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CES Brings The Stars To The Yard: Celebs Get in Gear

by Adriana Lee | January 5, 2012January 5, 2012 10:30 pm PDT

Looks like all the drooling at CES 2012 won’t just be for the gadgets being unveiled there. Seems the tech community’s cashing in on what the rest of the advertising and marketing industry already knows — people love to slobber all over celebrities.

Truth is, last year the attendees got a chance to eye Lady Gaga, Oliver Stone, Adrian Grenier and Olivia Wilde. So will this year’s all-star line-up be any better? You be the judge:

Seth Green: The actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Austin Powers, Robot Chicken, Family Guy) is one of Shodogg’s investors, so he’ll be on hand at the company’s booth at the Showstoppers event on Jan. 10.

Justin Bieber: TOSY Robotics will be graced with “The Bieb,” who’ll be introducing its new entertainment robot on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

50 Cent: In honor of his new business venture, SMS Audio, the rap star extraordinaire will be signing autographs from Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Jan. 12.

Eliza Dushku: Geeks — especially those of the Joss Whedon variety — already love this BtVS, Angel, Dollhouse star to bits. As the CES Entertainment Matters Ambassador, she’ll be appealing to a whole new strain of geek. Eliza will be on tap for Spike TV’s “CES All Access Live” show on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Snooki: The Jersey Shore reality star will be demoing some back-end office systems, answering questions and showing some usability scenarios across various different verticals. KIDDING. If you know anything about Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, you know she loves a party. So after doing her booth bunny duties along with iHip on Tuesday, Jan. 10, she’ll be hosting the crew’s party that night.

Dennis Rodman: There’s something kind of fitting about the flamboyant Rodman hooking up with Paltalk, which specializes in chat rooms and webcam technology. If you’re on the show floor, hit them up on Thursday, Jan. 12 for a peep at the NBA Hall of Fame legend.

Jillian Michaels: Unless you’re into fitness or tuning into The Biggest Loser, you may have never heard of Michaels, but I promise you — this fitness expert is a personal god for regimen-seeking hollywood starlets and suburban moms everywhere. She’ll be working it at the CES TechZone FitnessTech area on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

LL Cool J: Some celebrities are like cultural icons, and for me, LL Cool J might be one of them. The star of NCIS: Los Angeles, the hip-hop/rap music legend will be introducing some new debuts for Boomdizzle and Dolby on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Jabbawockeez: If you like reality shows and dance performances, then Jabbawockeez might be a name you recognize. The group is the first to win America’s Best Dance Crew, and they’re set to perform some time during Qualcomm’s keynote on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Chicago: Holy smokes, are we time-tripping? Chicago will be rocking the stage like it’s 1984, thanks to Monster Inc.’s Retailer Awards Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Greg Grunberg and Wayne Brady: Vehicle security guru OnStar tapped the former Heroes star and the talk show veteran for its social media-riffic Tweet House sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

And that’s just for starters. To view more, hit up the news release at the CES source link below.

[via Hollywood Reporter, GeekSugar, CESweb]


Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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