Madonna hosted an event sponsored by Gucci last night at the United Nations. The party, aimed at raising money for UNICEF and Madonna's non-profit organization Raising Malawi, brought out celebs like Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Gremlin and Rosie O'Donnell, who recently revealed that she is no longer drinking alcohol because she found she could never have just one. Madge's 11-year-old daughter Lourdes also attended.
Madonna made the following statement, "I've earned a reputation for many things: pushing the envelope, for being a provocateur, for never taking no for an answer. For endlessly reinventing myself, for being a cult member, a kidnapper. For being ambitious, outrageous and irreverent. And for never settling for second best. But I don't just want you to write me a check. I'm more interested in your heart. I want to take you on that journey with me tonight. I want you to feel as inspired as I do right now. Yes, I want to raise Malawi. But if I can do that, if we can do that, then the sky's the limit."
At the auction, the highest ticket item went for $600,000. The prize? A chance to tour with Madonna and attend dance class with her and Gwyneth Paltrow.