Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Miss America Can Get Older

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Miss America Can Get Older

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Penn, DiCaprio and friends boost Haitian relief work

Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other's philanthropic work. DiCaprio was the guest of honor at the $5,000-a-plate dinner Saturday night at Los Angeles' Milk Studios, which raised nearly $4 million for Penn's Haitian Relief Organization and its nonprofit partners.

Brad Pitt bid $60,000 on a painting, but Arnold Schwarzenegger won with $70,000.

Other items up for auction included a private dinner with chef Jose Andres and Anderson Cooper, which sold for $50,000; and a "Game of Thrones" viewing party with Emilia Clarke, which went for $160,000. The most expensive item was a painting by Urs Fisher that sold for $1.5 million. Ballerinas Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova performed solos, actress and dancer Sofia Boutella did a routine directed by Madonna, and singer-songwriter James Taylor closed the evening with a nine-song set. …

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