Will Ferrell to participate in U.S. Open festivities

August 17, 2011, 1:51 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Wednesday, August 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP)Celeb watchers wont have to survey the stands at the U.S.Open because the stars will be on the courts.Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah and singer Taio Cruzwill be among the celebrities participating in the tennis tournament in NewYork, it was announced Wednesday. Ferrell will join John McEnroe and Jim Courier during a doubles exhibitionon Sept. 8.Latifah will be part of a somber moment as the tournament pays tribute to911 victims on Sept. 11. Its the last scheduled day of the tournament, themens final.The Aug. 29 opening-night ceremony will include a performance by Cruz andGreyson Chance. Festivities will kick off the week before with a concert by GirlTalk and Matt & Kim in Manhattan.