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2011 NBA All-Star Game: Rihanna, Stevie Wonder Among Stars Flocking To Staples Center

Stevie Wonder serenaded Sir Charles Barkley for his 48th birthday. Rihanna rocked the crowd in the skimpiest of outfits at halftime (and touched herself in a place usually reserved for the privacy of our own bedrooms -- not that I am complaining).

The stars were out en masse as the NBA's biggest exhibition game came to Tinsletown.

Ciera Miller. Jack Nicholson. Warren Beaty. George Lopez. Dustin Hoffman. Warren Sapp. Ne-Yo. Arnold. And of course Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber were amongst the plethora of stars at the game in Los Angeles.

Uber-New York Knicks fan Spike Lee was courtside, while P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Diddy or whatever Sean Combs is going by this week was somewhere in the crowd. And how the heck could I miss Jay-Z and Beyonce in my first attempt at this post?

If you believe Twitter Nation, Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford was taking a first, second and third look at Atlanta-native Keri Hilson. Dwight Howard teased Justin Bieber and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and American Idol fame. And former "ER" star Noah Wiley brought his son to the game. His son -- donning a Los Angeles Lakers jersey -- wished Sir Charles a Happy Birthday, too.

Lenny Kravitz rocked out while the All-Stars were being introduced on the Staples Center floor. Josh Grogan did something that Christina Aguilera couldn't -- pulled off a flawless rendition of the National Anthem.

And then there was Rihanna. Oh Rihanna. I think she could have me thinking "What's My Name" with that (lack of) outfit she was wearing. Mercy! Drake and Kayne West were there, too, but I wasn't exactly looking at them.

The stars were asked on the red magenta carpet (sponsored by T-Mobile) which teams they rooted for. And while most of them picked those big city teams from New York and Los Angeles, or made the trendy bandwagon pick and stuck with the Miami Heat, props got to the beautiful Ciera Miller -- who picked our Atlanta Hawks as one of her favorite teams. She has something going on beside beauty, looks and musical talent.

Anyhow, you're all probably looking for a video of that scorching-hot Rihanna performance. Here it is compliments of @Jose3030.

(The fun stuff you may not want to see your kids to see starts around 5:40 or so).


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.