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Posted at 4:51 PM ET, 05/13/2009

Celebrity Gawkers Wanted

By Jen Chaney

Ben Stiller shines a spotlight in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," but he'll be in the spotlight at the D.C. premiere. (20th Century Fox)

If the White House Correspondents Dinner didn't provide enough opportunities to stare goggle-eyed at shiny, happy famous people, tomorrow night brings another chance.

"Night of the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" -- the "Night at the Museum" sequel (watch the trailer) in which Ben Stiller actually utters the phrase, "This is the Smithsonian. This is the big leagues" -- will hold a big, splashy premiere tomorrow night at the Air and Space Museum's Imax theater. In all seriousness, it's one of the more star-studded movie-related events we've had here in a long time. Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Hank Azaria, writers (and former members of "The State") Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon and director Shawn Levy all will attend.

If you want to catch a glimpse of any of them without having to stake out D.C.'s fancier hotels, you can try to snag a spot outside the museum on the Jefferson Drive side, tomorrow evening. The red carpet arrivals probably won't begin until around 6:30 p.m., but you may want to show up closer to 5 so you can get a good spot, thereby improving your chances of getting a pic of Amy Adams or an autograph from Ricky Gervais on your left forearm.

-- Jen

By Jen Chaney  | May 13, 2009; 4:51 PM ET
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I went to the air and space museum today and as I was leaving, the security guard said, "you should hang around, Ben Stiller is about to come in!" We didn't really believe him so we walked outside, and, sure enough, a black SUV rolled up and Ben Stiller and his son got out and went into the museum! Pretty neat.

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