FINAL UPDATE: Frustratingly, Charitybuzz doesn't allow its items to be viewable with all the bids and final price once they're over, but in the final minutes of the Madonna auction, "Charitybuzzfan" chimed in with a $25,000 bid. There were a few others leading up to that amount, but I believe it ended at $25,000...exactly the amount Charitybuzz predicted. I honestly thought it would end around $15,000. WOW.
UPDATED: Bidding is now up to $12,000 with $13,000 for the next bid. Well...that puts me out of the running unless someone wants to trade magazines or sexual favors on top of my $5K! :)
So...no one wants to go halfsies on that charity auction to meet (BRIEFLY!) Madonna and get a photo with her at her W.E. premiere? It would probably only cost us each about...FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. In this economy, it's a steal. (P.S. I found it interesting that the money is earmarked for Haiti. This is a new charity for Madonna as far as I can tell.)
In other Madonna/W.E. news, Arianne Phillips was nominated for Excellence in Period Film for her eye-popping costumes in the movie by the Costume Designers Guild. Be great if she received an Oscar nomination, especially since the designer of Madonna's fabulous Evita duds was scandalously overlooked. (Arianne was working for the enemy that year, dressing Courtney Love in The People vs. Larry Flynt!)