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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera’s annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.But, importantly, Thursday’s celebrity auction in Cap d'Antibes, at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, raised in excess of $30 million for the fight against AIDS, a cause for which Elizabeth Taylor, one of the organization’s founders, fought until her death in 2011.

Stone’s comment was ironic, referring to the male cologne, but perhaps also a tad risky since the fashion world is so age-conscious and cut-throat.AIDS CURE BY 2020New York art dealer David Benrimon donated a Pablo Picasso sketch that raised 719,000 euros (about $800,000) and a Fernando Botero sculpture that raised 2 million euros ($2.2 million.

Elizabeth Taylor

Fassbender and the beauty have known each other for a while; the pair were seen holding hands together a year ago.She drew more attention on the Cannes red carpet in a white mermaid gown for the movie’s premiere.MUSIC MAKES THE PEOPLE COME TOGETHERSinger Charli XCX was followed by legendary diva Mary J. Blige, who at first wowed crowds with a rousing performance of a “Family Affair,” then dashed the hopes of many by leaving the stage after five minutes.Picking up the baton, the rousing British band “Imagine Dragons” delivered an outstanding performance as they performed hits like “Radioactive,” electrifying the crowd as lead singer Dan Reynolds went into the crowd and sang.

Giving back is close to my heart and I think it’s important when you’re on the public stage to be able to spread the awareness.

euros (about $1 million).MONEY, MONEY, MONEY (DIVORCE)Antonio Banderas

$30 million raised at celebrity-filled French Riviera amfAR gala, but where was Sharon Stone?

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$30 million raised at celebrity-filled French Riviera amfAR gala, but where was Sharon Stone?

the French Riviera’s annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.But, importantly, Thursday’s celebrity auction in Antibes raised in excess of $30 million for the fight against AIDS, a cause for which the Elizabeth Taylor fought until her death in 2011. But where was Sharon Stone? JEFF KOONS CAPS ART SALESThe highlight of the celebrity auction was the sale, at 12 million euros ($13.4 million,) of artist Jeff Koons’ “Coloring Book” sculpture to Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.

Stone’s comment was ironic, referring to the male cologne, but perhaps also a tad risky since the fashion world is so age-conscious and cut-throat.AIDS CURE BY 2020New York art dealer David Benrimon donated a Pablo Picasso sketch that raised 700,000 euros ($781,000), and a Fernando Botero sculpture that raised two million euros ($2.23 million.

Elizabeth Taylor

It’s not superficial, people here are real, he added.MICHAEL FASSBENDER MAKES A COMMOTION 12 Years a Slave actor Michael Fassbender star had heads turnings as he was very prominently chatting, up close, to beautiful Madalina Ghenea, for 20 minutes at the centre of the amfAR marquee.Ghenea, 26, a Romanian model turned actress grabbed attention at the Cannes Film Festival by featuring nude on the provocative poster for the film Youth, with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.She drew more attention on the Cannes red carpet in a white mermaid gown for the movie’s premiere.Following the intimate chat with Fassbender, Ghenea was seen having an argument with another, older, man.MUSIC MAKES THE PEOPLE COME TOGETHERSinger Charli XCX was followed by legendary diva Mary J. Blige, who at first wowed crowds with a rousing performance of a Family Affair, then dashed the hopes of many by leaving stage after five minutes.Picking up the baton, the rousing British band Imagine Dragons delivered an outstanding performance, standing on tables, and at one point had a drunken lady snatch a mike from them on stage.FASHION SHOW, DARLINGFormer French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld curated a glamorous fashion show, featuring the world’s top models, who sported designs from the world’s most important houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Armani.

he told The AP.WHY WAS BRITAIN’S FERGIE THERE? Britain’s Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, 55, made a very unexpected appearance at the glitzy event.The former confidante of the late Princess Diana, and Weight Watchers icon, grabbed attention in a V-neck coral gown with choker, which showed off her recent weight loss.She said that she liked to use her prominent position for good — despite having been a persona non grata by the British Royal Family for several years.

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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

It was installed and much-admired by guests at the event venue, the Hotel Du Cap-Eden Roc hotel.Art-collector-cum-“Titanic” star DiCaprio donated a work from his personal collection by enigmatic British street artist Banksy — bought for 1 million euros ($1.1 million. WHY WAS SHARON STONE NOT THERE? The normal auction host, “Basic Instinct” star Sharon Stone was nowhere to be seen, prompting some guests to comment on whether the exuberant actress’ absence was due to persistently rumored ill health.But in a statement to The Associated Press, the 57-year-old said that she could not “attend due to work commitments.”

Stone’s comment was ironic, referring to the male cologne, but perhaps also a tad risky since the fashion world is so age-conscious and cut-throat.AIDS CURE BY 2020New York art dealer David Benrimon donated a Pablo Picasso sketch that raised 700,000 euros ($781,000), and a Fernando Botero sculpture that raised two million euros ($2.23 million.

Elizabeth Taylor

It’s not superficial, people here are real, he added.MICHAEL FASSBENDER MAKES A COMMOTION 12 Years a Slave actor Michael Fassbender star had heads turnings as he was very prominently chatting, up close, to beautiful Madalina Ghenea, for 20 minutes at the center of the amfAR marquee.Ghenea, 26, a Romanian model turned actress grabbed attention at the Cannes Film Festival by featuring nude on the provocative poster for the film Youth, with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.She drew more attention on the Cannes red carpet in a white mermaid gown for the movie’s premiere.Following the intimate chat with Fassbender, Ghenea was seen having an argument with another, older, man.MUSIC MAKES THE PEOPLE COME TOGETHERSinger Charli XCX was followed by legendary diva Mary J. Blige, who at first wowed crowds with a rousing performance of a Family Affair, then dashed the hopes of many by leaving stage after five minutes.Picking up the baton, the rousing British band Imagine Dragons delivered an outstanding performance, standing on tables, and at one point had a drunken lady snatch a mike from them on stage.FASHION SHOW, DARLINGFormer French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld curated a glamorous fashion show, featuring the world’s top models, who sported designs from the world’s most important houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Armani.

he told The AP.WHY WAS BRITAIN’S FERGIE THERE? Britain’s Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, 55, made a very unexpected appearance at the glitzy event.The former confidante of the late Princess Diana, and Weight Watchers icon, grabbed attention in a V-neck coral gown with choker, which showed off her recent weight loss.She said that she liked to use her prominent position for good — despite having been a persona non grata by the British Royal Family for several years.

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