McConaughey Corvette Sold for Oprah Charity; Non-Gay Talk Show Host Fundraiser Tix Sell Out

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Matthew McConaughey is more than just a pretty face. When not working out and living it up with Lance Armstrong, the actor is helping charities.

The latest example? An online auction for McConaughey's 1971 Corvette Stingray convertible. The winning bid was $61,600 - and all proceeds go toward Hurricane Katrina relief.

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The name of the winning bidder wasn't immediately released, but eBay that 72 bids were received. Now there's a reason to grab a friend and have a drink!

McConaughey, a native of Texas, said he's donating all money from the sale to Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network continual recovery efforts.

Meanwhile, Oprah remains ungay and popular. Tickets to a fundraiser for Bennett College featuring Winfrey and Maya Angelou sold quickly on the first day of public sale.

The private school for black women sold all 300 tickets available Monday, bringing in more than $100,000 for the Oct. 20 event. Corporate sponsors can still purchase blocks of seats for between $25,000 and $100,000, officials said.

The gala is part of college President Johnnetta Cole's plans to leave office with the school on a firm financial footing. Bennett is in the midst of a $50 million fundraising campaign co-chaired by Angelou and former Sen. Bob Dole.

While we aren't raising any cash with the Lance Bass/Oprah poll, it doesn't mean you shouldn't go vote in it. Now!

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Matthew McConaughey Quotes

Levi was gonna stay home, but then he said, 'Dad, mom, I wanna go support mom's purses!' At 30 days old, he's talking about stuff like that!

Matthew McConaughey

To my father, who I know he's up there right now with a big pot of gumbo. He's got a lemon meringue pie over there, he's probably in his underwear and he's got a cold can of Miller Lite and he's probably dancing right now. To you, Dad, you taught me what it means to be a man.

Matthew McConaughey