Kruger, Butler raise USD 11 million at Cannes charity ball

Los Angeles: Diane Kruger, Gerard Butler, Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue were among the stars, who turned out to raise nearly USD 11 million for Aids research at a glitzy charity ball in Cannes.

AmfAR`s annual Cinema Against Aids event was held during the famous Cannes Film Festival at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes and featured a cocktail reception, dinner and a money-raising auction, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and German supermodel Heidi Klum started off the bidding by offering up a pricey Cartier watch. Klum sparked a bidding war by promising the winner a massage.

Other coveted lots in the auction included a guitar owned by Ronnie Wood and the chance to star in a short film by Karl Lagerfeld, while `Vampire Diaries` star Nina Dobrev offered to bite a winning bidder.
The night also included performances from pop singer Jessie J, who sang her money-themed hit `Price Tag`, and Aloe Blacc, who performed the aptly titled `I Need a Dollar`.

Other guests included Alec Baldwin, "The Artist" star Berenice Bejo, Milla Jovovich and Antonio Banderas.