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Kruger, Butler raise $11 million at Cannes charity ball

india Updated: May 26, 2012 17:38 IST
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Diane Kruger, Gerard Butler, Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue were among the stars, who turned out to raise nearly USD 11 million for Aids research at a glitzy charity ball in Cannes.

AmfAR's annual Cinema Against Aids event was held during the famous Cannes Film Festival at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes and featured a cocktail reception, dinner and a money-raising auction, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and German supermodel Heidi Klum started off the bidding by offering up a pricey Cartier watch. Klum sparked a bidding war by promising the winner a massage.

Other coveted lots in the auction included a guitar owned by Ronnie Wood and the chance to star in a short film by Karl Lagerfeld, while Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev offered to bite a winning bidder.

The night also included performances from pop singer Jessie J, who sang her money-themed hit Price Tag, and Aloe Blacc, who performed the aptly titled I Need a Dollar.

Other guests included Alec Baldwin, The Artist star Berenice Bejo, Milla Jovovich and Antonio Banderas.