Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between Drew Barrymore and Gary Coleman. Both are former child stars, both are diminutive, and both are getting their private stuff hawked in special Internet auctions. Of course, there’s a wee difference. Diff’rent Strokes alum Coleman, who’s broke, is hoping to raise cash by selling his own punchline-ready memorabilia (auctionmall.onewebplace.com/welovegary). Meanwhile, Drew’s private childhood treasures are being offered by her estranged mom, Jaid (http://www.gavelnet.com). Here are some highlights.
NUMBER OF ITEMS FOR SALE
TOTAL AMOUNT BID
Barrymore Barrymore’s red cowboy hat from E.T. ($45,900 asking price, though no one has bid on it yet)
Coleman A canary yellow ”pimp” suit, suitable for wear in ”your year-round motel room/brothel,” according to the site ($228 bid)
BARGAIN HUNTERS, TAKE NOTE!
Barrymore Drew’s script for Bad Girls, personally lip-printed by the actress ($170 bid)
Coleman A Coleman-autographed mouse pad ($7 bid)
PROOF THAT ANYTHING CELEBRITIES TOUCH IS VALUABLE
Barrymore Barrymore’s baby clothes, available in regular and ”chick and duck” designs ($400-600 bid)
Coleman Coleman’s gray leather couch, ”still warm from Gary’s little body” ($367.50 bid)
Barrymore Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner, cosigners of a 1980s Christmas card with Drew ($960 bid)
Coleman The rockers of Korn, Yankee Derek Jeter, and actor Michael Rapaport, all of whom gave autographed hats ($5.50-61 bid)
DERANGED CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Barrymore Q: ”Is this a painting [of Drew] by commercial artist Drew Struzan?” A: ”It may possibly be…. Thank you for your interest.”
Coleman ”Gary gives you the shirt off his back! We’ll even let you take it off for him!”