It was probably almost as much fun to scour the stands for celebrities in the crowd, as much as it was for the audience to watch the action taking place on the court at the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Janet Jackson was in attendance, along with what I’m guessing is her mother, or some other Jackson family member who is afflicted with their clearly predominant bad plastic surgery gene. Christie Brinkley showed up, looking like a hot piece with her trademark California beach-babe good looks. Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin confused me because I initially saw the picture of skinny Star Jones as a thumbnail side-by-side and thought I was checking out a before and after situation. I LOVE Aretha and revere her as the Goddess of Soul that she is, but seriously, I’m nervous for her health! Also, Venus Williams, who recently launched a clothing line of her own, was looking very legtastic on the court in her little tennis outfits, which always keep me entertained.
More photos (Janet Jackson, Star Jones, Miss Teen USA, Anna Wintour, Christie Brinkley and more) from the first day of the U.S. Open are after the jump.