Hollywood Stars Honor Athletes At ESPYS: Merman Smooches Demi

July 16th, 2009 // Leave a Comment

Sneaking in a kiss to Demi Moore, multiple ESPY award winner, Michael Phelps (who led the men on the red carpet) took advantage of the 17th Annual ESPY Awards to swoop in and plant a wet one on the wife of infamous prankster, Ashton Kutcher.

Hollywood’s most familiar faces showed up at the event, stumbling briefly during a teleprompter mix-up. Luckily, however, all eyes were on the winners, who included Phelps, winner of best male athlete and four other awards.

Best team trophy went to triumphant NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers, who received the award from musical legend Stevie Wonder. Tennis superstar sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, (who joined a bevvy of beautiful ladies on the red carpet for the event) presented the Arthur Ashe Award to Nelson Mandela. In his stead, his daughter Zindzi and grandson Zondwa accepted the silver trophy.

Host Samuel L. Jackson joked that Phelps responded with a Tweet that said, “Can’t believe I lost the Arthur Ashe Award to Nelson Mandela. I can swim circles around that guy.”

Gallery Info: Zachary Quinto, Ben Retelisberger, Santonio Holmes, Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, Rob Lowe, Nastia Liukin, Stevie Wonder, Samuel L Jackson, Luke Walton, Demi Moore, Condoleezza Rice, Seth Meyers, Andy Samburg, Jeff Gordon, Olivia Wilde, Cullen Jones, Garrett Weber Gale, Miranda Kerr, Tony Gonzalez, Barack Obama, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Jamie Pressley, Matt Ryan, Wyclef Jean, Danica Patrick, William, Terrell Owens, Rashida Jones, Marissa Miller and Jeremy Piven at the 2009 Espy Awards.

By Lisa Timmons

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