Hollywood to Converge on Kentucky

Billy Bush will be hosting an 'Access at the Kentucky Derby' before the 2008 Derby itself

“Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush is getting ready to make a run for the roses at the Kentucky Derby. NBC is covering the Derby live, beginning at 4 p.m. EST on May 3. But just prior to the legendary race, the network will provide viewers with a little pre-Derby entertainment as “Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush hosts the “Access at the Kentucky Derby.” The program is expected to give viewers a backstage pass to all the action from Churchill Downs, complete with a red carpet segment to feature celebrity interviews as the stars arrive at the track with their mint juleps and big hats.

“I look forward to bringing a bit of fun and flair to one of sports’ greatest traditions,” Bush says. “And nobody looks better wearing an ascot and holding a mint julep than me.”

In addition to Derby Day coverage on NBC, in the week leading up to the race, “Access Hollywood” will check in at the A-list pre-parties to find out which stars will be on hand for the Derby and why they are drawn to the big event.


  1. Good article. I remember watching something about Jessica Sympson being at the derby and it was hillarious! That was when Smarty J0ones was running though, so it was awhile a go.

  2. I couldn’t care less about so-called “celebrities”. Why on earth does anybody want to know anything about these people? I’d rather know more about the horses, jockeys, training methods, form, etc! Please keep Hollywood out of this!!!!!


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