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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
Image credit: Nicole Kidman: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com
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:

FOR OSCAR PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS
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!)

FOR THE, AHEM, 'RUNNERS-UP'
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)

FOR THE YOUNG AND GLAMOROUS
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)

FOR THE FELLAS
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)

FOR... WHOEVER
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

FOR THE NEW YORK CROWD
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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