The 2011, 137th Annual Kentucky Derby airs at 4:00 p.m, ET on NBC.
The big news today is the front runner, Uncle Mo, was scratched from this year’s race because of a stomach ailment. I feel bad for Mo and his owner, but there are thousands like me who could care less about who wins today. I just want to know what celebrities will be attending and what everyone will be wearing.
Some big name celebrities are expected to be in attendance at Churchill Downs today. Country singer, Miranda Lambert and the Jonas Brothers are expected to appear and Kate Goslin and Marissa Miller are expected to be on hand as well. Let’s hope that Kate’s hat covers most of her face while Marissa wears as little as possible.
Others rumored to be floating around the steeple are Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice star, Kate Walsh and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP, Aaron Rodgers.
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Reality stars seem to show up everywhere these days and the odds are that Kardashians or Paris Hilton won’t disappoint? Jessica Simpson was seen earlier in the week, so she may be in the stands as well. In an ironic twist, Simpson is said to favor Decisive Moment, an obvious departure from the unlikely mogul’s flighty blonde ways.
For thousands of fashion buffs it will be the hats and dresses of the stars and others in attendance that will draw all the attention and the race it will simply be a distraction.