers" and "Wheel of Fish" assuming you know a bowling alley owner, a chop-socky karate instructor and Billy Barty.

UPDATE: 3:27 a.m. - It seems that eBay has taken down the site for the station. That's eBay, crusher of dreams and destroyer of hope.

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Jim Gaffigan's Christmas ads for eBay are working

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 30th 2009 11:02AM
jim_gaffigan_tbsIn TV Squad's continued efforts to share the best and worst of TV commercials with you, here's one that's currently airing that's just terrific. Jim Gaffigan for eBay. Think harder. That's his advice for people who are trying to figure out what to buy him for Christmas.

Gaffigan is hilarious with that dry sense of humor and the furrowed brow. How much you want to bet he's been there when it comes to getting crappy gifts. You know, like a coffee mug that looks like it must have been re-gifted from an office birthday party. Or the jewelry box that's too ugly to be put on your dresser. Or a Chatty Cathy doll you received when your parents knew you weren't interested in playing with dolls.

Oops, that last one was a personal one of mine.

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Here's the ultimate collectible for a Simpsons fan (a rich Simpsons fan)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 23rd 2009 7:13PM
Simpsons couch
This wooden Simpsons couch can be yours for only $5000 or so!

It's one of 1500 displays that were sent to movie theaters when The Simpsons Movie came out. Now it's being sold on eBay. You can either bid on it or buy it now for the above price. Might be kind of fun to have the show's couch in your living room next to your own couch.

[via MTV]

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Would you like some Hamm with your lunch?

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 9th 2009 1:04PM
Jon HammHave you ever had a fantasy in which you had lunch with your favorite television celebrity? Well, if you have the cash on hand, now's your chance. Celebrity lunches up for auction include Jon Hamm, Nathan Fillion and Kevin Smith, among others (Patrick Duffy? He's still around?). All proceeds benefit the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for female filmmakers.

Honestly, if you did participate in the auction and win one of the lunches, what would you say to the person? I've been tongue-tied in front of celebrities before, when I was much younger. Would you simply ask how they're doing? Would you try to promote that script you've been working on for year? Would you have to buy the lunch, or would the celebrity pay?

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How much would you pay for Conan's Eisenhower mug?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 17th 2009 10:29AM
Did you ever watch Late Night with Conan O'Brien and wish you had that Gen. Eisenhower coffee mug that just sat oh so daintily on the cusp of your television to decorate your home decor?

First of all, if you said yes, you have the gayest living room decor since police raided Paul Reubens' home.

Second of all, here's your chance. Conan's mug and other pieces of the Late Night set have been stripped for parts and put on auction for the House to Home Project, a charity that helps families who have lost their homes to natural disasters.

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For sale: Scarlett Johansson's snot

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 18th 2008 2:12PM
Johansson, LenoLast night, Scarlett Johansson blew her nose on Jay Leno's show. Today, it's for sale. What came out of it, I mean, not the nose itself.

Johansson has put the tissue and its, um, contents on eBay to raise money for a charity she supports, USA Harvest. Johansson says that she got a cold from Samuel L. Jackson, one of her costars in the new movie The Spirit, which opens on Christmas and looks crazy as hell.

Isn't there some sort of rule on eBay that can't sell bodily fluids or body parts or anything like that? Doesn't sound like the most sanitary thing to buy and ship cross country and store in your home, even if she did put it in a sandwich bag. This could be the worst trend to hit the world of celebrity in years. I don't want to own Danny DeVito's toenails or Alyson Hannigan's earwax or Rainn Wilson's tears.

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CBS takes down Survivor diary sale from eBay

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 11th 2008 1:01PM
Survivor logoEarlier this week we told you about the diaries that Survivor contestant Nicole Delma was selling on eBay. The listing was taken down suddenly and now we know why: CBS asked her to take it down (this has been confirmed by CBS).

The bidding for the diaries somehow, some way, got up to over $2000, then CBS called and asked Delma to stop the sale because it was in breach of the contract she signed. Delma thinks that CBS might have been a little antsy about certain parts of the diaries where Delma describes scenes of the hit reality show being staged and even scenes being re-shot. Of course, this news is nothing new, we've heard talk that certain scenes on Survivor (and other reality show) are re-staged or re-shot for the camera. The only comment CBS would release about the controversy is that they thinking the diaries are "boring" and that they asked her nicely to stop the auction.

Her solution? She's going to release a "novel," because there's nothing in her CBS contract that can stop her from releasing a work of fiction. That's actually kinda clever. I side with CBS on this though, if she did indeed sign a contract that stops her from revealing behind the scenes info.

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Survivor contestant puts diaries on eBay for some reason

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 9th 2008 2:02PM
DelmaWouldn't it be great if a famous Survivor contestant like Richard Hatch or Tina Wesson or...um...one of the other people that won the top prize (Fantasia? Omarosa?) on the show kept a diary during the show and was now going to let fans of the show read it? You'd be able to see what the audition process was like, what it was like staying on the island for over a month, get some cool behind the scenes info about the show. Wouldn't that be great?

Well, that's not available, but until last night you could have read the diaries of Nicole Delma, a contestant from the 2003 "Pearl Island" season of the show. She didn't win the top prize, in fact, she was voted off in the very first episode. But still, those diaries must be really interesting!

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Make a bid on Dwight's Nissan Xterra

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 2nd 2008 5:23PM

Dwight Schrute's Nissan XterraWho saw last night's episode of The Office? Were you mesmerized as Dwight swindled Andy into taking a lower offer for his Nissan Xterra? Were you jealous and wished that you could do the same thing? Well now's your chance... sort of. Although, by the time this auction is over, you may have some issues flipping it for a higher price like Dwight did.

Our sister site Autoblog stumbled onto a great find earlier today - the actual SUV used in the episode "Did I Stutter?" is up for auction on eBay. The Xterra in question is owned by one of the studio hairstylists on The Office. The car had been used as a prop car - the car Andy "owned" on the show. Hoping to capitalize on the car's newfound fame, the owner has put it up for sale. To entice Office fans, some extras (not furnished by the dealer) are included:

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Man too good for Doctor Who sells Tardis

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 30th 2008 12:02PM
TardisA fellow named Simon White is selling his Tardis on eBay. Why? Jesus.

Okay, maybe that's not the best way to put it. According to White, he has been a hardcore Who fan for most of his life, going as far as spending years and years building a K-9, cyberman and Tardis in addition to collecting figurines. After a lot of troubles with bipolar disorder and alcoholism in his adult years, he found God and ceased his self-destructive ways. Despite claiming that his fandom was the only thing holding him together in his rough times, White is now dumping his Who love and toys, calling it a symbol of the "greatest lie that Satan ever told." He'll be selling his entire collection of goodies, worth an estimated £7000, in magazines and on eBay.

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Law and Order's Linus Roache: In the Limelight

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 18th 2008 10:01AM
Linus Roache LeadThis season, Law and Order was looking for a way to get some new energy and interest in the long-running NBC Emmy-winning series, so on the judicial end of the show, they promoted Sam Waterson's Jack McCoy to DA and cast Linus Roache as Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter. Roache is one of those familiar faces that you've seen on other shows, maybe a movie or two, but here on Law and Order he's making you sit up and take notice. At least that's how it is for me. After watching the first two new episodes when the show returned recently, I wanted to know more about this guy. For starters, why did he remind me of a young Bobby Kennedy?

Well, it turns out that Linus Roache played Robert Kennedy in the mini-series, RFK. The Kennedy connection was even alluded to in last week's episode; at the end of the show, after McCoy had to defend his decision to prosecute overzealous New York City cops by taking the stand in open court, Roache's character, Cutter, gives him a tie pin that once belonged to RFK. With the last line of the show, Cutter says, "I found it on EBay."

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Would you like a signed copy of Gary Coleman's pants?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 3rd 2008 1:42PM

Gary ColemanI'm not sure if I should make a joke here about this or just let it go because there's actually a serious reason why this is happening.

Former Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman is selling his pants on eBay. He needs the money for his regular dialysis treatments. They're Gap athletic pants, khaki colored, with blue, green, and white stripes and Coleman has signed it. So far the bidding is up to a whopping ... um ... $51.00, which I don't think is what he was looking for. The bidding ends on January 7.

Sometimes I wonder about stars that were on popular shows decades ago but now find themselves looking for work. Can't they find something else to do in entertainment (if they don't want to or can't get something in another field)? It always makes me feel uneasy when stars resort to stuff like this.

[via TV Tattle]

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Another Knight Rider car is up for sale

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 21st 2007 2:41PM

This car can be yours if you bid for it on eBayBack in April we told you about the sale of one of the four original Trans-Ams used in the filming of the original Knight Rider series. Now, another original KITT car has been put up for sale, and this time it's on eBay.

The black 1984 Pontiac has been put up for sale to satisfy a large amount of debts incurred by a slain real estate developer whose murder last year was unsolved. According to creditors, Andrew Kissel owed somewhere along the lines of $30 million dollars. Wow.

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Charles Gibson didn't sign Colbert's cast

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 27th 2007 2:43PM

Charles GibsonSo network news anchors Katie Couric and Brian Williams both signed Stephen Colbert's wrist cast, which is now up for bid at eBay. But why didn't the other network anchor sign it, ABC's Charles Gibson?

That's the question some people are asking this week. Both Couric and Williams played along and signed the cast, which Colbert got from an injury back in June. Colbert has made the cast part of his "character's" storyline. Williams even agreed to wear a wrist bracelet on the NBC Nightly News and lived up to his promise last week.

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