Exclusive: Jennifer Lopez to suit up for DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl

DirecTV’s fourth annual Celebrity Beach Bowl is starting to live up to its name. Jennifer Lopez has just joined the roster for the flag football game, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 6 in Miami (kickoff at 2:30 p.m. ET on DirecTV’s 101 Network). Other celebs scheduled to suit up now include: Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz; Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Jessica SzohrAttack of the Show‘s Olivia Munn; Marlon, Shawn and Keenan Wayans; Victoria’s Secret model Marisa MillerBreaking Bad and Big Love‘s Aaron Paul; Dexter‘s C.S. Lee and David Zayas; Nurse Jackie‘s Dominic Fumusa; Clean House‘s Niecy Nash; singer/songwriter Brian McKnight; and The Green Mile‘s Michael Clark Duncan.

The New York Giants’ Eli Manning and the New York Jets’ Mark Sanchez will each coach a team, while Hall of Famer Warren Moon and former NFL MVP Rich Gannon serve as quarterbacks/captains. NFL greats Merrill Hoge, Daryl Johnston, Desmond Jones, La’Roi Glover, Eddie George and Mark Schlereth will also take the field. Dan Patrick hosts a pre-game show at 1:30 p.m. ET that features an interview with Herschel Walker, who recently made his victorious debut in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). He’ll also call the play-by-play along with Nancy O’Dell and sideline correspondent Andrew Siciliano. The All American Rejects handle post-show duties with a concert immediately following the trophy presentation.

Who are you rooting for? I’m all for the fun-loving way Lopez is choosing to promote her new album (see also: her monologue as the new host of Lopez Tonight), so I’ll cheer her on. Fingers crossed her teammates include Lautner and Nash.

Photo credit: Beach Bowl: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images; Munn: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Lopez: Wild1/PR Photos; Westwick: Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos

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  • jb

    More curious to know if buttons are popping at the pride of knowing you pulled off this “exclusive.”
    Well done!

  • eloise11

    cool, i’ll watch.

  • bhm1304

    Last year all of the celebrities were reality show rejects. Nice to see some actual celebrities competing this year. Niecy Nash should be credited as Niecy Nash “Reno 911″ thank you very much. Yes, she does the reality show but she is a gifted comedienne and was hilarious as “Raineesha Williams” one of Reno’s finest.

  • hansomr

    Olivia munn = Awesome

  • Sarah

    I love Olivia Munn!!! Win or lose, she’s a winner to me!!! Asian girl powah!

  • Melissa

    I hope someone tackles olivia munn. She is beyond annoying

  • Sarah

    Melissa- you probably dont know anything about her except she dumped Chris Pine when he was caught cheating on her. And youre just made because in ur delusional world, you thought youd actually have a chance with him. No need to come on here and bash anyone. Don’t like her, move on. Taking time to comment to her shows you care way too much. I think she’s great and so do a lot of people.

    • Bryan

      Yup, Olivia Munn is why pie tastes so damned good. amirite?

  • Sam

    I can’t wait to see this! I hope Olivia kicks some ass, but hopefully she won’t get a ball in the face.

  • Mark

    I hope Olivia Munn’s team wins. She’ll kick some serious ass, no doubt.

  • Kelvin

    I want to see this, movieloversmatch

  • D

    ARGH! I wish I had DirecTV! I’d love to see Dave and Charlie kick butt! GOOO DEXTER!

  • mia

    ahhhh I can’t wait!!! I’ve never seen it before but I bet it’s going to be aweasome!!! (and of course I go for taylor and kellan!!!)

  • Bryan

    Olivia Munn? well, thats a damn good reason to watch flag football.

  • George William Gockel

    This is an excellent to watch flag football is Jennifer Lopez.

  • Natalie

    Cool! Sounds like fun to watch!

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