Celebrity items put up for auction
Nicole Kidman bids US$100,000 for Hugh Jackman's 'Music Man' hat
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Celebrity items are often put up for auction in order to raise money for NGOs and foundations, and sometimes they're simply sold to the highest bidder because they're seen as valuable cultural artifacts.
Nicole Kidman took a turn as the highest bidder for her friend and former co-star Hugh Jackman's hat from his Broadway revival of 'The Music Man.' Following the show, there was an auction for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Kidman made her presence known when she bid a cool US$100,000 for the signed hat. Jackman shared a video of the moment at the Winter Garden Theater on Twitter in which Kidman takes the mic following a standing ovation and says, “I love you. I love Broadway. And I love what they do, Broadway Cares, but I also want to say this show is extraordinary." Jackman then took the mic and said, “I’ve known Nic for almost 30 years. I’ve worked with her. I can tell you this is not a surprise to me. She is one of the most generous souls I know."
The foundation shared on Instagram that Kidman's donation in honor of her fellow Aussie will equate to "20,000 meals and 2,000 doctor visits this holiday season for those living with HIV/AIDS, struggling with COVID-19 or facing other life-threatening challenges."
Click through to see the other celebrity items—from used tissues to kidney stones—for which people have paid eye-watering amounts of money.
All amounts in USD.
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