A Used Tissue Though? 15 Of The Weirdest Celebrity Items Auctioned Off
It seems like everybody wants a piece of their favorite celebrity, but a used tissue? Unfortunately that’s just one of the things on this list of the weirdest celebrity items auctioned off.
When a natural tragedy struck, Katy Perry decided to part with a prized, albeit unusual, possession for a good cause. Following the horrific earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, the pop star decided to auction off the cupcake trampoline that was featured in her “California Dreams” video. The item fetched around $5,000 and Perry donated the money to the victims of the natural catastrophe.
Who doesn’t love French toast? Apparently a 19-year-old loves the breakfast food and Justin Timberlake so much he forked over thousands for a piece half-eaten by the pop star. In 2006, radio station Z-100 was able to get its hands on Timberlake’s leftover breakfast and decided to sell it to the highest bidder. The teen paid over $3,000 for the food and the money was donated to the former N’Sync member’s favorite charity.
There have been many of items used or worn by Michael Jackson that have ended up on the charity block but perhaps the weirdest and most macabre thing had to be the pop icon’s death bed. On June 25, 2009 the “Black & White” star never woke up from his slumber and somehow the bed Jackson died in made its way online with a price tag attached. Following a public outcry, the item was removed.
Ever since Justin Bieber dropped his debut project in 2009, screaming teens and pre-teens have been clamoring to get their hands on the Canadian heartthrob. In 2011, the now troubled pop star brought a weird date to the MTV VMAs: a baby boa constrictor. Afterwards, the Biebs decided to auction off the pet snake and donate the proceeds to charity. His slithery companion went for about $1000 and the winning bidder gave the snake to the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Owatonna, Minnesota, where it was already a bidding star.
Would you ever want to own a tissue used by a celebrity? Well, Scarlet Johansson’s dirty hanky was apparently in demand for at least A Usone person with disposable income. A fan paid over two grand for a tissue used by the “Lost In Translation” star after she paid a visit to a late night talk show with a cold. Proceeds from the auction went to the charity Harvest USA.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Before they were even officially a couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt essence was mixed forever. While walking the red carpet of the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” premiere, the co-stars both breathed into a celebrity jar which was promptly sealed. The vessel containing their breath was put up on eBay. GoldenPalace.com won the bid with a paltry $529.99.
Ever since Madonna emerged on the music scene back in the 80’s, she has maintained an over-sexually charged image. But it wasn’t enough for one fan to own some of Madonna’s music. In 2009, some sexually explicit voice messages left on her ex-boyfriend Jim Albright’s answering machine made their way to the auction block. The “Material Girl” singer’s messages were accompanied by faxed love letters to him. The items went for $40,000.
Gary Coleman was born with an autoimmune kidney disease and as a result of the chronic illness combined with various medications used to treat it, the star’s size was diminished. Even though it helped him become a star, Coleman was plagued with medical issues for much of his life. In 2008, the “Different Strokes” star put his kid size 12XL Gap sweatpants up for auction in order to raise money to pay for his bills. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel outbid everyone winning the item and the article of clothing now hangs in his studio.
During the height of Suge Knight’s Death Row Records, he had 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg signed to his label but eventually the CEO fell on hard times because of financial and legal issues. Perhaps that’s why some of his personal items ended up being auctioned off during the first episode of “Storage Wars: High Noon In The High Desert.” Some of those personal items included Knight’s underwear.
Despite her many accomplishments, Britney Spears will probably forever be remembered for her very public breakdown that was immortalized by the paparazzi. In full meltdown mode, a bald-headed Spears attacked a car with an umbrella. Spears eventually ended up in a treatment center for help while the umbrella ended up on the auction block. Bidding on eBay started at $25,000 but it was taken down before a bidder won the item.
It may sound a bit weird and unconventional but James Blunt ended up auctioning off his sister and it had a happy ending. Desperate to travel to Ireland for a funeral but unable to find a flight, the “You’re Beautiful” singer decided to offer her companionship to the highest bidder who was able to get her there in time. A millionaire ended up winning the bid and three years later he became Blunt’s brother-in-law.
One auction house took celebrity memorabilia to where no other bidder had gone before. William Shatner underwent a routine medical procedure and GoldenPalace.com capitalized off of it. The “Star Trek” star’s kidney stone as well as the surgical stent and the string used to permit passage of the stone went up on sale and someone paid an astonishing $25,000 for the items. Yuck.
After his unexpected passing, Elvis Presley’s fans just had a hard time letting go. More than 30 years since his death, a locket of hair belonging to the “Blue Suede Shoes” singer popped up for sale. The bids poured in and the long, dark strands of hair sold for more than $15,000. This wasn’t the first time Presley’s mane went up for sale. Seven years prior to this incident, a die-hard fan paid $150,000 for his hair that reportedly was clipped back in 1958.