THEWRAP.COM AUCTIONS RARE GOLDEN Moёt & CHANDON METHUSELAH SIGNED BY OSCAR NOMINEES BENEFITING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS HAITI FUND
Valued at over $5,000, the Gilded Methuselah (6L) was Signed by Robert Duvall, Adrien Brody, Morgan Freeman and many more at TheWrap.com Pre-Oscar Celebration at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills
(Los Angeles) – March 4, 2010 – TheWrap.com, the fastest growing news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, is hosting an online auction of a rare, gold-leaf Moёt & Chandon Methuselah signed by Oscar winners and nominees to benefit the Special Olympics Haiti Fund.
The limited-edition Moёt Golden Methuselah was handcrafted by the Maison Arthus-Bertrand, the legendary French medal manufacturer commissioned by Napoleon in 1802 to produce the French Légion d’Honneur.This 6L bottle was donated by Moёt & Chandon to the Special Olympics Haiti Fund and is now available for bidding on eBay (click here to visit auction) until March 8, 2010. There are only 200 of the stunning Moёt Golden Methuselahs in the world. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Special Olympics Haiti Fund.
The Methuselah was signed by celebrities and Oscar nominees at TheWrap.com’s first annual pre-Oscar celebration on March 1, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The event honored the 2010 awards season nominees.
The spectacular Moët bottle, which is worth $5,000 retail, features the signatures of Robert Duvall, Adrien Brody, Morgan Freeman, Ryan Seacrest and many others.
On an evening highlighted by some of Hollywood’s most influential figures, TheWrap.com partnered with MSN, British Airways, Starbucks VIA, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and Moёt & Chandon to host the event and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics Haiti Fund.
“This truly is a one-of-a-kind bottle that collectors of champagne and cinema lovers should cherish,” said Sharon Waxman, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TheWrap.com. “It’s an honor to have hosted such a memorable evening and be able to extend the great feeling among the nominees to raise more money for the Special Olympics Haiti Fund.”
In addition to the celebrity guests highlighted above, TheWrap.com Pre-Oscar celebration also featured 2010 awards season nominees Lawrence Bender (Producer, “Inglorious Bastards”), Scott Cooper (Director, “Crazy Heart”) and Jon Landau (Producer, “Avatar”); actors Jason Statham (“Crank”), Jenna Dewan (“Step-Up”), Patrick Gallagher (“Glee”), Masi Oka (“Heroes”), Vinnie Jones (“Snatch”) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”); directors Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour,” “X-Men: The Last Stand”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and Chris Weitz (“New Moon”); and Kenny G, Ron Meyer (President, Universal Studios), Jon Feltheimer (CEO, Lionsgate Entertainment), Bill Mechanic (Producer, Oscar 2010 telecast), Ryan Kavanaugh (Chairman, Relativity Media), Tucker Tooley (President of Production, Relativity Media) Tom Sherak (President, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences), Paul Weitz (Producer “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”), Lloyd Braun (Chairman, Berman-Braun), Robert Newman (Head of Motion Pictures Dept, WME), Jon Dolgen (former Chairman, Paramount), Bobby Shriver (Special Olympics & Santa Monica City Councilman), Lawrence O’Donnell (Writer, Director, TV Host MSNBC) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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