As you may or may not know, Channing Tatum and his girlfriend Jenna Dewan attended the recent 2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on March 4, 2007 , because Channing was nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor for his gritty and well-acted role of Antonio in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
Sadly, Channing was robbed of his award by Little Miss Sunshine's Alan Arkin, but he didn't have to go home empty-handed. According to Variety.com and the
TheSwagTimeBlog.com 50 lucky celebs received a gift bag (aka SWAG) valued at...wait for it...$35,000 highly taxable smackaroonies!
Since the Spirit Awards honors the independent film industry, some people think that the gift bags make up for what the talent didn't earn on their often critically-acclaimed, yet low budget films. (Makes me wonder how they explain away the crazy expensive swag bags at the Oscars, Academys, and Grammys...those people were definitely not short-changed in the salary category.)
From LASIK Surgery to a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Palm Treo smartphone, celebs hit the mother load backstage at the Spirit Awards hanging out in the Elle Magazine greenroom where they received their swag bags prepared by well-known celebrity gifting company On 3 Productions.
Here is what the celebs discovered in the gift lounge...
* A year of free movies from AMC Theaters
* Palm Treo Smartphone
* Sunglasses from Solstice Sunglass Boutique
* Invicta's diamond encrusted "Corduba" watch
* Dior Beauty's "Star of the Show" gift collection
* Cara Landy Handbags
* Limited edition TEN Shampoo & Conditioner collection from Alterna
* Women's Classic Crochet Boot, Women's Mar (a twist on the espadrille) and Men's Tasmania from UGG Australia
* Chantelle Lingerie's Africa Wild collection
* Netflix membership
* Thompson Hotels getaway to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Gaig House in Sonoma Valley
* Vintage Apparel from Jem Sportswear
* Jewelry from Ziamond
* FlowerbombViktor & Rolf Parfum - Flowerbomb for women and Antidote for Men
* Melamed Belts
* Dr. Gary Kawesch lasik surgery
* Desert Essence organic bath/body products
* Private style statement session from Carrie & Danielle, Inc.
* "Miami" Rolling Trolley from Kipling
The stars weren't just gratuitously taking that day. They were also given a chance to give back too. Each presenter signed a Harley Davidson Softail Delux motorcycle that is going to be auctioned on eBay to benefit the charity Project: Involve.
Yeeeeeeah...that definitely makes up for the almost 2 million dollars worth of
Because I am sure that Channing is an amazing boyfriend to Jenna, I can almost guarantee he gave a lot of his stuff to her. I mean, how many handbags does a guy need anyway? :-D
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