George Clooney's $425,000 kiss
( smh.com.au ) - A woman's boyfriend paid $US350,000 (more than $425,000) for her to kiss George Clooney at a charity auction. The event, a fund-raiser for AIDS research organisation amFAR, took place in Cannes where Clooney is promoting his latest movie, Ocean's Thirteen.
The kiss was thrown in as an "incentive" to increase bidding on a yachting holiday.And though many women would happily pay to kiss Clooney, not all commentators were happy about the deal."$350,000 and no tongue? Outrageous!" opined celebrity website TMZ.com.
The momentary lip-lock was one of a number of star turns at the event. Harvey Weinstein spotted Kylie Minogue at the dinner and pulled her onstage to sing The Loco-Motion and Can't Get You Out of My Head, which raised $US300,000.
Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese came onstage in a cowgirl suit, complete with pink glittering hat, then stripped down to underwear, pink cowboy boots and strategically placed tassels to ride her trademark giant spinning lipstick.
Ivana Trump won a Francesco Vezzoli portrait of a teary-eyed Bette Davis for $US200,000. Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell joined host Sharon Stone onstage to auction off a package of fashion show tickets, for $US175,000.The MAC Aids Fund, The Weinstein Co. and Bold Films were sponsors of the event.