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« on: February 03, 2006, 04:15:44 AM »

Just had the TV on in the background and heard that Clint is one of the rare people that hands back the Oscar freebie gifts (along with Keanu Reeves) Clint claims that 'I don't need any of this stuff' .

I was amazed at the goods included in these bags, apparently last years value was $100,000 per bag, and this year that will rise to a staggering $200,000 per bag.
Included among these gifts in the past has been:

Strings of Pearls
HD Televisions
Carabean Cruises
and a host of other rich delights

Is this Hollywood gone mad? Talk about money goes to money.
It's nice to see that Clint does not agree with such 'fat cat' self-rewarding policies, but have to say it does not surprise me, it seems in keeping with his nature.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 04:23:22 AM »

I remember seeing a story before the Golden Globes about all the presenters were getting these type of gift bags.Is this a regular thing?Just for handing out an award you get gifts. ??? Shouldn't they be giving the gifts to the voters to try and sway them?
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 07:56:19 AM »

I think it's a regular thing.

Shouldn't they be giving the gifts to the voters to try and sway them?
;D

Always amazes me what they put in those "bags"  :o

I didn't know Clint refused them  8)

What's the point anyway? I mean most people who receive these gifts have money. He's right they don't need them. That's silly.
Why not trying to help those who are really in need instead  ???


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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 10:13:37 AM »

I read somewhere before that he often refuses gifts...
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 10:18:09 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006, 11:21:21 PM »

Maybe they should offer a barf bag as well for all the people who feel like throwing up because of all the BS they have to play along with at these award nights ::).

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 10:16:01 PM »

Maybe this is why Clint doesn't accept these gift bags?

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Guests who took home gift-packed bags from Sunday's 78th Annual Academy Awards ceremony may have to pay $30,000 in taxes on their new acquisitions. The bags, which included a $7,000 Victoria's Secret underwear set and a coupon for Lasik surgery, are worth approximately $100,000 each. And unfortunately for the celebrities present, the Unites States Inland Revenue Service has declared that the bags given to Oscar attendees count as taxable income. IRS commissioner Mark Everson quips, "We want to make sure the stars 'walk the line' when it comes to these goody bags."


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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 10:24:09 PM »

Sounds fair. On CNN the other day they interviewed the guy who helps to make these "goodie bags" and he was saying that it's more to do with marketing then anything else. He was saying that a company would like to give 30 $1,000 watches in the hopes that just one celebrity would get photographed wearing it.  ::) If I were as rich as some of these celebrities I'd either refuse the bag or take it and sell everything off and donate the money to something where it could all goto good use.... like say charity?
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