Everyone in Hollywood is from somewhere else, and when it comes to sports, many make their hometown allegiances well-known.
Chiefs fans can take comfort in knowing that their guys in Hollywood, Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle included, will be cheering as loudly as they are on Sunday.
But check out who roots for the other side.
Last fall Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s “Late Night,” proudly showed off his then-5-month-old son, Ashe, wearing a Steelers onesie surrounded by enough black-and-gold gear to choke a horse.
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“First Stillers Sunday for Ashe!” he wrote. “I would put his current excitement level at ‘tentative.’”
Meyers inherited his Steelers Nation membership from his father, who made following the team, Meyers has joked, non-negotiable.
Devoted Steelers fan Wiz Khalifa recorded “Black and Yellow (Steelers Nation Remix)” a few seasons ago, an homage that appealed to lots of folks outside of Pittsburgh and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He wears a Steelers Super Bowl T-shirt and waves one of those famous Terrible Towels in the video.
Do not get in Snoop Dogg’s way on a day when the Steelers are playing. And if you do he has plenty of words-we-can’t-type here for you. (But you can see the videos on his Instagram.)
He’s a huge football fan — he coaches and founded a youth football league — and has been to the Steelers’ last three Super Bowl appearances.
Christina Aguilera, who grew up outside Pittsburgh, is just as die-hard and apparently willing to cuddle up with anything wrapped in black and yellow. This is her with her fiancé Matthew Rutler.
Toby “White Trash with Money” Keith, just announced as a performer at a pre-inauguration concert in D.C. next week, is a self-described “lifetime Steeler fan — a Terrible Towel-waving cat and as blue collar as it comes.”
(And yes, he wears his “white trash” label proudly, even named one of his CDs after it.)
Billy Gardell, star of TV’s “Mike & Molly,” talks a lot about the Steelers in interviews. In November he told TMZ in one of those grab-and-go sidewalk interviews that maybe it was time for the team to hunt for an heir-apparent to Ben Roethlisberger, who thinks he can silence Arrowhead on Sunday with a no-huddle offense and quick first downs.
And what’s this?
Even Paul Rudd — gasp! — used to be a Steelers fan?
Nine years ago, Rudd, who grew up in Overland Park but was born in Passaic, N.J., told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about his early affection for the Steelers.
“I used to go to Pittsburgh a lot when I was a kid. I was a die-hard Steelers fan,” Rudd said. “Huge. More than comedies or movies or anything like that, it was the main thing in my life (his Steelers fandom) that I cared about the most.”
Chiefs fans, though, know where those allegiances lie now.