Saturday, January 17, 2009

COMPLETE CELEBRITY SIGHTING GUIDE: Get Ready to Party in Washington for the Inauguration


EVENT: MTV's "Be the Change Inaugural Ball," held in conjunction with the volunteerism campaign ServiceNation

CELEBS EXPECTED: Carrie Fisher, Marisa Tomei, Keisha Knightly, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, MTV VJ Lala and Fonzworth Bentley

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


EVENT: The Creative Coalition gala

CELEBS EXPECTED: Elvis Costello, Sting, and R&B legend Sam Moore will perform, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerry Washington

LOCATION: Harman Center for the Arts.

EVENT: American Music Inaugural Ball.

CELEBS EXPECTED: Dionne Warwick host, Ludacris, Rodney Atkins, George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Marvin Sapp, the Temptations (with Dennis Edwards), Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Kirk Franklin, the H.B. Barnum Orchestra, The Caravans, Smokie Norful, T-Pain, David Banner, Athena Cage, Cedric the Entertainer, the Cheetah Girls, Fantasia, Lil Jon, Monica, Bella Steez, and Bobby Valentino.

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park.

EVENT: The Purple Ball

CELEBS EXPECTED: Lou Gossett Jr. host, Ashley Judd, Patricia Arquette, Amy Brenneman, Ed Harris, Josh Lucas, Amy Madigan, Brad Silberling, and Kate Walsh.


EVENT: Human Rights Campaign Foundation gala

CELEBS EXPECTED: Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Rosie O'Donnell

LOCATION: Fairmont Washington, DC.

EVENT: Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future Concert

CELEBS EXPECTED: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and their families , performances by The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus

LOCATION: Verizon Center

EVENT: Latino Inaugural Gala

CELEBS EXPECTED: Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, Lila Downs, Angelica Vale, Don Omar, Paulina Rubio

LOCATION: Union Station

EVENT: Recording Industry Association of America's Presidential Inauguration Charity Ball

CELEBS EXPECTED: Rihanna will perform, David Arquette, Courtney Cox


EVENT: "A New Birth of Citizenship" Ball

CELEBS EXPECTED: Jessica Alba host, featuring John Legend and DJ Samantha Ronson, Lindsay Lohan

LOCATION: Renaissance Washington

EVENT: Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball

CELEBS EXPECTED: Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill and Mary J. Blige

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Center for International Trade.

EVENT: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

CELEBS EXPECTED: U2, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Will.I.Am, John Mellencamp, Shakira, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow and Josh Groban. Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III and Oprah will read historical passages.

LOCATION: Lincoln Memorial