Kentucky Derby: 15 Celebs In Festive Hats [PHOTOS]

Those Brits might have shown us up at the royal wedding last year with their dainty fascinators (well, some could certainly have been used as weapons), but it’s almost time for the Kentucky Derby.

 So step aside, yee subjects of Her Majesty.  The yanks have big ole hats they wanna bust out for the 138th running at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Jessica Simpson and ex-husband Nick Lachey made a famous trip to the Derby in 2004, which was later aired on Newlyweds.  Lachey couldn’t get around his ex-wife’s fancy hat to give her a congratulatory kiss after her horse won, an ominous sign of things to come.

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag thought it a good idea to pop down in 2008 to see if anyone care that they showed up.  No one did.

What a time!