Los Angeles, CA, March 4, 2010 – E! Entertainment Television announces “Autographs to Help Haiti,” the online charity auction that will support the large scale relief operations currently underway to aid the victims of the Haiti disaster. In addition, celebrity photos will be taken during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet coverage at this year’s Academy Awards and these framed pieces will be auctioned off to help those in Chile.
E!’s Live From The Red Carpet has featured a signature camera for the last two years, and this year those signatures are being put to good use with “Autographs to Help Haiti.” Beginning Thursday, March 4, visit E! Online for the opportunity to bid on 12 framed Plexiglass panels, signed by celebrities from every facet of entertainment including film, television and music. At the end of the auction, all of the proceeds from the winning bids will be donated to the Red Cross for the organization’s Haitian relief efforts.
The list of participating celebrities includes: Sandra Bullock, Chuy Bravo, Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, Chelsea Handler, Ed Helms, Kate Hudson, Holly Hunter, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Rob Kardashian, Jane Krakowski, Adam Lambert, Jane Lynch, Julianna Margulies, Joel McHale, Sal Masekela, Tracy Morgan, Matthew Morrison, Giuliana Rancic, Catt Sadler, Mark Salling, Ryan Seacrest, Kyra Sedgwick, Sherri Shepherd and Justin Timberlake.
Additionally, during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet coverage at this year’s Academy Awards, a number of celebrities will be tapped to take still shots from E!’s HD Cam. These framed photos will be up for auction alongside the plexiglass pieces the week following the Oscars with all those proceeds going to the Red Cross for the organization’s Chilean relief efforts.
“Like the rest of the world, the crises in Haiti and Chile have shocked and saddened everyone at E!. We’ve been looking for different ways to help and the red carpet was a natural place to extend those efforts,” said Suzanne Kolb, President, Marketing, News and Online, E! Entertainment and The Style Network. “This online auction will continue the effort to raise funds for these effected countries and provide a way for E! viewers to put their love of Hollywood and celebrity to good use helping a cause they care deeply about. We also want to extend our thanks to all of the stars who participated – their generosity and compassion is what makes this possible.”
The auctions will be open to the public Thursday, March 4 and will end Thursday, March 11. Interested bidders can visit www.eonline.com to get more information about the auction.