Celebrity Toilet Tattoos
Celebrity autographed Toilet Tattoos were auctioned off by eBay, with all proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society
Lena Fiore Inc., maker of the toilet-seat appliqué line Toilet Tattoo (one of our favorite wacky bath products here at This Old House), hosted a booth in the 2007 American Music Awards gift suite. Celebs autographed their favorite toilet tattoos, which were auctioned off by eBay on February 11, with the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Chris Daughtry is the only American Idol contestant to turn a rickety fourth-place showing into a record-breaking debut album. Daughtry hit the top of the Billboard charts and is the fastest-selling debut rock album in Nielsen Soundscan history. After autographing his Toilet Tattoo that night, Daughtry accepted three American Music Awards for the album.
Starting bid $5; Sold for over $50 at eBay
You'd think a platinum-selling, five-time Grammy award-winning R&B singer would be too busy to stop by the AMA gift suite. But, John Legend (Get Lifted) had a chuckle with the Toilet Tattoos staff, and didn't hesitate to lend his name to the cause.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy—the 7th best professional dancer in the world—is best known for his pairings with Tia Carrere, Willa Ford, Laila Ali, and most recently, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Starting bid $5; Sold for over $80 at eBay
This R&B singer/songwriter's first album, In My Own Words, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. But, many of Ne-Yo's accolades are for songs he's written for other singers, like Beyonce Knowles' Grammy-nominated “Irreplaceable” and Rihanna's “Unfaithful.”
Making her debut as the underdog in the first season of the reality-television hit America's Next Top Model, Adrianne Curry beat out thousands of wannabes for the win. She has since been listed on Maxim's "Hot 100" list, and is a regular on the reality-TV circuit. She co-starred in VH1's Surreal Life, where she met her husband, Christopher Knight (he played Peter on The Brady Bunch). The odd couple's relationship has since been chronicled in the VH1 reality series My Fair Brady.
Starting bid, about $5; Sold for over $20 at eBay
Joanie Laurer is best known for her time spent as Chyna, a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). During her five-year reign as "The Ninth Wonder of the World"—wrestler Andre the Giant was billed as the eighth—she became, in 1999, the first woman to hold a men's Intercontinental wrestling title. After leaving the world of professional wrestling, Chyna resurfaced in VH1's Surreal Life alongside Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model), Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers).
Starting bid, about $5; Sold for over $20 at
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth—known simply as Omarosa—is one of the most recognizable reality-television stars in history. Her abrasive on-screen personality is so infamous, in fact, that it has earned her a spot on the current season of Celebrity Apprentice, alongside actor Stephen Baldwin and rocker Gene Simmons. She isn't all bad, though: the reality villain shows her softer side by working with at-risk youth and as an advocate for the homeless.
Starting bid, about $5; Sold for about $20 at eBay
Ever the thespian, Hal Sparks is best-known for playing Michael Novotny on Showtime's Queer As Folk. Since, Sparks has been offering hilarious and biting commentary in the popular I Love… series on VH1, including I Love the '80s and I Love the '90s. Next up is the release of his band's self-titled debut album, Zero1, available for prepurchase through his website.
Starting bid, about $5; Sold for over $20 at eBay
As the host of E!'s The Soup, Joel McHale serves up a satirical roundup of the week's entertainment news. And he has recently taken on the role of Elliot in the upcoming DVD release of the animated feature Open Season 2—a character previously voiced by Ashton Kutcher.
Brooklyn's own John Salley is one of only a few ballers to hold the distinction of having played for three different championship-winning NBA franchises, including the Los Angeles Lakers. Now retired, Salley has been known to dabble in movies, and has appeared in the film Bad Boys II.
Best known as the "culture vulture" on the Emmy-winning show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jai Rodriguez got his start playing Angel in the Broadway musical Rent. Now, he's planning to put his stamp on the music industry with a debut album, so it's no surprise that he stopped by the AMAs.
Who knew television dating could yield a happy marriage? Trista and Ryan Sutter met on the first season of The Bachelorette and married in a high-profile ABC-televised event shortly thereafter. The couple recently made headlines when they announced the birth of their first child, Maxwell Sutter.
Joe Mantegna is into some pretty serious stuff: the three-time Emmy-nominated actor has recently been added to the cast of the CBS hit show Criminal Minds. But, he can be funny too! Aside from taking a minute to autograph this patriotic toilet tattoo, Mantegna also lent his voice to “Fat Tony” in last year's The Simpsons Movie.
When Ryan Starr was voted off of the first season of American Idol, putting her at seventh place, even Simon Cowell was crushed. He said, “Give me a call anytime; because you're about to become a star, and I'll give you any help you need.” Since then, she has released an iTunes exclusive single called “My Religion,” which—without any promotion, or a full-length album to back it up—has shot to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs Chart.
This four-time Grammy-nominated soul singer (and former Rick James protégé) returned to the spotlight after a 10-year hiatus with the release of La Dona in 2004. Teena Marie is constantly sampled by today's rap artists, so it makes sense that her comeback was marked by signing with the classics imprint of famed hip-hop record label Cash Money Records.
Starting bid, about $5; Sold for over $60 at
She played crazy Aunt Rachel on Family Matters, one of the longest-running television comedies of the '90s. But, Telma Hopkins started her career as a singer and calls the voicing of the line "Shut yo' mouth" in the theme song for Shaft one of the "coolest singing jobs ever."
Larry Birkhead, one-time boyfriend of the late Anna Nicole Smith, made headlines when a court in the Bahamas declared he was the father of Smith's child. He's rumored to be shopping a reality show that would chronicle his life as a single dad.