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Star Surveillance: Mario Lopez, Holly Madison, Betty Buckley, Deadmau5, McEnroe moons Agassi


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Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza’s “Final Fling Before the Ring” at the Bank in the Bellagio on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

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Carlos Santana and Jose Feliciano at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza: Final Fling Before the Ring

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Michael Turco and Murray Sawchuck at the Tropicana.

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Betty Buckley at "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

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Betty Buckley with cast members of "Mystere" at Treasure Island on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

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Liam McIntyre at "Mystere" in Treasure Island on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

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Holly Madison at "Zarkana" in Aria on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

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Laura Croft and Holly Madison at Meatball Spot in Town Square.


Stars galore continue to work and play on and off the Strip in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

It was a powerhouse group at separate tables in Elizabeth Blau’s new restaurant Honey Salt on Sunday night with chef hubby Kim Canteenwalla pulling kitchen duty. I was between Andre Agassi at one table, Wynn President Marilyn Winn Spiegel at another, with casino executive Bruce Himelfarb and Mirage F&B execs nearby.

Andre told me that he beat rival John McEnroe 7-5 in their tournament matchup at Mandalay Bay after Mac mooned him for warning the crowd about his salty language in defeat!

Singer and guitarist Jose Feliciano joined Carlos Santana onstage to perform a few songs at Santana’s residency show at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

Former ABC, Paramount Studios and Walt Disney Co. head honcho Michael Eisner and his wife had lunch at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina in Crystals at CityCenter.

Before partying at Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore, 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood stopped in at chef Mark LoRusso’s nearby Botero Supper Club. Rapper 50 Cent dined nearby at Society Cafe.

Original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito joined the Midtown Men (J. Robert Spencer, Michael Longoria, Christian Hoff and Daniel Reichard) before their show at Eastside Cannery.

Courtney Mazza kicked off her bachelorette weekend at dinner with friends at Fix in the Bellagio. Then actor, “Extra” host and fiance Mario Lopez joined the party at nearby Bank celebrating their final fling before the about-to-be wedding. Actor Mickey Rourke also was at Fix after a stop at Deuce Lounge in Aria. French Montana performed at Haze in Aria; rapper and actor Common recently hosted and performed there.

Funny people Kathy Griffin and Jeff Foxworthy dined at separate tables in Stack at the Mirage. She also hit Japonais for sushi on her second night.

Michael Turco, who abruptly vanished from Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood a few weeks ago, guest starred in Murray Sawchuck’s headliner show at the Tropicana.'

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. dined at chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, while Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul and his fiancee were across the way at STK.

Tony-winning Broadway star Betty Buckley mingled with the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at New York-New York. Betty also watched Cirque’s “Mystere” at Treasure Island on her last night of shows at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. My former NYC apartment neighbor and I reunited after one of her fabulous shows. She received standing ovations at all three performances.

Hunky Australian actor Liam McIntyre, Spartacus on Starz’s “Spartacus: Vengeance,” also watched “Mystere.”

Holly Madison was at Cirque’s “Zarkana” in Aria proudly showing her six-month baby bump in a tight sweater. Holly was joined by her former “Holly’s World” co-star Laura Croft at “Top Chef Seattle” cheftestant Carla Pellegrino’s new Meatball Spot in Town Square, where they enjoyed a Kitchen Sink Salad, a large Roman-style pizza with artichokes, mushrooms and extra ricotta cheese, chicken meatballs with classic sauce and pork meatballs with spicy meat sauce.

A night earlier, Holly’s former “Peepshow” co-star Josh Strickland enjoyed the Meatball Sampler, tweeting, “the best I’ve ever had.”

“Star Search” winners Sawyer Brown are still going strong 30 years later with 20 albums to their credit and performed at M Resort.

Deadmau5, who recently split from Kat Von D, was at Exotics Racing shooting a promotional video with YouTube phenom Tobuscus for EA Sports’ video game “Need for Speed: Most Wanted. He drove a Porsche 991 Carrera S.

The Cab frontman Alex de Leon did some early holiday shopping at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood.

Devon Bostick (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) celebrated his 21st birthday at Surrender Nightclub with six pals, including Jonathan Daniel Brown (“Project X”). Diplo, also celebrated a birthday, was in the DJ booth. Devon also dined at Social House in Crystals, as did Max Topplin (“Suits”).

Singer Estelle, in town for the 2012 Soul Train Awards, celebrated her win as Best International Female Artist hosting and performing at the Bank.

R&B star Lloyd freestyled with a capella and improv at 1OAK in the Mirage and partied until 3 a.m. Also there: Miss USA beauties Shanna Moakler and Miss Nevada Jade Kelsall and actresses Ashley Tisdale and Sarah Hyland.

TV icon actresses Morgan Fairchild and Joan Severance played Joan’s new environmental game TxTylz ( in LVH’s coffee shop. Joan dined at Mundo at World Design Center before meeting up with Ben Vereen backstage at Smith Center, where he performed.

Members of New Edition dined in the wine room at Strip House in Planet Hollywood, with Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell and Ralph Tresvant sharing a family-style dinner of salmon, chicken, strip steak and wedge salads.

And less than an hour after chef Sammy DeMarco’s Rattlecan opened at the Venetian, guitarist Pat Travers and MTV reality TV star Ricardo Laguna dined at the burger joint.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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