ELTON JOHN THROWS MILLION DOLLAR AIDS BASH WITH HUBBY DAVID FURNISH

SIR MICHAEL CAINE, KIRSTEN DUNST and DAME JUDI DENCH were among the stars who helped SIR ELTON JOHN raise a staggering £6.1 million ($12.2 million) for charity at the singer’s latest celebrity bash.The Rocket Man star and his partner David Furnish threw their annual White Tie and Tiara Ball at their Berkshire, England, home on Thursday night, with other £3,000 ($6,000)-a-ticket guests including supermodel Elle Macpherson, former British royal Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and artist Tracey Emin.The lavish party was thrown to raise funds for Sir Elton’s Aids Foundation charity, and an auction saw items like a four-day tennis lesson with tennis ace Roger Federer and an Audi R8 sports car snapped up by celebrity guests for £325,000 ($650,000) and £400,000 ($800,000) respectively. However, the most coveted items on the night were an appliqued blanket by Emin, a trip to South Africa with Sir Elton and Furnish, and a Rolls Royce Phantom coupe - which reportedly has a waiting list till 2009 - all of which went for £800,000 ($1.6 million) each.

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