Paris Hilton Named Harvard University's humor magazine-Harvard Lampoon's "Woman of the Year" to promote new movie "The Hottie & The Nottie"

Photo: Paris Hilton (shown above with sister Nicky) is receiving Harvard University's Harvard Lampoon humor magazine's "Woman of the Year" award in lieu of promoting her new movie, Regent Releasing's "The Hottie & The Nottie."

LOS ANGELES Regent Releasing is pleased to announce that Harvard University's Harvard Lampoon, the university's noted comedy magazine, will be honoring Paris Hilton, the star of Regent Releasing's upcoming release "The HOTTIE & the NOTTIE," with the Harvard Lampoon "Woman of the Year" award. Founded in 1876, the Harvard Lampoon is the world's oldest continually published humor magazine. The Lampoon has many accomplished alumni including Conan O'Brien, John Updike and William Randolph Hearst and is responsible for the creation of the National Lampoon. Hilton will be on the Harvard campus on February 6, 2008, to accept the award and speak publicly to the university's student body.

Paris Hilton will receive the Harvard Lampoon "Woman of the Year" award accompanied by a large public ceremony in the middle of Harvard Square. The entire Harvard undergraduate community will be invited to attend this ceremony at which Ms. Hilton is expected to give an acceptance speech.

Paris Hilton is doing a multi-city tour to promote the release of "The HOTTIE & the NOTTIE," which opens in theaters nationwide on February 8th to coincide with Valentine's Day. The tour includes Park City, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles. The tour begins in Park City on January 20th and concludes with the Harvard visit on February 6th. "The HOTTIE & the NOTTIE" world premiere will be held at the historic Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on February 4th.

Set for release nationwide on February 8th, "The HOTTIE & the NOTTIE" is a comedy with heart centering on a "perfect 10" woman, Cristabel Abbott (Hilton); her less fortunate best friend, June Phigg (Lakin); and the guy who gets in the middle. Having pined for Cristabel since the first grade, twentysomething Nate Cooper (Moore) must find a boyfriend for the less-than-beautiful June before he will have a shot at landing the girl of his dreams.

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About Regent Releasing

Regent Releasing was founded by acclaimed film producers Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow as a division of Los Angeles-based Regent Entertainment. As a leading global independent distribution company, Regent Releasing had a breakthrough hit with the Academy Award-winning drama "Gods and Monsters," and has since provided its discerning audience a wide array of powerful and thought-provoking titles with a broad-based appeal including: "The Hunting of the President," concerning the right-wing agenda to destroy Bill Clinton; "Callas Forever," a stunning fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas and her relationship with manager Larry Kelly; and the award-winning drama "Aurora Borealis," starring Donald Sutherland, Joshua Jackson, and Juliette Lewis. Recently released and upcoming titles include the Sundance Film Festival Award winner "Stephanie Daley," starring Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn, and Timothy Hutton; "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," an entertaining look behind Broadway's curtain from filmmaker Dori Berinstein; and "The Hottie & the Nottie," a romantic comedy starring Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore and Christine Lakin. For more information on Regent titles, please visit .