Pop star Katy Perry will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen after bidding $50,000 (£31,250) for culinary lessons at Sir Elton John's Oscars viewing party in Beverly Hills on Sunday (26Feb12).
The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker went head to head with movie producer Steve Tisch for the item.
He offered up $80,000 (£50,000) for the lessons, by celebrity chef Cat Cora, but then decided to share the prize with an excitable Perry for a total cost of $100,000 (£62,500).
An insider tells UsMagazine.com, "Katy emptied her purse out jokingly for the cameras before she and Steve agreed to share the prize for $100,000. Katy got up and hugged him delightedly."
Other stars at the 20th Annual Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards event, which raised funds for the Rocket Man's longrunning charity, included Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.