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Celebs Hit Sundance For Films, Fun In The Snow, Shopping The Suites And After Parties

Originally Posted: January 30, 2013

Nicole Barylski

Actors Josh Gad, Ahna O'Reilly and Ashton Kutcher at the Red Touch “jOBS” screening after party (Photo: Michael Loccisano/ Getty Images for The Branding Bee)

Celebs swarmed Park City, Utah for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. While many were there to promote new films, they also hit the slopes for some fun in the snow, stopped by the suites for some shopping or stopped by the many parties.

The Paige Hospitality Group's Annual Football Viewing Party sponsored by Moet-Hennessey and Element Electronics at Sky Bar was the place to catch Sunday playoff games. A pop-up of the popular NYC Ainsworth took over Utah with a guest list which included Kristen Bell, Paris Hilton, Allison Brie, Lil' Jon, Adrian Grenier, James Franco, Jesse Williams and Jack Huston.

Los Angeles invaded snowy Park City with a pop-up of hotspot Hyde Lounge at the Masterson brothers' bar, Downstairs. The pop-up hosted many celeb filled events throughout Sundance including the Oakley Learn to Ride in Collaboration with New Era where attendees including Alessandra Ambrosio were fitted head to toe in Oakley and New Era gear and fueled up on Cream of Wheat and vitamin packed Emergen-C before a day on the mountain with Oakley pro-athletes. On Friday night Mekai Phifer, Aldis Hodge and bar owner Chris Masterson stopped by while Saturday night was hosted by Adrian Grenier who even jumped in the DJ booth. Alessandra Ambrosio arrived with hubby Jamie Mazur, while Shailene Woodley got up cozy with "White Bird" costar Shiloh Fernandez on the dance floor. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck showed up with a group of NFL players who worked the room and danced till 2 a.m. Ben Savage and Brian Geraghty stopped by both nights and sipped on Belvedere cocktails. Lil Jon celebrated his birthday over tequila shots with Sal Masakela, Cisco Adler, Skylar Grey and Kate Voegele.

At Lil Charlie's Underground Lounge, Camp Freddy Band performed covers of classic bands including the Rolling Stone and Oasis.They were joined onstage by Sugar Ray's lead singer, Mark McGrath to perform a few hits. Adrian Grenier stopped by Lil Charlie's Lounge where he picked up a few necklaces from Sara Horne Jewelry's new men's line right after taking advantage of the slopes. Lil Jon also stopped by enjoying the Hookah Portable booth.

"I can't believe this is Sears" seemed to be a common phrase at the Sears Shop Your Way Digital Recharge Lounge during the first weekend of Sundance. Celebs stopped by the gifting suite and left with fashionable, new winter clothing perfect for the frigid Park City weather. Octavia Spencer, Jane Lynch, Mario Lopez, Courtney Mazza, One Republic, Shailene Woodley, AnnaLynne McCord, Dermot Mulroney, Troian Bellisario, Lil Jon, Mekhi Phifer, Nate Parker and Jesse Williams stopped by to warm up with Lipton bespoke teas while browsing through Sears' top brands including Carhartt, Dickies, Outdoor Life, Metaphor, Covington, Kardashian Kollection and more.

Red Touch Media hosted the "jOBS" screening after party at the pop-up Nur Khan Presents NK. The after party was attended by Ashton Kutcher who stars as Apple Inc. luminary Steve Jobs. Also in attendance were "jOBS" actors Josh Gad and Ahna O'Reilly who joined director Joshua Michael Stern.

Of course the main focus at the festival were the films. High notes from the festival including "Don Jon's Addiction", "Ain't Them Bodies Saints", "Before Midnight", "jOBS", "Lovelace", "The Spectacular Now", "Stoker" and "The Way, Way Back".

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Updated: May 1, 2013, 11:26 am
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