Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 | 11:08 p.m.
Academy Award nominee and poker phenom Jennifer Tilly dined at Social House in Crystals at CityCenter. In town for the “All In for Cerebral Palsy Celebrity Poker Tournament,” she also hit the shops before returning to the card tables.
Also at Social House, U.S. Men’s National Team soccer player and L.A. Galaxy forward Landon Donovan celebrating the birthday of a good friend.
Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has been a celebrity hotspot the past few days. Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by today and enjoyed a Fuente Fuente Opus X and a glass of white sangria.
On Sunday, Jennifer enjoyed a glass of champagne before picking up a Christmas gift for her poker star boyfriend Phil Laak. And comedian Ron White stopped in to purchase a box of Fuente Fuente Opus X Petit Lanceros.
Country singer Kellie Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs, dined with friends at nearby Trevi. The group shared executive chef Peter Scaturro’s calamari fritti, bruschetta, margherita pizza, chicken Caesar salad and caprese alla trevi. Kellie is in town for the 2013 American Country Awards on Tuesday at Mandalay Bay.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean took his mother to dinner at Hakkasan in MGM Grand. The mother-son duo enjoyed seared scallops with fresh mango in chili sauce, a crispy duck roll, roasted Chilean sea bass with Chinese
honey, stir-fry lobster with sweet and spicy sauce and cashew nut and
three-style mushroom before heading out to watch Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter Show” at nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena.
DJ turned movie and stage comedian Russell Peters returned to his turntable skills when he joined Lil Jon behind the decks at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore, with Nicole Richie and Nicole Murphy dancing up a storm during the high-energy set.
Actress Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls,” “Party of Five”) was in a party of 10 at Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at New York-New York. The group, which included Ali Fedotowsky of “The Bachelorlette,” mingled with the cast post-sexy show.
During the girls’ getaway weekend, Lacey and Ali also enjoyed dinner at Lavo in Palazzo with Amy Davidson and enjoyed vegetarian and gluten-free delights. Later after champagne toasts, they danced the night away at Tao in the adjoining Venetian.
Former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones was spotted at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas after the nearby 2013 NASCAR Awards honoring six-time champion Jimmie Johnson.
Caesars superstar headliner and 2013 Great Santa Run grand marshal Shania Twain and husband Frederic Thiebaud dined at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars and enjoying vegetarian dishes including the artichoke and black truffle soup with a toasted mushroom brioche and black truffle butter and chestnut all-around paired with Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon.
UFC fighter Nick Diaz posed for photographs with fans by the handcrafted ice sculptures of Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Place.
And skateboard pro Ryan Sheckler partied with Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.