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Madonna auctions W.E. red carpet meeting

Madonna is auctioning the chance to meet her at the New York premiere of her royal movie W.E. to raise money for her ex-husband Sean Penn's Haiti charity.

One lucky fan will take pictures with the Material Girl on the red carpet and will rub shoulders with the stars at the official afterparty following the Big Apple premiere on 23 January (12).

The Charity Buzz auction is described as a "very brief meet and greet" with Madonna, but is still expected to fetch $25,000 when the lot closes on 19 January (12).

Proceeds for the auction will be handed to J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which Penn founded to help needy Haitian families rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

The pop queen married Penn in 1985 and they divorced four years later.