Charlize Theron Kisses a Girl for Charity

Charlize Theron has been dating Stuart Townsend for eight years now, but it turns out that she has a license to kiss other people — as long as it's for a good cause.

At a recent fundraising event for OneXOne, a charity dedicated to helping underprivileged children, Charlize locked lips with a hot blonde. Here's how it happened. As part of a celebrity auction, Charlize was selling a trip to her home country, South Africa. The package included World Cup tickets, a safari, and a chance to meet Nelson Mandela — not bad, right? But when the bidding stalled at $37,000 — after Jeremy Piven had just raised $280,000 — Theron decided to improvise.

"There is no way I am leaving here with Jeremy Piven getting a higher bid!" she told the audience, then offered to kiss a male bidder for $130,000, noting, "Swine flu is going around. This is high-risk kissing!"

After another man outbid him by $5,000, a female bidder stepped into the fray, winning her kiss for $140,000. And that seven seconds Charlize promised? Much to the audience's (and surely, the winner's) delight, it somehow turned into 20. There's some blurry video here, if you're interested.

And what of Mr. Townsend? "My boyfriend isn't here tonight," Theron joked.

Theron famously had a love scene with Penelope Cruz in Head in the Clouds. And of course, she won an Oscar for playing a lesbian serial killer in Monster. Guess it pays to be picky about the girls you kiss?

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