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Douglas, Zeta-Jones Not Feeling Charitable

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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FUND MANAGER Nemcova, Douglas and Zeta-Jones (inset)

Tsunami-surviving supermodel model Petra Nemcova has a secret weapon when it comes to fundraising for Happy Hearts Fund, her charity supporting underprivileged kids in Asian nations: her voice.

"I'm such a sucker for her accent" said one partygoer as he dropped several $20 bills into a large vase that was already teeming with cash at Gramercy Park Hotel, where Nemcova and her perfect 10 friends celebrated the charity in proper fete form.

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If only certain A-listers were feeling so generous. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones literally did one lap around the rooftop and posed for a quick a photo-op with Nemcova before leaving less than five minutes after arriving. later asked Nemcova how much Douglas and Jones donated to her charity: "Oh, their presence here is enough of a donation," said the tactful beauty. So does that mean they didn't pony up any cash? "No, they didn't make an actual donation," Nemcova confirmed. Guess those five precious minutes are worth their weight in Happy Hearts.


Despite a prominently displayed pile of cash, video screens advertising the charity, and an impassioned plea made by Nemcova herself (which the couple missed), Douglas (via his rep) tells that he and his wife were not aware that the gathering was a fundraiser.

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