Star Sightings: Yara Shahidi Gets in Festival Mode, Kelly Clarkson Fangirls Over Justin Timberlake & More!

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Happy festival season!

Tons of celebs flocked to Indio, California, for week one of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, rocking their best desert queen gear to celebrate the beloved two-weekend event. 

Though Yara Shahidi couldn't make it this year -- "I'm a little too short to see everything, which I realized there last year, so I'm just living vicariously through all my friends that went." she told ET -- the Grown-ish star did chat about her fave looks at the Teva Festival Season Styling Suite at Mama Shelter in Los Angeles on April 18, and she admitted that it was always tough to figure out what to wear throughout the festival.

"I think a lot of it is about function," she mused to ET. "Sure, look cute -- pastel and glitter and all of it -- but I feel like when I was there, you’re out in the sun for hours at a time, so I ran into the problem of not being able to find the perfect outfit because it’s like, 'Am I cold right now? Do I want to carry a jacket with me? Do I want to wear heels in the grass? You can’t do that! It’s a special kind of talent... I literally live in sandals."

And though they're still finding out what will happen to her character, Zoey, on the second season of Grown-ish, Shahidi is counting down the days till production starts up again. "We start shooting in the fall. I'm just really pumped because who knows where Zoey starts? I'm really excited to watch her go to class. I think she'll maybe have more than one this year!" she said. "The way season one ended, she's in a relationship now and she has other things to explore, which I'm really excited for."

Yara Shahidi at teva festival event
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Plenty of stars were out partying in Coachella Valley, however.

Shay Mitchell stopped by the #REVOLVEfestival Day 1 during Coachella weekend, where she enjoyed a delivery by Postmates.

Shay Mitchell eating at coachella
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Erika Jayne was one with the animals at the Galore x Her Campus party, sponsored by Bedhead by Tigi, in Palm Springs on April 14.

Erika Jayne at Coachella - Galore
Galore

Paris Hilton met Sushi by Bou chef David Bouhadana, who was flown to Palm Springs from New York City to serve up an omakase to VIPs at 1 Oak's party at the Gravity SUV Mansion, where French Montana and Leonardo DiCaprio were also in attendance.

Paris and chef at Coachella
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Justine Skye was excited to rosé all day at Three Olives’ Rosé Vodka party at the Hilton Palm Springs Day Club on April 13.

Justine Skye at rose party
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Alessandra Ambrosio looked like there was nowhere else she’d rather be in the world while lounging on a huge pool float in an orange Peixoto swimsuit. “Coachillin in My Pink Cadillac ... 💓☀️💦 #foreveronvacation @ingefonteyne,” she wrote on Instagram.

And Amber Rose took a break from a pool party at Coachella to chat with EverlyWell founder and CEO Julia Cheek to learn about the brand's at-home health testing kits.

Amber Rose at coachella
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She may have been in Los Angeles, but Paris Jackson gave off major Coachella vibes in a tie-up striped shirt, navy blue patterned H&M Conscious skirt, strappy heeled sandals and a boho bandana on April 17.

Paris Jackson in h&m
H&M

Also looking pretty was Jessica Biel, who rocked a black jumpsuit with butterfly sleeves for an American Express Experience event that celebrated the launch of the brand’s new “Live Life” global campaign in New York City on April 9.

Jessica Biel - amex
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Ava DuVernay also looked lovely at the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs’ annual Impact Awards Gala at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, on April 17.

Ava DuVernay in blue
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Southern Calfornia wasn't the only place to here good music last weekend. Kelly Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, took in the Las Vegas stop of Justin Timberlake' Man of the Woods Tour, watching the show from the Grey Goose Nest at Hyde Lounge in the T-Mobile Arena.

Famous fans can’t get enough of JT, as evidenced by Mitchell, Leven Rambin and Lily Collins all recently rocking “Tennessee” tees from the singer’s tour merch.

Jake Owen serenaded residents of Sublette County, Wyoming, which won the title of "“RANGER Country USA," putting on an intimate show in the town of Pinedale for a RANGER Country USA Celebration. “I’ve been fortunate enough to tour the nation, meeting the hard-working Americans that make up these small towns,” the “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” singer said. “Coming from a small-town myself, these are my people, and to be a part of an initiative recognizing them is incredible.”

Jake Owen in Wyoming
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Jenni Farley took to a different kind of sandy climate with her family. After some very hectic press days for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, "JWoww" and her family -- husband Roger Mathews, daughter Meilani and son Greyson -- took a trip to the Four Diamond Moon Palace in Jamaica, where they swam with dolphins, strolled along a private beach and rode waves on the FlowRider Double Wave Simulator.

JWoww and dolphins
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Also soaking up the sun? Olivia Munn, who rocked her Etnia Barcelona sunnies while hitting up sandy shores with pal Victoria Potvin. “Beach moment: ✔️ (That look on my face is because it’s actually freezing. I had a great time anyway.),” Potvin wrote on Instagram on April 8.

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It was wheel's up for Sienna Miller, who raced to the finish line at E-Prix’s debut in Rome, Italy, in mid-April. She took a spin around the race track in the BMW i8 Qualcomm safety car by Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag and also met with Venturi drivers Edoardo Mortara and Maro Engel alongside Prince Albert of Monaco.

Sienna Miller and e-prix
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Vroom vroom! Milo Ventimiglia took over the Harley-Davidson social media channels on April 16 to celebrate the motor company’s 115th anniversary.

Milo Ventimiglia and Harley Davidson
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Jason Mraz was mobile as well, joking he was “well trained” when he hopped on an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train to travel throughout Los Angeles.

Jason Mraz on Amtrak
Jason Mraz

With hard work and lots of play also comes the need to eat! Allison Janney and NicoleKidman bonded at a dinner at Los Angeles’ Sunset Tower honoring influential women who are making a difference in the world and InStyle's Badass Women column, with guests gifted Brahmin handbags.

Allison Janney and Nicole Kidman
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On April 16, Johnny Galecki was joined by Billy Dec, the founder and CEO of Chicago-based Rockit Ranch Productions hospitality and entertainment company, for the opening of the second location of Asian-fusion restaurant SUNDA in Nashville, Tennessee.
 

And Brooklyn Decker hit up a Whole Foods on April 9 for fresh fruits, veggies and Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold.

Brooklyn Decker at Whole Foods
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From coast to coast, celebs were also doing plenty of non-Coachella partying. “Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa took over Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas on April 3 for a massive birthday bash that included a gifting suite with goodies from her friend, Monica Hansen’s, swimwear line, Ciroc Vodka and Ciroc Apple drinks, and a gorgeous pink-and-gold cake topped with red roses.

Joanna Krupa birthday
Hyde Bellagio

Golfer Michelle Wie was also partying with friends at Hyde Bellagio that night.

Ty Dolla $ign went bowling at Lucky Strike in Houston, Texas, on April 1 with a few friends. The group munched on corn dogs, BBQ wings and Caesar salad with shrimp before heading over to the House of Blues for the “Paranoid” rapper’s show that night.

Jason Momoa and artist Blaine Halvorson channeled the band Kiss at Mastercard and Fred Segal Present Rock n Roll Holy Land: An Exclusive and Interactive Experience by MadeWorn exhibit in West Hollywood on April 10. The duo and guests like Gene and Nick Simmons and DJ Cassidy enjoyed a DJ set by Classixx and Moscow mules made with Absolut Elyx.

Jason Momoa at fred segal event
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It's almost Earth Day, and January Jones was feeling the puppy love just in time to celebrate. “Uh..I have a puppy in my bike basket. It’s too much cuteness, the cynic in me is close to vomiting a little 🤦🏼‍♀️ @criticalcycles planted a tree for my family and will plant a tree for every order placed on 4/22 #earthday through plantabillion.org #plantrootsfortomorrow🌱,” she wrote on Instagram on April 17.

Also warming hearts, Gretchen Rossi helped style the girls at the Pick Your Prom Dress event, a workshop hosted by Speechless and Girls Inc. of Orange County, where attendees discussed positive body image, self-esteem and making smart choices on prom night.

Gretchen Rossi at prom event
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Todrick star Chester Lockhart and Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay took part in Aid for AIDS of Nevada's 28th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas on April 15.

Vanderpump Rules’ Scheana Shay and Todrick star Chester Lockhart
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And activist Emma Gonzalez met Anna Wintour at the Center Dinner 2018 at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street on April 19.

Emma Gonzalez and Anna Wintour
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Meanwhile, Julie Bowen teamed up with Hallmark for a special Mother’s Day surprise, which launches April 30.

Julie Bowen with Hallmark
Hallmark

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