Sotheby’s got their ring finger on a stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the Pink Star and sold it to a Hong Kong jewellery company Chow Tai Fook for $71.2 million. Making it is the most expensive piece of jewellery ever sold. Somewhere a man is going to make a woman very happy and she better make him happier for buying her that ring. At least I would let him do whatever he wanted if he put that on my finger.
A little history on the diamond, NBC News says it was “mined in Africa by De Beers in 1999 as a raw 132.5 carat gem and cut over a two-year period.” Imagine how much it would’ve sold for if they didn’t shave off those over 70 carats. Let’s not because it is too much fathom.
Have you ever wished that you could own something that once belonged to Oprah Winfrey? Well you can do just that this Saturday. Lady O is redecorating her palace, so she is auctioning off some of her items for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund.
If you want a piece of Oprah, then you can personally go to the auction on Saturday in Santa Barbara or you can bid on the items on the Kaminski Auctions website.
So if you want to brag to your friends and family that Oprah sat on that chair thatâ€™s now in your living room, then you better save up for Saturday’s big auction! I know I am!
Britney Spears is returning to TV on The X Factor next month and the Pop Queen is auctioning off a chance to meet her for charity. The lucky fan gets two tickets to a result show, a meet and greet with her and a photo so you can remember it forever. If you want to bid on the chance to spend a night with the Womanizer than do so at CharityBuzz by August 28th. Proceeds from the auction go to Sports Spectacular and Peace Thru Sports.
Bette Midler asked her friends to donate something special for an auction to benefit the nonprofit she founded, the New York Restoration Project and my favorite donation is a date with John Stamos! How much would is it worth for you to dine with the Full House star and stare into his gorgeous eyes? Right now he is going for $3,000 but I would pay so much more to share a romantic dinner with him! But he isn’t the only one offering a magical evening, how about spending the night with Cher in Vegas after seeing her perform? What about doing the weather with Al Roker live on The Today Show? Not a fan of the Today Show, what about spending the morning with Good Morning America? Or how about playing tennis with John McEnroe? If sharing the court with him seems too risky what about round of golf with Alice Cooper in Arizona? Want something a little musical? What about meeting Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes after you see them starring in their Broadway show Promises, Promises! Do you prefer a concert? Five for Fighting, Rod Stewart at O2 in London, The Disco Biscuits and Rob Thomas are all offering up VIP tickets to their gig. If you are a TV fan, there is also something for you because you can get to see a taping of One Life to Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live or The Marriage Ref. There are so many items to bid on that you have to check them out at Charity Folks! BTW if you are worried that you have to travel for some of the items, JetBlue is generously donating travel for a lot of the big auction items!
OK I am off to auction myself for a lot less than $3,000 to anyone that will buy me, so that I can raise money enough money to go on that date with John Stamos!
via TV Guide
Looks like the rumors that Conan O’Brien’s last week of hosting The Tonight Show is next week because someone put the set on CraigsList. Could just be a joke from one of the staffers or someone who doesn’t work on the show, but either way it is really funny. But wouldn’t it be funny if it were for real?
BTW I wonder how much Jay Leno bid on it? You know since he is the reason they are vacating that barely used set. He still will be using his, but they on the other hand won’t be.