Emmys: Bid on celebrity-designed teapots
Posted at 6:15 AM (PDT) on Friday, August 25, 2006

BAFTA/LA and the Television Academy Kick Off Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Weekend With Expanded Tea Party and Online Auction

Public Invited to Bid on Teapots Designed and Autographed by Gillian Anderson, "Desperate Housewives" Cast Members, "ER" Cast Members, Jon Voight, Howie Mandel, Lisa Kudrow, Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek, Lucy Lawless and Many Other International Stars

Proceeds to Benefit Educational Outreach Programs of the Nonprofit Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/24/06 -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are hosting an Online Celebrity Tea Party and the public is invited! In celebration of the 2006 Primetime Emmy® nominees from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, proceeds from the first-ever Online auction of celebrity-designed teapots and luxury merchandise will benefit both the Television Academy Foundation and BAFTA/LA's nonprofit foundation. In the past, the teapots were auctioned at the annual Tea Party held in Los Angeles -- where they have been a sellout each year -- and this marks the first time that the public has been invited to bid on and win the coveted teapots -- all of which have been designed and permanently autographed by leading celebrities.

Hosted Online by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, the celebrity teapot auction begins at (August 26, 2pm Pacific Time), and will conclude at (Friday, September 15, 12pm Pacific Time).

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The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. Clothes Off Our Back was founded by actors and philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In The Middle") and Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") whose efforts, along with those of their celebrity and designer friends, have helped improve the lives of children across the globe. For more information, and to bid, please log onto www.clothesoffourback.org.

Immediately following the 58th Primetime Emmy® Awards on August 27, Clothes Off Our Back will offer clothing and accessories worn by winners, nominees and attendees on the red carpet. In addition to clothing, specialty items will also be available for auction.