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Wood pays $20,000 for dinner with Johansson

Rocker Ronnie Wood dug deep at a charity auction and paid a whopping $20,000 for a dinner date with Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson.

The Rolling Stones star was among the guests at the Too Many Women gala, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, in London on Thursday night (13Oct11).

Organisers staged an auction during the event, and Wood became involved in a bidding war with businessman Sir David Tang for the Johansson lot - until they both agreed to pay $20,000 for the prize and split the dinner.

A guest tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "When both bids reached £13,000, it looked as though it would end in stalemate. So the two agreed to put their bids together and pay £26,000 to share Scarlett."

Wood also raised an additional $32,000 by donating a guitar lesson as a prize, while other lots included a cookery lesson from Gwyneth Paltrow and a walk-on role in Guy Ritchie's next film.