With the 2013 Kentucky Derby kicking off Friday, Louisville will soon be transformed into Hollywood South.
Actors, musicians, reality stars and athletes will head in droves to the Churchill Downs track once again this year, walking the red carpet, posing for photos, and signing an oversized bottle of Moet & Chandon, the Derby’s official champagne, for charity. And gossipdavid.com has obtained the official confirmed Red Carpet list of celeb attendees.
One of this year’s most notable attendees is Jennifer Hudson, who will be headlining a gala Friday night. Other artists slated to attend include country singers Jo Dee Messina and Martina McBride, as well as former NSYNC boy-bander Lance Bass, who’s attended the Derby in past years.
Hudson won’t be the only celeb with reality TV roots (she was discovered on American Idol, after all!): The Hills alum Lauren Conrad will arrive in Louisville Friday, as will Project Runway alum Christian Siriano and The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Vickie Gunvalson.
Plus, stars from the small screen are also heading to the Derby, including The Office‘s David Denman, Don’t Trust The B*** In Apt 23‘s Krysten Ritter and personality Carson Kressley.
And, of course, the sports world will be represented: Shaquille O’Neal, Tiki Barber and Tom Brady are among the notable athletes slated to attend. But no word if Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen and their newborn are coming!