Charlize on auction

2010-12-08 00:00

CHARLIZE Theron has auctioned herself on a charity date to raise money for at-risk children and communities in South Africa.

The 35-year-old actress, who has been single since splitting from long-term boyfriend Stuart Townsend earlier this year, offered to attend a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game with whoever bid the highest for two court-side tickets at a fundraiser in New York on Monday night.

A source who attended the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project dinner and auction at the Darby Restaurant told gossip website Just Jared: “All the men in the room were doubling the bids on the courtside Lakers tickets if Charlize attended the game with them. She agreed to attend for $20 000 (R138 000).”

The actress launched her charity, which aims to create safer and healthier lives for SA children and communities, especially those affected by HIV and Aids, in 2007.

Theron’s close friend Liv Tyler attended the event to see her being auctioned off for charity. Other celebrities who attended included Mad Men actor Jon Hamm and wife Jennifer Westfeldt and James Blunt’s former girlfriend Petra Nemcova.

Theron last year focused on her Africa Outreach Project, but is currently filming Young Adults with ­Jason Reitman in New York.

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