SAN DIEGO — Hollywood took advantage of the Super Bowl’s coastal proximity to invade San Diego with many celeb-hosted bashes over the weekend.
Everyone from Jamie Foxx to Magic Johnson gave the Gaslamp Quarter police a workout with their overbooked parties.
On Saturday afternoon, NFL fans could relax and meet some of their favorite players at a subdued gathering at the San Diego Zoo, hosted by Leigh Steinberg and Jeffrey Moorad. Lance Bass, Shannon Elizabeth and Dennis Haysbert hung out with football greats Warren Moon and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
But Saturday night is when some NFL fans — or just avid partygoers — paid up to $1,500 a ticket on eBay to take part in the Super Bowl experience, Playboy-style.
Hugh Hefner hosted the fourth annual Super Saturday Night Mexican-themed soiree, transforming Balboa Park’s House of Hospitality into a den of inequity. Multicolored corseted bunnies welcomed Tom Arnold, Michael Chiklis, Carmen Electra, Marg Helgenberger, Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Tara Reid and Sean Patrick Thomas, who blocked their way through a crowded roster of NFL talent including Marcus Allen, Tiki Barber, Jeremy Shockey, Sterling Sharpe and Tony Gonzalez.