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5 Biggest Celebrities to Attend D.C.-Area Sporting Events

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In honor of Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey’s appearance at Redskins practice Wednesday, we’ve put together a list of the best celebrity sightings at D.C.-area sporting events.


 5. Did you know Redskins team owner Dan Snyder is a partner with Tom Cruise in Cruise/Wagner Productions and was an executive producer of the 2008 film Valkyrie, starring Cruise as German Army officer?

Well, back in September 2006 Cruise and his then-wife, Katie Holmes, were guests of Snyder’s at a game against the Minnesota Vikings.

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


4. Julianne Hough (professional ballroom dancer, country music singer, actress) is dating Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich and has been spotted at a few games at the Verizon Center.


3. It had been an annual ritual for the Obama family to watch the Oregon State Beavers basketball team play a Washington-area team when Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson was the coach (he was recently fired, however). The First Family watched the Beavers take on the Maryland Terrapins at Comcast Center in November.

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)


2. MC Hammer showed up to game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2006 NBA Playoffs to watch the Wizards play the Cleveland Cavaliers.

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/NBAE via Getty Images)


1. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak is a huge Washington Capitals fan, and apparently splits his time between homes in California and Severna Park, Maryland, so he’s been seen at a game or two.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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