US actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends an auction during the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS on the sidelines of the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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A Damien Hirst work of art and a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio helped AIDS foundation amfAR raise a record $35 million (28 million euros) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.Some 900 celebrities and members of the jet set turned up Thursday evening at the luxury Eden Roc hotel not far from Cannes for the 21st "Cinema Against AIDS" event, including amfAR fundraiser Sharon Stone, Marion Cotillard, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, John Travolta, Kylie Minogue and Justin Bieber.Stone auctioned off a work of art by British artist Hirst -- the gilded skeleton of a woolly mammoth in a steel and glass vitrine -- to a Russian billionaire for 11 million euros.Two tickets for the next Oscars ceremony were sold for 200,000 euros.
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