Hasty Pudding Roasts Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore flashed a peace sign as she paraded through the streets of Harvard Square yesterday, surrounded by members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' cast decked out in glitzy drag.

The star of Charlie's Angels traveled to the Square to accept her brass pudding pot at the 51st annual Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year award Ceremony.

Hundreds of students and local residents braved yesterday afternoon's biting wind to see Barrymore.

The hoards climbed on top of snowbanks to catch a glimpse of the star as she rode slowly through the Square in a silver convertible before accepting her award.

A fire engine, a Jam'n 94.5 radio truck, state troopers on horseback and about a dozen middle-aged men on mopeds turned out for the parade. The Harvard-Radcliffe Band played, four couples from the Harvard Ballroom team danced and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dance company--sporting pink hooded shirts and wings--blew bubbles at the crowd.

As the parade wound down Holyoke Street to Harvard University Health Services (UHS), Barrymore stood up in the car and greeted the exuberant crowd with a peace sign.

Some UHS personnel screamed from the roof, while others--wearing white lab coats--pressed their faces against the window and held a sign reading, "Drew Our Angel."

After the parade, Barrymore--casually dressed in olive-green corduroy pants and a green crocheted sweater and scarf--danced into the theater to the tunes of the Pudding orchestra.