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A Day At The Races

Celebs trot out for the Kentucky Derby - Wild horses were the reason behind Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, and Kim Cattrall attending the barnstable bash

The theme of the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby gala was Fairy Tales Do Come True. But Nicole Richie found it more like Alice in Wonderland. ''This is a whole world, just insane,'' she marveled about the elaborate April 30 Derby-eve party to aid diabetes research. Louisville socialite Patricia Barnstable Brown and her sister Priscilla Barnstable packed in the stars, including Kid Rock, Kim Cattrall, and Jerry O'Connell, for the $500-a-ticket bash. But while pop-reality TV queen Jessica Simpson and husband Nick Lachey topped the A-list, fans at the entrance shouted for the TrimSpa'd Anna Nicole Smith, who announced her new Von Dutch clothing line. Richie dispelled two rumors: she doesn't get naked in an upcoming Simple Life 2 visit to a nudist colony, and Justin Guarini is not her fiance: ''I've never even kissed him...the closest I came was touching his curls''. Ah, Prince Charming would be jealous.

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints