Monday, April 29, 2013 | 9:28 a.m.
Not a week goes by that show business stars and VIPs come to Las Vegas to work and (mostly) play in our platinum playground. Here’s the latest roundup of who we caught out and about in our restaurants and nightclubs.
Risque Rihanna partied at Marquee in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after her concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center celebrating the birthday of a friend in the club’s Boom Box Room, where they were joined by A$AP Rocky, who opened for Ri Ri, and Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg.
While in town, A$AP Rocky walked the red carpet at Tao in The Venetian, then was greeted by DJ Vice and performed his hits including “Wild for the Night” and “Problems” for partygoers.
Also at Marquee, “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey. Drew has been spotted all over town, hitting Marquee Dayclub for Dash Berlin’s set. Drew took his game show models to Tao, where he had a VIP table alongside Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrating a friend’s bachelor party. Dash dined at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris while here.
Also at Tao for A$AP Rocky, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer and Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals, plus, Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas after a late dinner at Tao. Actor Kyle Howard dined there a table away from Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine had time off from his judge and mentor duties on NBC’s “The Voice” and touring and partied at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore for DJ Diplo’s set, then returned to the casino floor to try his luck.
Haze at Aria resident DJ Pauly D checked out Major Lazer’s residency at 1OAK in The Mirage. Pauly danced atop the DJ booth, while Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire spun their wheels of steel. The former “Jersey Shore” spun at Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria while here.
Thrill-seekers received a preview at the new American Muscle Car Challenge by Richard Perry Driving Experience when celebrities went out for a day of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They included Claire Sinclair of “Pin Up” at Stratosphere and cast members of “Fantasy” (Luxor), “Raiding the Rock Vault (LVH), Chippendales (The Rio), “Absinthe” (Caesars Palace), Recycled Percussion (The Quad) and Thunder From Down Under (Excalibur).
Also there, BMX stunt cyclist Ricardo Laguna and “Top Chef Seattle” cheftestant Carla Pellegrino. They drove the Dodge Challenger SRT8392, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and CamaroZL1, pushing the extreme vehicles in a real test track environment and showed their skills to challenge performance abilities in acceleration, braking, cornering capabilities and top speed.
Lorena Peril of “Fantasy” sang the national anthem, and Claire declared, “Start your engines!” Ricardo, of course, won the acceleration module (going 0 to 60 mph) in 3.99 seconds (Camaro), while the top speed winner was Recycled Percussion at 129 mph.
Tropicana comedy headliner Roseanne Barr watched Andrew Dice Clay’s show at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel. He also went onstage with Sin City Sinners, surprising the audience by jamming on the drums.
Star chefs Bobby Flay, Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian were together front row at “Le Reve -- The Dream” in the Wynn after a photo shoot for Departures Magazine in the theater.
Comedian and actor Chris Tucker and his girlfriend dined at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace before attending the 2014 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Ben Flajnik, star of Season 16 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” enjoyed Happy Hour in Meatball Spot in Town Square, where he sampled wine pairings from his new collection Envolve Wine with chef Carla Pellegrino.
Actor Jim O’Heir (“Parks and Recreation”) stayed at Bally’s and dined at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. Actor T.J. Thynes (“Bones”) and his wife explored “Titanic: An Exhibition” at the Luxor.
MMA star Frank Mir added a tattoo while at Club Tattoo in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. MMA star Urijah Faber was at Heraea in the Palms with fellow fighters for dinner before his “The Ultimate Fighter 17” fight against Scott Jorgensen. WWE fighter C.M. Punk watched the weighs-ins while at Heraea as MMA’s Anthony Njokuani hosted a viewing party.
XS execs created a pop-up club as part of 2013 Coachella Music Festival. While his father, actor Tom Cruise, was on a whirlwind press tour to promote “Oblivion,” and mom Nicole Kidman was working on her “Anchorman 2” cameo, Connor Cruise spun at Coachella and popped into an after-party. He performs as DJ C-Squared.
Wherever the stars go, our contributing photographers will welcome them to our city -- and snap photos of their visit!
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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