Arrivals at Help Haiti Home benefit

Arrivals at Help Haiti Home benefit

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Bette Midler arrives at the 3nd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P HRO Presented By Giorgio Armani at Montage Hotel on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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by SANDY COHEN / The Associated Press

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 9:26 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - While many stars are awash in the gifts and parties of Golden Globes weekend, a few used their privilege to benefit the people of Haiti - and they were rewarded with an intimate performance by U2.

Bette Midler, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Piers Morgan, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Idris Elba and Kathryn Bigelow were among the guests Saturday at Sean Penn’s third annual Help Haiti Home benefit, which raised nearly $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The dinner party at the Montage Hotel included a surprise performance by U2- the band’s first in four years.

The J/P Haitian Relief Organization has been working since the 2010 earthquake to provide emergency care and sustainable shelter and education to the people of Haiti. But Penn says he hopes his organization is obsolete within 10 years.

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