Upcoming Auctions: Q&A with Gillian
Posted at 11:24 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tell us a little about the charities you have chosen. Do you have personal connections to them or was it something else that drew you to them?

Three of these charities have been close to my heart for some years now and one is a new venture in just trying to help someone get a film made about a special group of people that I feel deserve attention and recognition.

What is the strangest thing you have ever auctioned for charity?

Strangest thing I've ever auctioned is an old smelly pair of well worn flip flops.

Is there one item (or two) in this auction that is special to you; one you had a hard time parting with?

There's an FBI file that I'm a bit hesitant to auction cause it may be one of only two in existence - but I'm doing it anyway!

There are many behind the scenes photos. If you look at them, can you remember any of those specific moments?

Almost all the behind the scene photographs bring back extremely vivid memories, yeah, and are actually quite intimate - not just the ones with Rob Bowman giving me a bear hug - but they are quite special compared to all the posed photos out there.

And finally, your fans loved your very short participation in the American Idol Gives Back event last year. How did you get involved in that?

The American Idol thing I recorded in London and actually sang not only that whole damn song over and over again in entirety only for 2 seconds of use! BUT did a version where I pretended to audition for American idol acapella and do a really bad job. Which of course they never used but I'm sure it will pop up at some point to embarrass me.