By Judy Thorburn

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Sean “Diddy” Combs Hosts Grand Opening Celebration of Vanity nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel’s New HRH Tower

After six successful years as one of the hottest nightspots in Las Vegas, Body English nightclub closed its doors inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with a final blowout on New Years Eve, December 31, 2009.   But, as the saying goes, as one door closes another opens, and to ring in 2010, Vanity nightclub opened its doors inside the Hard Rock Hotel’s luxurious new HRH Tower Thursday, December 31st  followed by the official grand opening party on Saturday, January 2nd.

The gala Grand Opening event was hosted by music mogul, fashion designer and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs.  Along with Combs, red carpet arrivals were Cory McCormack, Hard Rock’s managing partner of Vanity; legendary baseball player Jason Giambi; recording artists IYAZ, Keith Robinson and Nelly; actor Laz Alonzo from the critically acclaimed sci fi movie Avatar; The “E” Channel’s Ben Lyons, actors Meagan Good, Dijon Talton and Jay Hernandez, rapper Rick Ross, DJ Clinton Sparks and Andrew "D.A." Wallach and Maxwell Drummey who make up the American indie pop band Chester French.

Other celebrities spotted Saturday night include: professional golfer Anthony Kim, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Josh Johnson of the Florida Marlins, and singer and model Cassie.

Sean "Diddy" Combs
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Jason Giambi

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Ben Lyons
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Keith Robinson
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Meagan Good and Dijon Talton
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Laz Alonzo
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Jason Giambi, Nelly and Cory McCormack
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Rick Ross, Nelly, Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Clinton Sparks and Chester French (front)

Vanity was created by The Nightlife Group (Body English, Rare 120, REHAB and Wasted Space) and legendary baseball player, Jason Giambi.  The 14,000 square-foot venue features champagne menus engraved on antique hand held antique mirrors, two marble bars, 50 intimate VIP booths and an outdoor terrace with cabanas, a fire pit and direct access to the new outdoor Sky Bar, which will be opening April 2010.  VIP seating lines the 80 square-foot sunken dance floor that is brought to life by a spectacular cyclone chandelier, lit with more than 20,000 LED lights.   In keeping with the “vanity” theme, the ladies lounge is complete with nail and makeup technicians available for touch ups and all bathrooms are equipped with full length three way mirrors.

Vanity Nightclub is open 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Thursday – Sunday.  Cover charge is $40 for men, $20 for women and free for local ladies with photo ID.

SWAGG celebrates unveiling at CES with Kid Rock Concert at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

On the second day of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Qualcomm celebrated its launch of SWAGG, an exciting new mobile solution, with a special VIP party and concert featuring Kid Rock at the new Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Celebrity attendees included reality star Khloe Kardashian, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, actor Mario Lopez, comedian David Spade, model/actress Carmen Electra, alternative pop/rock singer Jessica Tonder and Kevin Farley, brother of the late comedian/actor Chris Farley. Also seen among the crowd in the packed concert hall was actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Kid Rock
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Kara DioGuardi
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David Spade
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Kevin Farley
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Carmen Electra
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Mario Lopez
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Khloe Kardashian
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Jessica Tonder
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SWAGG is a wireless-gift-card-and-transaction service that allows consumers to conduct smart, efficient and rewarding transactions on the go – changing the way they interact with their favorite brands and retailers.   In place of overstuffed wallets, consumers can purchase, share and exchange gift cards; receive and redeem personalized offers; view loyalty points or balances for rewards program accounts, share content with other SWAGG users and more – all from the convenience of a mobile device. SWAGG is expected to be available for consumers before the end of the year.

Canon USA’s 11th Annual Star Studded Event to Benefit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

For the 11th consecutive year Canon USA and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children held a Customer Appreciation Reception.  This year’s event took place Friday night January 8, inside the Tower Ballroom at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.  Guests of the evening enjoyed a buffet of fine cuisine, open bar, live and silent auctions and musical entertainment by the dynamic LA Allstars.  

The event, sponsored by Canon U.S.A. Inc., and produced by John Arnos, Canon U.S.A., and Jaki Baskow, of Baskow & Associates, benefited the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered or sexually exploited children.

Along with invited VIP guests and members of the media, including yours truly, an impressive lineup of celebrities from sports, TV, movies and politics were in attendance to show their support of the worthy cause. They included John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted), rock icon Alice Cooper, actors Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), Kevin Sorbo (TV’s Hercules) Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue), Dean Norris (currently on AMC’s Breaking Bad) Steven Root (most recently seen in Men Who Stare at Goats), Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), Chris Rich, Kevin Dobson,  soap opera star Michael Storm, actor/comedian Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong fame), model/actress Molly Culver, singer Rudy Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers), football players Willie Gault and Eddie Payton, musician/comedian Gary Mule Deer, Domenick Allen (former lead singer of Foreigner), his wife actress/singer/dancer Leigh Zimmerman (The Producers), Angelica Bridges, astronaut Walt Cunningham, Dr. Gadget, comedienne Grandma Lee, golfer Natalie Gulbis,  actress Paula Tickey and many more.

John Walsh
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Kurt Bevacqua
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Natalie Gulbis
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Kevin Sorbo
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Robert Hayes
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Michael Storm
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Dean Norris
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Skip Martin
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Joe Regalbuto
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Paula Trickey and Molly Culver
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Rudy Gatlin
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Murray Sawchuck interviews John Walsh
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Steven Root
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Gordon Clapp
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Willie Gault
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John Walsh, Alice Cooper, Cheech Marin
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Emcee John Daly
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John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) took to the stage and spoke about the impact the partnership between Canon USA and NCMEC has made in helping to protect children and raise awareness about the worldwide issues of child abduction and exploitation. The Canon4Kids program, a sponsorship between Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces Public Service Announcements with missing children photos, and educates parents and guardians about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.

Canon has contributed to the recovery of missing children, in part, by providing techno-age progression photos. “The recovery rate of missing children has increased from 64% in 1993 to over 97% in 2010,” Walsh said. Canon’s support of NCMEC has also helped to contribute to the recovery of more than 477 children featured in the Canon4Kids PSAs.

When it comes to child pornography and internet predators, NCMEC has reviewed 30 million pieces of child pornography, and 10 million images of child pornography that were analyzed have been given over to law enforcement to handle. With the help of NCMEC’s sex offender tracking team, over 700,000 sex offenders have been identified, located and convicted in this country.

The National Center’s partnership with Canon USA is an undeniable example of how a partnership between two amazing organizations can really make a difference in the lives of children.

In addition to the evening’s event, the following Saturday morning, Canon sponsored the 11th annual NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament at The Tournament Players Club in Las Vegas to benefit the worthy cause.

For more information about The National Center for Missing Children visit The center’s 24 hour, toll free, hotline number is 1-800-THELOST

2010 Consumer Electronics Show Launches New and Innovative Technology Trends

The 2010 International CES, (Consumer Electronics Show) the world's largest tradeshow for consumer technology, convened from January 7 – 10, 2010 in 3 venues in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton and The Venetian. More than 2,500 technology companies introduced more than 20,000 new products, kicking off the next decade of technology innovation. With a record 330 new exhibitors, major technology trends unveiled on the 2010 CES show floor included 3D TV, mobile DTV, connected TV, green technologies, tablets and apps.

Major innovations creating a buzz from CES included the Android OS, Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Microsoft's Project Natal and Sprint's 4G network.

In addition to the innovative gadgets, the trade show featured dynamic keynote addresses from industry leaders including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Ford's Alan Mulally, Intel's Paul Otellini, Nokia's Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Qualcomm's Dr. Paul Jacobs and Hisense's Zhou Houjian.

More than 250 conference sessions took place over the four days, spanning industry topics ranging from distracted driving to social media. The new conference program focused on entertainment content, Up Next at CES, featured content industry executives and actors Richard Dreyfus and Jason Bateman, who announced DumbDumb, a sponsor-driven advertising and production company.

More than 120,000 industry professionals were in attendance up from the 2009 CES which hosted 113,085 verified attendees. International attendance also increased over the 2009 CES by more than 1,000 attendees.

Also in attendance were government officials from the U.S. and around the world, including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and FCC Commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell, as well as some 100 other government officials.

This year’s CES was a celebrity-filled event with entertainment and sports figures on the CES show floor, including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, Drew Carey, P.Diddy, Tommy Lee, Joba Chamberlain, Prince Fielder, author James Patterson, Bette Midler and CBS Sportscaster James Brown.

Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas opened its new all-suite hotel tower, HRH Tower on Monday, December 28. With its own VIP entrance and check-in The HRH Tower, located at the south end of the famous Hard Rock property, features 359 “standard” suites, 40,000 square-feet of new casino space, eight spa villas, seven penthouse suites, 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.

Tony Sacca’s new Las Vegas Rocks Café at 450 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is now featuring Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch in the Marquee Room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grammy Award winner Gary Anderson and Friends provide jazz entertainment.

Disney’s landmark musical event, THE LION KING, has broken its own Mandalay Bay Theater box office record with a gross of $1,314,161 during the eight-performance week of December 21-27, 2009.  The previous Mandalay Bay Theater record held by THE LION KING was a gross of $1,200,128 (set week ending July 26, 2009).

With the help of ghoulish zombies, Hawaiian Tropic Zone inside Miracle Mile Shops unveiled an official “Resident Evil” chopper by Savage Cycles on Saturday, Jan. 9. Based on the science fiction horror video games developed by Capcom, the rare bike is the only one of its kind in the world and features iconic images from the highly popular series.

Photo credit J. Ludwig / Night Vissions

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The Stratophere Hotel Casino announced plans to install a "SkyJump," that would allow thrill-seekers to dive 855 feet off its tower while strapped to a metal cable. The attraction is expected to open in April and is currently priced at $100 per jump. The Stratosphere’s three existing rides, Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity, the Ride, cost $30 for an all-day pass.

Zine Noodles Dim Sum was honored with the Overall Excellence Award from Chinese Restaurant News at the 6th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award show at The Venetian. Zine Noodles Dim Sum, an authentic Chinese restaurant located on The Palazzo casino floor level, is the first restaurant in Las Vegas to rank in the top 10 in the 6 year history of the prestigious award ceremonies.. Showcasing the highest standards of cuisine, decor, and service, the award is prestigious among Chinese restaurateurs.

Stratosphere Hotel & Casino announced the rebranding of “Romance Lounge” to “Level 107 Lounge.” The new name celebrates the unique location of one of Las Vegas’ premier lounges and its great view that overlooks Las Vegas. In addition to the rebranding, a new group Afterglow, led by Mark Speights (formerly of the Billy Moran Trio), and a collection of some of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and vocalists, performs a variety of jazz, pop and contemporary songs four nights a week: Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in Level 107 Lounge.

World Heavyweight fighter Joe Frazier will appear inside Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo during The Venetian and The Palazzo’s Legends of the Sport event on Friday, January 15, 2010. Starting at 8:00 p.m. the evening will begin with a highlight reel of the critically-acclaimed film, “Thrilla In Manila”. After the viewing, Frazier will conduct a brief Q&A and then lead a discussion on topics such as the sport of boxing, great rivalries, putting your life on the line and the sport of boxing today. The evening will conclude with Frazier blowing out the candles on his birthday cake as he celebrates another glorious year. There is no cost to attend this event.

Red Mango is kicking off the New Year by celebrating the grand opening of its new Las Vegas location at The Boulevard Mall located at 3528 South Maryland Parkway.  The award-winning frozen yogurt chain will treat customers to a free small original yogurt with one topping on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bronx born comedian Robert Kimmel will perform 10:30 p.m. nightly January 13-17 at the Riviera Hotel.  Tickets are GA $29.99, Premium $39.99 and for VIP seating $54.99, which includes his CD.

The 9th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival, the longest running, most popular film festival in Nevada will be presented January 14-30 at the Adelson Educational Campus Theater, Cinemark Theaters in South Point Hotel Casino and UNLV Greenspun Hall. For more information including list of movies and screening schedule go to

The Tribute to Miles Davis band will perform the tunes written by and associated with the great American trumpet player at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 17 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 South McLeod Drive. The concert is sponsored by Clark County Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Las Vegas Jazz Society. Admission is $12 or $10 for seniors and Jazz Society members.

On Friday, January 22nd., Rock ‘n Roll Wine, featuring more than 20 wineries representing over 40 unique wines will host their first event of 2010 at the all new Hard Rock Café on The Strip (across from Monte Carlo). Entertainment will be provided by multi-platinum hit-makers Lit with special guest indie rock band As Tall As Lions.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40 in advance and $45 at the door and INCLUDES all applicable Live Entertainment Taxes and fees.

Phoenix, with special guest The Soft Pack, will perform Jan 28 at 8:00pm at the The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25.00.

On Sunday, January 30, veteran Las Vegas comedian Norm Crosby will appear in concert as the first headliner at the Las Vegas Rocks Showroom at Tony Sacca’s  new Las Vegas Rocks Café.  Sacca and the Las Vegas Walk of Stars are the show’s presenters. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Las Vegas Rocks is located downtown at Neonopolis on 450 Fremont Street.    

An all-star charity fundraiser entitled “Funny Bones” to benefit local dog rescue organizations will be held at the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at 3 p.m. The Funny Bones comedy jam boats an all-star cast emceed by famed comedian Sammy Shore,  Bobby Slayton, The Pitbull of Comedy; and George Wallace, The New Mr. Vegas. Supporting Sammy’s event is his son comedian and actor Pauly Shore, and an array of talented friends, including Lance Burton, Vinnie Favorito, Frankie Scinta, Jeff Hobson, Dean Napolitano, Manny Olivera, Pam Matteson, Kathleen Dunbar and Pete Barbutti. Proceeds from this year’s comedy jam will help three local organizations: Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Basset Rescue and The Las Vegas Weimaraner Club & Rescue. These non-profit, all-volunteer organizations will use the funds for veterinary care, boarding, training and sanctuary for abandoned dogs in the community. Tickets for Funny Bones are $35.

Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel announced the completion of The Casablanca Event Center, its new 1,100 seat, state-of-the-art concert venue that will feature nationally renowned artists. Every month, Eastside Cannery will host a different show, kicking-off the concert series with headliner LeAnn Rimes (January 29,) The Commodores (February 27,) Eddie Money with John Waite (March 20,) Jenni Riviera (April 10,) and Ronnie Milsap (May 15.)

Multi talented stage, TV and movie actor, Jason Alexander brings his uproarious show "The Donny Clay Experience" to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for a limited enmgagement beginning February 11. The award-winning actor who played "George Costanza" on "Seinfeld," now portrays the character "Donny Clay," the world's fourth-best motivational speaker. "Donny Clay's" world famous seminars entail hilarious evenings full of comedy, music, self-help and partial nudity all combined to leave you laughing as you discover the YOU inside of you. The show is an interactive, partially improvised comedy romp where the audience is part of the show. Alexander employs song, video and comical moments that will inspire everyone into having a truly unforgettable evening.

Alexander performs his limited engagement for a series of dates through March 2010: February 11-14, February 25-28, March 4-7 and March 11-14. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $55, $75 and $90 (VIP Seating) + tax.

Celebrity Sightings:

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009,  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, partygoers celebrated the final night of the infamous Body English nightclub. Special guest DJ Eric Cubeechee rocked the capacity crowd at Hard Rock’s landmark nightclub Body English, named one of the world’s “25 sexiest places”. One devoted guest received the ultimate souvenir from the club – the iconic crystal chandelier, which was awarded to the evening’s highest tab.

Photo credit: Cody Boor / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Pre-fight festivities and New Year’s Day celebrations were underway at LAVO and TAO on Friday.  Tapout fighters Kenny Florian and Keith Jardine hosted the night at LAVO and started downstairs in the restaurant with a dinner.  After dinner they made their way to a VIP table on the dance floor.

Kenny Florian and Keith Jardine
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Also spotted at a dance floor table in the nightclub at LAVO was funnyman David Spade.

Over at Tao, Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley continued his New Year’s celebration with dinner at the Asian bistro and then made his way to the nightclub with friends.

Earlier in the night Nelly dined at Tao with a group of friends.

Model Devon Aoki dined at TAO with two girlfriends, as did E!’s film critic Ben Lyons, who along with a group of ten friends headed up to the nightclub after dinner.

Saturday night, January 2, 2-10 Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester showed fans a new side when the actress and singer-songwriter took the stage at TAO and wowed the crowd with four songs.  with her band, dancers and crew. Earlier in the evening the Meester and her band, dancers and crew group dined at LAVO.

Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester
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Also spotted at TAO, Nicky Hilton and David Katzenberg along with Nicky’s parents Rick and Kathy Hilton.  The family caught Meester’s performance from a table on the dance floor after having dinner at LAVO earlier in the evening.  Just a few tables down on TAO’s dance floor was Travis Pastrana, who was celebrating breaking the world record for the longest rally car jump over 200 feet of water in Long Beach, CA on New Year’s Eve.

Travis Pastrana
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Deryck Whibley returned to TAO for the third night in a row with a table in the nightclub, and David Spade was spotted dining in the restaurant early in the evening.

Over at LAVO the Tapout crew played host to a post fight party in the nightclub after owners Punkass and Skyscrape dined at TAO.  Rashad Evans, who defeated Thiago Silva at the night’s earlier UFC fight, celebrated his win at LAVO.

Club goers at LAVO were in for a surprise when MC Hammer showed up just after 2 am.

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas:

Special guest DJ Bob Sinclar played to an energetic crowd at the property’s recently opened Vanity nightclub.  Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. soaked in Sinclar’s set from one of Vanity’s 50 intimate VIP booths.  After leaving the club, Mayweather, along with hip hop singer Ray J and other friends, headed over to Mr. Lucky’s 24/7.

DJ Bob Sinclar
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Tuesday night, January 5, Pro Football Hall of Fame athlete Warren Moon was spotted having dinner at LAVO with friends.

Upstairs in the nightclub adult film star Jenna Haze arrived just before midnight with a group of guys and a girlfriend.  

Wednesday, January 6, Robert Kardashian Jr. and Scott Disick, whose girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian just recently gave birth to their son, were spotted in the lounge at Dos Caminos.

Thursday, January 7…

Actress Brooke Shields enjoyed a two-hour Drift Massage, Manicure & Pedicure at Drift Spa & Hammam at Palms Place.     

The Hills” Whitney Port and some friends had lunch at Simon at Palms Place.  

Adult film star Sasha Grey hosted the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Networking Party at TAO’s Worship Thursday.   Grey  walked the red carpet, joined by fellow industry girls, before heading up to a VIP table overlooking the nightclub. A bevy of adult film stars including Evan Stone and Kayden Kross were seen in the club.  Notables from the sports world including basketball player Dikembe Mutombo and St. Louis Ram Steven Jackson spotted in the club. Actor and DJ Danny Masterson and friends took a VIP table overlooking the club’s Moat section.

Sasha Grey
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Evan Stone
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Kayden Kross
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Also dining at TAO on Thursday was Brooke Shields.

At LAVO a group from Dancing with the Stars, including Gilles Marini along with his partner on the show Cheryl Burke and Sabrina Bryan arrived after midnight.  

Comedian David Spade and “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis spotted checking in, separately, at the new HRH Tower at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Hart & Huntington owner Carey Hart, along with his wife, singer Pink seen having a good time and gambling in the new HRH Tower Casino.

Also at HRH Tower, “Extra” host, Mario Lopez, seen working out in the new Reliquary Spa’s fitness center.

Friday night, January 8…

Adult film star Kayden Kross hosted the evening as Adam & Eve celebrated the biggest adult film of the year, The 8th Day.  Kross began the night with dinner at the Asian bistro with a group of ten, including Stormy Daniels.

Kayden Kross
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Stormy Daniels
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Over at LAVO, Joba Chamberlain of the World Series Champion New York Yankees and Torri Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were spotted taking in the scene from a VIP table in the nightclub.

In honor of the annual Adult Video News Awards, Tabú Ultra Lounge at MGM Grand welcomed some of the world’s most scintillating adult film stars to host the Official Vivid Party. Vivid’s stars Sunny Leone, Savanna Samson, AJ Bailey and Lia turned heads when they arrived at the intimate lounge.

Sunny Leone, Savanna Samson, Lia and AJ Bailey
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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean seen hanging out with his girlfriend, Rochelle Karidis and a group of friends, at Wasted Space inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. While there McLean purchased an engagement ring for Rochelle at Rocks – The Jewelers. The couple are currently staying in the new HRH Tower Spa Suite.

Saturday, January 9, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followil  was spotted playing blackjack in the new HRH Tower casino.

At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas:

At the newly opened Vanity nightclub: Jason Giambi celebrated his 39th birthday with friends.  A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys along with his fiancé Rochelle Karidis were also seen celebrating their recent engagement at the club.

Jason Giambi
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A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys along with his fiancé Rochelle Karidis
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Kid Rock dined with friends inside the private dining room at TAO Asian Bistro before heading upstairs to the new exclusive elevated VIP sky box overlooking the moat section and the entire club.  Comedians David Spade and Dana Carvey were also at the club.

Sitting at the next table over was the night’s host Stormy Daniels.  The adult film star arrived directly from the industry awards party earlier in the evening.

Spotted earlier in the evening was the young Hollywood coupling of 90210 actress Jessica Lowndes and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.

Over at LAVO, adult industry stars Lexi Love, Angelina Armani, Alexis Ford and Mariah Milano gathered for the Adam & Eve Awards After Party.

Lexi Love, Anglenia Armani, Mariah Milano and Alexis Ford
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Sunday night, January 10…

New Victoria’s Secret Model Kylie Bisutti celebrated her recent catapult into fame at LAVO Restaurant inside The Palazzo with family including her mother and husband Mike Bisutti in the party of ten people.

Kylie Bisutti
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Mike and Kylie Bisutti
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Also spotted at LAVO was Aaron Paul with girlfriend Jessica Lowndes.  

Upstairs in the nightclub, adult film star Sasha Grey capped off her Vegas weekend at a VIP table.

I will be back next week with more of what’s “happening” in and around Las Vegas.