By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas — Celebrities will be out in full force next week at International CES.
A full slate of artists ranging from Will.i.am to snake venom expert Donald Shultz are scheduled to be on hand.
Actress Felicia Day will serve as ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program.
Maroon 5 will make a guest appearing during Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacob’s keynote address Monday evening at the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom on level 5.
Rapper, and now CE entrepreneur, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson will be at the SMS Audio booth (South Hall 1, 20206) on Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.
Black Eyed Peas star Wil.i.am will be a featured panelist on the Next Generation of Innovator keynote at 11a.m., Jan. 8, in the LVH Theater.
William Ryan Auld, a designer from Project Runway, will demonstrate Brother’s latest products in Venetian ballroom booth 71109 starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 8-9.
Drummer and producer Travis Barker will sign autographs at Pioneer Electronics’ booth, North Hall booth 1101, on Jan. 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“Hell’s Kitchen” winner Dana Cohen will appear in the Haier America booth (Central Hall 10939), where she will appear daily.
Actor and director Bill Duke will be at the Qubeey booth (South Hall 4, 36156) at 2 p.m. on Jan. 9.
Also at the Qubeey booth will be venom expert Donald Shultz and host of Animal Planet’s show “Wild Recon.” He will perform stunts in the booth at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 9.
Luvvitt, North Hall 4102, will have reality star Lana Fuchs, from “Sin City Rules,” and boxing champ Victor Ortiz at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8.
Bob Greene will join the Omron Healthcare booth (South Hall 2, 26511) to sign autographs and give attendees tips to a healthy lifestyle. Greene will be at the booth on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will host a book signing at 11 a.m.
Chicago band I Fight Dragons will perform their first-ever iBand-style set at a gig for Bém Wireless at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Flight Lounge at Luxor.
Lemmy Kilmister is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding member of Motörhead. He will be at the Krusell International AB booth (South Hall 4, 35801) at 4 p.m. on Jan. 8.
Actress Kelly LeBrock will appear daily at the Velodyne Acoustics booth (Venetian Ballroom, booth 71115) and suite (Venetian Tower, suite 30-131).
Rapper Lil Twist will appear at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, at the Nikura booth (South Hall 4, 37134).
On Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m., LL Cool J, star of CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” will be interviewed by CNET’s Brian Tong at the CNET Stage (South Hall 3, CNET booth) where they will talk about Boomdizzle’s Liquid MyConnect Studio app.
Former football player and son of Bob Marley, Rohan Marley, will be at CES showcasing his House of Marley eco-friendly headphones. Marley will be at the House of Marley booth (Central Hall, 10544) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 8-10.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, and Dr. Oz join the Digital Health Summit conference track at CES. Oz will be featured as a panelist on The Breakfast of Healthy Champions session (North Hall, Room N250) on Jan. 10 at 10 a.m.
The Digital Health Summit conference track also features SuperSession, “The Digital Health Revolution: Body Mind and Soul.” Arianna Huffington will lead a conversation on the latest innovations in the field. Huffington is chair, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post. The SuperSession’s panel consists of four digital health leaders, led by Deepak Chopra, co-author of "Super Brain,” and founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Center. The SuperSession is at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 8.
Joseph Ward Simmons, better known as Rev. Run of Run DMC, will be available for autographs and pictures at the Jabra booth (LVCC, Central Hall, 11608) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 8, alongside DJ Ruckus. Rev.
Russell Simmons is featured as a speaker for the conference session, “Anytime, Anywhere Content,” where content providers and device manufacturers examine how and where the public is getting content and the delivery platforms poised for growth. Simmons is the founder of Def Comedy/Poetry Jam, Global Grind and All Def Digital.
Also featured in a conference session is actor, director and producer Matthew Lillard in “Creative Technology Trendsetters.” Lillard is best known for his work in “Scream,” “Scooby-Doo” and “The Descendants.” In this session, pioneers of film production and special effects analyze how they are advancing their cutting-edge creativity into the future.
BG183, Bio and Nicer from Tats Cru, a group of Bronx-based graffiti artists turned professional muralists, will perform a live art demo at the Cygnett booth (North Hall, 6009). Attendees can catch them in the act at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The Gibson Guitar tent (Central Plaza, CP-30) will be the hot spot for live performances during CES. Performances include Frank Moreno (5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8) and B-Side (4-5:00 p.m. and 6-7:00 p.m. Jan. 8-10).
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is the New York Times bestselling author of “A Shore Thing,” “Confessions of a Guidette” and “Gorilla Beach.” She is the breakout star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” She will be at the Zeikos booth (South Hall 1, 21142) from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 9.
N.Y. Jets quarterback Tim Tebow will be at the Soul Electronics suite (Venetian Tower, 31-234) at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, for the product launch of the Tebow line. Soul Electronics will also be throwing an after-party at Tao Nightclub at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, hosted by popular recording artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.