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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 | 10:07 a.m.
Olympic gold medalist and E! Entertainment reality TV star Ryan Lochte celebrated New Year’s Eve by hosting at SHe by Morton’s in the Shops at Crystals on Tuesday night in Aria.
The Olympic swimming champion and heartthrob donned a gray suit jacket, a T-shirt and kicks and partied with Olympic swimming pals Cullen Jones and Ed Moses and two other friends.
Lochte was seen flirting with a VIP booth of women, where they took a round of shots to ring in 2014. Before hosting at the upstairs nightspot space, Lochte dined at SHe and enjoyed the filet mignon and lobster tail and shared a bottle of Ciroc Peach with his friends.
After dinner, the group headed upstairs to SHe’s second-level party space to pop bottles of bubbly and enjoy the beats by DJ Twisted. As midnight neared, Lochte and his buddies led the NYE countdown.
Lochte was later spotted at sister property Beacher’s Madhouse in MGM Grand. Lochte and Jones stayed in the suites at the downtown D Las Vegas casino hotel over New Year’s and ran into actor Josh Henderson (“Dallas”) near the Longbar, Nevada’s longest bar, inside the D.
Thanks to Gabe Ginsberg of Vegas Kool for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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