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Ellen DeGeneres (I did her first sitcom, and I love her) is auctioning off two official Emmy presenter’s gift baskets on eBay to benefit Katrina victims. All kudos to Ellen for finding something good in one of the most loathesome practices in this decrepit town, the insane giveaways that surround every major awards show. The items included in the basket — which is given to every single person who simply shows up to present an award on the telecast — are valued at forty thousand dollars! There is a “DOVE Chocolate Oasis — Party for 100,” an “Exclusive Bi-Coastal Membership to The Sports Club LA,” and an actual living human child! (Okay, I made that up.)


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