The Superbowl wasn’t the only place for parties – there were also birthday celebrations going on in California.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi celebrated their birthdays with a joint bash at home on Saturday. Ellen celebrated her 51st birthday and Portia celebrated her 36th birhtday.
Samantha Ronson was there to deejay and brought along girlfriend Lindsay Lohan. People reports other pals included Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Another birthday celebration was for Justin Timberlake. Jessica Biel threw Justin, a Superbowl themed surprise 28th birthday party on Sunday. The penthouse was transformed with flat-screen televisions brought in especially for the festivities, and the party feasted on gourmet buffalo wings, pizza, mini sliders and red velvet cupcakes.
Let’s not forget Lauren Conrad, from the Hills. Lauren was surprised when she entered the restaurant Lavo and saw her friends, including Lauren “Lo” Bosworth and her actor-beau Kyle Howard (Missing: Her pal Audrina Patridge and ex-beau Brody Jenner.) ready to celebrate her 23rd birthday.
Happy Birthday to Justin Timberlake, Lauren Conrad, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi.
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Jennifer Hudson gave a flawless preformance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIII. This is her first public appearance since the October slayings in Chicago of her mother, brother and 7 year old nephew. Her brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.
Hudson is now expected to resume her active work schedule. Jennifer, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in “Dreamgirls,” is scheduled to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. And her new video for “If This Isn’t Love” is set to debut the week of Feb. 9.
Bruce and the E-Street band didn’t disappoint at the much anticipated halftime show. Bruce opened his 12 minute performance to a very energized crowd in Tampa, Florida with “10th Avenue Freezeout” which led right into his classic “Born to Run”. He then performed a brief segment of “Working on a Dream” ,the title track of his just-released album. Springsteen and the band closed with “Glory Days”. The 59-year old Bruce looked like he could have played all night but was restricted by time constraints.
“I think it’s quittin’ time, Steve,” Springsteen laughed to guitarist Steve Van Zandt.
Steve argued a bit, but then a referee came out and jokingly flagged the band for delay-of-game penalty.
“Steve what time is it?” Bruce asked.
“It’s Boss time!” Van Zandt shouted.
This year has been Boss time. He won the Best Original Song Golden Globe for “The Wrestler”. He gave a stirring performance of his 9/11 tribute “The Rising” on the National Mall for Barack Obama’s inauguration. This week he released a new album “Working On A Dream”.
And tonight, in front of millions he rocked the house at the Super Bowl XLIII. He didn’t sing “I’m On Fire”, but he definitely is.
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E!News has reported that Jennifer Hudson will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. This will be Jennifer’s 1st appearance since her family murder tragedy last October. Jennifer has remained in seclusion thus far.
Besides the Super Bowl, Jennifer is scheduled to sing the songs of Neil Diamond on Feb. 6 at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala in LA.
I can’t wait to see her sing. I am sure it is not going to be easy for her after everything she has been through.