PAUL McCARTNEY TO HOST PETA’S PARTY OF THE CENTURY AND HUMANITARIAN AWARDS
For Immediate Release:
August 18, 1999
Los Angeles, Calif. — More than three months before the New Year’s ball drops in Times Square, the world’s first major millennium party will get underway in Hollywood as Paul McCartney hosts PETA’s Party of the Century and Humanitarian Awards on Saturday, September 18, at Paramount Studios.
In honor of his late wife, McCartney will present the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award to Pamela Anderson Lee for her outstanding commitment to animal rights. Linda McCartney was one of PETA’s most loyal and vocal supporters. The star-studded event will be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson and Ellen DeGeneres.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will honor individuals who have made the fight for animal rights one of the biggest social movements of the millennium. Among those receiving humanitarian awards for their efforts in behalf of animals are Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson Lee, Bill Maher, Steven Seagal, James Cromwell, Kathy Najimy, Sheryl Lee, Stella McCartney, Todd Oldham, Magali Amadei, the B-52’s, and in a rare public appearance, Richard Pryor.
At Paramount, guests will enjoy a vegan dinner and block party with an animal-friendly street fair at the studio’s New York Street. Storefronts will boast the latest cruelty-free consumer products, from synthetic-leather shoes to humane mouse traps. The party’s primary sponsor, Paul Mitchell Professional Salon Products, is celebrating 20 years as a pioneer among companies that never test products on animals.