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Oscars swag! Take a look at some of the freebies the stars will get, from exotic retreats to motorized scooters

Nicole Kidman | PRETTY SWEET, EH? As a presenter Kidman will be one of many who will receive a certificate for a Canadian escape
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PRETTY SWEET, EH? As a presenter Kidman will be one of many who will receive a certificate for a Canadian escape

The law of celebrity physics goes something like this: The more you have, the more you get... for free. And rarely is that strange logic more evident than during the week of Hollywood's biggest event, the Academy Awards. Here's a look at some of the freebies your favorite celebs are raking in:

The official gifts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
· A retreat to the Mayan Riviera or a Canadian ski vacation, courtesy of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (worth $2,500)
· A spa day at Cornelia Day Resort in Manhattan ($2,500)
· Krupps espresso machine and cups ($600)
· A year's supply of Manni olive oil ($550)
· A vintage silk kimono from Kay Unger ($500)
· Paige Premium Denim ($200)
· Sweets from Nashville Toffee Company ($10 — finally, something we can afford!)

Aw... Distinctive Assets' ''Everybody Wins'' package is a consolation prize that goes to losing nominees in the six major categories. It includes:
· Mirage Hotel and Casino's Vegas package, which includes a three-night stay, butler service, four tickets to Cirque du Soleil, and more ($27,000)
· Black diamond Havaianas flip-flops ($1,000)
· A portable DVD player and one-year Netflix membership ($400)
· A GPS device from Drive Sync ($350)
· An Elliott Lucca ''Anna'' large drawstring handbag ($268)
· Personalized bikinis from Cia Maritima ($180)
· Effen Vodka ($40)

Madison & Mulholland, a VIP product-placement company, selected 30 very pretty celebs (Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie among them) to receive its beauty bag, which includes:
· Age Advantage and Manifest's skin-care products for men and women (worth $300)
· Philosophy's Hope in a Jar moisturizer ($105)
· Revival Soy's variety pack of shakes, candles, chips, spaghetti ($95)
· Cass and Company's invisible women's undergarments ($75)
· Zit Stick from Skin Deep Spa ($45)
· St. Tropez's Aero Bronze Instant Self-Tanning air spray ($30)
· Spa Moxie's Central Park smoothie fruit fusion scrub ($25)

The Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet, a gift lounge for celebs, stylists, and media, will give away:
· A Segway people mover ($5,000)
· Men's wallets from Charlie Lapson ($400)
· Spirits from Chivas ($150)
· Heineken Light limited-edition magnums ($40)
· Silk boxers from Kumi KooKoon ($120)
· Hair treatment kits from Nioxin ($100)

From the Luxury Lounge (gift and spa services for nominees, presenters, attendees, past winners — basically, anyone kind of famous):
An Oceanus watch, Cosabella lingerie, Juicy Couture clothing, Parasuco denim, and spa services — hair styling by Marc Anthony (no, not that one), manicures, pedicures, and massages

Stars who attend Entertainment Weekly's annual Oscar party in New York City will take home a slew of stuff too:
· James Jeans ($170)
· A swing from Hatteras Hammocks ($158)
· A GoSMILE tooth whitening kit ($85)
· A pair of boxing gloves from Everlast ($35). Insert ''punch'' line here.

Originally posted Mar 01, 2006

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