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Hugh Laurie is almost as popular as Oprah Winfrey in charity auction

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Housecane_lThe Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is holding its annual online auction through May 28, featuring some truly amazing items. A sampling (with current bids at press time):

• a 45-minute private singing lesson with Aretha Franklin: $5,000
• four VIP tickets to The Oprah Winfrey Show and a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Oprah: $27,500
• a private garden tour with Martha Stewart for four at Martha’s home in Bedford, N.Y.: $2,750
• access for two to watch a taping of The Office from the “video room” and a meet-and-greet with Steve Carell: $4,250
• a set visit for two to House, to watch a taping, meet the cast, and take home one of House’s canes signed by Hugh Laurie: $20,500
• Dinner for four with Bill Cosby, plus four bottles of wine from his private collection: $2,350
• two seats at Fenway Park to take in a Boston Red Sox game with Ben Affleck: $500
• a private swim lesson with Michael Phelps: $1,950
• featured extra, non-speaking role in a scene with Russell Crowe in Robin Hood: $3,200
• access for two to the set of Little Fockers to meet Ben Stiller: $5,500
• access for four to the set of Little Fockers to meet Robert De Niro: $5,500
• lunch for two with Tim Gunn in Bryant Park: $425
• two tickets to Placido Domingo’s dress rehearsal of Hamlet at the Washington National Opera plus a meet and greet: $275
• a 20-minute phone conversation with Suze Orman: $700
• a set visit for two to Larry King Live, a meet-and-greet with King, and a pair of signed suspenders: $1,500
• a day in the recording studio for two with David Foster as he works with, your choice, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé or Katherine Jenkins: $4,500
• two tickets to the Primetime Emmy Awards, plus a backstage tour prior to the telecast: $1,000
• a two-three month internship at The Huffington Post: $13,000
• a one month internship at the New York City studio of Diane von Furstenberg: $475
• a one-month internship with Lindsay Wolfington, music supervisor for One Tree Hill and Ghost Whisperer: $250
• lunch with Warren Beatty and three of your friends: $1,750 
• lunch for two with Regis Philbin, Alan Alda and Charles Grodin: $950
• a 30-minute magic session for six from David Blaine: $1,100
• lunch with Bob Woodward: $1,100
• a one-hour performance by Gloria Reuben at your cocktail party: $175

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