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'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' Among Top Pop Culture Moments on eBay in 2011

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter and Twilight sequels were among the top-grossing movies of the year, but fans of the two series weren't just spending their money at the box office. The franchises are listed on this year's edition of eBay's "Top Shopped" report, which ranks the pop culture moments and trends that "captured shoppers' attention -- and cash -- in 2011."

Harry Potter and Twilight rank second and third, respectively, behind the NFL.  More than 446 thousand Harry Potter items were sold on eBay, compared to 297,330 items connected to the Twilight series, including 11,352 Robert Pattinson items and 4,020 Kristen Stewart items.

Also cracking the top 10: Justin Bieber, the Fox series Glee and Charlie Sheen. Nearly 60,000 items connected to Glee were sold on eBay, while bidders purchased 22,480 Sheen-related items.

Here are some other tidbits from eBay's "Top Shopped" report:

* More than 30 thousand items related to Mad Men were sold on the auction website this year.

* eBay unloaded 16,133 items related to Jennifer Lopez.

* Bidders scooped up 12,583 items related to Kate Middleton.

* More than 13 thousand items related to Kim Kardashian were sold.

Here is eBay's list of America’s “Top Shopped” and Pop Culture Moments of 2011:

1. NFL
2. Harry Potter
3. Twilight
4. Call of Duty
5. Green Bay Packers
6. iPad
7. Sade
8. Justin Bieber
9. Glee
10. Charlie Sheen

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Photo of 1800s John Travolta Look-Alike Posted on eBay

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Could it be that John Travolta is a "vampire," much like Nicolas Cage was recently rumored to be?

Earlier this month, there was an eBay auction for a Civil War-era photo of a man who bore a striking resemblance to Cage.  The seller claimed the picture indicated Cage may be "some sort of walking undead/vampire, et cetera.”

This week, a similar photo popped up on eBay, except this time the man in the snapshot looked a lot like John Travolta, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The seller, who was seeking $50,000 for the picture, wrote, "For those of you who don't know, John Travolta is a Scientologist and many Scientologists believe in a type of reincarnation. Of course Time travel [sic] can't be ruled out as well."

At last check, the auction had been removed from eBay.  The "Cage" photo -- which had an asking price of $1 million -- previously suffered a similar fate.

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'Golden Pipes' Memorabilia Scores $355 at Auction

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A rare piece of Americana fetched a shockingly low amount of cash when it was put up on the auction block this week.

Ted Williams’ tent, the former home of the once-homeless man with the “golden pipes,” sold for just $355 on eBay this week.

TMZ reports the auction was commissioned by the man with whom Williams shared the tent.

No word on what the lucky winner plans to do with it, but TMZ reports the profits from the sale will go to an Ohio charity that supports the homeless.

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