Singer Katy Perry forked over $50,000 for cooking lessons from chef Cat Cora at Elton John's 20th Annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party this past Sunday.
The 27-year-old singer entered into a bidding war with NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch at The City of West Hollywood Park in Beverly Hills, US Weekly reported.
An attendee told the magazine, "Neil Patrick Harris was beat boxing while chef Cat Cora and David Burka sang [Snoop Dogg's] 'Drop It Like It's Hot' to sell a cooking experience during the auction."
The recently-single "Firework" singer split with Russell Brand, 36, in December. Photos were published this weekend showing Brand and rumored new girlfriend Oriela Medellin Amieiro.