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Gerard Butler, Olivia Wilde celebrate good deeds and diamonds at Bulgari bash

January 14, 2011 |  1:46 pm

Gerard Butler at Bulgari bash The Ministry is always a fan of philanthropy and jewelry -- and so are stars such as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Malin Akerman, Kirsten Dunst, Gerard Butler, Adrien Brody and Gina Gershon.

Those names and more turned up at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire Ron Burkle, as bauble house Bulgari hosted a fundraiser for Save the Children U.S. and Artists for Peace and Justice -- with those charities honoring "American Idol" honcho Simon Fuller and director Paul Haggis, respectively.

Save the Children VP Mark Shriver addressed the celeb crowd at dinner, served on Burkle's tented and dressed-up tennis court, remarking, "My sister Maria and brother-in-law Arnold have a nice place, but this is amazing," referring to California's former first couple, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Fashion darlings including Akerman, Milla Jovovich, Maria BelloJulia Ormond and Ryan Seacrest's main squeeze Julianne Hough mingled before a live auction -- one that emptied a few deep pockets.

Olivia Wilde at Bulgari bash After accepting his award, Haggis remained on stage with a rep from auction house Christie's L.A. to heckle his famous friends. Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh nabbed a few items and even offered the use of his private plane for a volunteer vacation to Haiti -- which Sharon Osbourne scooped up for $25,000.

Olivia Wilde jumped on stage to implore folks to purchase a package benefiting the reading programs of Save the Children, reminding everyone that education is a lifelong process.

"Gerry Butler probably never finished seventh grade," the "TRON: Legacy" star joked.

Following the auction, Ricky Martin performed a six-song set. The Ministry wasn't really alive until we saw Butler fist pumping to "Livin' La Vida Loca," beside Jared Leto and Chace Crawford.

Click the pics for more photos from the red carpet.


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-- Matt Donnelly 

Photos: Gerard Butler, top right, and Olivia Wilde, left, arrive at the Bulgari fundraiser benefiting Save the Children as well as Artists for Peace and Justice on Thursday. Credits: Matt Sayles / Associated Press, right; Jason Merritt / Getty Images, left.