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    Lionel Richie In Concert June 6

    Lionel Richie will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees).
    Info: 800.745.3000. Tickets also are available at mandalaybay.com.

    All Hands On Deck For WSOP

    Just like poker fans, we’re all geeked about the upcoming World Series of Poker tournament returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event will run from May 27 through July 16.
    Compared to last year’s 55 bracelets, 61 much-coveted WSOP gold bracelets will be given away this year. WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel was quoted recently that he is very excited about this year’s event. Me too. I can’t wait to see the opening weekend on June 2-3 that will feature a $1,500 buy-in no-limit Hold’em tournament. 2011 Top winner Pius Heinz (who won a total of $8,715,638) will be there for sure. And for the 1st time in history, they will allow re-entry. The number of poker tables expected to be in play during the 2012 WSOP will be the largest amount ever deployed. How awesome is that?
    So for all you guys who want to earn extra money, start brushing up on poker strategy online or start practicing with your friends over 12 packs.

        Sara Underwood At LAX

        LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino will welcome former Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood on Wednesday, April 4.
        Info: 702.262.4LAX (4529).

      Joan Collins In The House

      Joan Collins checked out the 10:30 p.m. show of Donn Arden’s “Jubilee!” at Bally’s on Sunday, Jan. 22. Before the show, Collins posed with a cast of showgirls in front of the famous stage.
      The longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip, Jubilee! celebrated its 30th anniversary in July 2011. Conceived, staged and directed by the legendary Donn Arden, the elaborate retro-glam extravaganza features lavish costumes, dazzling scenery, world-renowned specialty acts, dynamic music, graceful pageantry and of course, gorgeous showgirls wearing their trademark bright shade of red lipstick.

          Milian Wows Them At Palms

          Christina Milian hosted the festivities Saturday (Jan. 7) at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort. Milian performed her hit songs “Dip It Low”, “AM to PM” and “Say I”. Earlier in the evening, Milian and friends dined at Nove Italiano at the Palms.
          Image courtesy of Joe Fury

              Fly Them To The Moon

              Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas of “Dancing with the Stars” hung out at “Bang! Tuesdays” at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort. The cast had a VIP table on the dance floor and enjoyed the sounds of DJ Melo D. Burke and Hough will be presenters at tonight’s (Nov. 30) 2011 Mixed Martial Arts Awards at the Pearl Concert Theater.
              Image courtesy of Aaron Garcia

                Bruno Mars At The Bank On Dec. 31

                Bruno Mars will toast the New Year with a performance on Dec. 31 at the Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio Resort & Casino.
                Tickets: $150 per person, permitting VIP access all night and a champagne toast at midnight. Table reservation packages start at $2500, for a minimum of 4 guests and include 1 bottle of Grey Goose, one (1) bottle of Dom Perignon, 6 Red Bulls and mixers, 6 Fiji waters and a personal service team. Additional table packages are available upon request. Doors open at 10 p.m. and prices are subject to change.
                Info: 888.987.6667.

                  Studio 54 Becomes ‘Saloon 54′ During Rodeo

                  MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s Studio 54 will transform into “Saloon 54” December 1-10 in celebration of the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
                  Saloon 54 will be the perfect escape for rodeo fanatics looking for after-hours fun. Cowboys are invited to belly up to the bar for beer specials or challenge fellow partiers to a shootout in pool, air hockey, foosball or beer pong, for those brave enough to duel.
                  The grand finale for the 10-day celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10, will feature a special performance by Eli Young Band.
                  Info: 702.891.7254

                    Studio 54 Closing Jan. 8

                    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s iconic nightclub Studio 54 will close its doors to the public Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 after a remarkable 14 years on the Strip. The legendary club will host one final unforgettable bash Saturday, Jan. 7 to toast Vegas’ longest-running and most successful nightlife venue.
                    Studio 54 opened as the first mega-club in Las Vegas and launched the nightlife trend that still reigns today. A favorite among celebrities, Studio 54 pays tribute to its New York City namesake with original memorabilia and an atmosphere unlike any other on The Strip.
                    Details on an extraordinary new nightlife venue will be announced at a later date.
                    This nightlife transformation is part of a 360-degree property renovation for MGM Grand, which includes enhancements to the guest rooms, casino floor and dining experiences, among others. Info: www.thegrandrenovation.com.

                  Deadmau5 Returns For Show At XS

                  Deadmau5 returned to Las Vegas on Sunday night with an explosive set that filled the XS Nightclub with his signature pulsing sounds alongside celebrity revelers. After a few tracks on the fly, Sofia “Sofi” Toufa joined him onstage to lend her intoxicating vocals to the set. Supporting her performance from the stage was boyfriend and Mötley Crüe member, Tommy Lee, who is also a longtime friend to deadmau5.
                  Also in the house: Holly Madison; Angel Porrino; and poker guru Phil Ivey
                  Images courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub

                    Blond Ambition?

                    For the rest of October, AnastasiaDate.com, the world’s largest online dating community, is offering deals During the entire month, men can read their first letter from the more than 60,000 gorgeous women from Russia and the Ukraine for free! And, once the ice has been broken, take advantage of the Halloween Chat-a-Thon! From 10 a.m. until midnight EST, Monday, Oct. 31, supernatural beauties will be online and ready for live chats on Anastasia’s new two-way CamShare.
                    CamShare is the only system in the online dating world that lets users talk and interact with each other in real-time with a premium, high-definition video feed. With its crystal-clear quality, there’s no more guessing as to who you’re actually talking with and if there’s any real chemistry.
                    Anastasia International (AnastasiaDate, AfricaBeauties, AsianBeauties and AmoLatina) is the world’s largest online dating community with more than 80 million members. Anastasia boasts a nearly 20% success rate in terms of marriage and long-term relationships, and a U.S. government study stated that marriages resulting from online dating portals appear to have a lower divorce rate than the nation as a whole, with 80% of couples staying together over the years examined.

                    Birthday Girl And A Chingy Performance

                    Angela Simmons celebrated her 24th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 8, alongside 5 of her closest friends at Tryst Nightclub. Known for her starring role in MTV’s reality series “Run’s House” enjoyed the celebration from a private table adjacent to the dance floor.
                    Also, Chingy performed at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The rapper took the stage at 1 a.m. Sunday, debuting his newest single “Paperman. He also performed his 2003 chart-topper “Right Thurr.”
                    Images of Angela Simmons courtesy of Danny Mahoney/Tryst Nightclub Image of Chingy courtesy of Scott Berry

                    Margaritaville Casino Opens

                    Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo opened its doors for the 1st time on Saturday, Oct. 1. The 22 gaming tables and 220 slot machines quickly filled as guests explored the casino, discovering thoughtful design touches inspired by the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett’s songs.
                    The “5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar” became a fast favorite for those looking for a cocktail and entertainment as the flair bartenders put on a show. Both the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and the Margaritaville Casino will be open 24 hours a day.

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                      Say It’s Your Birthday

                      Jermaine Dupri celebrated his 39th birthday with fans at Tryst Nightclub on Thursday, Sept. 29.
                      Images courtesy of Danny Mahoney/Tryst Nightclub

                      Pure Madness

                      Mike Posner will perform Friday, Sept. 30 at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace. The 23-year-old artist will get the party by singing his chart-topping hits, including “Bow Chicka Wow Wow,” “Cooler Than Me,” “Please Don’t Go” and more.
                      Pure opens its doors at 10 p.m. Table reservations: 702.289.2002.

                      Mayer And Penn & Teller

                      John Mayer hooked up with Penn & Teller before checking out their show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 3.
                      Image courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

                          She’s Back

                          Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett will enhance the poolside temperatures with another appearance on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Wet Republic Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The blue carpet arrival will start at 2:30 p.m. Info: 702.891.3715 or visit WetRepublic.com.

                            Method Man At LAX Aug. 27

                            Method Man will host the festivities at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, Aug. 27. LAX Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Info: 702.262-4LAX (4529) or stay updated by following LAX Nightclub on Twitter @LAX_Nightclub and @AngelManagement.

                            ‘JWoww’ At Pure Aug. 26

                            “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley will host an evening at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Friday, Aug. 26. Info: 702.731.7873.

                              ‘General Hospital’ Stars At Palms

                              Kelly Monaco and Kirsten Storms of ABC’s General Hospital dined at Simon at Palms Place Monday night (Aug. 22). The women enjoyed Simon’s signature Crispy Rice and a Margarita pizza.
                              Kelly and Kirsten were filming at Simon and at the Palms Place Pool earlier in the day for their upcoming reality show on E! called “Dirty Soap.” The show, with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos serving as executive producers, will premiere in September.
                              Images courtesy of Ed Graff

                                  Tryst For J-Kidd, Fiance

                                  On Saturday (Aug. 13), Jason Kidd whisked his fiancé Porschla Coleman to Vegas for a surprise birthday party at Tryst Nightclub. The couple sat with a small group of friends and family at a private table while sipping on different libations, including Dom Pérignon, Don Julio Blanco tequila and Grey Goose vodka. Kidd and Porschla are expected to tie the knot next month.
                                  Images courtesy of Danny Mahoney/Tryst Nightclub

                                    Bikini Contest Draws Crowd At Planet Hollywood

                                    Several of the Chippendales’ performers, including former 98° member Jeff Timmons, guest hosted the weekly bikini contest at Pleasure Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Stacie Gillet was the winner.
                                    Also spotted at the Pleasure Pool was Rachel Federoff, VP of “Matching on Millionaire Matchmaker.”
                                    Images courtesy of Scott Harrison

                                      Will.i.am Among Labor Day Performers At Wynn

                                      XS, the popular nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will present a line-up of the hottest DJs to close the summer season with some electrifying Labor Day Weekend parties.
                                      The line-up:
                                      Friday, Sept. 2: The close of summer kicks off with the XS debut of Dutch talent Sidney Samson. The electronic DJ has collaborated with Katy Perry, Rihanna, Pitbull and Kylie Minogue on recent remixes, earning him a favorite spot among dance music fans.
                                      Saturday, Sept. 3: One of the largest talents in electronic music today, Steve Angello, brings his infamous “Size Matters” party to XS. The event concept, developed in 2010, combines an over the top party atmosphere with special lighting, props, and non-stop beats by Angello in addition to AN21 and Max Vangeli.
                                      Sunday, Sept. 4: “Sunday Night Swim” invites guests to plunge into the after-dark pool party with special DJ set by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. The multi-talented artist has made a splash in the electronic scene, collaborating with everyone from Wolfgang Gartner to David Guetta, and will showcase his own talents in the booth along with sets by apl.de.ap and DJ Ammo.
                                      Monday, Sept. 5: Resident DJ Afrojack closes the holiday weekend spinning at the Labor Day bash. His rise to fame as a producer has brought him a roll call of A-list champions—from Pete Tong to David Guetta, collaborating along the way with Steve Aoki, Diplo, Kid Cudi, Pitbull and Beyonce. Recently dubbed “The World’s Next Top DJ” by Mixmag, Afrojack has escalated to international fame while calling the DJ booth at XS home to his Las Vegas residency.
                                      Table reservations are highly recommended: 702.770.0097. XS is open Friday through Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.. It is located on The Esplanade at Encore. More info: www.xslasvegas.com.

                                        Lacey Schwimmer At Hard Rock Aug. 6

                                        Lacey Schwimmer will host 2 events this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
                                        Schwimmer recently debuted her hit single, “Love Soundz,” and will perform poolside on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the REVEL pool party at Hard Rock Beach Club—one of the world’s Top 10 pools by the Travel Channel. Once the sun goes down, the party moves inside as Lacey hosts a late night bash at Vanity Nightclub, where she will perform for the 2nd time.
                                        Info: 800.473.7625.

                                          Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

                                          Sapphire Las Vegas will host a UFC 133 party on Saturday, Aug. 6. Plenty of specials are available.
                                          Info: 702.796.6000.

                                              Fatman Scoop’s Birthday Party

                                              Fatman Scoop will celebrate his birthday Saturday, Aug. 6 at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino with a special live performance. The hip-hop artist is scheduled to take the stage at the club about 1 a.m.
                                              LAX Nightclub is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Info: 702.262-4LAX (4529) or stay updated by following the club on Twitter @LAX_Nightclub and @AngelManagement.

                                          Kiefer Sutherland At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

                                          Actor Kiefer Sutherland was spotted dining at Johnny Smalls inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday night (July 31).

                                              Alice Cooper Unwinds At Hard Rock

                                              Alice Cooper, returned to his Vegas home away from home, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on Sunday, July 24. Cooper, his wife Sheryl and their son Dash enjoyed the VIP treatment and stayed in a Penthouse suite in the HRH Tower.
                                              The Cooper family had lunch at the property’s Mexican restaurant, Pink Taco. They ordered signature favorites, including tamales and tacos. Cooper was later spotted on the casino floor trying his luck on the roulette table with his son Dash. The rock star was very personable and took photos with fans.
                                              This morning, Monday, July 25, Cooper was spotted eating breakfast solo in Mr. Lucky’s Café.
                                              He is currently finishing up his new album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” which is a 30th anniversary follow-up to the ground-breaking original. Cooper just returned from his 7-week European tour, “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and currently has short break before he starts the U.S. leg of that tour.
                                              Image courtesy of Scott Harrison/RETNA for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

                                              ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Aug. 13 At Palms

                                              The Palms Casino Resort will host its 5th “A Midsummer Night’s Dream – An Enchanted Lingerie Masquerade” at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Partygoers are invited to explore their mischievous side by slipping into their most creative and sexiest costumes.
                                              Recognized as one of the largest revelries of the year, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” makes its way to Sin City 1 week after it takes over the Playboy Mansion in L.A. Guests will be entertained by DJs, elaborate displays, 1-of-a-kind live performance art and more than 50 wandering performers dressed as mystical characters including fairies, magicians, water creatures, mimes and more.
                                              The Masquerade will provide a hosted bar for all party-goers from 9 to 11 p.m. For tickets, which start at $140, cabana reservations and complimentary admission and drinks for the ladies, visit www.palmspool.com.

                                              Celebs Show Appreciation For Marines

                                                Ten U.S. Marines, who recently returned from Afghanistan, were treated to Holly Madison’s stage performance of “Peepshow” and food and drinks at Cabo Wabo Cantina, which is located at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
                                                Before the show, the Marines chatted with Sammy Hagar, who owns Cabo Wabo Cantina.
                                                Image of Madison and Marines courtesy of Denise Truscello/Wire Image

                                                Joseph Gannascoli At Palms

                                                Actor Joseph Gannascoli, known for his excellent portrayal of Vito Spatafore in the “The Sopranos,” dined with a party of 5 at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort on Monday, June 18. Gannascoli sipped Johnny Walker Black and indulged in the salmon sashimi and an order of steamed veggies.

                                                Sade, John Legend Sept. 3 at MGM Grand

                                                Sade and special guest John Legend bring their ultimate summer tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 3. Showtime is scheduled for 8 p.m.
                                                Tickets: $157.50, $105 and $52.50 (not including service charges and taxes) and available at Ticketmaster locations.
                                                Info: 800.745.3000.

                                                  Ashley Tisdale Hosts Party At Pure

                                                  Ashley Tisdale will celebrate her 26th birthday by hosting the festivities at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Friday, July 15.
                                                  Reservations: 702.289.2002.

                                                      Mya At LAX July 13

                                                      Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Mya will serve as host of “Industry Night” at LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, July 13.
                                                      LAX Nightclub is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Info: 702.262.4529. You can follow LAX Nightclub on Twitter @LAX_Nightclub and @AngelManagement.

                                                  Pair Of Aces

                                                  Holly Madison and Angel Porrino at Tryst Saturday night.
                                                  Image courtesy of Danny Mahoney/Tryst Nightclub

                                                      Sparks Fly

                                                      DJ Clinton Sparks kicked off his residency weekend with an awesome performance at “Ditch Fridays” at the Palms Pool & Bungalows. Also in the house: MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva.

                                                        Celebs Tip Off Holiday Weekend At XS

                                                        Lil Jon and Benji Madden were among the party people kicking off the holiday weekend at XS Nightclub at the Encore, where DJ A-Trak performed, on Saturday, July 2. Also in the house: Olympian Apollo Ono and Jermaine Dupri.
                                                        Image courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub

                                                        Get Your UFC Fix On At Sapphire

                                                        For your viewing pleasure for UFC 132 on Saturday…
                                                        Doors open at 5 p.m. Info: 702.796.6000.

                                                          Party On, Cheryl Burke

                                                          XS Nightclub welcomed a flood of electronic music’s biggest fans at the official Electric Daisy Carnival After-Party. Cheryl Burke of “Dancing with the Stars” sipped champagne and danced the night away in a black tube top jumpsuit with a group of friends. Omarion drank Red Bull and vodka cocktails at his exclusive table on the dance floor.
                                                          Image courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub

                                                              Porrino Rocks Poolside At Flamingo

                                                              Angel Porrino, star of Caesars Palace’s hit show “Absinthe,” spent Saturday, June 25, partying with the guests at Flamingo’s 15-acre GO Pool. She also rocked in the DJ booth.
                                                              Parrino, one of the stars of E!’s hit show “Holly’s World,” took photos with pool guests and signed autographs.

                                                            ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ At Palms

                                                            Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and friends had Sunday brunch at Simon at Palms Place inside Palms Place Hotel and Spa on Sunday. Adrienne is the sister of George Maloof, owner of the Palms.
                                                            Image courtesy of Aaron Garcia

                                                              Birthday Girl

                                                              Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett will celebrate her 26th birthday on Saturday, June 11, at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace.
                                                              Info: 702.731.7873

                                                              A Little Wynn In Their Sails

                                                              XS Nightclub kicked off their Sunday Night Swim grand opening with a special performance by electronic phenomenon Deadmau5 .Fans and celebrities journeyed to the Wynn Las Vegas to take in the show.
                                                              Among them: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke; Holly Madison, Angel Porrino and Josh Strickland dancing on the stage; and Shawn Merriman and Shaun Phillips partied with a group of friends near the pool deck.
                                                              Images courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub

                                                              Ne-Yo At XS

                                                              Ne-Yo was in the house at the XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas Saturday night (May 21) to peep a performance by Swedish DJ phenomenon Avicii.
                                                              Image courtesy of Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub

                                                                  T-Pain, Ke$ha At Moon

                                                                  T-Pain and Ke$ha partied at “Bang! Tuesdays” at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday night. Accompanied by friends, they sat in a VIP booth and drank Ketel One and Fiji.

                                                                    Pure To Host Brown Birthday Celebration

                                                                    Chris Brown to celebrate his 22nd birthday on Saturday, May 7, at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace.
                                                                    Info: 702.731.7873 or CaesarsPalace.com.

                                                                      Xzibit, Oden Dine At Palms Casino Resort

                                                                      Xzibit dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside the Palms Casino Resort Sunday night (5.1.11). Accompanied by family, the entertainer sat in the main dining room where he feasted on filet mignon, lobster mashed potatoes and vodka martinis. They were celebrating his grandmother’s birthday, and for dessert, his grandmother was presented with the signature s’mores, apple pie and crème brulee.
                                                                      Greg Oden dined with a group of 8. Oden enjoyed the petit filet and rock shrimp.

                                                                      Mario At LAX Nightclub April 13

                                                                      Singer and songwriter Mario will perform for the 1st time at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, April 13.
                                                                      Info: 702.262.4LAX.

                                                                        Carrot Top, Dana White At Palms

                                                                        Carrot Top dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday, March 29. Accompanied by a few friends, they sat at the main bar and ordered rock shrimp, tuna tartare and gnocchi.
                                                                        UFC president Dana White dined in the main dining room with 2 others.
                                                                        Documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and journalist Morgan Spurlock partied at Moon Nightclub with 5 others. They enjoyed various mixed drinks at the bar.
                                                                        Also at Moon was actor Peter Greene with a female friend.

                                                                        Deadmau5 Highlighgts XS Anniversary Party

                                                                        XS, the popular nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will celebrate its 2nd anniversary by featuring a performance by Deadmau5 on Monday, Feb. 21.
                                                                        Deadmau5 has been a rising star in the electronic genre over the past 3 years, and his popularity exploded after playing the MTV Video Music Awards in September. Recognized by his famous mouse headpiece, Deadmau5’s shows are always unique as he assembles tracks on the fly, using cutting edge computer technology, including software he writes himself.
                                                                        “XS continues to be recognized as one of the top nightclubs worldwide, and we want to celebrate this presence on a magnified level at the 2nd anniversary,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “As one of the most talented artists on a global scale, Deadmau5 is a perfect fit for the energy we want at this event. Our venue and his skills will create an unparalleled combination for one of the most talked about parties for years to come.”
                                                                        Since opening, the venue has been continually celebrated and recognized with awards and accolades including 2010 Nightclub & Bar Mega-Club of the Year to local favorites in countless “Best Of” lists. Known as the top grossing nightclub in the country, XS has placed in the No. 1 spot for the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 in 2010 and 2011, based on annual revenue.
                                                                        With its chic vibe and fashionable reputation, XS remains the place to see and be seen for celebrities, glitterati, locals and tourists alike. Table reservations are highly recommended (702.770.0097).
                                                                        Deadmau5 tickets are available for purchase online. XS is open Friday through Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., located on The Esplanade at Encore. For more Info: XSLasVegas.com.

                                                                        Yelawolf Performs At Ghostbar

                                                                        Yelawolf, who recently signed with Eminem’s Shady Records label, performed during a special MAGIC edition of “Snitch Wednesdays” at ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Yelawolf performed a 30-minute set, then enjoyed the atmosphere from his VIP table with a party of 8.
                                                                        “Snitch Wednesdays” features performances by local artists, DJ 88, Dave Fogg and M!keattack, who spin classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and Top-40 hits.
                                                                        Admission is $20 per person. Vegas females are admitted free.
                                                                        Ghostbar is open 7 nights a week from 8 p.m. until the wee hours.
                                                                        Info: ghostbar.com.
                                                                        Image courtesy of Aaron Garcia/9 Group

                                                                            Ashley Greene Celebrates Birthday At Pure

                                                                            Ashley Greene will join clubgoers at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace for her 24th birthday celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19. Red carpet arrivals are scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m.
                                                                            Info: 702.731.7873 or .

                                                                              Phelps’ Twins Shoot Breeze At Moon

                                                                              James and Oliver Phelps, identical twin actors best known for their roles in the Harry Potter film series, were spotted at Moon Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort Thursday night (2.10.11). They sat at VIP table with 6 friends and sipped on Ketel One and Red Bull.

                                                                                Audrina Patridge At Pure

                                                                                Audrina Patridge will be the featured host at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Feb. 5.
                                                                                Info: 702.731.7873 or visit PureTheNightClub.com.

                                                                              Giants Reliever Romo at Palms Casino Resort

                                                                              Giants reliever Sergio Romo and a party of 5 dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Saturday night (1.29.11). Following dinner, Romo soaked up the scene at Moon Nightclub with friends. Official DJ of the San Francisco Giants, DJ E-Rock spun beats. Also in the house: illusionist Criss Angel; actor Edwin Hodge with an entourage of 20; MMA fighter Anthony Pettis; and Jimbo of the hip-hop group the HardNox.

                                                                              Image courtesy of Joe Fury/9 Group

                                                                                    Lingerie Bowl

                                                                                  The Sporting House Bar & Grill at New York-New York Hotel & Casino teams up with the lovely ladies of the Lingerie Football League’s Las Vegas franchise for a special viewing party during the conference championship games Saturday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m.
                                                                                  All guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the beautiful LFL players throughout the event while enjoying the hard-hitting (all pun intended) action. The winners of will square off in Lingerie Bowl VIII on Super Bowl Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.
                                                                                  Info: 702.740.6766

                                                                                Is That You Matt Leinart?

                                                                                At N9NE Steakhouse Friday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas, Matt Leinart and a party of 4.
                                                                                On Saturday: Vince Neil and comedienne Lisa Lampanelli at a VIP table with 8 friends at the Playboy Club. Lampanelli performed at the Palms on Saturday.
                                                                                At Rain Nightclub, internationally-acclaimed DJ Diplo took over the turntables for the launch of all-electro night, “CLASH Fridays.” Diplo showcased his talent in front of a packed venue and guests danced the night away to his set, which included everything from house, hip-hop and pop. DJ and 9 Group’s own Dave Fogg welcomed the crowd with an opening set.
                                                                                Images courtesy of Joe Fury/9 Group

                                                                                  On Friday, Jan. 7, Sasha Grey will be the host with the most at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace. Known as one of the sexiest stars in the adult entertainment industry, Grey will kick off the weekend to celebrate her AVN award nomination for her role in “Malice in Lalaland.” With 19 nods for the film, Grey, along with cast member Kagney Linn, is honored with the most nominations for any individual title.
                                                                                  Grey is also known for guest starring in the HBO hit show “Entourage,” where she played Vincent Chase’s girlfriend.
                                                                                  Info: 702.731.7873

                                                                                    Free Wings At Hooters

                                                                                    On Dec. 16, Hooters Casino Hotel in Vegas will be giving away 10 free wings at its Hooters Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You just need to be a member of their Owl Rewards Club (membership is free) to receive the wings. In addition to free wings, you can also see Robosaurus perform in the front parking lot. For those unfamiliar with Robosaurus, he is a 6-story tall transformer like vehicle that crushes cars and breaths fires.
                                                                                    Robosaurus will also be appearing at Hooters Dec. 16-19. He will be performing daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. He will crush a car and breath fire out during each 15-minute show.
                                                                                    Hooters hopes that those who visit will share their good fortune forward and donate a non-perishable food item to Three Square food bank or a new un-wrapped toy for “Toys for Tots.” Both of these local organizations will be on hand that day accepting donations.
                                                                                    Info: www.hooterscasinohotel.

                                                                                      Birthday Girl

                                                                                      Pure Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace will host the 22nd birthday party of Vanessa Hudgens on Saturday, Dec. 18.
                                                                                      Pure opens its doors at 10 p.m. For table reservations, call 702.289.2002. Info: www.PureLV.com.

                                                                                        Clarkson And Friends At Moon

                                                                                        Kelly Clarkson partied at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on Friday (11.12.10). Clarkson and friends celebrated her sister’s birthday and enjoyed mixed drinks throughout the night.
                                                                                        Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                          Dana White Dines At N9NE

                                                                                          UFC President Dana White dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort on Monday (11.8.10). White and four friends enjoyed multiple orders of rock shrimp as an appetizer. For his main course, White had the dover sole plain with lemon. For dessert, they enjoyed N9NE’s signature s’mores, banana cream pie, carrot cake and red velvet cupcakes.

                                                                                          Girardi at Martorano’s

                                                                                          Vienna Girardi, the winner of the 2010 season of “The Bachelor,” was spotted dining at Martorano’s Italian restaurant at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino during the recent weekend.

                                                                                            Chestnut Takes Meatballs Championship

                                                                                            Joey Chestnut won the 2nd Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship, beating out 12 other contenders at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, Nov. 7. The competition was held on the Masquerade Village stage in the middle of the casino and in front of a live audience. Chestnut ate 43 2-ounce meatballs in 10 minutes, earning $1,500 and a monogram “M” necklace courtesy of cook/owner Steve Martorano.
                                                                                            “This is an awesome event and I’m proud to be the Martorano’s champion once again,” Chestnut said. “Since the meatballs are so delicious, I’m really able to enjoy them as I’m competing. I’ll definitely be back again next year.”
                                                                                            Above: Chestnut is flanked by Martorano and Holly Madison.

                                                                                              DJ Pauly D VIP At Palms

                                                                                              Rhode Island’s famous DJ and cast member of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” Pauly D celebrates Halloween by hosting the “Night of the Killer Costumes “at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Oct. 30. Pauly D will shock revelers by arriving in full costume attire, which will be unveiled as he spins a unique DJ set at midnight.
                                                                                              More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away during the event. Seriously.
                                                                                              The cover charge at Moon Nightclub on “Night of the Killer Costumes“ starts at $40 per person and includes access into the Playboy Club. For tickets, VIP table and bottle reservations, call 702.942.6832 or email tables@9groupvegas.com.

                                                                                            Miss Playboy Club November

                                                                                            Las Vegas resident Sara Hennessey was crowned Miss Playboy Club November on Sunday night at an affair at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas. A winner is chosen each month to be the face of the Playboy Club in the following month’s advertising campaign. The winner receives $1,000, a complimentary night’s stay at Palms, a Swedish massage at Drift Spa at Palms Place, dinner for two at Nove Italiano, complimentary table and bottle at Playboy Club and a photo shoot.
                                                                                            Winners also will be featured in the Playboy Club calendar and have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be included in Playboy magazine.
                                                                                            For additional information and updates on the Miss Playboy Club model search and winners, visit MissPlayboyClub.com.
                                                                                            Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal/ 9 Group

                                                                                            Celebs Make Splash At Palms Place Pool Party

                                                                                            On Saturday night, Simon at Palms Place in Vegas hosted a poolside party for the launch of the new video game “Fallout New Vegas” by Bethesda Softworks. Celebrities in attendance included: Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen; Anna Kendrick (“Twilight Saga”); Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”)’ Mark Salling (“Glee”); Anna Lynne McCord (“90210”); Trevor Donovan (“90210”); Shenae Grimes (“90210”); and TV executive Les Moonves.

                                                                                                Teegarden To Celebrate Birthday No. 21

                                                                                                Tabú Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand will welcome “Friday Night Lights” actress Aimee Teegarden for an unforgettable 21st birthday bash Saturday, Oct. 16. The newly legal actress will celebrate in Sin City style at one of the hottest ultra lounge on The Strip. Recently announced as the newest cast member of “Scream 4,” Teegarden will trade in her “Friday Night Lights” high school character and bring out her sexy side as she dances the night away to DJ Loczi’s hot beats.
                                                                                                Info: 702.891.7777 or MGM Grand.com.

                                                                                                  Serenade For Soap Star

                                                                                                  Las Vegas headliners Human Nature wooed soap star Susan Lucci of “All My Children” on Monday at Imperial Palace. Escorted from her front-row table, Lucci was escourted on stage so the 4 Aussies could serenade her with “My Girl.” After enjoying the nonstop 90-minute show featuring the sounds and moves of Motown, Lucci made it backstage to visit with the group.
                                                                                                  Andrew Tierney, Michael Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen comprise the soulful foursome that headlines the Imperial Palace show “Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature – the Ultimate Celebration of the Motown Sound.”

                                                                                                  Jermaine Dupri At Rain

                                                                                                  Jermaine Dupri was at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on Friday night (10.8.10). He came in at 1:15 a.m. with a group of 5 and partied on the stage. Dupri entertained the crowd with a DJ set. He and his possee left around 3 a.m.

                                                                                                      Stewart In Concert At Caesars Palace Nov. 6-21

                                                                                                      Rod Stewart will play 8 performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Nov. 6 through 21.
                                                                                                      “For some years now, AEG Live has been wanting me to do a residency show in Vegas. I decided it was time to give it a try but I thought ‘first, let’s try 2 weeks instead of 2 years though’,” Stewart said. “Who knows what this could lead to? I know that my band, background singers, and I are going to enjoy performing in such an intimate setting and having the chance for the fans to be in close proximity while hearing all the hits.”
                                                                                                      Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 2., and can be purchased at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office or by calling 800.745.3000 or by visiting TicketMaster.com.

                                                                                                    Miss Playboy Club October

                                                                                                    Melany Lorenzo was named Miss Playboy Club October 2010 during an affair Sunday night (9.26.10) at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort. The 26-year-old Lorenzo is an optician/model in San Diego.
                                                                                                    Hip-hop artist Grafh partied at Playboy Club with 6 friends, including MMA fighter Jay Hieron. They sat at a VIP table and enjoyed Ketel One mixed drinks.
                                                                                                    Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                                        Monday Night Football Parties At Sapphire

                                                                                                        The Sapphire gentleman’s club in Las Vegas is kicking off its weekly Monday Night Football celebration on Sept. 13 with a ton of specials and activities. There will be an open bar from 4 to 8 p.m. and more than 100 “cheerleaders” will participate in the fun.
                                                                                                        Info: 702.869.0003 or visit SapphireLasVegas.com.

                                                                                                          Joanna Krupa At Playboy Club

                                                                                                          Model and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Joanna Krupa partied at Playboy Club inside Palms Casino Resort on Sept. 2. Krupa hung out with 15 friends and sipped on Fiji water while filming an upcoming reality TV show.
                                                                                                          Image of Krupa and Playboy Bunny Chandella Powell courtesy of Shane O’Neal

                                                                                                        ‘Locks Of Love’

                                                                                                        On Wednesday, Aug. 25, Penn Jillette, the outspoken half of the comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller, sheared 10 inches of his signature ponytail with the help of his devious cohort Teller to benefit Locks of Love at the Rio Spa at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
                                                                                                        Penn had been sporting the look for almost 25 years, and while he has not had it insured like other stars and their famed attributes, the locks were considered priceless.
                                                                                                        “One of our co-workers at the Rio has a little granddaughter who is going through chemo (and expected to be fine),” Penn said. “All the long-haired employees of the Rio were asked to donate some hair in her name. I don’t think a two year old would look good in my long curly hair, but I hope someone can use it. There’s no panic, I can give 10″ and still have enough left for a ponytail to hide my microphone cables. We all wish her the best.”
                                                                                                        Image courtesy of Erik Kabik

                                                                                                          Jayde Nicole And Friends At miX

                                                                                                          The Primp Clothing party was held Wednesday night at miX Lounge inside THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Celebrities and VIPs came out in droves to support the Spring 2011 collection and the launch of Primp Korea. This fun and flirty women’s clothing and accessories line was a hit as celebs doned their favorite pieces on the carpet.
                                                                                                          First to arrive was “Dancing With The Stars” sweetheart Karina Smirnoff, looking radiant in a white mini dress with flesh peep toe heels. Before hitting the carpet, Smirnoff dined with friends at the exquisite miX restaurant, all while tweeting “Having dinner @mixlasvegas with the most amazing women.”
                                                                                                          The group enjoyed delicious cuisine such as gnocchi, veggie medley and salmon tartare while sipping on specialty pomegranate cocktails and champagne. After dinner, Smirnoff sparkled on the carpet as she posed with various Primp Clothing handbags and then headed up to miX Lounge to celebrate. After dancing, laughing and posing for a few more photos, Smirnoff tweeted “Best party ever” and retired to her gorgeous suite inside THEhotel.
                                                                                                          Also on the carpet was Brandi Cyrus, “Everlife” singer Julia Ross and “Frank and Derol” musician Codi Caraco. All three women posed with hip Primp handbags before heading upstairs to celebrate with Smirnoff.
                                                                                                          Making a guest appearance was Damian Whitewood, another DWTS alum who recently partnered with Pam Anderson on the hit television show. Whitewood and wife were adorable as they cuddled at a private VIP table on the outdoor patio of miX Lounge. Others to hit the carpet were “America’s Got Talent” alum Recycled Percussion, actor Vincent De Paul, US Weekly journalist Suzanne Marquese, Primp designer Wells Butler and owner of Primp Clothing, Greg Lorber.
                                                                                                          Making a late but fashionable arrival with beau Jesse Waits was Jayde Nicole, 2008 Playboy “Playmate of the Year.” The svelt Hill’s alum looked gorgeous in an orange Primp dress and black pumps. After posing solo, Nicole pulled the rest of her Playboy playmates on the carpet including Kara Kramer, Stacy Fuson and E!’s “Kendra” star Jessica Hall. At the end of the night Nicole tweeted, “haha love my life and I’m wearing Primp!”
                                                                                                          miX Lounge, located high above Las Vegas Boulevard on the 64th floor of THEhotel is one of the most stylishly hip lounges on the Strip with savvy DJs and exclusive tables by reservation only. miX offers an extensive list of cocktail concoctions fitting for any pallet.
                                                                                                          Images courtesy of Al Powers/Retna

                                                                                                              Mya Performs With Matt Goss

                                                                                                              Singer-songwriter Mýa attended Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss’ show Aug. 13. With a newly added piano element to the show, Mýa joined Matt onstage for The Beatles classic “Let it Be.”

                                                                                                              Rok With REO Speedwagon

                                                                                                          Rok Vegas Nightclub, located at the New York-New York resort, provided a nice feast for REO Speedwagon at an after-concert party Friday night. The band’s members, Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, and Bryan Hitt, performed with Pat Benatar at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV earlier in the evening.
                                                                                                          The band hit the red carpet at New York-New York for photos with illusionist Criss Angel and comedian Carrot Top then headed inside Rok, where they resided at a VIP table that overlooked the entire nightclub. The band chatted, toasted and laughed with fans. Amato even went down to the main floor to greet adoring fans.
                                                                                                          Images courtesy of Ethan Miller/Getty Images

                                                                                                              Kelly Osbourne at Matt Goss Show

                                                                                                              At Caesars Palace last Saturday, newly single lady Kelly Osbourne took in Matt Goss’s performance.
                                                                                                              Image courtesy of Cashman Photo

                                                                                                                  DJ Jazzy Jeff In The House

                                                                                                                  DJ Jazzy Jeff partied at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort Tuesday night, mingling with a party 13 at a VIP table before spinning the turntables for the weekly party BANG. On the mike serving as Jazzy Jeff’s “hype man” was Skillz of the show series, hip-hop “Confessions.”
                                                                                                                  Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                                                    Miss Playboy Club

                                                                                                                    Lara Leverence, a cocktail waitress from Phoenix, was named Miss Playboy Club July 2010 during ceremonies at the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday (6.27.10). Also, David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms. Draiman and a female friend stopped in around 8 p.m. At ghostbar, members of the NBC hit show, “The Doctors,” enjoyed the scene with a group of about 30 friends.
                                                                                                                    The image of Leverence and Playboy Bunny Tiffany DeLeon is courtesy of Shane O’Neal

                                                                                                                      Davidson Life Of The Party At Playboy Club

                                                                                                                      Partying at Playboy Club Friday night was comedian-actor Tommy Davidson. Davidson clowned with friends and with model Kelly Carrington, Playboy magazine’s October 2008 Playmate of the Month.
                                                                                                                      Also in the house: Actress Shannon Elizabeth, who dined with 3 friends at Nove Italiano Friday night inside Palms Casino Resort. Elizabeth is in Vegas for the World Series of Poker. At N9NE Steakhouse, actor Armand Assante dined with a party of 5.

                                                                                                                        Rev. Run, Dana White At Palms

                                                                                                                        UFC President Dana White and a party of 4 dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort on Friday night (6.18.10). Also in the house: Rev. Run and DJ Pauly D dined at the restaurant.
                                                                                                                        At Moon Nightclub, Ryan Cabrera partied with 8 friends at a VIP table. They sipped Ketel One mixed cocktails. White also made the rounds.
                                                                                                                        Earlier that afternoon at Palms Pool & Bungalows, MMA artist Georges St-Pierre and poker player Steve Dannenmann soaked in the atmosphere.
                                                                                                                        Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal

                                                                                                                          Timbaland At Rain Nightclub

                                                                                                                          Mixed martial artist Georges St-Pierre and a friend hung out at Palms Pool & Bungalows Friday afternoon (6.11.10). At N9NE Steakhouse, poker player Doyle F. Brunson dined with a party of 8.
                                                                                                                          At Rain Nightclub, rapper Timbaland arrived with a party of 30. He sat a table on stage and sipped Ketel One.

                                                                                                                            Ne-Yo And Party Of 5 At N9NE

                                                                                                                            Ne-Yo dined with a party of 5 Thursday night (5.20.10) at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort. The R&B artist is flanked above by the resort’s owners, Joe and Gavin Maloof, who also own the Sacramento Kings.
                                                                                                                            Image courtesy of 9 Group

                                                                                                                              Maria Does Dolly

                                                                                                                              TV personality Maria Menounos recently visited with the cast of “Legends in Concert” at Harrah’s Las Vegas. A fan of Dolly Parton, Menounos took her turn in kitten heels and belted out Parton’s hit “9 to 5,” which was captured by the Access Hollywood cameras for a weeklong special of “Maria’s Madcap Adventures” airing this week.
                                                                                                                              Image courtesy of Erik Kabik

                                                                                                                                Win A Chance To ‘Sex In The City 2′ Screening

                                                                                                                                On Wednesday, May 26, Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter will host Skyy Vodka’s private advance screening of “Sex and the City 2,” one day before its U.S. theatrical release.
                                                                                                                                The screening of the film will be held at Aria’s Viva ELVIS Theater. A private post-movie party will be held at the Elvis-inspired GOLD Lounge, operated by The Light Group.
                                                                                                                                MGM Mirage is offering fans an exclusive chance to partake. Consumers can enter for a chance to win a VIP Getaway Package at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, including round-trip airfare and a $2500 shopping spree at Crystals retail & entertainment district at CityCenter. Winners also will attend Skyy Vodka’s private advance screening of “Sex and the City 2.”
                                                                                                                                Aria Resort & Casino debuted in December 2009 as part of CityCenter, the dazzling resort destination adjacent to Bellagio. Aria features an extraordinary collection of exceptional restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a world-class spa, exclusive fashion-forward shopping, contemporary gaming, a larger-than-life modern art collection, high-tech meeting and event space and Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil, celebrating the life and music of the man.
                                                                                                                                Enter at www.arialasvegas.com by Friday, May 14. Must be 21 or older to enter.

                                                                                                                                  Stan Lee, Sean Paul Party At Palms Resort

                                                                                                                                  Actor and comic book writer Stan Lee dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Thursday night (5.6.10) as a special guest of Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake. Dakake made a special menu for Lee and his group of 20 friends. The menu included shellfish platters, garbage salad, medium rare ribeyes, grilled asparagus, creamed corn, and Julie’s hot potatoes. After dinner, the group toasted with champagne and S’mores and additional desserts. Lee left around 6:45 p.m. to attend the world premier of Iron Man 2 at Brendon Theaters at the Palms.
                                                                                                                                  After the debut, Lee and a group of 7 partied at Moon Nightclub. They sipped Kettle One and FIJI water and were joined by Golden State forward and former Laker Ronny Turiaf.
                                                                                                                                  Rapper Sean Paul dined at Nove Italiano with a few friends before heading to Playboy Club. At the club, Paul was presented with an exclusive Playboy Club key by one of the sexy Playboy Bunnies. Paul then went to drink with friends at ghostbar.
                                                                                                                                  Images courtesy of Joe Fury/9 Group

                                                                                                                                    A Full House Of Stars At Palms

                                                                                                                                    Michael Andretti dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort on Thursday night (4.22.10). Accompanied by George Maloof, actor Adrien Brody and other friends, Andretti enjoyed the lobster pot stickers. Brody had the shrimp cocktail, heirloom tomato salad, NY steak and a side of creamed spinach.
                                                                                                                                    Jerry Tarkanian was also at N9NE with a party of four, including Hall of Fame pitcher Roland Fingers; and singer Enrique Iglesias who was spotted in the kitchen signing Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake’s famous Shakedown door. Iglesias also stoped by the Playboy Club, where Playboy Bunny Tiffany DeLeon presented him with an exclusive Playboy Club key. Iglesias was on property doing a photo shoot for his new album.
                                                                                                                                    Rain Nightclub hosted “Down and Derby,” a retro-inspired roller skating disco party which featured a special performance by the French band, Yelle.
                                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                                                                      Dodger-Yankee Tickets Giveaway In May

                                                                                                                                      Dodger-Yankee tickets are hard to come by, but you can roll the dice at PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns in Vegas. They are giving away 35 pairs of tickets for the series at Dodgers Stadium in June. Guests can enter to win the tickets by purchasing a 25 oz. Miller Lite or 16 oz. Leinenkugel from Saturday, May 1 through Monday, May 31.
                                                                                                                                      PT’s and Sierra Gold guests also have the chance to win a $250 Rebel Gas gift card throughout the month. From May 1 to 31, every 10 points earned by a Golden Rewards member will earn them one entry to win a Rebel Gas gift card. One random winner will be drawn at 10 p.m. every night from all tavern entries.
                                                                                                                                      Also, guests can now enjoy 50 cent wings all day every Monday when they purchase at least 10 wings. All PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns offer Chef Joe Romano’s delicious wings in a variety of 20 sauces.
                                                                                                                                      Keep up with all tavern activity by following PT’s on Facebook and Twitter and Sierra Gold on Facebook and Twitter. Also, visit www.ptstaverns.com or www.sierragoldlv.com.
                                                                                                                                      With casual dining, premium spirits and advanced gaming technology, PT’s offers a variety of amenities for patrons. Filled with numerous high-definition TVs, guests can catch all of their favorite sports action. PT’s offers a wide assortment of menu selections as well as cocktails made from premium spirits, an expansive wine list and martini menu along with numerous premium brew options.
                                                                                                                                      PT’s was voted “Best Sports Bar” in Las Vegas by locals in the annual Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “The Best of Las Vegas 2010” poll. PT’s was also voted “Best Bar Food” in the “The Best of Las Vegas 2009” poll. Las Vegas Weekly readers voted it “best non-hotel bar” in 2007 and 2008 as part of the publication’s “Vegas’ Best” awards.
                                                                                                                                      All PT’s taverns offer an afternoon “Half-Off Happy Hour” from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. “Half-Off Happy Hour” specials include half-off regular priced pizzas, such as classic pepperoni, cheese and BBQ chicken pizza and half off on all drinks, including Jack Daniel’s, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Ketel One and Red Bull. All PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns also have a nightly “Moonlight Half-Off Happy Hour” from midnight to 4 a.m.
                                                                                                                                      Sierra Gold ultra-taverns are located at 1341 W. Warm Springs Rd., 6929 Aliante Pkwy and 6515 S. Jones Rd.

                                                                                                                                        Now There’s A Blast From The Past

                                                                                                                                        Rapper Tone Loc, flashing the Carmelo Anthony look, enjoyed the scene from a VIP table with 3 friends at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday (4.20.10). He serenaded the crowd with a 20-minute performance before leaving about 2:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                        Gary Payton and his wife dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside the resort. They sat in the lounge, where Payton enjoyed a petit filet with sides of creamed corn and mac and cheese.
                                                                                                                                        Image courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                                                                        Up In The Club

                                                                                                                                        Matthew McConaughey and country music artist Kenny Chesney stopped by ghostbar in Palms Casino Resort Monday night (4.19.10). McConaughey and Chesney came in with a party of 6 around 1:30 a.m. and enjoyed the music with friends and had a few drinks.

                                                                                                                                        Stars Highlight Another Hot Weekend At Palms

                                                                                                                                        Shanna Moakler celebrated her birthday with 9 Group at Palms Casino Resort Saturday night (4.17.10). She began her evening by enjoying dinner at N9NE Steakhouse with 5 others. Following dinner, she and her friends partied at a VIP table inside Moon Nightclub. Moakler sipped on Russian Standard vodka cocktails. Around 1 a.m., she was presented with a birthday cake. She was also given the exclusive Playboy Club key inside Playboy Club’s Fireplace Lounge.
                                                                                                                                        Others in the house: Ray J with 17 friends had dinner at N9NE; and Brad Wollack with 5 others.
                                                                                                                                        On Friday, Eddie Cibrian and girlfriend Leann Rimes dined at N9NE. Warren Moon stopped in to say hello to Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake and to sign his famous Shakedown Door. And actor Victor Rasuk visited to have a drink at the bar with 9 Group’s Bronson Olimpieri.
                                                                                                                                        Images courtesy of Joe Fury/9 Group

                                                                                                                                        Vince Vaughn Hangs Out At Hard Rock

                                                                                                                                          Actor and newlywed Vince Vaughn spent some time at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this week with wife Kyla Weber and friends. Peter Billingsley, best known as the character Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” and who directed Vaughn in the box office hit “Couples Retreat,” also was with Vaughn and company.
                                                                                                                                          Vaughn arrived at the hotel Wednesday, April 14, and gambled solo in the High Limit Lounge that afternoon. Later, Vaughn and his party dined at Nobu before calling it a night.
                                                                                                                                          On Thursday, April 15, the group was poolside in a private cabana at the new Skybar. Later that night, the group met at Rare 120 for dinner. The group dined in the private dining room.

                                                                                                                                            Fishburne, Pressley At Palms

                                                                                                                                            Laurence Fishburne hit the Playboy Club inside Palms Casino Resort Friday night (4.9.10). He and five friends drank Ketel One vodka with a variety of mixers and smoked cigars. Fishburne also hit the blackjack table.
                                                                                                                                            Earlier, at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, actress-model Jaime Pressly partied with three friends. They enjoyed margaritas poolside. Also at the pool was actress-singer Brooke Hogan. Wearing a pink string bikini with clear high heels, she and her friend partied in a cabana.

                                                                                                                                              Bonds, Dana White At Palms

                                                                                                                                              Barry Bonds dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Friday night (4.2.10). He and a freind indulged in tuna tartar for an appetizer and lamb chops and the sea bass for the main course. For desssert, they had crème brule and the steakhouse’s new doughnuts dessert.
                                                                                                                                              At a separate table, UFC President Dana White had dinner with a party of six. White started with the rock shrimp appetizer and had the Dover sole as his entrée. After dinner, White had drinks at Moon Nightclub before hitting the Playboy Club.
                                                                                                                                              Also in the house were reality star Holly Madison and Benji and Joel Madden of the pop punk band Good Charlotte. Madison and the Maddens also stopped by the Playboy Club, where they met up with Canadian professional skateboarder Pierre-Luc Gagnon.
                                                                                                                                              Photo of Dana White and Playboy Bunnies courtesy of Shane O’Neal

                                                                                                                                                Jay-Z, Beyonce Take Over The Town

                                                                                                                                                Jay-Z and Beyonce were the hits of the party scene after the rapper performed at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday (3.27.10). The couple and their entourage also ventured to Tao. On Sunday (3.28.10), Jay-Z was feted to a cookout in Phil Maloof’s penthouse at Palms Place, where Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse dished up some choice goodies. George and Gavin Maloof were there too.
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                                                                                                                                                  Miss Playboy Club For April

                                                                                                                                                  Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort hosted its monthly Miss Playboy Club model search Sunday night (3.28.10), naming Laura Moore Miss Playboy Club April 2010. Moore, 21, resides in Las Vegas.
                                                                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/9 Group

                                                                                                                                                    Suh, Freeney Hang Out At Palms

                                                                                                                                                    Ndamukong Suh, shown above with Chef Barry S. Dakake, dined again at N9NE Steakhouse on Saturday night (3.27.10). Accompanied by six friends, Suh started with the lobster pot stickers and crab stuffed mushrooms. For his main course, he had the lamb chops.
                                                                                                                                                    Also at N9NE Steakhouse was Indianapolis Colts lineman Dwight Freeney also ate at N9NE with a group of friends. He enjoyed various appetizers, including rock shrimp, lobster pot stickers and shrimp cocktail.
                                                                                                                                                    Both Suh and Freeney were in town to see Jay-Z perform at The Pearl Saturday night.
                                                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of 9 Group

                                                                                                                                                      Tucker Does George Wallace Show

                                                                                                                                                      Chris Tucker performed a 45-minute set Tuesday night (3.23.10) at George Wallace’s show at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
                                                                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Scott Harrison

                                                                                                                                                        Chris Rock Stops By N9NE Steakhouse

                                                                                                                                                          Chris Rock and a friend visited N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resoer for a quick drink and to say hello to Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake on Saturday night (3.20.10).
                                                                                                                                                          Brandon Marshall dined at the steakhouse with a party of 10 to celebrate his 26th birthday. Marshall and his table enjoyed the shellfish platters and wedge salads for appetizers. For the main course, Marshall had the organic chicken. The table drank bottles of Reisling with dinner.
                                                                                                                                                          Tera Patrick and record producer Scott Storch stopped by ghostbar with a group of four. Partying the night away, Patrick was drinking margaritas and tequila shots, while Storch was sucking down shots of tequila and beers. Around 1 a.m., Roger Taylor, the drummer for Duran Druran, came in with a few friends for drinks.
                                                                                                                                                          Later that evening, Patrick stopped by Rain Nightclub with six of her friends and joined Storch’s table.
                                                                                                                                                          Martin Lawrence stopped by Moon to unwind after his show at the Pearl. He arrived with a large group of friends and sat at a table on the dance floor. Lawrence was enjoying Ketel One Vodka with a variety of mixers while interacting with fans.

                                                                                                                                                            Flavor Flav Popular Flavor At Steakhouse

                                                                                                                                                            Flavor Flav received a standing ovation when he walked into the N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort on Friday night (3.19.10). The rapper made his grand entrance wearing his usual clock paired with a neon green suit and green alligator skin shoes. He sat with his group of four in the main dining room and enjoyed a glass of chardonnay, followed by a New York Strip along with lobster and mashed potatoes.
                                                                                                                                                            Also dining that evening were retired basketball player Gary Payton and his wife, who enjoyed cocktails with another couple. Retired offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden grabbed a bite with friends before attending Martin Lawrence’s stand-up comedy act at The Pearl.
                                                                                                                                                            Speaking of Lawrence, who performed Friday and Saturday night, he received a coveted Playboy key on Friday night.

                                                                                                                                                              Martin Lawrence At Playboy Club

                                                                                                                                                              Martin Lawrence dined at Nove Italiano inside the Palms Casino Resort Thursday night (3.18.10). Executive Chef Geno Bernando came out of the kitchen to have a toast with Lawrence and his group of six. After dinner, Lawrence and his party headed over to Playboy Club, where they drank Ketel One with assorted mixers and FIJI water. Lawrence is in Vegas for his stand-up comedy act at The Pearl tonight and Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                              Photo courtesy the N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                            Montana Has Dinner At N9NE Steakhouse

                                                                                                                                                            Joe Montana dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort Tuesday night (3.9.10). Joined by a party of five, Montana enjoyed the shrimp cocktail for starters. For his main course, he indulged in a rib eye and potatoes.
                                                                                                                                                            Playboy Playmate Bridget Marquardt had dinner with a party of five. She had the petit filet with a side of mac and cheese.
                                                                                                                                                            Following dinner, Marquardt and eight friends partied at Moon Nightclub, where they enjoyed the scene from their VIP table. Marquardt was the special host for Moon’s ‘Future of Nightlife’ event sponsored by Svedka Vodka.
                                                                                                                                                            Photos courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                Frank Thomas Up In The Club

                                                                                                                                                                Recently retired slugger Frank Thomas partied at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort Tuesday night (3.2.10). Thomas sipped wine and enjoyed the scene with a friend.
                                                                                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                  Miss Playboy Club For March

                                                                                                                                                                  The lovely Nicki Canlas was crowned as Miss Playboy Club March 2010 during a festive affair Sunday night (2.28.10) at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas.
                                                                                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                    Austin, Cutler At N9NE

                                                                                                                                                                    Wide receiver Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys was back at the Palms, dining at N9NE Steakhouse Sunday night (2.28.10) with a party of six. Sitting in the main dining room, Austin nibbled on the rock shrimp and stuffed mushrooms appetizers. He complimented his tasty eats with a few vodka red bulls and Grey Goose sodas. After dinner, the football star signed a few helmets and jerseys for the staff.
                                                                                                                                                                    Also, quarterback Jay Cutler of the Bears dined at N9NE Steakhouse with a party of nine. Cutler and his group started with the ravioli, rock shrimp and calamari appetizers. Cutler also ordered a filet for himself along with a side of mushrooms and onions. Finishing the meal, he had several rounds of espresso shots for dessert. Cutler also signed autographs for fans.

                                                                                                                                                                      She Wows The Crowd

                                                                                                                                                                      Jenni “JWoww” Farley, who stars on the reality TV show “Jersey Shore,” celebrated her 25th birthday with friends at the Palms on Saturday (2.27.10).
                                                                                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Joe Fury

                                                                                                                                                                        Chef Of The Presidents

                                                                                                                                                                        Barry S. Dakake, executive chef at N9NE Steakhouse inside the Palms Casino Resort, is a popular choice with presidents visiting the city. On Feb. 18, Dakake cooked for the Democratic National Convention Dinner, hosted at George Maloof’s home, where President Obama was in attendance.
                                                                                                                                                                        Dakake also dished up almost every item on the menu and delivered it to President Clinton at Caesars Palace, where he spoke on Feb. 22. This is the fourth time Dakake has cooked for Clinton.

                                                                                                                                                                        Rev. Run Pumps Up The Volume At Moon

                                                                                                                                                                        Hines Ward, joined by a party of 15, dined again at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Saturday night (2.20.10). After dinner, Ward and friends went to Playboy Club, where they played blackjack, before heading upstairs to Moon Nightclub, where they sipped Ketel One mixed drinks.
                                                                                                                                                                        Also at Moon: Joey Porter, former New York Giant Robert Jones and former Bengals Adrian Ross and Corey Dillon, who also played with the Patriots. They sat at two VIP tables and enjoyed Ketel One cocktails. Special celebrity guest DJ for the evening was One Tree Hill actor Robbie Jones.
                                                                                                                                                                        At Rain Nightclub, producer and composer Brian Wayne Transeau partied with a friend and enjoyed the scene from his VIP table on stage. BT also spent the turntables and entertained the crowd with some house-techno beats he’s known for.
                                                                                                                                                                        On Friday (2.19.10), Joseph Simmons, better known as Rev Run and one of the founders of Run-DMC, was in the house at Rain. He treated the crowd to a special performance.
                                                                                                                                                                        Photos courtesy of Joe Fury.

                                                                                                                                                                          Hines Ward Enjoys Dinner at N9NE

                                                                                                                                                                          Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort Thursday night (2.18.10). He was accompanied by a party of 11 and sat in the private dining room. Hines enjoyed the rock shrimp, a garbage salad and the Dover Sole and sipped on Ketel One mixed drinks.

                                                                                                                                                                          Ned Colletti, Gary Matthews Dine At N9NE

                                                                                                                                                                          Dodger GM Ned Colletti and three others dined at N9NE Steakhouse on Saturday at the Palms in Vegas. The group started with the rock shrimp, beef ravioli, calamari and chilled shellfish. For their main course, they indulged in a family-style meal that included seared scallops, a 16-ounce chuck chop and prawns with sides of fries, asparagus and creamed corn. For dessert, they shared the cupcakes, cheesecake and s’mores.
                                                                                                                                                                          Also dining at the restaurant was former Angel Gary Matthews with a party of five. Matthews feasted on the rock shrimp, bone-in filet and creamed spinach. He and his guests also partied at a VIP table inside Moon Nightclub. They sipped Ketel One mixed drinks.
                                                                                                                                                                          Others have dinner and drinks at N9NE: UFC fighter Chuck Liddell and a party of 10 and UFC President Dana White with a party of seven.
                                                                                                                                                                          On Friday, Jim Plunkett and a party of five, which included George Maloof, dined at N9NE. Plunkett was also spotted hanging out with four others at Playboy Club. At Nove Italiano, actor Jon Lovitz dined with a friend.

                                                                                                                                                                            Meghan Beck Miss Playboy Club Of Year

                                                                                                                                                                            Meghan Beck (Miss Playboy Club Feb. 2009) captured the title of Miss Playboy Club of the Year 2010 at the Playboy Club in Vegas on Sunday night (1.31.10). The event was hosted by Bridget Marquardt, who stars in the reality TV series, “The Girls Next Door.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                              Sanchez, Leinart Dine and Party At Palms

                                                                                                                                                                              Mark Sanchez and Matt Leinart dined separately at N9NE Steakhouse for on Saturday (1.30.10). Accompanied by nine others, Sanchez enjoyed the signature rock shrimp and sashimi. He and his party feasted on a
                                                                                                                                                                              family-style dinner that included the “Best of N9NE” specialty, which includes a 16-ounce New York steak, Colorado lamb chops, orange chicken and shrimp. Following dinner, Sanchez and friends partied at a VIP table at Moon Nightclub.
                                                                                                                                                                              Leinart and his party of eight enjoyed the rock shrimp for starters. For his main course, Leinart had the filet with sides of skinny fries and mushrooms. He indulged in some ice cream for dessert.
                                                                                                                                                                              At Nove Italiano, actor Ben Stiller dined with seven others, including N9NE Group’s Bronson Olimpieri. They enjoyed dinner and the city view at a table on the terrace level. They had a number of signature appetizers such as sausage pizza and shrimp franchaise. They feasted on a family-style dinner, which included the rib eye and Sunday gravy.

                                                                                                                                                                                Lil Jon Spins The Wax At Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                Rapper Lil Jon served as special celebrity DJ at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort Tuesday night (1.26.10). Australian snowboarding personality Dingo (real name Luke Trembath) also partied at Moon. Earlier that evening, Lil Jon dined at N9NE Steakhouse with a party of eight friends. They sat in the main dining room where Lil Jon enjoyed the shrimp scampi and a mixed green salad to start. For his main course, he had the grilled chicken breast.
                                                                                                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                                  Carson Palmer, TJ Houshmandzadeh Have Dinner At Palms; Think Pete Carroll’s Name Came Up?

                                                                                                                                                                                  Carson Palmer and former teammate TJ Houshmandzadeh, who now plays for Pete Carroll and the SeaChickens, dined together at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Saturday night (1.23.10). With a party of four, they started with a variety of signature appetizers, including the rock shrimp, lobster pot stickers and calamari. They munched family- style on sauteed organic salmon, sea scallops and shellfish platter for their main courses. The two also ventured to ghostbar, where they held court at a VIP table.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Jake Peavy and Dana White also had dinner at N9NE.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Steven Jackson of the Rams partied at ghostbar with a party of three.
                                                                                                                                                                                  At Moon Nightclub, illusionist Criss Angel enjoyed the atmosphere at a VIP table with eight friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                  At Playboy Club, Matt Goss sat at a VIP table with eight others.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Brady Indulges Again At N9NE Steakhouse

                                                                                                                                                                                    Comedian Wayne Brady dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort Thursday night (1.14.10) with a party of three. Brady, who enjoys spicy food, ordered a spicy Caesar salad, a Cajun rib-eye and a side of the famous lobster mashed potatoes. He finished his meal with a martini.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Agassi and Stefanie Among Faces In The Crowd; Xzibit, Too Short Give Patrons Their Money’s Worth

                                                                                                                                                                                  N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort hosted to a number of celebrity guests Friday night (1.8.10). Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf were among the stars dining at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort. The couple split a Garbage Salad, followed by a filet and a side of sautéed green beans.
                                                                                                                                                                                  In the private dining room, Hines Ward enjoyed dinner with a party of eight. Ward was also hit Rain Nightclub with James Farrior, Trevor Townsend and Kevin Payne. The group later made their way up to Playboy Club, which was hosting the official BurningAngel.com AVN pre-party.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Other guests at N9NE: singer-songwriter Kid Rock who dined with a party of 12, including Palms’ owner George Maloof; Xzibit with three friends; Mark Cuban in the lounge for a minute; and rapper Too Short.
                                                                                                                                                                                  At Rain Nightclub, Xzibit and Too Short joined resident DJ Z-Trip in a special performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Joe Fury/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                                  Palms Buzzing With Celebs And Hotties

                                                                                                                                                                                  N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort was buzzing with celebrities who came in for dinner Thursday night (1.7.10). Guests included: actress Whitney Port, who was accompanied by a party of six and enjoyed the tuna tartare, portabella mushrooms and asparagus; actor and producer David Caruso, who had the Maine lobster pasta and dined with five others; rock musician Dave Navarro and a guest, who feasted on the tomato soup, specially prepared grilled cheese, followed by scallops, filet and a side of asparagus; and DJ Danny Masterson, who indulged in the shrimp cocktail, ribeye and Alaskan king crab legs with sides of gnocchi and George’s creamed corn.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday also was the first of a weekend-long series of parties in conjunction with the AVN Awards. Playboy Club hosted the official Playboy Radio party, featuring Christy Canyon, Nicky Hunter, Taylor Wayne, AnnMarie Rios and Kylie Ireland. Producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Lovine enjoyed the scene from a VIP table with eight others.
                                                                                                                                                                                  At Moon Nightclub, the official Wicked Pictures calendar launch party was hosted by Wicked girls Kirsten Price, Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake, Mikayla Mendez, Stormy Daniels and Kaylani Lei. They sat at a VIP table with a group of friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Above (left to right): Lei, Drake, Price and Blue.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Shane O’Neal/N9NE Group

                                                                                                                                                                                  Mavs Owner Hangs Out At Playboy Club

                                                                                                                                                                                  Mark Cuban was at Playboy Club inside the Palms Casino Resort Wednesday night (1.6.10). He hung out at the Bunny Bar and drank Miller Lite.

                                                                                                                                                                                Vanity Opens With A Bang

                                                                                                                                                                                Vegas was jumping again Saturday night (01.02.10). The hottest action was at Vanity, the latest “it” club in the city, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which held its grand opening. Sean “P Diddy” Combs hosted the festive affair. Before hitting the red carpet, Diddy spent the evening shooting a music video with indie rock band Chester French for their song “Ciroc Star.” Among the stars in attendance: Nelly; Cassie (above); Meagan Good; Floyd Mayweather; Iyaz; Jason Giambi; Jay Hernandez; Ben Lyons; Keith Robinson; Laz Alonso; DJ Clinton Sparks; Dijon Talton; rapper Rick Ross; golfer Anthony Kim; and Josh Johnson of the Florida Marlins.
                                                                                                                                                                                Photos courtesy of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Image of Combs by Scott Berry; Image of Cassie by Erik Kabik

                                                                                                                                                                                Shannon Kelly Miss Playboy Club For January

                                                                                                                                                                                With illusionist Steve Wyrick as host, Las Vegas resident Shannon Kelly was named Miss Playboy Club January 2010 during an event at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday night (12.27.09). Kelly received $1,000 in cash, a complimentary night’s stay at the Palms, a Swedish massage at Drift Spa at Palms Place, dinner for two at Nove Italiano, a complimentary table and bottle at Playboy Club and a photo shoot.
                                                                                                                                                                                If you’re interested in participating in the model search, visit Playboy Club any night or register at www.missplayboyclub.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Joe Fury

                                                                                                                                                                                Hard Rock All-Suite Tower Opens

                                                                                                                                                                                The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas is opening its HRH Tower, an all-suite tower located at the south end of the famous property, today (12.28.09). The tower features its own VIP entrance and check-in, 40,000 square-feet of new casino space, the luxurious Reliquary spa and Vanity nightclub. The HRH Tower is part of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s widely-publicized $750 million expansion that broke ground in 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                Holly Madison Checks Out ‘Untamed Illusions’

                                                                                                                                                                                “Peepshow” star Holly Madison was among the faces in the crowd checking out “Untamed Illusions,” starring The Fercos Brothers, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday (12.27.09).

                                                                                                                                                                                Phillies’ Star At Playboy Club

                                                                                                                                                                                Shane Victorino hung out with six friends at Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday night (12.26.09). They sipped Ketel One cocktails along with Fiji water. Victorino also played blackjack with UFC President Dana White inside the club. At Moon Nightclub, Australian skateboarder Jake “Ironman” Brown was seated at a VIP booth with 10 friends. Brown drank Ketel One and soda cocktails and Fiji water.

                                                                                                                                                                                Kym Whitley at Ghostbar

                                                                                                                                                                                The actress-comedian visited ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort Friday night (12.25.09) with three other guests, including her mother. The group sat at a table overlooking the Strip. Whitley sipped a Melon Ketel One Martini.

                                                                                                                                                                                All-Star Cast Enjoys Atmosphere At Palms

                                                                                                                                                                                The Darling Stilettos (top) packed the house Friday and Saturday at the Lounge inside the Palms Resort Casino, but the group was among plenty of headliners in the house.
                                                                                                                                                                                Filmmaker Michael Bay dined at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms Casino Resort Saturday night (12.19.09). Accompanied by a party of 10, Bay and his group sat in the main dining room and started with shellfish platters. For his main course, Bay feasted on a charred New York strip steak with sides of asparagus and mac and cheese. He also indulged on Ketel One martinis and a few beers. Before leaving, Bay took a tour of the kitchen and hung out with Executive Chef Barry Dakake.
                                                                                                                                                                                At Nove Italiano inside the Palms, Hall of Famer Franco Harris dined on the chicken parmesan. For dessert, he had the strawberry carpaccio. Following his meal, Harris toured the restaurant and kitchen and signed Chef Geno Bernard’s door. Harris then made his way upstairs to Playboy Club to gamble.
                                                                                                                                                                                Former major league baseball player Howard Johnson also was in the house at N9NE. Johnson enjoyed the fall salad followed by the rib eye for dinner. For sides, his group shared the cold-water lobster tail and baked potatoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                At Playboy Club, UFC President Dana White (above left) partied with a group of six. They were seated at a VIP table near the dance floor, sipping Ketel One mixed drinks and a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Rose Champagne.
                                                                                                                                                                                On Friday night (12.18.09), Jason Giambi dined at N9NE. Accompanied by four others, they shared the signature rock shrimp to start. Giambi had the classic Caesar salad and Kobe burger for his main course.
                                                                                                                                                                                Darling Stilettos image courtesy of Denise Truscello; Dana White image courtesy of Joe Fury

                                                                                                                                                                                Down And Derby

                                                                                                                                                                                Down & Derby2Down & Derby

                                                                                                                                                                                Rain Nightclub and the Palms Casino Resort hosted the retro-inspired roller skating disco party Down and Derby last night (12.17.09). The roller skating phenomenon premiered with a special performance by Kid Sister and turntable mix-masters, DJ Nugget and DJ SHR3D. In conjunction with the party, Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo also celebrated another successful year of its annual KLUC Toy Drive, sponsored by N9NE Group. Future dates for Down and Derby at Rain: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, Mar. 18, Apr. 22 and May 27.
                                                                                                                                                                                Photos courtesy of Joe Fury

                                                                                                                                                                                Grand Opening Attracts Stars To B.B. King’s

                                                                                                                                                                                BB King
                                                                                                                                                                                B.B. King’s Blues Club at the Mirage in Vegas held its official grand opening Friday night (12.11.09). Guests included Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, Steve Cropper, Lee Ritenour and Robert Cray. The club is located across from the Beatles Revolution Lounge and next to the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse. The 558-seat venue has four bars and some of the best food on the Strip. It is open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends (or until the last man or woman is standing). Info: 702.242.5464. Photo courtesy of Denise Truscello.

                                                                                                                                                                                Kimbo Brings Out The Stars

                                                                                                                                                                                Kimbo-Houston
                                                                                                                                                                                All eyes were on Kimbo Slice, who won his bout Saturday night (12.05.09) at the Palms in Vegas, but there was plenty of eyeballing in the crowd. Yankee pitcher Joba Chamberlain was there, as were Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson, Hulk Hogan, actor Jason Hervey and Forrest Griffin. At N9NE Steakhouse inside the Palms, Mark Teixeira enjoyed dinner and wine with his wife. Photo courtesy of Edison Graff