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Hollywood glitterati grab ostentatious $200k swag bag’s


By John Glenday, Reporter

February 9, 2016 | 2 min read

For most of us a free gift might include a ballpoint pen and a key-ring but for the rich and famous of Hollywood a free fridge magnet on the night of the most star-studded movie event of the year will not do.

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For that reason the Oscar’s have blown the bank to amass a ridiculous $200 ‘gift bag’ for nominees in the main acting and directing categories that includes a $55k 10 day first class trip to Israel and 45K worth of Audi car rentals for a year to ensure that even those not called on stage can still walk away as a winner.

Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence are amongst those to get their hands on this trawl of freebies, although Matt might want to skip the Vampire Breast Lift voucher, a cosmetic treatment which apparently uses ‘blood-derived growth factors’ to revive cleavage.

Other rabbits in the bottomless bag include a $5.5k skin tightening procedure to stay looking good for the Oscar’s in years to come and three personal training sessions from the star of ABC’s My Diet Is Better Than Yours - Jay Cardiello.

At the lower end of the spectrum stars can expect to dig out a $250 Haze Vaporizer lurking at the bottom of their bags.

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