If You Want A Piece Of Lou Pearlman, You Can Find One On eBay
Pervy boy-band impresario Lou Pearlman, whose trial on federal bank fraud charges is set for April, has told friends that he’s thinking about copping a plea on those charges that would result in him going to the federal pen for up to 25 years. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be free from jail after that; charges related to the huge investment scheme that he ran through his company Trans Continental Airlines have yet to be filed, and that’ll probably add to his sentence if he’s found guilty. What’s more interesting: The “friend” who told the St. Petersburg Times this little bit of news is now reselling Pearlman’s possessions–which he bought at Pearlman’s two bankruptcy auctions–on eBay, under the username a-v sales. Among the items on offer are an actual MTV Moonman (bidding currently at $560); other highlights–including an award bestowed upon Pearlman by Mikhail Gorbachev–after the jump.
MCDONALDS COOKIE JAR CONTAINER RARE Current price: $9.99. (Shipping costs are $15!) Description: No description, although there’s a close-up of the McDonald’s Seal Of Authenticity that reveals that it’s from 1997. I’m not really sure how this is “rare,” though. Which former boybander should buy it: Justin Timberlake. Ba da ba ba ba!
WORLD CONNECTION AWARD 2002 BY MIKHAIL GORBACHEV Current price: $1,000. Description: “DON’T MISS OUT ON A VERY RARE AND NOT OFTEN SOLD TO THE PUBLIC ITEM… THIS IS THE ACTUAL AWARD THAT WAS GIVEN TO LOUIS J. PEARLMAN BY PRESIDENT MIKAIL [sic!] S. GORBACHEV AT THE AWARDS BANQUET IN 2002 … INCLUDED IS THE VIDEO OF THE AWARD BEING PRESENTED TO L.J.P.” Which former boybander should buy it: Lance Bass. He’s the thinky one who wrote a book, right?
BACKSTREET BOYS 6,000,000 Units AWARD Current price: $9.99. Description: “BSB World Wide Sales of 6,000,000 Units … The Album “Back Street Boys” 1997 … 20×16″ Which former boybander should buy it: Aw, heck, I’ll buy it and give it to the Backstreet Boys, just so they can be reminded of their better days.
ANTHONY ROBBINS PERSONAL POWER II CD’S Current price: $23.82. Description: The official line: “Starting today, you can design the life you’ve always wanted. You can have closer relationships. Greater success in business. More money. Better health. Real happiness and personal fulfillment. True passion in your life. All it takes is 30 days, and Anthony Robbins’ Personal Power II: The Driving Force!” And a note: “SET MAY CONTAIN DUPLICATES AS EXTRAS.” Which former boybander should buy it: Aaron Carter, who clearly needs some personal power of the legal kind (or at least better name recognition) thrown his way. (He can give the extras to the guys from LFO.)