Monday, January 10, 2011

Lady Gaga, Olivia Wilde and Darth Vader add star power to CES 2011

Lots of celebrities made appearances at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, held Jan. 6-9.
The stars of Sony’s “The Green Hornet” – Seth Rogen and Jay Chou – appeared on stage with their weaponized car from the film on Jan. 5 for the Sony (natch) pre-show press conference. Their film comes out Jan. 14 in 3-D as well as 2-D. (See a video of their appearance here.)
Pop singer Lady Gaga caused a stir on Jan. 6 at the Polaroid booth, where she introduced several electronics devices she helped design. (See a video of her appearance here.)
That same day, “Star Wars” characters Darth Vader and two dozen Imperial Stormtroopers marched into the Panasonic booth to announce the September release of all six “Star Wars” movies on Blu-ray Disc.
Actress Olivia Wilde, actor Adrian Grenier, and actor/hip-hop artist Common were among the celebrities interviewed on stage at Research In Motion’s BlackBerry booth during the show. (See video of Wilde’s appearance here.)
Rapper 50 Cent was at the show to debut his new headphones from Sleek Audio.
Actress Shannon Elizabeth played Xbox Live poker at a Microsoft event. (See video here.)
Earth, Wind & Fire performed at Monster’s party for retailers. Barenaked Ladies played at a reception for AT&T Wireless. And comic actor Joel McHale from the NBC comedy “Community” entertained at AMD’s party.

Photos from CES 2011 by Patrick Seitz:
Darth Vader and Stormtroopers at the Panasonic booth (top), Lady Gaga at the Polaroid booth, and Seth Rogen and Jay Chou at the Sony booth.

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