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USA Network Auctions Celebrity Fashions from Hit New Show "The Starter Wife"
70% of the proceeds from the auction - featuring such designers as Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sander, Givenchy and Versace - will be donated to Dress for Success.

[via press release from USA]




NEW YORK, NY � June 18, 2007 � USA Network will auction the sexy and sassy fashions from the hit new show THE STARTER WIFE, starring Emmy Award winning actress Debra Messing, to benefit Dress for Success Worldwide. Now viewers can have the chance to bid on and wear the tr�s chic looks of Molly and her fabulous friends from this summer's hit show phenomenon. Featuring clothing and accessories from such well-known designers including: Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sander, Givenchy, Versace with70% the proceeds donated to Dress for Success.

Visit the ongoing auction at www.starterwifeauction.com to see costume and wardrobe pieces available through Thursday, June 29 at 3:00pm ET. It's a great way to spice up your wardrobe while helping others.

Viewers can also purchase this summer's must-have item, THE STARTER WIFE "Pink Tank Top." The tank comes in a delightfully eye-catching shade of pink and is an invaluable piece for any woman's wardrobe. The best part is that it's 100% guilt free, as 10% of the proceeds will also benefit Dress for Success.

Emmy Award winning actress Debra Messing stars in THE STARTER WIFE, a sexy, savvy and wickedly funny tour de force on USA Network Thursdays at 9p/8c through June 28. This six-hour television event is directed by Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") and features Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Judy Davis ("Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadow"), Tony winner and Emmy winner Joe Mantegna ("Joan of Arcadia"), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls"), Miranda Otto ("Lord of the Rings"), Peter Jacobson ("As Good As It Gets"), Stephen Moyer ("Quills"), Aden Young ("The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course") and Chris Diamantopoulos ("Boston Legal"). THE STARTER WIFE is about life after divorce and one woman's quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head.

THE STARTER WIFE is based on The New York Times best-selling Simon & Schuster novel from author Gigi Levangie Grazer ("Rescue Me," "Maneater"). POND'S�, the anti-aging skin care line that gives women the "beauty edge," is the exclusive presenting sponsor of the six-hour television event.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 80 cities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 350,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 basic cable network across the board for 2006, USA Network is seen in 90 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

  [june 2007]  


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