Sharon Stone put George Clooney on the auction block Wednesday for a good cause: AIDS research.
Clooney and his Ocean's Thirteen
co-stars Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia and Ellen Barkin made a brief appearance at the annual Cinema Against AIDS dinner, which raised a record $7 million for the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR
As Clooney and his castmates auctioned off a seven-day Mediterranean getaway on a private boat, Stone announced: "If you bid, one of these guys will come down and touch you. And you can choose which one."
But the choice was clear. With flourish – and on stage – Clooney promptly kissed the lucky girlfriend of the winning bidder, who'd ponied up $350,000.
"I'll kiss [Clooney] for $500,000," joked Ellen Barkin. And as dozens of guests clicked their camera phones, Clooney then kissed her, too.