Carousel of Hope Benefit Ball

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Carousel of Hope Benefit Ball

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Whitney Houston, here with Halle Berry, came as the date of record producer Clive Davis, who was honored during the evening with the Brass Ring Award.

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Teri Hatcher was one of the stars who decorated the 10 pedal cars that Mercedes-Benz donated to the evening's silent auction. The company also donated a full-size 2007 Mercedes for the live auction.

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Quincy Jones, who received the High Hopes Award, chatted with Usher, one of the evening's performers.

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Haylie Duff, in Pamella Roland, came with sister Hilary, who was wearing Georges Chakra. Said Haylie: "My stylist brought over a bunch of dresses, but she said, 'You can look through the rack, but I already know what you are wearing.'"

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Serena Williams, who is on the board of the charity, chose a Louis Vuitton dress and Rene Caovilla shoes. Sharon Stone wore David Meister. "My sister picks out a lot of my clothes, and she found him," Stone said. "He's such a nice man."

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Jeremy Piven, perhaps best known these days as agent Ari Gold on Entourage, is soon to appear in Smokin' Aces as Buddy "Aces" Israel, a Las Vegas performer who decides to testify against the mob.

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Andie McDowell joined Jay Leno on-stage. "I'm the host du jour of these things," said Leno, who served as master of ceremonies. "They keep asking me. I've been the host for the past 18 years."

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Warren Beatty and Annette Bening are regulars at the event.

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Whitney Houston won the Brass Ring Award back in 1992.

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Kristin Davis, who shared a giggle with Minnie Driver, wore Alberta Ferretti. "I just loved the color," she said.

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Babyface was among the performers who kept the crowd entertained.

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Virginia Madsen was one of the contributors to the Handbags for Hope project, in which personalized purses from celebrities' own collections were auctioned off.

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"I've known the Davises, so it's good to come and support," said Nicky Hilton, who attended with sister Paris. "Also, my best friend suffers from diabetes, so it's important to me."

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Halle Berry, who herself suffers from diabetes, brought current squeeze Gabriel Aubry.

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