A starry crowd for the Rock & Royalty Race to Erase MS gala
Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger, co-presenters of Friday's Rock & Royalty Race to Erase MS gala, know how to attract the stars. Among those perusing auction items, strutting the catwalk at the Andrew Charles fashion show, or participating in ceremonies were Cindy Crawford, Mark Curry, Shaun Robinson, Deborah Gibson, Nicky and Paris Hilton, Tia Carrere, Garcelle Beauvais, LaToya Jackson, Virginia Madsen, Janice Dickinson, Jennifer Tilly, Drake Bell, Regina King, Melissa Joan Hart, Sela Ward, David Faustino, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kyle Massey, Greg Rikaart and Clementine Ford of "The Young and the Restless," Robbie Jones, Crystal Reed, Jon Lovitz, Rachel Leigh Cook, Daisy Fuentes and Ed Begley, Jr. "Dancing With the Stars" contenders Hines Ward and Chelsea Kane attended, as did pro dancers Louis Van Amstel, Kym Johnson, Anna Trebunskaya and Cheryl Burke.
Joan Jett (above) and the Blackhearts got the crowd in motion and country star Clay Walker, an MS survivor, closed the show with a shout-out to Davis, calling her his hero. The gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel was Walker's first time at the annual benefit for the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. "It won't be my last," he said.
-- Ellen Olivier
Photo of Joan Jett: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images