Erik Kabik / Retina / erikkabik.com
Monday, June 29, 2009 | 3:09 p.m.
It was yet another smokin’ hot weekend in Las Vegas: Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Anna Kournikova, and the Pussycat Dolls heated things up across town.
All three Kardashian sisters were at Pure on Friday as they celebrated the birthday of the trio’s most junior member.
With her sisters Kim and Kourtney at her side, Khloe Kardashian blew out the candles as she turned 25 years old at the Caesars Palace nightspot.
Best-known Kardashian sister, Kim, brought along her boyfriend, New Orleans Saints running back, Reggie Bush.
The girls’ socialite brother, Robert Kardashian, also joined in, as did their mother, Kris Jenner.
“Pussycat Dolls” founder Robin Antin; actresses Khadijah and Malika Haqq; Bush’s fellow Saint, Bobby McCray; former reality TV show personality, Brittny Gastineau; and another New York-based socialite, Jonathan Cheba, also came out for the party.
Gastineau was also spotted at Tao Friday and at Lavo on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, two beauties from “The O.C.” were in Las Vegas this weekend: Ashley Hartman threw herself a bachelorette party at Tabú on Friday and Autumn Reeser took part in Saturday’s ping-pong (and post-pong) action at the HardBat Classic.
Anna Kournikova also took part in the all-star exhibition aspect of the table tennis tournament, as did Serbian-born table tennis pro Biljana “Biba” Golic; actors Antonio Sabato Jr. and Jonathan Schaech, and small-screen stars Regina King (“Southland”) Aaron Paul (“Big Love”); Justin Kirk (“Weeds”); and Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”).
Minor actor and Rooney lead singer, Sofia Coppola’s cousin, Robert Schwartzman, was also there.
Friedlander hosted the three-day-long competition, which was held in a ballroom at the Sands Expo Center.
After Saturday's games, the competitors gathered for an afterparty at the Palazzo Sportsbook Bar and Grill and, later, a handful of the VIPs, including Kournikova, kicked back some more at Lavo.
Earlier that day, Sabato Jr. and Paul sipped mojitos at Tao Beach along with “90210” actress Jessica Lowndes.
Later that night, Sabato Jr., Schaech, Reeser and her husband, director Jesse Warren, Gastineau and Schwartzman all had dinner at Lavo in advance of the party starting in the club upstairs.
Before that, however, Sabato Jr., Reeser, Schaech and Paul were all spotted the previous day in the Tao dining room. After the meal, Reeser and Paul headed up to the club, where they danced to the DJ’s Michael Jackson tribute set.
Sabato Jr., meanwhile, had his Friday night fun over at Lavo.
Former “Bachelor” star Andrew Firestone was also there that night, joined by a group of 15 college friends. British model/actress Kelly Brook and her boyfriend, Wasps rugby player Danny Cipriani were also at the popular Palazzo place-to-see-and-be-seen that evening.
Downstairs in the restaurant, meanwhile, “Real Housewives of NY” personality Bethenny Frankel, was seen enjoying some of the Kobe meatballs.
Over at the Hard Rock Hotel, meanwhile, the Gin Blossoms played poolside for a 1,500-person crowd as part of the resort’s ongoing Rogue Friday Night Live concert series.
The following day, Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 23rd birthday a little early with a Saturday afternoon pool party at Wet Republic.
While LiLo lounged poolside at MGM Grand, Howard Stern personality Artie Lange hosted his own get-together, “Artie’s Party: A Search for The Next Miss Howard TV,” at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.
After making his way through the collection of bikini-clad hopefuls and choosing the next Miss Howard TV, Lange moved his act indoors and performed his second consecutive night at The Joint.
Over at Body English, meanwhile, fighter Rampage Jackson threw down $1,000 of his UFC winnings to make it rain down on the crowd.
Afterward, Jackson challenged resident DJ and E! personality Clinton Sparks to a throw-down which saw both men take off their shirts as they playfully josteled around in front of the recently-slightly-righter crowd.
Also that night, self-proclaimed “King of Krunk,” Lil Jon, returned to host at Privé, while Wayne Brady and Shar Jackson partied at Blush.
Performing Saturday night were the Pussycat Dolls, who heated things up over at the Pearl at the Palms; Yes, who played at the Thomas & Mack Center; and Eric Clapton, who took to the stage at MGM Grand.
The following morning, Miss USA, Kristen Dalton was spotted watching the USA/Brazil soccer game at Simon while enjoying the restaurant’s popular brunch.
Later that night, actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green were among those in taking in the 7 p.m. performance of “Mystère.”
The real-life couple arrived at Treasure Island in a black limo and slipped into the theater just as the show began. Fox’s sister and a male companion joined them, and the group snacked on popcorn during the show after having a relatively light lunch earlier in the day.
The four apparently decided to skip the post-performance meet-and-greet with the cast, and instead opted to go straight for dinner.
Earlier that day, the foursome enjoyed a light meal at Dos Caminos. While everyone shared the popular Palazzo restaurant’s signature guacamole, Fox reportedly ordered some tuna ceviche and a pescado taco for herself. Green, meanwhile, was said to have had an asada taco.
Later on that night, Flo Rida’s sexy collaborator, Wynter, hosted the weekend send-off at the Bank. The rising starlet performed the track she and Flo Rida released, “Sugar,” though one-time Las Vegas resident, Sir Rida, did not return to town to join her for the show.
If these sightings weren’t enough, tonight will see yet another familiar face come to the Vegas area: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” star Tyrese will host Privé’s weekly “We Rock Hip Hop” party tonight.