Laurie & Bomer Donate TV Props To Charity Auction

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August 17, 2011 | 11:25am EST

House star Hugh Laurie and White Collar actor Matt Bomer are among the celebrities who have donated signed items from their hit shows to a charity auction.
Bosses at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation have launched the online sale in honor of next month’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

Items in the auction include a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes signed by Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo, an oversized tennis ball from House signed by Laurie, and a tour of the Young and the Restless set by actress Kate Linder.

Among the other prizes are a hat from White Collar autographed by Bomer and VIP seating at tapings of several shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Academy Executive Director Norma Provencio Pichardo says, “The auction is an incredible opportunity for TV fans to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia, while supporting an important cause. We are so grateful for the television community’s generous donations of incredible items that attract the funds necessary to help support the mission of the Foundation.”