Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 7 a.m.
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Singer Joe Jonas and “90210” star Jessica Lowndes dined at Lavo in the Palazzo and afterward went upstairs to the boutique nightclub, where Joe jumped into the DJ booth to introduce DJ Eric DLux. Also at Lavo, partying until the early hours of the morning, Marcedes Lewis of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jon Beason and Charles Godfrey of the Carolina Panthers.
It was a Las Vegas-style party weekend at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis with a “Girls Next Door” reunion for Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison as they hosted the Leather and Laces Party. Also in attendance: Hank Baskett, Kendra’s hubby. On the kickoff night, the three beauties dazzling fans were Las Vegas regulars Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra and Jenni “JWoww” Farley.
“Friday Night Lights” star Aimee Teegarden enjoyed big game festivities at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile with 10 gorgeous Benchwarmer girls. Aimee hosted at nearby Gallery after the game.
NASCAR star Dale Jarrett and NBA legend Charles Barkley were at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the sports commentator hit over 150 mph during the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure. Hip-hop legend Coolio visited Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub at Imperial Palace as a guest on the radio talk show “Robert & Paco” as fans arrived to meet him.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in the Venetian with Sheldon Adelson, head honcho of the Sands Corp. and a big donor to Newt’s campaign. Gingrich and his wife Calista also dined at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo while staying in town at the Venetian. “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood celebrated its 1,000th performance Monday night.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and a female friend dined at Wolfgang’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Comedy star Tim Allen had lunch at Emeril Lagasse’s Stadium bar in the Palazzo, and Emmy-winning actress Jaime Pressly and boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi dined at “Iron Chef” winner Kerry Simon’s Simon in Palms Place.
Hip-hop hero Busta Rhymes wowed the crowd at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan on Monday night with 30 minutes of old and new hits from his 20-year career. Busta and hype man Spliff Star took center stage to introduce his newest single “Why Stop Now.” His set also included “Look at Me Now,” “Break Ya Neck,” “Touch It,” “Arab Money,” “I Know What You Want” and “Pass the Courvoisier.” Busta partied until 4 a.m. and enjoyed Dom Perignon Rose. Also at Marquee: Monte Carlo headliners the Jabbawockeez, Marcus Gilbert of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lance Briggs and Julius Peppers of the Chicago Bears, Lee Evans of the Baltimore Ravens and free-agent quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Billy Duffy of the Cult watched “Motley Crue Take on Sin City” at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. And Lance Biggs, Roman Harper of the New Orleans Saints and Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers all watched the big game at the Hard Rock and then joined the after-party of the gridiron glamour girls of Lingerie Bowl IX at Vanity.
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