Fashion, music help raise $2.5 mil at benefit
HOLLYWOOD — Teri Garr enhanced her rep as the country’s most entertaining affliction spokesperson when she told the crowd at Friday’s “Race to Erase MS” dinner that “MS is to diseases what Enron is to accounting — no rules.”
Garr, who has “a touch” of MS, also referred to it as “this scum sucking pig of a disease.”
The Century Plaza benefit kicked-off with a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show that had celebrity models including Dennis Rodman, Mischa Barton and b.f. Brandon Davis strutting their stuff. “We’ve been teaching them to balance books on their head for a week,” said co-chair Nancy Davis.
Perf’s came from Natalie Cole, David Lee Roth, who had the crowd on its feet for “Jump”; and Cyndi Lauper, whose four song-set competed with dinner but was still the evening’s high point.
Among those at the Suzanne de Passe-produced event that raised $2.5 million were Aaron Spelling, Marvin and Barbara Davis, Gil Bellows, Bill Maher, Anjelica Huston, Bonnie Hunt, Ted Field, Michael Chiklis, Ray Romano and Wayne Newton.