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Bring on the cheerleaders

Luv 'em, hate 'em, date 'em -- or wish you were one?

HOLLYWOOD — “One way or another, everyone possesses a feeling about cheerleaders,” “Bring It On” scripter Jessica Bendinger said Tuesday at the pic’s Westwood Village preem hosted by Universal and Beacon Pictures. “You either love them, hate them, want to date them, or wish you were one.”

And as the suburban Agoura High School cheerleading squad cartwheeled its way down the aisles of the Mann Bruin theater in Westwood prior to the screening, all eyes were definitely fixed on them.

On hand to watch the opening act were cast members and on-screen cheerleaders Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer.

“It looks a lot easier than it is,” Kramer said. “During filming, I walked away with a dislocated shoulder and one of the guys sprained his ankle.” Among those on the DL was Union who said, “The entire time I was a walking advertisement for Bengay.”

Among the healthy spotted at the post-screening festivities at Barfly were pic’s helmer Peyton Reed; stars Kirsten Dunst, Natina Reed, Shamari Fears and Brandi Williams from the music group Blaque, Rini Bell, Nicole Bilderback, Tsianina Joelson, Huntley Ritter, Lindsay Sloane and Nathan West; Universal toppers Kevin Misher, Jon Gumpert and Marc Shmuger; Beacon honchos Marc Abraham and Thomas A. Bliss, executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Max Wong, Caitlin Scanlon and Paddy Cullen; and guests Taye Diggs, Edward Furlong, Thomas Ian Nicholas, DJ Qualls, Ben Savage, Sinbad and Jon Voight.

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