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Motownphilly’s Back Again At The 8th Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic

Oh man, it’s gonna be a star-studded, booty-shakin’ trip down memory lane back to the heyday of ’90s R&B over the next few days in Tampa at Derek Jeter’s celebrity golf tournament. Why? Because during an extra-special live performance, Boyz II Men will be going off. Not too hard, not too soft, presumably.

And check out the veritable laundry list of celebs who showed up on the red carpet last night (via TBO):

Singer Shawn Stockman, professional tennis player James Blake and host, New York Yankee Derek Jeter walked the red carpet at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel to kick off the three-day Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic.

What? Shawn Stock-who? You’re telling me there was no o Boyz II Men, A-B-C, B-B-D? You know, the East Coast Family? Lame. And while the above list of celebrities who were at the kick-off jam last night will hardly knock any sock-wearing person’s socks off, according to this report filed by Rock Reilly – no relation to Rick, I hope – “[s]tars like Michael Jordan, Entourage’s Kevin Connolly, WWE’s John Cena and many more” will also be showing up to support the tournament, with proceeds going to Jeter’s “Turn 2” foundation, whose goal is to “motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and ‘Turn 2’ healthy lifestyles.”

Get it? Turn 2? Like in baseball jargon for double play, something that Derek Jeter is still adept at doing, even if he can’t hit a lick any longer? But that’s okay, Yankees fans, at least Jeter is showing up early for spring training to get to work on earning that three-year, $51 million contract he signed so the Bronx Bombers could retain a shortstop with rapidly diminishing skills.

But that kind of talk is for another time. For today, let us imagine how fun it would be to rub elbows with Michael Jordan, and more importantly, that Entourage guy, while kicking it to some Boyz II Men jams. Nevertheless, despite all the celebs who will be in attendance, one name is  conspicuously absent from the list of likely attendees…

Yeah, like I wasn’t going to mention Minka Kelly in a post about Derek Jeter. As if.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go download the slow jam,  “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men. No, that’s not creepy at all.

(For more information on Jeter’s tournament, check out his official site)

Celebs, sports stars gather for Derek Jeter golf tournament [TBO]