Celebs Contribute to World AIDS Day Auction BID 2 BEAT AIDS
Begins December 1, 2005 to Benefit LIFEbeat
Featuring Memorabilia From Tom Cruise, Kanye West, The Simpsons, Madonna,
Britney, Mariah, Lil' Kim, Joni Mitchell, 50 Cent, Brooke Shields & More!
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- LIFEbeat, the Music Industry Fights AIDS honors World AIDS Day on December 1st with BID 2 BEAT AIDS, an eBay auction featuring nearly 1000 rare and autographed items from stars in music, film, theatre and television. Proceeds benefit LIFEbeat, an organization providing HIV/AIDS information to millions of young people annually. Sponsors include MTV, Borders Books & Music, Sirius Satellite Radio, Yahoo!, Vespa and Chan Luu. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the BID 2 BEAT AIDS auction features: the original artwork from Joni Mitchell's "Court and Spark" album; a 2006 Vespa LX-50 signed by stars including Kanye West; the podium from the 2005 MTV Movie Awards signed by Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes and more; signed scripts from The Simpsons and Everybody Hates Chris; a signed jogging suit worn by Jennifer Lopez; a diamond watch donated by Lil' Kim; a hat worn by Elton John; signed guitars from Tim McGraw, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wynonna Judd; signed movie memorabilia from Grease, Rent and Mean Girls and more; gold records from No Doubt, Coldplay, and Hilary Duff; "seat-filler" cards from the MTV Movie Awards rehearsal signed by Jessica Simpson, Dakota Fanning, Samuel L. Jackson and others; theater memorabilia from Monty Python's Spamalot, Avenue Q, Wicked and more; signed books from Madonna, Brooke Shields, 50 Cent, Fantasia, and Jackie Collins among others. The most offbeat item: a signed bottle of officially-licensed, limited- edition Lindsay Lohan Heinz ketchup. There are also hundreds of CDs, posters, DVDs, photos, toys, and magazines signed by stars including Mariah Carey, Eminem, Usher, Britney Spears, Joan Rivers, Deborah Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Jamie Foxx, Claire Danes, Deana Carter, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Diddy, Beyonce, Duran Duran, Orlando Bloom, Ludacris, Carol Channing, Molly Ringwald, Raven, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Green Day, and Billy Crudup. BID 2 BEAT AIDS kicks off on eBay December 1, 2005 at 3:00 PM EST. For more information visit http://www.Bid2BeatAIDS.com. Digital images available for download at http://www.Bid2BeatAIDS.com/press. Contact: Ron Lasko @ 212-505-1700 x. 11 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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