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May 20, 2010

Celebs raise millions for AIDS, Haiti at Cannes

Caption: Kate Beckinsale and Russell act as auctioneers

Cannes, France - Stars from Russell Crowe to Jennifer Lopez raised 5.36 million euros (6.7 million dollars) at the Cannes film festival for the fight against HIV-AIDS, then dug deep to help Haiti.

The millions were raised at the annual gala hosted during the film festival by AmFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research -- one of the biggest celebrity events in Europe. It had raised 3.23 million euros last year.

After the dinner, one of the world's top AIDS fundraising events of the year, Crowe and singer Lionel Ritchie collected 80,000 euros (100,000 dollars) for Haiti at a party attended by actor Benicio Del Toro and Elisabeth Banks.

Other attendees at the AmFAR event included the actress Naomi Watts, star of two films at the film festival, and the celebrity socialite Paris Hilton.

Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem meanwhile ran an auction of red carpet dresses worn at the Oscars and Cannes by Watts, Scarlett Johannson, Diane Kruger, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard, Demi Moore, Salma Hayek and Gwyneth Paltrow.

They collected 270,000 euros at the sale, also held to help fight AIDS.

Other prizes auctioned included the opportunity to spend a day with former US president Bill Clinton, which drew a price of 180,000 euros. Tickets to the party cost 118,000 euros for a table of 10.

Many more photos from the AmFAR benefit can be found in The Day Job, Cannes

Source: Paul Haggis on Facebook (May 19, 2010)

May 20, 2010

Huge fundraiser for APJ (Artists for Peace and Justice) planned for tomorrow night in Cannes. Co-hosted by APJ Founder Paul Haggis and Advisory Board members Russell Crowe and Gerard Butler. Special thanks to Oscar Generale and Moran Atias for organizing this! 100% of the proceeds from the event will be directed to APJ!

Many more photos from the APJ benefit can be found in The Day Job, Cannes