Celebrities at CES

Celebrities at CES

CES 2016 featured Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information. 

YouTube vloggers turned entrepreneurial powerhouses, Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine, and Joey Graceffa, served as Ambassadors for the Entertainment Matters Program at CES. Presented by Variety, Entertainment Matters is the CES program designed to help the Hollywood community navigate the most influential technology show in the world.

TV/ radio host, producer and entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest participated in a headliner conversation with Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO, iHeartMedia during the Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, on Thursday, January 7, 2:15-2:45 PM, in the LVCC, North Hall, Room N258.

The C Space Storyteller conference track featured actor, entrepreneur and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon on Wednesday, January 6, 4-4:30 PM, to reveal how digital media has influenced his brand and enabled career-changing opportunities. Both events took place in ARIA, Level 1, Pinyon 5.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and studio analyst for Turner Sports Shaquille O’Neal, participated in the Tech Investing in Sports conference as part of the Sports Business Forum, presented by Turner Sports. The session was moderated by CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin on Thursday, January 7, 11:30 AM-12:10 PM, in Venetian, Level 2, Hall D. O’Neal also participated in the NBA on TNT Live Broadcast with host Ernie Johnson, and fellow analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The broadcast took place on Thursday, January 7, 4-5 PM, in Venetian, Level 2, Hall D and was open to all CES attendees.

The Sports Business Forum also hosted The Commissioner’s Panel on Sports and Technology. Robert Manfred, commissioner of the MLB, and Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, participated in a discussion moderated by Turner Sports studio host Ernie Johnson on Thursday, January 7, 9-9:40 AM, in Venetian, Level 2, Hall D.  

Pro race car driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. was on the Ford Broadcast stage on Friday, January 8, in the Grand Lobby, 1:30 AM-1 PM. He was with his Formula Drift series competition Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR.


The founder of The Chopra Foundation, Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D., participated in Harnessing the Power: Precision Medicine and Genomics, part of the Digital Health Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times. The session ran Thursday, January 7, 1:45-2:45 PM, in Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.

ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO, FUBU and Shark Branding Daymond John was among the panelists in the Making Disney Magic: Connecting Digital and Physical Worlds SuperSession, presented by the Consumer Technology Association, on Thursday, January 7, 1-2 PM, LVCC, North Hall, Room N257.

Actress and singer Christina Milian was at Monster’s booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #9405) on Friday, January 8, 12-3 PM, to discuss her relationship with Monster and her latest endeavors.

Retired NBA players Larry Johnson and Larry Nance, and retired Vincentian-American NBA player Adonal Foyle all made appearances at ZTE’s booth (LVCC, South Hall 3, #31706) between Wednesday, January 6, and Friday, January 8. The NBA National Championship trophy was also on display at ZTE’s booth all day Thursday, January 7.

Celebrity magician Penn Jillette partnered with Withings to discuss his recent weight loss – not with any of his famed magic tricks but with a strict diet, exercise and use of several smart, connected devices from Withings. Jillette revealed his secrets at Withings’ booth (Sands, Hall C, #74300) on Thursday, January 7, at 11 AM.

Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist Chef Dana Cohen presented a cooking demonstration at Haier America’s booth (LVCC, Central Hall, #12814) every hour from 10 AM-4 PM, Wednesday, January 6, to Friday, January 8.

Actress, best-selling author and activist Jenny McCarthy conducted a live broadcast of her Sirius XM show followed by an autograph session at FCA’s Uconnect booth (LVCC, North Hall, #3534) on Thursday, January 7, 1-3:30 PM.

NFL legend and FitStar personal trainer Tony Gonzalez was at FitBit’s booth (Sands, Halls C, #74108) for photo opportunities on Wednesday, January 6, 1:30-2:30 PM.