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Celebrities To Shine At 2012 CES

1/05/2012 02:29:25 PM Eastern
Las Vegas - The stars usually come out for International CES, and the 2012 event, to be held here Jan. 10-13, will feature Hollywood celebrities, sports legends, musical icons and entertainers.

Actress Eliza Dushku will represent the Entertainment Matters at CES program as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador. Back for its second year, the Entertainment Matters program is designed by and for Hollywood's film, television and digital communities.

As part of her ambassadorship, Dushku will contribute to Spike TV's "CES All Access Live" broadcast coverage from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and she will also host the network's exclusive VIP CES party that evening at Tryst Nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas.

Jillian Michaels, inspirational television personality and fitness guru, will highlight the marriage of tech and fitness at the CES TechZone FitnessTech. From 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Michaels will discuss the impact of digital innovation and her recent partnership with BodyMedia, an on-body monitor company, in N256, North Hall. She will also be available for interviews on Tuesday upon request.

Rapper 50 Cent will sign autographs from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10; Wednesday, Jan. 11; and Thursday, Jan. 12, for his new audio company, SMS Audio, which combines technology, function and style to bring the highest caliber of sound, comfort and fashion to every product, at their booth (LVCC, South Hall, 20818). He'll also be on hand to discuss his new line of wireless headphones at the AOL Studio (LVCC, Grand Lobby) on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 12-12:30 p.m. He is also scheduled to interview with CNET at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Justin Bieber, will be appearing with TOSY Robotics at this year's CES. Bieber is helping TOSY unveil their new innovative entertainment robot at the their booth which is located in the Robotics TechZone of the LVCC South Hall ground level 21964, 21968, 22064, 22066 and 22068) on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Dennis Rodman, NBA Hall of Famer, will be at the 2012 CES representing Paltalk, a service that allows users to explore the online world of chat sites with community chat rooms and cool webcam technology that lets you see and be seen at booth (LVCC, South Hall, 26915) from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.

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Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, will walk the CES show floor from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.10. Teresa competed in the 2011 Miss America pageant as Miss Nebraska.

Haier America will host NBA legends Robert Horry and John Salley, and celebrity chef Allison Fishman. Horry will make an appearance at Haier's booth (LVCC, Central Hall, 9826) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Salley will make an appearance at the booth from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Allison Fishman, cookbook author and creator of The Wooden Spoon cooking school, will give a cooking demo and make daily appearances at Haier's booth from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on both Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12.

Star of the hit CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles, LL Cool J will introduce new technology from Boomdizzle on the CNET stage (LVCC, South Hall Lobby) on Tuesday, Jan, 10 at approximately 2 p.m. In addition, he will make a public appearance at the Dolby Booth (Central Hall 8153) on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. to demo a track he created using Boomdizzle, playing it back on a Dolby technology-enabled laptop to a full home-theater surround sound system.

Television actor Greg Grunberg, best known for his starring role on the NBC television series "Heroes," and Emmy winner and Grammy-nominated actor and singer Wayne Brady will join OnStar for their Tweet House sessions, the official social-media track for CES, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 1-5 p.m. in N254, North Hall. Both will also attend OnStar's "It Won't Stay in Vegas" party on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Stirling Club.

Zeikos USA's trademark iHip will introduce an all star lineup at CES, including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, former NFL linebacker Carl Banks and urban music pioneer Jose "Hyde" Cotto.  

Snooki will make a guest appearance and sign autographs at iHip's booth (LVCC, South Hall, 21920) from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and will also host iHip's new line and 2012 collaboration celebration on Tuesday evening from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Gallery at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Banks, New York Giants legend and Super Bowl champion, will make an appearance at iHip's celebration on Tuesday evening and will launch his new NFL line at iHip's booth on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Jose "Hyde" Cotto, along with Mas Flow, "El Verdadero Quimico," Luny Tunes and DJ Nelson will perform at iHip's celebration on Tuesday evening and will be signing autographs at the booth on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Panasonic will host Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's second annual Directors' Panel. This year's panel discussion will kick off the 50th anniversary of MGM's James Bond on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Panasonic's booth (LVCC, Central Hall, 9806). Critically acclaimed directors John Glen ("For Your Eyes Only," "Octopussy," "A View to a Kill," "The Living Daylights," "License to Kill"), Martin Campbell ("GoldenEye," "Casino Royale") and Michael Apted ("The World Is Not Enough") will take a look back at the legacy of the iconic character and have a candid discussion about how technology has changed their approach to filmmaking. Additionally, former Bond girls Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") and Caterina Murino ("Casino Royale") will be on hand for a special presentation that will include props from the legendary film franchise.

Jabbawockeez, the all-male, hip-hop dance crew best known for winning season one of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" and headliner at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, making them the first and only dance crew to headline their own show in Las Vegas will perform at CES, opening Qualcomm's keynote address, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the Venetian's Palazzo Ballroom.

Monster will host their annual Retailer Awards and Concert, featuring real music from the legendary Chicago, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Paris Hotel. Awards will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Jamie Michelle, one of southern California's most requested models, will be at CES representing automotive audio company Powerbass USA. Michelle has been modeling for the past nine years for online and commercial print work, calendars and swimsuit fashion shows, and has worked with famous photographers such as Ladi Van Jansky and Mike Prado. She will be in the Powerbass booth (LVCC, North Hall, 920) from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and 1:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Alistair Overeem, three-time World Champion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and winner of the recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight bout, will battle against Qualcomm executives and media in mobile MMA fight games, including "Fight Game Heroes" at Qualcomm's booth (LVCC, South Hall, 30313) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10; 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11; and 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Jordan Rudess, recording artist, composer, producer and performer, will be representing iConnectivity at CES, demonstrating software applications from Wizdom Music, including their innovative Sample Wiz and Geo Synth applications, and connecting his iPad to his musical gear with iConnectMIDI, the ultimate MIDI interface. Rudess will make appearances at iConnectivity's booth (LVCC, North Hall, 3922) at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan, 10; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11; Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m.; and 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.

A band comprised of top Australian musicians including drummer Andy Fisenden, bass, guitarist and vocalist Simon Fisenden and bass player Dane Alderton will be playing at Audiofly's booth ( LVCC, South Hall, 26728) at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. World renowned graffiti artist "The Yok" will also be at the booth throughout the show creating some of his artwork.

Sony also has a full boat of celebs scheduled to appear at its booth, North Hall 14200.
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