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2012 Kentucky Derby hats and celebrities

Tamara Sorrell, from Austin, Texas, wears a fancy

Tamara Sorrell, from Austin, Texas, wears a fancy hat in the paddocks before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The sudden emergence of celebrities and bright hats in Kentucky can only mean it is time for the 138th Kentucky Derby. Check out these photos from parties and the race.

Women wearing decorative hats pose for a picture
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Women wearing decorative hats pose for a picture prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (May 5, 2012)

A race fan wearing a hat talks on
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A race fan wearing a hat talks on his phone while standing in the paddock prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (May 5, 2012)

Lori Shelton poses in the paddock prior to
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Lori Shelton poses in the paddock prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (May 5, 2012)

A race fan wearing a decorated hat stands
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A race fan wearing a decorated hat stands in the infield during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (May 5, 2012)

A horse racing fan is seen prior
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A horse racing fan is seen prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (May 5, 2012)

Gino Desimone arrives in a horse head mask
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Gino Desimone arrives in a horse head mask for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Actress Debra Messing, star of
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Actress Debra Messing, star of "Will & Grace" arrives for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Cleveland Brown's Benjamin Watson arrives with a guest
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Cleveland Brown's Benjamin Watson arrives with a guest for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin arrives for the 138th Kentucky
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Actress Ginnifer Goodwin arrives for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Skier Lindsay Vonn arrives for the 138th Kentucky
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Skier Lindsay Vonn arrives for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Mary Bowe, from Maples, Fla., holds a rose
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Mary Bowe, from Maples, Fla., holds a rose while sitting in the grandstand before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012)

Grammy winner Ski Johnson plays the saxophone on
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Grammy winner Ski Johnson plays the saxophone on arrival for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Spectators make their way to the grandstand viewing
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Spectators make their way to the grandstand viewing area before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Tamara Sorrell, from Austin, Texas, wears a fancy
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Tamara Sorrell, from Austin, Texas, wears a fancy hat in the paddocks before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012)

Country singer Travis Tritt arrives with a guest
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Country singer Travis Tritt arrives with a guest for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Race goers watch as jockey Colm O'Donoghue rides
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Race goers watch as jockey Colm O'Donoghue rides Revolving through the paddock before the third race at the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012)

Dawn Paden, left, from Mountain Home, Ark., chats
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Dawn Paden, left, from Mountain Home, Ark., chats with Carrie Cooke, of Louisville, Ky., before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012)

Stephanie Harris, from Lexington, Ky., waits for the
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Stephanie Harris, from Lexington, Ky., waits for the start of a race in the grandstand before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Run for the Roses draws them to Churchill Downs. But what race goers wear is as much a spectacle in itself. (May 5, 2012)

Sandy Cousins, of Fond du Lac, Wis., wears
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Sandy Cousins, of Fond du Lac, Wis., wears horseshoe glasses while waiting for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Carrie Cooke, of Louisville, Ky., wears a fancy
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Carrie Cooke, of Louisville, Ky., wears a fancy hat while walking through the paddock before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Jim Leuenberger, from Shawano, Wis., wears a red
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Jim Leuenberger, from Shawano, Wis., wears a red bowler hat while walking through the paddock before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Dawn Paden, from Mountain Home, Ark., wears a
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Dawn Paden, from Mountain Home, Ark., wears a fancy hat in the paddock before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Kimberly Scott, from Albany, Ga., chats with a
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Kimberly Scott, from Albany, Ga., chats with a friend in the paddocks before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Jackie Resillez, from Cincinnati, waits for the start
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Jackie Resillez, from Cincinnati, waits for the start of the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Dawn Paden, left, from Mountain Home, Ark., chats
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Dawn Paden, left, from Mountain Home, Ark., chats with Carrie Cooke, Louisville, Ky., before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (May 5, 2012)

Ashton Kutcher arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Ashton Kutcher arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Ginnifer Goodwin arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Ginnifer Goodwin arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Lindsey Vonn arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Lindsey Vonn arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Guy Fieri arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Guy Fieri arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Darryl
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Darryl "D. M. C." McDaniels arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Erin Andrews arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Erin Andrews arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Terry O'Quinn arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Terry O'Quinn arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

Cyndi Lauper arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby
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Cyndi Lauper arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky. (May 4, 2012)

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