Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 4:56 p.m.
Tess Taylor at Jet
New York gossips are reporting that Steve Wynn’s celebrity chef Daniel Boulud is divorcing his wife (this would be the second kitchen split within a month in Las Vegas culinary circles!). Six months after putting his condo on the market, Daniel is getting divorced from wife Micky, according to Gawker.
“Court records indicate that she’s seeking an uncontested divorce, which means the couple needs to have already been legally separated for at least a year, according to New York law.” The couple has a 20-year-old daughter, Alix, who co-founded Tufts Culinary Society.
Here’s New York Social Diary on how Daniel and Micky met: Micky grew up in Lausanne, the daughter of an American father and a French mother. She met Daniel in a jazz club in Chelsea about 20 years ago. She’d gone there with friends, and he happened in after his kitchen closed (he was working at Plaza Athenee at the time). She told me that that when she first saw him in the room, she knew “that was the man I was going to marry.” This was before she met him.
*The Venetian and Palazzo welcome the return of the third annual food festival Carnival of Cuisine from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 in The Venetian Ballroom and showcases award-winning cuisine from The Venetian and Palazzo restaurants. Participating restaurants are B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Cafe Presse, Canaletto, Carnevino, CUT, Dos Caminos, Enoteca San Marco, First Food & Bar, Grand Lux Cafe, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Pinot Brasserie, Postrio, Sushi Samba, Table 10, Tao, Valentino and Zine. Sweet Surrender is a new addition to the line-up this year.
*Fashion Show Mall rolls out the Yellow Brick Road for the Be the Next Dorothy talent search competition Aug. 2 on the runway. Hopefuls must be ages 16 to 21 and able to sing and act to be cast in the musical Wizard, opening at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center in December. The contest, open to the first 400 contestants, starts with registration from 8 to 10:30 a.m., then it’s auditions starting at 11 a.m. and callbacks Aug. 3. The winner will be announced at South Street Seaport in New York City on Sep. 3.
*Rain in the Palms hosts the Down & Derby roller-skating party Thursday at 10 p.m. in conjunction with RollerCon, the annual Roller Derby Convention tomorrow through Sunday featuring seminars, parties, exhibitions and more at the Las Vegas Sports Center. Events also are at the Palms, Tropicana and Hooters Casino.
*The Rio headliners Chippendales are celebrating the release of their 2010/2011 calendar with a day of fun in the sun at Venus Pool Club at Caesars Palace on Saturday.
*Stunning Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret supermodel Marisa Miller dined at Tao in The Venetian last night with friends. She enjoyed a meal at Dos Caminos in the Palazzo today. … Kevin Jonas, on a weekend getaway with two other couples, partied with wife Danielle at The Bank in the Bellagio. Also at the Bellagio, Rajon Rondo dined at Fix. … Christopher “Drama” Pfaff of MTV’s Fantasy Factory and in town to promote his clothing line Young and Restless, partied at Gold Lounge in Aria. Also at Aria, Sean Kingston performed a three-song set Saturday night at Haze, including his hit “Fire Burning.” … Tess Taylor of E!’s Pretty Wild hosted and modeled Syrup Swimwear at Jet in The Mirage on Friday, and DJ Melo kept the party going. Thanks to Richard Corey for posting his video on YouTube.
*Hillary Fisher, a model and pastry chef from Columbia, S.C., was named The Playboy Club Miss August 2010 at The Playboy Club in the Palms on Sunday night. Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks and two buddies were spotted at Nove Italiano’s High Society. Joseph Simmons, aka Rev Run, partied at Palms Pool & Bungalows on Friday. Shawn, DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles and Nick Cannon, with eight friends, also were at the pool. Nick performed a few songs before Rev Run hit the stage. Rev Run dined at N9NE Steakhouse that night, as did Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics in a party of 10. Matthew Perry dined with four friends at Nove Italiano. Nick partied at Rain with 20 friends and manned the DJ booth for an hour.
*Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom joined Robert Kardashian Jr. at Encore Beach Club at Encore on Friday afternoon. Robert partied in a bungalow with 10 friends and was joined by his sister, then Lamar after he dined at Society Cafe. The brothers-in-law dined together at Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace while in town. … Holly’s World star Laura Croft and Miss Sweden Michaela Savic partied at Pure in Caesars Palace on Friday night and enjoyed Belvedere cocktails.
Check out the weekend celebrity recap posted yesterday morning on VDLX for more star coverage.
The world’s best dance crews attend the preliminaries for Randy Jackson’s 9th Annual Hip Hop Dance Championships at Red Rock Resort. The dancers from 35 nations move to The Orleans Arena on Sunday for the finals. The winners receive a gold medal and $20,000 cash prize. … Squeeze and English Beat are at the new Crown Theater & Nightclub in The Rio. … Russ Rivas, Larry Brown and Rob Sherwood are the trio of stand-ups at the Riviera Comedy Club through Sunday.
Holly Madison’s Peepshow and Holly’s World co-star Josh Strickland joins with star chefs Rick Moonen and Barry S. Dakake as our guest columnists.
Vegas DeLuxe Editor Don Chareunsy is assisting with Strip Scribbles while Robin Leach is on vacation through Aug. 4.
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