Star Trekking: Celebrities Flock to Dallas Super Bowl XLV - My Family Travels

Football lovers will say that the Super Bowl is about the two best teams in the NFL battling it out for the top spot. Some believe it is about the commercials and others might claim it is a day for chicken wings, cheesey dips and even some beers for the adults.  The 2011 Super Bowl was technically about the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, but tons of celebrities headed to Dallas, Texas and made this year’s Super Bowl a star-studded event!

Before the big game, Dallas was abuzz with plenty of stars. According to, there was a media bonanza that saw the likes of Adam Sandler, Kurt Warner, Today correspondant Maria Menounos, and The Jersey Shore’s The Situation.

Of course, the performers at the big game also added to the celebrity flavor of the sporting event.  Pregame, Glee’s Lea Michele performed “America The Beautiful” and then Christina Aguilera took the stage to belt out the national anthem.  The half-time show was done by The Black Eyed Peas who were supported by a troop on Tron-clad dancers on the field.  Usher and the Clash also joined the group on stage for a portion of their performance.

But which stars were in the seats? Anyone who watched the broadcast saw former President George W. Bush sitting in plush leather seats with his wife, Laura. (They’re said to be good friends of Cowboys’ team and stadium owner Jerry Jones.)

New York Yankee Alex Rodrigues and Cameron Diaz were also spotted in the stands giving eachother some affection as they watched the game.  Cowboys Stadium was also staked with a few other familar faces, as reported by the Vancouver Sun. They caught Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Jennifer Aniston and Catherine Zeta-Jones with husband, Michael Douglas. Other stars from North Texas, including Jamie Foxx and Owen Wilson, also made sure they had tickets to this year’s Super Bowl.

And while they may not have been at the actual game, plenty of other stars made appearances in our homes with their commercial spots.  Eminem appeared in two different ads, one for the Chrysler commercial that plugged the rapper’s hometown and auto-capital of the US, Detroit and another animated plug about why he doesn’t do commercials for Lipton Brisk Iced Tea. There was also the Best Buy spot with an eclectic mix of stars, including the Osbournes and Justin Beiber.

Image of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones courtesy of the Vancouver Sun.

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