We can’t imagine a more popular auction prize than winning a date with Charlize Theron - and one lucky winner was just such a recipient at a charity event in New York.
The Oscar-winning actress, who hosted a dinner and auction for her charity, The Africa Outreach Project, offered to attend an LA Lakers basketball game with the winner of the courtside tickets.
Sporting a sleek Versace shift dress topped with a Stella McCartney bolero tux jacket, Charlize took her hosting duties seriously but found time to pal around with her good friend and fellow actress, Liv Tyler, who looked party-perfect in a yellow feathered skirt, as well as other A-listers including model Petra Nemcova, Jon Hamm and Johnny Knoxville.
Charlize took the last year off from acting while she was concentrating on the charity, which helps promote healthier lives for at-risk children in her native South Africa, but will soon be returning to the silver screen in the upcoming comedy Young Adults.
Well done Charlize and welcome back!
By Maria Milano