While the rain stayed away from the first week of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge this weekend, reality stars and their ridiculous compadres did not. The always random smattering of famous faces showed up to Polo's inaugural weekend, and this year didn't disappoint. Spotted: Polo's unofficial spokesman Nacho Figueras, Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, chef Marcus Samuelsson, Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber, Star Jones and boyfriend Herb Wilson, Jill Zarin, PC Peterson, Kourtney Kardashian, and Tila Tequila. Welcome to the Hamptons, Ms. Tequila.
Over at the Observer, a reporter spied this exchange from her exile outside the VIP tent: One guy refused to order a cocktail called "Pink Polo" because 'my shirt is actually salmon-colored, thank you very much!' The same (now traumatized) reporter later discovered that Figueras didn't actually play in the day's match despite being there, as he is taking the year off for some much needed 'rest'. Shame. Until next weekend...
· In Bridgehampton's Big Polo Tourney, Shirts are More Dazzling Than Celebs [NYO]
· Polo Kicks off in the Hamptons [CityFile]
· Reality TV's Tila Tequila Hangs in the Hamptons [HITH]