Ashton Kutcher, Ginnifer Goodwin, Coco And The 20 Best Celebrity Hats Of The 2012 Kentucky Derby

I’ll Have Another was wearing the roses after Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but we all know he wasn’t the only star of the event, which has become as much about watching the attendees as it is about the horses. As in years past, celebs put on their derby best to enjoy a day of mint juleps and betting. Although there was little sun in the sky, the folks in Churchill Downs were still seen wearing everything from traditional Kentucky Derby hats to some more elaborate and daring headwear. Coco, Ginnifer Goodwin, Cyndi Lauper, Star Jones, Mary J. Blige and Miranda Lambert were among the ladies showing off straw, feathers, flowers and bows on their heads. Even a few male celebs, like Ashton Kutcher, Kellan Lutz and Joey Fatone, joined in on all the hat fun. Here’s a look at the 20 best celebrity hats at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

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Penn Badgley Is Not Feeling Blake’s Heels

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For all their public PDAs, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively don’t play up their couplehood on the red carpet. Watching them arrive at the 2009 Angel Ball together last night, we think we caught why the Gossip Girl lovebirds weren’t standing together minutes later: her heels!

“The rest of your dress is black, except the tip of your heels are blue and sparkling. That’s just…I…I don’t get it.” “Oh, Penn, they’re darling!” “I can’t…I can’t be in the same…SHOT as those…I…I’m gonna go inside.” “Oh, Dan…I mean Penn!” We may have made that dialogue up, but Gossip Girl fans know this guy was all indignant and neggy about something.

Other stars at the charity event included Bar Refaeli, Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke, as well as Star Jones and Sherri Shepherd (oh, to be a fly on the wall when they meet up). See who else attended in the gallery below.

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The Stars Come Out For The U.S. Open


It’s almost Labor Day in New York City, which means most people with money have cleared out of the city and are holed up in their vacation homes on the east end of Long Island. There are some celebs though who have chosen to stick it out in the city this week though for a reason — they scored tickets to the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in Queens. This ragtag bunch of tennis enthusiasts have been watching the matches all week and it’s a pretty impressive group — and even more impressive is seeing Anna Wintour dress in her Queens Casual look. Here’s a look at who’s watching the matches. [Photos: Getty Images]

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The 2009 Kentucky Derby Brings Out The Big Hats

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With all due to respect to Aretha Franklin‘s contraceptive diaphragm and Brooke Shields‘ big blue cowpie, the Best Celebrity Hat Of The 2009 Kentucky Derby has to go to  Star Jones‘ feather-brain, just for her ability to stand upright while wearing it. And now you know what it looks like when a swan explodes.

Check out some of this year’s hat-related highlights in the gallery below.

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Star Jones Makeover: Fab Or Fail?

As a co-host on The View, Star Jones made a name for herself with humor, wit, wild hair, bold outfits, and legal smarts. She was also known for embracing her large size, but when she passed 300 pounds and her weight began to affect her health, Star decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She told Oprah Winfrey in 2009, “I was an addict for all practical purposes, that I had never stuck to a real diet, that I’d never stuck to a real exercise program, and that when confronted by my doctor and the doctor said if you don’t make changes, you will die. I had no choice.”

But while Star did choose surgery, she decided against sharing her decision with the public, and forbade her colleagues on The View from mentioning it. Fans grew frustrated as Star continued to chalk up her drastic weight loss — some 160 pounds — to diet and exercise. Star later revealed the truth and apologized to her co-workers, saying, “I’m so sorry that I placed a burden on my colleagues. I never asked them to lie.”

Star is now rocking a slim build and has no problem showing it off. And while she’s certainly healthier now, is she taking her quest for skinny too far?