) - Actress Vanessa Williams reportedly paid a whopping $220,000 for a watch owned by Jay-Z at a celebrity auction earlier this week. The event, dubbed Time to Care, auctioned off watches from several other celebrities, including Meryl Streep.
Though Jay-Z is known for his philanthropic endeavors, he did admit that it was tough to part with his custom Audemars Piguet watch, saying, "[I] kind of don't want to part with this. So I hope it goes for a small amount so I can bid on it."
Williams also offered up a signed timepiece of her own at the auction, which raised $816,000 for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS charity.
The singer/actress is also making headlines this week as the newest cast member of ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives. While announcing their fall lineup, network execs confirmed that the former Miss America will appear on the show full time.
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