By Judy Thorburn
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During my recent vacation on a cruise ship in the Pacific Ocean, the news traveled to all on board about the deaths of Ed MacMahon, actress Farrah Fawcett, and then the shocking news that music icon/The King of Pop, Michael Jackson succumbed to a fatal heart attack.

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Ed Mac Mahon      Farrah Fawcett      Michael Jackson

It never seems to fail that deaths of famous people come in threes.  Shortly after the three had passed on, word came that three other well known show business personalities had left this world.  Gale Storm, the former singer/actress who starred in two situation comedies during the 1950’s "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna," died on June 27 of natural causes. She was 87. The next day, June 28 TV pitchman Billy Mays, known as the king of infomercials died suddenly in his home as the result of  a pulmonary embolism, or blocked artery.  He was 50 years old.  That same day master impressionist Fred Travalena, known as The Man of a Thousand Faces, had passed away at his home in Encino, California after losing his battle with cancer.  He was 66.

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Fred Travalena           Billy Mays               Gale Storm

Travalena was a former Las Vegas headliner, a regular guest on late night talk shows in the 70’s and 80’s, as well as singer and actor.  I had a personal connection to Travalena although I never had the chance to meet him.  Both he and I were born in the Bronx, New York and I first heard about him long before he made it big in show business. When I was in my teens, my beloved Aunt Rhoda had often spoken of him kindly as her apartment neighbor and friend. I remember her telling me that he was a very talented performer who was destined for stardom. Unfortunately, she didn’t live to see her friend achieve the success she had predicted.

My sincere condolences go out to the families of these well known personalities who are no longer with us.

On a more uplifting note, let me start this week’s column off with a human interest piece that shows another side of “sin city”.


Local Residents Receive New Air Conditioning Units From Contractors 4th Annual Mission Cool Off

The Whitaker family, who reside in North Las Vegas, were recently granted a brand new home air conditioning and heating system as recipients in this year’s 4th Annual Mission Cool Off program sponsored by the Nevada State Contractors Board and the Southern Nevada Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Contractors Association (SNARSCA).

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A three-ton Goodman central air conditioning unit was donated and installed in the Whitaker home near Lake Mead Blvd. and Carey Ave. on June 16 by technical crews from Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing of Las Vegas. “Our entire company takes great pride in participating in community programs like Mission Cool Off.  We enjoy helping families in need throughout the Las Vegas Valley,” Lance Fernandez, general manger of Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, said.

“It gives us great peace of mind to have a reliable system. This new air conditioner is 35% more efficient than the 30 year-old unit it replaced, which saves us money on power.  Our family is extremely grateful to the Nevada State Contractors Board, the SNARSCA group and YES! Air Conditioning and Plumbing for this tremendous help at this time,” said Mark Whitaker.

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Although Whitaker’s wife, Laurie, has a job, he is unemployed and their 18 month-old grandson, who lives with them, is being treated for leukemia. “Our entire company takes great pride in participating in community programs like Mission Cool Off.  We enjoy helping families in need throughout the Las Vegas Valley,” said Lance Fernandez, general manager of Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

Peter Tso, 62, of Las Vegas also received a new AC unit. His was donated and installed by Sahara Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.   Tso suffers from kidney disease and undergoes dialysis treatment three times per week.  His unit stopped working last winter, and he couldn’t afford to replace it.

The final recipient of the 4th Annual Mission Cool Off program was 77-year-old Dorothy Hypes of Las Vegas. Sierra Air Conditioning, Inc., donated and installed Hypes’ new unit. Hypes is a widow living on a fixed income.  Her husband passed away five years ago from cancer.  She didn’t think she would be chosen for the program, but wanted to apply anyway.  

The 4th Annual Mission Cool Off program was limited to the first 100 applications received between March 2-31, 2009.  Selections were made by Nevada State Contractors Board and SNARSCA representatives, based upon a family’s special circumstances or needs.    SNARSCA is a non-profit corporation committed to promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of the industry, its members and the public.


The Minus 5 Experience Unveils Life-Size “Ice Portrait” of Mayor Goodman

On June 24, Minus 5 Experience unveiled their life size “Ice Portrait” of Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. The ice portrait is based on a photograph provided by famed photographer Tomas Muscionico (who’s photo credits include portraits of A-list celebrities including Ray Charles, President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and Steven Spielberg to name a few).

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It took the professional ice sculptors approximately 32 hours to carve the portrait, and they utilized more than 10 different tools to meticulously shape 550 pounds of crystal clear Canadian ice. The cool replica will remain on display throughout the summer, allowing visitors the opportunity to cozy up to the legendary Mayor of Las Vegas.

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Minus 5 Experience is the first permanent ice lounge in the U.S. and is located at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South next to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.


The Palazzo Hosts “Vineyards of Style” at The Palazzo to Benefit Local Charity

On Thursday, June 25 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., The Shoppes at The Palazzo was the scene for the Palazzo’s quarterly wine stroll, Vineyards of Style, which featured 7 wineries and 28 wines from across the country. All net proceeds from the event were donated to Three Square™, the Las Vegas food bank that serves 250 agencies throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square provides produce, dairy, non-perishable products, bakery items and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations. With their mission to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger free community, Three Square is a place for community members to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution.

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For the ticket price of $40, guests were given the opportunity to taste the wines and see the designs as they strolled throughout the luxurious venue that included live jazz music performed by local artist David Van Such and cuisine from ZINE, Restaurant Charlie, WOO and FIRST. The wineries presented at Vineyards of Style included Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Foster’s Wine Estates, Icon Estates, Lion Nathan USA, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Southern Wine & Spirits Sake.


The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino Hosts Star Studded HardBat Classic Table Tennis Tournament

Hundreds of table tennis players and fans from around the country, including an array of celebrities, packed The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino on Saturday, June 27 for the HardBat Classic table tennis (aka pink pong) tournament, presented by Bud Light. The players were all competing for the biggest prize in the history of table tennis in the U.S.: $100,000. Over the course of three days the field was whittled down until only four players remained, including one pro, one casual player, one HardBat All-Star and one of the Bud Light tournament winners.  In the end, Jack Baker, a 23-year-old from Alabama who gained his spot in the tournament by winning one of the Bud Light bar events, ended up taking home first place and the grand prize.

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Judah Friedlander, with his signature large eyeglasses, posed for photos with invited celebs and interviewed them inside the VIP party at The Palazzo.  Celebrity arrivals included actor Antonio Sabato Jr, who looked sharp with a black suit and red dress shirt as he talked about his new reality show on VH1; tennis superstar Anna Kournikova who posed for the cameras with a ping pong paddle and with HardBat sponsors;  Autumn Reeser and husband;  Brittny Gastineau who showed up with guest Jorge Perez, said that she loves ping pong and that it is one of her favorite hobbies.


Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton Visits Nevada Cancer Institute

Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton visited Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) on Monday, June 29 to learn more about the cancer treatment and research conducted at the state-of-the-art flagship facility. Cancer research, particularly breast and cervical, is one of Dalton’s main platforms through her reign as Miss USA.

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Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Dr. John Ruckdeschel

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Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Dr. Karen Milligan

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Dr. Karen Milligan, Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Dr. Lori Goodwine

During her visit, Dalton toured the facilities with Dr. Karen Milligan, assistant member, Breast Cancer Oncology Division, and director of The Survivorship Clinic at NVCI.  She visited the NVCI library, boutique, meditation and exercise rooms, exam rooms and the infusion suite.  In the infusion suite, Dalton met with patients undergoing chemotherapy and discussed their journey to recovery while posing for photos and offering her support.

Dalton took great interest in The Survivorship Clinic at NVCI, which is the first clinic of its kind in Nevada.  It focuses on quality of life issues such as the coordination of care, patient-provider communication, palliative care, pain management, and healthy and active lifestyles following a cancer diagnosis.

An interesting note – during her tour with Dr. Karen Milligan,   Miss USA discovered that she and the doctor are from the very same town in Wilmington in North Carolina and both attended college at Eastern Carolina University.

Dalton then toured Dr. Sheri Holmen’s research laboratory, learning the important role that research plays in the fight against cancer.  With NVCI being both a research and treatment facility, Holmen demonstrated the link between developing drugs that can then be quickly used as treatments by the Institute’s physicians.

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Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Dr. Sheri Holmen

Dalton first visited NVCI in April as one of nine contestants for the Miss USA crown for the Bottles of Hope patient support activity. Patients, their families and supporters spent time with several Miss USA contestants creating polymer-covered chemo bottles that held an inspirational message for newly diagnosed patients.


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

Master Magician Lance Burton has signed a new agreement that will extend his contract as headliner at the Monte Carlo through 2015.  The signing of the new agreement comes at the completion of an already legendary 13-year run, which began the day the resort opened on June 21, 1996.  The addition of six more years celebrates one of the longest partnerships in the history of Las Vegas entertainment.

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Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, looks on as Magician Lance Burton shows Monte Carlo President & COO Anton Nikodemus the proclamation issued by the mayor declaring July & to be Lance Burton Day in Las Vegas.
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Lance Burton broke his foot during a performance on Thursday, May 7 and has been confined by a doctor to bed rest since. “I wish I could magically make the bones in my foot heal faster, but that is against union rules.  Magic should only be used for entertainment purposes and that is what I am looking forward to doing once I start walking again, “said Burton. Magic returns to The Lance Burton Theatre on Tuesday, July 7 with a new performance schedule at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

On June 28, Tickled Pink,” a new comedy night that features nationally known headliner comics, opened inside the Harmon Theatre located at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort. Performances are every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. each week featuring a new mix of two comics and host, comedienne Shayma Tash. Ticket Prices are $10 for general admission and $15 for VIP.

On July 1, Flamed haired illusionist/magician Scarlett will debut her show Scarlett and Her Seductive Ladies of Magic at the Riviera Hotel. Show times are 10 p.m. nightly (dark Friday). General admission tickets are $44.55 and VIP $53.64 plus tax and fee.

Saturday, July 4, 2009 from 2 – 4 p.m. Club Tattoo inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will host an autograph signing session with Chester Bennington, co-owner of Club Tattoo and Linkin Park band member, in celebration of opening their only Las Vegas location. Members from Bennington’s new band, Dead by Sunrise, will also be on hand. Free tickets will be available to pick up during the session for a special performance by Bennington’s new band, Dead by Sunrise, later that evening inside the Steve Wyrick Theater.

As part of his 30-city Intuition Tour, actor/singer Jamie Foxx will perform inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this Independence Day weekend with shows on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. Tickets for Foxx’s shows at The Joint start at $49.50.

Fremont Street Experience will present its second annual “American Pie 4th of July” celebration from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.   Headline concerts will feature Janis Joplin’s Original Band Big Brother & The Holding Company on Friday, July 3 and The Grass Roots on Saturday, July 4. The weekend-long event will also feature Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision show, “Don McLean’s American Pie”, a brilliant virtual fireworks show on the Viva Vision canopy, in addition to “Signs of Life,” the official Viva Vision show by Official Artist of Summer of ’69, John Van Hamersveld. Various downtown hotel-casinos will also be offering outdoor patios, selling Fourth of July barbeque favorites.

Miller Lite, Mix 94.1 & Xtreme Radio 107.5 presents Rock The Block: JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION featuring HOOBASTANK at Fremont East Entertainment District on Saturday, July 4.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of show.

The Village at Lake Las Vegas is hosting a full day of festivities to celebrate July 4th Independence Day, including face painting, games and fun contests for children. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. with Live entertainment by the JV All-Starz throughout the event, followed by fireworks later in the evening at 9 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. However, Auld Dubliner will host a barbecue with mouth-watering favorites that range in price from $3 to $12 for entrée items.

The Limp Bizkit concert scheduled for Friday, July 10 at Mandalay Bay Beach has been cancelled. Tickets can be refunded at place of purchase.

Beginning Friday July 10, International music sensation and “cuchi-cuchi girl” Charo will debut her new show, “Charo in Concert:  A Musical Sensation”, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.  The show will play Wednesday thru Monday at 7:30 PM and features Charo’s virtuoso Flamenco guitar, accompanied by a full orchestra performing her biggest hits, complemented by her dancers, lighting and special effects.

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One of the most popular “British Invasion” bands of the ’80s, Duran Duran, takes the stage at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Friday, July 10, 2009 as part of limited run dates along the West Coast. Tickets are $79, $104 and $154, plus any additional service fees.

The “CineVegas Under the Stars” summer outdoor screening series at the Springs Preserve will conclude on Saturday, July 11 with PATRIOTVILLE, a favorite from the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival. The screening will be held at 8:30pm in the outdoor amphitheater. Entry into PATRIOTVILLE is included with regular paid admission to the Springs Preserve before 6pm. After 6pm, tickets to the screening are $5 each and can be purchased at www.cinevegas.com/underthestars.. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and low chairs at the screening.

Vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the College of Southern Nevada’s 12th Annual Jazz Combo Camp, July 19-24, at the Cheyenne Campus. The fee for Jazz Combo Camp is $150, which includes tuition, daily lunch and admission to all workshops and performances. Students should have a minimum of one year of study on their instrument.  The unique five-day camp concludes with choir and combo performances by camp participants at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 24, in the June Whitley Student Lounge. The grand finale is free and open to the public. Camp registration forms are available on the department’s website: www.csn.edu/finearts/jazzcamp

Renowned comedian/impersonator Dana Carvey will be performing a three-evening engagement at The Orleans Showroom July 24-27.  All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available starting from $74.95, plus tax.

Nevada Ballet Theatre has announced the appointment of Anna Kristina Lantz as principal of its affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre. Lantz’s appointment will officially begin on Monday, August 3, 2009. Under the direction of Artistic Director James Canfield, Lantz will oversee the Las Vegas-based ballet Academy’s student body and faculty. Other duties include teaching, developing class and course schedules, establishing policies and procedures, producing the annual spring concert and interfacing with parents, students and administrative staff.



Celebrity sightings:


Friday, June 19

Friday night at LAVO inside The Palazzo, Nicky Hilton was spotted in the dining room with boyfriend David Katzenberg and funnyman Jeff Beacher.

Upstairs in the nightclub NBA player Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets was with friends.  Also spotted was oil heir Brandon Davis.


Comedian Chelsea Handler spotted with a group of 20 friends, including Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody and fellow comedians Chris Franjola and Brad Wollack, watching Wilco perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following, Handler and friends hung out at Body English nightclub.


The Ditch Dating Game kicked off on Friday afternoon during the Ditch Fridays weekly pool party.  The interactive dating game is created for Las Vegas’ sexiest single men and ladies. The Ditch Dating Game featured Emily Gimmel of SOAPnet's reality series Southern Belles and 702.tv and N9NE Group’s own David Gutierrez.  DJ Cubeechee was on hand spinning for the packed party.

NHL athletes in attendance included: Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals; Evgeni Malkin, aka Geno, of the Pittsburgh Penguins was spotted catching some sun with two friends; and Jeremy Roenick of the San Jose Sharks was joined by a large group at one of the cabanas where they  were seen drinking Pina Coladas and Ketel One Vodka.

R&B singer-songwriter Christina Milian and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter The-Dream were spotted together in a VIP cabana joined by a large group of friends, security and their manager.  Mid-afternoon The-Dream took the stage and performed for the crowd.  Afterwards he stayed around to chat with fans.

Funny Car drag racer Ashley Force Hood, daughter of NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and first woman to win at the NHRA Summit, arrived with sister Courtney Force and several additional girls in a cabana

UFC fighter Clay Guida was joined by three friends was spotted doing a sparring session poolside with his trainer.

Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce, aka The Truth, and a friend hung out on the stage area near the DJ booth for most of the afternoon. He was joined by a friend for dinner in the lounge at N9NE Steakhouse.  At a separate table in the dining room was retired NHL player Gordie Howe aka Mr. Hockey who was with four friends.  NHL star Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was also seen having dinner at N9NE Steakhouse. 

At Nove Italiano UFC fighters included Diego Sanchez, Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard each dining separately with family and friends.

At Rain Nightclub UFC fighter Clay Guida was joined by two friends. He was spotted saying hello to fans and posing for a few photos.  NHL player Jim Slater of the Atlanta Thrashers was joined by a large group at a table on the dance floor. 

Over at ghostbar, UFC commentator Joe Rogan was seen hanging out and drinking FIJI Water.

At Playboy Club actor, comedian and radio personality Harland Williams was seen at a VIP table drinking FIJI Water and Ketel One Vodka. He posed for photos with comedian Cort McGowen.

Moon Nightclub hosted a Get Lucky in Las Vegas Hockey Party with special guests Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, Jeremy Roenick of the San Jose Sharks, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Brian Campbell of the Chicago Blackheads.  The NHL stars lined the dance floor at VIP tables where they were joined by friends and hung out and posed for photos with fans throughout the night. 


Saturday, June 20

Las Vegas journalist and socialite, Robin Leach, enjoyed a great dinner at Nove Italiano Saturday night.

At N9NE Steakhouse, UFC President Dana White dined with a party of 10.  Dressed casually in a black shirt and jeans, White started with the signature rock shrimp and for his main entree, had the filet mignon and a side of creamed corn.  Also at N9NE Steakhouse was film maker and script writer M. Night Shyamalan, accompanied by seven guests.  Shyamalan started with the Kobe Carpaccio and then had the Kobe burger for his entree.  He was seen sipping FIJI Water and also enjoying some signature espresso shots.

At Rain Nightclub, musician Bradford Delson experienced Paul Oakenfold Presents: Planet Perfecto with one female friend.   NHL player for the Atlanta Thrashers, Jim Slater, partied at a VIP table with 12 others. 

At Moon Nightclub, MMA fighters Nate Diaz and Kristopher Cope partied at a VIP table with a party of 10.

Also at Moon Nightclub was actor, comedian and radio personality Harland Williams who was joined by an entourage of 10, including 2009 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Ida Ljungqvist. They arrived shortly after checking out the scene at Playboy Club and left Moon Nightclub a little after 3 a.m.

Other celebrities at Moon Nightclub and Playboy Club included: professional poker player David Ulliot a.k.a. Devilfish; film maker and script writer Shyamalan who was seen drinking Ketel One mixed drinks; and MMA fighter Diego Sanchez, who enjoyed Ketel One mixed drinks with 40 friends at a VIP table at Moon Nightclub.

Chace Crawford, the young actor who was recently named this summer's Hottest Bachelor by People Magazine, enjoyed dinner at Wolfgang Puck's CUT inside The Palazzo.  He was accompanied by friends and family.

Actress Teri Polo was spotted enjoying dinner inside Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
At TAO Joe Rogan hosted a post fight party and celebrated the premiere of his new comedy special on Spike TV.  Rogan and friends first dined in the Asian bistro before making his way to the nightclub.

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Joe Rogan
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DJ Vice and Joe Rogan
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Dining nearby under the watchful eye of TAO’s giant Buddha was Holly Madison, who made her stage debut in Peepshow.

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Holly Madison
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Heiress Nicky Hilton arrived t TAO around 3:30 in the morning with boyfriend David Katzenberg and Jeff Beacher.  Over at LAVO, Phoenix Coyote Dan Winnik hit the nightclub with his brother and friends.


Sunday, June 21…

Ben Lyons from E!’s “The Daily 10,” “Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr and a friend were spotted soaking up the sun at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Chelsea Handler’s “Little Nugget” Chuy Bravo from E!’s “Chelsea Lately” was also seen partying at REHAB.

Prop comic Gallagher attended the Bonkerz comedy class graduation at Bonkerz Comedy Club inside Palace Station and met individually with each student to give them advice.

Ida Ljungqvist, 2009 Playboy Playmate of the Year, hosted GOODLIFE Sunday at Playboy Club.

David Annable of ABC’s Brothers and Sisters was spotted at Sunday’s Sunset Sessions at TAO Beach.  Joined by six guy friends from high school and college, Annable and the group were later seen in the nightclub at LAVO where DJ Vice was spinning.  Actress Jessica Szohr from Gossip Girl joined the group at their VIP table just after midnight.

Also spotted at LAVO was mixed martial arts fighter and winner of The Ultimate Fighter Two, Joseph Stevenson.


Monday, June 22…

Rapper Shwayze and musician Cisco Adler spotted dining together at Strip House inside Planet Hollywood.

Actress Susan Lucci was spotted dining at Wolfgang Puck's Spago, inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, yesterday evening (6.23.09) with ten guests


On Wednesday, June 24

Popular rapper and television star, Flava Fav, was spotted hanging out on the gaming floor at Hooters and talking to the World Famous Hooters Girls. 


Friday, June 26…

Guests in attendance at Rain Nightclub included Kelly Carrington joined by a group of friends    Stephen Davis was also spotted in Rain. He arrived with a group of friends and was seated at a VIP table on the dance floor.  NFL player Larry Johnson, aka L.J., of the Kansas City Chiefs was spotted hanging out in a VIP section of the club.  L.J. was seen later that evening in Moon Nightclub with a girlfriend drinking vodka and Red Bull. NBA player Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers was also in Moon.

Celebs in town for the Hard Bat ping pong event made their first stops TAO and LAVO.

Dining at TAO in front of the famed Buddha were Antonio Sabato, Jr., 90210’s Autumn Reeser, Aaron Paul from Big Love, Rooney lead singer Robert Schwartzman and socialite and reality star Brittny Gastineau.  Actor Jonathan Schaech dined a table away but joined the group as Reeser, Paul and Schwartzman headed up to a VIP table in the moat section  of the club.

Over at LAVO was Real Housewives of NY star Bethenny Frankel.

Upstairs, Antonio Sabato, Jr. was spotted in the nightclub.  At a table nearby, former star of The Bachelor Andrew Firestone was with a group of fifteen college friends and could be heard talking about his new baby boy.

Also seen in the club was British actress and model Kelly Brook with her boyfriend Wasps rugby player Danny Cipriani and a group of friends from the UK.


Saturday, June 27…

Lindsay Lohan  celebrated her 23rd birthday and the success of her tanning mist, Sevin Nyne  at WET REPUBLIC, Vegas’ hottest pool party destination. The actress was joined by family and friends including her younger brother Michael Lohan Jr. and celebutante Brittny Gastineau.

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Lindsay Lohan at Wet Republic
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Lindsay Lohan
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In the evening, Lohan accompanied by DCMA clothing line partner, Tal Cooperman, dined at N9NE Steakhouse.

At Moon Nightclub, Stephen Davis partied with eight others at a VIP table.

At Rain Nightclub, Kelly Carrington hung out with five friends.
At ghostbar, former NFL player John Randle  was spotted with friends.

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John Randle
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Several stars were spotted TAO Beach.  Actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., Aaron Paul of HBO’s Big Love and 90210’s Jessica Lowndes mingled in corner daybeds near the pool.

Later in the evening celebs from the Hard Bat ping pong tournament journeyed to LAVO.  Sabato Jr., Jonathan Schaech, Autumn Reeser and her husband, director Jesse Warren, Brittny Gastineau along her beau Jorge Perez and Rooney front man Robert Schwartzman all dined at a center table in the restaurant.  After dinner the group, along with stunning tennis pro Anna Kournikova, adjourned to the nightclub. Later the entire group later was joined by Paul and Lowndes.


Sunday, June 28…

Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green were spotted with another couple in the lounge at Dos Caminos inside The Palazzo.
Playboy Playmate of the Month (May 2006) Alison Waite announced Amber Nicole as Miss Playboy Club June 2009 inside Playboy Club at Palms Casino Resort Sunday night (6.28.09).  They were seen hanging out at a VIP table drinking FIJI Water and talking amongst friends.

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Amber Nicole
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Alison Waite and Amber Nicole
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Seated at a VIP table nearby was Playboy magazine’s October 2008 Playmate of the Month, Kelly Carrington with a group of friends.  She was in town celebrating her birthday.

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Kelly Carrington and DJ AM
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Kelly Carrington
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Former NFL running back Stephen Davis sat at a table with eight others.

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Stephen Davis and friends
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At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas:  Actor Taye Diggs, comedian Artie Lange and MMA fighter Rashad Evans spotted at REHAB, the world-famous pool party.

At LAVO inside The Palazzo, Lil Jon stopped by the nightclub for Vice Sundays.


Monday, June 29

Rapper and television star Flavor Flav and a lady friend dined on the terrace of Nove Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort.


Tuesday, June 30

Avenged Sevenfold’s lead singer M. Shadows was seen dining at  Pink Taco at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


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