Cee Lo Shakes Up NBA All-Star Festivities In LA

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off his duet with Gwyneth Paltrow at the Grammy Awards, Cee Lo returned to Staples Center for NBA All-Star Saturday night.

The singer-songwriter performed the cleaned-up version of his hit “Forget You,” the same song he, Paltrow and Jim Henson’s Puppets did on the Grammys last Sunday.

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Wearing a bright green sweatsuit accented with rhinestones, Cee Lo arrived near the stage on the back of a golf cart, talking on his cell phone. After performing with his all-female band, he sat courtside to watch the slam dunk contest.

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers had the crowd oohing when he dunked over a car to win the title.

Among the other celebs watching the shooting stars and skill challenge were John Legend and girlfriend-model Chrissy Teigen, Terrell Owens, Spike Lee, boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Jam, Cuba Gooding Jr., Chris Tucker, and Penny Marshall.

Wearing a Boston Red Sox cap, Mark Wahlberg sat courtside with his son. NBA great Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal of the Boston Celtics were there, too.

Keri Hilson sang the U.S. national anthem, while Canadian R&B/soul singer Aion Clarke performed the Canadian anthem.

Hip-hop group Far East Movement kicked off the slam dunk contest with their single “Rocketeer.”

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  • drozone69

    This game is in L.A.?What the hell are we doing singing the Canadien national athem?

  • What a Nad

    Maybe it’s because Toronto has an NBA franchise, genius.
    Good question though (NOT).

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