Um, she's at Cannes Film Festival with the rest of the A list celebrities...
Cannes is not all about films, celebrities, new talent discoveries, producers’ deals, paparazzi, shopping, and partying. It is also one of the most influential events in the world to promote the good and raise awareness for important worldwide issues, such as Darfur and AIDS. Yes, it’s all about business for some stars…and a bit of tan, champagne and caviar to celebrate success of raising a good sum of donations at the end.
Sharon Stone’s amfAR benefit Gala
This year on May 21, 2009 such celebrities and influencers as Stella McCartney, Sophie Coppola, Kenneth Cole, Michelle Yeoh, Annie Lennox, and Donatella Versace not only donated, but they partook in live auction, offering personal items of special value. President Bill Clinton was the honored guest at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS. His work against HIV/AIDS has helped millions of people around the world.
The gala included a formal dinner, along with a world-renowned live auction, all to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Harvey Weinstein and Sharon Stone, tireless advocates for AIDS research and for amfAR, will help conduct the highly anticipated live auction with the assistance of several of the event chairs and other celebrities in attendance.
Quentin Tarantino’s much anticipated and wanted “Inglorious Basterds” has been one of the auction 'items' at the Sharon Stone’s and Harvey Weinstein's annual Cannes 'must-do' amFAR benefit Gala, The Foundation for AIDS Research yesterday. A private screening for 50 of Quentin Tarantino and The Weinstein Company's 'Inglourious Basterds' was followed by an exclusive after-party and three-course dinner at Cipriani Wall Street.
Other items that were up for auction this year included President Clinton's Personal Saxophone, personally autographed by Clinton for the winning bidder at the event; a one-of-a-kind Fiat 500 car, custom-designed by Renzo Rosso of Diesel; a pair of private tennis lessons, one with tennis legend Monica Seles and one with Jelena Jankovic, currently ranked fourth in the world; and a Milan Fashion Week package, including access to the most coveted shows: Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, D Squared, and more, along with two tickets to amfAR's inaugural Milan event.
Last year's live auction raised $7 million, bringing the evening's fundraising total to more than $10 million, the most a single event has raised in amfAR history. At this point, we can forgive Sharon Stone for Casino, Sliver and Basic Instinct-2. She is my personal hero now.
Jelena Jankovic. arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France.
Actress Michelle Yeoh and tennis player Jelena Jankovic attend the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 show at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France.
Edit. At the the afterparty: