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UNICEF Ball 2011: Celebs Party For Charity (PHOTOS)

Unicef Ball

First Posted: 12/09/11 01:33 PM ET Updated: 12/10/11 03:02 PM ET

Celebs and activists gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday night for the 2011 biennial UNICEF ball to honor award recipients and to raise funds through the evening's live auction. The most notable bid of the night was a VIP package complete with backstage concert access and a private meet-and-greet with teen star Selena Gomez.

Famous guests included Diane Kruger, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole and Lionel Richie, Jayma Mays, Dennis Quaid, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, Kate Walsh, Joan Collins and Quincy Jones.

At the special event, Sean Penn honored The Medavoy Family with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for their commitment to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives throughout the world. The prestigious Woman of Compassion award was given to Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan.

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Filed by Lucy Blodgett  |