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George Clooney honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actors George Clooney and Stacy Keibler attend the 26th Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 20, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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George Clooney was honored  this weekend at the annual Carousel of Hope Ball, a black tie auction that raises money for diabetes treatment and research.

Carl Reiner was originally scheduled to present Clooney the award, but instead actress Shirley MacLaine stepped in for Reiner who wasn't feeling well, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The two-hour silent auction, emceed by Jay Leno, raised $2.5 million, according to THR.

"American Idol's" Jessica Sanchez, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Neil Diamond and Fernando Varela provided entertainment for the evening.

Celebrity guests included Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Julianne Hough, Halle Robinson Peete and Jennie Garth.