Pre-Super Bowl partying with Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney and more celebs
What’s the Super Bowl without the parties?
The celebrations started early in New Orleans this weekend, with stars flocking to the city to get their pre-game groove on.
Justin Timberlake, looking dapper in a tuxedo, headlined the huge, star-studded DirecTV Super Saturday Night bash, where he belted out a mix of familiar songs and tunes from his upcoming album “The 20/20 Experience.”
At one point, Jay-Z — whose wife Beyoncé is the main attraction at Sunday's halftime show — joined Timberlake to perform for a crowd that included Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara and Matt Bomer.
Speaking of Beyoncé, the songstress’ younger sister, Solange, spun tunes at a late-night party at The Audi Forum New Orleans on Saturday, where she was “talking about how excited she was to see her sister perform at halftime,” a partygoer told us.
Also at the Audi event were Stacy Keibler (sans beau George Clooney), who was reminiscing about her days as a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, and heartthrobs Chace Crawford and Josh Hutcherson, who were having a “fun guys’ night," the source said.
Meanwhile, at the Samsung Shangri-La soiree, Jamie Foxx played a 45-minute set of original tunes and Ray Charles covers — Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of the music legend in 2004’s “Ray” — with a surprise duet with Jennifer Hudson.
Lil Wayne also performed on Saturday night at a bash thrown by GQ, Lacoste and Mercedes-Benz.