Tag Archives: Kentucky Derby

Derby celeb thoughts from Friday’s ‘Fallon’

I just watched Friday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (gotta hear the thank-you notes) Saturday, and I already see the makings of a Derby 2014 celebs list. The lead-off guest was James Spader (bottom, photos by Lloyd Bishop for … Continue reading

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Live blog: Kentucky Derby 139

Ralph Scott of Louisville and Sylvia Smith of London – the London — came to their first Derby wondering if they would even bet. But they looked at the odds and decided to put some bills on Orb and Revolutionary. “I’m here … Continue reading

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2013 Derby Eve guest lists shaping up

While not everyone has reported Derby Eve plans as of this writing (11 p.m. Thurs., April 25), celebrity guest lists are starting to shape up for several May 3 events  in Louisville. One bash making a notable return to the … Continue reading

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Six words celebrities should never say

My job is often to get celebrities to talk to me, not to tell them what they shouldn’t say. But were I to ever be in the position of telling a celebrity how to conduct himself or herself in public, there is … Continue reading

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Derek Gores is official artist of Kentucky Derby 2013

Collage artist Derek Gores’ More Than Meets the Eye is the official artwork for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. The torn-paper collage depicting three Thoroughbreds running past the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs is made from hundreds of … Continue reading

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Derby: Scenes from the red carpet

Click here for a HUGE gallery of celebrity photos from the Kentucky Derby. Click here for a package of red carpet videos from over the weekend, including the shark hunter nabbing the Copious Notes camera. Rich’s note: Reporter Josh Kegley … Continue reading

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Derby: Not too early to drink

The question, what events are a good excuse to drink before noon yields a one-word answer from a number of folks: Derby. Nursing Bloody Marys, a fairly traditional a.m. drink, Jared Studley (yes, that is his real name) of Nashua, … Continue reading

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Derby: She makes the hats …

Elizabeth Cruse and Christine A. Moore looked like a typical pair of Derby goers, snapping photos in front of the Paddock late Saturday morning. But Moore comes to the Derby each year with her professional eye peeled to the Derby’s … Continue reading

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Derby: 15 years with the Barnstable Brown Gala

This year will be my 15th Barnstable Brown Gala. The first few years I covered it, the media contingent was fairly modest: usually a group of us from the Herald-Leader and a reporter and photographer from the Courier-Journal, a cameraman … Continue reading

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Mary J. Blige will sing national anthem at Derby

Read more: Ashton Kutcher tops list of Barnstable Brown Gala celebrities. After presenting the Star-Spangled Banner in a country and pop voice the past few years, the Kentucky Derby will take a soulful turn before this year’s Run for the … Continue reading

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