Hayden Panettiere joins Funkmaster Flex in the Ford family

Looking strikingly similar to Chynna Phillips, Palisades native Hayden Panettiere attended Ford’s Flex Rally 2008 in LA last week. She sported a new short do for the event. The charity event, which involved 10 celebrity teams driving around brand new 2009 Ford Flex crossover vehicles on a treasure hunt, was also attended by Panettiere’s “Heroes” co-star Greg Grunberg (pictured below, with Panettiere), who played with his group, “Band from TV,” which also features Hugh Laurie, Teri Hatcher, and Jesse Spencer.

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Not sure if the new car has much to do with Dobbs Ferry’s Funkmaster Flex, who has his own line of Ford vehicles, but it’s good to see him ‘Flex’ imprimatur turning up on other cars. How long before we see the Hayden Hatchback: Heroes Edition out on the road?

(Panettiere and Grunberg: Shea Walsh/AP Images for Ford; Ford Flex: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.