Star sites -- Eminem, Ben Affleck, and other celebrities net profits from their web domains
Want to own cool stuff sold by celebs? Last we looked, none were holding yard sales, and the likelihood of finding Leo DiCaprio’s name in a classified is, well, zilch. Now you can go straight to the sites of America’s leading pop-cult luminaries and pick up a terrific trinket.
Ben Affleck’s (www.store.yahoo. com/centralsquare) the only star hawking autographed scripts ($19.99 for Good Will Hunting).
TV’s Frasier has a load of signed pics for sale. But he’s also cornered the market on Cheers collectibles, from shot glasses to Sam & Woody’s bar pack — including Bloody Mary mix.
The wildest thing for sale here? Dogtags (not even dawgtags!) for $9.99. Where are the vitriol-spewing Slim Shady action figures?
Innocent or no, Britney Spears (www.britneyspears.com) proves she’s a girly-girl here. You’ll discover Britney combs etched with her autograph and logo-ridden handbags galore. But the coolest kitsch is a porcelain doll ($149.95), which is eerily lifelike.
Hers (www.thechristinastore.com) is the most fan-appreciative store, with sales and closeouts. Reduced 20 percent: Christina dolls that sing ”Genie in a Bottle” (now $31.99) and diamond-studded genie-bottle pendants ($60).
Not only do you get warm greetings penned by the Terminator (www.schwarzenegger.com) himself, you can also participate in a monthly auction of movie items like autographed pics and DVDs. Pricey — but, hey, it goes to charity.
Recently, the singer-writer’s online newsletter offered a deep discount on her new book of poetry, Chasing Down the Dawn.
The official Lucas site is also the official Star Wars site (www.shop.starwars.com). While it’s easy to lose your way with the potpourri of licensed toys and gadgets, try to find the talking stand-up card for Jar Jar — it’s a keeper.
Now you can buy what rocks The Rock (www.therock.com). Or so you’d think. Pickings are slim, except for the cool foam championship belt ($16). You can’t even get The Rock’s best-selling tome here. Try WWF’s auction site (www.auction.wwf.com) for more neat stuff like signed plaques.
- TIP SHEET
- Save time by searching for links at http://www.celebrity-fun. com/celebrity/celebrity.html.
- Send an e-mail to customer service before you buy — to see if they respond.
- Try another star if a celeb doesn’t have the item you want. Hundreds are hawking stuff.
- Shop for autographs on auction sites. It’s hard to tell if they’re faked.