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Can I substitute for Kirsten?
Thirty-Eight Thousand Dollars *THUD*
That's what the gift box is worth that the Golden Globe presenters receive for showing up tonight and doing a three-minute stint in front of a microphone. It includes items such as Godiva chocolates, Dell MP3 players, new style cell phones, jewelry, martini glasses, gift certificates for golf and baby stuff as well as a ticket on Quantas "business class" to *Australia* to a winery where the celebs get to tour and bottle their own wine. Think someone we know will make a detour to New Zealand? ;)

I can't believe how much these things are worth! Like any of these celebs *need* any of this stuff--like they can't afford it! *snort* Why not take all this *crap* and donate money to the Tsumani victims in their names instead? But maybe I'm just too realistic for my own good.

Current Mood: confused confused
Current Music: Golden Globes pre-event on E!

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wav From: wav Date: January 16th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Donate their goodies?

Then they might actually have to go shopping or something. heh.
araestel From: araestel Date: January 16th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not exactly. I more had in mind that the companies who donate all the bling to the celebs, instead, donate money to the relief effort. If Hollywood cares the way they "say" they do, I think most all would be cool with that.
wav From: wav Date: January 16th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understood what you meant. But I still think internally the stars would be disappointed, and confused w/o thousands of dollars of crap.

Companies are more concerned with profit. Anyway, remember the old days, when the media didn't report how much money the gift bags were worth? They got away with it easier back then
araestel From: araestel Date: January 16th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah--probably. Greedy. ;)

This outrageousness has only been going on about 5 years so the report said. And it's gotten bigger every year. Just seems a bit excessive.
wav From: wav Date: January 16th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heard they couldn't get people that weren't nominated themselves to come and present. SO...if celebrities used companies products, and people saw them using them out and about...it was better than a commercial.

Then you got ET and that going around asking what stars use what, and sales triple. People are such suckers. Ya know?
araestel From: araestel Date: January 16th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. It's all about the bling. SHEESH!
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