One of the many perks to being a celeb is that you get free stuff! Over the weekend, I popped in at the Teen Choice "Mattel Celebrity Retreat," where various companies, from Neutrogena to Southpole Clothing, were offering up their goods to stars making an appearance at the Teen Choice Awards, which airs tonight on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas nabbed copies of the hot new Nintendo Wii game, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party. - Mark …
While the celebs definitely enjoyed loading up on freebies (who wouldn't?), they also took time out to do some good for charity. Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Drake Bell, and David Cook, autographed the hood of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, which is the company's newest eco-friendly car. The Jetta will eventually be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.
Many stars (The Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, and Brenda Song to name a few) also signed new TI-NSpire graphing calculators, which will be donated to City of Hope to provide inspiration to children in hospitals -- and to help them with their math homework!
In addition, everyone from Danity Kane to the Cheetah Girls had access to a variety of gifts including Nintendo Wii 's new must-have game (Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party), fab leather belts by melamed, jewelry by Whiteflash.com, and even surf lessons from Surf Diva. Jealous? Uh, I was!
Jordin Sparks shows off a piece of jewelry from the Whiteflash.com collection. - Kevin Parry/WireImage.com
The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, and Kiely Williams) autographed the hood of a 2009 Jetta TDI …
Who knew Lil Mama was a 'Hannah Montana' fan? - Michael Sullivan/WireImage.com
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