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December 19, 2008

Holiday Travel: What Not to Give

Aniston's lucky tie. 

by Beata Loyfman

Isn't it one of the cruel ironies of life that the worst gifts come from the people who can actually afford to spend a few bucks? Case in point: Scarlett Johansson recently appeared on Jay Leno and graciously presented the audience with...a used napkin full of her ScarJo kooties. She claims that since her cold is courtesy of costar Samuel L. Jackson, it has more value than ordinary snotty tissues and therefore people should bid to win this "prize" on eBay. Two words: Delusional... Hey, look at that, I only needed one.   

David Letterman was the recipient of another bad celebrity gift when Jennifer Aniston stopped by to promote her new film on Wednesday. Letterman received the tie from Aniston's recent photo shoot for GQ. Granted, the strategically positioned tie did play a key role in keeping the photographs from the slush pile of Playboy, but really, Jennifer, a used tie?

These celebs should take a lesson in gift giving. What do we all really want this holiday season? A fabulous getaway, of course. So in the spirit of all things warm and fuzzy, here are some fabulous travel deals that you can find right now (prices may be subject to change):

Costa Rica: The new Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport is celebrating its opening with special rates as low as $79.

Sheraton: For every weeknight you pay the regular rate, you can get the next night 50 percent off. The Sheraton Seattle Hotel rates start at $139.

Las Vegas: The economic downturn has crushed Sin City. But at least you can reap the benefits of its misery by snagging unbelievable deals! The swanky Bellagio has deluxe rooms for $129 midweek. Not to be outdone, Hard Rock Hotel has rates starting at $59, and the Venetian offers you the Suite Life for $199 per night (includes breakfast, SpaClub passports, and other amenities). Even if you don't gamble, it's worth the trip to see Vegas' bizarre snow storm.

Take note, gift-giving celebs!

Further reading:
* "Lordy Lordy, this woman is 40": Aniston's racy photo shoot--tie included
* Celebrity designers get the travel jones
* Boldface: Celebrity travel


Goddam, J-An is totally hot. I would love to have that tie, so I totally disagree with you on that whole secondhand gift giving thing.

Nothing surprises us any more about celebrities and there "crazy" followers.
Reading this blog makes me want to travel to all those wonderful very discounted places. This is the beauty of bad economy. Thank you for bringing it to my attention more and more.

I was watching Leno last night and that cootie tissue was already going for $2K. Really, people?? The next SARS type illness will come from celebrities.

I'd like inform you that Scarlett Johansson (actress)actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created illegally using stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice, CHRISTIAN young lady.I'll tell more,those clones(it's not only 1)made in GERMANY-world leader manufacturer of humans clones,it's in Ludwigshafen am Rhein,Rhineland-Palatinate,Mr.Helmut Kohl home town.You can't even imaging the scale of the cloning activity.But warning,H.Kohl staff strictly controlling their clones spreading around the world,they're NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled,be careful get close with clones you will be controlled too.Original family didn't authorize any activity with stolen biomaterials,no matter what form it was created in,it's all need to be back to original family control in Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter in LA.Controlling clones is US military operation.Original Scarlett never was engaged,by the way

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