Every year, the stars come out in droves to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival — where each year it becomes less and less about the films and more and more about the parties and swag suites. For those that don’t know what “swag” means — it’s free sh*t — and the stars love every bit of it! MJ was (un)fortunately not there this year, but here’s a round up of where the stars were out and about all week:
Matthew McConaughey, Ron Livingston and Allison Janey came through the Samsung Galaxy Lounge at the Village At The Lift in Park City to learn about the newest Samsung devices. According to insiders, McConaughey’s not pigging out to gain back weight after dropping nearly 50 pounds for a film role. “Matthew is on a special diet to put on weight, He’s eating fish because it’s healthier.”
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Paris Hilton debuted her dj skills at at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wearing a sequin ensemble with tights and gloves, she treated fans to some remixes of Rihanna‘s ‘We Found Love’, fun.‘s ‘We Are Young’, and her brand new single, ‘Last Night’. She also sported a pair of diamond encrusted headphones as she danced the night away behind the dj booth.
Paris tweeted throughout the day, keeping fans well informed on her status before the show. One of her tweets read: “Busy day preparing for my show tonight. I’m so nervous and excited. I can’t wait to get up there and see #SaoPaulo dance!”
Here is a clip of her show!:
Beyonce is getting “Back To Business!”
And suitingly, that’s exactly what she called her 4-night Memorial Day Weekend stint in Atlantic City’s newest hotel, Revel, where the iconic singer performed for a sold-out audience! Fans and friends of “Queen B” alike, gathered together at Ovation Hall, to welcome her back. (Even First Lady Michelle Obama attended with Sasha and Malia!)
As you’d expect, she had a few outfit changes and sang many of her famous songs like “Love On Top,” “1+1″ and “Halo,” but she surprised the audience with a cover of Lauryn Hill‘s “X-Factor” and a chilling tribute to the late Whitney Houston, singing her powerful ballad “I Will Always Love You.”
Over at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, there was some competitive entertainment! On Friday night, Pitbull took the stage for an electric concert at the Event Center, followed by a DJ set from Alesso. Saturday night had Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend DJ Afrojack at MIXX nightclub and “Project X” star DJ Jesse Marco holding down the fort at mur.mur.
Over at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, “The Voice” star Christina Milian hung out by the pool during the day and performed some of her hit songs like “Dip It Low” and and “AM to PM” later that night in a tight orange mini-dress. On Sunday night, Kim Kardashian (wearing all black!) made an appearance at The Pool After Dark, bringing along longtime BFF Brittny Gastineau. The girls drank Midori cocktails and hung out in a private VIP section.
For the last three years at music festival Coachella, the A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival is the place to be for all the big stars to have a little fun in between shows!
The Brent Bolthouse-produced bash featured carnival games and thrill rides including bumper cars, an enormous ferris wheel and a giant slide, and a big central dance floor, which stayed packed well into the morning hours thanks to sounds spun by “Project X” hit man DJ Jesse Marco.
Celebs spotted enjoying the fun festivities of the Neon Carnival included Usher, Emma Roberts, Gerard Butler, Paris Hilton, Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Cory Monteith and Harry Shum Jr., Twilight’s Kellan Lutz, Breakaway’s Camilla Belle, Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill, Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe and Christa B. Allen, Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr, Michelle Trachtenberg and Penn Badgley with girlfriend Zoe Kravitz, Shenae Grimes, Kevin Connolly, Inception’s Lukas Haas, supermodel Chanel Iman and designer Alexander Wang.
More “HOT SHOTS” from photographer Seth Browarnik (WorldRedEye.com) of the A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival… coming soon!
Over 1000 party-goers attended The Star’s club launch and were the first to get low at the nightclub, with performances by DJ Afrojack and LMFAO’s Redfoo. The Star is designed like no other nightlife venue, featuring three distinct rooms to cater to different music tastes and moods.
When The Star opens to the public, it will be a non-stop party, with a rockin’ line up of will.i.am, Jermaine Dupri, and other famous DJ’s schedule in the first few weeks. Internationally renowned DJ Avicii will bring the party this Easter weekend on April 7 and 8.
Check out more photos from the star-studded event after the jump!
…Yup, her cell phone!
The funnygirls-and-guys at FOD decided to hack her phone… and you’ve got to see what they found!
“Move over Paris and Kim,” the actress says to her iPhone…
Watch Charlize Theron’s Kinky Sex Tape below.
The Sundance Film Festival, as always, brought out tons of stars and Micah Jesse has your celebrity roundup of who was where and what they took home in their swag bags! Here we go…
The Bertolli Meal Soup Chalet hosted by Gen Art at the Sky Lodge brought out do-gooder stars like Anthony Mackie, Jesse Williams, Justin Long, Isla Fisher, Laura Prepon, Andy MacDowell, Ben Lyons and many more. Many of the celeb guests who came through were excited to support Bertolli’s mission (in conjunction with Feeding America) to donate 400,000 meals to the hungry by signing a ladle for the “Ladles of Love” Wall. Stars also picked up swag from SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique, Tic-Tac Mints, and Lumene skin care products before heading back out to bear the cold. (#sp)
A cozy spot to hang out, relax, and check out some seriously amazing bands was the Bing Bar, which hosted concerts by mega artists including Wiz Khalifa, Cobra Starship, and Jason Mraz. The Bing Bar was also host to quite a few screening after parties, even getting festival founder Robert Redford to stop by.
The Talent Resources & Kari Feinstein gifting suites were host to a bevvy of stars including Tinsley Mortimer, AnnaLynne McCord, and Mario Lopez. Celeb guests such as these received clothing, gifts and goodies from Vice Merchants, Hint Water, Sean Jean, DL1961 Premium Denim, while jamming to music by DJ’s Mick Boogie and Silver Medallion.
Park City Live was host to concerts all weekend long from huge names including LMFAO’s Red Foo & The Party Rock Crew, Deadmau5, Afrojack, Ludacris, Big Sean, and OneRepublic. In between “party rocking,” the LMFAO crew was seen snacking on a variety pack of Baked By Melissa cupcakes.
Learning to ski with celebs? Sign us up! That’s what was going on at the Oakley Learn to Ride Powered by AT&T and the League of Super Fast Things event below the Hyde Lounge pop-up on Main Street. This exciting retreat brought out stars like Ryan Kwanten, Anne Heche, Sal Masekela and Mario Lopez with his beautiful wife Courtney Mazza. In between learning to ski, celebs sipped on Muscle Milk Cookies and Cream to recharge.
Nearly 80 Sundance celebs including William H. Macy, Christina Hendricks, and Ice-T stopped by the McCafé Lounge at The Village at the Lift this past weekend and participating in McCafe Project Warm Up: Lend a Hand to Warm a Heart to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). McDonald’s made an on-the-spot donation for each celebrity that stopped by to “lend a hand to warm a heart” and all of the quilt patches will now be turned into a beautiful quilt and auctioned off during the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games in March to benefit RMHC.
Stars like Elizabeth Olsen, SNL’s Will Forte and AnnaLynne McCord flocked to the Element Electronics Apres Ski Retreat to sip on specialty cocktails from The Mulberry Project, get their hair done up by Nine Zero One Salon (with products from Unite), and take home swag from IceLink Watches.
The VEVO PowerStation & SOREL Suite featuring the Fresh Lounge presented by Continuum Entertainment Group (CEG) welcomed stars like Jason Ritter, Common, Ben Flajink, Natasha Bedingfield, William H. Macy, Jon Heder, Danny Glover, Ariel Winter, and many more, who came by to pick up swag and hang out.
Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend, Ty Burrell, Spike Lee, Eric Mabius, Jon Heder among others stopped by the Nintendo 3DS Experience at Sundance to check out the brand’s “latest and greatest.” MJ stopped by too and was blown away by the 3D-sunglasses-less visuals on the new Nintendo 3DS! (The lounge even featured specialty cocktails using Emergen-C!)
Distinguished actors Bruce Willis, Chris Kattan and an all-grown-up Joshua Jackson made appearances at Goodnight Gansevoort at The ONE Group House, where guests snacked on small bites from Baked By Melissa and STK.
Playboy and Bombay Sapphire presented the Imaginative Filmmakers Spotlight at the AXE Hair Media Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival, hosted by Anthony Mackie, and attended by guests including: Nia Vardalos, Scott Wolf, David Burtka, Edward James Olmos, Tiffany Hines, Questlove, Marshall Lewy (Writer, Director California Solo), and Sheldon Candis (Writer, Director Luv).
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