Bidding for celebrity

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Earlier this year, a lock of Justin Bieber’s hair was auctioned on eBay – raising a staggering $40,688 for animal-rights group, the Gentle Barn Foundation.


In the past, similar celeb auctions have seen Britney’s bubblegum go for $14,000 and Scarlett Johansson’s snotty tissue for $5,300. Even a jar of air breathed by Brangelina fetched a not-too-shabby $530.


All of which proves two things.


Firstly, that Bieber fans get too much pocket money. And secondly, that eBay’s onto a winner with its latest charitable initiative – eBay Celebrity.


Launched on Monday, this spin-off site gives fans the chance to bid for ‘experiences’ with their favourite celebrity – as well as for their cast-offs and items of clothing. All proceeds go to a charity of the star’s choosing.


So if you’ve always dreamed of hanging out backstage with Christina Aguilera or owning Katy Perry’s sparkly red dress (no, me neither actually), then place your bids now



The ultimate warm glow

Monday, October 24th, 2011


‘Tis the season of colds, flu and general sniffliness. So Heinz has come up with a truly heartwarming idea for the invalid in your life – ‘Get Well’ soup that can be ordered through Facebook, personalised with the name of your poorly friend and then delivered to their doorstep, all for a measly £1.99.


Better than a bunch of grapes any day. But hurry – offer ends this week…



Swearing gets all big and clever

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Listen up, pottymouths! From now on, there’s no need to mind your manners on Twitter – at least, not if you connect to SwearJar.

This nifty little application takes the baddest of your bad language and turns it into something good – by making you donate £1 every time you tweet a swearword.

For the less foul-mouthed amongst you, fines can also levied on ‘offensive’ language such as ‘awesome’, ‘synergy’ and ‘epic’.

And all the cash raised goes towards UNICEF’s famine relief efforts in East Africa – a freaking good cause if ever there was one.