Laguna Beach’s Kristin Cavalleri offering a 10-minute call with herself for charity

Fresh off of the likely cancellation of her UPN series, Kristin Cavalleri is now offering herself for sale. The high bidder during a charity eBay auction will have a 10-minute conversation with Kristin, although via Skype, not a real phone.

Brooke Shields, Rachel Bilson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the other celebrities participating in the Skype-a-Celeb auction. The proceeds benefit The Art of Elysium, an organization “that encourages artists to dedicate their time and talent to under-served, at risk and hospitalized children whose lives are constantly disrupted by hardship, or chronic and often terminal illness.”

If you should win the conversation with Kristin, just don’t try to talk to her about her cocaine use: The New York Daily News’ Lloyd Grove did that, and she said, “I just really don’t want to go there. I don’t want to be associated with that.” Then her eavesdropping publicist cut off the conversation, saying, “I just don’t like the way this conversation is going.”

skype-a-celeb [eBay]
10 Minutes Gone Forever [New York Daily News]

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