We shot a segment the other day at the 2007 Cannes Gifting Lounge at the Carlton. Among items offered to celebrities: luxury trips to Tahiti, the Caribbean, and Kenya and the opportunity to adopt an elephant. Forty elephants were adopted by the company sponsoring, baby elephants were then gifted to the likes of Pamela Anderson and Minnie Driver – in name only. Hope that makes sense, like sponsoring a child, you know?

Pam also took a pair of purple and pink Reeboks and some jewellery and a bikini and some skin care and some clothing and a new line of perfume made out of diamond dust….is crazy.

Anyway, we also received bags when we left. Not as stacked of course as the ones given to the stars but with juicy items all the same.

But here’s the thing:

I have no doubt, without your strong support of the site, I wouldn’t be here in Cannes at all. So why should I keep it? My swag bag will belong to one of you.


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: If you are interested in entering contest, please send email to [email protected]. Please note this is a different email address from the one normally used for contests. Your entry WILL NOT be received if you send to me directly – my webmail is f&cked. Please use CANNES SWAG as the title and one condition, super easy:

Should George Clooney be #1 on the Freebie Five?

Entries must be received by May 25 at noon EST. Winner selected randomly … good luck! And see below for what’s up for grabs!

- Elizabeth Grant Caviar Rejuvenating Ampoules
- Frederik Fekkai Ageless rejuvenating shampoo
- Dreamgirls DVD
- Sphatika skincare range with 6 product offerings in a cute, white terrycloth pouch
- POUT Firming summer sunscreen SPF20, Ultimate Face Tan, Ultimate Fake Tan, Instant Shimmer, and Super Balm
- Xtreme Lashes mascara and heated eyelash curler
Approx value: $400

Thank you, love you, owe you,