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Usher loses out at charity auction after $80,000 bid

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Oct 31, 2013 | 9:04am EDT

R&B superstar Usher almost parted company with $80,000 (£53,300) at a charity auction earlier this week (begs28Oct13) but was outbid at the last minute. The Yeah hitmaker was determined to become the owner of a Richard Avedon photograph which was put under the hammer at the Angel Ball in New York City on Tuesday (29Oct13). He furiously bid up to $80,000 but was beaten to the lot by jeweller designer Lorraine Schwartz, the woman behind Kim Kardashian's huge diamond engagement ring from Kanye West, who laid down $85,000 (£56,600) . The event went on to raise $3 million (£2 million) for cancer charities.

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