Brad Pitt offers $120,000 to watch Game of Thrones episode with Emilia Clarke
In other news, Brad Pitt still hasn't got the hang of bidding.
Brad Pitt attempted to pay $120,000 to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with Emilia Clarke - who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series - but his bid proved to be unsuccessful.
The actor made the offer during a silent auction at Sean Penn's annual gala for Haiti, which was held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. In attendance was Clarke and her co-star, Kit Harrington who was reportedly in the restroom at the time, so it would be fair to assume he knew nothing...
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The auction initially began at $20,000, however, it was not long before this price shot up when Pitt bid $80,000 in order to rent Clarke as a viewing partner. However, soon afterwards, Pitt seems to have forgotten how an auction works as he bid against himself, offering $90,000 and then raised it to $120,000 when Harrington returned and threw himself in as a guest too.
In the end, Pitt was outbid by a gala-goer who ended the auction at $160,000, but who has yet to be named. Still, we've all seen how these situations pan out. So, all bets are on Martin 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli having emerged the victor.
Besides being auctioned off as a GoT viewing companion, Clarke also ended up buying a painting by the artist Josh Smith, for $90,000, having beaten Leonardo DiCaprio who offered $80,000.
Later, DiCaprio was honoured with a humanitarian award for his work on climate change.
Making a speech, which offered a few digs at US President Donald Trump, he said:
"The biggest challenge now is to make sure everyone knows what’s at stake and how climate change will impact them in their future. [The US government’s] denial of so much scientific evidence belongs in the 'Earth is Flat' chapter of human history. Until we have a federal government that is competent on these issues we all need to keep fighting back. We can make a change before it’s too late."
In total, more than $4m was raised during the event.