The Hollywood hypocrite has a new girl friend who doesn’t like guns:

Penn, 53, has credited Theron for helping to change his mind about keeping the weapons in his own home and plans to have them moulded into a unique sculpture, reported E! online.

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[He said] “Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of ugliness it would be not only get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also to destroy them, (artist) Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day.

“The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of this iconic artist and sculptor… Koons will decommission and render inactive all of my cowardly killing machines,” Penn said.

Uh huh. And, he’ll do it for money. Lot’s of it. $1.4 million in fact. Guess who the winning bidder was?

And guess who won the still-to-be-made artwork for $1.4 million? Anderson Cooper!

He outbid his CNN colleague Piers Morgan who stopped bidding at $1.3 million.

Losers do tend to hang out together.