American Idol judge Paula Abdul has a new gig – hosting the first In Defense Of Animals benefit concert. The event will help animals who were affected by Hurricane Katrina and also raise funds for the IDA Disaster Relief Fund. It’s not just the show that’s star-studded but also the honorary committee behind it, which counts stars like Ed Begley, Antonio Banderas, Emmylou Harris, and Joaquin Phoenix as its members.
The benefit promises to be the ultimate vegan event and will also showcase organic fare from Whole Foods, One World Vegetarian Cuisine, and Gardenburger among others. You can check out the menu for that night over at their MySpace (and if you’ve got an account, friend them too while you’re at it).
The public will also get a chance to do some good and hobnob with the stars. Tickets for the February 17th event cost $275, and for those who want to give a little extra, $1,000 will get you two VIP tickets, seating, and VIP Sponsor Celebrity Reception. Sounds to me like it could be a good post-Valentine’s Day date.