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Actors, Athletes And Musicians Kick Off Super Bowl Weekend With A Party

posted 1 Feb 2014, 04:03 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 1 Feb 2014, 04:04 ]

John LegendMary J. Blige and others stars celebrate Super Bowl weekend at Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl arty. Celebrities walking the red carpet talk about their favorite game day food.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 31, 2014) (REUTERS) -  Super Bowl festivities were in full swing in and around New York on Friday (January 31) as game day approached less than 48 hours away.

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Some of Hollywood's biggest stars teamed up with athletes and musicians to attend Shape and Men's Fitness Super Bowl party in mid-town Manhattan.

The star-studded event included a plated dinner, a fashion show and performances by Marc AnthonyMary J Blige and John Legend.

On the red carpet Blige said she is excited for the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to watching the game with my family, my husband, my friends. And just to absorb the energy that has come to the east coast for this," she told Reuters.

The weather forecast for Sunday's Super Bowl in Jersey is getting better by the day, alleviating fears the biggest game in American professional sports could be spoiled by Mother Nature.

Players and spectators at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford will still have to bundle up with temperatures expected to be around freezing point but chances of a major winter storm were quickly disappearing.

TV personality Gayle King will be braving the temps to attend her first ever Super Bowl, but not without preparations.

"I'm going to the camping store tomorrow. I hear they have leg warmers and hand warmers and I'll get some gloves. I'm actually going to go to a ski store. And I don't ski," she said.

However, Legend will be watching from the warmth of his home: "We are going to have a little party."

Former NFL player turned actor Terry Crews has found himself on the other side of the game this year starring in a Toyota commercial with the Muppets. When asked which is more rewarding, he didn't hesitate.

"This is the best place. I don't have to suffer no head injuries, I'm good. Let me tell you something. The NFL is hard, people have no idea. It's a car accident every play," he explained.

Almost as important to the game, the half-time show and the commercials is the food.

"If you go to a Super Bowl party and the food is bad - oh there's a problem. There might be a revolt. You're going to have like 12 Richard Sherman's in your house," Crews joked.

On Super Bowl Sunday model Tyson Beckford won't worry about maintaining his physic as he outlined he favorite football drinks and snacks.

"Heineken, Don Julio 1942. Some chips, you know," he said.

The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will face off on Sunday, February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.