By Judy Thorburn
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Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - The Flick Chicks
Director of Communications - Nevada Film Alliance


Star Trek Convention Beams Into The Las Vegas Hilton

Star Trek fans, aka, Trekkies, from all over the planet convened in Las Vegas for the annual Star Trek Convention which was held Thursday through Sunday, August 5-8 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The Venetian Hosts Third Annual Carnival of Cuisine

More than 20 restaurants located at the Palazzo and Venetian Las Vegas showcased their award winning cuisine at the third annual Carnival of Cuisine event on Saturday, August 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. inside the Venetian Ballroom.

Planet Hollywood Hosts Star Studded Red Carpet Event and Special Screening of The Expendables

Wednesday evening, August 11, Planet Hollywood hosted a special screening and star studded red carpet event for the action packed movie The Expendables, which was released in theatres Friday, August 13.

Elvis "Waxtravaganza" at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

If Elvis Presley had lived he would be 75 years old this year. To commemorate the 33rd anniversary of his passing, on Monday, August 16, 2010 the world famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at the Venetian Hotel and Casino, held a special Elvis “Waxtravaganza” from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m for visiting guests.

Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the After Party Premiere for Sony Pictures' "TAKERS"

On Wednesday evening August 17, a star-studded invitation-only premiere After Party for the SONY Pictures Entertainment release Takers, was held inside Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas.


Additional recent and upcoming happenings include:

Monday, August 2, in celebration of the 100th Birthday of the Boy Scouts of America Comedy-Magician Mac King honored them with a performance for thousands of boy scouts during the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in the Washington D.C. Area. King performed tricks from his Las Vegas Strip show at Harrah’s, Las Vegas and signed autographs alongside Campfire Magic Illustrator and cousin Bill King after the performance.

Cure for the Hiccups – Comedy-Magician Mac King shows an audience of boy scouts his cure for the hiccups during the National Scout Jamboree on Monday, August 2, in the Washington D.C. area.

Mac & Bill – Comedy-Magician Mac King signs autographs of his latest book, Campfire Magic alongside Illustrator, Bill King, after his performance during the National Scout Jamboree on Monday, August 2, in the Washington D.C. area.


O”, the aquatic masterpiece by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio, celebrated its 10 millionth audience member. On what was the 5,626th performance, on Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30pm, Kathy Smogowicz from Connecticut was brought on stage before the opening curtain by the show’s two clowns and awarded the honor and prizes.

Cast members celebrate with Kathy Smogowicz after she was awarded the honor of being the 10 Millionth Guest
Photo credit: Von Loyrangsy/Cashman Photography. Copyright Cirque du Soleil Inc.


Kathy Smogowicz shares her surprise with a clown from “O”
Photo credit: Von Loyrangsy/Cashman Photography. Copyright Cirque du Soleil Inc.

The prize consisted of:

· Roundtrip airfare for two to Las Vegas from anywhere in the Continental U.S.

· Two tickets to a Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas production of the winner’s choice

· A two night stay at Bellagio

· A prix-fixe dinner for two at Bellagio

· Photos with the artists after the show

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay celebrated Shark Week with a remarkable 10-Year Birthday milestone when the attraction welcomed its 10 millionth guest. Julian Ruvalcaba was the lucky winner who received the grand prize package including a two-night stay in deluxe accommodations at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, tickets to Disney’s THE LION KING, Shark Reef Aquarium Annual Passes for the family and dinner at award-winning chef Michael Mina’s acclaimed STRIPSTEAK. Mr. Ruvalcaba, from El Paso, Texas, was visiting Shark Reef Aquarium with his wife, Isela Garcia, and their two children, Mariana (age 8) and Julian (age 1) when they learned of their timely visit. “This is our first trip to Shark Reef. We decided to come because some friends highly recommended the aquarium,” Ruvalcaba said. “This is a great prize package and we’re excited about all of it, but mostly about our return trip to Las Vegas.”

Recently, The Mirage introduced its newest additions, two 7-week-old, white-striped tiger cubs, to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.The sibling brothers, Mohan and Majestic, were born June 22 and weighed approximately two pounds each at birth. Their mother and father, part of Siegfried & Roy’s breeding program, are carriers of the rare recessive gene necessary to produce white offspring. The cubs were brought to the Secret Garden in an effort to support Siegfried & Roy’s never-ending quest of conservation and their lifelong dedication to saving these magnificent white tigers for future generations of mankind to enjoy and cherish. Guests can see these rare and adorable cubs in a special nursery created just for them.Daily nursery hours for the tiger cubs are 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and are subject to change. Admission prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 – 12. Children three and under are free.

Majestic and Mohan 1

Drew Lachey, singer, TV host and former winner of Dancing With the Stars, will host “The Price is Right – Live” Stage Show at Bally’s Las Vegas for an exclusive limited run, Aug. 10-21, 2010. “I have been a fan of the show for years, so I am thrilled to be part of this live experience on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Lachey. “I can’t wait to see contestants ‘Come on Down!’” “The Price is Right – Live” Stage Show at Bally’s Las Vegas is presented Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 (plus tax and service charge).There is no age requirement for ticket holders. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older.

Thursday, August 12 BODIES… The Exhibition celebrated two successful years at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Guests were invited to take advantage of the two-for-one discount and enjoyed a piece of the exquisitely designed and detailed custom BODIES cake created by Freed’s Bakery. Dr. Roy Glover, Chief Medical Director, was available to speak with guests and answer any questions about the Exhibition and its world-famous specimens. The event took place 3 – 4 p.m inside the Atrium Level of Luxor Hotel & Casino.

Dr. Glover also presented one lucky Exhibition guest with a gift basket worth more than $250. All guests were given the opportunity to enter the national contest to become The Exhibition’s 1.5 millionth guest and win a return trip to Las Vegas.

BITE® the exciting Topless Rock Vampire Revue, which was launched on Friday the 13th, August, 2004, celebrated its 6th anniversary on the Las Vegas strip at the 
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. The first 500 guests who attended the Anniversary show on Friday, August 13th received complimentary fangs. Everyone in attendance received a complimentary glass of Champagne to celebrate the smashing success of Las Vegas’ #1 show of sin, sex and seduction.

Guests of the Stratosphere’s BITE® 6th Anniversary show on Friday 13th bare their fangs with a celebratory champagne toast.

Escape, a seasoned Journey tribute band will perform free concerts August 17-21 at the Fremont Street Experience. Escape will perform three sets a night – at 9, 10 and 11 p.m. -- each starting after the top-of-the-hour Viva Vision shows.

The 2010 Miss Universe® Pageant will be broadcast live on NBC and Telemundo, Monday, Aug. 23 (9 p.m. EST) from Mandalay Bay. The 2 hour pageant will be hosted by rocker Bret Michaels and TV correspondent Natalie Morales. Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor from among contestants representing more than 80 countries at the conclusion of the telecast.

In celebration of its 1000th performance at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28 JERSEY BOYS will host the “Walk Like a Man” shoe drive where fans can bring a pair of new children’s shoes to the theater lobby between 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. August 28 in exchange for a complimentary ticket to this special performance. A maximum of two pairs of shoes per person will be allowed and up to 1,000 tickets will be distributed to fans who participate in the shoe drive. The complimentary tickets are only valid for the 6:30 p.m. performance on August 28. All shoes will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

During Las Vegas Restaurant week, from August 30 – September 5 more than 80 of Las Vegas’ popular eateries will feature special prix fixe menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10, depending on the restaurant. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square, a non-profit organization in Las Vegas working to end hunger in Southern Nevada.

This year many of MGM Resorts International’s finest restaurants are participating including: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, NOBHILL TAVERN, Diego, SEABLUE, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at MGM Grand; Sage, AMERICAN FISH, UNION Restaurant & Lounge, Bar Masa, Blossom, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sirio Ristorante and Julian Serrano at ARIA; Café Bellagio, Osteria del Circo, Prime Steakhouse, Jasmine, Sensi, FIX, Todd English’s Olive’s, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, FIX and MICHAEL MINA at Bellagio; Diablo’s Cantina, BRAND Steakhouse, Dragon Noodle, d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo; The Steak House at Circus Circus; TENDER Steak & Seafood at Luxor; STACK, BLT Burger, Japonais, Fin, Onda, Samba and kokomo’s at The Mirage; miX, Aureole, Fleur de Lys, Shanghai Lilly, STRIPSTEAK and Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay.

Tuesday, August 31, FIRST Food and Bar, inside The Shoppes at the Palazzo is hosting the second annual Shuck & Swallow– a charity event to raise money for Three Square Food Bank, that finds Vegas’ top chefs in a battle to see who can shuck and swallow the most oysters within 10 minutes. The winner will receive a Shuck & Swallow trophy…and of course bragging rights. The pre party will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m with themed appetizers passed to guests; donations to the charity are encouraged.4:00 p.m. – Competition begins; 4:40 p.m. – winner will be announced and the trophy awarded followed by an after party from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at FIRST Food & Bar. The after party will feature drink specials with proceeds benefiting Three Square Food Bank.

The Avett Brothers bring their brotherly harmony to the Silverton Casino Lodge on Thursday, September 2 at 8 p.m.The Avett Brothers’ latest album I and Love and You is a blend of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop with a twist of punk mixed in.Doors will open fr the concert at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $35 plus additional service fees.

On Friday, September 3rd the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV welcomes back comedian Jeff Dunham. Howtime is 8:00PM. Tickets are priced at $49.50, $ 59.50, $69.50, & 89.50

Singer Lee Greenwood, best known for his inspiring patriotic ballad God Bless the USA, will headline a special Military Appreciation Show in The Club at Cannery Casino & Hotel on Saturday, September 5 at 8 p.m. 
Tickets are available now in four levels: Table $79.95, Gold $34.95, Prime $24.95 and Reserved $14.95. Discounts are available for active duty and retired members of the military who show valid identification.Special discounted tickets available for all active and retired military.

Grammy winning singer/songwriter, Melissa Etheridge will perform in concert at the Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort on September 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49, $79 and $104 plus additional service fees.

Celebrity Sightings:

Saturday, August 7

Singer Wynter Gordon performed her hit song “Dirty Talk” at Blush Boutique Nightclub. After singing a few more songs she headed over to Surrender Nightclub. Also partying at Surrender was Jill Zarin, star of Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New York City,” with old friend Carla Pellegrino, the Executive Chef of Rao's at Caesars Palace.

Top 9, hailing from Russia, went home with the gold in the inaugural Ultimate B-Boy Championship, the global break-dancing competition at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Immediately following the competition, which represented countries such as Brazil, South Korea, Japan, France and the United States, the teams made their way to the legendary nightclub Studio 54. Eager to dance and mingle with the sexy clubgoers in Studio 54, the teams were full of energy on the red carpet in anticipation of a wild night of celebration.

After briefly posing for photos with fans, the teams entered the iconic Studio 54 where they danced the night away to beats dropped by the infamous DJ Skribble. Joining the competitors at Studio 54 were the judges from the contest, along with legendary b-boy champion from the Rock Steady Crew and host of the championship, Mr. Freeze.

Sunday, August 8

Actor and funny man Steve Zahn enjoyed a performance of “X” Burlesque at Flamingo Las Vegas.

Rap artist Kid Sister hosted at TAO Beach for Beatport Beach Party Sunday. She surprised the packed crowd, performing two songs including her underground club hit “Pro Nails”.

Also at Tao Beach was Tinsley Mortimer and boyfriend Brian Mazza.

Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk and Playmate Crystal McCahill hosted a cocktail reception in The Mint High Roller Lounge on Sunday night. After the reception the party headed to the Hardwood suite where Hope & Crystal hosted a screening of their E! show “The Girls Next Door: The Bunny House”

Actress Jessica Alba planned an exciting bachelorette party over the weekend weekend in Las Vegas at The Palazzo for her friend Jacqueline. Jessica, Jacqueline and the girls stayed in a luxurious LAGO suite, had dinner at TAO & LAVO, spent time at Canyon Ranch SpaClub and celebrated poolside at AZURE Luxury Pool where Jessica surprised the bachelorette with the cutest cake.

Photo credit: IS Photography

Photo credit: IS Photography

Monday night marked the premiere of ABC’s new series Bachelor Pad and two of the reality show’s contestants marked the occasion at Hussong’s Cantina inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Juan Barbieri from The Bachelorette Season 5 and Michele Kujawa from The Bachelor Season 14 joined friends and fans to watch the show.

Bachelor Pad Contestants Juan Barbieri  Michelle Kujawa at Hussongs Las Vegas
Photo Credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

Fans stopped by Hussong’s for autographs and photos. The two quickly alienated the rest of the cast and were voted off by their housemates in the first episode, missing out of the chance to win $250,000. It seems all was not lost as romance clearly sparked from their time together. The couple was very affectionate while watching themselves on screen and even laughed as the crowd cheered as they were voted off the show.

Tuesday afternoon, August 10, Steve Schirripa, best known for playing Bobby Baccalieri in The Sopranos had lunch at Society Café Encore.

World-renowned German DJ, musician and producer of trance music, André Tanneberger, commonly known as DJ ATB, partied at Playboy Club inside Palms Casino Resort Tuesday night. He kicked off his residency during Perfecto Vegas at Rain Nightclub this past Saturday and will spin every Saturday in August.

Actor and director Dolph Lundgren, most recently featured in “The Expendables”, spotted having dinner inside Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino,

Tuesday night LA Laker champion Sasha Vujacic hosted at LAVO for the USA launch of PEAK Sports. He first dined at TAO before heading over to LAVO Nightclub to kick off the festivities.

Sasha Vujacic
Photo Credit: Tony Tran/Powers Imagery

Sasha Vujacic
Photo Credit: Tony Tran/Powers Imagery

Thursday August 12

MYA Performed 2 new songs at Haze including 'Ghetto Superstar'. She loved the venue and the back up dancers were amazing. She took plenty of pictures with the fans and on the red carpet. She performed at Bare on Saturday

MYA with dancers

MYA performing at Haze

Friday night, August 13...

An array of celebrities turned out celebrate the second anniversary of LAVO Italian Restaurant and Nightclub inside The Palazzo.

Brandi Glanville, recently divorced from Eddie Cibrian arrived with a group of gal pals. Also toasting the hot spot were Molly Sims, Rob Thomas with his wife Marisol, LMFAO and Clifton Collins Jr.

Brandi Glanville ( third from left)
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Brandi Glanville
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Molly Sims and Kim Kardashian
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Rob Thomas and wife Marisol

Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Celebs including Stephanie Pratt and Anthony Mackie hurried over to partake in the celebrations after first checking out the Lady Gaga concert. Pratt, who recently confessed to dating two guys, brought Mikey Appel to the party. Later Pratt was seen getting cozy and locking lips with Redfoo of LMFAO.

Anthony Mackie
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Stephanie Pratt
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Stephanie Pratt and Redfoo
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Kim Kardashian arrived with friend Jonathan Cheban, star of the Kardashian produced The SPIN Crowd, which premieres August 22nd on E!

Jonathan Cheban and Kim Kardashian
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

After dinner the party continued in the club with DJ Vice and DJ Eye providing the soundtrack for the night. DJ Eye’s father, famed producer Jimmy Iovine came straight from the Lady Gaga concert to hear his son spin.

The surprise of the night came after LAVO’s owners were presented with a cake commemorating the anniversary.

A slew of celebs including Kardashian and Stacy Keibler made their way to the DJ booth and Kim even got on the mic to congratulate LAVO and wish owner Noah Tepperberg a happy birthday. Also spotted in the club celebrating the anniversary were Robert Iler, David Spade and Kevin Farley. Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol partied at a VIP table on the LAVO stage until after 2 am, when he left to prep for his Saturday concert.

Kim Kardashian
Photo credit: Denise Truscello


Stacy Keibler
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Never one to miss a party, Paris Hilton showed up just after 3 am with a girlfriend to wish LAVO a happy anniversary and celebrate owner Noah Tepperberg’s birthday.

Noah Tepperberg
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Over at TAO boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was spotted in the nightclub.

HSN celebrities Molly Sims and Jennifer Flavin-Stallone joined HSN CEO Mindy Grossman in Las Vegas for the shopping networks 33rd birthday VIP party. With live appearances by a host of celebrities including Sims, Flavin-Stallone, Tori Spelling, Wolfgang Puck, Susan Lucci and many others, the weekend consists of live broadcasts and demonstrations, interactive exhibit and meet & greets.

Molly Sims
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Jennifer Flavin-Stallone
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Molly Sims, Mindy Grossman and Jennifer Flavin-Stallone
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Molly Sims was excited to unveil new pieces of her Grayce jewelry line and ex-model Jennifer Flavin-Stallone sells an exclusive skincare line only on HSN.

Celebrating his Bachelor Party at Vegas’ premier ultra lounge Tabú at MGM Grand was UFC star Jon Fitch who partied with fellow fighters Josh Koscheck, Josh Thomson and Phil Baroni until the wee hours in the morning.

Jon Fitch

Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Josh Koshcheck
Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Phil Baroni, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Josh Thomson and Gary Owen at Tabu
Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Fitch arrived to Tabú in style, sporting an entourage that included both his bachelor party and his wife’s bachelorette party. The MMA-great posed for photos on the carpet with fellow fighter Josh Koscheck.

Jon Fitch and Michelle Cao

Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Josh Thomson and Phil Baroni joined the carpet and joked around with photographers, eager to get inside and start the festivities.

Fitch stepped away from the party scene with his fiancée Michele Cao. The happy couple is set to marry on September 4, 2010.

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

Matt Goss and MYA
Photo credit: Cashman Photo

Saturday, August 14...

LAVO’s two year anniversary celebration continued as celebs soaked in the sun at TAO Beach. Brandi Glanville was with a group of model friends Stacy Keibler and Stephanie Pratt also hit TAO Beach. Pratt chilled in a cabana with Josh Henderson. Dave Annable from Brothers and Sisters and fiancé, actress Odette Yustman kicked off their joint bachelor/bachelorette party at the hot spot.

Dave Annabele and Odette Yustman
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Odette Yustman and Dave Annabele
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Saturday night capped off LAVO’s anniversary weekend and the birthday of TAO Group partner Noah Tepperberg as a large group took over the dining room for a feast under the watchful eye of TAO’s famed Buddha. Spotted toasting the celebratory weekend were Kevin Connolly, Brandi Glanville, Stephanie Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., and photographer Terry Richardson. Bob Saget dined nearby and made certain to say hello to his Entourage co-star Connolly. Dave Annable and Odette Yustman were joined by friends including Annable’s co-star Matthew Rhys in the private dining room.

Dave Annabele, Matthew Rhys and Odette Yustman
Photo credit: Denise Truscello

The biggest surprise of the night came when Lady Gaga entered the Asian Bistro. The chart topper known for her unusual outfits did not disappoint, parading through the restaurant in sky high heels and poufs of lace, with lace veils covering her face. She dined with her entourage and security.

The party continued upstairs in the nightclub as celebs and friends from around the world gathered for Tepperberg’s birthday. The soundtrack for the night was provided by DJ Vice and Ravi Drums. Joining the party in the club were Stacy Keibler, Josh Henderson and Kim Kardashian. Also spotted in the club was Antione Wright from the Sacramento Kings.

Josh Henderson (2nd from left) with Stephanie Pratt (2nd from right) and Erin Tietsort with friends at LAVOs 2 yr anniversary weekend celebration at TAO
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Sunday, August 15, LAVO’s second anniversary weekend was capped off with a wedding at TAO Beach. Giuliano Scortecci and Heather Leigh Sosaman of Southern California exchanged vows in a ceremony conducted by TAO Beach’s own Marklen Kennedy, who is ordained by the Universal Life Church. Reality television star Stephanie Pratt served as the witness and took photos with the happy couple who married in their bathing suits in front of a packed crowd.

The couple came to Vegas to get married and just happened to be at Tao Beach on Sunday when in conversation with Marklen they learned that they could actually get married at the hot spot. When asked to serve as a witness, Pratt didn’t hesitate for a second stating, “this is the greatest place on earth” while jumping up and down. “So many weddings happen in Vegas and to be a part of a ceremony in a place most known for couples committing themselves to one another, whether it be at a small chapel off the Strip or at TAO Beach during Beatport Sunday was pretty amazing,” said Pratt.

LAVO’s two year anniversary weekend wrapped up with a bang. Cali Swag District surprised the packed club with an impromptu performance of their smash hit “Teach Me How to Dougie.” The group first dined at LAVO before popping into the nightclub and jumping on stage where they entertained the crowd and wished owner Noah Tepperberg a happy birthday.

Bob Saget arrived with a group of friends.

Also spotted in the club were Kenneth Cole and Todd English.

Over at TAO, Susan Lucci dined with her husband and friends.

Mixed martial arts fighter, Urijah Faber relaxed at Palms Pool & Bungalows at Palms Casino Resort with four friends around 1:30 p.m.

Returning to N9NE Steakhouse for a second night was Victor Rasuk, actor from HBO series How To Make It In America. Rasuk came in with two friends for a quick dinner.

Also at the restaurant, was NBA player, Albert “Al” Harrington, who was accompanied by five others.

Stephanie Pratt of The Hills and Josh Henderson from Desperate Housewives were spotted dining with friends at Dos Caminos inside The Palazzo

Monday night, August 16...

Current Seattle Seahawks broadcaster and former NFL quarterback, Harold “Warren” Moon, dined at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort with five friends.

The reigning Miss Universe, Venezuelan beauty, Stefania Fernandez, attended the 7pm performance of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil after dining at Samba Brazilian Steakhouse at Mirage. Stefania is in town for the Miss Universe 2010 pageant, which airs Monday, August 23rd on NBC and will feature a performance by Viva ELVIS.

Miss Universe
Stefania Fernandez
Photo Credit: Ana Dobrijevic – Cashman PhotographyCopyright Cirque du Soleil Inc.

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez with cast of "Beatles LOVE"
Photo Credit: Ana Dobrijevic – Cashman PhotographyCopyright Cirque du Soleil Inc.

Tuesday night, August 17...

Clipse, the hip-hop duo, which includes Gene Thornton ”Malice” and Terrence Thornton “Pusha T,” performed their hit “Grinding” and other songs at Moon Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort around 1:30 a.m. The duo sat at a VIP table with four friend.

Clipse and Gene Thornton 'Malice'
Photo credit: Shane O'Neal/9 Group

Clipse and 'Pusha T'
Photo credit: Shane O'Neal/9 Group

Also at Moon Nightclub was actor and comedian, Michael Rapaport with three friends. He arrived at 11 p.m. after hanging out at the Playboy Club. Other celebrity guests included musician, Wayne Static of the industrial metal band, Static-X, with four friends.

Wayne Static with female friend

Photo credit: Shane O'Neal/9 Group

Playboy Club inside Palms Casino Resort hosted the Playboy Intimates model search. Samantha Harris, a model who currently lives in Las Vegas, was chosen the winner. She received a cash prize and will advance to the finals for a chance to be the face of the 2011 campaign.

*Photo attached, please credit Shane O’Neal/ 9 Group