Plus: see who's officially engaged

By Alison Schwartz
Updated February 03, 2013 08:00 PM
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There’s plenty of action on the Super Bowl field as the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers go for the year’s biggest football win.

But there was no shortage of comparatively exciting activity on the sidelines. Whether you’re throwing back beer and chicken wings … or just waiting around for Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated halftime show, we invite fans from both sides to root on this weekend’s most valuable players.

Not in the Big Easy for the big game? See how the MVPs (most valuable party-goers, that is) – including Kendra Wilkinson, Sofia Vergara and Snoop Dogg – celebrated before Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown. (Look at these game faces)

4. Christina Ricci’s Next Role: Bride

It’s official! Months after we first spotted some new bling on Christina Ricci’s finger in October, the actress confirmed she’s headed to the altar with camera technician James Heerdegen. Hey, we know an engagement ring when we see one. (Send her some congrats)

3. Guess the Theme of Holly Madison’s Baby Shower

Valentine’s Day came a little early for mom-to-be Holly Madison, who celebrated her new addition with a very pink baby shower in Las Vegas. On the menu at the cupid-worthy party: a specially-created virgin drink called “The Holly-Go-Lightly,” which was served up in an over-sized glass wrapped with her signature Sugar Factory candy necklace. (Step inside her baby bash)

2. You’re Welcome: An Inside Look at the Puppy Bowl

If the Super Bowl is the weekend’s biggest game, the Puppy Bowl is, paw’s down, the most fur-ocious. PEOPLE went behind the scenes when the show was filmed in November to show you the aww-dorable action you didn’t see on TV. (Our view from the sidelines)

1. Kate Reveals Her Baby Bump – Finally

Bump, there it is! An expectant Kate put her burgeoning belly on display as she stepped out in West London. Although it was just a hint of a curve cloaked in a tartan-print cape, there’s no denying that maternity glow. (Can you spot the bump?)