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Oprah Winfrey raises $600,000 for charity with yard sale

Oprah Winfrey has raised more than $600,000 for charity with a yard sale — and, as the Los Angeles Times reported, she still has 250 lots up for sale.

One of the top items from her home was a set of six embroidered 18th-century armchairs that went for $60,000, nearly 10 percent of the money raised so far. A combination of in-person bids at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and online bids boosted some items to more than 10 times their estimated value.

All proceeds from the yard sale will go to Winfrey’s girls leadership academy in South Africa.

Billy Crystal brings $1M to Hurricane Sandy-damaged NY beach town

Billy Crystal has helped raise $1 million to rebuild his native beach town on New York’s Long Island hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy.

The City Slickers and When Harry Met Sally star announced the gift to the city of Long Beach on Saturday, while standing on a newly installed patch of the town’s boardwalk.

Newsday reports $112,000 of the gift will come from Crystal’s family. The $888,000 is coming from money he helped raise at the annual Celebrity Fight Night fundraiser in March, an event that raises money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and other charities.

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